For the first dinner of 2006, we met Chris, Rebecca, and Ted for dinner at Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Wendy enjoyed her usual dish of Penne Rustica, and Drew had a servicable-if-not-very-tasty-or-imaginative Chicken Canniloni. The company sure was enjoyable — Chris & Rebecca are our dive instructors who recently moved to Florida. We miss them a lot and it was great to see them while they were in town.
On Monday, January 2, 2006, we had for dinner a large amount of green salad, consisting of lettuce, tomatoes, celery, yellow pepper, mushrooms, carrots, cilantro, and dressed with a squeeze of lemon, and all topped with 6 ounces of delicious (if I do say so myself!) roasted chicken breast without skin.
All of this was part of a three-day miracle diet that Wendy, Tory (one of Wendy’s techs from the hospital), and I went on. Starting at 8:00am on the first day and every two hours after, you drink a protein shake and a bunch of water. At 6:00pm, you have the aforementioned salad.
For this evening’s dinner, we dined one the second of three days on the fantabulous three-day miracle diet that Wendy, Tory, and I were suffering through.
Having loaded up on proteins the day before (and getting rid of those pesky glycogens that slow down weight loss, if the wacko author of the magazine article (that should tell you something right there) was to be believed), today we dined on fruit and plenty of it. Starting at 8:00am and every two hours until 6:00pm, we had two cups of fresh fruit. Our mix was pineapple, watermelon, black seedless grapes, kiwi, and melon. And loads of water.
Dinner was another giant plate of salad, just the same as the day before… Lettuce, tomatoes, celery, yellow pepper, mushrooms, carrots, cilantro, and dressed with a squeeze of lemon, and all topped with 6 ounces of roasted chicken breast without skin.
When I weighed myself at the end of day two, I’d lost about 3 pounds.
On day three of our horrendous three-day miracle diet that Wendy, Tory, and I suffered through, it was a duplicate of day two… Fresh fruit every two hours from 8:00am until 6:00pm and loads of water.
At 6:00pm, Wendy had yet another giant salad of lettuce, tomatoes, celery, yellow pepper, mushrooms, carrots, cilantro, and dressed with a squeeze of lemon, and all topped with a nice fresh avocado on top. Drew had had enough and had a horrible (but delicious) dinner of cottage cheese and potato chips (which is a delight), Doritos, and pistachios.
Surprisingly, at the end of the day, Drew had lost a total of 4 pounds.
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MARSEILLES, France — Skirt-chasing playboy Daniel Anceneaux spent weeks talking with a sensual woman on the Internet before arranging a romantic rendezvous at a remote beach — and discovering that his on-line sweetie of six months was his own mother!
“I walked out on that dark beach thinking I was going to hook up with the girl of my dreams,” the rattled bachelor later admitted. “And there she was, wearing white shorts and a pink tank top, just like she’d said she would.
“But when I got close, she turned around — and we both got the shock of our lives. I mean, I didn’t know what to say. All I could think was, ‘Oh my God! it’s Mama!’ ”
But the worst was yet to come.
Our three-day miracle diet trip-through-hell done (Wendy lost 4.5 pounds, Tory lost 7, and Drew lost 5), we jumped right back on the crappy food bandwagon.
For dinner, we dined at Frisch’s restaurant, a glorified greasy spoon comparable to Shoney’s. The main attractive feature of Frisch’s is the proximity to our house and the fact that it is never ever crowded. Wendy had her usual — a Tuna Melt and Fries, while Drew enjoyed a nostalgic dinner of Open-Faced Turkey with Gravy and Mashed Potatoes. This dish reminds Drew of his latchkey childhood, and microwave-able after-school-snacks of Turkey and Gravy over white bread. Crap food, yes, but it was comforting.
Tonight was a busy night and a lot of fun.
After a full work day, I headed to a local tavern called Holy Grail where I was meeting my old boss (he just retired), two colleagues, and their spouses for drinks. Because I got there an hour before everyone else, I worked on some notes for the show I’ll be directing soon (DINNER WITH FRIENDS at Falcon Theater) and enjoyed some Reuben Eggrolls.
When everyone else arrived, I stowed my work and enjoyed hanging out with these kind folks. Around 7:00, we headed up to Martino’s to participate in the college‘s charity auction. I was able to stay only an hour before heading over to meet my wife and our friends for a wonderful dinner at Ambar India. Wendy had Saag Paneer — creamy spinach with cubes of unmeltable cheese, and I had Chicken Tikki Masala. From there, we all headed to the Esquire to catch a screening of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.