Monday, April 07, 2008

"I'm the drummest one at the scrty."

I tried to start many a blog entry last week. Multiple paragraphs were written, not always coherently, in the hopes that an entry would finally come together and artfully convey this sad point:

I need to go on a diet.

The thing is is that I don't believe in diets (which is probably part of the problem). I feel that they are only temporary solutions that don't address the root cause of weight gain or someone's relationship with food. That and when I die and my life flashes before my eyes, I'm not going to wish I had starved myself more.

So how does a girl who doesn't believe in diets diet? I've been trying this new thing where Ms. K and I "exercise." However this has come to mean going on a 3 to 4 mile walk around Park Slope and Prospect Park while periodically stopping at bars for a beer (eg, Commonwealth). I've been informed that this is not "exercising" but merely a jaunty bar crawl. And it probably doesn't help my new resolution to have my clothes fit again by eating nachos last night and drinking two beers, a margarita, three beverages named the PLG, and a bourbon and soda. (Plus, for the bonus round, I smoked a cigarette.)

Maybe I should rethink that diet and go for another bike ride.


Josephine said...

I also don't believe in diets and have lost 20 pounds in the last six months, so I'll share my secret with you. The main thing is to eat less.

I didn't give anything up. I just eat smaller portions now...for instance, in restaurants, I plan to take some of my food home and stop eating when I feel full. And I've cut down on junky food. I try to only eat sweets or major junk about twice a week instead of whenever I feel like it. I eat a ton of fruit instead. Not only do my old clothes fit again, I actually got to buy some new ones because I'm a smaller size than I've been in years.

But you'll probably have to cut way down on the alcohol. I don't see a way around that one. Personally, the two beers and a margarita are about what I drink in a week.

Dykes And The City said...

Get a Wii. It's fun and it allows you to exercise in front of your TV and without leaving the house. Really, burning calories doesn't get easier than that! :-)