Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday, Week 7. Last day!

16 hours til my "After" Picture

Breakfast: 2oz of summer sausage, 6 wasabi almonds, 1 cup of blueberries
Lunch: Around 4oz of corned beef, around 2 cups of strawberries and some grilled veggies
Dinner: 1 chicken bratwurst, 2 cups blueberries, 9 wasabi almonds

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, week 7

Less than 48 hours to go...I can already smell the donut I'm gonna eat after picture day on Saturday.

Breakfast: ~2 cups strawberries and blueberries, ~2 oz summer sausage, and 5 wasabi almonds
Lunch: two pieces of tandoori chicken (4oz?), ~2 cups of strawberries, and 8 olives
Dinner: 1 chicken brat, a few oz of spinach souffle, and 12 wasabi almonds.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday, Week 7

Almost done! Just a few more days til picture day.
I was back up to 171.5 or so today, a pound up from yesterday.

Breakfast: Leftover gyros omelet from Monday and a cup of blueberries
Lunch: Spinach salad with onions, roasted peppers, and 6-7oz of salmon, and ceasar dressing
Dinner: Lettuce salad with carrots, 6 slices of pastrami, about 2 cups of strawberries, and 9 wasabi-coated almonds

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday and Tuesday, week 7

I was out of town last week and didn't get to keep my blog updated. The good news is that I stuck to the Paleo diet and am down three pounds of fat (almost 2%) week over week.

So I'm starting out this week being better at logging.

Breakfast: 2 eggs up in olive oil, 1 cup of blue berries and 4 cashews
Lunch: went to Georgia's Greek Deli and had 2/3 of a gyros omelet with a few veggies, and a stuffed Macedonian pepper (stuffing had feta, olive oil and spices).
Afternoon snack: 1 cup blueberries, four beef sticks (2oz) and 4 cashews
Dinner: 4 pieces of pastrami with a little mayo, 6 cashews and a cup of blueberries

Breakfast: Four beef sticks (2oz), a cup of blueberries and 6 cashews
Lunch: Spinach salad with two eggs, some turkey cubes, onions, and a dollop of quac. Balsamic and olive oil for dressing.
Afternoon snack before tempo run: 2 beef sticks (1oz), 1 cup blueberries, 3 cashews
Dinner: Four slices of pastrami with a little mayo, 3 cashews and lettuce salad with feta and raspberry vinaigrette.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, week 6

Getting towards the end of the paleo challenge. I hurt my back doing the rowing machine too much earlier this week, so I've missed crossfit for the last five days or so. Worked out with a trainer today to help stretch/loosen my back. Hopefully it will pay dividends.

Breakfast -- 2 oz summer sausage, 2 eggs, and half a sweet potato scramble
Lunch -- 2 more eggs, 2 oz summer sausage and half a swee potato, plus a cup of blueberries

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wed and Thursday and Friday, week 5

Breakfast: 2 eggs, sweet potatoes and 4 beef sticks
Lunch: Spinach salad with brisket
Dinner: 4oz steak, salad, carrots and blueberries

Breakfast/Lunch -- several 2 block snacks of 4 beef sticks and a cup of blueberries
Dinner: 4oz steak, carrots, spinach salad, blueberries

Breakfast -- Two eggs, four beefsticks and sweet potato sauteed in olive oil.
Lunch -- Flat iron steak sandwich, hold the bread, with a salad on the side.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday, week 5

Did my first level 2 class last night, it went well.
Down to 173.3 lbs today = 78.8kg.

Breakfast: 2.5oz of sweet potato diced and sauteed in olive oil, then thrown in with two eggs. 2oz of salami to get my full protein blocks.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday, Week 5!

Starting week 5, I went to the Mobility class this morning with Jim. It was great, really seemed to loosen up my hips.
Afterwards, came home and made breakfast;
Breakfast: Half a red onion and 3 oz of sweet potato, cut up and sauteed in a pan with olive oil. Threw in four eggs, and turned it into a scramble.

Lunch: Spinach salad with a few tbsp of quac, two eggs and some chicken. also onions and a few peppers.

Dinner: Chicken sausage (around 4oz), around a cup of peas, and 25 baby carrots (2 cups)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday, week 4

Went to the 9am crossfit in the new gym today. There were about 20 people there, and a lot of fun running around in the big gym. I used my weightlifting shoes for the first time. split jerks, I got up to 60kg x3, and I maybe coulda done some more. The shoes definitely helped.
After the workout, I did a farmer's walk with 32kg (red) kettlebells with Erica, Dora and Sherry. Up to Leary from the new building and back. Then finished with some attempts at false grip pullups and a guy I hadn't met (Steve) came and suggested that I do some close grip chinups (knuckles facing me, rather than away) and work to pull all the way up to my sternum. Much harder, so used a big blue band and a purple band. I can see a lot of work ahead to get to a muscle up.

When I got home, I had
Breakfast: leftover steak (4oz) and about 0.6 cups of white sweet potatoes, cooked in the microwave. This is my first time eating sweet potatoes, so I hope that they don't ruin the diet. Scott and Nat recommended it, so it probably can't be too awful.
Lunch: Had the last two oz of the leftover steak, a piece of leftover adobo chicken, spinach and red pepper salad (with raspberry vinaigrette and feta cheese), and about 1/4 cup of lentils. I also ate up the leftover red pepper which didn't go in the salad. Not sure how close I got to four blocks, but probably not too far off.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday, finishing up week 4

I weighed in this morning at 174.2, almost two pounds below last saturday, and 7 down from picture day 4 weeks ago. The Paleo + Zone seems to be working.

Breakfast - Half an onion (1.5 cups) and one red bell pepper (1 cup) sauteed in the (small amount of) grease from my 6 pieces of turkey bacon, and a little bit of olive oil. Threw in about an ounce of summer sausage for the fourth block of protein.
Lunch - I have finished off pretty much all the veggies in the house. Had one hebrew national jumbo frank (not the 1/4 pounder) and for carbs had about 1 cup of carrots, half cup of blueberries, and 12 small spears of asparagus sauteed in left over grease from the summer sausage.

Snack - 2 oz of summer sausage pan-fried, 4 cashews and 21 spears of asparagus sauteed in the same pan with the summer sausage, seasoned with sea salt.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday, Week 4

Good news this morning. I weighed in at 174.5, my lowest weight in years. Adding in those veggies seem to be helping! I'm taking the day off work, so I am going to Crossfit this morning at the luxurious hour of 9am. I may even have breakfast before I go, to see if I perform better with carbies in the system, or whether I throw up. :)
I sauteed a whole onion and a whole red pepper in olive oil, and had one egg and six slices of turkey bacon for protein. A few cashews (9?) for fat.
Lunch - Don't really remember, I was kind of snacking throughout the day. :(
Dinner - Crossfit Potluck at the new Gym! I had some duck that Wen brough and some chicken salad-type stuff. Also grazed on celery and carrots and had several spears of pickled asparagus.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Week 4, Thursday

Trying to pack in the veggies --
Breakfast - three left over meatballs (2oz), plus four beef sticks (2oz) + I sliced up a whole onion and a whole red bell pepper and sauteed in olive oil. Ate 2 cups for breakfast (about half) and saved the other half for later.

Lunch -- I went over to whole foods to make a spinach salad. I got a quarter pound of beef brisket and about a quarter pound of grilled veggies in addition to the salad. I finished those off, then started on the salad, but was unable to finish the salad. I ate the quac to get my fat intake for the meal. I will try to finish off the salad for snack this afternooon.

Dinner -- two pieces of chicken adobe (made with splenda brown sugar), 14 spears of asparagus with a few dollops of butter, and some more of my left over spinach salad. Still probably not enough veggies, but trying to keep it up there.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday, week 4

I am continuing to try to stick to the Paleo + Zone plan, although not weighing portions, so maybe not really doing it right.
Breakfast - 3 eggs and 1 bell pepper in a scramble, with olive oil to pre-saute the peppers before throwing in the eggs. And two beef sticks to get up to four blocks of meat.
Lunch - 2 pieces of salmon and three half eggs. A couple cups of spinach and some bell peppers and onions, as much as I could fit onto the plate. And creamy ceasar dressing for fat.
For snack, I had 2oz of beef brisket from the whole foods, and cut up red and yellow peppers (also from the WF).
For dinner, I had 4.5 meatballs, 1/2 an atkins bar, about 12 baby carrots, and three tbsp or so of peas.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Week 4, Monday and Tuesday

Week 4 was not good to me. I gained two pounds, not what I was hoping for.
I decided to retrench and asked Scott and Nat for help. They suggested I mix Paleo with the Zone diet, which helps you adjust portion size.

What I learned is this: I don't eat nearly enough vegetables! I eat about the right amount of protein -- 4oz of meat (an egg counts as 1 oz) or so per meal. Roughly 3 tbsp of Guac or 9 cashews is about right for fat content. So I am actually pretty good on those two. But to get the right amount of vegetables, I would have to eat 16 cups of spinach, or 2 cups of cooked onions, or 4 cups of cooked butternut squash, or 14 asparagus spears, or some combination. At every meal! That's a lot of veggies.

so now to my food log.

Breakfast - Atkins Bar and two beef sticks (before I turned over my new leaf)
Lunch - Two eggs, two buffalo-style chicken wings, what I estimated was around 3 tbsp of guac, and then filled the salad box with lettuce, onions and carrots.
Dinner - Two eggs, sunny side up. four slices of turkey bacon (around 2 oz I think). Then I cut up a whole onion, sauteed it and threw in some spaghetti squash cubes that were in the freezer. I ate two cups of that combination.

Breakfast - 3/4 of left over chicken sausage (I think this is about 3oz) and the leftover onions and squash (about 1 cup).
Lunch - 3 kobe beef sliders, sans bun. A plateful of Ceasar salad, sans croutons. Unfortunately I couldn't measure the portions, but the sliders were probably about an ounce each, and the salad was a 3-4 cups. Not nearly enough veggies. :(
Dinner - 2 beef sticks (1/2 oz each), 4.5 meatballs, a couple cups of salad with a little feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette, and about 10 baby carrots

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday week 3

Breakfast - after workout had two beef sticks and some chicken sausage, and about three spoonfuls of ice cream.
Lunch - atkins bar
Dinner - Chicken sausage and mixed green salad.

Video from this morning at Crossfit - Beginner's Skin the Cat

Richard took this video of me fooling around on the rings after class. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Week 3 Saturday

Breakfast -- 4 beef sticks
Lunch -- burger salad with mixed greens, onions, jalapenos, beef, a little feta, buffalo wing sauce and ceasar dressing.  Also had some of the french fries which were sitting on the table (boo!)
Dinner -- spinach souffle (around 2oz) and kalby(sp?) beef from fred meyer

Friday, April 1, 2011

Week 3 friday

Started off the day with no xfit, since today is my day off.

Breakfast 2 beef sticks, one atkins bar.
Lunch indian food
Chicken masala, meatballs in some sort of yummy sauce, paneer sag, and lamb halal (?)  Unfortunately no veggies.
Bugged out of work a little early for a restful couple hours.  Was stupid and went to crossfit on my day off and the work out was Murph.  Aargh!  Got through it in 47:49.
Dinner is two beef sticks and lots of water and one spoonful of ice cream off my boy's plate. 

Hoping to do better on the veggies tomorrow.