Thursday, January 26, 2012
For the past two days, I've been in a work conference, complete with team dinner, group lunch, and even an outing to an NBA game. I made a commitment going into the conference that, no matter what, I would not go off the Paleo eating plan: I'm come to far, I've seen excellent results, I feel great (if a little hungry at times), and the eating challenge supports a charity I love so much (see here for more info: http://atthecrossroads.org/cam
I'm happy to say that I've passed the restaurant tests (for the most part: who knows if the egg drop soup was truly Paleo, even though there was no soy or gluten, per the waiters)! The first night's dinner was at a brewpub. While my compadres ate pizza, burgers, and fries, I ordered a garden salad, followed by a clean 10oz steak (no potatoes, no blue cheese). The basketball game followed right after and, as much as I wanted ice cream (it didn't help that a kid in the row in front of me had a huge cone), I successfully resisted buying any snacks! The group lunch today was at a Chinese restaurant, where I requested beef and broccoli, no soy sauce, no rice.
I don't think I'm necessarily losing any weight this week, because the volume of meat I've eaten the past two days was pretty substantial, but I look leaner, the clothes are still loose, and the energy level has finally jumped!