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Monday, July 31, 2006

two potatoes does not a dinner make

ed. on a scale of one to ten, this post makes no sense at all. i tried to fix it, but i'd need like 4 hours and a table saw. it's that screwed up. sorry


in the vein of all things turkey being good for you, i tried to make turkey filets this weekend. i say filets for lack of a better term, these bastards were skinny. super thin slices of turkey. i say tried because i think they came out one level below shoe leather, but matt was happy enough. i guess it's a learning experience. just because it's on sale it doesn't mean you have to buy it.

i was hoping it would work out as turkey is supposed to be so good for you. and tasty. but alas i guess i'm stuck with chicken, or thicker turkies. this week is kind of food filled and i was thinking it would be great to have the leftovers (uhm, yeah, trashed). matt's birthday lands in the middle of this week so we have a whole lot of family dinners to go to. we'll be going to reel pizza (pirates of the carribean, organic pepperoni pizza) and then there's the cake and his parents are having a party at the weekend. is there some law about celebrations and food or is it a tradition so ingrained in humanity that abundance of food is to be celebrated? but then i made cinnamon rolls to start off his week of TURNING THIRTY!!! it's probably not great that the recipe is so easy and came out so well. i don't need any help talking myself into baking swirls'o'lard.

is it sabotage? nah...actually i came in under all my previous numbers at 183. and all of my calories seem to be coming under what i should have. which i find hard to believe. how can you have two ice cream cones and come in under calories? i entered it correctly, i double checked. i'm not sure what the deal is. and i'm not sure how i feel about it. if i can eat like a moron and still come in under calories and yet show no real improvement i'm going to have to go to gruel and water to see any change. and maybe i'll a lick a lemon every third day to ward off the scurvy.

so is spark whacked or is it me? or is this possible? if it's true and i really am consuming way fewer calories than i thought, uh oh. it lays to waste all my theories about all the calories i eat and if i eliminated them and yadda yadda. you can only exist on so much before your metabolism packs up and moves to vegas. the devil wears html and i'm beginning to wish i never signed up for spark. informational bastards.

9 comments:

MayQueen said...

"just because it's on sale it doesn't mean you have to buy it."

Tell that to my mother and her weird potato chip fetish. She'll buy three for one every week at the Shaws. And bring them to work for other people to consume.

Amy said...

dude, am i ever pissed at the shaws. the dread three day sale. those bastards don't start the three day sale until saturday. who doesn't their super shop on friday night? me. so who got soaked paying regular/inflated full price for two packs of english muffins last week? also me. i'm so mad, and it's so not healthy. i'm not that poor to be that upset, but i really hate them this week.

Jennifer said...

Please - what is your secret? What else do you in a day that accommodates 2 ice cream cones. There is calcium in ice cream, is why I'm asking.

Jennifer said...

sorry that's what else do you *eat* in a day.

Amy said...

i just don't get it either. i do make tiny ice cream cones though, when i do it for myself. i only put a table spoon serving in because it's the soggy cone part i really like. but there sugar cones for heavens sake. it's all in the name. i entered them both under snack two cones, 1 cup ice cream (to be careful). we had waffles for breakfast, pizza for lunch, and well salad and a potato for dinner because the turkey sucked. it was the devil's own menu and it's still under calories. something is very wrong there.

Amy said...

there when refering to they are is totally damn wrong. please insert they're and remember i'm a product of public schooling.

PastaQueen said...

Stuff like that is why I've never gotten into calorie counting. I don't see how I can accurately figure out how many calories I'm consuming. It'd be cool if there was some sort of implant that could monitor my calorie consumption and print out a number to my wristwatch. But until that happens I just can't manage it.

...jus me said...

Those turkey things really suck! I have tried them a couple times and cooked them a couple different ways and still they suck!

Amy said...

i'm glad they suck all around, and not just in my kitchen.