Last week, I injured my leg in a very embarrassing manner while running. As a result, I can’t get take advantage of this gorgeous Spring weather, and I am trapped inside The House on the Hill.
Of course, the place has been crawling with house guests, and I have been unable to run away from them as I normally would. All of them seemed to have suggestions for alternate ways to lose weight until I could run again. I thought I’d burden you with them as well…
The Wicked Witch Diet. This one was courtesy of The Flying Monkeys, who love any excuse to tell the tale of how their former employer withered away to nothing after Dorothy introduced her to an amazing weight loss plan.
Apparently, all it involves is having them soak me with buckets of water until the pounds just melt off of me.
If they only had brains, The Flying Monkeys would be very dangerous!
The Work Sauna I came up with this plan after yet another day of sweating profusely while chained to my desk at work. Something is up with the climate control settings and my section of the office it apparently set to “Sixth Ring of Hell”.
If this keeps up, I’ll need The Flying Monkeys to throw water on me to keep my blood from boiling. I just keep thinking about ice all day to keep my brain from overheating.
The Liquid Diet This one was Seamus’ brainchild. Maine’s lone Leprechaun spent an hour extolling the virtues of an all liquid diet, stating that solid foods would be the end of me since they contain calories, fats, and sugars that screw with my metabolism.
I was having trouble understanding Seamus’ pitch because he was about seven sheets to the wind, but he insisted that drinking beer all day would make me urinate constantly, which would make me lose weight.
I’m sure all the vomiting after a drinking binge would help with the weight loss as well.
Monster Under the Bed Head Vlak, the Monster who lives under my neighbors’ bed, but who will often crash under mine, told me that he keeps his slim figure by only eating things that he finds under a bed.
Apparently, dust bunnies, stray socks, and cat toys are very low in calories. However, they do not sound at all tasty. Don’t think I could do it.
The Brain Buster The Zombies inspired this one. Apparently, human brains are high in protein and low on carbs and calories. In addition, since people will not surrender the main course of this diet willingly, meals are few and far between.
Zombies also do a lot of slow, staggered, trudging, which is a much easier cardio program than running. I definitely could handle that without injuring myself.
If I really want to tackle this plan hardcore, I’d cover myself in guts and entrails to go Full Zombie. The stench of that would take away my appetite, and I’m certain I’d lose weight like my body was decaying around me.
The Soul Patrol Workout The Devil came up with this, the simplest of all the alternate weight loss plans I’ve heard this week.
In return for my eternal soul, Lucifer will happily give me the body I desire and make sure I maintain my ideal weight until I die. Hell no!
While I did like the sound of that, two important components of The Howler are pack running and tons of body hair. Neither of those things appeal to me.
Air-obics Gary the Gargoyle really had me sold on this exercise plan. He’s got a completely chiseled body, so I’d listen to anything he suggested.
Unfortunately, Gary’s killer workout is all about aerial exercises, and I have yet to figure out how to fly. If I ever do, I am all over this one.
Sure, using Magic to lose weight sounds ideal, but there are always side effects. You just have to read the fine print on the bottom of the cauldron to find out what they are.
I don’t want to risk turning into a frog, developing a hunchback, or going all Voldemort and losing my facial features. What good is being skinny if that happens?
Deflategate Of course, I could always take a page out of the New England Patriots’ playbook and simply cheat. I could get a clubhouse attendant to deflate me, and no one would have any idea. I might even win the Super Bowl for my troubles!
What about you, Modern Philosophers? Do you have any non-traditional weight loss plans to add to the list? Are you willing to try any of these?
LEGAL NOTICE: This blog is for entertainment purposes only. The author does not endorse any of these weight loss plans in any way. Not everything you read on the internet should be attempted in the real world. You look great just the way you are!