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Biggest C&R Loser 2013

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Welcome to the 8th week of Biggest C&R Loser 2013! This year we’ll be keeping all of the results and placings secret until the end of the contest. We’ll also be pooling our cash to award the 2013 winner the largest prize we’ve ever awarded … a whopping $40!  This week’s theme is “TEMPTATION” – Everyone is tempted by something (food, laziness, sleep) when they should be eating healthy and exercising.  What tempts the contestants?  Let’s find out!


Polt

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So this week, it’s Temptation. My biggest temptation is: Gay Porn. ‘Well DUH!’ I can hear you all saying now, but I mean as it relates to this contest. See, if I give in to the temptation of the uncounted amount of gay porn on the Internet, then I spend time watching that and NOT out walking. And after watching gay porn, I’m generally in need of replenishing my…energies. So I eat. And usually it’s snacky-stuff, that’s not healthy for me. So if I could resist the gay porn, I could be exercising more and eating better. …..but yeah, we ALL know that ain’t gonna happen.


Tam

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My temptations are books, I’m either reading one (Don’t ya love my snazzy red e-reader?) or writing one and Chapman’s oatmeal cookies and chocolate ice-cream sandwiches. But they were on sale. How could I not buy them? I’m just a lazy ass all around. I should be up doing something useful and energetic, but I’d rather surf the net and do reading-type stuff. Which would explain why there is no way in hell I am winning the $40.


TwoPi

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I’ve mostly been eating what I want. I’ve gotten over my cravings for sweets (fairly easy) and for salty snack foods (harder). But what I’m so so SO tempted by is caffeinated coffee. My physician took me off caffeine last summer, and I’ve been successful staying off. But man, when I get behind on grading papers, get up early to get work done before the kids wake up, and I’m sipping my third cup of decaf wondering why it isn’t doing it for me…dang. I’ve been jonesing for caffeine pretty badly lately.


Adam

Lately I’ve been tempted to actually lose weight. I’ve been considering a visit to the gym. I’ve even thought about counting calories. Maybe I’ll actually succumb to the temptation!!


Michelle M.

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What tempts me? My inner child. Grown up me knows she should eat right and exercise, but my inner child is quite the little temptress. What she says pretty much goes.


Mikey

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My number one temptation is take out. Living in NYC it is sooooo easy to order anything to your door, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will eat well. At least once a week I am tired enough to think about ordering…but my brain denies it.


Mr. Sombrero

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I get tempted so easily. Mostly by peanut butter and anything else that starts with the word, “Reese’s.” Late at night when I’m watching Chelsea Lately, I think that should be exercising. Instead, I just close my eyes and imagine that I am Mena Suvari in American Beauty, being showered with rose petals. Except that it’s me instead of Mena, and I’m being showered with jars of PB. And then I get hit in the head and wake up. Then it’s time for bed.

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Nathan

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My biggest temptation is eating delicious quick unhealthy foods. I’m a sucker for pizza. Making healthy choices is more expensive and more work, and I’m just lazy I guess.


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Biggest C&R Loser 2013

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  Welcome to the 7th week of Biggest C&R Loser 2013! This year we’ll be keeping all of the results and placings secret until the end of the contest. We’ll also be pooling our cash to award the 2013 winner the largest prize we’ve ever awarded … a whopping $40!  This week’s theme is always a Biggest C&R Loser favorite!  It’s time for: “What’s Inside Your Fridge?” Let’s see what our contestants are hiding behind the refrigerator door!  This week each of our contestants will show you a photo of their fridge and describe the contents. Here we go!


Nathan

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My fridge at home looks a lot like the one in this photo. Now that I’m leeching off my parents for practice teaching, they only have healthy things in the fridge. It should be good for me as long as I don’t splurge on my own! Which I won’t, because I’m broke.


Polt

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Ah yes, this week is the fridge picture. And here we go! Top shelf: OJ, milk, butter, Ginger ale; next shelf: eggs, carrots, celery, salsa; next shelf: Salad stuff, and meat (to make chili tonight); next shelf: Diet Coke, baking soda, two bottles of wine, one bottle of beer; In the lower drawer is an onion, for the chili; The door shelves contain condiments, then yogurt, the applesauce. Healthy, I know! But now I’m really looking forward to the chili tonight!


Tam

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So. Our fridges. I tried to have it neater this time so Adam wouldn’t freak out. I only got groceries on Sunday so I’m surprised it’s not fuller (more full?). My freezer is stocked up and yes, that is two containers of Hagen Daas. But come one, it was $3 off, and it’s next to the box of Weight Watchers egg mcmuffins so I think that has a moderating effect on the ice-cream calories. I tend to fill up the freezer, then don’t buy anything until it empties out. Just restocked. Our top shelf is usually lunch stuff, pudding, juice, etc. There are some leftovers in there this time, I usually have an average number of fruits and veggies in the bottom and we have lots of juice and soda in the door along with various bottles of sauce, relish, whipped cream in a can, marinade, salad dressing, etc. Oh and that little drawer inside is chock full of cheese. (Sorry Michelle) So an average fridge? We take our lunch to work/school every day and we cook dinner at home 13 out of 14 days, so we usually have a lot of staples on hand to make it fast and easy.


TwoPi

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Atop the fridge are several boxes of cereal, bottles of dishwasher detergent, and vitamins. Freezer is packed, mostly with frozen fruit, ice cube trays, and coffee. The main section of the fridge has waaaay too much stuff in it, with the bottom shelf dominated by a pot of broccoli-bean-and-lemon pasta, and various other containers of leftovers. Good luck finding what you’re looking for in there!


Adam

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In the freezer I have some frozen veggies and pitas. On the fridge door I have some condiments, seltzer, rice milk, canned fruit and water. In the fridge I have some Fresca, veggies, fake cheese, leftover taco “meat”, apples, hummus, peanut butter, tofu and tempeh. YUM! Now I want to go eat it all.


Michelle M.

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We always have the following in the fridge: juice, salad dressings, condiments, fruits, veggies, Harry’s beer and my zinfandel (Beringer’s!), dill pickles (Adam’s favorite) and salsa. There are usually ingredients for a meal or leftovers from my cooking, but I didn’t cook this week (lazy!), so the fridge is a little bare. There are some leftover fajitas from the Mexican restaurant where we had dinner the other night. And the yogurt (yuck!) is Harry’s, he’s been making smoothies.

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In the freezer: 1st drawer: frozen veggies. 2nd drawer: popsicles (Harry had a cold/sore throat), ice cream and vodka. I find when I freeze Thin Mints, the box will last longer than a day. That hummus is soooo garlicky – when Harry eats it, the house reeks of garlic. That’s why it was banished to the freezer (until I’m out of town or die). 3rd drawer: Lots of leftovers (in the back), some Lonely Man dinners and a big old bag of strawberries for Harry’s smoothies.


Mikey

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What’s in my fridge? Not a lot at all as you can see. There are a lot of condiments though…I’m on the all condiment diet you see. Lots of flavor…very little health.


Mr. Sombrero

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Now that I look at this picture I realize how crammed, small, messy and badly-lit this fridge is. Maybe I should be on Food Hoarders, if there is a show like that. It does have good things in it. Lots of veggies and fruits, some protein and leftovers. Yummmmm!


Biggest C&R Loser 2013

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Welcome to the 4th week of Biggest C&R Loser 2013! This year we’ll be keeping all of the results and placings secret until the end of the contest. We’ll also be pooling our cash to award the 2013 winner the largest prize we’ve ever awarded … a whopping $40!  This week’s theme is “EXERCISE” — How have our contestants changed their exercise habits?  What are they doing to stay in shape? Are any of them even trying? Here’s what they had to say:


Michelle M.

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Well, so far I haven’t been exercising at all. I have been thinking about getting Zumba. Someone was selling it fairly cheap on Craigslist, but it was snapped up before I could buy it. I’m still on the look-out for it. In the meantime I’ve been thinking about walking around the neighborhood lake…


Mikey

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Have I exercised any differently since this started? Well I’m writing these blurbs each week…so that is different. Other than that I have not really changed what I’m doing exercise wise. I know this has to change, but if there is something I hate more than exercise I haven’t found it.


Mr. Sombrero

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I haven’t had much success with athletic activities recently. But in two weeks fitness classes start at work again. So I’m looking forward to squeeze in some calisthenics and yoga time. In the meantime, I’ll exercise by eye rolling every time Amanda Bynes does something stupid.

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Nathan

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I haven’t really been exercising at all. It’s ridiculously cold outside (below -40 tonight!) and I’ve mainly been changing my eating habits.


Polt

This week’s I’m to talk about my exercise…or lack thereof. I’m actually trying to get back to walking every 2-3 days instead of every 4-5 days like it has been. But really with as cold as it’s been, I don’t see myself walking much at all until it warms up. This will be me during the cold snap:

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Now, if only I had a purple sofa to eat my popcorn on.


Tam

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Yeah. That pic pretty much sums it up. Today I will blame it on the frigid -40 temps, but that doesn’t explain last week when it was above freezing. Bah. It was a crappy week for me contest-wise. So let’s just move on people, nothing to see here. *beached whale*


TwoPi

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Exercise? It is on my to-do list. I’m currently working on physical therapy, then will start on the exercise bike, and once I’ve built up some stamina the plan is to hit the Y. But I haven’t been a total slug, I’ve been going to the YMCA regularly! Mostly just to watch my kid’s swim class, though.


Adam

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It’s effing cold outside and I haven’t exercised at all. Scratch that … I’ve been chewing a lot. Nom nom nom!


Tam’s Twitter Adventures!

It’s Party Time!

Last Saturday, a few members of the Puntabugang C&R Army converged upon New York City for a festive evening of friends, vegan (and non-vegan) treats, booze, caffeine-free diet soda, pop music and great conversation.  A wonderful time was had by all, which you can see exhibited in the following 60 out-of-focus, grainy, and often odd photos (some of which were masterfully taken by “The Kid”).  Enjoy!

In attendance:
Chris D., FDot, “The Kid”, Kris, Mikey, Mr. Sombrero, Tam, Jeopardy! champion Ty, & Adam

Not in attendance:
Polt (says I have a sultry and sexy voice), Craig (was curled up in his bed crying over his urinary tract infection), Jere (he was too busy watching American Horror Story), and everyone else.

Have You Ever … Anonymously?!

Anonymity. It’s not just a hard word to spell. It’s a way to protect yourself, your identity and your secrets. So what have you been doing anonymously? Donations? Sex? Property damage? Murder? It’s time to fess up.

The rules are the same: For each question that you answer ‘yes’ to, give yourself a single point. When you reach the end of the quiz, add up your points and post your total in the comments.

Have You Ever?!

1. Have you ever anonymously left a note on someone’s car?
2. Have you ever hit a parked car and left without claiming responsibility?
3. Have you ever scratched a park car and left without claiming responsibility?
4. Have you ever made an anonymous donation to a charity?
5. Have you ever left an anonymous monetary tip?
6. Have you ever given an anonymous gift (e.g. secret Santa)?
7. Have you ever anonymously helped someone (e.g. helped an old lady cross the street)?
8. Have you ever anonymously corrected someone’s grammar?
9. Have you ever anonymously followed a blog for a long time without commenting?
10. Have you ever left anonymous comments on a blog?
11. Have you ever left mean or rude anonymous comments on a blog?
12. Have you ever chatted anonymously in a web chat room?
13. Have you ever video chatted anonymously on Chatroulette (or a similar site)?
14. Have you ever ever used a pseudonym to hide your identity?
15. Have you ever written an anonymous letter or email to someone else?
16. Have you ever written an anonymous letter to the editor of a newspaper, magazine or similar publication?
17. Have you been anonymously quoted by an interviewer?
18. Have you ever written an anonymous love letter?
19. Have you ever posted a “missed connection” on Craigslist?
20. Have you ever made an anonymous prank phone call?
21. Have you ever anonymously leaked confidential or secret information?
22. Have you ever had anonymous sex?
23. Have you ever used a glory hole and had no idea who was on the other side?
24. Have you ever anonymously raped someone?
25. Have you ever anonymously murdered someone?

Leave your anonymous total in the comments!

10 Reasons To Skip A Shower

My alarm is always set for 7:00am in the morning.  Most days of the week I don’t have to be to work until 9:00am (and I only live 15 minutes away), so this affords me a little of an hour to wake up and lounge around the house before I have to get ready.  And then there’s days that I wake up at 7:00am, realize that I’m still exhausted, and fall back asleep.  This happened to me once last week, and I ended up sleeping until 8:45am!  I awoke in a panic — should I take a shower and be late to work, or should I just throw some clothes on and run out the door?  I opted for the latter — and prayed to the FSM that no one would smell my stink or notice that I was unclean for the day.

I’m never one to skip a shower — It’s actually not uncommon for me to shower more than once a day.  The thought of smelling badly is repulsive to me (not to mention the nose that might smell me).  But I lasted that entire day last week … and it was actually pretty great.  I might actually do it again some day soon!  Think I’m crazy?  Here’s 10 reasons why you should skip a shower too:

1. You Have a Secret
It’s fun to have a secret that no one else knows. Even if you’re a big gossip (like me!), you will probably want to keep your filthy body a secret.  And it’s actually fun to not be a blabbermouth every once and a while2. Conserve Water, Save the World
Why not conserve some water and save the environment?  Every little thing helps … and conserving as many as 30 gallons of shower water might make this planet a little bit healthier.

3. It’ll Makes the Next One Better
You’ve probably spent the day longing for some a bar of soap and some warm water dribbling down your naked flesh.  Think of how great it’ll be when your finally take that shower!

4. You Can Save Some Cash
Even if you don’t have to pay a water bill, think of all the money that you’ll save on body wash, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, shower cleaner, etc. just by skipping a single shower.

5. Your Hair Will Look Great
Skipping a shower means that your hair will hold on to a day’s worth of oils and hair grease.  Who needs hair gel when you can style your ‘do with your own scalp sludge!

6. It’s Good For Your Skin
That body goo isn’t only good for your hair — it’s also good for your skin.  Your body secretes all sorts of slimy oils that naturally moisturize and protect your skin.

7. You Can Scare People Away With Your Stink
Let’s face it — you might end up a bit smelly when you skip that shower.  Don’t hide it with extra deodorant and cologne, embrace it!  When that coworker or family member that you don’t like comes close, just make sure they get a waft of your repulsive body odor.  You won’t have to make up an excuse to get them moving away from you quickly.

8. You’ve Just had Sex with James Franco
Another great reason to skip a washing session — sometimes it’s kind of hot to smell the stink of sex on yourself.  And if I did the dirty dance with James Franco … I don’t think I’d ever shower again.

9. You Might Find a Snack in Your Beard
If you’re embracing an unclean existence, you probably don’t bother shaving either.  In which case, there’s always a chance you’ll find a tasty morsel of a previous meal.  And remember, the three-second rule only applies to food that has touched the floor.  Your beard snacks do not fall under the same jurisdiction.

10. You Can Celebrate the Lazy
After all, it’s good to be lazy sometimes.  It reduces stress, gives you a chance to rest, and feels great.  Showering isn’t really necessary every day … so just take some more time to Celebrate the Lazy.