Tuesday, December 11, 2007
My husband is a genius and my computer is resurrected. I love that guy. I am finding out that my love is fickle. I love lots of things. Next to my house there is a grocery store called Top Foods. I love that place. Can we say free child care? Genius.
Saturday night my husband and I went grocery shopping. First past the deli, olive bar and fancy cheeses. I said "Oh Mel, I love Boursin, especially the garlic kind spread on crackers? Delicious. Oh and how about a nice slice of dill Havarti on a thick crusted chewy bread? I love that!" We progressed to produce, "I love fresh asparagus lightly steamed with lemon pepper and butter" Next the bakery: "Wasn't that pumpernickel bread with the Irish butter amazing?" "I can't believe they sell those holiday tortes out in the open, I love those." We went past the bulk candy aisle - "Jordan Almonds? In Christmas colors? Amazing. Red and Green Malt balls? Pure genius. I love those."
It took me awhile until I saw a pattern. I love food. Food is an amazing gift from God. I am pretty sure that when I die and I find out we can't eat in the spirit world I will be devastated and haunt Top Foods. Eating is a favorite past time. When I see a baby I think is adorable I say "I could just eat you up!" Freud would have a holiday in my head.
So, another thing I love is Bob Greene. I am ashamed to admit it because I don't want to be just another Oprah zombie, but he said - (I summarize) Unless you stick to a perfect diet you have to exercise to lose or maintain weight. Short but powerful.
I don't want to stick to a perfect diet. My husband summarized my early morning work outs this way: "Oh I see, you work out to up your food intake". I love to eat more than I love to exercise, but I am willing to do the work for that which I love.
I can't wait until I love to get up in the morning to work out - that will probably never happen, I will never eat so that I get to work out, but vice-versa we have a good symbiotic relationship. Last night I laid out my shoes, my clothes, my ipod got juiced up and at 5:15 a.m. I put on a hat and gloves and hit the street.