NROL Fat Loss II W1D3: BBQ Blow-up

Meal 6 and my workout were thrown off tonight by a visit to my parents’ house after work. I had a helping of my dad’s superior beef noodles and stayed until 10 PM chatting with my mom and watching So You Think You Can Dance. This pushed my calories up to 1640 or so and delayed my NROL workout by 2 hours. I still wound up with a deficit of over 400 calories, but it fell short of my target of 884 calories per day.

Anyhow, this is where things got really ugly.

I got home a bit after 10 o’clock and discovered that DH had NOT switched the slow cooker to Warm as I had asked him to do before I left for work that morning, and the delicious 2 lb Chinese BBQ pork I had prepped was now a crusty, blackened meat-eor half its starting size. This was bad enough, but what really set me off was finding DH at his computer playing World of Warcraft.


It’s true that my anger was out of proportion to the cost of the meal in question ($3.50 for 2 lbs of lean pork loin on sale), but it was more about the fact that Chris was blithely playing the motivation-draining, time-sucking, responsibility-squashing Warcrack when I walked into the house (which, I must tell you, was FULL of the aroma of slow-cooked Chinese BBQ pork) and claimed that he not only forgot — even though he had gone into the kitchen to feed the cats and get himself some dinner — but that he had somehow failed to notice that the entire house smelled like an Asian Smokey Bones BBQ joint.

The roast may have only cost us $3.50, but the thought of my TEN WHOLE SERVINGS of carefully-marinated, quality protein at $0.35/serving turning into a charred contribution to the local landfill was just infuriating to my frugal foodie soul. How dare my normally wonderful husband turn my triumph of culinary tightwaddery into a bona fide Waste of Hard-Earned Money simply because he couldn’t wait to hop online and thwack and zap faux polygon enemies in a faux polygon world?




After sarcastically and pointedly expressing my extreme displeasure, I went back to the kitchen and performed the angriest Flylady sink scrub in recent history, then stomped directly to our patio gym set up and brought in enough weights to do a truly inspiring PMS- and BBQ pork rage-fueled workout.

Lucky for him the inside of the roast wasn’t as bad as I had feared, or I’d still be holding a grudge on our anniversary next week. 😉

(I did forgive the poor guy in the end. And I can guarantee that he’ll never forget to turn off the slow cooker again.)

– Swim (30 min)
– Walk (13 min)
– NROL Fat Loss II Workout B (half of workout)

M1: 1 cup Frosted Mini Wheats, 1/3 c. light soy milk, 1 T. ketchup, 3 egg whites, jalapeno pepper slices
M2: 15 g walnuts, 17 g raisins, 1 small banana
M3: 1 serving Chinese beef noodles (3.5 oz. lean beef, 2 oz. dry weight noodles, 3/4 c. chopped spinach)
M4: 3 slices roast beef, 1 slice pepper jack cheese, 7 baby carrots
M5: 1.5 servings Chinese been noodles (Dad’s version!)
M6: 2 granola choco chip cookies

8 thoughts on “NROL Fat Loss II W1D3: BBQ Blow-up

  1. Men cannot be trusted to remember ANYTHING, so I send my DH text messages, email, and leave sticky notes in the middle of his monitor.

  2. Zorbs – Yeah, I remember looking at my phone and wondering if I should send him a text reminder just in case, too. Sigh. I should have followed my instinct on that one. :em58:

  3. If it were me, I probably would have kicked hubby out to the dog house for the evening.

    Hubby doesn’t play WOW but he does have his PS2 and I won’t even start to list the things that he’s done because he was too busy with his game. Let’s just say that when I threaten to get the scissors out he knows he better lay low and shut the thing off or he will find little pieces of power cord laying on his pillow….

  4. Hi,

    As a fellow geekette and fitness enthusiast I always enjoy reading your blog especially your commentrary on WOW cracked me up. My little brother has just come back from a blizzard WOW tournament in paris where he was invited to including all expenses paid. I fear for his future!! He’s only 18 years old and so deep into warcrack that he is even getting paid to play it!!! Time to start an intervention. Recently he has expressed an interest in getting a six-pack and joined a gym, so hope is not lost. What sort of program do you think I could suggest for a skinny 18-year old boy? (The Wii told him had a BMI of 19 *yikes*) who subsides on pizza. I was thinking of ‘Scrawny to Brawny’ by Dr. John Berardi, but don’t know if it is really suitable for teenagers.

  5. Nic – If your brother doesn’t want to spend too much money on a program yet, I’d recommend checking out The New Rules of Lifting by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove. You can pick up a copy for $17 or so from or check it out from the library. The book will give him a good grasp of the basics of strength training, and the workouts inside are modular and progressive, so he can build a custom program based on his own goals and body type. There is even a pre-designed routine for someone like him–thin, fast metabolism, wants to bulk up without getting chubby.

  6. Ditto. Remembering is the hardest thing for men. I leave the SO notes all over so he remembers, then send a follow-up e-mail. LOL

  7. Way late to comment on this post, I know – but I just wanted to say I found your website by way of Cassandra’s NROLFW blog, and after noting your link to Pattern Review, love for Ryka’s Versa shoes and now the Flylady reference, I gotta tell you, we were twins separated at birth! (Ummmm, if it’s possible to be twins with a 12-year age difference…but I digress.)

    Anyway, love your blog – keep it up!

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