Good still-dark morning, dear readers. Our roads are slippery with slush and frozen ice. I had to drive Barry into work as our second vehicle (which is the same as our first vehicle, a 2003 Buick Century, except with more mileage) lies sick in the auto repair shop.
The same auto repair shop where I won the Kindle Fire last fall in a sweepstakes, I’m sure you clever readers recall.
This is the second time this ill vehicle hath visited the mechanic this past month. The first visit resulted in a $600 repair. I can’t even remember why. If any of you readers are wealthy and want to send money…no, no, no, I didn’t type that last sentence. Please disregard.
Am sitting in our local coffee shop, Java by the Bay, sipping a cup of black tea in a mug that says Cocoa-Cappuccino-Coffee in bold yellow, brown and green letters.
Thanks to those of you who read and commented on the last blog post about gazing and lingering in those places (inner and outer) that are challenging, that hurt, that cause despair. I really appreciate those of you that you paused and liked this post.
You savvy readers are of course wondering about how my three-week detox progressed. Last night was the last night! We ate squash stuffed with quinoa, kale, white beans, sage, thyme and toasted hazelnuts.
Very apropos that today is Fat Tuesday, isn’t it? Someone in the coffee shop suggested that tomorrow is Skinny Wednesday.
Here’s the statistics for those of you waiting with bated breath. I continued to love the Detox plan from Whole Living magazine all the way to the skinny end. Official weight loss: 7.5- 8 pounds depending how many times the scale joggled. Feeling healthy, happy and ready to eat a chicken enchilada with a glass of wine tonight at the Mexican restaurant up in Houghton after our chiropractor appointment.
The recipes weren’t quite as delicious in Week 3, although we still enjoyed most of them. Week 3 seemed very similar to the way we frequently eat. Someone asked–What are you looking forward to eating now that your detox is over?
I replied–Barbecued tempeh with red pepper and onions.
Doesn’t sound much different from a detox diet, does it?
I want to stay on this healthy eating track and not lose momentum. It’s so easy to let lethargy or temptation completely derail us. I’ve been derailed sixteen thousand times. Have you?
What else is new before I deliver two bags of garbage to the garbage truck after Charley opens his business at 8 a.m.? It’s $2 per bag of trash. Barry usually delivers, but he’s at work and I’m just playin’ around this morning. Charley is the most friendly guy in the Universe. Don’t you love it when the most friendly man in the Universe takes your garbage and gives you a smile in return?
Who’s the friendliest service worker you know? Doesn’t it just lift your day to receive the gift of a smile or kind word?