What DO we do?
Working out – we both work out at lunch at a gym nearly 5 days a week, plus usually take a class in the evenings once or twice a week (he does cross fit, I do spinning, bootcamp, or yoga). No one has ever called either one of us skinny, but we work out hard and are in pretty good shape…we just don’t lose weight/fat easily.
|Lo and Stinger at Blue Jackets game
Dining out – we love Mexican, seafood, and pizza, and well as lots of local restaurants including all of the restaurants in the Columbus Food League. And Jeni’s Ice Cream – we had it for lunch on Saturday. We usually dine out at least once over the weekend, thought lately it seems its 2-3 times each weekend. Not good for the budget or our lack of slim-ness.
Concerts – we’ve been to a ton between the two of us. Next up, Radiohead – in Atlanta.
|Landsailing in Vegas
|Exploded Spaghetti Squash
sometimes cooking fails
Cooking – We try to make food at home as often as possible (see: dining out). I have always preferred to make most everything from scratch (or close to it), and have found an even greater need for this since I have found out that I’m gluten intolerant (celiac blood test negative but didn’t have biopsy; through elimination I determined that gluten = dry heaving and other awful digestive issues for me). Worst part about this? I
love loved beer. SO much. No wonder my stomach has hurt for as long as I can remember. So no more beer and gluten means pretty much no more constant stomach pain/upset. Luckily, wine and most liquer is gluten-free and tasty to me! I would have probably never considered that I had this issue had a friend not been diagnosed with celiac disease – I kind of put 2+2 together (and least she’s not in the gluten battle alone anymore). I’m constantly making an effort to eat cleaner, but sometimes life and candy get in the way. I love to try new recipes, so I don’t make many things more than a few times, but can rarely duplicate them because I don’t actually follow the recipe or measure exactly (except in baking, because that is science and I’m bad at science and math). We usually make 2-3 meals/week, but make more portions than we need and eat the leftovers for lunch and other dinners. I also try to make extras of things and freeze them so we can make dinners when we are short on time (like when we are both have sports or work out classes in the evenings) or when I am lazy. I like to stock up on groceries for the pantry and freezer. We could probably eat for over 2 months without shopping if we needed (not saying it would be well-balanced, but we wouldn’t go hungry). Even though I’m the only one with a gluten problem, since we eat the same things, he eats mostly gluten-free too (though when we dine out, he gets whatever, and occasionally he’ll have bread at home). And he still drinks beer because both of us shouldn’t have to suffer (and then I get to smell the delicious beers he drinks)
|Pool Volleyball. The girls usually win.