For the most part, good. Although we DID break down and have some solid food on the weekend.
Saturday Morning we went to Genies in SE Portland with some friends. Donna had a SMALL serving of scrambles eggs and bacon, ate about half if it. It was all good and was exactly what she was craving. I wasn’t so lucky…
I asked, simply, for steak and eggs. No go – the only steak/egg combo they offered was chicken fried steak. Not going to happen. So I saw on a wall menu something that I could say was still healthy: a garlic shrimp omelet . Ooooooh! They just sold out. Frustrated, I grabbed my coffee and said ‘this is fine.’
However, after my friends ordered I pipped back up and ordered a hamburger, no bun, with salad on the side. That, at least, they had. It was good and I ate half of it, taking the other half home, but was still craving red meat. No matter. Breakfast was done and that was all I was going to eat that day.
The next morning, another friend and we went to Café Du Berry for breakfast. Donna, again, ordered a single egg and toast. This time I was determined to get the steak n eggs, even if it was the sliced peppercorn steak. When I ordered, the waiter looked as though he was about to say “I’m sorry” – as the words started to leave his lips I heard myself say “Don’t even try to tell me that.” I have to admit, we were both taken aback, so I tried to add some humor with “I don’t care if you have to go slaughter a cow.”
However, it didn’t come out as funny as I had planned. In the end, I got my steak and eggs and, again, ate half and took half home. A good day al around.
Today, Monday, I have noticed something odd going on with me. My patience and tolerance is slipping. Low blood sugar or something, I am not sure, but I wanted to kill something or someone earlier. Donna encouraged me to go get something to eat and I felt bad about doing so, but did; a small lunch of cooked chicken and rice. In retrospect, I should have avoided the rice and definitely will do so in the future. My stomach is a little on the hurting side. That God that will be the ONLY food I eat today. Tomorrow I’ll find a way to adhere to the shakes a little more strictly.
I know Donna gave me permission and all that, but I still feel like I fell off the wagon, even though I didn’t gorge myself. I did weigh in at 250 this morning, so that’s something. Looking forward to hitting the gym tonight and working off some of this lunch. I only hope we’ll still feel like it after 10 hours of work >.<
So 255 – 250… 5 pounds in 5 days. I can’t say that’s too bad but I would like to have seen slightly faster results. I guess I can’t really complain seeing as I ate solids. Back to work, I guess…