So, we are now only a couple days out of Luanda. It's finally warming up, but humid as hell. The seas are calm.
Today is cleaning day. Usually, we clean the night before crew-x, but there's more than usual to do after being in shipyards and dry docks for 2 months. Also, I think we are about to get MANY visitors once we hit Luanda. What we're doing is kind of a big deal and seems to be drawing a lot of attention. So, we are cleaning, painting, stowing gear and generally putting on a good face.
Quite a while back, I was prompted to join something called Experience Project. I'm not sure where I came across it, or why I joined. I seem to remember it was one of those blogging network things people join to increase their traffic, or something. I could really care less about being "popular", so I'm not exactly sure why I joined. Nonetheless, I did and promptly forgot about it.
This morning I received an email from them, about some sort of promotion, in the form of challenges. I nearly dismissed it as junk mail, but two things caught my eye; free things for my readers and eating healthier. Well, I love you guys and it so happens that I have been making a concerted effort to eat healthier and regularly work out this trip. Hmmm, I followed the links, signed up for this healthy eating challenge and well, I couldn't figure out what it's all about. I'm not the sharpest tool in the tool shed, but I just couldn't see anything to explain the deal after I hit the sign-up button.
Nonetheless, I'm a member and regardless, I AM eating healthier this trip. I've not had any of the desserts, eat my fruits and veggies every meal. Breakfast now includes oatmeal and yogurt instead of eggs and bacon and all my snacks have been carrots, cucumbers, kiwis, apples and bananas. I did not eat a half a snickers bar last week, either. Nope. I've forsaken most of the beef and have stuck to chicken and fish. It's not been easy and the food quality here has gone in the toilet since re-stocking in Singapore and loosing our Australian cooks, but I am plugging away, one day at a time, eating better and working out, religiously. I think I'm dropping weight and I definitely feel better, so it's all good, right? Right.