Here’s another night shot from Kensington Market. As you may recall, I mentioned that after dark this area becomes a tad dangerous. This guy, in his boxers, was out on the street running around with an illuminated plastic sword, waving it at on-coming cars and people alike. He was harmless enough and I’m not even convinced he was high — well, maybe on life. We all laughed and shot photos of him. The girl in the distance is my friend Georgette, from the group. I think she really adds to this shot. Hope you like it.
Well, on another note, I’ve been a tad reluctant to mention this but since it’s been almost a month now I suppose I’ll risk jinxing it and tell you. I have changed my eating habits and started working out again. Not really sure what happened. There was no plan. Just one day I was in the grocery store eyeing up some maple walnut ice cream when I stopped and asked myself what I was doing. Like, I’ve been unhappy about being out of shape and about starting to get a bit of a paunch for some time now, but not quite unhappy enough to do anything about it. Anyway, I left the store sans ice cream. Since then, I find I’ve been passing up a lot of things that are not good for me. I started bringing salads to work, even. Then, even though I had no idea what I was doing, I thought, hey, might as well start working out. That was over three weeks back now. So far I’ve lost ten pounds (203 to 193) and had to punch a new hole in my belt to keep my pants from falling down. I’m even seeing some changes to my upper body, since I’ve been doing weights. Fortunately for me, I’ve been through all this before long ago and know exactly how to do this. It’s just finding the motivation. But motivated I am, so it would seem. On the days I work the late shift I work out at 7:00 AM. One morning I was skipping in my backyard at 5:15 AM. I have an obsessive personality so I’m really hoping this becomes my new obsession. It happened once before. I was very overweight back then — 214 pounds. And my cholesterol was very high. My doctor gave me six month to get it under control. This was in February that year. By October I weighed 184 and had bulked up nicely. My cholesterol was no longer an issue. I never felt so strong or looked so good in my life. Anyway, I’m sure that’s not going to happen this time, but I’d be glad if I can simply stick to a routine, drop another five pounds and get toned up. So there you have it. I hope telling you doesn’t jinx me. Wish me luck.