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Monday, February 14, 2011

Day Five - February 14th, 2011

Let me say this once, and then I'll leave it alone: I hate Valentine's Day. Ok, on with the blog.

I got to sleep in again today, as I have the day off. Last night on my way home from work I bought pretty much the rest of what I needed to finish out the week.

Went out and ran some shopping errands with my sister, and then picked up my paycheck. Total food consumed: 3 slices of tomato. I just wasn't hungry. When we got home, that's when I cracked open the first can of tomatoes, and snacked on them while listening to the first half of the Blazer game. Going into the second half, opened the 2nd and polished them off. The diet says one can, but it doesn't say what size, and considering the alternative is 5 fresh tomatoes, I figured 2 regular sized cans of stewed tomatoes would be ok. I'll double check though.

After the game was over, the moment I've been waiting for since Thursday: STEAK. It had been flavoring for almost 48 hours, and once my cast-iron skillet was heated, I threw that sucker in there. Ssssss......listening to the meat sizzle on the hot metal was amazing, and the smell was to die for. Couple minutes on one side, salt and pepper added, flipped for another few minutes, salt and pepper added, and bam. Done. Little overcooked for my taste (I like medium rare on the rare side), but still tender, juicy, and delicious. Side of corn with a little butter (looks like more than it was) and some salt & pepper. A-mazing! I still have to have one bowl (at the minimum) of soup tonight, but that can wait a bit still.

So far on this diet, now five days in, I am actually feeling better, like more energized. I don't feel tired like I used to. This is a good thing. With the exception of the pain in my lower back, I haven't felt this good in a long time. I hope this keeps up.

I am eager (and also apprehensive, obviously)  to have my official weigh-in at the end of the week and find out where I stand after one week on the diet, and then go from there, weighing in before I go on the diet week again and when the week is up, day one of the off-diet time.

Two more days left, and more meat tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it!

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1 comment:

  1. totaly jealous of your steak. I need to pick up one of those... I could not do stewed tomatos... but five fresh easy.. Your a strong man.