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While I liked the redesign of this blog a few weeks back, I must confess something: I hated having my three-year-old photo replaced by a new one taken for the paper’s redesign (one that was taken with me pulling off every bit of passive resistance imaginable against the order to do so).
Yeah, in the last couple of years the big guy got bigger. And that’s not good. Now bear with me, while this post is more personal than usual, it’s very much about downtown and our city.
I’m trying to reverse the damage I’ve done. I have to – I have two wonderful sons I want to enjoy life with for a very, very long time. So I’ve joined Weight Watchers, I’m getting back to excercising.
To date, I’ve lost 20 pounds. I have a lot more to go.
Anyway, one of the challenges for me is that part of what makes my job enjoyable is visiting with those who work downtown, who are making things happen. I get the best stories not from formal sit-down interviews with the notepad and digital recorder out, but rather through getting to know folks as, you know, normal human beings do (this is a radical shocking concept for way too many in my profession).
A lot of times that means visits at the coffee shops (I’m still mourning the loss of Uncommon Grounds) and lunch at downtown’s many great local restaurants.
And that’s why I’m posting today. I’m hoping to exploit you the readers a bit – and also maybe in turn help out fellow “losers.”
To date, I have nuitritional information for just two restaurants downtown – Subway and Spaghetti Warehouse – and I’d like to start giving my business back to the locals. So I’m hunting for the downtown scoop on calories, fat, fiber, sugar and sodium (or at the very least calories, fat and fiber).
As I do so, I’ll post the information here at www.okccentral.com under the category “downtown healthy choices.” And maybe we can all continue to work and play downtown – and get healthy while doing so.
P.S. – I can’t wait to get rid of that stupid photo of me in the right column!