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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Luxuries are no longer luxuries....

What's up with all the AIG nonsense, I am just floored by it all. Don't these people have a grasp on reality or what? Anyway, everyone is blogging or twittering or whatever about all that and nothing I have to say will make any difference so I'm going to leave it well alone. I just wanted to mention it in order to demonstrate that I do keep up with what's going on outside my own four walls, unlike the AIG execs, obviously.



OK so this is the topic of the day, TEAM LEAN. It's an effort by the local YMCA here in Thomasville to skinnify some of us fatties that love food more than exercise. You can have a team of either four or five people and the goal is to lose the biggest percentage of weight over the contest which runs for ten excruciating weeks. Steve and I are on the same team with a couple of our neighbors; we suck!!! That is, Steve and I suck, our friends are actually doing so much better than we ever will. Particularly Jill who is little to start with, she's lost more than any of us. More than Steve and I put together!! How embarrassing. She has determination and will-power, two qualities severely lacking in our lazy ass household. I always talk a good game but actually skipping the breakfast burrito (410 cals) for the whole wheat bagel (120 cals), it's hard.


Steve doesn't even talk a good game, he hasn't been to the Y to work out but maybe once in the entire ten weeks, this is the last week. He doesn't research any of the food from the restaurants he visits on the daily basis for lunch. If it's a wrap he thinks it's healthy, not always the case young man!!!! So here we are in the home stretch with not a lot to show for our half hearted efforts although we are the very people who need to lose the lbs and get fit. I am forty for crying out loud!!!! He's not far behind either. So this week it's on baby, better late than never. No wine, no sweets, no mayo, no sausage and lots of good healthy exercise. I started this morning with a two mile trot on the treadmill.... unfortunately Mr. Healthy was in front of me and I had to watch his lean self running while the pounds were literally jumping off his body, I swear I could actually see them!!!!! They had little glib faces that were laughing at me, they were circling like wolves and two managed to hop on before I got to the weighing in room! Woe is me.
So watch this space for updates on my healthy lifestyle, I am making a promise to myself and if I cheat I will declare it publicly on this site. If I don't I will also publicly announce it to the world, well the little bit of the world who are watching this space. I went to the Chinese buffet at lunch and did a pretty good job of choosing healthy items such as vegetables, sea food and egg drop soup. I was also happy to see one of my team members also skulking there where she thought no one would see her!!! A ha... we're not all perfect after all. Food is a luxury people, be glad you can still choose what you eat!!!!!! If AIG has their way we'll all be eating rice and beans, not a bad thing, it's healthy and with the right beans it's pretty tasty. Bon Appetit.


4 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love reading your blogs. It drives me bananas to exercise and eat right and feel no different! You cracked me up when you said that Mr. Healthy's pounds jumped on you! Good visual! :-)

Hilliary Hutchison said...

Great Post. I do believe that I have seen the man on the treadmill with the pounds jumping off. His pounds just attached themselves to my theighs thanks to the brownie I just ate.

Ali McGillicutty said...

Thank you darlings for your comments... the Mr Healthy I am talking about is known to both of you. Can you guess???????? When are you going to sign into google and become a follower??? listen to me, I think I'm an icon or something!!! LOL.

Lindsay said...

Yes! Chad Parkerson. That's who I thought it was as soon as I first read it.