Slow Carb Diet: The Last Day + Photo Contest!

Apologies for the late post, but I had to ‘ve decided to combine both today’s post and yesterday’sLast day today. You all might be wondering why I’ve decided to cut it short. Well considering that I failed a bunch this week, it is just way too impractical. Not saying I wouldn’t do it again, but this week has been kind of rocky with work, two classes at 8:30am and guests who we’ve had to eat with. Especially when eating out, it becomes hard to avoid carbs/fruit/dairy at restaurants. Tonight will be our last no-carb dinner night, and I can’t wait. I learned so much from this experience, about myself and my partner. I’ll probably write a lessons learned post tomorrow and a quick start guide so if anyone wants to learn how to get started and what to expect, they can do it themselves too.

Yesterday

Breakfast

Tomato soup with bacon (the tomato soup had cream in it, but we were both too lazy to make something, so it was kind of a fail)

Lunch

Watched part of Bourne Supremacy and got some carne asada, onions, bell peppers, black beans, and salsa.

Dinner

Mimi went to Eataly with her mother dearest and a friend, while I…sort of forgot to eat because I was working on my websites. Schmerp.

Today

Breakfast

Since our photography class was at 8:30am, we so cleverly forgot to put an alarm on and woke up at 8:11am. So we rushed and had no breakfast, but TOOK SOME AWESOME PHOTOS OF BREAKFAST INSTEAD.

LOOK. BREAKFAST.

Totally aced that class..even though I didn’t pay for it. Seriously though, Mimi’s cooking blog photos will be so much shmexier.

Lunch

Stupid old me decided “Oh hey let me get the veggie quiche, since there are so many vegetables in them!” Well turns out the majority of it consisted of potato. White. Carb. Potato. My first (or probably second/third) fail came when we went out for lunch with Mimi’s mom at Le Pain Quotidien. I ordered the sandwiches thinking I would just take all of the bread off. Well I caved in because I was so hungry. And it felt good that I would enjoy the sweet thing called bread once again.

Dinner

Haven’t had it yet, but it will be shrimp and veggies all sauteed in garlic. Mmmm…garlic.

Thoughts on This Experiment?

The first week was so much better. Second week, not so much. It would have been damn near impossible to do it without Mimi, so I believe an accountability partner would be helpful. Sometimes you just have to cave in, and I would assume that more restraint would be needed if you’re actually trying to lose weight. If I were 20-30 pounds over weight, I may have been more motivated to do it, but since I didn’t need to really lose any, perhaps the second week I just lost motivation(although I did end up having a somewhat slimmer waist).

I definitely urge anyone who’s looking to slim down a bit to try this out for at least a week, two if you’re really motivated and have a friend you can rely on. Again I’ll probably come up with a quick start guide and post it up tomorrow.

P.S. I just entered a photo contest which would help me go around the world and win $25,000! If you check out my page and click “Collect Me” it will help me win. I’d definitely appreciate it if you did. Thanks!

Link to Photo Contest: www.patrickdomingo.see.me/onelife2012

Cheers,

Patrick