Friday, May 14, 2010

my big, fat ass

My boyfriend and I embarked on this new fitness journey a couple weeks ago, called 'Couch to 5K'. (You can google it, but I'm too lazy to post the link...see? This is part of the problem). Since we both love sitting on the couch so much, and we both enjoy an evening cocktail or several, while sitting on said couch, we both noticed that we were starting to develop extra fleshy rings around our midsections and decided to do something about it. Yay, us.

In addition to beginning this descent into the burning hellfires of making our bodies move quickly and often, a process which slowly unfolds over an 8 week period during which you are supposedly going to ease into being able to run an entire 5k without difficulty, I decided to explore the world of raw foods too. I have only had one glass of wine in the last week or so, and have instead been drinking decaf chai tea in the evenings while curling up to The Office and True Blood on the DVR.

I started making zucchini 'spaghetti' and raw pestos and healthful sauces and nut 'cheeses' and stepping up my salad intake big time, in the hopes of jump starting my health. It's been fun experimenting with new recipes and reading about the benefits of going raw, or mostly raw (there are certain things I won't give up, like coffee. And vodka, sometimes).

So Jeremy weighed himself a couple days ago and he's lost a whopping 5 pounds. This after continuing to drink beer and eat whatever he wants for two weeks. I, however, gained a pound. What gives????? Anyone? ANYONE???

PS I hate you, universe.

6 comments:

Chris said...

I've been on and off of this for the past year. I would highly recommend podcast intervals (http://www.djsteveboy.com/intervals.html) as something to listen to when you're running, because rather than watching a stopwatch, it just gives you an aural cue for when to speed up or slow down and the pace is very moderate. The music is not my cup of tea, but then again neither is dragging my fat ass up and down NC's greenways.

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Truth be told? The universe hates us a back and is a BASTARD. :) Awww I'm sorry though, it could be lots of stuff, calories in all of that healthy food or maybe you just gained muscle or water weight or god knows what. A food journal always helps me and tracking calories. It's tedious but pays off :) Good luck :)

冠琴 said...

唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們...............................................................

Krissyface said...

thanx, guys... Chris, will try the pod cast. Why not? And I just got a visit from...Aunt Ruby, which may explain the weight retention...TMI?

Krissyface said...

Gringa, if I kept a journal of everything I ate, I'd probably use it all up in a week, and then be very pissed off.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Yeah, it's so not fair. Whenever I want to lose a few pounds quickly I go back to my Guinness and ice cream diet. I believe that if you eat only what brings you joy, the universe rewards you with weight loss.