Once a Year

My friend Katherine dropped off some homemade toffee the other night. It almost makes me weep, it is so good. And it is 1/2 gone. SOMEBODY cannot eat just one piece. Um, that would be me. I console myself with the fact that I only get this item once a year. The problem with this thinking is that there are about 57 things that I only get once a year... but I get them ALL at THIS time of the year.

So, let's see... 57 items (which I eat about 1,000 calories of each - you know, the "can't eat just one" thing)... so 57,000 calories in about 2 weeks. Divide by 3,500 calories (which = 1 extra pound of "jiggle"), which gives you (well, gives me) 16 pounds. AAAAEEEEEEIIIII.

I worked out this morning with the same instructor that Lee writes about here. I have been working out for a few weeks in anticipation of the afore-mentioned 57 "once a years" and the cruise (which is a food-fest from what I hear). Quite a few of my "slacker" muscles are feeling the burn. Now that they are being called into service, they're a little unsteady and awkward. You want me to what now? On one leg?

Attending classes costs a little extra at our club. I talked to the owner, and he suggested I try the classes to make sure I liked them before I paid. Like them? Like them? I've heard that exercise should be something you enjoy. Enjoy? Enjoy? I've always liked the results I get from working out, but I have NEVER enjoyed it. Ever. And can I just point out the obvious... it's totally unfair that in 2 weeks I could gain 16 pounds, but it would take 2 months or more to take it off.

By the way, Katherine, I don't want to NOT get toffee.... after all, it's only once a year.


Anonymous said...

PS) Katherine, please make more toffee so maybe I could actually get some. You know, flood the market, so to speak. ;-)

Katherine said...

ahem... Well, it just so happens that I DO have more toffee. And I WILL be making more... (it IS good and I have trouble keeping my hands off it too... which is why I give so much AWAY!) And you have to save room for the REST of the stuff I am going to give you. Butter and sugar being some of the main ingredients. You might find some other stuff left by the 'cookie fairy'. I could even drag out the baked goods to other months. Then you wouldn't have to worry about getting all the gazillion or so calories in December. BTW, some of the stuff freezes well, so you don't have to feel obligated to snarf it all down right away. If you can make it to the freezer in time, that is! 8-)