Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 5 (30 Day Challenge)

Coffee w/ half & half, coconut oil, 2 tbs sugar
Handful of trader joes trail mix (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried apple pieces).

IF until 1430. Challenging period at work where I had to avoid eating cake... grrr... stupid work that rewards everything with carby food.

Broke my fast with some leftover ground beef mixed with some pickled jalapenos... mental note: never eat jalapenos... they are just not agreeable.

Dinner was 1/2 petite sirloin (not very tasty) and 1/2 baked potato with butter and sour cream. I was not feeling hungry at all... but i was feeling sick and the wife pushed me to eat something rather than deal with an upset stomach. I appreciate that... but i still feel like crap...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 4 (30 Day Challenge)

I think i waited too long to write this... i dont remember what I ate today... i know i did not deviate too badly.

I tried to make some fajitas for dinner with Carne Asada and canned green chilies... it tasted alright, but it was sort of watered down and just not flavorful. I had this with a salad.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 3 (30 Day Challenge)

Coffee w/ half & half, tbs coconut oil, 2 tbs sugar


8 oz. tuna salad (leftovers)

8 oz. salmon (leftovers)

4 oz. roasted almonds

Roasted Pumpkin w/ ground beef, onions, garlic, mushrooms, half & half


30 minute workout on the Wii (300 calories)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 2 (30 day challenge)

No coffee this morning.

IF from 7 pm until 3 pm.

10 oz. Tuna Salad w/ egg, celery, onion, mustard, mayo, salt, pepper, garlic powder
Small salad w/ ranch

Tall iced coffee w/ half & half and two tbs sugar

10 pieces of salami

6 oz. Salmon (oven roasted with mustard/soy sauce/honey glaze)

My carb cravings are a bit difficult to understand today. It is only day two, and I am not trying to eliminate all carbs like with Atkins, just scale them way back. I think the iced coffee this afternoon kicked off something in my brain.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 1 (30 Day Challenge)

Coffee w/ half & half, 1 tbs sugar

Probiotic yogurt

6 oz. ham
1 pickle
handful of black olives

10 oz. chuck steak w/ mushroom, onion, red wine reduction
Big salad w/ tomatoes and ranch

I almost caved in and ate a big bowl of cereal. I dont know what I was thinking, but my wife saved me from myself. Thank you baby.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

30 Day Primal Challenge - Starts September 12th

Title says it all. I am going all in this time around. Can I make it? If I pretend to be confident in my lack of willpower will it make a difference? Logically... probably not... Enthusiastically... Hell yes!

Monday, July 4, 2011

30 Day Challenge - Day 1

I have not been a very good Primal-adherent the past month. The family has managed to eliminate most processed foods, seed oils, and soy products. We still have our weaknesses, such as a quick fast-food dinner or a packaged desert. If I do not have it in the house, I do not go out of my way to pick anything up, but sometimes the convenience outweighs the effort. With three small kids, a full time job, and school, that is sometimes more important in the short term.

I was going to start this 3 days ago, but circumstances prevented any earlier effort on my part. I believe I have been pushing myself too hard with my workouts. They have left me feeling tired, but full of nervous energy, which I thought was a good thing. Turns out, they have just been wearing me down; physically as well as mentally. I would hit a wall about 5 or 6 PM and just crave carbohydrates. Last night, after an especially bad period of overheating and dehydration, I warmed up some leftover pizza that was in the fridge. My body obviously needed something, because I felt better after I ate it, but I'm sure I will pay for it today.

Going forward, I am cutting back on the workouts until my energy level perks back up. This means my diet has to be cleaner. I am sticking to the leafy vegetables, avoiding starches and sugars, and keeping things simple.

Menu July 4th, 2011
  • 8 oz glass of V8
  • Tri-tip, zucchini, and mushroom omelet
  • Mixed green salad w/ Pastrami
  • ????????