Saturday, April 10, 2010


DAY 12

  • This morning's weight:      236.8        
  • Fasting Blood Sugar:           133            
  • Breakfast:                                               
       2 slices crisp bacon
       1 cup Kashi Lean Cereal
       1 cup skim milk
       3 sliced strawberries
       2 cups coffee (no additives)
  • Activities:
       Put pinto beans on to slow cook
       Washed and dried clothes
       Went to Walgreen's for nitro patch Rx
       Went to Albertson's for tonights dinner out
       Watered backyard
  • Lunch: 12:30pm
       Pastrami w/Swiss on Rye
       Tossed salad leftovers
       3 Zesty Pickle Spears
  • Activities:

       Smoking ribs - spare and short and sausage
       Beans are done
       Preparing to do wild rice with toasted cashews for group dinner tonight
       Need to shower before tonight, I smell of mesquite smoke
  • Snack
       Crystal light lemonade
  • Activities
  • Blood Sugar before dinner: N/A
  • Dinner:  9PM
        Pork Wellington:
           Split tenderloin of pork, stuffed with apricots, then wrapped with
           proccuito, puffed pastry and fresh herbs served with asparagus and
           wild rice.

     Unfortunately this is turning into a food blog. It was intended to be more about writing and reading and changing choices and character. One area I certainly have succeeded in is losing weight. Ten pounds! And, I have been able to occupy my time with things other than eating and television.

     I need to focus more on my writing and finish reading the books I brought with me. I only have several chapters remaining of Same Kind of Different as Me. I must say I was a little disappointed in the author dragging out the agonizing death to cancer of one of the main characters over 12 chapters. I suppose it was central to the story but it drove me deeper and deeper into depression. Now it has only a few chapters to lift my spirits before the final pages.

     Having dinner with Justin and Kara at their friends house was quite a diversion. There were eight of them in all. They meet Saturday nights to enjoy an exotic meal and a wildly diverse discussion. They are all teachers in their thirties. They all seem to share an affection for animals (There were five cats in the host's home) and a disdain for the school system, students and their parents. Which is why I edited the group photo and their names from these pages. 

     It was an entertaining evening — a conglomeration of Twilight Zone, The Simpson's and an assortment of reality TV shows.
     I look forward tomorrow to church at Grace Bible Fellowship and an early evening (5pm) dinner with Steve, Claudia, Pat, Kara and Justin. We're having a good old-fashioned Texas BBQ!

     My overall grade for today: A-

     How did you do?        

1 comment:

  1. Your wife expects you to BBQ for her when she comes up there this weekend. Be prepared!! I will make the salad, we can have whatever starch you would like. No ribs or sausage, just brisket!!! Yummmmmmmmm!!!