This is why you’re fat

overheadsquatDiet great. Workout bad. A reversal of yesterday. The diet was spot on. The workout included overhead squats which automatically made it terrible for me. Grrr. So frustrating when you don’t feel like you are getting better at something. To really compete at the level I want to I have to be doing at least 30 more pounds than I can right now. At the moment that seems an impossible task for 6 months. One workout at a time, I suppose…

Best thing to do when I get frustrated is find something to laugh about. Easy for me as I am easily entertained. Check out this website if you haven’t already: For some reason it cracks me up. The point is that when you gain a bunch of unwanted weight it is almost never because of lack of exercise or genetics or bone size but because of what and how much you eat. What a fun way to get that point across and then some.

casserolePeople really eat this stuff. Definitely go check out how this restaurant makes a fries and onion rings casserole. Or Paula Dean’s battered and deep fried butter balls.

My favorites on the site are the desserts though. They might be too much even for me. Like Dessert Lasagna or the The Icingcano. UGH! Now that’s just gross.

They also have this Oreo Stuff Dip where you take all the frosting out of the middle of a bunch of Oreos and melted it into a dip. Guess what you dip in it? You guessed it more Oreos. Hahaha. Now THAT is not Paleo.


  1. Julie Petro Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    That is simply horrifying. Well, everything except for the Bacon Bouquet. It would be thrilled to get that for Valentines Day! Ha! Can you imagine the marketing campaign for that?

    What you said about the amount of food people eat got me thinking. I read this blog written by a woman who is totally paleo (but, like the approaching-zero-carb kind of paleo where she only has veggies once in a blue moon) and she’s often complaining about how “fat” she is. But then she announces she’s about to go on a butter fast! Now, she doesn’t post any pics and when someone says they’re fat it’s sometimes subjective, i.e., they just feel fat, so I can’t say objectively whether she is or not. All I know is she posts all of her meals and she eats a ton!

    I know in the hierarchy of healthy eating, the “what” outweighs the “how much” (jeez pardon the pun) but I often hear paleo people completely dismiss the “how much” part. And for leaning out I just don’t think you can completely discount that calorie deficit thing. Maybe this is where the Zone thing kicks in. Do you do that? I honestly don’t think I could bring myself to quantify or track another food item that passes my lips for the rest of my life, so strict Paleo-Zone is just a non-starter for me. My approach is more of the pay attention to my body and eat only when I’m hungry, which so far seems to be working fine. And since I’ve been eating paleo, sometimes I just forget to eat which has NEVER happened! Ever. I’m sure I am creating a deficit by doing that, even though I’m not really trying.

    You’ve leaned out quite a bit, what are your thoughts about this?

  2. Karen Ramirez Said,

    September 15, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    Hahaha. Isn’t that creative?!

    What is the blog you read? Can I check it out?

    In the meantime though, I think everybody is different and what and how much you should eat depends on what your goals are in life. If you really honestly commit to a diet for a period of time and it isn’t working for you then you should try something else.

    And though I have tried more than a few myself in the past I am pretty much against fasting as a way to lose weight. People who want to lose weight usually want some kind of inner benefit. It proved much more mentally and emotionally satisfying to get in shape by eating the right foods on a sustainable diet and regularly exercising. Fasting to lose weight is basically like cheating on a test instead of learning the material or begging for money instead of earning it. It might get you there but… not quite as internally satisfying for me personally as a sustained commitment to hard work.

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