Saturday, July 24, 2010

Yet Another Steak House

Friday was another hot and humid day punctuated with a client luncheon. My assistant and I met two great ladies, and clients of mine, for lunch -- their restaurant suggestion? Quality Meats. One of the great steak houses in NYC, but, of course! Luckily, they are also well known for their salads! They have about 5 great choices of salad that you can add your favorite types of meat or fish. I was the last to order and got the Mediterranean salad. When asked what I would like to add to my salad I said, "Nothing." Well, the table in chorus shouted, "What?!" OK, OK, so I ordered some shrimp on my salad. But I asked for the dressing on the side. A really good meal, and great time.

Afterwards I met my friend, and my Uncle on the oldest public golf course in America, Van Cortlandt Golf Course in the Bronx. My play was less than stellar, but it was great getting outside for four hours of activity.

Early Saturday morning I got an email from a good friend and college rugby teammate in L.A. who  just read my post about BBQ'ing and eating only vegetables. He was up at 3 AM in the morning...a good excuse would be that he has a new born so he's up in the middle of the night. In truth he confessed that if he doesn't have a cocktail or two at night he has trouble sleeping. We used to room together back in Hermosa Beach, and we are the same stature -- we would work out together, and then go to the bar and drink are faces off. I was 30 years old and this was just when I had to work out incredibly hard to just stay the same weight. We ate and drank poorly. It was the beginning of my incredible and sad slide towards obnoxious obesity. Now, he just weighed in at 277 lbs, but started on a healthy life today -- I have no doubt he will catch up to me soon in weight loss. The guy is committed.

5 comments:

Vegan Epicurean said...

How nice that you are inspiring an old friend with your blog! Just imagine all the people you have inspired that don't let you know. ;-)

hope you are having a good weekend,
Ali

tt in nyc said...

Glad to see you managed a healthy meal in a difficult restaurant- the dressing on the side is key,I always do that, too many places just put on a ton and negate the healthy salad! And hopefully your friend will be able to learn about a more healthy way of life and be inspired by your journey!

Terrence said...

Thanks Ali! Thanks Little T. You, and the others who comment serve as my "red dot"

Randy said...

Terry, I play that course with my son every time we come to visit he and his wife in the city. A wonderful place to play golf!!!

Terrence said...

Yes, Randy - hard to believe its in the Bronx