Aug 31, 2010

Eating well while loosing weight

  I love to eat. Just because I am trying to lose weight doesn't change that. What is interesting to me though, is that I actually enjoy food more now. I think the reason I was eating crap is because it came easy and it came cheap. It wasn't even exceptionally good. Now I feel like my food actually stops at my taste-buds for a while as apposed to simply being inhaled, bypassing the mouth all together. 
For breakfast I ate 3 hard boiled eggs, an apple, and a string cheese. This was plenty to hold me over until lunch. 
At my job, once a month the company pays for us to go to lunch. My team chose Thai food at Tyfoon. While everyone ordered beef and chicken dishes covered in thick creamy sauces, I settled on this beautiful dish. 
Lightly blackened sashimi-grade ahi served atop a
bed of cabbage with a spicy soy mustard
It was amazing. The tuna was seared perfectly and the texture was rich and creamy. The spicy mustard sauce (a mix of mustard, soy sauce & wasabi) was a delicious high flavor, low calorie sauce & complimented the mild fish perfectly. Obviously I can't afford to eat this delicacy often but it is a dish I can indulge in that doesn't compromise my new lifestyle.

For dinner my wife tried a new recipe for turkey meatloaf and it was awesome! Paired it up with some pee-stinker asparagus and I will end my day well under my 1500 calories. And until just now, I hadn't even realized I went the whole day without bread and I didn't even miss it!


  1. Ahi tuna seared, $17.99 at a great restaurant, probably $12.99 in Utah
    Bypass surgery $15,000 plus
    Massive heart attack hospital stay plus loss of income $20,000 plus
    Death from Obesity $ ?
    I would figure out how to afford the tuna every day for a year..
    Choices brother !!!

  2. "Pee stinking asparagus" Bwahahahaha! Rock on!

  3. Yeah, what's up with that asparagus?

  4. Hi Mike,
    Just dropped in to check and see how you were doing. I noticed the additional pages you have and was reading. I see that you have an elevated white blood cell count. DO you know what that is all about? My husband has an elevated white blood cell count. All of the type of white cells are within their range, but his overall number is high. He had a doctor tell him he had luekemia a few years ago. After further testing that was ruled out. Our new doctor says he has arthritis and markers for rhumatoid arthritis. Just wondered what your was all about?

  5. I can get a pound of Ahi at my local Sprout's for $11.99/pound. I eat half and freeze the rest. Still pretty good. Of course it is AWESOME to have someone else prepare it for you-I find it tough to get it seared perfectly.

    Turkey meatloaf sounds good-we throw some ground turkey sausage into some egg beaters, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes and it turns out pretty good, too.

    Best of luck on your journey!
    Polar's Mom