When I last left off with this blog, I was contemplating skateboarding more often to get a little exercise, raise the heart-rate a little, little sun, fresh air – you know, all of that stuff. You can read about it here in my last blog. Anyway, the plan was to jump onto my longboard and pedal my way to good health.
The next day, as promised in my previous blog, I starting searching through all of our belongings stored at my parent’s house right now, and it was nowhere to be found. So, I asked my dad if he had seen the board, and he said that it had been out in the garage for weeks. Uh oh. There was no board in the garage. My precious, $90 Kryptonics skateboard had been ganked! jacked! stolen! 😦 It was so beautiful with it’s legendary poured eurthane wheels and extra-hard deck made of equally legendary hard wood. It even had the classic Krypto colors on it to let haters know what the business is.
After I’d realized that it’d been ganked, I lost all will to exercise. It wasn’t losing the skateboard alone that had crushed my will to be fit; it was how everything seemed to be working against my getting fit. Lisa and I are currently staying at my parents while we look for a condo, because renting and all it’s problems are getting really old. So, we’re displaced and a little depressed, and all we want to do is eat fast food every night and get drunk. Obviously, not a healthy response, but we don’t care.
My parent’s house is literally a five-minute drive from all of the following fast food franchises: KFC, Jack in the Box, Carl’s Jr, Wienerschnitzel, Wendy’s, Lil’ Caesar’s, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Del Taco, Burger King, Subway, Quizno’s, Coco’s, Panda Express, Baskin Robin’s, Dairy Queen, Togo’s and Popeye’s Chicken.
In addition, also within 5 minutes, you’ve got the following non-chain eateries: Windy City Sanwich Shop, Las Caritas, Lili’s Chinese, Swiss Doughnut, Port-O-Subs, 2 Marios (yes, both literally within 5 minutes), The 19th Hole, that other bar, NYPD Pizza, Santana’s Mexican Food, that other doughnut shop, La Casita, that French place, Goodies Cafe, Legends Bar and Grill, that other Chinese place, and Joe’s Sushi.
This incredible convergence of fast food mayhem is partially due to our proximity to the freeway, but mainly due to the fact that my parent’s house is just within the city limits of Palm Desert. You see, Palm Desert has a law that no fast-food joint can have a drive-through! (because it’s unsightly I guess?!) So, all of the fast food places are in neighboring cities, just across the street from Palm Desert city limits. Obviously, having a drive-through is WAY better for business and kind of the point of fast food, right?
So, I’ve resigned to being a fat man for now. When Lisa and I finally find the perfect condo, we’ll probably both be ready for another diet and our diet blog will return. In the meantime, we might blog if we find some incredible food to share with you. After all, it’s still a food blog. “Healthy Professionals” might not be a completely accurate title for the time being, but at least we don’t intend to continue getting fatter and fatter for ever. In the end, I feel like that’s the difference between a healthy professional and a fatty laborer. I just hope that I can get into shape before tax season, because it’s hard not to gain weight when you’re sitting at your desk all day.
We do a weekly show about tea with about 30 episodes per season between the months of May and December. Our dance card is full for our 2011 season, but we’re currently looking for sponsors for our 2012 season.
One of Lisa’s co-workers graciously gave us a Pampered Chef Pizza Stone! Definitely the perfect gift for pizza lovers like us! Therefore in the theme of a super italian food weekend we thought it would be fun to make a homemade pizza with our new cookware.
Regarding the ingredients, we highly recommend the Fresh and Easy for the best pizza. We started with one of their fresh, Whole Wheat pizza dough balls. Leave the dough out for 20 minutes at room temperature. Roll the dough into a 12-14 inch circle. Coat the pizza stone with 1 tsp. of olive oil, and then rub a small amount of minced or crushed garlic into the crust. Top with your favorite sauce, cheese, and toppings. For this one Lisa sliced up some Salami! Then bake for 8-12 minutes.
Yeah, that’s right. Italian food.
Lisa and I are staying at my parent’s house right now, and, as a result, are eating loads of Italian food!!!
While I haven’t been eating “diet food” or counting my calories, I do seem to have put a stop to the rapid weight gain I was experiencing a week or two ago – even while eating Italian food for every meal. I think this is due to the fact that we haven’t been eating fast food as much. While home-cooked, Italian food is generally high in carbohydrates and calories, it’s obviously not as bad as they crazy crap that they put in fast food.
I’m starting to think it might be a good time to start exercising more. My weight seems to be pretty steady, and the roads over here are great for skating on. I think I’m going to have to bust out my longboard and do a little skating every day. That’s how Rocky got in shape, right?