Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Do I Smell Jelly Beans?
I have so far managed to keep off all the weight I lost - I've weighed between 135 and 140 for about 4 months now. That's not a bad weight for me actually, I would like to weight 112 but as I'm about 5'7" I know that's unrealistic. A friend of mine once told me we weigh ourselves when we're 17 and spend the rest of our lives thinking that's our "ideal" weight, spending disappointing years trying to get back there. But in reality at that age you're not done growing are you? So this weight is middle of the road, I do have to work at it a bit, but it's not impossible. HOWEVER my favoritie food holiday is looming on the horizon which would be Easter. And YES I know I don't believe in the christian god but I do believe in Easter Baskets. My record one year was 5 pounds of jelly beans in under 2 weeks and that's not including the chocolate bunnies, the coconut cream eggs or the acres upon acres of Peeps I consumed when I thought no one was watching. CVS has become an exercise in restraint as I walk by the aisles of little Peep bunnies with thier tiny chocolate eyes trained on me. I picked up an eight ounce bag of jelly beans yesterday and for the first time in my life - looked at the calories per serving. The good news is it's only 100 calories - the bad news is there were NINE servings per bag. That would be almost a thousand calories per bag so if I eat nothing but two bags of jelly beans per day that would be ok. Hmm. There might be something wrong with that kind of thinking as it doesn't include Peeps. So there is a plan B which is I drastically cut my caloric intake now, up my exercise schedule thereby creating a buffer weight so I can eat like a loon at the appropriate time. We will see. In other news Pearl is in heat and I was informed the other day in the comments that this will go on for at least a few more weeks. I guess there's nothing I can do about it but continue deflecting the Trick or Treaters and keeping Miss Thing on a leash.