Another beautiful day outside today. I was able to do some significant grazing in the backyard at lunch time where I accumulated a variety of greenery for a big salad (sans dressing). Together with a cup of seasoned brown rice, I filled up my belly quite a bit this afternoon.
Sorry I have been lacking photos in the blog for the past week but how many pics of my backyard can I show. It's not very exciting. I've been taking periodic video clips while I'm out fishing on the off chance that I might actually be successful. Since that hasn't panned out I don't think the clips would be very entertaining.
My misery is just about the only entertaining thing about this challenge so far - but I said in my last post that I'm not going to dwell on the negative any longer. So although it is quite the challenge to get some substantial food - I'm not going to whine about it. It is what it is - and there are a lot of promising things to come.
I am very tempted to test the crab waters to see if they are starting to emerge from their winter hiding places but I think it's still a bit early for that. The water is quite warm in the river though. The ocean is another story - still below 50 degrees there.
Mother's Day weekend is coming up. We have a couple things planned. We may do a picnic up at Holmdel Park on Saturday and I'll try for some fish in the lake there. I also hope to get out in the boat at least once this weekend to try for some bass and blues. Hate to say it but I kind of miss those clams.
I'm ready to start riding my bike to work on nice days so I will get a little exercise by doing that. That's about as ambitious as I get when it comes to exercise - but I will also be starting a weekly tennis league and a couple days of softball each week. Not too shabby. Just gotta keep my knee in shape.
I cooked up a nice veggie/chicken/shrimp stir fry for Deb and the kids for dinner tonight. It smelled really good! Admittedly, I had to taste a piece of a shrimp to see if it was cooked all the way! It was. Ha! For dinner I finished the last of my chocolate bar reward.
Funny story - there was a nice sized chunk left and I got totally fed up with trying to ration it and make it last. I wanted to thoroughly enjoy a big hunk all at once and be done with this temptation once and for all. I sat down on the couch after dinner and while we all watched some tv I took my time but gobbled the whole thing up. I let every bite melt in my mouth before moving on. I also shared a little with Jamie. Well, I think I'm paying the price right now. My body has been in 'survivor mode' for the past three weeks and it wasn't prepared for the caffeine burst that a hunk of dark chocolate would impose. It's 2:30 AM right now and I'm wide awake typing away at this blog posting. I tried to go to bed earlier but my mind was racing as I was just lying there. Hate that feeling. My body is tired but my brain isn't budging. I guess I should have rationed that last chunk after all. Now I'm paying for my gluttony and tomorrow I will suffer. Good thing it's Saturday - I can at least sleep in until 8:30ish - If I ever do fall asleep.
Tomorrow is a new day - have to start the hunt for food all over again.