4 weeks–17 Pounds

Chickens_9_Oct_11_DSCF0024So far, the raw "diet" that I have been on has been more or less, a success.  In the past 30 days, I have lost a total of 17 pounds.  While initially, my strength and endurance lessened, it is now going back to normal.   An example of the variation in my strength is my chest exercises.  For the past 5 weeks, by total poundage per workout was:  20,900 – 15,760 – 12,940 – 14,680 – 16,467.  Mainly, it was an endurance issue, with me being unable to complete the 3rd or 4th set.  Now, however, things are returning to normal.

My intent for the next three weeks is to remain on my “diet” 6 days per week and attempt to loose another 15 pounds during that time.  Friday nights will be a cheat night, where I will be able to eat whatever I want.  This coming Friday’s dinner will be an old Swedish meatball recipe that I made when I catered my fathers weeding.  The meatballs and gravy will be served over pasta.

Last Friday I went off my diet and had a real meal.  Braised country pork ribs with spicy stove fried potatoes, and corn on the cob.  Dessert consisted of Whoppers and Milk Duds as well as Hoddeok, which is a sweet (brown sugar and cinnamon) filled Korean style pancake. The ribs were braised along with three onions, in beer and chicken stock.  Vinegar and honey was added for the last 15 minutes.  Cooking the ribs took two hours, and they were excellent – very tender.

The image above is of Beans and Bossy, two of our chickens. 

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