I thought I would make more progress as the Chinese New Year was on February 19. New Years is always an inspiration to seriously start over. The first new years of the new year didn't work so well in the weight loss department, so maybe this second new years will work better.
Whenever you have a new years, you have to take advantage of the positive "start over - do better" mind trip. I don't know of any other new years I can count on for the rest of this year though. So no third chance to make a clean start.
In eating habits, I did pretty well until Saturday. Every couple of months three friends and I get together for a Scrabble game afternoon at Harvey's on the Mall bar in downtown Kalamazoo.
It is a chance to go to the bar and talk girl talk. We catch up on the happenings in our lives, our family's lives, our ailments, movies we've seen, work, social events, a little politics, TV shows, whatever, etc.
We always tip a few cocktails and order lunch. I had three (one for each game) tall Myer's rum and cokes (cuba libre) and a whole personal size pizza to myself. Harvey's used to have artichokes as a topping option, but not for a long time. So it is not my favorite place for pizza. It will do though when you haven't had even a bite of pizza for a few weeks.
I'll tell you my mouth just waters whenever I see a pizza commercial on TV. Doesn't matter what brand or who is serving. But my all time favorite Kalamazoo pizza is at Erbelli's. They have the best artichokes (big quarters, not mushy) I ever had on a pizza and I get a double order of them every time. Check their menu at: www.erbellis.com