Sunday, April 11, 2010

Food Choices Not Great; Fitted Shirt Is

Friday lunch was at Haru, and as proof that I go there too often - sitting at the same spot at the end of the sushi bar, the manager (an over-exuberant woman) whom I exchange pleasantries with, bought my lunch. Same: edamame, miso, salad with very little ginger, and a avocado and asparagus roll. I tried to cut down from those white rice carbs by having it made with seaweed on the outside (as oppose to an "inside out" with additional rice on the outside). Still, if I want to reach my goal as quickly as possible I should cut all of those carbs from white rice out.

Staying with my weakness I ordered a Turkish salad and falafel wrap from Taksim for dinner. The fried falafel is really not a good idea, in fact it is a very poor idea -- I hope I can wean myself off.

I fall back on my Japanese, and Turkish fare out of laziness (not feeling like walking a an avenue and a few blocks out of the way to go shopping), and, well, I really like the taste.

On a positive note I bought a couple of polo shirts from Penguin. Being a traditionalist, and preferring most things "old school," I love the old Penguin style shirts made popular in the 1950's and 60's, and now popular again with the young, slim, hip crowd. I emphasize slim because these shirts are made to the same specifications as they were 50 years ago - meaning a slim tailored fit in the midsection. In other words, a cut that would look like a sausage casing on most American adult males. They do have a size XXL, but they are really on par with the average XL, and they are fitted. I got a couple of XXL's (I bought one about 4 years ago, and it was obviously way too tight), and they fit quite nicely!

Penguin was the golf shirt for everyone from Jack Nicklaus to Bing Crosby. It's the only shirt I remember my father wearing when I was a little kid.


blessedmama said...

Hello, I just wanted to say that I've checked out your site a few times and haven't commented until now. I've enjoyed watching your journey and how you've been honest about your pitfalls. I think you're doing a great job!

Terrence said...

Thank you so very much for your kind words! I really appreciate it.

Vegan Epicurean said...

Congratulations on the fitted shirt! I am still giggling about your sausage comment. ;-) We have all been there! It is definitely NOT a good luck.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder about the Penguin shirts, Terrence. It's what I remember my father and grandfather wearing as casual and golf shirts when I was a child.

You've just given me the thought to order a couple for my dad as a spring gift and, if they are sized for women, one for myself as well. Penguin should thank you for the plug!


Tandy in SF / Chapel Hill