happy [belated] Thanksgiving

Didn’t get a chance to post before the big day, but I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Coming off a stomach bug wasn’t exactly the state I wanted to be in for the holiday, but I managed. I had a fantastic Thanksgiving Round II potluck with my friends last night, and everything was spectacular – stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole (with bacon!), pumpkin coffee cake and — of course — juicy turkey a la Leia. Perfect meal with friends for which I am very thankful. Continue reading happy [belated] Thanksgiving

Jersey strong

Unless you’ve avoided all forms of media (and for most of the people I know, the outdoors, windows and doors), you’re well aware that Hurricane Sandy had her way with the Northeast earlier this week. The storm was the largest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, and is responsible for at least $20 billion worth of damages. According to CNN (as of today), at least 76 people in the United States and two in Canada died during the storm, raising Sandy’s overall death toll to 145 after earlier claiming 67 lives in the Caribbean. Continue reading Jersey strong

The “GM Diet”: Drum roll, please…

I am blogging my experience in completing the “GM Diet” — incorrectly labeled as such as part of an apparent hoax, but still effective as reported by many across the Internet. Click here to read my intro/explanation.

Recap
The origin of the “GM Diet” is really a hoax (General Motors never initiated a diet for their workers to stay thin and keep their insurance costs low), but I was coaxed into partaking anyway because Pinterest was full of skinny stomach pictures singing the diet’s praises. From an outsider’s perspective, I didn’t need to lose weight; in fact, I had a few people giving me hell for even considering a crash diet, but I forged on for the sake of three Cs: cleansing, curiosity and challenge. I really just wanted to see if I could do it, and if it worked and I lost a few pounds, then it was a bonus. Continue reading The “GM Diet”: Drum roll, please…

“GM Diet”: Day Seven

I am blogging my experience in completing the “GM Diet” — incorrectly labeled as such as part of an apparent hoax, but still effective as reported by many across the Internet. Click here to read my intro/explanation.

Day Seven. I finally made it, and I was delirious with excitement… so much so that I didn’t read the plan closely enough, and prohibited myself from eating what would have been the most enjoyable fare of the day – fruit. On this day, you are allowed brown rice, vegetables and fruit. Continue reading “GM Diet”: Day Seven

“GM Diet”: Day Six

I am blogging my experience in completing the “GM Diet” — incorrectly labeled as such as part of an apparent hoax, but still effective as reported by many across the Internet. Click here to read my intro/explanation.

Have you all been on the edge of your seats, wondering how the rest of my cleanse went? I apologize for the delay. Just after my cleanse ended and before I had a chance to document the final two days, I left for a week-long business trip to San Diego. You’ll be privy to a bevy of west coast food photos in a forthcoming post, but first things first…

Day Six is considered the “feast day” of the diet. You are allowed vegetables, brown rice and two servings of beef. Continue reading “GM Diet”: Day Six

“GM Diet”: Day Five

I am blogging my experience in completing the “GM Diet” — incorrectly labeled as such as part of an apparent hoax, but still effective as reported by many across the Internet. Click here to read my intro/explanation.

The guide I’m following says the cravings should subside by Day Five. That was true for me, but not in a good way. This day consists of two servings of lean ground beef and tomatoes. (The guide suggested a meal that included cucumbers, so I thought it permissible to add cucumbers to the list.) By noon, I felt so nauseous that I stopped eating. So…yeah, the cravings went away, but so did my entire appetite. Continue reading “GM Diet”: Day Five