I’m back!!!

Man, I haven’t blogged anything in ages…  I’m not really sure why not. Just lazy, I guess.

A few co-workers and I have been participating in our own little diet challenge.  For July, the rules were that we had to workout 3 times per week (but the definition of workout was rather lax, as a 15-minute walk would qualify) and that we were not allowed to consume anything other than water after 7:30 pm (with the obvious loophole being that one could pig out before 7:30 pm). Anyone who blew it had to pay $2 (this penalty was per week, not per occurrence, so if you blew it once, you might as well blow it again…)

For the four weeks we did this, each of us had two weeks where we failed at least once. (My first failure occurred on the very first day, because I was so hungry at night that I had to snack at around 10 pm.)

Last Friday, we took our penalty money and splurged at a Chinese buffet…

We started  a new challenge on August 1. We have to do a 30-minute workout every day (penalty of $1 per day where you don’t do a 30-minute workout.) I have succeeded both days this month (30 minutes on the treadmill yesterday and today) so far, but I don’t see myself working out every day for a month.

I think S (one of the participants)is waiting for the rest of us to blow it so when we go out to lunch again she will be eating lunch with our money… (I don’t think she will blow it because I think she lives on a treadmill since she eats a ton and stays in great shape…. by the way, I am also in shape- round is a shape!)

Update 8/3: I lost about 3 pounds in July.

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Thanksgiving – I ate too much

The pictures speak for themselves…

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Bizarre ice cream flavors

The city of Yokohama (Japan) recently had a festival to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the arrival of ice cream to Japan. There were over 125 flavors available, including beef tongue (the most popular), cheese, octopus, prawn, eel, raw horse,curry, crab, potato and most importantly (from my point of view) – BEER! (Unfortunately, the beer flavor didn’t really taste like beer. Oh well.)

I love ice cream in all flavors. I really wish that they would have a similar ice cream festival here in California. I would definitely be there. If anyone knows of one, please let me know 🙂

Addendum 8/11: Thanks to anglblshes for pointing me to this article.

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Question for people who use tea bags to make tea

Do you ever reuse tea bags? I realize that you will not get all the benefits as you do from a new bag, but is it worth it to reuse it immediately after finishing the first cup?

I ate too much…

At work, we have a party every month for everyone who has a birthday that month. Our party was at 10:00 this morning, and I ate two pieces of carrot cake (good stuff!).

However, I ended up going out to lunch with some co-workers at 11:00 to a sushi buffet. We left at 11:00 because the line gets really long around 11:30. I ate about 25 pieces of sushi and lots of shrimp tempura (which was really good for a buffet.)

Needless to say, I was really full and was sleepy for most of the afternoon…

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