Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Quest for Perfection

Okay, SOOO maybe not perfection, but I would like to lose my 'winter weight'. Apparently I was determined to pack on the pounds this winter (well it didn't really start with winter, but whatever). Now, if there's anything I'm good at, its eating bad for me foods. I have a sweet tooth that is constantly craving sugary goodness, and I tend to give in. By the way, don't you just hate her? >>>

I also really hate to diet. Life is too short to only eat salads. Also I have this incredible aversion to vegetables. I HATE salads, I hate broccoli, I don't really like spinach unless its cooked in this special Korean way with the garlic and soy sauce. I don't like corn, but that's okay, because corn isn't really a vegetable, or food for that matter. I like peas, but I'm told those are also a starch, and won't do me much good. But I like fruit (again, that sweet tooth calls me). I can make really awesome green smoothies, which are a banana, frozen fruit, cranberry juice and raw spinach (for those of you that are cringing, you can't taste the spinach).

Now, when I get to working out, I work out every day of the week, but when I fall off the wagon I crash hard. Like I won't exercise for MONTHS. I've been working out with Naomi this past week though, and trying to convince myself to get my butt off the couch on other days. However, I haven't exactly chosen a profession that is full of go go go. Reading submissions and writing novels isn't exactly high impact. How many calories does typing burn anyway? I can do 70 words a minute, surely that has to be worth something!

So how about everyone else? Are you looking to lose weight? Have you got any yummy vegetable recipes I could try? Or workout secrets to keep me motivated?


Lisa Lane said...

There's no way that woman's boobs are real. ;-)

I make a killer vegetable stir-fry. Start with chopped carrot, with a tiny bit of oil and chopped onions and a couple of cloves of minced garlic. Add pepper (a couple of kinds, if you have it). After the carrot has cooked for about five minutes, add chopped broccoli (I know you said you don't like it, but I thought I'd try). Add broth and a pinch of salt. About five to ten minutes later, when the broccoli is just beginning to soften, add cabbage. Season with a few dashes of soy sauce and cook until all of the veggies are tender. Serve over steamed rice, and you have a very healthy, very tasty meal.

Sabrina said...

Haha. First of all, I can agree with you a hundred percent. I am also an author, and do not have anything but my four year old to keep me moving when reading and typing. On top of that, I have Hypothyroism which keeps me from eating all the tasty good for you veggies, and it makes it ten times harder to loose weight. I wish you luck in your venture, and yes I DO HATE HER ^ (Victoria Secret Babe) :)

Honoria Ravena said...

Lisa - Lol, well, I guess if you're a Victoria's Secret model you can afford to buy them. I don't need to buy them. In fact, a breast reduction would be nice. I seem to gain weight in the chest first. Had to go up a bra size actually.

Lol, yeah, if I tried out your recipe I'd leave out the broccoli, or put something in there to replace it. Thanks for the recipe!

Honoria Ravena said...

Sabrina - I don't have any kids, so there's nothing to keep me moving. I sucks that you can't eat the good for you (though not so tasty in my opinion) vegetables. That would make it hard to lose weight.

Naomi Hunter said...

I love our workout sessions :) they make me feel productive . And not to mention that belly dancing makes me feel pretty even when I haven't showered. Lol I am thankful for all of your wonderful workout videos!

Lisa's vegetable stir sounds really yummy. Maybe one day we should cook it for lunch after our workout session!