Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Back on Track



Alright. Enough's enough.

I've been feeling pretty sorry for myself and have been indulging in junk food, beer, pop, whatever the hell I feel like, for the past month. Who needs baked chicken with spinich for dinner, for example, when I'm miserable and life sucks and there is a delicious frozen pizza in my freezer? Also can't eat meat on Fridays for Lent so I'd better just have some comfort food like mac and cheese. With beer.

Jesus would want me to have beer, right? It's not like it's chocolate.

OK, the beer was actually the 64 calorie kind, and I never had more than two a week, but, still. That's more alcohol than I normally consume. It's a slippery slope. One week it's two beers, the next you're a six-pack-a-day gal, and that's just not classy.

And my exercise bike and DVDs have started to collect dust.

Soooo, tomorrow morning it's back on the wagon. Fruits, veggies, water, chicken. And daily workouts.

It sucks to get started up again but I think I'll feel better. I just feel bloated and icky right now.

22 comments:

jennicki said...

...but for now I need to get some sleep!

Lou said...

Wow, that's really knocking yourself back into shape. Good on ya girl.

BTW, two beers a week does not a alcoholic make so I wouldn't start worrying yet if I was you.

LERMONTOV said...

Geez, even a sixer a day isn't an alcoholic. I think you should look at upping your alcohol consumption and possibly turn to drugs in these difficult times. Consider it the dietitian's 'counter cyclical' spending.

Worst case scenario is that you'll feel great!

Domestic Daze said...

Remember not to go all out right away, or you will come out of it feeling like you have been run over by a truck. Get back into it for sure, but don't over do it.

abefrellman said...

Aren't you a good catholic girl not eating meat on Fridays in Lent? Good for you.

bard said...

You rock.

That is all.

Steve said...

Tomorrow night, I will raise my glass of beer, while dining on red meat, to the Protestant Reformation and its warriors Martin Luther and John Calvin, for delivering me from such absurdities as giving up meat one day a week (for the purposes of this political statement, just ignore the fact that John Calvin was very much against alcohol).

And 64 calorie beer isn't technically "beer," so have as many as you want. Guinness has fewer carbs than Budweiser. Think about it.

TheLubeFaerie said...

I will feel so much better when I can get outside and work on the yard and start walking again.

yackydoodle said...

I assume you're talking about MGD 64 and they make it low calorie by having less alcohol.....you ain't got nothin' to worry about.

jennicki said...

Lou: Thank you!

Lerm: Here's a toast to my new nutritionist!

Domestic Daze: Good advice! I will do that...think I'm going to ease back into it this morning with my exercise bike instead of my "boot camp workout" DVD.

abe: Haha I also started going back to Mass regularly and on Ash Wednesday!

bard: Why thank you, good sir! Likewise.

Steve: Haha, yes laugh it up, but I bet you miss that crushing guilt that follows around every Roman Catholic. It's just another one of the perks of being Catholic, like 45 minute services and sexy schoolgirl outfits.

TheLubeFaerie: Me too!

yackydoodle: I am talking about MGD 64 and I had no idea it had less alcohol. I am even more ashamed to admit now that two of those beers get me pretty tipsy.

Steve said...

The problem with sexy schoolgirl outfits at Catholic schools is that they're always worn by schoolgirls. If only grown women would wear them more often!

And yet another bonus of being Presbyterian....we don't wear crucifixes with Jesus on the cross. Our crosses don't have bodies nailed to them. Protestants are all about marketing and window dressing. Not only is there less guilt, but there's less cleanup if a miracle happens and the wooden Jesus starts bleeding (try getting Miracle Blood out of carpet with Oxy Clean....trust me, it ain't happening).

And our services are only an hour. I would never join one of those churches that has a lunch break DURING the service.

becomingkate said...

I am eating far too much salty, high fat crap as well.
Good luck! I bet you'll do great.

Chez said...

So I guess I won't be making bacon cheese fries for you again, huh?

Knifeboy said...

Two beers is nothing. Don't beat yourself up over that. Good luck getting back into the exercise routine. I know it's not easy once you let up.

Bacon cheese fries? Sounds awesome!

YsambartCourtin said...

Smart, funny and Catholic - woohoo, even Dad would approve :)

Chiaroscuro said...

Kind of funny how when things go down emotionally we tend to want to do other destructive things (eat poorly, stop exercising, not go out and socialize, etc.). That is the worst we can do! Humans are so silly.

Birmo said...

Get out there and kill like a champion.

Greg said...

great pic and plan!

KB in NYC said...

I know what you mean. About a slippery slope that is. Good Luck with the New You.

hughesy said...

I warned you about the pringles! Bugger it, go stupid, you only get this depressed maybe a half a dozen times in your life. Just consider the increase in drugs like fat, sugar and beer to be the same as the 'beneficial' prescription kind peddled by glaxo. The dosage should be relative to the disease.

Chaz said...

Jenn you know it's going to hurt don't you? going cold turkey is never good but I'm just a bit embaressed that you, as a friend of mine could admit to drinking low cal beer? the shame! the shame!

Breath-e said...

Lovely yoga position. I should maybe take up yoga again...yoga and beer. Thanks for the inspiration. I needed that. I'm feeling better already.