I Just Got Back From The Gym!

Yes, congratulate me on dragging my butt to the local workout palace. Lucky me, I got there just before the swarms of good looking 20 somethings arrived and took over all the machines. I managed to put in 7 miles on the stationery bike before exhaustion took over.

Last night I had a couple of glasses of wine, one with dinner, one with TV. At 300 calories a glass, that’s 600 calories of emptiness… This morning it took me 40 minutes of fast walking and biking to take off 250 calories—not even one glass of wine! I am not a happy camper. How is it our bodies rebel like this? They love the sweetness of sugar, the crispy bacon, the melting chocolate, and hate the taste of sweat as it beads on upper lips and runs down foreheads. Yucko. It’s a cruel cruel rebellion. What am I to do? What are YOU to do? Your body is probably bulging in all the “right” places just as mine is. The whole population is bulging.

A friend of mine just sent me a shocking email with photos from shoppers at WalMart. It’s enough to make you, well, gag! I include two of the pics here… You figure it out.

Here’s another…. how can these people go out in public looking like this? Do they not have mirrors at home?

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Salander
Salander
11 years ago

Makes me want to stay away from Wal-Mart (as if we didn’t have enough reasons already)!!!
300 calories per glass, huh…that is depressing..but I am very impressed w/ your 7 miles!

oldcontidude
oldcontidude
11 years ago

LOL. In the bottom picture It looks like the person could be going in either direction. What kind of bike at the gym? The better-half and I joined a local gym. They have these bikes with video screens that simulate various different bike rides at all different levels and lengths. In three weeks I’ve burned 4498 calories in 111 miles. I only have lost 3 lbs. I know what you mean about the calories. Frequently finding myself asking the question: do I really want to work out at the gym for an extra 20-30 minutes if I eat this (fill in the blank), at BJ’s of course during the free sample times. I told one of the young people who works at the gym that in three weeks I’ve lost 3 lbs. I think if I took a couple of dulcolax and a couple beers (90 calorie Michelob ultra) that I could loose 5 lbs within 5 hours. LOL ! Yeah, I know – I must be full of it. Anyway I find that the tredle machines do burn twice the calories in the same time as a standard treadmill.
One of the guys I work with just joined a gym as well. He said that “he swarms of good looking 20 somethings” are his motivation for going. My motivation is that, and you know this already, that I’m so “austere” I don’t want to spend $$ on the next size up pants.

We must trade gym stories.

I hope that by 7-4-10 we’ll have this behind us. Then we can pig out for one day and work on loosing the weight for another few months until the holiday season ’10.

I’d advise to give up the wine and Johnny Walker and substitute the 90 calorie per bottle of Michelob Ultra – Only 180 calories for 2 bottles.

Gavi
Gavi
11 years ago

My dear Ms Deering. Perhaps your upset with regard to extra pounds put on from indulging in life’s pleasures has got you down. Despite your whining, we have to avoid making invidious comparisons concerning others’ appearances. Keep in mind the reality that none of us is perfect. Unfortunately we ALL have mirrors. Let’s reflect good thoughts toward human kind.
Gavi

Daffyhill
Daffyhill
11 years ago

Oh my. The comments were really interesting. I was just checking e mail before I made my supper. I was so looking forward to a Saturday night BLT. Now I’m thinking of cooking up some dull chicken and putting it in a salad. Ho hum. I dusted off my wine bottles today. I bought them for their colors and labels. They may never get drunk because it would ruin the symmetry on the rack. Now you can say you’ve heard it all (:

cd
cd
11 years ago

Dearest Gavi! I’ve missed you. When the original ChapmanDeering site crashed and burned late last year, many of the old followers were wiped off the subscription list… so glad to see you back with such wise words. 🙂

I promise to only think good thoughts towards all fat people…skinny too. OOOOOOOhhhhhhmmmmmmm.

oldcontidude
oldcontidude
11 years ago

Check out these site regarding alcoholic content. You CAN enjoy that wine.

http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeStudents/calculator/alcoholcalc.aspx

Drinking alcohol does not contribute to weight gain, according to scientific medical research. Alcohol contains calories, but drinking alcohol doesn’t lead to weight gain, according to extensive medical research, and many studies report a small reduction in weight for women who drink.

http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/AlcoholCaloriesAndWeight.html

Cousin K.
Cousin K.
11 years ago

How about we focus on good health and if we lose weight and inches, all the better! It’s all about mental karma, CD… oooohhhhmmmm…. I have taken to reading books on the treadmill and love it, makes the time go by much faster! Another ‘psychological trick’ is to allow yourself ONE cheat day a week… cheat to eat and drink… and the other 6, just remember our BET: first one to lose 10% of body weight wins BIG!

To OldContidude: you may have lost only 3 lbs but you likely have lost much more than that in inches (remember: muscle weighs more than fat!)

Daffy: I’m happy to take the wine off your hands and return the bottles!

As for the Wal-Mart shoppers, unfortunately, inexpensive food is by far the least healthy one can consume (ever look at the ingredients in most bread products: #2 ingredient is HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP… blame the ‘farm bill’ which subsidizes corn for ADM that is then produced into high fructose corn syrup and added to almost anything that is prepared…our legislators have been part of this amazing conspiracy of the fattening of America and yet they can’t seem to get a health care bill passed to save their lives…oops, there goes the politics again! Sooorrryyy!

oldcontidude
oldcontidude
11 years ago

Nope ! Just three pounds and inches are the same. Check your investments – there’s bound to be ADM in there somewhere . . . and Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Coke . . . which owe some of their profits to ADM for that high fructose corn syrup., etc. Can you say Karo syrup ? The betetr-half loves pecan pie and that it the “glue” that holds it together.

Daffyhill
Daffyhill
11 years ago

You don’t gain weight from drinking wine? You’ve opened Pandora’s box there Contidude!