Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ramadan It! - Day 12

I'm tired, and I want to go to bed, so here it is: I made it to 6:00 today, and my wife and I went to Fuddrucker's. Mmmmm...buffalo burger.

I'm actually starting to like the whole skipping lunch thing in a perverse way. It's one less thing to worry about. I know what some of you are thinking, and I can even imagine Andrew Nolan saying, "Why are you worried about lunch?" Yeah, it's weird, but it's just one of those weird things that I can't help. "Worry" is probably too strong a word, but I can't seem to come up with a more appropriate one right now.

On another note, the big disappointment is that even though I seemed to have lost a bit of weight, I may have been premature. It's really having little effect on my weight. I think it's some metabolism thingee. Maybe when this is all over, I'll just go for a light lunch - maybe a salad with some chicken or fish with no carbs. (That's just for lunch - I'm not doing a no carb diet.)

Oh, and I bought Braveheart and Gladiator on Blu-Ray today. I was just going to get Gladiator even though Best Buy had an offer that if you bought them both, you'd save $10. When I got there though, I saw that with each one of them, you can get a mail-in rebate for $10. Basically, when it's all said and done, I will have only paid about $10 for each of them. (This only works if you have the DVD version where you can send in the UPC.) These are definitely the kinds of movies that I'll continue to watch at least once every couple of years, and they're definitely the kinds where you notice a big difference with Blu-Ray. What does that have to do with my Ramadan experiment? Nothing. It's just that a good deal makes me giddy.


Nolan said...

Why are you worried about lunch? That seems like a strange thing to...HEY!!!

Oh, and I might get Braveheart, but I firmly believe Gladiator is overrated. I can't even say I like it. It's not bad, but something's missing, you know?

Ingrid said...

Beer, lasagna, burrito, fuddruckers, and Indian food (full of oil) all sounds like real food that would make you lose weight, even if you eat only once a day. Not.

Your body is going into starvation condition if you don't eat for a long stretches of time and holds on to the calories you feed it even more aggressively. None of the people I know who do Ramadam lose weight. Au contraire.

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Lance Christian Johnson said...

Nolan - funny, that's how I feel about Braveheart.

Mom - you're probably right!

Ingrid said...

Of course it Ramadan, the Persians call it Ramizan. I think Americans call it Rama Lama Ding Dong.
I think both, Gladiator and Braveheart are brutal and I don't know why one would want to watch it repeatedly.

Lance Christian Johnson said...

Do they have parts that are brutal? Absolutely. But it's not like they're 3 hours of brutality - there's a good story with each one of them.

But I can understand if the brutality turns somebody off. It doesn't bother me though. I can even appreciate it when it's well-done (from an artistic perspective).

Nolan said...

But Braveheart came first. Whenever I watch Gladiator, it feels like a Braveheart knockoff. Plus, the music for Braveheart kicks ass.

Lance Christian Johnson said...

Your argument makes no sense. Gladiator takes place in Ancient Rome. Braveheart takes place in Medieval Scotland.

Man, you just don't know your history. Duh.

NOW who's stupid?