Don’t get me wrong, I certainly enjoyed all of the drinking and celebrating I did this weekend, but my drinking left me nothing short of useless to do anything else. I had aspirations of being rather productive, which I guess I was if you can measure the productivity in drinking too much beer, eating too much food, getting depressed because pants are not fitting, and sleeping like a champion.
I’m giving up for the time being; I cannot continue on the 5/7ths vegetarian lifestyle. I’m unhappy and on two out of the past three days I ate meat when I was not supposed to, even if on one occasion it was only one (wafer thin) slice of venison sausage.
Worse than that, not only am I not losing weight, I’m gaining weight. I blame this phenomena on my lack of exercise, but if that is the reason that I’m not losing weight then my meat restriction is uncalled for.
On the positive side of the ledger I’ve learned about myself and I’ve learned about a lot of food that I’ve ignored.
ITP Flickr Pic
We had many Santas on the pub crawl Saturday but only one Papa
I can’t blame the child for crying as we’d been drinking crap beer all afternoon and probably smelled like ashtrays thanks to all of the cigarette smoke in the bars.
Bonus ITP Flickr Pic
On Sunday I attended the annual cookie swap done by my Sunday Morning Runners Group. As in past years I failed to actually run, but unlike the indiscretion of last year when I brought store-bought cookies, I produce these
These are molasses spice cookies that I baked up prior to going out for the pub crawl on Saturday. When I ate a test cookie on Saturday morning I was rather pleased with myself. Unfortunately for my tastebuds the cookies hardened up overnight to the point that made a cup of liquid in which to dunk them necessary — at least for me.
Perhaps The Best Decision I Made On Sunday
The cookie swap was held at a friend’s house in Grant Park. Figuring that I wasn’t going to get a run in I mapped a two-mile path, which was pretty much a straight line, and walked. Yes, I walked. When I was a child people used to walk a lot. I’ve used the sketchiness of the neighborhood as an excuse not to walk all too often, albeit somewhat justifiably so. I’m hoping that I choose to walk to more places often, it certainly won’t hurt my waistline.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to the “Sound Opinions” podcast
Website Of The Day – I’m not sure I can commit to Flaab, but it seems like an interesting concept.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Sunday: walking, 4 miles
Foot Mileage – 8 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 15 (15)
Vegetarian Days – 9
Carnivorous Days – 5
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than two pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 50 miles
4) Completely read no fewer than one book
5) Write at least one program using Ruby on Rails