Friday, November 27, 2009

Whittling Away

Does anyone else think it's entirely unfair how easy it is to gain weight and how hard it is to lose it?

And that shit sneaks up on you! Here I am thinking everything's fine then a summer goes by and winter rolls around and I put on my jeans and BAM - they are tighter then they were last year!

One of the main benefits of moving to Highlands Ranch is that all the Rec Centers are free gyms with indoor pools. I've been going nearly every day for over a month now and I've seen no changes. I'm not going to quit but it is a bit disheartening.

One of the tricks I use to motivate myself is to pick a paperback I want to read and I can only read it while I'm working out. It works pretty well!

My gym book is Anno Dracula and it's not bad. The premise is that Queen Victoria is a vampire and Jack the Ripper is a vampire killer. The author has thrown in EVERYone associated with that time period into this book. At first it was kind of cool but then it got stupid. OK, we get it, it's Victorian times. Even so, the story line is keeping me interested. I'm about halfway through and I still haven't figured what the Anno in Anno Dracula means.

Speaking of books, did y'all read the comments yesterday?? One of the authors I invited to my fantasy Thanksgiving table commented! How fucking cool is that?? So, Dave King, author of The Ha-Ha, here's the little write-up I did when I read the book and if you're ever in Denver, I'll treat you to lunch!

Reading my way to fitness, Ruth!


Anonymous said...

Have you read the Twilight saga? Soft-soft-soft-core porn suitable for (pre-)teenagers, angst, hormones, vampires, werewolves, and enough of a cliff-hanger plot to keep me reading.

Yarnhog said...

That is so cool!

And "anno" means "in the year of"--like Anno Domini--so maybe it just means "In the year of Dracula".

Turtle said...

i know what you mean! And i swear with "aunt ednas" visit i am feeling just huge! Dragging hubby for a hike tomorrow as my hiking buddy is gone for the holiday weekend.

Hey..... i was so happy to get my STR kit today and get your uselful tool!!!!

k said...

How do those sneaky people do that? Find out you said something about them? Speaking of vampires, I love the Drusilla socks.