Case of the Mondays, I haz one

And nobody’s even said anything stupid to me yet!

Anyway, I was listening to the radio on the drive in to work today, and they were talking about the 14 Habits that Make You Fat. (Am guilty of all 14, and probably any more they come up with.)

I especially agree with No. 12, on “Wearing Uncomfortable Clothing”:

“Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, found that casual and comfortable clothing workdays promote increased physical activity. Specifically, study participants took an average of 491 (or 8%) more steps on Jeans Day than on those days in which they wore normal business attire. It is also estimated that study participants burned an average of 25 additional calories on Jeans Day with the extra steps and miles walked. Wearing casual clothing every day for 50 weeks of work translates into burning an additional 125 calories per week and 6,250 calories per year.”

I feel like a stuffed hedgehog today, as I’m bloated and PMS-ing and really not in the mood to be wearing shoes (or anything, for that matter). And they’re right — in more-comfortable clothes and shoes, I’m more likely to walk to the deli that’s two buildings over than drive to it. But I don’t want to perspire in work clothes, nor acquire any bruises from these damn heels rubbing me the wrong way.


I know, I haven’t blogged in days and this is all I’ve got. Tough shit. 😉

2 Responses to Case of the Mondays, I haz one

  1. Pisco Sours :

    1, 2, 4, 8, and 10 for me.

    In other news, my new office is a little farther away, across the office complex from where my old cubicle was. So that’s another 10 calories burned per day. And I always wear sneakers on my walk to work anyway and keep nicer shoes in my office.

    Of the bad: McD’s, Taco Hell, Wendy’s, and Five Guys all call me on the way home from work. Bastids.

  2. Lachlan :

    Yeah, I am guilty of several, including task-snacking. And the emotional eating. UGH.

    I’m trying like hell not to gain back the weight I lost in India, but so far I’m -umm, losing that battle.