2012 Week 17: “Say goodbye to all your friends.”

I ate far too many meals out this week, but most of the time I used my calories wisely. Above is the exception. The photo was taken of my chicken & waffle (no bacon) lunch at Inspiration Kitchen. Chicagoans, take note: this is not only a place to get a delicious meal, but by dining there, you are supporting a wonderful cause. I got to witness another awesome cause in action right before my co-workers and I ate lunch there: Fresh Moves. Fresh Moves is a converted CTA bus that serves as a mobile produce market that goes from food desert to food desert, supplying affordable vegetables where there are none available. My birthday is coming up on 5/10. I don’t want anything for my birthday, but if you want to spend money on me, please donate to Fresh Moves here instead.

This week, my friend Brandy said goodbye to the midwest and headed down to San Antonio for a new job that sounds perfect for her. It seems like a mass exodus is happening with friends/acquaintances leaving the Chicago-area. Everyone has good reasons, but what a bummer!

I am once again at my lowest weight. I swear to you, if you want to lose weight, My Fitness Pal, helps so much! Holding myself accountable is what has really worked for me. Also, having my friends egg me on has been motivational.

Also of note: We went to see our friend Derek’s theatre company, Chicago dell’Arte perform Comm-80s-a. A very fun and short show if you loved 80’s movies and well-choreographed dance numbers!

Films watched 17th week of the year:

Candyman: The David Klein Story*
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement*
Leaves of Grass


This week there was only one dud and it was Leaves of Grass. Every other movie was fulfilling and worthwhile in different ways. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement was the clear winner this week. Seeing people so genuinely in love makes me so happy. I bawled my eyes out. Anyone who believes that being gay is a “choice” should see this movie. It is rare that I see straight people love one another the way that Edie & Thea do in this documentary. If you like food history, then you should see Candyman: The David Klein Story. David Klein got the short end of the Jelly Belly. Zachary and I went to the Jelly Belly factory in WI and they literally had written him out of their history on the tour we went on. David Klein has a new gourmet line of jelly beans here if you’d like to support the real genius with the jelly belly.

1 thought on “2012 Week 17: “Say goodbye to all your friends.”

  1. i had started to watch Jelly Belly quite a while ago and never finished it, to be honest I don’t remember it being horrible but I can’t remember why I turned it off without finishing. Maybe I’ll give it another try.

    Here are a few good ones for you (all documentaries)

    Food fight
    Bag it

    I really liked all of them, but Bag it was my favorite. I’m going to do a big write up about it on my blog and I want to start a “revolution” to get people I know to stop using plastic, or at least limit their consumption. I’m trying to figure out if there is a way to add like a petition to my blog, where people can click it and then add their name to a petition. I have some thoughts in my head – so keep on the look out.

    Talk soon,
    lova ya (and happy birthday next week!)

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