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  • #16
    Day 11:

    B: 3 egg scramble with spinach & green peppers
    L: Can of salmon with mayo (salmon salad)
    S: Almond butter
    S: Dried plums
    D (at 6): Chicken breast
    D (at 9): Jimmy John's tuna unwich (lettuce wrap), a handful of almonds, and some dark chocolate


    • #17
      Originally posted by omajoe View Post
      Day 6:

      I did something really dumb today.

      I had to get up early (5 am) for a meeting (on a Saturday). I gave up coffee at the end of 2009, and had drank probably drank 5 or 6 cups all of 2010. While at the meeting, though, I decided I'd have a small cup. Then, for some reason, though, I went back for another....and another. When I left the meeting I was so buzzed on caffeine I could barely think. I can't remember the last time caffeine had affected me like that. I had been a coffee drinker for so many years, I had built up quite a tolerance, so it was quite interesting to see the effect it could have on your body. It's hard to believe I used to drink coffee all day long. It really messed up my morning and bothered me well into the afternoon. I'm now really glad I made the decision to give it up, and this strengthened my commitment.

      B: 2 eggs - scrambled
      S: Banana
      L: Finished the big a** salad from yesterday with some more tuna salad
      S: Almond butter and celery, prunes, almonds
      D: Beef roast and carrots
      Oh my gosh! It's so scary that coffee can be that addictive and have that effect on you. Thankfully I'm not in the habit, but a few days ago I had a gigantic serving of coffee and my hands started shaking not too long after.


      • #18
        Originally posted by imasin View Post
        Oh my gosh! It's so scary that coffee can be that addictive and have that effect on you. Thankfully I'm not in the habit, but a few days ago I had a gigantic serving of coffee and my hands started shaking not too long after.
        I know. It's pretty crazy. Before I gave it up, I used to drink coffee all day long. It never had that kind of effect on me because I'd built up a tolerance, but I did notice I'd have a harder time focusing in the afternoon when I'd been drinking it all day. Since I switched to tea, I've found I'm much more sensitive to caffeine, even though I drink regular tea. It has much less caffeine in it though, especially when I use the same tea leaves for several infusions.

        Now that I've seen what coffee can do, if I do decide to have a cup now and then, I'll be limiting it to just that one cup.


        • #19
          Day 12:

          Got up at 5. Feeling like my cold is finally gone. Managed another short LHT workout.
          -- Pushups, squats, leg lifts, overhead press (didn't have a pullup bar available)

          B: 3 egg scramble with green peppers
          L: Salad with romaine lettuce, an avocado, and a can of salmon on top, with Newman's Own olive oil and vinegar salad dressing
          S: Almond butter
          D: Hamburger (w/o the bun, of course) and some green beans (I think they're okay under PB, but not 100% sure)
          S: A few grapes
          Last edited by omajoe; 11-14-2010, 01:25 PM.


          • #20
            Day 13:

            Feeling some DOMS from by LHT workout the other morning. Had a meeting at 5:45 am, Cub Scouts with my son at 10 - 12 and left for Cornhusker football game at 2:30, so I didn't get much done nor did I get a workout in.

            B: 2 hard boiled eggs and a banana
            L: Pepperjax steak salad (lettuce, grilled meat, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, jalepenos, and hot salsa) -- mmm, mmm, good
            S: Banana
            S: Brat
            S: Was at a Nebraska Cornhuskers football game with my daughter, so I cheated a bit and had shared some popcorn with her
            S: Leftover roast beef and grilled chicken after the football game


            • #21
              Day 14:

              B: 2 egg scramble with spinach and green pepper
              L: Chipotle carnitas salad with grilled onions and peppers, and salsa
              D: 4 eggs made into an egg salad with mayo and mustard
              S: Dark chocolate


              • #22
                Day 15:

                Didn't get as much sleep as I'd like. Only got about 5 1/2 hours, but still woke up feeling great.

                Got on the treadmill for 45 minutes of walking/jogging.

                B: 3 eggs
                S: Almond butter (as always)
                L: Chicken salad (canned chicken and mayo)
                S: Celery with almond butter (what would I do without almond butter?) plus some dark chocolate
                D: Chicken Chili Soup with avocado (very good)
                S: Leftover chicken salad and a couple dried plums


                • #23
                  Day 16:

                  Got a later start than usual this morning. I set my alarm for 5 instead of 4:30 this morning since I was up a little later, but even then I stayed in bed until about 5:30.

                  Rolled out of bed and did a LHT workout consisting of pushups, leg lifts, squats, pullups, planks, and overhead press. Only did one set, though, due to time constraints. Will do another set tonight.

                  B: Smoothie with frozen berries, coconut milk, banana, and spinach. Missing my protein powder, though. It certainly seemed to add some needed flavor. Also, had 4 pieces of bacon.
                  S: Polished off my dark chocolate bar. Think I'll try to hold off buying another one for a while. I'm too tempted to indulge when they're around.
                  L: Finished off the Chicken Chili Soup from last night and the rest of the chicken salad from yesterday.

                  Not sure what I'm doing for dinner tonight. I picked up the ingredients for Meatza last night so if I have the time, I'll put one together tonight. However, I also saw Mark's email newsletter about IFing, so I might go for that tonight and skip dinner. Playing it by ear right now.


                  • #24
                    Day 17:

                    Well, it was a big fail on the fast last night. I made brats for the kids, but only one of them wanted one, so I had 3 left that I had cooked. So, I broke down and ate two of them. They tasted good, too. And to top it off, I had a couple of dried plums for a dessert, and later that night I had about 6 pieces of bacon as a snack.

                    On the plus side, though, I did get in my second set of exercises for my LHT workout. Another set of pushups, leg lifts, planks, overhead press, and squats.

                    I know I overdid it a bit on the food last night. However, when I weighed myself this morning, I was actually down a pound. Amazing. I know day to day fluctuations don't mean that much, but I felt good to see I wasn't up several pounds, at least.

                    This morning I got up feeling great and did 45 minutes of walking/jogging on the treadmill.

                    B: 3 egg omelet with onions and mushrooms


                    • #25
                      Day 17 (cont'd):

                      L: Salad with romaine, balsamic vinaigrette, tuna salad
                      S: Almond butter with celery
                      D: Steamed broccoli and chicken salad
                      S: Dried prunes & more chicken salad


                      • #26
                        Day 18:

                        Workout: 45 minutes on the treadmill walking/jogging.
                        B: 2 eggs with onions, mushrooms, green peppers, spinach
                        S: Almond butter
                        L: Salad with romaine, balsamic vinaigrette, tuna salad


                        • #27
                          Day 18 (continued):

                          S: Almond butter
                          D: A couple of slices of Meatza (tasted awesome)
                          S: Some almonds, a beer, and a few prunes


                          • #28
                            Day 19:

                            Wow! What a night. My son got sick a couple times during the night so I was up with him and then couldn't get back to sleep. I was exhausted this morning only getting about 4 hours sleep, so I decided to skip my workout this morning and stay in bed for a little extra rest.

                            Another downer this morning was when I stepped on the scale and my weight had gone down, but my body fat had jump almost a full percentage point. Hope this is just a scale issue.

                            B: Smoothie with vanilla protein powder, some frozen berries, and a banana. This new vanilla protein powder is a little overpowering so I think I'll only use 1/2 scoop next time.
                            S: Made a couple pieces of bacon.
                            L: A nice Pepperjax steak salad with some hot salsa
                            S: Almond butter


                            • #29
                              Day 19 continued:

                              It was a busy night. After I picked up my daughter from basketball practice, I ran home, got my son ready for Cub Scouts and we headed down to the Pinewood Derby. I grabbed an apple to snack on. When I got home later that night, I made some hard boiled eggs and turned 3 of them into egg salad. There is just nothing better than fresh egg salad while the eggs are still warm. Talk about comfort food. I also had a glass of hot herbal tea and some prunes for dessert.


                              • #30
                                Day 20:

                                I was supposed to get up early for a meeting, but after Thursday night being so short, I decided to sleep in. I got up around 7:15 instead of the originally planned 5 am. I had to run my daughter to basketball practice so I didn't get a workout in. I thought I'd get it in later in the day, but no luck. On the other hand, I was busy around the house all day, only sitting down once or twice. Otherwise, I was picking up, doing chores, and playing with the kids.

                                B: 3 egg omelet with mushrooms, green peppers, and onions
                                L: 2 slices of Meatza (probably too much for lunch, because I felt pretty sluggish not long after)
                                D: Some shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic
                                S: This is where I really slipped. I snacked all night. Dark chocolate, prunes, a few spoonfuls of ice cream, and a couple bowls of popcorn. (I guess that'll have to go in the 20% part of the eating rules).