Friday, May 21, 2010

Pulling A Muscle...Card

I've been doing my civic duty -- the same phrase that the judge used as an explanation to one rowdy juror before he sent the rowdy one to timeout. "You know what to do with him," said the judge to the deputy.

I've been spending most of my time in Citygarden for lunch. It is, as advertised, an oasis in the middle of the city.

This one juror (#612) who, at first, didn't want to go joined me then said, "It is peaceful..."

Yogis near Citygarden

When I started dipping into a little container, Juror #612 asked me what I was eating (hummus and Crisp 'N Light Wasa crackers). After her quizzical look, I explained that I was trying to eat healthier and she said, "Congratulations but I'm not doing that." Number 612 had me cracking up. She congratulated me several times but ended on that ...but I'm not doing that note.

We are provided coffee and donuts every morning. This one girl picked up the long john with white icing and, like, I didn't want the donut but envied her laissez–faire attitude about the whole matter. She doesn't have an ounce of fat either but as Dr. Phil told Oprah about her slow metabolism that ain't you...I don't have that body type so I just moved on in my mind.

Here are some more pictures from the Citygarden.

Diane Fit... left me a comment once and mentioned that when her scale was stuck, it was usually food and I'm sure it's the same in my case. It's tweak time but it's also non-scale victory time. The scale has moved a smidgen but then it took one pound back this morning. However, when I saw this picture that I snapped in Citygarden, I was surprised by how lean I look. I'm going to have to say it's muscle and I'll take whatever I can get.

And, finally, I leave you with Garfield. Happy Friday...

Any non-scale victories in your neck of the woods of late?


  1. yep... I thought my swimsuits were getting old and stretched out so I ordered two new ones one in my size and one one size down for " when I get to that size" anyway the one "my" size is two big and I am mostly wearing the smaller one in masters to prevent drag.

  2. The Garfield is hysterical.

    That pose that the Yogis are doing? We are doing that and adding a push up like that.

  3. You look very strong and fit. And your posts are always so positive and centered - I admire you for that very much.

    I had some thin friends who seemingly ate whatever they wanted and never thought about the calories. Although I wished I were like that - that's just not me!!

  4. @midlife_swimmer,

    Congratulations on the swimming suit that is not your size. :)

    @Fattie Fatterton,

    I thought the Garfield was pretty cute. :) One day I hope to be an advanced Yogi like you... ;)


    Thank you, like, three times. :)

    Not only do I feel like I have a new body, I also feel newer in general and, honestly, I think exercise has a lot to do with the attitude. There are other factors too but...

  5. Love the pictures! I am so impressed with the way you're using your time, and congratulations on the stair climbing experience too.

  6. @gingersnapper,

    Thanks. :) Since I'm hardly ever downtown, the Citygarden has been such a treat. Glad you enjoyed the pictures. I really dig the Pinocchio statue and I'll have to see if I can get someone to snap a picture of me in front of it...