First I want to take one minute to be giddy, I got home from work today to find this... That's right folks, the Twin Six guys were really on their "stuff" and must have got the Fat Cyclist stuff out the day the orders were placed. I got the shirt and my bottles and stuff today! Not 48 hours after I ordered it, kudos guys! I love my shirt, it's a decent consolation for not getting a jersey I suppose. I also got some surprise goodies that I'm not going to go into right now, that's for another day. I will clue you in on something, the goodies are really cool, and I'm sharing! I'm going to try to get to that next week, but it might be the week after depending how much work I'll have to catch up on after Memorial Day.
For no I want to talk about an issue that has me so hot right now I could spit. Sidebar: (It's been a while so I thought I'd throw one in here) What the hell does that mean anyway? "So mad I could spit." When I get mad I've been known to throw out some colorful words, throw things, and generally crush the closest (now) disposable object, but spit? Really? OK, back to the subject.
One thing that makes me horribly mad is weight. Read that as gaining weight, food, fat, consumption, however you need to in order to get the point. I was sub 185 at Thanksgiving, and I'm back just over 190. More specifically between 190 and 193 depending on the day. I mean, I know I got a bit lax around the Holidays and there were birthdays and such but eight pounds? Really? So I've come to a few conclusions. One is that I have too many luncheons at work. It seems like every week I have a business lunch to go to, and they don't serve muesli, and I generally like what it is they are serving. I have been making a point of trying to stick to salad, and sometimes lean protein when available (Read: fish or baked chicken). I've also started to notice something else here. Tell me if I'm wrong, is it WAY more expensive than ever before to eat healthy? I was at the store and bought the fruit and veggies that I've always bought that used to be, like, under $30. Go to the register and it was, like, $62! What the heck, man?! I think that there's a conspiracy to make me (and others) fat! For the same amount of money I could go out and purchase a Kiwi or a, *insert your (least?) favorite value meal here. The good news? With gas being a necessity to get goods from point A to point B (be it by train or truck) the prices are likely to skyrocket from here, so we likely won't be able to afford to eat. Man I'm not looking forward to that. It really is a catch 22, isn't it?
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