Today is September 11 and I want to say how thankful I am for the men and women who risk their lives everyday for us. You are welcome to my bacon any time. And no, that’s not some weird innuendo. Mostly.
I finished the first book I’m ghost writing for Random House (not a cookbook) and am embarking on the second now (both hit the shelves in in the spring). I don’t talk much about writing for a major publisher because tons of people write books these days, and I don’t want to sound all weird about it. Plus, it’s not related to this site. It’s a lot of work but it’s been a tremendous learning experience.
Also, these images are an example of the terrible things I make my kids do for images for this site. Thanks to you and to my site sponsors, they’ll be able to afford the therapy bill later. (The lighting was terrible in that room.) As an aside, that cool shirt he’s wearing is the British flag made up of the names of British comedy. Isn’t that pretty sweet?
While you look at what I’m doing, be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled to give some ideas, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). I am, however, here with you to cheer you on when you’re so skinny you’re mistaken for tall, gorgeous, leggy twigs.
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I ate this:
Breakfast: Bacon (too salty. Icky! I think it’s time to change over the lard I cooked it in)
Lunch: Meatloaf I’m testing for you for a future recipe
Snack: 1/3 cup Chili Lime Almonds
Dinner: I went to bed from 6pm until 11pm!
Notes: I had a great, somewhat insanely busy day. I scored the most awesome desk ever that I plan to convert to a treadmill desk so that I can walk while I walk to you. Can I walk and talk at the same time? Soon you’ll know!
What I Learned
Today I learned that I can overcome things that give me anxiety.
As ridiculous as this sounds, I have never gone alone to a big town nearby to score something cool from craigslist. But there she was– A beautiful Ikea Jerk desk that is no longer being produced and are harder to come by all the time. I found one for a song on the nationally-acclaimed “buy/sell/trade” site.
The problem? Going there by myself; being able to move the pieces (solid wood and metal); getting it home in one piece.
I performed all three tasks. All by myself! I am so proud of me.
I went outside of my comfort bubble, I didn’t let anxiety talk me out of my find (don’t worry; I know all about not meeting scary people alone) and I even was able to spend a little less on the desk because I love love love to haggle!
Today for me was a huge victory in my nervousness and a big face smooshprint on social anxiety. Take that! *smoosh*
And I have a great desk.
Sometimes it pays to just do something a little bit scary. The sense of accomplishment is so fantastic.