Friday, June 24, 2005

Over 60,000...

I'm done for the night and I've got to stop eating Breyers Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream. For one, I'm getting dangerously close to getting really out of shape. I go on the road in September, so I've got to be in some sort of good shape. Because if you go on the road out of shape, you risk gaining even more because being on the road makes you gain lots of weight.

When I lecture at college campuses, I've had the worst diet known to man. Did you see that doc "SuperSize Me"? I lived five years of that. Flying into a city, driving five to eight hours to a campus, going to the lecture, ordering the Hardee's Thickburger and three Snickers at midnight. And then, sleeping all day in the hotel room. Repeat. I started my first lecture/booksigning tour at 205lbs in 2000. Right now, I'm 225lb. At 6'1", that's not too bad, meaning that I look cool in my clothes. But I feel like bloato when flying. So I need to get down to around 205-210lbs by September. I may be looking at my last bit of chocolate for the next sixty days. But like smokers who need a cig after a meal (or sex), I associate chocolate with writing. And I'm thinking that the endorphins released with chocolate allow me to write freely. Don't know, but that's my theory. So I've gotta dilemma. Grow to epic proportions, or kick the habit. I think I'll go get another bowl.

4 comments:

Dave said...

Hey, I associate chocolate with writing too! Also, I associate it with DVDs, surfing the web, going to the movies, sleeping, brushing my teeth...

Grad school is going to do nothing to encourage good eating habits. You might as well surrender now.

Lawrence said...

I keep telling my wife that I will join an intramural team at UCLA. Each time I say "intramural" she starts giggling. I don't know what she's trying to tell me...

But I am DETERMINED dammit! I'm NOT going to go to Coffee Bean every day for their pure chocolate ice blended. I will NOT stop by Mrs. Fields...well you get the idea.

Tammee said...

I must agree with Dave. I recently finished law school, and without chocolate and chips, I would have died. No really. Good foods do nothing for concentration, study or writing...lol

Now, I'm studying for the bar, and just polished off 5 Snicker minis. Just accept the scientific facts!

By the way, I have enjoyed your site for the last few weeks, and look forward to your upcoming work.
After the bar, I will finish up my first novel, hopefully by the end of September. Wish me luck.

Lawrence said...

Hey Tammee,

Chocolate is sooo good isn't it? I've got to find some health alternatives. I'm one of those people who doesn't like a chocolate substitute. I have to go cold turkey. But I'm lucky in that I lose weight pretty easily, as long as I get some exercise and change my diet, which I guess has always been the solution. lol

Congrats on finishing law school, good luck on the novel, and thanks for stopping by!