Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Losing it One Snow Man and One RC at a Time

As some of you may know, I have been trying to lose weight.  I have to say it has been tough, but not that tough...so far.

I haven't been doing a lot of exercise. I've just stopped eating snacks, drinking soda, and over eating.

Seems kind of simple right?

A little too simple...

Well, that's because it is.  The philosophy of weight loss is extremely simple and we all know how to do it.  The problem is it sucks!

If you're like me you like to eat.  

I get bored...I eat.  

I see food...I eat it.

So, to keep losing weight, and, to continue to not constantly eat, I use a distraction technique to keep my mind off of it.

What do I use as a distraction?

My Brats!

What could possibly be more distracting than bratty kids all amped up for Christmas?  They constantly want to play and horse around, so I join them.  I have a great time,  they have a great time, and I am losing weight!  It's a win for everybody.  

But, this begs the question of what do we do?

Well, as all you with kiddos know, kids like to do crap that drives parents crazy, like tea parties and screaming and laughing just because and playing toss the toys about to make Daddy pick it up and all sort of other things of that annoying nature.  

Luckily, my boys and I have also found a metric crap ton of stuff that we like, equally, to do together.

Like, Snowmen!

We've built a number of snow men, and love it!

Granted, they are all uglier than sin, but that just gives our snow people character!

The ogre looking guy behind the Pizzmeister is one of our latest creations.  He's a hard working landscaper with two little ones, which you can't see, who are swinging on our swing set and sliding down our slide! 

You know, we're lucky to have that landscaping snowman around.  We make him pick up after us when we're done playing and making a mess.

**Silly grin**  

But, snowmen can only be built when there is snow.

What do we do when there is no snow?

As evidence of my weight loss, I'm wearing a shirt in this
photo that was too small for me to wear last winter!
Well, as the title to this post suggests, RC's are a large part of our diet regime too!  

Ever since the boys and I stumbled onto Djmedic's videos on Youtube, we've caught the "RC Bug,"  meaning we're obsessed!

The boys love their little rc's, and, truthfully, I do too!

We have a tremendous time driving them around, chasing them like maniacs, jumping them, getting them filthy, tinkering with them, and, above all, UPGRADING them!  

And, it's all thanks to this DjMedic guy, a complete stranger we've been cyber stalking on youtube, who makes videos that my brats thought were so cool we had to watch every single one at least thrice. 

Anyway, since the boys and I already have these cool toys we love, I thought I'd use them as a distraction from food, and as a means for a little exercise, as well.

So far, it seems to be working.  I've lost about 30 pounds in the last month, around 14 kg's for those of you who don't use pounds and what not, and I feel like I have a little more energy, or at the very least I feel less like a slug than a month or two ago.

A few of my readers asked how I'm doing it, and that's the answer. I'm learning to not eat all the time by focusing on snowmen and rc's.  

Here's to hopefully losing 30, and then some, more pounds!

P.s.  Here's a few more photos of the brats because I love showing them off. 

P.p.s.  Oh what the hell, I'll throw in some photos of our Rc's because I love showing them off too, even when I epic fail in modifying them.  

The Pizzmeister helped build and paint a trailer for his tiny truck to
haul an even tinier truck around in.

Tire Chains!  That Same DjMedic guy did a vid on making them.
The Pizzmeister watched it and begged to make them with me.
Of course, I was quite eager unwillingly obliged

Our first project truck we bought used off of e-bay!
It's almost complete.  We just need a new body...maybe

Yes, that is packing tape on the tires because it's great fun to make it slide all over the house.  The pizzmeister also painted it with finger paint, and, no, that isn't the original shell.
We thought it would be cool to toss that body on and paint it up.
We were right!  The Pizzmeister thinks this is the coolest car he has.

And, this is "rescue mountain" built as a crawling course for a tiny
matchbox sized rc, complete with a launch pad on top for
the rc helicopters, and a tunnel for the trains to go through.

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