Mission accomplishedPosted: March 3, 2009
(Today’s view of the pond.)
Today I successfully completed the two 30-day goals I signed up for on February 2nd. I’ve been alcohol-free for 30 days and I walked over 100 miles in that same time period.
I’m enjoying, as Garrison Keillor put in his advice to the newly 50, the vacation from alcohol. The loss of the empty (non-nutritious) calories has been a big bonus. It leaves room for other non-nutritious calories such as Starburst Jelly Beans or Cadbury Caramel Eggs. Not on a regular basis, mind you. Just as the occasional treat.
(Jelly beans and sunlight. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
I have to walk more to make up for the jelly beans and caramel eggs. 😉
After taking today off as a kind of rest day (I walked only 2 miles), I’m looking for a new challenge. I plan to stay alcohol-free for a while as I whittle away the excess weight. (Less jelly beans, more walking!)
I made a risotto with butternut squash and feta cheese for dinner last night. Yummy stuff, but it didn’t photograph well.
I’m not sure more light would have helped in this instance. Perhaps I didn’t pose it well.
The weather here in the Bogs continues to be bitterly cold. I’m a little weary of the cold and being cold. This is the first winter that the cold has bothered me. I’m beginning to have a little more sympathy for those who always want the heat turned up.
It’s supposed to get above freezing tomorrow. That will be a nice change of pace.