So, following weeks of high-end lunches AND dinners, multi-course chef menus that included everything from foie gras to fatty tuna to fancy desserts, macaron binges, and chocolate snacks, all counter-balanced by all five in-room workouts, I finally weighed myself last night. The result? A grand total of -5 pounds. That’s -5! I actually lost weight! But hang on a minute. The same thing happened last year as well and my friend Ivon was quick to point out that I probably lost muscle and gained fat because, of course, muscle weighs about twice as much as fat. Well, unlike last year, I now own a scale that allows me to measure and approximate my body fat. And that result? -1% body fat. I’m actually in better shape now than when I left!
I’m not at all sure what happened. Could it have been the smaller portions? The fish? All that walking? All the worrying about all of the weight I thought I’d put on?
Hey, while in Japan, I kept on seeing this trailer for a movie called Assault Girls –
I want to see this movie.
And date all three actresses.
Well, I was back at it today and by “it” I of course mean working on Stargate. I finally started writing that script and made some good headway, hitting the ten page mark before flaming out. Still, ten pages aint bad. At this rate, I’ll be finished by this weekend. Which, of course, I won’t be.
Oh, hey, to all those asking – Yes, the book of the month club discussion proceeds as scheduled. To those of you who haven’t started on Lawrence Watt-Evans’ The Misenchanted Sword – What are you waiting for? I just started and it’s proving a very quick, and very entertaining read. Discussion begins on Monday so get movin’!
Last night, I checked out what was formerly Fuel and presently Re-Fuel: same crew, different concept. The room is darker, more casual, a little more hip, and the menu definitely more affordable yet full of Fuel favorites like their buttermilk fried chicken and crispy duck. Among the items I sampled…
Plenty of other interesting items on the menu that I didn’t get around to trying this time – spaghetti carbonara, crunchy scrapple, house made potato gnocchi, and many more. I was eyeing the peanut and chocolate parfait for dessert but, alas, didn’t have the appetite. Next time for sure.
One of my fellow travelers, Said, a Swedish freelance photographer has a great Japan blog here (www.radarzine.com/blogg/dromomania). Check it out – especially if you understand Swedish. Some terrific pics, including one of my ice cream tower. And no, Das, that isn’t a euphemism.
Oh and this entry dedicated to blog regular PoorOldEdgarDerby. Happy Birthday!