Monday, July 11, 2011
Beer and Bread
We were at a friend's house, sitting outside chatting, couldn't really use the pool much because there was lightning most of the time we were there. It was still a hot day and even though I normally don't care for it, beer sounded really good and it was some special Octoberfest beer. As it turned out, it tasted good too and I drank two of them.
It was only later that I realized that beer and my body don't care for each other. I feel the same after drinking beer as I do after eating some good thick white bread - like french bread. I feel bloated and fat. My belly actually looks fatter to me, although, according to the scale I seem to have lost a bit over the last week. Both beer and white bread taste really good, but always end up making me feel icky later.
I think I will remember that and in the future it should be easier to stay away from at least those two things. I will stick to my red wine and some occasional whole wheat bread (thinly sliced).
Onto something else - It is finally cooling down (somewhat) now that the monsoon season has arrived. I hope to be back to exercising soon and provide some reviews of exercise DVDs. I do yoga, pilates and tai chi and have quite a few fitness DVDs, some of which I have never tried. Right now my favorite is a pilates DVD, even though I have never made it through more than 15 minutes without giving up. :-D