Non-resolution update

Well, it’s been almost a month since I made my new year’s non-resolution, a.k.a. bet with the hubs that will hopefully win both of us an amazing sushi dinner in April.

I am happy to report that I’ve lost…maybe 2-3 lbs?  Depending on what scale I use?  Not exactly a dramatic change, but honestly, I do feel like I’m getting in to better shape, and that’s encouraging.

Sure, I could tackle the project more aggressively, but at the end of the day, I’m pretty happy with where I am…at least, enough so that I’m not hugely motivated to take drastic measures, such as giving up wine with dinner (blasphemy!) and weekend splurges.

Not entirely sure how the hubs is doing.  He claims to have lost like 9 lbs.  I am skeptical.  Or perhaps just envious.

So we’ll keep doing what we’ve been doing…trying to eat healthier home-cooked meals and keeping a watchful eye on the alcohol calories.  I’m confident that we’ll both make our goals!

Today’s EAT: Had a lunch meeting at Crosby Connection in NoHo and was so excited to find this place.  Delicious sandwiches and free wifi!  I highly recommend the turkey sandwich with pear and brie.  It was delightful (and not too unhealthy…it was relatively heavy on the turkey with just a little of the creamy brie).

For dinner, I cooked a small hunk of wild salmon with a dijon mustard and brown sugar crust.  (I’m not sure who originally told me this simple preparation for salmon, but it’s delicious and so incredibly easy!)  Served with curried yam oven fries and a salad.  (No picture because I was a bit ravenous and tore into it before I even thought about the camera…)

Today’s DRINK: Mount Fishtail Marlborough Pinot Noir, 2008:

Once again, I was tempted by the clearance rack at the discount liquor store.  But instead of going for the bargain-basement $3 bottle, I picked up this $10 bottle, which was originally $19.  It’s pretty good for $10 and even wouldn’t be bad at $19!

Today’s RUN:  I didn’t get around to doing my run until 5 PM, and not wanting to brave the gym crowds I decided to hit the pavement rather than the treadmill, even though it is crazy windy and pretty cold here today.  In keeping somewhat with the interval workout I’d planned, I did a fartlek thing – 2 minutes hard, 2 minutes easy – along my normal 5-mile route.  The wind was gusting all around; one second I’d be fighting a 30 MPH headwind and practically standing still, and the next second a tailwind would push me into an unwitting sprint.  It was fun though, even with having to fight the winds and dodge icy spray coming off the river!


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