The Library Losers Confront Cheap Chocolate Bunnies,Traffic on Highway 70, TBR, and The New York Times

Life is not easy when you’re trying to lose weight. Temptation and bad news are everywhere. First, The New York Times told us what we all knew but still didn’t want to hear: Exercise by itself, was not going to help us lose weight. One expert was especially disheartening: “’In general, exercise by itself is pretty useless for weight loss,’ says Eric Ravussin, a professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., and an expert on weight loss.”

Still, the article went on to say exercise was useful to maintain weight and for general health. So last weekend, Emily decided that she and her husband would walk the mile to Kroger instead of driving their car. The only problem: They live on Highway 70, a road known for its high-speeders and trash on the roadsides. By the time they made it back, Emily was having holes in her vision, the precursor to her very first migraine headache.

Student worker Naomi is still riding her bike, but she is also trying to get all her projects done and her library work hours completed. She is feeling the stress. And Pam faced a huge obstacle this week: Chocolate Easter bunnies on sale for half  price. She bought four.

And I went to TBR last week for a 2-day meeting. So that meant sitting. It was the first time in several weeks that I had not made my 10,000 steps a day goal. And both days, I stopped for fast food.

Still, when we weighed in today, our total was 579 pounds, which is 1.3 less than last week. Considering everything, it was a miracle.

So what have we learned from this week?

  • Walking on dangerous roads is not a good form of exercise.
  • TBR meetings should be avoided at all costs.
  • Chocolate bunnies at half price might as well be the Borg: Resistance is futile.
  • To exercise off a chocolate bunny, you would have to run to Knoxville in one go.

Until next week!


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