Month: March 2014

3 Weeks In

Today is the third week into my lenten fast. A few changes had to be made, i.e. the intermittent fasting until 12:30 PM on M-F. That was really messing up my digestion. So I added in a smoothie for breakfast, and only a smoothie. Other than that I’m still off of meat, except seafood, and dairy, except on Sundays (although if I’m being honest, it sometimes expands into Saturday as well). There have been a few events where I’ve been *forced* to consume liquor. One was a charity event where you pay a fixed fee for an open bar, which didn’t include beer or wine. The other, was a friend’s wedding…and, well, it was a wedding. Drinking required. The working out has been a struggle what with daylight savings time and it being extremely dark in the mornings. When I do get up, I do some half-assed something or other, that isn’t worth getting out of bed early. So I’ve resigned to the fact that I will probably have to work out after work, and really mentally …

Carnival Time is Over!

Well Carnival season has finally come to an end and we are now in Lent. I’m not super-religious, and I’m not Catholic, but living in such a Catholic city, your schedule ends up revolving around their religious calendar. I went to the mardi gras again, but this year was slightly different, albeit still fun. Most of the people I used to go to parades with have moved out of the city, and the rest of us are now on “real-world” work schedules. No longer are the days in grad school where I may have had one or two classes on the day of a parade, which I may or may not have attended. No longer can I schedule in my school-work around partying; I have to schedule partying around work hours. *sigh* So often I’d be racing home at 5 trying to beat road closures for the uptown parade, waiting on friends from downtown to somehow find their way uptown, and all of us drinking in a much less carefree manner knowing that we’d have to …