Sunday, November 18, 2007

"M" minus six months, why people gain weight over the holidays and tag

"M" minus six months

So, I've revised the marathon plan. If the conference in Europe happens, I want to go and enjoy it, not be all grumbly about the marathon I missed at home. So, instead, I'm opting for the
Red Deer Marathon, slated for May 18, exactly six months from today.

I went out for a five miler (8 km) today. It was one of those days when I was dragging my sorry butt along the pathways, but now that I have a definite goal, I am committed to it.

I've also been toying with the idea of running an ultra one day... I know, I know... I need a few marathons under my belt first. But, the seed's been planted, so watch this space!

And people wonder why they gain weight over the holidays!

I don't know whether to laugh or cry... I found this while I was looking for some new healthy holiday recipes.

Martha Stewart's Deep Fried (American) Thanksgiving Turkey

Apparently, this is a REAL recipe. (See the photo of her with the huge fryer basket.)

Per Serving
Calories: 2345 kcal
Carbohydrates: 2 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Fat: 191 g
Protein: 147 g
Sugars: 0 g

Let Martha get fat. I have a marathon to train for!

On that happy note, I've decided to open up the blog for the holidays... If you e-mail me your healthy holiday recipes, I'll post them on the blog (giving you credit, unless you tell me to do otherwise). And if I have time, I'll test them out and post a photo of the results for you!

Bring on the healthy holidays!


Oh yeah, and I've been tagged.

Here are the Rules:
Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
Tag 3 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
Let them know they are TAGGED by leaving a comment on their blog.
My tagger:

  1. I hate going to the video store. I'd rather buy the video or have someone else go and pick out the movie. I'll even spring for the rental; just don't make me go to the video store!
  2. I love lemon merengue pie... or any lemony dessert. Sweet - and just a little tart. (No comments from the peanut gallery, please!)
  3. I once went polar bearing in Halifax harbour... January 1, 1986, I think it was.
  4. I have never broken a bone - or had one broken by anyone else, for that matter!
  5. I once owned a 1972 VW Beetle, hand-painted baby blue for me by a friend. He added flowers, a peace symbol, a happy face and where there were dents he wrote the word "Ouch!" I drove it until the brakes gave out when I was driving it one day. Luckily, I was not hurt but the mechanic refuesed to fix it, given that there were bits tied together with laundry line and duct tape. I miss that old car...

OK, I'm now tagging Bast, Turtle, Robb, Sarah and Michelle.


Sergio David Alvarez said...


Backofpack said...

Good for you on the marathon! And the ultra bug...that's a hard one to shake - as my own statement of "never again" followed by another one six month later shows.

And, I can't believe you tagged me!

Downhillnut said...

I'm with you on the lemon desserts and the bones. I'll go to the video store for you, though.

Robb said...

Thanks for tagging me. Sheesh, what an education.

Journey to a Centum said...

Sweet - and just a little tart. Must be the Welsh blood in you!

So you chose Red Deer over the Polka Dot Deer Marathon? ;-) Have fun with your training. We need to get you out on some trail runs so you can get the ultra virus. When you do you are going to love it!


angie's pink fuzzy said...

Yay about the marathon!!!! and OF COURSE you'll do an ultra. What's this bother about doing marathons first? I went from 5ks directly to 50ks! Go for it! :D

My favorite healthy holiday recipe:
Chocolate Cream Pie
2 c chocolate chips
2 boxes silken tofu
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 large graham cracker crust
Fruit (optional)

Melt the chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly. Put the silken tofu in a food processor and puree. Add the melted choc chips and process till smooth. Add vanilla. Pour into the crust and refreigerate for a couple of hours. Add fruits to the top if you wish (I never ruin good chocolate with fruit!).

I'm making this for both my Thxgiving day celebrations. And my ex's uncle fries his turkey every year, gross.

Robb said...

Guess I forgot the rule about letting you know that I went ahead and fulfilled the 'TAG' request as stated.

Sarah said...

My favorite healthy holiday recipe is Butternut Goat Cheese Spread (google that if the link doesn't work):

All my other recipes contain copious amounts of butter, sugar, cream, etc.
: )