Monday, April 6, 2009

Things I Learned This Week

Things I learned this week...

1. If you want to start eating healthier, I do not recommend trying to do it around Easter. The best candy comes out at Easter time. I'm trying to keep track of what I eat. It's been good and bad. Good because I know what I'm putting in my body and how much I should be exercising to compensate for it. Bad because I feel guilty adding the Cadbury Eggs and delicious Gummi Bunnies to my food log. Whoever invented calories in on my bad list. In my next life, all things candy will be calorie free.

2. If your dress weighs 15 pounds and is covered in 3 bags of spray painted garbage, and you have 12 pounds of bamboo and flowers pinned to your head, don't attempt to roller skate. You would think that would be a given. Tell that to the people who asked me to perform a roller skating maneuver on a runway that was 4 feet wide (my dress was easily 6 feet wide) in 13 seconds. Did I mention there were 3 stairs involved? Somehow we somewhat pulled it off, but it was definitely not the scene that the brains behind this operation had in mind. In case you didn't already add this up...
Huge dress+garbage+head dress+narrow runway+roller skates= D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

3. I wish I could tell you that I had learned any factual information on Aspartame. I can't. We don't do diet drinks in my family, or anything with artificial sweetener. There was a big debate on Sunday about the pros and cons of both sides of this argument. Jeremy found a 100 page article on the issue but hasn't had time to read it yet. I'll let you all know what we find out. I will say that for me personally, I feel like I'm doing something bad every time I drink something diet. I might as well be hiding in the corner giving myself a ridiculous haircut.

4. Running is the best way to start my day. Unfortunately, in my neighborhood there is no way to avoid running uphill at some point. Uphill should never be done at the end of a 4 mile run. I already learned this last year but I was reminded today. I'm sure it will be burned into my memory for a while since I won't be able to move tomorrow. It's going to be a painful day but workout soreness is one of my favorite feelings.

5. There are people you can live with and some that you can't live without. It's important to know the difference. I'm learning.

Hopefully I'll have good news to report on my next post. Cross your fingers, even though you don't know what you're crossing them for. Much appreciated.


Marcus and Amy said...

I am not eating Easter candy this year and it is really hard, but I figure there will be plenty of more Easters for me to eat candy and if I can do it for one year then I can control myself in future years!

Reid, Megan and Jackson said...

Oh man! You are so funny! So am I crossing my fingers for a wedding ring?

Good luck with your calorie counting, I too am in the same boat (as I have been for over a year it seems like!) and yes it sucks super bad at Easter. Why are you doing it anyway?

Oh and as for the whole diet anything, I have become addicted since working half days half nights at st marks. If I drank the regular stuff I would be so fat! So I'm not dead yet so don't feel too bad about it!

Ash said...

A ring?! Um no. Come on Megan, don't you think you'd know about that? I was thinking more along the lines of a job.

The calorie thing is just so I'm more aware of what I'm eating. You've seen how I eat, not good. Just thought I'd get my bad habits in check now so I don't have to worry about it so much when I'm 40.

I miss you Meg. Like a lot.

Munns' said...

Hey I didn't know you had a blog. Yeah I hope you come to the next dinner that would be great, I swear I haven't seen you in forever!

Brittany Barnes said...

I miss you.......all the way from Canada! Yeah I am checking my blog while my legs are killing me and I can't do the night club thing with my dear sweet husband. It's a good thing he is sore too. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL UP HERE!