Unofficial startPosted: December 27, 2007
(The evil Izzy. December 2007. © Robin)
Izzy isn’t really evil. It’s just a bad case of golden-eye. Funny how the cats don’t get red-eye. Sometimes it’s a glowing blue color.
She doesn’t, however, belong up on that shelf. She was suitably reprimanded.
It’s day 2 of my unofficial start towards lifestyle change. I walked 2.29 miles yesterday and put in 4 miles today. I followed the walks up with some yoga and meditation. It’s a great way to start the day.
I’ve also been doing a fine job of eating lots of fruits and veggies. M and I went out to dinner last night. We went to a restaurant that serves Middle Eastern food and has plenty of vegetarian dishes on the menu. The food was delicious, and I’m pretty sure I got at least 5 servings of vegetables just in that one meal.
We woke up this morning to a rain/snow mix. Very slushy stuff. It turned to snow later in the morning. It didn’t amount to much. The temperature has warmed up to a balmy 36 degrees which has melted whatever snow was out there.
Our next good chance for snow will be New Year’s Eve. M and I have tickets to First Night in Akron. We’ve gone to First Night before and always had a good time. I’m especially looking forward to Colin Dussault’s Blues Project. You can check ’em out here, too.
We’re off the Sharon, PA tonight to have our annual wingfest at Quaker Steak & Lube with friends. It’s become a tradition at this point. I’ve kept the calories down and the foods healthy throughout the day so I won’t feel too terribly guilty when I dig into those hot wings and onion rings.
Even though it’s an unofficial start, it’s a decent start. I figure if I can keep up the healthy changes a minimum of 80 percent of the time, I should be able to lose weight, get into better shape, and not feel as though I’m depriving myself.
Truthfully, eating healthy foods never makes me feel deprived, and almost always makes me feel better on all levels. Makes me wonder why the junk food can be so attractive at times when it does the complete opposite.
Look for changes around the blog soon. I don’t like what this theme does to some of my photos. I’m on the hunt for something better.