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    Ok, so exercise only gets me so far, and I'm feeling like making a few dietary changes will push me over the hump to where I want to be weight and health wise. Soooo, I came across this site from a link from one of my CrossFit coaches and liked what I've seen and read so far. I have looked at the paleo diet before and am interested in giving it some sort of try. I've been "quasi" paleo dieting for about a month so far and I think I'll try a bit harder now.
    I'm in the best shape of my life since I was in my early 20's and hope to be able to drop my weight by about 10 lbs while continuing to build a little more muscle and then stay there around 170, that's the hard part it seems, staying at your fighting weight.
    I just ate the last piece of bread I hope to eat for the next 3 weeks or so (barring maybe a hamburger bun or 2). I made it public to my coworkers that I'm planning to avoid bread at work for the next 3 weeks (which sucks since they make great bread here), so here goes.
    Wish me luck
    The hardest lift you'll ever make is the one from off the couch

  • #2
    getting started

    So for my last day of (formerly) normal eating I ate:

    b: a bowl of cornflakes with milk (I know this isn't the best for paleo, but really nothing offered at work was good looking or fit the paleo mold anyway)
    s: plain yogurt with about 1 oz of granola, 2 handfuls of peanuts
    l: 3 flat taco like things with shredded chicken for meat, some onion, lettuce, sprinkled cheese, avocado chunks, and tomato chunks
    s: one small baguette sized peanut butter and jelly sandwich (my last bread for a few weeks, or that's the plan anyway)
    d: 1/2 cup Tempe, 1/2 cup spaghetti with meat/mushroom sauce, 1/2 cup of leafy veggies and carrots.
    post workout: 1 tbs peanut butter

    today's morning weight clothed is 179.8lbs

    Tonight I plan to do some heavy ab work and row at least 5000m, perhaps trying to beat my 1000 time each time successively with ab work in between 1000m sets, sounds like a pretty good WOD, roughly 12 minutes of ab work and 20 minutes of rowing
    update: did 5x1000m getting faster on each set and 2-3 minutes ab work between each set after having a warmup of pushups, squats and stretching. Cooldown was the fish game
    Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-18-2012, 12:56 AM. Reason: updated
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    • #3
      day 2

      b: 1 cup bean soup, 1 slice ham, bok choy
      s: yogurt and granola
      l: 3 tacos, 1/2 cup of cauliflower
      s: half apple with 2 tbs peanut butter, handful of peanuts
      d: 2 slices of roast beef (delicious), veggies
      des: 1 tbs peanut butter

      WOD
      3x bi/tri/back swings x14, core work, 155lb dead lift x 10, 30lb dumbbell push press x 25. Fish game row cool down.
      Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-19-2012, 03:06 AM.
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      • #4
        morning WOD
        30 min on the rower, 6000m

        b: half filet of tuna, small steak, hotdog, veggies all diced and mixed into a cup of fried rice (I know, rice is bad)
        s: 10oz. whey protein/water drink
        l: 3 eggs, 1/2 cup eggplant, bowl of corn chowder, 1/2 cup onion/bell pepper/cucumber/pineapple salad in oil/vinegar (surprisingly good)
        s: 2 handfuls of peanuts
        d: 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1/2 cup veggies, 1 cup tempe
        des: 1/2 apple with 2 tbs peanut butter
        Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-19-2012, 09:53 AM.
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        • #5
          b: less than a full breast of baked sesame chicken, 1/2 cup creamy sauce broccoli, 1/2 cup kidney beans and olives in olive oil and vinegar
          s: 10oz. whey protein shake, handful of peanuts
          l: t-bone steak, 1 cup green beans and carrots
          s: 1/2 cup carrots with 2 tbs peanut butter
          d: 1.5 cup chili with 2 eggs mixed in and a couple carrot sticks
          des: 1 tbs PB

          WOD: burpees, 40, 30, 20, 10 with 500m row and 20 x 20lb wood choppers in between sets. 50 sit ups
          Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-21-2012, 12:54 AM.
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          • #6
            b: beef stew with 1 cup green beans
            s: handful of peanuts
            l: ground beef and turkey meat spaghetti (I tried to pull out most of the noodles, maybe ate about 1/3 of the noodles I would have eaten just a week ago), 1/2 cup mixed veggies and then I broke down and had a chocolate mousse dessert
            s: 1 small apple cored with 2tbs pb
            d: 4-5 eggs and a small handful of fries
            no dessert

            WOD: 20 minutes on the treadmill, 2.2 miles, and 10 minutes rowing 2200m
            Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-22-2012, 02:59 AM.
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            • #7
              b: IF
              s: IF
              l: 5 fish fingers, 1/2 cup of peas
              s: cored apple and PB
              d: 4 pieces of roast beef and 6 brussle sprouts
              Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-22-2012, 10:55 PM.
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              • #8
                b: a little broiled fish, some great teriyaki beef stir-fry, some sprouts and leafy green veggies
                Weighed in at 176 this morning after breakfast, which is roughly 3 lbs less than when I started on the 16th
                s: handful of peanuts
                l: 2 swiss steaks (small burgers in gravy), 1/2 cup of corn, and 1/2 cup of tomato soup with a few kidney beans mixed in
                s: 12 oz whey protein shake
                d: some stir-fry beef and 3 slices of white meat turkey

                WOD: 3 sets dead lifts 135, 145, 155lb. 3 sets single arm power snatches 40, 40, 45lb. swiss ball knee to elbows x 30. 2000m row, 8:31. 30 declines sit ups. 15 hanging leg swings to ceiling.
                Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-23-2012, 11:21 PM.
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                • #9
                  b: 6 short ribs, 1/3 cup veggies
                  s: handful of peanuts
                  l: 4 chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce, 2 pieces of sweet and sour fish, 8 brussle sprouts
                  s: small cored apple with 2 tbs. PB
                  d: spaghetti with limited noodles, and lots of beef sauce with a 1/2 cup of mashed up pumpkin mixed in.

                  WOD - none, feeling fluish since the afternoon, went to bed early
                  Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-24-2012, 11:36 PM.
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                  • #10
                    b: 3 pieces of roast beef in gravy, 1/2 cup of green beans
                    s: 2 handfuls of peanuts
                    l: 2 slices of beef wellington, 2/3 cup mixed veggies
                    s: small orange
                    d: half a plate of sweet and sour fish, small bowl of raisin bran crunch

                    WOD - none, feeling achy and sore throat
                    Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-25-2012, 11:30 PM.
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                    • #11
                      b: 1 hotdog (no Bun), 1 very small steak, 2 tomatoes, leafy green mixed veggies
                      s: yogurt and granola
                      l: 3 beef cabbage rolls, 2/3 cup of green beans, one bread stick
                      s: handful of peanuts
                      d: 3 eggs and a small fry

                      WOD: 30m rowing for 6090m
                      still sick
                      Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 03-02-2012, 10:58 AM.
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                      • #12
                        b: hamburger with minimal bun, tomatoes, lettuce onions, leafy veggies with carrots on the side
                        s: 2 handfuls of peanuts
                        l: 3 tacos, 1 filo dough breadstick
                        s: Yogurt and granola
                        d: 3 ribs and 1/2 cup of peas
                        d: 1 tbs pb

                        WOD: 20 dead lifts w/155lb, 12 one armed snatch cleans with 40lb, 30 decline sit ups, 35 swiss ball knee to elbows, 100 situps, 50 squats followed by 50 lunges
                        Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-28-2012, 12:52 AM.
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                        • #13
                          b: 2 slices roast beef, 1/2 cup peas and carrots
                          s: yogurt and granola
                          l: curry lamb, pb&j sandwich with very thinly sliced bread, dinner sucked
                          s: none
                          d: 3 eggs, 1/2 cup cheesy cauliflower

                          WOD: 7 minutes burpees -86 total, 1000m row
                          Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 02-29-2012, 05:27 AM.
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                          • #14
                            b: 2 pieces roast beef, some leafy veggies
                            s: none
                            l: beef in gravy w/ pickles and peppers, a few green beans, a very small bowl of granola/chocolate cereal with milk
                            s: IF
                            d: IF

                            no workout
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                            • #15
                              b: IF
                              s: 3 handfuls of peanuts, i was starting get kinda funny without any food, but hey, I made it 21 hours without
                              l: lots of ribs and 1/2 a cup of green beans
                              s: small apple with about 3tbs pb
                              d: half plate chili, half plate leafy green, mix together, yum
                              d: tbs pb

                              WOD: dips, 145lb dead lifts, 60lb thrusters, abs, 1000m row 4:27
                              Last edited by scottydoesntknow; 03-02-2012, 12:55 AM.
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