Wednesday, July 22, 2009


We had a really great dinner with my old boss (and her boyfriend) last night. The location was a cozy, family-owned Italian restaurant and both of us managed to enjoy an LC friendly and nutritious meal. This was one of the first times we've eaten together with a shared menu philosophy. My wife and I split a delicious appetizer and then went our own way for our main course and "dessert".

PS - My wife will likely start adding content on here soon. She's swamped with work and trying to catch up after our trip - which was, in part, a business trip for her as well. The good news is that she's been 100% on plan and is loving your supportive comments. Thanks for that! :-)

10:00 am

+ a cup of organic, instant coffee (black)

11:15 am

+ an organic avocado, sliced and wrapped in natural prosciutto

1:45 pm

+ a mug of ChocoCocoCoffee - 3 tbsps of organic cocoa powder, 1 tsp of organic instant coffee, hot water, a few ounces of organic coconut milk, 2 packets of luo han guo and a sprinkle of Also Salt

3:45 pm

+ an organic Roma tomato, sliced and topped with organic provolone cheese

+ an oven roasted chicken leg and thigh (from Whole Foods Market)

6:00 pm

+ a cup of organic instant coffee (black)

8:00 pm

+ leftover pork al pastor (from Whole Foods Market)

+ organic spicy guacamole

More to come ... I hope!


anne h said...

Harry and Wife - sorry, I don't know your blog name!

Stargazey is one of those true scientist-people. She does her research, that's for sure. I've seen Pooti's name there, too.

I got scabbed up so bad at JM's post I had to take a day off work. But no more - my skin is a thick as it once was fat!

Vadim said...

Miss Harry significant other, you will have a very supportive, friendly and compassionate group of people on here. I found out through personal experience that people who struggle with weight are usually very warm, charming and caring. Harry is the guy we all grew to respect and appreciate. He is an amazing, caring human being and I am sure you are as well. at least thats what he sais when you are not around, lol. So it must be true, only a happy man would brag about his wife behind her back. I am looking forward to seing you on her more often. And may be you can spill some beans about Harry.

Harry said...


I'm not sure what my wife would like to go by - name-wise. She'll let us know eventually! :-)

I will pay Stargazey's blog a visit. I do recall her comments as being very thoughtful/thought provoking.

Thick skin is uber important out here on the 'net. But my offer still stands ... I'll battle against any bullies with you anytime!

Harry said...

Many thanks, Vadim! I'll make sure my lady sees your post! :-)

~Oct said...

So fun that you are doing this together! I feel lucky that Cro accommodates my WoE without complaint and even cooks LC for me. I've seen the love that your wife expresses in meals that she makes for you too. I can't wait to meet her in the low-carb blog-o-sphere we all have going here. :)

Harry said...

Thanks, Oct!

We're both lucky - you with Cro and me with my lady. :-)

I'm looking forward to my wife's contributions as well. I know she's already conjuring up some interesting LC recipes. It's going to be fun!

cilla said...

hi harry just wanted to say i look forward too your wife joining us o this low carb journey, hope u all are doing well.stop by soon :)

Erika said...

Light meals today I see. Keep up the good work!

It's great you are able to keep in contact with old work colleagues, including bosses. You must have worked in a great workplace :)

No rush on the Mrs H's updates, whenever she's ready. I completely understand being hugely busy lol

*Fitcetera* said...

Harry, I want to thank you for your candidness in the comments the other day re: the blues.
Yes, it absolutely helps to know I/We are not alone!
It's always a pleasure to hear one spouse praise another highly both publicly and privately.
I'm looking forward to reading Mrs. H's posts as well!
Happy to see that the both of you made it home safe and sound.

Harry said...

Thanks, Cilla! Me too!

Will be over shortly. Working on an article deadline then I'll make my rounds! :-)

Harry said...

It's been pretty hot around here, Erika. That tends to dampen my appetite. Not a bad thing! :-)

The dinner was really cool. My ex-boss is recovering from cancer treatment and it was great to see her doing so well. And you're right, my prior workplace was a swell place ... at least by entertainment industry standards. ;-)

Harry said...

Thanks, Fit!

I've battled mental monsters most of my life - from anxiety to depression to my eating disorder(s) and beyond. That's why I feel confident when I tell others that these things can be overcome. I'm lucky to be alive and to have survived this long. The changes I've made recently are pretty substantial and I never would have believed they were possible even a year ago. If I can make that shift ... ANYONE CAN! I firmly believe that. :-)

Gayle Fox said...

Hi Harry,
I've been back to lurking around on your Menu Blog. As you may remember, I have been doing an all raw diet in hope to control my cholesterol and heart disease. Man, it is tough. I came to this site today in hopes to find some research that you might have done on raw vs low carb. Not only for weight loss but for overall health benefits.
I went to your Healthy Fellow site first and I applaud you for your work. So insightful and well written so that it's easily absorbed.
The difficult conflict in this area is deciding if I'm just hungry and tired of battling the raw food forever fears.
Any insight to this would be so helpful.
Gayle Fox