I took Megan to see Last Holiday. I loved it. It was a touch formulaic, but the comedy was there and I really did just smile or laugh my way through it. Which kind of brings me to my next point:
Gerard Depardieu, who plays the MEGA SUPER CHEF, Chef Didier. See, I just read Memory In Death, and I have to say, I love reading the Eve Dallas/JD Robb books. I wasn't hooked when I read Midnight in Death, Silent Night Anthology (I thought Roarke was a pussy) but when I read Purity in Death I was hooked. So of course I had to go back to the beginning with Naked in Death, but that's besides the point. The point is Leonardo, the giant designer who is the foil to Mavis's tiny but wildly energetic persona. Don't you just think a YOUNG Gerard Depardieu would be good as Leonardo? I don't know... it's just a thought.
I just updated my "Books Read in 2006" list. So far it's January 27th and I have read 14 books since January 1st. That's approximately a book every 2 days. Yeesh. Scary. Some have been bad. Namely, Gut Feelings by Carnie Wilson. Personally I think she is a whiny you-know-what and I wish I could mail her her damn book back with postage owing, but that is just me. The beginning of the book started out well, you're entertained by her behind the scenes sort of viewpoint of the Beach Boys and the whole music scene, and you can see why eating is important to her. But once you hit the bit where she starts talking about drowning her sorrows in a quart of ice cream and how every fat person is fat because they CANNOT PUT THEIR FORKS DOWN, not to mention whining about how she was the postergirl for fat acceptance but really she hated that fact that she was fat... it gets dicey and then it get's down-right irritating.
I know I have made bad food choices, and I know that there have been times (like Thanksgiving or Christmas) when I have eaten an unholy ammount of food. But really, saying that I am as hefty as I am because I lack restraint or the ability to stop eating is just bullshit. Not everybody who is overweight is fat because of how much they freaking eat. If that was true I would be my mother's size or maybe a more reasonable size 10/12. I hate that. Oh yes, I have had my fair share of fast food and chocolate and God knows I love a good cheese, but I mean come on. I couldn't even power my way through a big bag of chips, let alone polish off some Ben and Jerry's in one sitting. I had trouble finishing a regular sized order of a hamburger and fries... and that might have been my only meal of the day. and, to show the world how f--ked up my metabolism was pre-op... the 6 months I spent having something along the lines of the following menu EVERY DAY I ended up losing almost 50lbs!! Yeah, 50.
- 6 inch subway club with double meat/cheese, mayo, full veggies, oil and vinegar
- 12 inch subway melt ditto (this to be eaten for lunch and my first coffee break)
- chips from the vending machine
- roughly a 6 pack of regular NOT DIET cola a day
- a jack in the box ultimate breakfast burger with hashbrown and a large coke
- kfc kids meal
Now, that looks like a lot of food and I am talking crap about not over-eating but that was spread over the course of a full 18 hour day. 1 would be around 6pm or so and 7 would be around noon, I was working grave shift.
Oh yeah... I had my umpteenth dr's visit with dr fobi today. I am now 338, down another 12lbs for a staggering total of 47 lbs in 45 days. :) Yeehaw.