Monday, September 24, 2012

Paleo challenge, v4, Week 3 food log

Monday, 9/24
Breakfast - Onions and peppers omelet
Lunch - Sliced turkey and mayo, Tuna salad, onions (basically a make your own sandwich lunch at work, hold the cheese and bread)
Snacks - about 14 almonds, give or take, and a gluten free, dairy free, soy bar from the vending machine
Dinner - 1.5oz summer sausage, pan fried and dipped in ~1tsp mayo. Omelet cooked in summer sausage grease and a bit of walnut oil, with sauteed onions and salsa.
No crossfit tonight, too tired. :(
Snack - 3 slices (1/2oz?) of summer sausage with a tsp of salsa on each, and 2tsp of peanut butter

Tuesday, 9/25
Breakfast - Onions and peppers omelet
Lunch - Big bowl of chili
Snacks - 2x Organic bar from the vending machine.
Dinner - omelet with onions, sweet potato, salsa and three slices of summer sausage

Wednesday, 9/26
Yom Kippur so fasted all day.
Dinner - Gyros, peppers stuffed with feta and olives, a few sautéed peppers and onions and a little of my wife's hummus.
Dessert - 1 cup of blueberries and 2tsp organic almond butter.
Workout - 8pm with Mike, Tabata x4!
Post-workout snack - 8 slices of summer sausage, pan fried dipped in mayo and ~2oz of sweet potato

Thursday, 9/27
Breakfast - several slices (2oz?) of summer sausage, 2tsp almond butter
Long airplane ride
Afternoon snack -11 almonds, 2.5oz beef jerky
Workout at hyperfit USA in Ann arbor, Julie foucher's gym
Dinner - deviled eggs, chicken stuffed with duck sausage

Friday, 9/28
Lunch - ~4oz ribeye, diet coke, sautéed greens (probably chard)
Workout at Oakland county crossfit
Dinner - half slab of buffalo ribs with jack Daniels BBQ sauce. Two glasses of wine
Dessert - many glasses of wine

Saturday, 9/29
Breakfast - two Kind nut and fruit bars
Lunch - 2oz of beef jerky and a handful of cashews and almonds.
Dinner - went to a wedding. beef with chimmichurri sauce, salad, lots of wine.
Dessert - 6 pieces of candy corn, one small carrot cake cupcake with frosting, more wine and a 40 ouncer of "Steel Reserve 211" while sitting around the bonfire.

Sunday, 9/30
Woke up with a stuffy nose from my gluten-filled 40 ouncer.
Breakfast - omelet with peppers and onions and three pieces of bacon
Lunch - 1oz of beef jerky and a handful of almonds
Snack - Philly cheese steak on the plane, hold the bread.
Another snack - ~1 cup of blueberries, a couple oz of sliced summer sausage with pace picante salsa and a few slices of sweet potato
Dinner - after snacking for the previous hour, for dinner I had a few more slices of summer sausage, pan fried, dipped in mayo. Then sauteed some onions and through in picante sauce for a little super salsa. Finished off with a slice of goat cheese and a tsp of almond butter.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Paleo Challenge, v4, week 2 food log

Monday, 9/17
Breakfast -- Chicken italian sausage, 4.75oz, 3 tsp organic peanut butter
Snack -- 1 cup frozen blueberries. 1 tsp organic peanut butter, 2oz organic beef jerky
Lunch - veggie omelet (spinach and mushrooms), 11 sweet potato tots (the restaurant says there is no breading/gluten on them, it's hard to tell) dipped in chipotle aioli
Dinner -- 4.75oz chicken italian sausage, 1tsp organic peanut butter, 1 tsp mayo, 2oz of sweet potato, 1 lemon's worth of juice squeezed into my water, and 1 slice of apple without honey (for Rosh Hashanah)

Tuesday, 9/18
Breakfast - Onion omelet, made with walnut oil, 2tsp organic peanut butter
Lunch - Portage Bay Cafe, some kind of spicy beef hash. They left the potatoes out, so it was beef, onions, and peppers sauteed and then two eggs on top. Yum! But probably two meals worth of food at least.
Snack - one piece of beef jerky
Dinner - backed way off on dinner. 3oz (2 blocks) of sweet potatoes, half a chicken sausage, and 1 tsp of organic PB
Post-dinner Crossfit, 8pm with Steve!
Post-workout -- 1tsp of organic peanut butter and two glasses of lemon water

Wednesday, 9/19
Breakfast - Intermittent fasting, skipped breakfast
Lunch - Spinach and mixed greens salad, with onions, peppers, sheep feta, hard boiled egg, 6oz steelhead salmon and herb vinaigrette dressing. 9 almonds.
Snack - 6 almonds, 3oz beef jerky
Dinner - One chicken sausage, 2tsp organic peanut butter, salad with peppercorn blackberry vinaigrette (some sugar in this) and grated goat cheese, and 3oz sweet potato
Dessert - 8pm Crossfit with Mike!
Post workout snack -- 1oz organic beef jerky, 2 tsp organic peanut butter

Thursday, 9/20
Breakfast - Peppers and onions omelet
Snack - Going with a Cheat day snack, since my weight loss has started to plateau. Two top pot donuts! Plus one organic beef stick at the Farmer's market outside work. Plus a diet coke (booo)
Lunch - Spinach and mixed greens salad, with usual condiments
Snack - Chicken Spiedini at Cuoco plus a diet coke (booo)
Snack - 2tsp peanut butter
8pm Crossfit with Steve. My ass was dragging. Shorter time on handstand than everyone, less weight on deadlift, less weight on wod, and slower on the double unders. Maybe the diet is catching up with me.
Dinner - two hebrew national hotdogs (100g total) with about a tsp of mayo, 4oz sweet potato, about 2tsp of peanut butter

Friday, 9/21
Breakfast - 2oz sweet potato, 2 tsp peanut butter, Hebrew national hot dog and a tsp of mayo
Headed for the airport now. Gonna have to stay focused this weekend. Good news is I am going to two new crossfits in phx this weekend!
Second breakfast - peppers and onion scramble at the airport, diet coke
Lunch - flat iron steak salad topped with salsa
Crossfit with Annelisa at core crossfit in Phoenix
Dinner - flat iron steak with double seasonal veggies and a Caesar salad hold the croutons and Parmesan.

Sunday, 9/22
Early morning mobility class at core crossfit
Breakfast - omelet with peppers, onions and jalapeño. 1 sausage link, 3 pieces bacon. Two diet cokes
Lunch - lamb kebab with some lettuce and some sort of dressing. 1/4 cup-ish Hummus. 2 diet cokes. Feeling a little sluggish this afternoon, maybe due to diet cokes?
Dinner - hummus on veggies, Caesar salad without croutons or Parmesan, beef filet, and asparagus

Sunday, 9/23
Breakfast - peppers, onions, jalapeño omelet, a few mixed berries, 1 sausage link, 1 strip of bacon
Lunch - Vienna beef hotdog, mustard and a few onions
Snack - 14 almonds and ~4oz beef jerky, 2 oz sweet potato
Pre-workout snack - a couple oz of sweet potato
Workout - 6pm with Steve!
Dinner - Omelet with half an onion and a couple oz of sweet potato, sauteed in walnut oil, 2tsp peanut butter

Monday, September 10, 2012

Paleo Challenge, v4! (week 1 food log)

We're starting the Paleo challenge at the Crossfit again this week. I'm going to try Paleo + Zone again and see how far I get with that, along with minimizing alcohol intake for the next seven weeks. I have a wedding to attend in week 4 in Michigan, so I will probably have to break the alcohol rule there. I took my picture a couple days ago, and since have been alcohol free and trying to adhere to the Zone diet.
Food log starts today, 9/10.

Food log, week 1:
Monday, 9/10
Breakfast - Onion Scramble (1 red onion, 3 eggs, cooked with walnut oil) + 1oz summer sausage
Lunch -- Steak salad (~4oz?) with lettuce, a little red pepper, hazelnuts, and lemon thyme vinaigrette
Snack -- one bottle of "Just Greens" juice from Columbia Gorge Organics. 100 calories, 13 g of carb. It''s made of celery, kale, spinach, and cucumber juice.
Dinner -- 6 florets of pan-fried broccoli (sauteed in walnut oil and garlic), ~2oz of sweet potato, 1 chicken italian sausage (3oz), 1oz summer sausage, left over pickled cabbage salad of some sort.

Tuesday, 9/11
Breakfast -- Skipped
Snack -- 9 almonds
Lunch -- 4 oz grassfed beef burger, sauteed vegetables (not sure how much. probably a couple cups) plus 6 almonds
Afternoon of snacks -- 6 more almonds, 2x Beef Jerky from Brave Horse (maybe about 3oz each?), 5 small deviled eggs. Good news is I drank water rather than wine during my snack breaks!
Dinner -- One piece (3 oz?) of chicken with bottled "Hyderabad Korma" sauce. about 12 broccoli florets.
Dessert -- Crossfit 8pm with Steve!

Wednesday, 9/12
Breakfast -- Red Pepper Omelet (1 Red Pepper, 3 eggs, a bit of walnut oil)
Snack -- 6 almonds
Lunch -- Spinach and mixed green salad with pickled onions, red/green peppers, sheep feta cheese, herb vinaigrette, ~6oz steelhead and sauteed veggies
Snack -- 6 almonds
Appetizer -- Crossfit 5pm with Duncan!
Dinner -- Blackened Salmon Ceasar salad with habanero jerk sauce at Hale's

Thursday, 9/13
Breakfast -- Onions and Pepper omelet at work, 1/2 tsp of peanut butter, a few slices of sweet potato
Lunch -- Spinach and mixed green salad with pickled onions, red/green peppers, sheep feta cheese, herb vinaigrette, ~6oz steelhead
Snack -- 6 almonds and beef jerky at the Bravehorse
Dinner -- went to Art of the table with three non-crossfit, non-paleo friends and had the salad course, the cod with veggies (left the taters on the plate) and sauteed zuchini with pesto and some other stuff. Very complex dishes, so I don't remember all the details. But I was able to make it through the dinner with nothing other than water and one Dry soda to drink.

Friday, 9/14
Breakfast -- Green pepper and onion omelet at work
Lunch -- Spinach and mixed green salad with pickled onions, red/green peppers, sheep feta cheese, herb vinaigrette, ~6oz steelhead
Snack -- 12 almonds, 5 thin slices of sweet potato
Appetizer -- Crossfit 5pm!
Dinner -- 4oz hamburger, 1tsp of mayo, 6 broccoli florets, a little bit of dill cucumber onion salad, 1 tsp of organic peanut butter. Skipped the gluten free cupcakes and snicker doodles for dessert.

Saturday, 9/15
Per-workout snack - 5 slices of sweet potato
Workout x2 - level 2 with Jim and then mobility with Dave!
Brunch - el diablo omelet at hale's. Peppers, onions, jalapenos, goat cheese and cholula plus three eggs.
Snacks - 2 tsp peanut butter and 3oz beef jerky
Dinner - 2 BBQ chicken drummettes, 3-4oz of salmon, sautéed veggies (asparagus, zucchini, carrot, onions), salad (left the blue cheese and apple chunks on the plate)

Sunday, 9/16
Brunch - special omelet. Italian sausage, guacamole, poco de gallo and goat cheese. Yum. Biscuit that comes with goes to my son.
lunch - fajitas. Beef, peppers, onions, guacamole. No beans, rice or tortilla.
Pre-workout snack - The last few slices of sweet potato (about 1/6 of a tater)
Workout! - 6pm class with Steve: 25 barbell thrusters + 25 box jumps (x3) then total of 60 KB Swings and 60 goblet squats
Dinner - 2oz summer sausage, 1 large bell pepper = 2 cups = 8oz = about 1.6 blocks carb, sauteed in ~1tsp walnut oil with 2 eggs for a scramble, 2 glasses of water with one lemon squeezed into them.
Snack - 1 tsp peanut butter before bed.