Monday, September 6, 2010
Calorie credit card
I've given this some careful thought.
Imagine if there was a calorie credit card. It would work like a regular credit card. You'd have to apply and 'they' (the calorie credit card vendors) would assess your risk profile and decide whether or not to approve you for a credit card based on your performance history. They'd even allocate a credit limit. The idea is that you could make an application to lose a certain amount of weight and look a certain way and - if your application was approved - you could use the credit card to make it happen immediately! Then you'd have to eat and workout daily for a specified number of calories for a defined period of time to 'pay' for your new body! In our culture of instant gratification surely this would be highly sought after?
I took the running dog for a 6.5km run this morning (480cal) which resulted in her acting like she had been sprayed with fly spray - dancing around like a nutbag and woofing when it was time to work - for the rest of the day. She's finally settled down for a snooze now. Although the Chinese acupuncture has cured most of my running-related injuries, I still have the that annoying shooting pain through my lower back, glutes and the top of my thigh. And going up and down stairs is a problem. So is walking, come to think of it. I tried to run through it, but that turned out to be a short term solution - and I'm paying for it now.
I'd think I'd have a shocking calorie credit card rating. What would happen if you injured yourself and couldn't make the exercise calorie repayments? Or if you ate too many hot chips on Fathers' Day? Would there be some sort of Grim Calorie Reaper who would just materialise at an inopportune moment and slap kilos onto your otherwise svelt body?
Better off doing things the old-fashioned way. Exercise and watch what you eat. Harsh - but the only thing that is guaranteed to work.
Still hungry after my 430 calorie dinner of gluten-free pasta with chicken, bacon,corn and home-made pesto made with goat cheese and walnuts. It was late and I was in a hurry - OK? Luckily I have a freezer full of tasty, but calorie-controlled, easy access meals that I prepared earlier. Think I'll have a diet sprite and put myself to bed with a hot water bottle to soothe my sore bits...
Despite how it may appear - I AM losing weight. Down 3kgs in the past two weeks so far!