August 28th, 2009


Flying High

I have been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. The next on my list was the 1976 winner, Rocky, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, and Burgess Meredith.

Rocky was the first movie in what would become a profitable franchise. The film tells the story of a down-on-his luck fighter in Philadelphia who gets the unlikely chance to fight the heavyweight champion. It's a down-to-earth drama that focuses on the humanity of its characters.

The other Best Picture nominees that year were All the President's Men , Bound for Glory, Network, and Taxi Driver. Rocky also won Oscars for Best Director and Best Film Editing.

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Camera-Phone Diet - Thursday, August 27

Until I reach my goal of losing 15 pounds (which will put me where I was on my wedding day), I'm doing something called the "Camera-Phone Diet," where you photograph everything you eat. On Thursday, we had a power failure in the early afternoon, so I made a sandwich instead of a smoothie. Dinner was leftover chicken.

Here's what I ate:

Thursday, August 27 - Sticky Bun  Thursday, August 27 - Lunch  Thursday, August 27 - Sandwich  Thursday, August 27 - Kashi Bar  Thursday, August 27 - Dinner

Thursday, August 27 - English Muffin  Thursday, August 27 - Coffee  Thursday, August 27 - Grapes  Thursday, August 27 - Snack

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