September 09, 2006

I Drop by Hog's Place.

"I'm trying to lose weight," I tell him.

"Yeah? What are you doing?"

"I haven't figured it out. I'm certainly not willing to exercise, or to eat any differently."

He looks at me for a moment. Finally: "well, good luck with that."

Is that insensitive, or what?

Posted by Attila Girl at September 9, 2006 06:50 PM | TrackBack

Yes. And your point?

As one who is also wanting to lose weight I have found that being sensitive does not help. I sure wish it did.

I also hate to exercise and change my diet too. However it is starting to hurt my golf game. So I too am going to be working on weight loss program. Lousy time to start with all the holidays coming up,.... but procrastination also doesn't help.

Wish us both good luck with this endevor.

Posted by: Jack at September 9, 2006 07:31 PM

Good luck to all of us. One of those things that's always harder to do than it sounds.

Posted by: k at September 9, 2006 08:30 PM

I finally stopped ignoring my gym membership and roped daughter #3 into a mutual misery pact.

We started last week with a step class... which we both left feeling really depressed (good lord, 15 minutes in and my legs felt like someone strapped 50 lb weights on each one)

But we met each lunch for four days last week... starting back on Monday.

BTW... I think the definition of menopause should also include metabolpause...


Posted by: Darleen at September 10, 2006 11:16 AM

I should just suck it up and join curves, which my mother has been trying to get me to do for a while.

I'd like to do yoga, but I can't really justify two memberships right now, and I have an urgent need for cardio . . .

I also need to re-up in the martial arts; I'm pretty miserable without jujitsu, if you want to know the truth.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 10, 2006 03:37 PM

Margaret Cho hit the nail on the head when she said that the "fuck it" diet (eat whatever you want and then say "fuck it') works best when complemented by the "fuck that shit" exercise program. Unfortunately, I'm an expert at both.

Posted by: Prof. Purkinje at September 10, 2006 04:44 PM

I remember when you said you'd always imagined vegetarians had healthier diets than most people--right up to the moment that JAT invented, as you put it, "the 90% fudge diet."

Mine is 90% gin. If I cut out the tonic water, I'd weigh 100 pounds or so.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 10, 2006 06:27 PM

New taste diet;

Put it in your mouth.

Taste it.

If it tastes good;

Spit it out, it's bad for you!

Posted by: Jack at September 10, 2006 07:44 PM

"Gin" chic?

Don't tell the fashion industry.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at September 11, 2006 05:43 PM

I have the opposite problem. I'm trying to gain weight. It's not as easy as it can sound....

I'm the hungry monster, sigh. Constantly hunting for food, on a kitchen raid, begging my hubby to get me some food (or I'll eat him alive :-)

After a while, you get tired of the hunt. It's all the same. You've seen so many dishes - they all look and taste almost the same.

You want that very special one, that fit YOUR taste perfectly, but where to find it? Does it even exist in real life?

You'll never know when you will find your soul meat ;-)

Posted by: Lifecruiser at September 12, 2006 09:29 AM

Double entendres aside, I'm having trouble seeing any consistency among: Greek orzo, Thai beef salad, and peach pie.

I do understand that sometimes a few bites are enough before one gets bored.

Once you hit 42 or so, however, this will cease to be a dietary Saving Grace. Portion control becomes a lot less effective at that point. That's when you want to start eating your husband alive--and vice versa.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 12, 2006 12:46 PM

And what's so wrong with that? Wouldn't the opposite be some sort of sick necrophilia?

Posted by: Desert Cat at September 12, 2006 09:40 PM

Yup! Not just necrophilia, which is bad enough. But the sick kind!

"Honey, you can have all the oral you want. After I'm dead."

(I wonder if LifeCruiser is beginning to regret stopping by.)

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