1. I love visiting my parents. It’s the one time each year when I can really take a break. My mom does all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. (Yes, I know I’m super lucky.) But, I find that I take a little too much of a break. I lounge with a book. I lounge with my computer. I don’t tend to run as much (and my achilles is holding me back too.) Their house is a ranch style, so I don’t have to run up and down the stairs a million and one times a day… I haven’t really gained weight, but I’m feeling heavy and out of shape.
2. Most of this week I’ve been eating REALLY well. Every meal has involved at least three vegetables and some meals I eat so many vegetables I don’t even get around to eating any meat or starches. Seriously. One night I had cucumber salad, Ukrainian coleslaw (which is nothing like the creamy stuff we eat here), tomato and feta salad, and corn on the cob. Yesterday? I ate a cream puff the size of my head and had two beers. Not exactly a healthy eating day.
3. Speaking of not healthy eating, we went to the State Fair. Now, I’m a big believer in “everything in moderation”, but seriously? Deep Fried Butter. WTH? (I’m still kicking myself for not taking a picture.) Aren’t deep fried oreos and turkey legs the size of my calf enough over the top? And we wonder why America has an obesity problem. The sad part was that most of the people we saw eating that kind of stuff didn’t look like it was a once a year kind of indulgence. Even sadder were the obese kids with them.
It’s time for me to get my act together and get really running and training again or pretty soon this blog will need to become a weight loss blog.
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13 thoughts on “TTT: fat, fatter, fattest”
Deep fried butter? oh my!I just got back from camping with my parents. Talk about feeling like a little kid again – they do everything for me! I guess we'll always be their babies 😀
I can't imagine how gross deep fried butter is. That does not fall into the moderation category. Barf.
Enjoy the down time – you deserve it! And I'm sure your Mom loves looking after you. :)They had deep fried butter at the exhibition here last summer. How is that remotely appetizing to ANYONE??
deep fried butter? gross!!
We went to the local fair last year and some of the food options were disgusting. I noticed the same thing about the people who were eating the stuff.Enjoy your break!
deep fried butter! i eat it every day for lunch! I kid, I kid.
I'm just glad I run a lot because I'm not the best eater at all. Visiting parents makes this worse for me as well.
when i travel to KC for work, i stay with my parents and while I still have to take care of my own food if I want anything that looks like a vegetable…I feel totally taken care of and it relaxes me for sure
Loved the tweet on DFB. Seriously. Hope. The. Medical. Staff. Is. Outside. That. Station. 24/7.
I want to come and stay with your mom!I am curiously intrigued by the deep fried butter…As far as indulgences go, I abide by the Sesame Street policy of "everyday foods vs sometimes foods." Of course, there are days when Oreos feel like they NEED to be an everyday food!
Ah, the break is always so nice, until it's time to get back to action! 🙂
I keep hearing about this deep fried butter… I don't think I could even try it just to say I tried it… blech.
I saw deep fried butter at some state fair on the news tonight. Yech!