Ugh. You guys? The last week and a half has been a diet and exercise nightmare.
Last week, I gained a pound. It happens to the best of us — and I’ve been doing a lot of weight training, so I’m not that worried about it. In fact — I had to pick up some of my records from my doctor this week to take with me to our appointment with the baby-making experts, and it turns out, I’ve lost 20 pounds since December. And I didn’t even know it. That’s how awesome I am.
But summertime is proving (as usual) to be my kryptonite.
A variety of factors are conspiring against me.
For starters, it’s really, really hot outside. It’s a bazillion degrees, I swear. Yes, my gym is air conditioned. But my car is not. The idea of working out for an hour and a half, and then climbing into the molten interior of my lava-hot car is enough to make me just drive straight home. Onto the sofa. To watch old episodes of True Blood (which are also hot, but in a better, more naked sort of way.) We’re going to try to open our pool this weekend — yes, we’re super fancy pants, and have a pool. But don’t be too jealous. It’s a bitch to clean, thanks to the forest that is our backyard. But at least it’s cold. I’ll take it.
Also? Green Beans. Yes. You heard me. Green Beans are ruining my life. Specifically Crispy Green Beans from Trader Joe’s. Now, Weight Watchers will tell you that Green Beans are zero points. But I don’t think that applies when they’re deep fried and salted. Seriously? They’re delicious. And usually, I buy one bag, and portion out a few days worth. That seemed to be working out really well. Then last week, I thought to myself, “why not buy a couple of bags, so I don’t have to keep driving out of my way to get them?!” So, I bought three.
And then I ate three. In about five days.
That’s not enough you say? Fine. Frozen Yogurt. Specifically Frozen Yogurt Bars — which are popping up all over town. And since finding one accidentally on vacation a few months ago — I’ve been on a quest to find one close to home. Instead, I found four. It seems like such a good idea! Get some sugar-free yogurt and top it with some fruit, right? But I keep ending up with an enormous cup of chocolate yogurt! Covered in candy! I lose all control as soon as I walk in the door.
Oh! And S’mores! Gah! I’m not even really crazy about marshmallows, but melt some chocolate on there, and I will fight a baby if I have to. And they’re everywhere all of a sudden! I can’t take it anys’more!