Old vegetables smell like farts

Vacation was fun, eating wasn’t too difficult.  I managed to get in plenty of veggies and fruits, some that I bought, some from the food bank.  I ate out about half of the time, deciding after day 1 that I would try to avoid deep fried (after quesing out over fish and chips-my second time eating fries).  I have gained 2 pounds in the last month, between moving, quitting smoking, and vacation.  Maybe more, maybe less, it’s hard to tell as I lost scale continuity by moving.  Two scales across two days gave me 159, so that’s where I’ll call it.  I am trying to go to 148, which is where I’m technically not overweight anymore (by BMI).  Yes, I know BMI is not great, but I gotta pick some arbitrary number, so why not?

I’m starting a class in green chemistry today.  It sounds interesting, though the timing is unfortunate.  Saturday mornings are when I get up and drive to SF at 7 am, go to the farmers market, step class, body sculpt class, veggie burrito (brown rice of course), and whatever else I have to do.  I have a huge pile of mail at my last apartment, need to try to visit the landlord, have a beer in his yard, smooch on his rottie dog.

Speaking of beer, I don’t think I’m giving alcohol enough credit in my lack of losing weight.  Though I know better, somehow I don’t account for it, or really compensate foodwise for how much I drink.  Which was a bunch on vacation, not a whole lot at home.  But I also rode a crappy old 10-speed for about 5 hours/daily, including locking up for some hikes.  But realistically, I can take an oerall look back on my diet, and as it starts going up in starch and cheese, weight loss stops/reverses.  I think it’s mostly because that means I’m eating out a lot, which means I’m eating less vegetables, bigger portions, less whole grainy, more alcohol.  But I’m back, and tomorrow morning I can finally get to the farmers market, restock my fruits and veggies.  Hooray!

I started smoking again.  Made it to the second to last day of vacation, then folded.  I’ll try again in a week or two.  Shit.

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7 Responses to “Old vegetables smell like farts”

  1. October 3, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    OK, weighed myself again today, down two pounds. In other words, the scale hasn’t moved in a month. It’s nice to know that I can maintain while eating whatever, but I would like to keep losing.

  2. October 5, 2009 at 7:38 am

    i know alcohol was a big factor in my not being able to lose weight last summer. i’m trying to get back into diet soda, or water at the events i go to.

  3. October 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Lots of foods smell like farts, but turkey chili from wholefoods smells like vomit LOL. Sorry to hear about the smoking relapse, but where there is a will, there is a way. I quite 4 times before I finally quit for good. Good luck!

  4. October 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Hooray for being back to a routine! I’m trying to get back into mine, too. *sigh*

    Good luck on the smoking; I’m sorry you relapsed, but in a perverse way I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s been relapsing on stuff lately.

  5. October 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    It’s interesting how something like alcohol can make a big impact without us really noticing. Sounds like things are a little stressful but just take it one step at a time!

  6. October 11, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Sorry about the relapse, but I bet you’ll be back on track soon. And that post title cracked me up!

  7. October 12, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Alcohol really can make a big difference in weight loss. Don’t beat yourself up over any of this. You can get your motivation both for weight loss and smoking back. Take it easy on yourself.

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