Monday, April 20, 2009


No, not on drugs!

This is a health-ish type blog, people!

I'm talking about the things that trip me up from eating right, getting to the gym, being an overall pillar of health and know?

SO I'm going to list mine. 'Cuse I'm all about accountability and full disclosure here.

Then maybe those (5) of you who read this can list your things. And then I won't feel so lame. And alone.

Things that make me trip:

1) beer, wine, vodka, gin....(man, I sound like a total alcoholic).
It's not just the empty calories that trip me up here, its the hangovers ( apparently I am not 21 anymore) that make me want to lay in bed all the next day and eat french fries and stay as far away from physical activity as possible.

2) going out to eat.
Usually, going out to eat includes drinking. But aside from that, I am just seriously terrible at making good choices when faced with a menu that includes sweet potato fries, nachos and chicken wings. Sometimes I will get a salad AND one of these things (to make me feel less guilty) but you and I both know which one I eat more of. (DAMN YOU, NACHOS! Nachos make me weak.)

3) the rain.
It makes me want to crawl up on the couch with a book (or re-runs of the Hills).
It's raining today.

4) BBQs.
Potato salad, burgers with billions of fixins, mac and cheese, beer, a table full of desserts...
You get the idea.

5) my job.
I have to travel a lot for my new job. Which is great/exciting. Except that it's usually day trips that have me in a car/train/bus for hours and hours (with no access to even stairs let alone a gym.) By the time I get home, I'm beat. And the last thing I feel like doing is working out. It is challenging (often impossible) to organize work out time around my "real" work schedule.
It is also hard to make good food choices when all you have to pick from is a vending machine and a bagel joint.

I have probably 13 more things that I could list here. But I've made myself feel sufficiently unmotivated for today (see #3).

So what makes you guys "trip?"


Sarah Pearce said...

1. Wine, alcoholic coffee drinks.
2. Easter baskets, bowls of Christmas candies, et.
3. Chocolate chip cookies, blondies, and oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies.
4. Rainy days - right there with you.
5. Bites of toddler food. Don't need the extra bits of mac-and-cheese, but -dammit- I make good mac-and-cheese.

Becky said...

Mmmm cookies! They're on my list, too! Oh, and those friggen coconut egg things (luckily they only come out once a year).

You're awesome, Sarah! I love that you're such a devoted blog follower/commenter!

jilly said...

1. Beer and wine. I don't drink alcohol quite as often, but I love kicking back with a beer- or 5.

2. Sugar. Whether it's candy, cakes, donuts, brownies, cookies, pie... anything where the three main ingredients are sugar, flour and butter. On the whole, I've been very good about it. But when I slip, I dive headfirst off the deep end.

3. This might sound weird, but days where I have a particularly excruciating workout, I tend to eat poorly. First of all, I'm STARVING. I'll eat anything that isn't bolted down. And I definitely don't have the patience or energy to cook. Then I remember that Wawa is across the street. And I eat that place out of business.

4. Stress. I'm a stress eater. And an emotional eater. I'm so jealous of people who don't eat when they're having a tough time.

5. Work. We often have catered lunch meetings with clients. Very seldom is there an appetizing salad. Very often there are chocolate cookies filled with peanut butter.

On the plus side, I love working out when it's rainy! Nothing makes me feel more badass than 400m repeats in the rain!

Anonymous said...

1. Birthday cake from Cakes Plus! OMG It's addictive!

2. Cadbury Cream eggs from the Easter baskets

3. The yummy snacks the kids get to eat all the time. I love Teddy Grams!

4. Mike gets home after I feed the boys dinner so I munch with them b/c I am hungry and then eat dinner

5. Chores, by the time I get everything squared away for the night the last thing I want to do is exercise! Yuck!!!

Sarah Pearce said...

You mean "blog stalker." I make my rounds on every break from work, lunch break, any time I'm on hold for an interview, 8 a.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. - just to be sure there's nothing new, when I have a snack, when I'm waiting for the washing machine to fill with water, while the coffee is brewing, when I'm procrastinating on the dusting.

I'm pretty sure several major food bloggers are working on restraining orders. I just can't stand the thought of missing a post.

Maybe I should seek help.

Becky said...

What other food blogs do you read? Maybe we're stalking the same people??

Sarah Pearce said...

I won't admit to how many of these I read:

Let's just say, I'm very likely on the FBI watch list for stalking,,, and (although she's been a bit boring since her book tour).

And that's just the food blogs.

I was thinking of starting a food blog and nixing another blog I've been noodling. The thought came after I posed my farmer's market bounty for photos. I didn't think it was odd until Pat saw me doing it.