Monday, 31 October 2011

Day 2: Monday October 31

Weight: 197.4
Energy: moderate
Breakfast: oatmeal with raspberries
Lunch: sandwich of grilled eggplant peppers and onions, carrot sticks, chamomile tea
Dinner: leftover fish soup with garlic bread (olive oil), orange juice
Cravings: rockets, the crack cocaine of Halloween candy
Superpowers: none
Notes: So Halloween is a pretty cruel time to be on a diet.  In my own home I’ve walked by a giant bowl of candy about 30 times. But I haven’t faltered yet, and it’s already close to the end of Day 2.  Just 28 more days! Monday Night Football, I miss you already.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Day 1: Sunday Oct 30

Weight: 197
Energy: moderate
Breakfast: apple, homemade rye bread
Lunch: homemade rye bread, a carrot, almond milk and raspberry smoothie
Dinner: Fish soup (smoked mackerel, potato, carrot, spinach, onion, garlic)
Snacks: Chamomile tea
Cravings: NFL
Superpowers: none
Notes: I baked the bread yesterday afternoon, which is why I’m eating so much of it.  I know some people are down on wheat, but you’d have a hard time convincing me that homemade bread is bad for me.

Video: Day 1

Going Cold Turkey

I am quitting all of the following things for 30 days.

  • hamburgers
  • hotdogs
  • french fries
  • onion rings
  • chicken wings
  • chicken burgers
  • chicken nuggets
  • pizza
  • beef
  • pork
  • bacon
  • milk (cow)
  • cheese (cow)
  • yogurt (cow)
  • potato chips
  • corn chips
  • popcorn
  • pretzels
  • crackerjacks
  • candy
  • pork rinds
  • ice cream
  • popsicles
  • jerky
  • beer
  • wine
  • liquor
  • coffee
  • tea (excluding herbal)
  • soda pop (excluding soda water)
  • illegal drugs
  • video games
  • internet pornography
  • online gambling
  • television 
  • frozen food that comes in a box
  • cookies
  • cake
  • brownies
  • muffins
  • tarts
  • and pies
The key to sticking to my plan is a cheque, made out to Oprah Winfrey in the amount of $750 dollars.  

The cheque will be given to my good friend Scooby, with instructions to mail it if he can validate any claim that I have breached the terms of my fast.  Many of my family, friends and co-workers know Scooby, and love Oprah, so I will be under constant scrutiny.

I’ve asked Scooby to be fair and use good judgement, noting that this is a test of my willpower rather than a challenge to my friends to screw me over.  Being Rick-rolled with internet pornography won’t result in a default.  Glancing at a TV in a department store or a friends living room won’t result in a default.