Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day 358 The Calorie and Time Budget Numbers and That First Kiss

Day 358

The Calorie and Time Budget Numbers and That First Kiss

I'm so happy I had today off. I needed today, I needed to rest. Saturday was such a wonderful day, it was just incredible, but it really wore me out in a good way. I slept late and even took an hour nap this afternoon. An hour nap is something of an accomplishment for me, I usually am not that disciplined when it comes to napping. I'll sleep until I can't sleep anymore---or I have to be somewhere, but not today, certainly because of the rest last night.

We had a Labor Day cookout on the patio late this afternoon before Irene had to leave for work. I grilled some lean beef, made scalloped potatoes, and prepared green beans with cheese. It was a fabulous dinner and still under 400 calories. Add that to my grilled chicken breast and mashed potato with gravy lunch for 300 calories, oh and don't forget about my breakfast, wait a second---the chicken and potatoes was brunch---I slept right past breakfast. With a Dream Bar and some coffee today, I still had 630 calories coming by the end of play rehearsal tonight, and that wasn't until 10:15pm. I really needed to get past 1200 for the day, at least that many. I didn't want to leave too many calories on the table, because you know how the Calorie Bank and Trust works, if you don't use 'em, you lose 'em! I have 10 calories left right now. I'm full, completely. I had 330 calories worth of cottage cheese (that's quite a bit) and a chicken pasta marinara frozen dish for 290. I'll probably toss the extra 10 calories left into the trash.

Tomorrow we'll get back into the normal weekday routine, it should be awesome. Very tight, little room for error... 6am-9am—my radio show, 9am-11am---production, 11am-noon—-lunch, 12pm-2pm---more production. 2pm-3:10pm---errands (personal business or nap), 3:10pm-4:30pm---workout, 4:40pm-5:20pm---dinner preparation and eating, 5:25pm-6:25pm---blog writing and posting, 6:30pm-6:40pm----shower, 7pm-10pm----play rehearsal, 10:30pm---bed time---because the alarm sounds at 4:50am again tomorrow! Crazy, I know. But rewarding!

Enough with the numbers! I'm really getting excited about coming up on Day 365, the one year anniversary of this journey! It'll be Monday the 14th---I can't wait to write that one...what will I say as I reflect on the most important year of my life? Plenty. Look for a post of monumental proportions on that day.

Today was a special day for Irene and me. This was our 22nd anniversary of our first kiss. Twenty-Two years ago tonight, right about now in fact, we kissed for the first time---and fireworks went off, we were in serious teenage love. It was our first date on September 7th, 1987. I was working for Kentucky Fried Chicken as a cook. I had some cash and Mustafa was a co-worker from Iran that like me well enough to loan me his old yellow Toyota Corrolla for the night. We invited along some friends, I invited my cousin Steve, and Irene invited her best friend Rachel. We may have been trying to set them up with one another, although I don't think they gelled like we did. I couldn't take my eyes off of Irene. I was a bundle of nerves, after all---I had never been on a real date before and this girl actually liked me. Me? I was easily the fattest kid in school, but somehow, some way---Irene didn't care. She had the most precious heart of any girl in that school and she could see mine too. I made her laugh and as we watched the movie, we constantly tried to move in on one another for a kiss. We were so preoccupied, I couldn't even tell you the name of the movie. By the time the movie ended, we still hadn't connected lips. I made sure to drop off Steve and then Rach before taking Irene home that night. And that's when it happened. I pulled up in front of her house, we were late so she quickly jumped out, then she leaned back in the car and we kissed. We totally missed the lips, but we kissed---and so it began, our love story. Twenty-Two years later here we are. We've come a long way baby. It often times was the hard way, but that's the road we chose from day 1---September 7th, 1987—the night we'll never forget.

I've got to wrap this up. I just received an urgent message from Jack Sh*t at http://www.jackfit.blogspot.com/ I've been called to a top-secret meeting of the League of Extraordinarily Fat Gentlemen. Something big is going down, I've got to get there quickly... Goodnight and...

Good Choices,


  1. Gentlemen?? Jack Sh*t?? No, it must be a hoax, lol!

  2. Great story! Happy first kiss anniversary!

    And I loved the interview with Tony! Thanks for bringing us these interviews...

  3. Your top-secret meeting of the League of Extraordinarily Fat Gentlemen will do no good against Foolsfitness world domination plans.

    Soon the juggernaut of my marketing empire will arise complete with Foolsfitness Lunch boxes, Foolsfitness Bobblehead figures, and Foolsfitness clothing. The Foolsfitness superhero workout planner will dominate the fitness world! Muhahahahaha...

    See, you should have rethought the idea of sending me the decoder ring and junior League Badge. Now vengence will be mine!


    Oh on a less meglomaniac note... your story of how you got together with your high school sweetheart... Man, I really do envy you. She really does have that "fire" in her eyes, you are blessed. And one of the things that makes you so cool is you know you are blessed and appreciate each of those blessing.

    OK try not to get an inflated ego here but one more compliment... I'm impressed in how your dealing with eating out or dynamically on the go. I've only mastered controled conditons. This weekend I struggled trying to stay making good choices. I did try though. Maybe that's why I haven't earned my "junior" League Extraordinarily Fat Gentlemen badge yet huh?

    It's all about the cool decoder rings and taking over the world with merchandising at Foolsfitness!-Alan

  4. Ohh How romantic, I love it.

    You are a beautiful couple xxx

    you two have been together as long as I have been at my job. I started here 22 years ago 1st September. Not so romantic:0(

  5. Baby...
    Loved it I will never regret and always remember that first kiss and a lot of firsts with you!! Im so glad I flirted and stepped on your heels in the hall you truly are one in a million and I love you so much, cheers to that first kiss and many many more to come!! You have me Sean and you have captured my heart you are all I ever need and everything I want!! We so deserve to be happy and healthy and we are just about there baby, at least I know we are more so than we have been in a while!! If ever!!
    Love you forever and always!!
    Your buddy

  6. What a wonderful tribute to you and your wife. Congratulations on working through life together in a positive, life-affirming way.

  7. congrats on your anniversary my friend, and your day. sounds like a very "productive" day, and that is something you can feel proud of. hugs to you and the misses. keep fighting the good fight! :)

  8. You guys are the most awesome couple! I can't believe that was 22 years ago. Really? It seems like it shouldn't be. BTW, I can't remember the name of the movie either. So don't feel bad. :-)

    That schedule.... Wow! I don't know if I could keep a schedule like that. But I'll bet you can without a problem. You have an incredible ability to stay focused and determined. Just watch out for the obstacles that will try to jump in your way and don't forget that it's ok to say "no" when something or someone tries to deter you from your schedule.

    Have a great day!

  9. Well, I would say that first kiss led to The League of Extraordinary Andersons!

  10. How cool that you remember the date of your first kiss! I can hardly remember the days that matter, like birthdays :D Very romantic, and I am happy for you!

    What a schedule! Glad mine is a bit slower than that right now :D

  11. Love the first kiss story!! Just reading your schedule makes me exhausted so hang in there and take good care of yourself!

  12. Yes, great first kiss story. Glad you've been having so much fun and also that you got some quality time in with the family and also some extra sleep. Sounds like the busy schedule is going ok so far. I'm still envious of those flat bread pizzas lol. I have been making the pizza dogs though and loving them.

  13. 365 days here you come.

    Awww. So sweet. I don't think many guys remember their first kiss, even if it was with the love of their life. They mostly do good to remember the big days, wedding anniversary, mother's day, birthdays. Irene caught her a good one, and I'm sure she knows it.

  14. What a wonderful way to start a relationship with someone :) So sweet!!

  15. Oh my
    What a busy day tomorrow

    You and Jack spell Trouble, I should think hehee

    As for the first kiss anniversary congrats,
    Ross and I just celebrated our 22yr first kiss anniversary in June....
    Mind you I was only 15 and he was 25 and they said it wouldn't last....Proved them wrong

    Hope you enjoyed the holiday and the anniversary
    have a great day



  16. Happy Anniversary to you and sweet Irene....you two are just adorable. :)

  17. What a wonderful story!

    It is really neat to see you write about each other on your blogs & then comment on them, too.
    The love just shines.

    Thanks for sharing,


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