Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Silly things.

  • Sometimes when I talk about running/races on facebook statuses or on my blog, I feel like there is just an awkward silence of "what the heck is wrong with you?" because nobody says anything. Or they say "what the heck is wrong with you?".
  • I am incapable of singing/listening to All Creatures of Our God and King without thinking about Mr. Bean. 
  • Our house is cleanest on the days I have to work on papers or study for tests (an excellent form of procrastination because you can actually trick yourself into believing that it's something important enough to procrastinate with).
  • I also paint my nails most often on days I'm supposed to be doing homework.
If this hand looks bad, you should see the other one
(the one I painted with the non-dominant hand)
  • I HATE some of the things I see pinned on pinterest-- specifically, some of the fitness/exercise/weight loss related things.  I know people just mindlessly pin hundreds of things, but I hope people know that some of it is total BS. Here are a few of the ones that really get under my skin:

    • There is no such thing as "spot reduction".  Ex: 5 easy moves to give you skinny thighs quick! You can build muscle in specific places, but you can't lose fat in specific places. No matter how many crunches you do, your stomach will not get smaller.  You have to lose fat to "unveil" muscle, and the places you lose fat/how easy it is to lose fat/how quickly you lose fat is different for everyone.  My thighs hold on to fat, and I would probably have to be at a dangerously low weight for them to be "skinny" because I will first lose all of my fat from my upper body first.  Some people will forever have tummy fat.  Or upper arm fat. And it's normal (and healthy and ok) to have fat.
    • "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels".  This is a quote from a model who was in the depths of an eating disorder at the time she said that.  The connotation seems to be eating vs. appearance, food is bad, you shouldn't enjoy food, or some other disordered thinking that is not true.
    • Foods that are calorie dense aren't necessarily unhealthy. Foods that are low calorie are not necessarily healthy. For example, peanut butter is not evil.  It's very calorie dense and has a relatively large amount of fat in it, yes, but it's fantastic in moderation.  With a piece of toast and banana? Pre-run meal superstar.  An entire jar eaten on a box of oreos? Maybe not the best.  Then you have those 100 calorie snack packs and everyone thinks they're fantastic because they're "only 100 calories"! Welp, you can make your very own 100 calorie snack packs of solid Crisco if you put it in the right portion sizes.
    • Of course you will lose weight if all you do is drink lemon juice and vinegar and water for three days.  Then you'll start eating food again and gain it all back.
  • I have extremely horrible allergies right now, and I'm really drugged up, and I'm really sorry if I offended anyone with the above pinterest talk (because I know people are really passionate about pinterest).
  • Sorry for pinning dogs all the time.  I can't help myself.  Like I mentioned before, I browse on a regular basis and I have a collection of my dream dogs to torture myself with because I can't have one right now ;)
  • I have proof that I'm really out of it over allergies/drugs and the like.  On Saturday night I was feeling super crappy and had a hard time falling asleep.  Sam was long gone before I finally conked out.  The next morning Sam got up before me and found our huge crock pot full of soup.  I guess I had gotten up while in a druggy/sleepy state and made a ton of soup.  With a LOT of mushrooms in it.  It was decent.  I'm just glad it wasn't super fantastic because I would be ticked if I couldn't remember how I made it. 
The time I made soup in my sleep,
AKA: the time I wasted a lot of vegetables.


  1. Nice Lurel. You cook in your sleep. and it looks so good!

    1. I wish I would clean and do homework in my sleep instead!

  2. At least you've broken the TERRRRIBLE habit of buying stuff off the internet in your sleep. :D

    1. The funny thing is... I haven't! :\ Sometime this week I bought these two gym bag things on amazon to do a giveaway on my secret anonymous running blog. Obviously I still kind of remember it but I didn't until Sam asked me what the bill from amazon on our bank account statement was baha

  3. -I LOVE your nails in that picture, they look so cute!
    -thank you for hating those stupid pins as much as I do. Everytime I see someone posting one of those things, I just unfollow their board because it's so DUMB and unrealistic.
    -that is so great and funny that you make food in your sleep! Haha I wish I'd do my sewing projects in my sleep or something haha. Although it'd probably wake me up ;)

  4. PREACH IT!! Haha I hate pinterest fitness boards... I unfollow them all the time! Unrealistic expectations out the wazoo- AND I don't really care to spend my time browsing through pictures of other girls' abs. I second everything you said about peanut butter and having thighs that are solid and STRONG! (and maybe have some fat on them, because oh wait- that's right, we are WOMEN and that is how our bodies are supposed to be!) I feel you, my sister! :)

  5. ok, I can't hear all creature of our god and king without bursting out laughing. Seriously. Last time we sang it in our ward I had to go hide in the bathroom until it was over because I couldn't contain myself. I also remember almost getting kicked out of seminary because Stacy and I had watched that episode the night before and we couldn't stop laughing.

    I love peanut butter.

    You crack me up! I bet Sam is scarred to go to sleep at night - one morning he's going to wake up to some dog you adopted in your sleep.

    I miss you!!!