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*Waits for the chocolate to kick in*
Earlier this morning, in Summer's head: Okay, I've said this before, and sure, I'll likely say it again, but I really want to start eating better. I've felt like shit physically of late, and that's at least in part due to the way I've been eating all that sugar and fast-food crap. So, though I won't be giving this up, for that is foolish, I will attempt to cut down to a reasonable level.

About five minutes ago:

Woman who comes in with a basket full of candy bars (this is a regular occurence here): Would you like some chocolate?

Me: Would I? *Grabs one* Thanks, you're a life saver!
Me's head during this whole process: Give me the fucking chocolate before I tear someone's head off!

It's official. My job is making me fat.

Current Mood: frustrated violent

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nekoneko From: nekoneko Date: April 10th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is the candy bar in breakable squares like Hershey's? I would just break off one or two squares at a time, then the next day, you can say, "Thanks anyway, but I still have some left from yesterday." Wow. That was the biggest rhyming run-on sentence EVER! I rock. (Of course, I say all this while chowing on Girl Scout cookies. They were being sold at a table at my school today. There were about six Scouts and a troup leader and they kept simultaneously singing, "Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?" It was insanely cute. Anyone who could say no to that is either diabetic or extremely evil. I bought three boxes. One for me, one for Rob, and one for Rob's mom.)
ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 11th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was M&Ms. M&Ms that I scarfed down in one sitting. (I can't do that portion control thing. If it's there, I eat it. End of story.)

On the plus side, she wanted me to take two and I told her the one sugary goodness was enough. So, semi victory there!

Also: Mmmmm, girl scout cookies. Though, gotta say, the kids singing a little ditty would actually make me NOT buy from them, but go somewhere else where I could get cookies that didn't require pretending like I found little kids adorable. (Yes, I'm extremely evil.)
delfina From: delfina Date: April 10th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was warned about my job making me fat almost as soon as I started. We always have catering and treats people bring in... I've gained like 15 pounds since starting here, I think.

However, and I am very proud of myself for this, I signed up for a gym and I am going to actively work on getting in shape! Tonight is a kick-boxing class!
ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 11th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Kick-boxing yay! I would love to be able to do kick-boxing, but I have really bad knees, so I can't kick the crap out of things without it hurting me more than the bag!

I do have a gym membership, but sadly, it's been collecting dust. My man refers to this phenomenon as a 'fat tax'. ^_~
delfina From: delfina Date: April 11th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
It ended up not really being a kick-boxing class, it's called "Turbo Kick-boxing" and is kind of a dance class - you kick the air, not bags. So it's got no impact stress, other than your feet hitting the floor while you bounce around. There are kicks and punches, but they're mainly incorporated into the routine. The last twenty minutes is kind of a cooldown period with a mat.

Tonight is the "aquando" class, which combines the pool and tae kwon do, but unfortunately I will be missing it due to work. Ugh. I so wish I got comp time for this crap. Not sure if the Chicago bribe makes up for working overtime without pay - stupid salary.

I should also note that I hurt lots now.
malakim From: malakim Date: April 10th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
My diet plan (took me from 260 to 190):

Don't change what you eat at all.
Eat more "meals", but fewer stuff at each "meal".
Drink much green tea.

For example, I bought a candy bar for the March of Dimes last week. Milk chocolate & caramel, four sections to the bar. Today I ate a section. One bar usually lasts me a week. ^_^

And once you start eating smaller meals, you'll find that you just can't eat a whole lot at one sitting any more. Unless I'm just starving, I can't even eat one bag of microwave popcorn by myself any more. ^_^;
ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 11th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I do eat like that. I usually eat about three small meals and two snacks or so throughout the day. That's never been a problem.

What my main issue is that A) I don't work well with portion control when it comes to sweets and B) My emotions take control of my eating habits. If I have an absolutely awful day, the first thing that comes to mind is, "I've had an awful day. I need [enter bad thing here]!"

As for the green tea. Bleeeeeeeh. How you can drink that stuff is beyond me.
delfina From: delfina Date: April 11th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't like green tea much either, but while we were in China we experienced real green tea - kind of the fast food of green teas. They sold it in bottled form and it was sweetened with honey. And served it cold.

So I brew my own at home and drink it cold, sweetened with my own mix of honey and/or raw sugar. Much better. And I don't normally like drinking iced tea at all... I should note that I still don't drink it all that often, Lee likes it a lot more than I do.
malakim From: malakim Date: April 11th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I second this. I much prefer my green tea cold and/or iced, and honey makes a nice sweetener.

Also nice on occasion is to buy a bottle of the flavored syrups they use for coffee drinks. Raspberry green tea is very tasty. ^_^
malakim From: malakim Date: April 11th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess I have an advantage in that I don't have a big sweet tooth. ^_^;

As for the green tea...I didn't really like it at first, so it might be a developed taste. Also I don't usually drink just straight green tea, but buy the teas that are like 'green tea with orange blossom' or such. Usually in tins from my local coffee shop, but occasionally just from the coffee/tea aisle at the grocery store. I'll admit that it took me a while to develop a taste for it, and I have a friend that can't drink it without getting stomach cramps.

Also, I know there are pills you can buy that basically just have all the good green tea stuff in pill form. Or personally I buy the One A Day WeightSmart multivitamins, since lately I don't drink the green tea each and every day (although I need to get more since all mine burned up :P). It has green tea extract in it as well.
From: pirateday Date: April 11th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)

You're not

You are not fat.

My opinion is the only one that matters here. Period.

If you want to slim down I will help however I can, let me know.

gailadora From: gailadora Date: April 11th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're not

I agree with Pirateday. Your not fat.

But if you want to go to the gym more, so we can have chisled bodies, let me know.

ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 11th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're not

Chiseled bodies, huh? *Snicker* Well, I'd love to find time to go to the gym with you.. I'm just rather at a loss of to when we'd find time to go.

I mean seriously, it seems hard enough to find a couple hours to play WoW with you! ^_~
ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 11th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're not

*Snuggle* You, I keep.
From: pirateday Date: April 11th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're not

It has become obvious that I win this thread.
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