For most of the year I live in a house about 5 miles away from Downtown Austin. This house is nice, spacious and a drive away from everything, so controlling what I eat in that area is easy.
However nearly every summer I get a place smack in the middle of Downtown (like the 4,000 sq. ft. 6th Street loft I had for a few months) just for fun. This year I have a place on 9th Street for a few months, just walking distance to everything I need and everything fun! I also have a car and scooter in case I need to go further.
Now when a person lives Downtown, it automatically opens you up to having parties, hosting guests and going downtown more often….and eating crappier more often….plus Austin is considered the “Hardest Drinking City In America“!
There’s late-night junk food places a-plenty around this area…and I do love me some junk food. However at the same time I’ll be living in this area, I’ll ALSO be doing this six pack experiment. So this will be a definite experiment with self control.
It also STOPS people from saying, “Ohh, it’s easy to eat like that where YOU live”…because that’s definitely not the case anymore.
I’ve already been out to several family friends house where there was good-food-galore, but I’ve found it very easy to abstain from eating junk….mainly because of what I’ve learned from Adam.
Anyhow, here’s a quick tour of the Downtown place…two things to keep in mind:
- I say “you won’t find soda in this fridge” but there’s clearly a Coke in there…that was from the previous guy who lived here…must remember to throw that out.
- I have this place for about 2 months, and still have my other place 5 miles from Downtown