Chapter: the latest
In which the fair Doctor learns that revelry has its price.
Suffice to say, I knew that trouble was coming. I could see all the signs. Too many fattening culinary experiments on the weekend. Too many extra carbs and snack foods. Too many wine- and food-filled weekends with friends. Too little portion control. Too little discipline about sticking to my fitness regimen. It all adds up to a recipe for weight gain.
Best just to say it: I've now gained about 8 pounds since being at my lowest weight in early December. That's still about 8-10 pounds less than my peak weight before getting married at about this time last year.
It's been a fun ride though through a season of good food and good wine. I made some delicious baby back ribs (using a dry rub of my own invention.) The Fuddruckers' burgers Art & Wine festival were great. As was that improvised beef stir fry... even if the the propane burner from the Turkey Fryer kit still didn't work. Mrs. Geek and I have been experimenting with ways to make carmelcorn and its toffee-based variants. Yum! The thin crust pizza was a bit of a bust... but I need to find a better recipe, or have the time to fully follow the one I used.
There also were some yummy Dinosaur Bar-be-que jamaican jerk chicken breasts and some good baked beans.
Well, I don't think it will be rice cakes and wheat grass juice for me from here on out but, I do need to pay more attention to diet and exercise. I need to fight the yo-yo effect. I need to find a way to live that gets me both a fit body and some delicious food.
on 2005-06-10 at 1:46 p.m.
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