Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Day 2: In the Groove

Well, another day down, and I gotta say, this isn't so bad yet. For lunch, I had a pork steak, a chicken breast, a hot dog, and a sausage. Plus, the requisite water of course. This was actually my favorite meal of the week so far. I sat with a different set of people at lunch this time, and again had to explain why I was taking a picture of my food and why it was all meat. When I started this, I wasn't sure how many people I'd tell about it, but it does seem to be a good conversation starter. Here is my lunch:



At dinner, I had a heaping plate of tri tip, and some great prosciutto-stuffed chicken. I then followed that up with some shredded fish that is normally reserved as a burrito ingredient. This was actually the first meal that I actually thought I might be getting a little sick of meat, but I got over it and realized I love meat! There were a couple of bites that seemed a little different tasting, and I wasn't sure whether it was my changing body chemistry or that the bite just was a little different. Time will tell, I suppose. And of course, here is my dinner:



The hardest part today was continuing to drink nothing but water, but Chris says this will only help my cause, so maybe it is a good thing. I'm also beginning to realize that I drink a lot at work more to occupy myself than because I'm thirsty, and that I can drink water a lot faster than I can drink Diet Rockstar. Also probably a good thing.

3 Comments:

Blogger Chris Cheng said...

Rich, I must say this is awesome. I waited all day for your blog, and I have waited all day to post a comment. You seem to be going strong, and that is good. You need to keep your energy and spirit going in overdrive or else there is no hope towards the end.

How exactly did those bites of meat taste different? Were they less savory, less flavorful? I remember having to spice my food more and more to achieve satisfaction from flavoring. Things began to taste bland and bitter for me.

The hotdog and sausage meat-group is a life saver for this cause because it is made up of a whole lot of other shit that isn't exactly meat, like a certain percentage of cereal filler which could be either bread crumbs, flour, or oatmeal, a little bit of egg white, and a mouth-watering array of herbs and seasonings including garlic, pepper, ground mustard, nutmeg, salt, and onion. This will become your bread and butter, so to speak.

Chris

12:50 AM  
Blogger Robert Cheng said...

if this all goes successfully, then maybe another challenge would be the week of no meat.

5:27 PM  
Blogger RWB said...

There were a couple of bytes that tasted almost sour I think... but wait, I'm allowed to flavor my food? Well that certainly opens things up for me! By the way are pork rinds fair game?

Rob, I think week of no meat would be a bet I wouldn't be able to win. :)

2:31 AM  

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