I’m going to keep this update short and sweet (well, not too sweet). Week 2 was tougher than week 1. The shiny new-ness of the year already started to fade and with it my enthusiasm for avoiding sugary treats and exercising. I ran and went to spin class and even added a couple of short weight sessions. Dan and I also went climbing for the first time in several months. So overall, I feel like I made progress on my fitness goals. I’m feeling stronger and breathing easier on my runs.
My eaating was pretty good until Friday. The only bad thing I can say about is that I was not eating enough because I was forever hungry. Starving really. I met Dan for coffee on Tuesday and requested we go somewhere with food otherwise I might have to eat his arm. He found me a snack.
And then there was Friday… a day full of delicious, but not-so-light food. First, I met Luna for lunch at the Home of Chicken and Waffles in Oakland. If you ever have the privilege to dine with Luna, do it. She’s a breath of fresh air. But back to the food… Chicken and waffles. Do I really need to say any more? Well, I will say this: it was the best damn fried chicken I’ve had in a long time. And the waffle. Oh the waffle…
For dinner on Friday, Dan took me out to Masa’s (yes, I am spoiled) which can be summed up in 5 words: wine, foie gras, candy cart. (candy cart!). I probably don’t need to tell you that I was smitten with the candy cart. Full of beautiful little truffles and macarons (my first taste of macaron… I am hooked now). When we were done with dinner and the candy cart, Dan was finishing his coffee. And it was then that I saw our waiter bringing out the candy cart for the table next to us. I looked at him then looked at the cart then looked at him again. He looked at me quizzically and I was high on sugars so couldn’t stop myself from blurting out “I love the candy cart!”. The waiter smiled at me and said: “Well, that explains the Cheshire cat smile.” (really, the smile was me trying to figure out how I could sneak another macaron off of the cart but he didn’t need to know that).
I have spent Saturday and Sunday trying to recover. Tomorrow it’s back to spin class and avoiding candy carts and fried chicken.
P.S. I love candy cart! (“I love lamp!”… name that movie).