Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today's Choice is Brought to you by Steak

And by #Facebook4Fatties telling me after my large lunch that it was time for a 30-minute 1.5 mile haul from my place to Gate 8.

And if you think I wasn't motivated to have more than a carrot and two radishes...look what I ended up with on today's losing weight journey...

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I joined #Facebook4Fatties.

This is not about getting skinny. It's about getting healthy.

I will still do THIS (10 Cuisines in One Day).

Because I now do #Facebook4Fatties and THIS (RunKeeper.com).

And because I'll add in more of this.

Well, if he had 'fast-walked' all across Greenbaugh, Alabama and the rest of the country.

And I'll likely have smaller portions of this.

But I'm too early by far for any mid-life crisis. And this isn't even a crisis.

It's a realization that if I'm working smarter not harder at the choices I have and the choices I make, I can have my cake, eat it, go for walk, and lose weight...

Case in point. My two breakfasts this weekend were as follows.

And they were GOOD.

And don't think the choices all suck. I chose to get up and do the walk this morning that allowed me to have a couple pork sausage link AND some turkey bacon. And I could've had pork bacon too. But I didn't. Maybe I will tomorrow. Who knows?

Both those breakfasts (including a skinny latte this morning) were fewer calories than the walking I'd done before them. So I'm ahead for the day. Full meal eaten and enjoyed.

I was giddy last night because I had a plate FULL of sweet potatoes. And they were SWEET, and buttery...w/o any butter...yeah, I said it. I put the butter away. Because I wanted another 1/2 cup of sweet potato more than I wanted 1/2 cup less potato and a pat of butter. Just a quick choice. Could've made the other one. Don't feel too bad for me, I had some apple juice braised pork loin chop on the plate too...

I mean, I still bought two containers of ice cream. Of course I did, how could I reach for the pint of Ben & Jerry's Mint Chocolate Cookie, see the Alden's Blackberry, and NOT grab it too? And I'll eat it too...

But I get my milk, eggs, butter, bacon, and yoghurt from a farm out in Frederick now. So the calories are more from food and less from labs. (I like traditional extension not modern experimentation. And I know that sometimes the former is still subsumed under the weight --and funding--of the latter. What? You didn't expect me to get all land-grant on you?)

And I get up and meet KayzerSoze at 7:30 on weekends on the trail for a walk. And we fill just over an hour talking about everything from our #Facebook4Fatties check-ins to the amazing massive meals we'll have in Marrakesh next year...

Shoot. He makes me custom suits. This man has a vested interest in me getting smaller. And I'm still happy to do it!!!

And yes, occaisionally I'll cut myself off of another Manhattan because while they are delicious, they are also the same value as a steak dinner. And I like steak dinners more.

Two weeks in (and about twice the weight lost as I set in my goal pace), I'm learning that half egg and half egg-white is not as much of a loss as two Manhattans and no dinner, or as no walking and also no soup with my diner dinner.  I want one Manhattan and dinner. I also want a fast morning walk with a buddy AND chicken noodle soup before my corned beef hash w/ poached eggs.

And now...I'm off to be lazy on the couch until I get up and make myself lunch. And then back to the couch and maybe stretching to do a load of laundry today until it's dinner time. And I'll still be ahead of the game today. Suckers. ;)