Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dag Achttien

This is what I didn't have at tonight's Christmas Party!

Wish me luck. Tonight is our office Christmas party! I'll let you know how it went later tonight ...

Update 10:45 pm - I'm back home now. I just had a satisfying LC snack and I'm ready to proclaim ... I did not succumb to the temptation of pepperoni pizza, free soda & spirits and crouton-laden Caesar salad! Hooray!

What I did do is prepare ahead of time. I brought a hearty dinner to have prior to going to the bowling alley for the party. I ate my LC dinner, drank my nutritional supplements and then departed for an evening of knocking down bowling pins with my colleagues.

I had thought that I might enjoy a drink or two, to mellow myself out. But, it seemed like the only thing on tap was beer and mixed-drinks. I'm not a beer or mixed-drink kind of guy. Red wine's my game. So, I just stuck with bottled-water.

All told, not a bad evening. I got some exercise (bowling). I hung out with some cool people and I "stuck to my guns".

I'll chalk this up as a victory.

Tuesday - December 9, 2008

7:15 am

+ one cup of "choco-coffee" - (two tablespoons of pure cocoa powder, one teaspoon of instant coffee, a packet of stevia + FOS and a packet of Also Salt)

+ one tablespoon of coconut oil (by the spoon!)

9:00 am

+ a vanilla whey protein shake - (two scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 4 oz. of half-and-half, one packet of stevia + FOS and one packet of Also Salt)

1:30 pm

+ one cup of "lamb burrito bowl" - (ground lamb sauteed with onions, two tablespoons of spicy salsa, sour cream and Also Salt)

3:45 pm

+ a cup on instant coffee with a few ounces of half-and-half and a dissolvable tab of stevia

6:00 pm

+ one cup of "lamb burriot bowl" - (ground lamb sauteed with onions, two tablespoons of spicy salsa, sour cream and Also Salt)

10:15 pm

+ 2 small Roma tomatoes

+ sour cream

+ blue cheese

+ salami

+ a glass of red wine

More to come ... I hope!


Sadekat said...

I noticed the addition for also salt to your diet. Is there a reason you are including this? Just being nosy!

Harry said...

Howdy, Sadekat.

There are three main reasons for the addition of the Also Salt.

1. Historically, humans consumed much more potassium than they do today. Also, we used to consume much less sodium than we do now.

So, I'm using AS as a way to help bring things back into a more historically-accurate balance.

2. I have to keep an eye on my blood pressure. It's not out of control but I think it's wise to keep it at an optimal range.

Potassium can help to lower BP.

3. I use it as a kind of electrolyte replacement. I tend to perspire quite a bit. And, I think sprinkling my food with Also Salt is probably healthier than using other forms of electrolyte replacement products.

BTW, I was turned on to AS by Jimmy (Moore).

Off to the Christmas party!

pooti said...

Harry, your menus sound really delicious! Your dinner today reminds me I have a pound of ground lamb in the freezer that needs to be cooked! Maybe I will try making an Alton Brown "gyro" log!



Harry said...

Thanks, pooti!

I really enjoy lamb.

I'm unfamiliar with Alton's "gyro" log but I'm sure it's got to be tasty. He's one heck of a culinary wizard!

Cheers back at ya! :)

sybil said...

Great job, Harry on planning ahead and getting through the party without problems. That is wonderful.

And, I'm with you.....they can keep the beer and mixed drinks....I'll wait for the wine!

Cheers and thanks for your support on my efforts.

Vadim said...

You rock! Amazing job on your part to saying no to that dauph!

Erika said...

Hi Harry,

Well done! You've now set a high benchmark to achieve for my work function this weekend. Wish me luck! I'll need it!

Oh... and did you win at the bowling? hehehe

Harry said...

Thanks, Sybil and Vadim. :)

Erika - I may not have won but at least I didn't hurt anyone. Me + rolling heavy objects is a recipe for disaster! Luckily, everyone got out alive! :)

I think you're going to do great at the party. And, even if you slip a little or make a planned exception or two ... I know you'll get back to your program right quick!

Thanks to you all for your supportive comments! They're much appreciated!