Monday, August 8, 2011
The rest of the weekend I chose to stay animal product free as I plotted my new-new way of eating. It is so much easier when you don't have to think about it. Actually, I did not eat much, just some fruit, and my old tried and true - Taksim Turkish takeout with a fallafal sandwich (yes, it is fried and not that healthy), hummus, and lentil soup.
Sat. and Sun. I even pared way back, to virtually non-existent drinking. I limited myself to just one drink a night to really put the screws to my discipline. Then an unexpected friend showed up from Boston (naturally) and I had to have a couple of more with her. However, I had no idea she read my blog back in the day too! Thankfully, the Duane Read mega-drugstore is open 24 hrs, so as I left P.J. Clarke's I picked up some fruit for breakfast the following morning.
Sunday was very reflective as I watched the film "Arthur" for the first time in probably 29 years. It really is a brilliant comedy, but it reminded me so much of what I was thinking back in 1982 a year after it was released and on betamax while I watched it in a neighbor's pool house in Southern California. To me that film was quintessential NYC, and I wanted to be there, and I wanted to live that life. Funny how one's naive perspective can be formed at such a young age! Watching the film I had many flashbacks to similar conversations with girlfriends in the past! It was rather cathartic in a weird way!
I also cleaned my apartment which has an amazing effect on throwing out the old both figuratively and physically. I save alot of stuff, too much, and it is good to free yourself of meaningless things. I also found a list of an optimal diet from a trainer I once had back in 2005! On it, under protein was every type of red meat you can imagine with nary the remark about greens, legumes, and seeds!