Despite my best efforts at running 3-4 days a week, and cutting out pretty much all sugar, I cannot shed these extra 20lbs I’m packing around. It’s quite disheartening y’all! Even more so when you put your fat jeans on, and even those don’t fit well. Who can relate? I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m almost 35 and my metabolism is rebelling.
I actually gained weight while I was in New Mexico, despite keeping my running schedule while I was there. However, I think I’ve finally figured out what is holding me back. It’s the beer. It has to be the beer. I’m on a no-beer-for-the-next-two-weeks-experiment. It will be greyhounds and red wine only, along with my daily dose of more water than I can stand to drink.
You see, Shiner Beer from the little brewery in Shiner, Texas is my favorite. It has been for ages. I love it with pizza, with BBQ, with popcorn, and we cannot forget my Shiner Beer Battered Onion rings. To. Die. For. I just love it. When I first moved to South Dakota it wasn’t sold here. And that depressed me.
But now I can get original Shiner here, and at Christmas they actually had Shiner Cheer (and if you’ve missed that little goody, I’m sorry!). Unfortunately (or fortunately for my waist line), I cannot get two new favorites that I was exposed to while in New Mexico:
First up, we have Prickly Pear. Now for those of you that are unaware, you can make juice and all sorts of things from the red pods of the prickly pear.
Sigh. It’s so good.
Next up, we have Ruby Redbird- made of course from the Ruby Red Grapefruit grown in South Texas.
This too makes me sigh and smile and be happy all at once. They’re amazing!
And then I come home, back to reality where I should consider myself lucky I get to have Shiner at all!