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Monday, February 28, 2011

Day Six - February 28th, 2011

I'm feeling a bit better today, but not much. Hopefully I've broken the fever.

I was feeling so out of it this morning I stayed in bed until I absolutely had to get up and in the shower for work. I only was at work for an hour, to cover while the boss was at an appointment, but then I came home and cooked up my chicken drumsticks, each liberally seasoned with the honey lime rub. After baking for 40 minutes, they were done, and I was able to enjoy 5 of the 6 before I had to leave for a brief visit to my uncle's for a budget approval.

After leaving my uncle's I stopped at two Walmarts, mostly because the first wouldn't price match the heater I was buying, so I had to stop at the one back over the river to get the deal. Then I stopped to get the ingredients for the "glaze" for my salmon, but the store that carries them only had one of the two, so I had to stop by Fred Meyer and get a substitute (which was not nearly as good, but I made do). I made the mixture and spread it over the top of the salmon fillet, Coho for those who are wondering, and folded it up in a foil "boat", with some chardonnay in the bottom for extra flavor, and foil crimped over the top.

Fresh from the....well, oven.

Dinner is served!

I baked it for 25 minutes, and then another 10 with the cover off. I could only eat about half. I also had some steamed brussel sprouts with a light sprinkling of garlic salt. While the fish was cooking I also had a bowl of soup.

I really didn't eat that much today, and I think it's mostly due to the fact that my throat hurts some still and I just don't feel good. I'm sure on rice day tomorrow I'll do better, if I feel better.

On the bright side, I weighed in this morning, and even though it's not an official weigh-in, I'm proud to report that since the first weighing on this crusade I am down 15 lbs! I've also had a couple people tell me I look like I've lost some weight so far; not sure if they're saying this to boost my confidence or if it's true, but I hope it's the latter, as my jeans feel quite a bit looser now than they did two and a half-ish weeks ago. Yay me!

Thanks for all the kind and encouraging words everyone. It means a lot to me to know you're all rooting for me. I won't let you down!

PS - Pictures to come probably tomorrow of meals and such. I think you'll enjoy seeing them. (and hope they look as tasty as they were!)


  1. Are you doing Atkins? Have you ever tried the no-carb diet? That was a silver bullet for me. Just say good bye to bread for a year and instead eat a brick of cheese for breakfast.

  2. 15lbs!! that is great! Keep it up!