I know several superb chefs in Boston and have eaten many platefuls of their superb grub in my time here. And maybe I was just super hungry on Monday, but Eric & LaToya's BBQ spread wins my heart:
Chicken legs fired up crusty with tangy sauce and char residue. Back ribs even tangier and crustier. Corn cobs done just enough al dente that they don't stick in the teeth. One potato salad done South Carolina and the second potato salad done Trinidadian, with peas and carrots. Tiramisu (yes, tiramisu). Chocolate cake. A second helping of chicken, slathered with sauce.
Weight Watchers, be damned.
So you understand my justifiable fear of stepping on the scale yesterday. Fear enough that I succumbed to the old tactic, just prior to weigh-in, of running several miles in humid temperatures to sweat out every ounce of excess water.
Which is why I was relieved to see another 3 pounds gone, the magic 130 barrier hurdled.
May 4 Poundage: CXXXVIIWhew.
May 26 Poundage: CXXXI
June 2 Poundage: CXXVIII
June 20 Goal Poundage: CXXI
(Poundage to go: VII)
Upon reflection, I shouldn't be as surprised as I am. For the purposes of this blog, I just tallied this week's physical activity. (OK, Weight Watchers, you do not be damned, since you help me track these things.)
Running: 6 runs totalling 30 milesSo it figures that if I can maintain this routine for the next 2 weeks and don't have to contend with the food baby that comes via Eric & LaToya's BBQ skills ....
Biking: 2x everyday, totalling 100 miles
Walking: 5 jaunts totalling 10.6 miles
Elliptical machine: 90 minutes
Yoga: 1 Vinyasa Power Class
Weightlifting/core strength: 4 sessions totalling 120 minutes
.... time to order the bikini?