Monday, January 19, 2009

South Beach update

I'm down another four pounds from last week bringing the total lost to 12 pounds. Not as much as I would have hoped, but I do feel good. I didn't work out at all last week either. The combination of cold and not wanting to lose my parking spot kept me from the gym last week.

But it's a new week and I'm going today. As I said last week, I'm sticking with phase one of south beach until Feb. 7. Phase one is no carbs or sugar. After that I'll start to incorporate other things into the diet.

I did make a couple of interesting things last week, and it's questionable as to whether one of these is strictly South Beach. I laid some boneless, skinless chicken breasts on some plastic wrap, added some salt, pepper, oregano, grated Parmesan and a piece if prosciutto and the flattened it out. I pan fired it in a little olive oil and it was tasty.

Then yesterday at Dominick's they had some pismos (sp?), uncut beef tenderloin. I bought a 2.5 pound one ($15 a pound, I probably got ripped off) because I had been wanting to try and butcher one of these myself. I got three petite filets, a chateaubriand and some chain meat (Ed says this makes the best philly steak sandwiches). I'll probably make this later in the week.

2 comments:

Steve said...

Dominick's is not your low-cost food source, no sir. For T-giving I bought a beautiful pre-trimmed tenderloin roast for that same price per pound at Costco -- I want to say their whole tenderloin usually sells for $8.99 a pound, but I might be wrong. Costco is second best only to a butcher shop in terms of meat quality, and will generally beat their prices -- their awesome sirloins have been $2.99 a pound or less the last few times I've been.

Mmmmm, meat.

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