May I alphabetize those calories for you?

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As the (sometimes proud) owner of a very obsessive-compulsive personality, I find great pleasure in establishing traditions with family members and friends. Routines and patterns make the world go 'round. In a perfect circle.

One of my favorite new traditions involves glorious amounts of gluttony, which would be extremely embarrassing if I hadn't been raised on a diet of chocolate, pizza, and chocolate milk.

My mom and I are both employed by our church, which is a relatively relaxed and pleasant work environment. However, we're still completely wiped at the end of the work week, usually because we've both put in almost twice as many hours as are written on our time cards. Obviously, the correct way to reward oneself for hard work is to shove tasty food down one's gullet.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly what we do.

Every Friday, my mom and I come home, get changed, and head out to Panera, where I treat her to dinner. Then, we walk across the parking lot to the local grocery store, where she treats us each to a pint-sized container of ice cream. We take these home, scrounge up some spoons, and plop on the couch in her bedroom. She and I snuggle under some blankets and feast upon thousands and thousands of delicious calories while watching What Not to Wear.

It's heavenly and sinful all at once.

Soon, I will be sporting a (completely symmetrical) gut as punishment for this ritual, but it's totally worth it in my book. After all, it's tradition!

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

That's a whole lot of awesome right there!

And about the ice cream: If you don't want any adverse reactions, all you have to do is shake the pint, and half of them fall off. To get rid of the other half, think lots of good thoughts because that burns LOTS of calories.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Thursday's Child - Actually, my mother and I are professional chocolate eaters. We're training for the Chocolate Olympics. I can down eight or more pounds of chocolate in a week and gain maybe two pounds max, which I then lose anyway by sleeping really hard. I've done that several times this year already. I think ten pounds of chocolate in fourteen days was the max for 2007, but I'd have to check the records.

Thanks for the tips, though. :)

Scrangie

Scrangie

You must have one killer metabolism... But I'm sure you'll be kicking yourself in a couple years =)

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Scrangie - I do sometimes wonder if and when it will all catch up to me. Having pictures of myself plastered all over the internet kinda is motivation to keep myself from becoming morbidly obese. (Although, I could just Photoshop myself down to a twig.) On the other hand, Photoshop won't do much good to fix my organs if they decide to abandon ship. :\

Karen Rani

Karen Rani

I'm SO jealous of your metabolism. Mine kicked it around the age of 24, but I was preggo with Dylan and saw that as a license to eat.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Karen Rani - (zomg, welcome!! Thanks for stopping by!) I sincerely hope that this metabolism will never die on me, but I know that's kinda far-fetched thinking right there. If it does, I guess I'll have to find a ridiculously good-looking personal trainer or something. You know, one who also happens to donate his time to people who are training for the Chocolympics?