Sunday, January 01, 2006

Ordering pizza...

So, I put myself on a strict diet yesterday... and was actually able to maintain it all day yesterday and (ahem) most of today. Until the pizza.

I ws at Barnes and Noble, talking about France to one of the Salisbury Business school profs (who is heading to Grenoble in a few days). When I walked in the door of the apartment, the first thing my Dad said was "speaking of Valence..." and then both he and my mother burst out laughing. Turns out they had decided to order a pizza and had looked through the stack of pizza flyers. They picked a store and tried to visit the website advertised--and discovered that the website led them to a pizza place in... Valence, France. Trop bizarre. Try it: www.pizza-city.net

Anyway, watched _Downfall_ tonight. Watched _Crash_ last night. And watched a lot of _Arrested Development_ in between. (Finished the Stephanie Plum books). So yeah, haven't made much headway with my whole "understand and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over Christmas break" resolution. Maybe Spring Break...

7 Comments:

At 1:04 AM, Blogger STAG said...

We had a great party last night. My head hurts today....

Thought about you. Wished you were here.

Bill

 
At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anna said...

Diet? Oh hey, I almost sound like a Lean Cuisine TV commercial:
Yesterday for lunch I had a Banquet microwave meal (corndog, fries, corn, and a brownie) and a green pepper. And water.
I got a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas. Going into bookstores is a dangerous, usually costly venture for me, but hopefully I can stick to the card's limit. I think I'm going to buy _Duck for President_ (I already have _Click Clack Moo, Cows that type_ and _Giggle giggle Quack_), but I'm definitely going to browse a little, too.
I haven't read Plum, haven't seen Arrested Development nor the first movie you mentioned, but I've seen _Crash_. What'd you think?

 
At 10:59 PM, Blogger Ovonia Red said...

I liked _Crash_. I found it pretty amazing that some people think the ways that they do. I guess I'm pretty naive. I mean, some of it I'd been aware of, but most of it was new. I guess I've had a really sheltered life. I usually equate being sheltered with being more likely to believe and express certain sentiments, but in my case... I don't know.

Diet: I think my body converts oxygen into calories. I've spent the past week with a 1300 cal a day limit and I haven't even lost a half a pound. I don't know if I need to restrict further. Can a person survive on fewer than 1000 calories a day? And is the loss of a few pounds (maybe) worth it? Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and join WW. Ugh.

 
At 12:32 AM, Blogger STAG said...

Just don't eat anything that has ever been alive......



Actually, the reaction you have noticed is pretty common...you have restricted your caloric intake so much that your body has decided to go into "Fat Retention Mode". A hard wired evolutionary response to feast and famine in the cave woman days.

So, you should go right out and order the cheesecake right? Um....no. But an hour of walking every day will melt off the pounds, and make you very hungry. Step it out so as to get the heart pumping. Now for Bill's secret....fill that hunger gap with a dozen mini snacks through the day. A bowl of cereal (2% milk, no sugar), a handful of carrots, all the things on your "safe" list.

Oh sure, our cave-person ancestors used to graze throughout the day, but on what? High protein snacks, like your daughter's head lice and under-log lichen was tasty, and quite nutritious. You may prefer a chicken breast salad with romain lettuce with cranberry-olive oil dressing.

If you can bring yourself to eat rabbit or octopus, it is helpful to know that these foods contain negative calories. You can actually starve to death on a diet of rabbit! I believe the same is true of a diet of chicken breast and/or head lice, but thats just me.

Bill (putting the die back into diet....)

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger Ovonia Red said...

Screw it. I'm going on the Hobbit diet.

DJ

 
At 12:11 PM, Anonymous Anna said...

Ya know, I read the "under-log lichen" part of Stag's comment THREE times before I stopped reading it as "under-dog lichen" and thinking eew...no...
Talking of going 1300, or even worse 1000, calories a day is craziness. I'm sure Salisbury has a student health dept and/or Human Nutrition/Excercise program that would be more than happy to help, for cheaper than WW. :)

G'luck!

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger Ovonia Red said...

Under-dog lichen? Wouldn't that be the lichen that was always getting its ass kicked in high school?

 

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