DairyKing's Journal, 24 January 2013

Well, I have to admit, I like the tuna wrapped in romaine. Who'da thunk it? This gets my mind to thinking outside the box. If that tasted that good, what else could I wrap in lettuce that will enable me to enjoy culinary delights that I have avoided because of the bread? Now, don't get me wrong; I love bread - way too much! And anyone that knows me, knows that I am not of the Atkins persuasion. But most breads have a lot of refined elements that almost immediately go to sugar, and I eat way too much of it. I know, I know, there is the whole wheat variety that digests much more slowly, but let's face it, for what little it gives your body in terms of nutrition, it gives you a whole lot more in calories. I am a carnivore by nature, and I can eat a lot more carnage if I delete the bread. There's of course tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, and ham salad. Then there's sliced chicken, beef, ham, turkey, pork, duck, goose, dog - OK, no dog. And all that is not counting marinated meats like steak and chicken fahitas - making it much easier to eat without going over my RDI. This opens up a whole new world to me. There's got to be a way to make pizza on a lettuce wrap!

Just got back from my year-end performance review. It wasn't bad, but I told the boss "I gave ya everything I had, Captain; don't think I can do any better this year. You're just gonna have to give me a better rating for what I do do." And I think "do do" is what he thought of that. Anyway, we parted friends.

Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR". What's my mother going to do? Think about it. Toodles!

Diet Calendar Entries for 24 January 2013:
1477 kcal Fat: 50.95g | Prot: 71.89g | Carb: 166.57g.   Breakfast: banana, sunny delight. Lunch: tuna salad, romaine lettuce, diet coke. Dinner: strip steak, sweet potato, margarine, salad, trail mix. Snacks/Other: banana, orange, yoplait yogurt light strawberry cheesecake. more...
2847 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 30 minutes, Resting - 18 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 5 hours. more...
on diet DairyKing's own diet  


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Yes..made me think of Jimmy John's...I think that is the name of the place...anyway they are a sub shop but you can order your 'sandwich' in a lettuc wrap. It is SO good with the avacado spread!!!! You just gave me a new inspiration for lunch...hahaha. 
24 Jan 13 by member: jaime30024
Throw a few lbs of chickn in the crock pot, then shredded, with just about anything... hot sauce, ranch seasoning, italian seasoning, a can of beer, low sodium chicken broth... whatever. That'll work great in the romaine and keep you eating for a week! 
24 Jan 13 by member: Bkeller1023
So you said that you wrapped your tuna in romaine lettuce? I made myself a wrap today with a tomato basil wrap--and I hated how many fat/calories the actual wrap added to an otherwise low-fat/low-cal high protein-high veggie meal. I'm also a lover of breads (and potatoes, and pastas...and other high-carb low nutritional value foods). They are definitely the hardest to give up. I wonder if I can use this.... It's a really great idea! Good luck on your dieting...and your work-life :) 
24 Jan 13 by member: africk1229
Yes, Jaime; I got a wrap from Jimmy John's a while back. I forgot what the name of it was, but it had like 5 pounds of roast beef on it and it was delicious! Well, maybe not quite 5 lbs. 
24 Jan 13 by member: DairyKing
Diane; that sounds pretty delish! It must be hard to pour the beer out like that though. :) 
24 Jan 13 by member: DairyKing
Hey buddy...just wrapping meat around cheese is good too...love my bread and tators..Enjoy your day my friend...:O) 
24 Jan 13 by member: BHA
OK, since Bren brought this up, I have to share what is my absolute favorite finger food at a party. Don't laugh. Deli ham spread with cream cheese and wrapped around a round pickle, and then sliced at like 1/2" intervals. 
24 Jan 13 by member: DairyKing
I haven't tried the beer thing yet, just found it yesterday, and I forget what else it said to add to it. But I don't like beer, so I'm a little leery of whether I will enjoy it. I'm sure those who enjoy beer would though!  
24 Jan 13 by member: Bkeller1023
You have some great ideas! Can you come cater my Super Bowl Party?  
24 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Haha, Buffy! I'd have to bring my own recliner. 
24 Jan 13 by member: DairyKing
I can't imagine you'd have a review other than perfect, DK. If you don't that guy either doesn't know what he's doing or is wanting to leave some room for others to attempt to reach. do do indeed. Love the lettuce sandwich idea. I'm imagining you'll get way more inventive where that's concerned. What kind of lettuce anyway. I abhor iceburg. 
24 Jan 13 by member: Helewis
Your a funny guy DK- thanks for the journal,good info and as usual made me smile :) 
24 Jan 13 by member: newmooney
At least you made grinding through that first snoozer of a paragraph worth our while.  
24 Jan 13 by member: Rpalmst
yep, Ryan, sometimes the sugar is at the bottom of the bowl. :D 
24 Jan 13 by member: DairyKing
DK - I've been using the romaine for my 'unwich' too since that post and agree, it's great. I've been using romaine hearts for my 'chips' for hummus or quacamole - crunchy and clean tasting. I laugh at myself now because when I first encountered it at PFChangs about a million years ago I thought 'WTH... $$$$ for ground meat and lettuce leaves - that PTBarnum Guy was right... Glad you aren't using dog or I'd be worried you found a new way to repurpose the labs. Notice you didn't mention finches either, good! BTW ... Not a single Feathered friend in sight since I got my feeders... any hints??Tips??? I liked to think I didn't just use up a goodwill favor from MH and $$$ to feed furry critters.. 
24 Jan 13 by member: FullaBella
FB: It took almost a week for my feathered friends to show up. I saw a couple resting on the power line, and walked over to the window, and there they were. Be careful for what you wish for. They are now emptying two feeders a day. 
24 Jan 13 by member: DairyKing
LOL DK.... Mine are doing the same. FB ... DK is right... It takes time for them to trust the feeders. I sited a new 'fat. Ball" container and it was well over a week, before they started to visit it. bearing in mind I regularly feed the birds and have done for years.... Shows how cautious they are... Once they start visiting it, there will be now stopping them.... They are such a joy to watch :-) 
24 Jan 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Haha, I had just looked out the window and noticed that 3 of my 5 feeders are totally empty.. ugh!! I better go buy more seed.... I'm going to also have to buy some romaine so I can try these lettuce wraps that seem to be all the rage. It would be a nice break from my Lean Cuisines!! I am also a huge fan of the pickle wraps that you described, also I like to use corned beef in place of ham - yum!! Glad your do-do performance review went well. And I'm going to have to try that new emergency contact - ha!! Cracked me up! 
24 Jan 13 by member: erika2633
Ok...I will be less birdbrained for a week.... wait... oh never mind. On my emergency contact I used to write '911!' You don't even wanna know what I put in the blank beside the question about 'sex' LOL. 
24 Jan 13 by member: FullaBella
DOG! Grrrr.. I had Salmon Salad for dinner after reading your post. Tuna tomorrow. I'm gonna put 911 next time I have a who to contact in emergency! 
24 Jan 13 by member: Lizzygracemusic


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