Because It Ain’t Gonna Be Easy…

I had to go and botch up my hip. Either that, or I am having a serious flare of arthritis. Either way I can barely walk. It was a little tender this morning, but I tend to have aches and pains, so I ignored it. Once on the elliptical, it didn’t loosen up. I should have quit about 10 minutes in, but I did all but the last couple of minutes of my hour run to nowhere (42/200). My pace was off quite a bit, but I still should have stopped. Bah!!

The good news is that the other branch of my gym has a pool. So, in spite of the fact that I don’t feel even close to ready to show off my body in a suit, I am going to venture into that forum tomorrow. My one saving grace is that school is back in session, so there shouldn’t be any 85 pound teenagers running around.

Oh, and at the risk of sending Allan into fits, I have to share what I ate for dinner. Pizza. Loaded. I thought about it all day, and decided that I really wanted pizza for dinner. I ate two slices and was full. But there was a whole lot of pie left, and I took the third piece without even wanting it. That was where I went wrong. I am sooooooo full.

The pizza made me think of the Discover Card adds that showed the couple digging into lobster and saying something about a splurge being an occasional thing. That’s what is different. Over the past couple of years tonight’s dinner had become routine. Now, it is a treat. Once in a month instead of several nights a week. And when I do “splurge” I actually get to look forward to it and enjoy it. How cool is that?

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About Gina Lynette

I have been called a, "PollyAnna, sugar-coated idealist." I like to think of myself as more optimistic than that.


  1. Crazy, you want crazy. OK.
    Why is food a splurge ? Go shopping, get a new dress. Get a mani/pedi. Do the Brazilian wax thing. Buy a car. These are splurges. Eating pizza, or anything for that matter, should not be a “splurge”. Gluttony is the route of our evil.
    Why not beat up a puppy ?
    Run over your childs favorite toys ?
    Take a homeless person to the mall and show them what they could have had ?
    These are splurges, over eating is a sicknes.
    Good morning, sunburn sometimes takes on evil forms.
    Hope the pizza found its way to the toilet without too much damage.

  2. Yum! Along the lines of the “splurge” mentality…I was once complaining to a very “normal” fit older man I worked with that I was eating too much and feared putting on weight. He said that I shouldn’t worry, as soon as I became “uncomfortable” I naturally shed the weight. Yeah, that’s exactly what happened! But last night you had 3 slices (nothing!) and relished the experience but felt too full. That smells like normal to me! I think a congrats is in order…hope the pains feel better!


  3. Nothing wrong with a slight lapse in discipline, but you probably are better off stopping after a single slice.

    I have lost 75# using a dieting strategy where I diet severely during the week (1,500-2,000 Cal) and then have one day a week where I don’t count calories.

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