Today’s change: -.6
Total R4 weight lost: -11.6
The morning of this fine VLCD Day 16 – I decided I needed some beef for dinner – so I thawed a 100 gram portion of my 93/7. I’ve been convinced in the past that I don’t lose well on beef, but I’ve also been convinced in the past that I don’t lose well on shrimp (which I no longer believe). I’m keeping an open mind on things in general (minus the fudge of course) to see if my opinions from the previous rounds still stand.
Really – that’s not why I decided on beef at all – I chose it because that’s what I wanted. And I wanted something that tasted good! And spicy! It sure did the trick.
I made chili by browning 100 grams of 93/7 beef in a skillet (seasoned with salt and pepper in a skillet). I drained the browned beef on paper towels very. very. well. Then I added to a pot along with 1 cup chopped tomatoes, about two cups of water, organic garlic powder, organic onion powder, chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper, and cilantro – oh and 1 teaspoon of dark cocoa powder. The most challenging part of my dinner was letting it simmer for 30 minutes (I did wind up adding maybe another 3/4 cup of water because it reduces while it cooks). The wonderful aroma aroused my appetite. It was a dinner I wanted to eat.
I did not miss the broth – using water was just fine.
Today is play day! My work peeps are meeting at 10:30 to pile into a van and drive to Austin to enjoy some BBQ and then wineries. I’m one of the designated drivers since I will not be partaking of any vino – but I did decide that I’m going to buy a bottle or two for later. That’s my concession. My lunch at the BBQ place is most likely going to a quarter pound of turkey or very lean briscuit, and some onions and pickles. Nothing else. I’m taking an apple in case I feel like I’m going to chew someone’s leg off 🙂
Have a lovely day! xoxo