Day 10: How I (tried to) learn to love cauliflower.

So, apparently cauliflower is versatile and can MAYBE replace potatoes… …but I wasn’t holding my breath. So, people at work have been hearing me gripe like crazy about this diet (my apologies, comrades!). Everyone keeps telling me that I’ll get used to it (I’m not holding my breath). Statements like that really aren’t too helpful…

Day 8: Whereupon I show you concrete results!

Who knew one week of dieting could have truly dramatic results? So, in the first week, a little over six pounds had melted right off. I started off at a little over 210, and was now hovering between 203 and 204, just one week later. And, if my body fat scale was to be believed, I’d…

Day 7: Cooking with steam, and in desperate need of veggie recipes.

Steam is good. But first… Sorry about the mild hiatus. Life outside of this blog has been a little nuts. Largely nuts in a good way, but nuts nonetheless. So, as promised, a quick recount of the steam cooker in action. Let me just say this: This thing is remarkably easy to use and clean. Here’s…

Day 5: Weigh-in, then CHEAT MEAL.

Day 4 doesn’t get its own post because it was nondescript. Nothing of note for Day 4, really. Day 5 is the real meat of this post. But first, regarding Day 4: I just barely made it through without snapping. In fact, I worked on other parts of this blog specifically to stop myself from…

Day 3. The food steamer arrives.

The delicious power of steam. One of the things I miss about my childhood is my parents’ cooking. They were, and still are, very, very good at cooking food. That’s why Sunday dinner with them is always a treat (they’re going to wonder why my appetite will have appeared to have dropped by 2/3 in…

Day 2. Apples have never been sweeter.

Hunger wakes you better than any alarm. I woke up well before my alarm rang because my stomach was growling something fierce (so fiercely that I’m actually using “something fierce” as a turn of phrase non-ironically). My eyes were open wide. I tried to get back to sleep, but after a few listless moments I…

Day 1: Dreaming of cheat meals already.

The game plan for the first day. I decided to start this diet on a day off from the gym. The hope was that it would make the day feel less horrendously long from the sensation of hunger always nipping at my sanity. Y’see, I really don’t sleep that much. Typically, after 4 hours at most,…

Why is Henry always HUNGRY? Doctor’s orders.

My dilemma. I have a wee bit of a challenge: I need to lose 30 pounds. This isn’t me having body image issues, or buying into an unhealthy obsession with thinness. This is me listening to the repeated advice of multiple doctors, all of whom have told me to drop 30 pounds to reduce my very elevated…