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Friday, February 11, 2011

Day Two - February 11th, 2011

Well, today I enjoyed a day off, meaning I slept in. I haven't really been hungry at all today, but I have put away a bowl of soup so far, and I'll probably take some to work with me tonight to have afterwards. I can snack on veggies while I'm there, as well, and probably "steal" a potato; I get to have a baked potato!

I've got lots of celery, and a bag of mixed veggies (carrots, broccoli and cauliflower), which will last me both today and tomorrow. So far I feel fantastic, and this seems like it will be a great diet. Not too boring, and it actually isn't really withholding anything from me, as long as I keep to the schedule.

At work tonight things started off kinda slowly so I grabbed some cut up celery, cauliflower and carrots from the cooler and snacked on them for most of the first hour. Then it got busy. Towards the end of my shift I wrapped a potato in foil and tossed it in the back of the oven, cooking it for an hour. (note to self: cook for an hour and a half next time!)

While I waited for the potato after I clocked out, I heated up a bowl of soup and made a veggie plate, with carrots, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower. Finished that all just in time for the potato to come out of the oven. I opened up the potato, kinda mashed up the insides (which is how I realize I need to cook it longer next time), and then went to the back and put the butter on it. Salt and pepper followed, and then I added a small amount of diced green onion. Not sure if that's part of the diet, but hey, green onions are green, leafy vegetables aren't they?

The potato was awesome. Definitely worth the wait. Drank big glasses of water, so like 6 or 7 cups in all, and then came home.

Tomorrow is fruits and veggies, and I have some celery and apples, plus watermelon and grapes at work.

On a side note, it was really hard working tonight, because I was working in the kitchen and all the food smelled and looked so good.... I've been working around it for 10 years now, and it's never once smelled and looked that good; one wonders if it's because I know I can't have it? I do know, however, I am going to order, during my off diet time, a Hot Oven Combo with jalapenos on top. Why? Because a guy ordered it tonight, and it smelled freaking amazing, that's why. Either that or a pizza with tons of garlic. I wish I could have garlic on this diet....

More tomorrow! Leave any feedback or encouragement in the comments!


  1. You can have garlic! You might consider a class on nutrition and healthful eating to help you make the best and most tasteful selections. A lifetime of delicious healthful choices awaits you!

  2. You're doing great. It might have seemed more tempting because you can't have it. Just remember not to go over board when your on your off time. You could make yourself sick with going from bland to rich.

  3. John, I have taken a class in this; on my diet days, I can only have the food as it is on the plan, and unfortunately garlic isn't one of them. Garlic is a regular staple in my diet, due to the flavor and the cardiac health benefits (and it keeps mosquitoes away!). I can ask the "expert", a.k.a. the one who introduced me to this diet, if garlic is an acceptable addition.

    I am always open to further suggestions, of course.