4:00: Two slices of 15 grain toast with a thin coating of peanut butter
7:30: I stared bacon in the face until it averted its eyes! Before my weekly team meeting we went as a team to the cafeteria where I work. Before us was presented an all you could eat assortment of eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, potatoes, toast, bagels, hash… did I mention hash? All paid for by my manager.
I must admit that just for a moment I hated the internet, and by default, this blog! I love a big breakfast especially when presented with hash and unrestrained portions of bacon! Thankfully there were other options available to me so I prepared myself a concoction that consisted of two boiled eggs topped with some grapes, pineapple, raisins, granola and for just a hint of color a dab of low fat strawberry yogurt. Did I mention that there was unlimited bacon and hash within easy reach of my appetite? Sigh…
Well- I have to say the breakfast was to die for. Very tasty and rich in early morning protein and we know that early morning protein does a body good! I tried to be self righteous with my fellow teammates breakfast selections but thankfully they don’t listen to what I say anyway!
9:40: Baggie of raw green beans
12:00: Did I mention that my team likes to eat? On Fridays we combine efforts to bring in all of our needs for a first rate lunch. Lately it has been a Mexican theme so today was Chicken Fajita’s with rice and beans. All you can eat and oh so delicious… for them! With the aroma of Mexican spices in the air I instead had a combination of baked turkey and baked chicken breast, (which I did use some of their hot sauce on). This was complimented quite nicely with some cashews and a very colorful side of raw red peppers.
2:00: Trying to fill that mid-afternoon gap I ate a baggie of grapes while chatting on the phone with my lovely bride. At the time I actually told her that I felt disgusting eating them because I was not at all hungry. Strange diet indeed where I don’t want to eat because I am stuffed!
Dinner presented a new challenge as it was the first time I had to try to adapt to a restaurant menu. It was date night and Deb and I were lucky enough to be able to go to an Italian restaurant called Pizzico. Normally this would have been bread, chicken parm or some type of sausage dish. They were kind enough to allow me to adapt their menu to me. The end result was angel hair pasta with garlic and olive oil, hot pepper, topped with sliced grilled chicken breast. I was so proud of my concoction that I used my camera phone to document its beauty- which confirmed to Debbie that I am indeed a bit weird. I think it’s just the protein talking! See photo below:
On the down side I am getting a pretty bad cold with a persistent cough. This was coming on before the diet and I have Nicole to blame- not that I’d point fingers. My doctor prescribed cough medicine with codeine for me. I asked the pharmacist if he had a low sodium, sugar free high protein version of this drug- he did not. Osco does not cater to recovering fatties! J
I’m actually going to try to head to bed early if possible because I feel like dog poo. Again- thanks for all of your support and critiques are always welcome.