Then the holidays? (This part may surprise you.) The holidays, and the snacking that it includes, adds an average of 1 lb. (Right!?! Only 1 lb.) I have trouble believing this as I gained 8 frickin' lbs since Sandy stopped in and wiped out our gym. Santa then swung by a handful of weeks later, laughing at me, cookie in hand, with his shaking jelly bowl of a belly. Now, as I don't have tethered animals to drag my fat ass around like Santa, I'm going to have to werk it at my temporary gym.
How much weight did you gain?
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When you go on vacation, what do you do for food? You go out to eat, right? Ok, now imagine being displaced by a hurricane. Where are you eating? Out most likely. Imagine being displaced for a week or two. You are eating all of your meals out. Not only does it cost a fortune but you are eating less healthy foods, more fattening foods and more gluttunously than when you are home (not to mention, in a lot of cases, stress eating and eating your feelings). Even when people were starting to go back to their homes, grocery stores were still closed or damaged. When those stores in affected areas did finally open, there still weren't deliveries coming in. Food was scarce in them leaving most to do what? Eat out. Restaurants weren't getting deliveries either, mind you, so people were also left with limited menu choices, depriving them of healthy choices. Displaced New Yorkers were also not able to work off those fatty meals as they were either distanced from their gyms or had their gyms destroyed.
Hence the "Sandy Five". It's a true stat that the average weight gain occured. Look it up.
I AM NOT here to write about the devestation of the storm, that's not what I'm here for. I also do not intend to belittle it by focusing on weight gain and eating habits, It sucked for a lot of people and for some it is so much worse than people can express. I just write about food, 'cause that's what I know and my purpose here.
I AM NOT here to complain either. I'm sharing my own experience and general fact. My bf and I lost part of our building and we were lucky enough to go back to something. I acknowledge that the situation overall is much, much worse than gaining a few pounds that will melt off in a month. We are all adjusting to what we are left with in NYC (and surrounding areas). I was left with a building whose lower level is a shell, and a shapeless stomach BUT the building will be renovated over the next 6 months or so and my body should snap back in a month (hopefully).
I'm thankful that we are one of the lucky "Zone A" people but still pissed at Sandy and Santa (even though my mom blames the cookies on me as so nicely put in the comments section).
Calm down ma, I didn't say I got fat, I said "gay fat". There's a difference.