August 26, 2013

Wife's Choice: Overindulging In CHOCOLAT


"Very good...but not my favorite."
You guys, I am getting FAT.

I'm not just being vain here.  I've never been in terrific shape and I've long since made peace with the fact that I'm never going to have a six pack or bulging biceps or really muscle definition of any sort.  I'm okay with all that.  What I'm not okay with is the fact that I'm currently unable to wear half the clothes in my closet.  That is NOT cool.

It wasn't always like this.  In the lead up to my wedding last year, I started eating better and, for the first time in my life, started going to the gym two or three times a week.  The results weren't exactly dramatic, but I was definitely a bit slimmer and, more importantly, I was proud of myself for making progress in an area of my life that I'd been long neglecting.

But here's the thing: ever since I started this project, the time that I would have spent at the gym is now spent watching movies.  Also, my wife really likes to cook delicious things.  This is a bad combination.

I guess, like anything else, it's just a matter of dedication.  Jamie has decided to go pescatarian for a while, but I love red (and white and really all) meat too much to quit it cold turkey.  But I can still take steps to eat better.  Sadly this probably means less nachos.  I  should also carve out time to exercise and actually make use of the gym membership I'm paying for each month.  Yes, that's going to carve into my sitting-around-drinking time, but that's probably not a bad thing.  It doesn't seem totally unreasonable to come home and hit the gym before I settle in for a movie a few times a week.  It'll push my nightly schedule back a bit and it'll certainly mean watching less TV once the fall schedule kicks in, but at this point it's a choice between Andy Samburg's cop show and fitting into my pants.  I think I've gotta go with pants.

Anyway, this is all by way of saying that I recently watched Chocolat, starring Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina and Johnny Depp.  At the urging of Paul Rudd, Jamie and I split a bottle of wine and a summer salad.  (The grilled salmon was my idea.)



It was delightful.

Just like Jason Segel said it would be.

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Title: Chocolat
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Lena Olin, Carrie-Anne Moss, Peter Stormare
Year Of Release: 2000
Viewing Method:  DVD