Ate Fried Chicken, Ditched the Scale, Quit the Gym

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.

I got fried chicken.

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I got fried chicken with 2 veggie sides – collard greens and 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. Probably 5 years ago?

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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.

I also quit the gym.

Just not for me. I should have known better. I just need daily walks and occasional (gentle) yoga. Oddly enough, when I am *not* working out I find it much easier to maintain my weight.

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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 🙂