…my actions are the ground on which I stand. -Thich Nhat Hanh
Well today is the day, the beginning of what is bound to be a memorable year. No more talking about this idea or “what I want to do” now is the time for action, and my actions and choices will determine if I stand by my commitment. I hope you will come with me on my adventure, keep me accountable. I would love feedback, comments and I hope to open up a dialogue where folks will actively want to comment and discuss what is posted on this page not only about weight but any topic that comes up.
I am off this morning on a walk to Newport on the Levee. From my house in Dayton Kentucky it’s about 3 miles, not THAT far. The problem comes passing the following pitfalls…. I know them by heart, in the order in which they come at me….Riverside- they make the best crap donuts you will ever have, warm, gooey, enough sugar in one donut to facilitate a whole “Ace of Cakes” episode. These donuts alone are probably responsible for my left thigh. Pasquale’s- it’s been around since I was a kid, big Friday night was getting a couple of bucks to go get a steak hoagie smothered in cheese on that doughy bun brushed with fake butter (it’s wretched how can it taste so good?) fries and a coke. Proceed one block west and there is the famous Schneider’s sweet shop- I gain weight just standing by the exhaust fan outside smelling the recirculated chocolaty air. It’s food, its memories of my childhood and it’s connected to what I know….which is why today I think I will walk the other way in town….old post office, fire department and antique store hold much less appeal….