132 will mark the next milestone in my Guinness counter. Why? I’ll explain.
As you might remember, I previously mentioned that 1 pint is not equal to half a liter. In fact, it’s something like:
1 Imperial pint = 0.568261485 liters
Now considering that my body weight is approximately 75Kg and that the density of Guinness is the density of water (which I know it isn’t, each beer has a different density based on a variety of factors, but the variation is too small to be relevant for the case at hand) – 1g/cm3 - let us make the following calculation:
75 / 0.568261485 = 131.98
What this means is, by the time I finish my Guinness pint number 132, I’ll have drunk my own body weight in Guinness! When presented this way, it sounds a little bit overwhelming.
Anyway, judging from last weekend, I guess I’ll get to that number quite soon… And then I’ll probably stop counting. Or I’ll just remove the counter, so that people don’t think of me the drunk-bastard-that-likes-to-show-it-off-on-his-crappy-blog.
I just hope I can get the milestone glass this time.
Is the financial crisis hitting you hard? Do you want to start saving money now?
Then stop eating healthy and start eating more junk food!
Earlier today I went to Tesco and came back with a few of those pasta mixtures that cost me €0.95 each. Yes, you read that right! 95 euro cents for just-boil-for-5-minutes-and-it’s-ready-to-eat “pasta”. Cheap and fast, just the way I like cooking to be! And the writing in the pack even says it’s for 2 servings, which means that people that don’t eat that much can have a meal for under €0.50…
This is probably the epitome of cheap food, but I can give you a few other examples. 2€ pizzas can be easily found in almost every supermarket. Search a bit further and you’ll find microwaveable Chinese food for €3 (and decent portions as well). And there’re also packs of 8 burgers for €1, although I think that’s a bit too cheap to be real meat…
So drop that carrot and go and eat some junk food! With the low amount of calories you’ve been ingesting with all that healthy eating you’ll eat even smaller portions of the already cheap food, making you save even more!
Feel free to thank me with a percentage of the savings.
What happens when you wake up and realise it’s a great sun outside?
If you live in Portugal, you close the drapes and stay inside because it’s probably too hot outside.
If you live in Ireland, you get dressed immediately and go outside to be a “human sunflower” and do the monthly photosynthesis… And that’s exactly what I “had to do” today…
Because, the weather is not always bad (just 90% of the time…):
Looking forward for the rain to come back tomorrow…
Well, my friends, it’s all nice and fun to go out and drink “a few” beers but if you add that to the fact that I haven’t done any kind of exercise in something like half a year (and my work consists of sitting down in a chair for 8 hours), you can imagine that the abdominal area is starting to grow. Oh, and eating a lot of junk food kind of helps…
Before you start criticizing me for eating a lot of junk food let me point out that I do it because it’s very cheap at the supermarket (I can get a pizza for 2€) and I just don’t have the time to waste on cooking. For example, today’s dinner, a simple steak with rice and an egg took 1 hour to cook, eat and then wash the dishes. If I did cook frequently I would have much less time to update this blog, for example. And let’s not forget about Facebook, Twitter, reading blogs (my Google Reader counter shows a scary 1000+ blog posts unread) and watching Lost, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory, and a movie every once in a while. But I digress, let’s go back to the original subject.
So I decided to stop being lazy and start exercising. Well, at least trying to burn enough calories to counter the effect of the beer (Guinness is quite heavy on those). The plan was set in motion last week, when I bought some cheap runners and running jacket at Aldi. The plan is to do some running and also some pushups and situps.
Starting with the running, the first “jog” was yesterday. Sketched a route on Google Maps and there I went, hoping not to break halfway through it. Surprisingly, it went pretty okay, and I even managed to extend the route a little bit. And since I like statistics, here’s what MapMyRun has to say about this first run:
Time Taken: 00:17:00
Total Distance: 3.06 km.
Burned: 89 (kcal)
Speed: 10.78 (km/hr) (avg)
Not so bad for a sedentary bastard, right? But quite weak otherwise. The objective now is to gradually increase the distance, while at the same time increasing the speed. And I’ll need to look into how much calories a pint has, because that 89 looks quite low.
And as you can imagine, my legs are hurting in a way that makes me limp while walking…