It's full dark outside and I swear I hear a lawn mower somewhere in the neighborhood. I guess if it's a riding mower with lights and you don't have a lot that you can run into (or over), it's workable.
I'm really trying to stick to my healthy eating regimen (I try not to use the word 'diet'), but faced a challenge this evening when I attended a 'meet and greet' on campus for the faculty, staff and students. They had pasta, egg rolls, empanadas (sp?), spinach/cheese dip with homemade pita chips, fruit and pastries. I managed to control myself and had a couple of servings of penne pasta with marinara sauce (I resisted the creamy alfredo sauce which I love), some of the veggies, ONE veggie eggroll, and some fruit. I did splurge on some fruit juice because I was tired of water. I brought home one lemon bar and one pecan pie bar to put in the fridge for my once-a-week 'cheat meal', but that's not until this coming weekend. It'll be a test of my willpower to see if I can resist them until then. I really have to be strict with myself, because if I don't get some pounds off during the next couple of months, it'll get even harder, since there are always so many temptations during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season.