Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dear Metabolism,

I love you.

Thanks for burning calories,


I could post just that really, but I’ll expand on it for the rest of you that are not part of my body functions.  Me and the other folks at work had a bit of a get together last night – which was awesome – and I knew that there would be amazing food there since it was potluck.  With this in mind and the fact that it was nice weather yesterday and it’s supposed to rain all weekend I decided that when I got home from work I would go for a run.

I got home and ran 5K at a good pace (22:05 for time) and felt ready to go eat have some fun, the furnace had been burnt low and now I needed fuel.  To this point on the day I had eaten my usual breakfast, a couple tiny muffins that I made for snack at work a burrito for lunch, the second half of a medium Oreo blizzard and a few pretzels.  Roughly 1500 calories. 

Over at Missy’s house the food was amazing! Smoked pulled pork sliders (of which I only had one on a bun and then just had a couple helpings of the meat, Hawaiian meatballs (5 I think), a piece of pizza, some pita with like a Greek salad type of dip, slaw, score rice krispie dessert thing, ice cream cake and a chocolate covered strawberry. All of that eaten between 7:30 and 9pm.

Now since I started losing all my weight I have been on Wii Fit nearly every single day of the last two years, so naturally I was on it yesterday morning and just now this morning.  Any guesses on my weight change?

Zero, nothing.  I weigh exactly the same as I did yesterday morning.

And that is why I now love my metabolism.  Some of my weight fluctuations are a bit weird here and there, but for the most part I know that if I go and do something at the gym or go for a run that my body will use up whatever I put into it in the following few hours.  If you are working out to get in shape, this is the point you want to get to, where you can just do some work and then eat things you love and not even worry about it.  It does happen eventually.


  1. Lucky Duck! Some of the rest of us would explode into woolly mammoths eating that much!

    :-) Marion

  2. Hi Chris - thanks so much for the comment on my blog! :-)