Back down to 185. I must admit, I do prefer being on this side of the “half of me” mark, though I’m also enjoying my new muscles too.
I’ve decided to start my own personal “Lick the Produce Department” challenge, in which I buy fruits and vegetables I have never cooked with before. And then actually cook with them. Just buying the food and trying to eat it with my eyes would be rather silly. This week, I made eggplant pizza-ettes which were delicious. For some reason I thought eggplant would be purple inside as well as out. I was surprised to discover it was greenish and I’d actually eaten it before in pasta at The Olive Garden. Currently in the fridge – a yam, a zucchini, and a butternut squash. I’ve always been scared to try a new recipe if it contains too many ingredients that I’ve never used. Maybe by cooking with one new thing at a time I’ll be able to feel comfortable taking on more exotic recipes.
I’ve been running on the trail this week and I’m starting to realize how much rougher the concrete is on my joints than the treadmill is. My knees let out little aches and moans as I climbed the stairs a day after my run. I think they were mumbling “Stop grinding us to the bone, woman!” They never did that during the winter months on the treadmill. I just bought some new running shoes, so hopefully that will help absorb some of the shock of running on a hard surface. The shoes have tongues, but they haven’t started mumbling anything to me yet.