Monday, January 19, 2009


I can't feel nothing but this chain that binds me
Lost track of how far I've gone
How far I've gone, how high I've climbed
On my back's a sixty pound stone
On my shoulder a half mile line
Come on up for the rising
Come on up, lay your hands in mine
Come on up for the rising
Come on up for the rising tonight
Bruce Springsteen
My life used to be really mundane, now it's only kinda mundane. I used to stay home alot. Now I really try to find cool things to do, see music, games, and not be tied down the fears I used to have and still have to a point. Anyway the reason I tell you this is because part of being out more and being more social is you deal with some new problems that you didn't face sitting in your house. Saturday I attended the Barrymore Theater's Holiday party. There was free beer which isn't really an issue for me but I will drink in a social setting where I never drink at home. So over the four hours I had 5 beers. Probably an extra 600 calories...thats the good news :)
I was faced with a 25 yard pot luck table that had so many foods in my sweet spot that I did what you would expect.... Grabbed a plate and tried to fit as much on it as possible without making a spectacle of myself. There was jambalaya, meatballs, roasted potatoes, beef with broccoli, some chicken thing, some doritos with guac, and homemade choc chip cookies. I have no idea how much I ate or how many calories I consumed. None whatsoever. Now I'm not a guy who takes much pleasure in eating in front of others, so you would think I would enjoy my plate of food and beers then relax and watch the music. I tried but for a good half hour that pot luck table kept calling me like the sirens leading the ships to their doom. I went back and got more. Sunday wasn't a whole lot better :(
Breakfast:Turkey sandwich with lettuce tomatoe and pickles.
carrots, and pretzels
Lunch: Baked scoops with left over taco meat and salsa
Dinner Pot Luck Bonanza
10 am medium popcorn at the movies
3pm a few beers with my volleyball teammates
8pm 1 chicken breast, 2 lt buns, hot sauce, 150 cal chips
exercise log
1 hr volleyball
So I figured I would pay for my sins on the treadmill today and for the first time in my life did one full hour on a treadmill. I'm sure alot of people have done this, but I sweated, and huffed and was glad as hell when it hit one hour.
I saw Defiance ( not very good) and The Wrestler (okay, but not upto the hype) over the last few days. Congrats to my loyal reading AZ Cards fan!!! Two weeks to super bowl and we throw one heck of a party if you have any desire to come to Madison. Peace, Jim


caroline said...

you are obviously human - who would have thought.?..?.?. I ate 1100 calories worth of pizza between saturday and sunday -- believe me, knowing how many calories doesn't help or make you feel better. Right back on that wagon (or in your case the treadmill - which would have killed me with boredom). It's just 1 weekend - keep strong!

sabine said...

Thank you for sharing this day with us. Only few people would.
I am waiting for your AZ Cards fan to report back from the inauguration.
Have a great day

Kristin said...

Here I am!

Thanks for the shout out. Go Cards!!!

I just got home from DC a few hours ago. What a week. I will need a good full nights sleep before I am able to process everything I just experienced. It was amazing.

Everyone should allow themselves a lapse day every once in a while. Just make sure you get back on program right after. Don't beat yourself up. What's done is done. Enjoy life!!