Monday, January 25, 2010

Civic Responsibility vs. Nutritional Responsibility

Phase II | Day One
Weight Loss: 2.6 lbs

Today was the first time I have ever been called for jury duty.  Since I was selected I obviously cannot say much, however I will say this - it has proved to be a very, very interesting experience.

To begin the day I woke up, took my shot and weighed myself (a gain of 3 lbs but I'm not worried).  Then I showered, got dressed, grabbed my packed lunch and work bag, and made the short walk to the lightrail to catch the train downtown.  I had never been selected so from everything I had heard from others I fully expected to be released somewhere around mid-day but took my lunch just in case.

After a very long jury selection process, I was surprised to be selected but not entirely disappointed.  I find the legal system fascinating and something I have never really been exposed to.  It should be fun fulfilling my civic duty.

After a few minutes, we were escorted in to a room and told the good news that the judge - because the process had taken so long - was going to purchase Crazy Jim's Pizza and Salad for everyone. Hurray!  ...not so much.

Talk about temptation! I was thrown for a minute but I pressed on.  While everyone jumped up and served themselves pizza I prepared my Spinach and Grilled Chicken Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing that I made myself and especially since it was day one, I WAS DETERMINED NOT to deviate.  While my fellow jurors were filling the room with "mmmmmm's" and "oh this is delicious" many of them were encouraging and almost jealous when they saw what I was eating. 

Today I was very proud to be an American AND very thankful that it was day one.  Had it been another day I may not have been able to make it.

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