Monday, June 01, 2009

An(other) open letter to Sir Paul McCartney

I see you are playing Nova Scotia in July. Why don't you come here to Chicago to see me?

Yes, I know I made a slobbering, lust-filled fool of myself over Bruce Springsteen last month, but I promise you, compared to the twitterpated fool I make of myself over you, that was nothing.

So THIS is how we reward good behavior?

I have lost 5 lbs. Simply by moving more and monitoring what I shove into my pie hole (no pie, but plenty of other yummy foods). I am feeling proud and inspired and ready to make June another productive month of loss.

So imagine my surprise when I visited The Daily Plate and found that in exchange for my success, I am now allowed 40 calories less a day! Lance Armstrong, you bastard!

Wait, wait, wait. Calm down, Gal. What is 40 calories, exactly? 5 baby carrots. Or 1 cup of turnips. Or 2 cups of radishes.

I know I can manage to make it through each day with 5 fewer baby carrots, 1 cup fewer turnips, or even 2 cups less radishes. It won't even take any self restraint!

I wish I'd known long ago how uncomplicated the secret to a healthier lifestyle is -- move more, eat less. If you need help sticking with it, again I recommend, the home of The Daily Plate.