March 14, 2005

A Confession

Yesterday, I'm not particularly ashamed to admit, I fell from grace with respect to my diet. For over a month I had been good, only eating food that was on the prescribed list. But last night, Jane and I had to leave home at 4:30 to get to a meeting over an hour away which would then run for another several hours; there was simply no time to have a normal meal.

So we went to In'N'Out Burger, and I got a Double Double, "Protein Style". That means it comes wrapped in lettuce leaves instead of in a bun. Yes, for the first time in a month I got to have some red meat and cheese without "low-fat" in its name. It was delicious.

In fact, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Posted by Will Duquette at March 14, 2005 07:48 PM

Lars Walker said:

My own experience in weight loss (some great successes, some great disasters) have taught me one thing. Ruthlessly cutting everything you like to eat out of your diet is a sure guarantee of failure.

And thanks for the plug.

Will Duquette said:

Fortunately, it's not a question of deciding what I want to cut out and what I'm willing to eat; it's simply a question of following my doctor's instructions. A lot of what I'm allowed to eat is getting pretty boring, but there are a few delights left. Jane makes a mean Kung Pao Chicken, for example, and I'm getting it more often these days than I used to. So it's not all bad.

This regimen is for two months, of which five weeks have passed. I expect we'll lighten up a bit when the two months are over.