My blog has been sorely lacking in personality as of late. I’ve been all gung-ho on informative posts and I’ve pulled back from updates about me and my life. (Except for the rally recap, but that was just a recap of an event, not thoughts or feelings.) Anywho.
Last night we went out to eat with our friends. We were heading up towards K-town (Korea-town = lots of Korean restaurants all along west 32nd street) when someone said, “Hey, let’s go to Live Bait.” Bobby kind of pulled me aside and said, “Hon, I don’t think you will want anything there.” And I said, “I really do eat anything now, you know!” So we went.
And I got fried chicken.
Source. (I don’t really take many pictures when I am out with friends. I used to but honestly I think it looks obsessive. Even for a food blogger.)
Admittedly, I got fried chicken with 2 veggie sides – collard greens and (buttery) green beans.
The green beans picture is my own from a while ago… here’s that recipe (it’s an Indian dish but it looks like the beans I had last night). The collards picture is mine too – my recipe for collard greens here.
I cannot remember the last time I had fried chicken. Honestly – maybe I had it in 2006? It’s sad to think how many foods I have missed out on over the last 5 years.
There is another personal update that I wanted to share:
I am ditching my scale until January 1st.
The scale has not been going up (or down – and I don’t want it to do either of those actions) lately aside from the 2-3 pound range that comes from eating too much salt or being bloated, but I have decided that I cannot base my day’s happiness on a stupid little number anymore. Maybe I won’t ever weigh myself again, but for now I’m giving myself a timeline of two months. When January 1st comes around I will decide if I even need or want it anymore.
Oh yeah. And…
I quit the gym.
Just not for me. I should have known better. All I need to be happy are my daily walks and occasional (gentle) yoga. Oddly enough, when I am *not* working out I find it much easier to maintain my weight. If anything, I tend to lose weight when I’m not working out.
I know I usually do a weekly recap on Saturday or Sunday but I really just wanted to write about these things instead. And I have way more to say. I’ll do my weekly roundup soon – either later today or Tuesday (Monday is Healthy Monday).
How was your weekend? Anything exciting or life-change happening for you?
P.S. Congrats to Heather, CD, and Summer (aka the HEABlet)! A beautiful family