But I think it served as a good farewell to drinking party -- end on a high note -- for a while until I make some real progress here. I keep dancing over/under 200, and I'd like to say under 200. Not drinking will definitely help me.
So as I'm sitting here writing this, I'm wearing my bikini. Why? I have no particular clue. I think it's almost a rehearsal. If I'm more comfortable wearing it around myself, the more bravado I'll have in my reserves for when I wear it in public (date TBD), just like practicing good eating habits at home make it easier to have good eating habits when I go out (the pizza I ate on my way home from the show was decidedly not a good choice, but sooo yummy).
So yeah... doot da do... last night I had some people kinda amazed that I have triceps. Two words: Wii Boxing. I know it's a silly video game, but there ya go. They gave me triceps. I'd love to take real boxing lessons, but I don't know how good that'd be for my back (all the torque) but man I wish I had found it before my injuries.
Foodwise, I think I've found the best items on the best way to navigate my favorite local Thai place. My first step was to get away from my favorite meal: Drunken Noodles (Choice of beef, chicken, pork or seafood sautéed with wide rice noodle, onions, tomatoes, basil leaves and sweet peppers in spicy garlic sauce). So tasty, but so bad. I moved on to the Sweet Melody (Choice of beef, chicken, pork or seafood sautéed with pineapple, tomatoes, cucumber, sweet peppers, scallions, onions in a sweet and sour sauce) in the Drunken Noodle garlic chili sauce instead of the sweet & sour sauce. But my new plan of attack is to order off the appetizer menu. Tricky, I know.
I have three options I'm currently loving:
- Fresh Garden Rolls (Mixed vegetables, rice noodles, wrapped in rice paper served with special sauce and crushed peanut)
- Fresh Mango Salad (Julienned fresh mango, red onions and cilantro tossed in a spicy lime dressing and sprinkled with crispy fried coconut)
- Mixed Grilled Seafood (Shrimp, scallops, and squid on a skewer with pineapple and tomatoes)