Monday, Monday

Posted: July 12, 2010 in Schell's, Weight loss

Hey everyone!

Didn’t get a chance to do an entry yesterday. I really didn’t have anything to say, so why say anything? We went off to Reading for a family picnic. It was nice to see everyone and not at a funeral for a change, which seemed to be the pattern for a while.

Had to take two cars, as the missus had to work last night. There were plenty of good eats, but I didn’t have a crazy-bad food day. Yes, there were soft pretzels from the Philly Soft Pretzel Factory and they were very good. The highlight for me was actually having some mustard. My hate relationship with mustard goes back years and I guess my palate has changed, because I was putting it on the pretzel and loving it.

This was with the spicy horseradish mustard, too. When I had a hot dog later, I tried the spicy brown mustard and found I liked that as well. It’s always nice to discover a food you didn’t like is something you like now. I always hated broccoli as a kid, now it’s my favorite vegetable. There was a time I didn’t like pizza. Seriously. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true.

Other eats at the picnic included the main enemy (Muenster cheese), a nice fresh fruit tray (with kickass kiwi and pineapple), plus the standard picnic fare. I managed to have only three cubes of the enemy, one hot dog (with spicy brown mustard!), and stuck to drinking water and one can of diet Sierra Mist. As I said, not an abysmal food day by any stretch.

There was no watching of the World Cup finals, however. We were watching Formula One, then the World Cup was overruled in favor of watching the Phillies-Reds offensive suckfest. After watching Formula One, I can say that those guys have to be the best drivers on the planet, hands down. I think that I would love to attend an F-One race at some point as it returns to the US.

Having that much selection of stuff I like is a great test for our upcoming cruise vacation, or as I like to call it, “Can Brian withstand the temptation of the midnight buffet?” It’s going to be a challenge, I think, one that I can hopefully withstand.

Also in the food department, we had a lovely dinner with our friend on Saturday night. Our friend brought a very nice Carl Reh Riesling, whose website trumpets that they ARE the Riesling experts. I tend to agree. I’m not a wine drinker or connoisseur by any stretch, but I was perfectly willing to down this one. It was a perfect complement to the pasta ponzo and balsamic grilled asparagus that I made for the main event. Post dinner, there was angel food cake with fresh strawberries and good conversation lasting well into the morning.

Today will bring work around the house and a walk. Tomorrow morning, we are planning a friendly mini-golf round with a friend. Loser has to buy the ice cream, so maybe I should practice a little?

Hope you all have a great week and I’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Today’s weight: 296.2.

Comments
  1. Kristen says:

    Good luck with the cruise! I found it hard to resist all the food when I went on a Caribbean cruise more than 10 years ago. I remember the dinners to be particularly tasty though the buffets not as much.

    :)k

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