I had friends, relations, dieticians, and even physicians telling me that without surgery I was doomed to a life of obesity.
I am grateful beyond words that they were all wrong, grateful for the unfailing support of my family, and grateful for the loving help of G-d.
Starting weight: 355 lbs (161.4kg)
Goal weight: 220 lbs (100kg)
Today’s weight: 219 lbs (99.6 kg)
Total weight lost: 136 lbs (61.8 kg)
Thank G-d for small miracles.
Foods I don’t eat anymore: Caesar salad. Too often they’re more like “Cheese-ar” salads, and even the hard cheeses are off my list. Oh, I’m sure I’ll indulge in a little of the old fromage when we traipse through Europe next year, but as a special treat to be enjoyed on its own, not as an ingredient.
Food I eat now: homemade fajita chicken
Steak and salmon: good.
Couscous and matzah: okay
Needless to say, the cake went undisturbed. I feel bad about wasting. I would feel much worse with it on my waist.
The Pantry, downtown LA, after the Lakers game.
It was 10:3opm. I had eaten only about 600 calories all day, 60% of which was protein. We had walked seven miles. There was probably never a better time for a cheat meal.
And I couldn’t finish everything. Neither could the kid. The stomach apparently shrank along with the belly.
That said, there is nothing like comfort food, done right, and in generous portions to remind you of exactly how beguiling a foodie’s life could be.
My next cheat meal is scheduled for dinner on Saturday, January 19th in Chicago. That will be either hot dogs and tater tots, or Giordano’s pizza (2 slices.)
Yeah, I pushed it, especially considering the altitude (2,500 feet), but it felt so GOOOOOD!!!