Everything revolves around eating, or having a meal with friends. Even a ride will start or end with a meal. I love food and don't know when to stop. A few years ago we stopped going to buffets (All you can eat) because I always have one plate too much. It's not as bad now as it was in the past where I would often pile my plate with food and go back 5 or 6 times. Then there was that dessert table filled with whipped cream confections. Most often I could barely roll out the door when the meal was over. Things are better now, I have moderated a bit with the food intake.
Saturday started with breakfast with "the guys" . We have been meeting for over a decade for bacon & eggs at a local cafe every Saturday morning.
Paul, our insurance guy, has started to join us. He rides a Concours. I know bacon and fried stuff isn't really nutritious for you but I like the salty taste. Ever since I read about Steve and his change of diet, I have been feeling a little guilty. I mean, we try to eat healthier food, less red meat, more salads, less fried stuff, chips, french fries, pop more fish, vinegrette dressing and so it goes. An endless list of bland tasting food when you could have a bacon and cheese hamburger with fries and pop
On Saturday I usually visit my friend in the afternoon and have a hamburger combo which has recently been changed to a Chicken Wrap with Apple Juice or just water. I miss the fries with ketchup and salt. Today I missed lunch and thought that it would be nice to have dinner at the Richmond Night Market (summernightmarket.com) I like to have the DimSum at the food area where there are many different types of food.
The market starts around 7pm and goes to around 1am, Friday to Sunday nights, plus holidays. I love the smells of all the food but now I am more selective
We arrived around 7:20p and it didn't seem too busy, but by the time we went down the 2nd isle we could hardly move due to the huge crowds.
If you ever come to Vancouver, it would be an excuse for me to come here again for a meal. There are also vendor stalls and live entertainment. This year one of the sponsors is Pacific Motorsports, a Triumph & BMW dealer and they had bikes on display on the main stage
I ordered a Sui-Mei/shrimp dumpling combo from here. She is getting my order ready. I share my meal with Mrs Skoot and I also had half of a home made meat lasagne. I wasn't full but it felt good to leave a little hungry. I feel so uncomfortable when I am full to the gunnels.
Before Christmas I was able to keep my weight under control, sort of. I use my digital scale every morning and check my weight and self correct daily. There was a lot of eating during Christmas with dinners and going out and my weight skyrocketed and I was unable to get it down. So I gave up on the scale. It is nearly June and I have not weighed myself for months. I was afraid to see those little LCD numbers climb too high.
I have been trying very hard during the past few weeks to limit my intake and select more wholesome items. I even brought salad to work for lunch today
Imagine my surprise today when I finally had the nerve to step on my scale. It went in the right direction
You can hardly notice that I lost 5 lbs