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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

16 Weeks!

16 weeks.

4 months.

so, tonight, i celebrated by having a smoke.

a mighty smoky, hickory grilled 20 oz ribeye steak, that is! and, unfortunately, most likely the last one of those for a while.

you see, my friends and loyal readers, i am suffering from the one and only downside of quitting smoking...since food tastes so much better now (and, i have never been too shy of stepping up to the dinner-plate anyway) i have put on a few pounds.

ok, more like 20 or 25..or so.

i didn't really realize it till i broke two office chairs in so many weeks. sure, they were Wal-Mart cheapies, but i've never broken any chair before, and it isn't much of a self-esteem booster!

so, slash the red meat consumption, lay off the baked potatoes with lots of cheese and sour cream, heck, gotta cut out most of my cheese consumption, and that sucks.

i really, really like cheese.

i know, some might say "try the Atkin's diet! you can eat all the cheese you want!", but having had some basic training to be a nutritionist while in chef school, i know that diet can not be healthy...i believe more in modifying eating habits and getting more exercise.

no pizza...major bummer!

no bacon, salami, kielbasa, braunschweiger, or pepperoni, either....

i see lots of skinless chicken breasts and salads and *gasp* vegetables in my near future. don't get me wrong, i have nothing against vegetables. vegetables nourish cows and other animals, which then go on to become real food. i like them mostly if they are in the form of lettuce, onion and tomato on top of a hamburger, or cabbage in kimchi. any other veggies, however, i view with a very skeptical eye...

oh well, i guess i gotta get used to them, cause i'll be eating a lot more of them. without the benefit of cheese sauce....


well, that's all for now!