Woke at 4am and dragged my sorry ass to the dark and empty gym. Turned on the lights and did my 1 mile at 3 miles per hour.
Standard issue 16 oz coffee with cream started the day when I got back home.
The morning boiled egg eating ceremony was held at about 11.
My boss had a departmental lunch so we went to a high-brow burger joint where I had a ‘Willie burger’ – a burger with Canadian bacon and a fried egg on top. I turned down the fries and told the waitress ‘no bun’. She asked be if I wanted a salad instead. They had a balsamic vinaigrette that didn’t sound too full of sugar, so I ordered it and asked for the dressing on the side.
The meal came with the bun, and with the dressing on the salad. The bun was a gloriously fresh kaiser roll, toasted to perfection, with a thin veneer of crunchy goodness surrounding the soft and fluffy carb-laden heaven that lay within.
The salad dressing didn’t seem to have too much sweet to it, so I ate most of that – along with the burger, which was pretty good. I tossed the bun.
My co-workers remarked: “You’re doing that high-protein diet, right? What is it, Atkins?”
Throw another log on the fire of my eccentricity.
I had seltzer with lemon as my drink.
I have been feeling a bit run-down the past few days – induction can make you out of sorts for a bit until you acclimate. It can also be from stress – and it can be from some residual caffeine withdrawal as I have continued my cutback on coffee.
I did take the offer at desert for some java and had two cups with half and half, which made me feel somewhat much better.
The afternoon continued and I began to get hungry late afternoon, but events of the day got in the way and I figured I’d eat when I get home.
A change of plans was thrown me – my wife asked me to pick up my daughter at her piano lesson – so I went there instead, read my book on ego defenses that I keep in the car for just this sort of event, and when my daughter’s lesson was done, we went home.
At home, I decided that I wanted more broiled burgers. So I did exactly what I did yesterday – 6 mini burgers (not that mini – 6 probably total 1.3 lbs.) wrapped in lettuce with onion and low carb ketchup.
I followed that with some sour cream and Splenda, and finished off the eats with 4 or 5 cherries and a single grape.
The scale reports 206.4 – down a lb. from yesterday.
6 thoughts on “Eats, December 15”
Hey, how come you get to eat a pound of hamburger and lose weight and I don’t?! No fair! 😉
I feel for you dude. I can see that you absolutely love carbs!!! I think what makes it easier for me is that I have always preferred fat and protein anyway and so most of the time I don’t miss them. Unless I eat them then I go carb crazy. Anyway well done!!
I’m loving the way that you describe the bun. Thank goodness the Lap-band won’t let me eat bread, or my Atkins-ness would be zip.
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You are a strong man LCC to toss that bun! Good job!
Isn’t there something especially during low carb ketosis where the immediate reaction of the fat cells is to store water as a defense mechanism to keep their size? Then they slowly shrink, so technically you’ve lost the fat, and now just have to wait for the water to leave the cells? I remember reading something to that effect, but can’t seem to find it with the search words I type in online. All I found was this: