SOC Sunday: Quick Observation in NYC

SOC Sunday: Quick Observation in NYC

I’ve fallen off the SOC Sunday bandwagon for a few weeks… glad to be back with it! Here go my 5 minutes of unedited, raw writing.

I just spent 3 days in New York City. My favorite city in the world. I took my niece and we beat the town to death. By “the town”, I mean my joints.

I’ve put on 20ish pounds this year. I wrote about that a few weeks ago and about my weight loss goals. I’m proud to say I was down 10 when I left for NYC on Tuesday.

It’s very obvious, though, when you’re walking in NYC that there are very few overweight people there. I commented in my head about it as I have many times before but it was even more apparent this time for some reason. Maybe because I’m fighting my own battle with weight. I don’t know.

The abundance of fresh foods in the delis and corner stores is great. People grab fruit bowls on the go and the beverage section in stores is largely waters and fruit juices instead of carbonated beverages. It’s in interesting observation.

And the walking. So much walking and going up and down stairs in subway stations. A trip to the corner is exercise. A trip down the subway stairs is exercise. We know that in one day we walked at least 5 miles of the city. There is no sedentary lifestyle in The City.

For three days, I semi-abandoned the diet plan I’m on. I tried to choose smart foods when I was just grabbing something, but there were things that I was going to eat no matter how many millions of calories they contain. Like this Nutella and Banana French Toast.

I came home two more pounds lighter. I’m hoping that it kick started my body again and when I hit my plan back hard on Monday I’ll be moving down the scale even more!

Reckon I should ask for some new pants for Christmas since mine are falling off now!


This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (on Fadra’s sidebar)
  • Link up your post on her SOC Sunday post.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.


ps: If you want to know more about the plan I’m on, contact Bonnie at Simple Health and Nutrition at or via her Facebook Page.

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  1. PBP Designs says:

    Good job! Yes, most New York City natives are healthier, except the ones that take cabs everywhere.
    Good luck on your diet journey. Sorry I didn’t get to see you when you were here.

  2. Yay for coming home two pounds lighter, even after eating that amazing looking Nutella and Banana French Toast (I’m hungry now!)

    It makes sense that all the walking in every day life would make a difference. Which probably means I should do more of the walking thing.
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  3. So awesome for you! The trip and the weight loss! Keeping moving definitely makes a difference!
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  4. Congrats on keeping the weight off and resisting temptation! New York is an awesome place to find a variety of foods. Good luck on your goals!
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  5. I’m drooling over that french toast! I haven’t had that in ages! Congrats on the weight loss! Happy Sunday to you!
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  6. And, therein lies the beauty of living in a big city, more reasons to walk! I don’t live in a big city, but I do make an effort to walk everyday. I think it helps me maintain my weight.

    I wish you all the luck in your weight loss goals!
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  7. I will admit to being overweight even when I DID live back home, BUT I will also say that fruit stands on every corner and walking around like crazy was absolutely amazing for me and for my body and I MISS IT! I also miss the pizza and bagels, so that is probably why it didn’t always help. 😉 I’m glad you had a good trip.
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    • Oh, the pizza and bagels are just to die for! I could go for a bagel with cream cheese and lox right about now actually! Coming from Georgia where 1 out of 3 are obese, it’s QUITE a dramatic difference. I wish we had the prevalence of fresh food stands and “buffet type” things in convenience stores like they have there. It’s just neat.

  8. So glad that you had a fun trip! Happy belated birthday! Take care.
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