"Cups are too small and frankly poncy," counseled our British correspondent Peter McGrath of The Beagle Project -- now affiliated with NASA and supported by the Chilean Navy! -- when he learned we had turned to drink. Tea, that is, "the new gin," AKA "Something to drink if you can't drink liquor." Peter turned us on to his favorite cuppa, Yorkshire Gold, which led to our trying a variety of teas -- black, green, white and herbal -- from Sarah Woods Traditions, a totally awesome distributor in New Jersey. We ordered the selection of "teabag cubes" pictured above on Tuesday, and they were on our doorstep -- with lots of free samples tossed in -- ready for brewing the next morning.
Since last we weighed in here, the unwanted pounds accumulated during the Gluttony Years continue to melt away, albeit at a predictably slower rate than during those lazy, hazy, crazy days of early summer when the Cold Turkey Bandwagon first rolled into town. Facts and figures:
May 29 - July 10 = 6 weeks: 17 pounds lost. 17/6 = 2.8 pounds/week
July 24: New scale moves in.
July 10 - August 14 = 5 weeks: 8 pounds lost. 8/5 = 1.6 pounds/week
TOTAL lost to date: 25 pounds!
Talk about the light fantastic.