Vaudeville in the City


Some days, you feel like going to a show called Banana Shpeel. Banana Shpeel is a Cirque du Soleil show currently being performed on the Upper West Side in a really gorgeous theatre.

The Beacon Theatre was completely remodeled and although it took 16 million dollars, it looks like a true Broadway theatre, with sparkling gold veneers and Egyptian statues overlooking the audience.

I was in awe of the theatre; however, the show itself was not like the Cirque de Soleil stuff I imagined. Admittedly, I laughed at a few parts, but I think what truly made it entertaining was the man next to me bellowing a very contagious laugh. I would say that it is a fun show for kids and if you’re in a giggly mood, but not for everyone.

Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Lite Syrup. Appropriate filling for the later entertainment!

Lunch: I had lunch with a friend of mine. We had baked potatoes with chicken, broccoli and cheddar. I think I watched him douse his potatoe with salt and pepper! Anything to make a 300 calorie meal taste a tiny bit more exciting.

Dinner: Pasta with Broccoli and Chicken. Broccoli is the key to making a low calorie meal, I’ve discovered!

Weight update: Today is Day 60. I started at 153 lbs on the doctor’s scale, 150.6 on a regular bathroom scale and I’m now at 137 lbs and have lost 10 inches overall.  This is very exciting. I haven’t been back here for a couple of years. Only 30 days to go!

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