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Monday
Oct222012

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato.  Kale?

 

Clever title, no? I amused myself immensely with that title. I think I’m beginning to get my “funny” back.

So what have I been up to lately?  I just figured I would save you the question and ask myself.

Well, I’m so glad I asked.   (You see, funny…again.  I amaze myself sometimes.)

Anywho, I have finally lost all my marbles and jumped over the crazy train, and I’m headed straight for bananasville.

I promised my son that I would give up meat and dairy for TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS.  That’s 28, people!  So if you’re counting fingers and toes, just give up.  This is bigger than the both of us.

My son Glenn has lost nearly 90 pounds now and is feeling great, looking amazing, and in love with life.

Truthfully, he always was in love with life, but it sounded good with the rest of that sentence.

Glenn started his journey out on the Weight Watchers diet plan.  He did very, very well and even had me on-board with the Weight Watchers program.  One day he called me up and reported that he had found a diet regimen that he believed to be the answer to his quest toward better health.

The diet is the Engine 2 diet, and it’s almost like vegan, only with a few twists. The whole premise is to eat as close to the natural plants as you can get. You can have any kind of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, most nuts, honey, legumes, soy, and tofu and meat substitute products.  You cannot have meat, dairy, oil, alcohol, or caffeine if you’re following the diet 100%.  The percentage of following varies from person to person, but Glenn is striving to follow the program as close to 100% as he can get.  I’m very proud of him.  His weight is peeling off and his energy level is through the roof.  All his cholesterol and other medical statistics have improved substantially.   It’s pretty amazing, when you think about it.

No, I’m not a convert.  Not yet.  I am, however, going to accept his challenge and stay with the program for 28 days.  I will go on record right now, however, stating it will not be 100%. 

I must have my coffee and I will give it up for no one.  I have given up adding any creamer to the coffee.  I just drink it black. 

Still, it is coffee.  And I.Must.Have.Coffee.

 

That being said, I’ve taken a running leap and jumped on the Engine 2 diet plan, and hope to come out the other end unscathed and hopefully a few pounds lighter and with a lower cholesterol count. 

It is just 28 days. That is what I keep telling myself. The good side of me, that is.  The bad side of me, which is a teensy bit larger than the good side, is day-dreaming about In-N-Out burgers and margaritas.

And cheesecake.

And pizza.

And lasagna.

And chocolate.

And even a chocolate lasagna pizza cheesecake, with an In-N-Out burger chaser.

What?

I expect to get plenty of good wishes, comments, suggestions and yes, even guffaws at my newest attempt to change my life for the better.  Go ahead, I can take it.

However, the jury’s still out on whether or not I can handle Kale.

   

 

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