Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-In: 6/24/2009 & Grumbles

I'm back. I hope. Our home internet was turned back on last night, on a more permanent basis (so we were promised).

We got back a week ago after spending 7 days that seemed more like a multi-state rampage than a vacation. Cleveland to Knoxville, Knoxville to Nashville, Nashville to Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh to Akron, Akron back to Cleveland. Yeah, it was fun. Yeah, I was hedonistic. But it was also tiring and ill-timed, as we came back to a lot of unfinished business--namely unpacking, resolving phone & internet issues and replacing & retraining ANOTHER secretary after some *ahem* unfortunate incidents at the office while I was away.

I could go on, but really it's time to move forward. I might post some pictures later today, if anything just to remind myself that I really did have a good time amid all of the hair-straightening dramz.

For all of my sinning, I was punished by a 1.5 gain on the scale when I came back. I worked out at the hotel gym, but that was only for two days. We seemed to have walked everywhere, but let's not kid ourselves. Casual walking doesn't really burn off many calories. One tall boy of PBR would negate about two hours of walking, so there you go. And I don't think I walked as much as it seemed. Really, I spent most of my time with my ass planted in the passenger seat getting a tan on my right arm.

Today the scale said 154.4, which is slightly less than what I weighed before I went on vacation.

And in less than two weeks, we're going to be back on the road again, this time to Winston-Salem for the annual Heavy Rebel Weekender. I'm dooooomed!


11 comments:

  1. Hey...I was wondering where you went. 1.5 aint bad for all that fun you had. Once you get back to reality that will drop in no time and then some b/c you didn't deprive yourself and allowed yourself fun. Welcome back...missed ya :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Welcome back! I've missed you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. sorry to hear about your gain and your secretary issues. i find a good spanking before i leave and when i return helps keep them in line...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Glad you're back...I was wondering if that house had swallowed you whole!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yeah, I was missing you too!! 1.5...nuthin'.
    Hope the new seceratary works out for ya.

    And where the heck do you find epazote? Is it kind of like cilantro?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hey Patty, Camevil's house husband/chef here. Epazote is not like cilantro or anything else I've ever tasted. It's got a very strong, earthy flavor and should be used sparingly. You can get it at any Mexican grocery store. Or if you're lucky, maybe your regular grocery store has a decent Latin/Mexican foods section that carries Badia brand spices or something similar. It usually comes dried in a bag.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Welcome back! I missed you. A 1.5 gain that you lose almost the minute you get back home? You are my hero. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hey, welcome back to blogland. Road trips are brutal but you really seemed to do ok. Good job!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks Bobzilla! Glad to know it is good in it's dry state. If I can't find it around here, I might just order some seeds and see if I can grow some.

    Pickled pig's feet, that's a different story...several sources in the area. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am bringing my running shoes to HRW! We will be fine :) Swim suit also!

    ReplyDelete