I've been watching Iron Chef and it's so interesting to see all the wierd ingredients and cooking methods, but what I am overwhelmingly impressed with is the fact that most of the things they use are, like, real food. I'm sure you know what I mean. For someone who's used to McDonald's and Hamburger Helper, this all looks amazing. There's no way in hell I could do most of what they do, but there's plenty of ways (in and out of hell, haha) that I could obtain most of the things they use, because they're fruits and vegetables and stuff. It gives me a new appreciation for real food. It really makes me want to cook!
I finally worked out for the first time this week. There's a park here, called Shakespeare Park, which is something like 2.3 or 2.4 miles long (I'm not really sure) but anyway, 6 weeks ago the fastest I could do it was 43 minutes. I got it down to 39 minutes about 3 weeks ago, and today...37! Yay, improvement! So that's my Non-Scale Victory for today.
Prayer and focus and this week's episode of Biggest Loser and Iron Chef have all combined to help me get most of the way out of my self-pity hole that is Week Two. However...that time of the month is upon me. Which means that all bets are off for this week's weigh in. It's a little...I dunno...frustrating? wierd? disappointing? to start to do so much better and then have this guarantee that this weigh in will be bad. Oh well. Such is that time of the month. But you know what I'm NOT gonna do? Give up! That's right folks, I'm here to stay. Good weigh in, bad weigh in, fails, victories, whatever, I'm just gonna keep going. And Christmas is going to bow to me!
Good luck to you all!