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    well, today was a fail as far as primal eating. two eggs and bacon for breakfast, then to a cookout for lunch. I started off fine, with cheese/pepperoni, salad, and a beef patty. but aggggh, the dessert table. it was all downhill from there. I had probably three slices of raspberry pie, five brownies/cookies. Ate wayyyyyyyy too much. Probably 2500+ calories. I always have this impulse to try everything, though, and then it's coupled with this idea of "well, I f**ed up already, so I might as well throw it all out the window and eat everything." Which is dumb, because then I don't even enjoy whatever I'm eating. It's a reminder that that way of eating is insane. Also, I guess, it'll give me a chance to see how much of the weight I dropped since starting PB is water weight, which ought to be interesting.

    OK, so: this is a note to myself in two months, or whatever, when I feel like eating a plate of brownies, wallowing in chocolate frosting, whatever: Stop! you will feel sick! Your poor stomach will be in pain, horrified that you would cram so much into it. You will collapsed uncomfortably on a lawn chair, stomach protesting, feeling sleepy and ill. Stop while you still can! <Message complete/>

    I had a good time with the family, though, on the bright side.
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    felt sluggish and head-achey all day. Pah.
    went for a 7 mile bike ride, which, given my pace, probably qualifies as slow movement. Didn't lift any heavy things, though.
    breakfast= 2 eggs with pepperoni & cheese
    lunch= broccoli and leftover burger with soy sauce, heated up in butter. a few bites of the filling from yesterday's raspberry pie for dessert, even though it has quite a bit of sugar in it. I'll live.
    dinner: cheddar cheese and pepperoni, handful of peanuts as an appetizer, bunless hot dog, some green salad.--- ate a lot of sodium today, in all that pepperoni. bah.

    totals: Cals: 1338; Fat: 104 g; Carbs:21 g; Fiber: 6 g; Protein: 69 g [72.2% fat, 21.3% prot, 6.5 % carb]
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    did a kettlebell work out, still tired/headachy.


    Cals: 1210; Fat: 91 g; Carbs: 13 g; Fiber: 3 g; Protein: 82 g
    [68% fat, 27% prot, 5% carb]
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    belated from yesterday:

    went for a 3.5 mile run yesterday at 6am. I somehow missed the announcement that it was supposed to be the hottest day of the year, but by the first mile, I was figuring it out. Tried to throw in a couple sprints, but the heat killed it a little. I was drained the rest of the day, probably due to the heat.

    b: 1 egg, 4 slices bacon, 1.5 tbsp cream cheese
    l: 2 baked chicken thighs, cheese stick
    d: romaine salad, 7oz london broil with butter, 1.5cups sauteed mushrooms and zucchini-- yum!


    Cals= 1371; Fat=78 g ;Carbs=17 g; Fiber=5 g; Protein=142 g [52.5% fat, 5% carbs, 42.5% prot]
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    I did 30 mins of elliptical this morning-- first time I've worked out since Tuesday. I've felt drained since tues; I think my run in the heat must have depleted my electrolyte levels, since I took two electrolyte tabs yesterday and felt much better today. Yay! I was going to do kettlebells this morning, but ran out of time. (pooh.) ehh.
    Bfast was 7 slices of bacon-- using up the open package before going to the beach for the weekend.
    lunch= tuna salad (mayo, cucumber, celery, grated Parmesan, squirt of mustard)
    dinnr: I made chicken breasts stuffed with herbed goat cheese/artichoke hearts/lemon zest, for my gram, my auntie, and myself; it's a fancy-looking dish without that much effort-- and soooo delicious. Served w/ roasted cauliflower & sweet potatoes.

    I spent most of the day relaxing. I read "Never Cry Wolf" by Farley Mowat this afternoon while reclining on the porch. Life is tough, haha. I think that my mother must have bought the book, but I'm glad I picked it up, because it was really fascinating. It's also pretty disturbing to think that the book was written in 1963, and nearly 50 years later, wolves and other animals are still being shot and killed from airplanes. I guess it's a tradition, starting with shooting buffalo from trains in the 1800s. But what arrogance. okay, rant over, I think.


    Cals: 1368; Fat: 88 g; Carbs: 23 g; Fiber: 6 g; Protein 125 g [57% fat, 36 protein, 7% carb]
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    b= 3 egg omelette w/ american cheese and bacon-- out to breakfast at a diner. There is nothing better than eating eggy, cheesy, bacon-packed deliciousness while taking full advantage of the jukebox to treat the restaurant to the Beatles, the Doors, the Police, at 8 am. Why, yes, it IS worth the 25 cents-a-song!
    l= 2 all-beef hot dogs with mustard; roasted cauliflower, rasperries
    snack: 2 tbsp Skippy pb. yeah, I know, legumes. Hydrogenation. bad for me. But peanutbutter has a sweet, sweet, seductive siren song, and it was caaaallllling my name. and, my friends, it was delicious.
    d: the cheese and toppings from 2 slices of cheese/sausage/mushroom pizza. mmm. who needs crust? (the Labrador got the crusts, and liked them quite a lot... guess he's out of touch with his Primal side)

    exercise: went for a 4 mile run this morning. 5:30 am, and damn, was it humid. It was completely worth it though, because when I went out, the sun was rising, and the view of the sunrise above the marshes and over the water, seeing the day laid out fresh and clean and glowing, is the kind of thing, the kind of beauty that gives me faith sometimes.


    TOTALS: Cals: 1369; Fat: 172 g; Carbs 17 g; Fiber: 5 g; Protein: 73 g
    (80% fat!! )
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    got 8hrs of sleep last night! slept till 6:30, did a kettlebell work out (rack squat/press, halos, double arm swings, bent-over rows)

    b= 3 eggs, vanilla chai tea with heavy cream
    l= 85%lean hamburger patty, chopped up and cooked in pan with garlic and cumin, topped with cheddar cheese.
    s= handful of almonds, can of tuna w/mayo and mustard
    d= 2 eggs, 4 slices reduced-sodium bacon, 1 oz muenster cheese, handful of raspberries

    totals: Cals: 1335; Fat: 98 g; Carbs: 11 g; Fiber: 4 g; Protein: 95 g
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    w/o: ran 4 miles, w/ sprints thrown in
    b= 5 slices bacon, 2 eggs cooked in bacon fat, 1/2 cup blueberries and raspberries w/ a splash of heavy cream (delicious!)
    l=2 chicken thighs w/ soy sauce over broccoli florets
    d= romaine lettuce with goat cheese and a hard-boiled egg, lots of london broil steak

    totals: Cals: 1418; Fat: 73 g; Carbs:13g; Fiber:5 g; Protein: 158 g
    Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. (Thoreau)

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    You seem to be going strong! Congratulations! Isn't it great how we could stay healthy enjoying bacon, meats, and good ol' fat! I could only imagine how tough it is in college though. I became primal several months ago, and I am currently a grad student. There were plenty of outings to local restaurants where I would have nothing but water, and watch everyone around me go "Why aren't you eating?" while they devour plates of pasta and bread. Someone once told me that by not eating grains, I am cutting out a whole food group. People are funny!

    Keep on posting and updating!
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    whoops, haven't updated in a while!

    I went to NYC over the weekend, and had some pretty great food while I was there. I stayed with my best friend, C., who's my college roomie as well. She's actually a vegetarian, and I haven't talked to her much about the PB, but eating-wise it worked out well, anyway. [More on her vegetarianism later, I think, since she's visiting next weekend, and I'm stressing over what to cook]

    Friday and Saturday were both 1400-1600 calories, almost 7 miles of walking both days.

    Friday: 3 hour train ride, got to NYC at noon, and went to a little Italian deli for lunch; I got sausage and peppers and she got a basil-mozzarella-tomato sandwich; I ate 3 links of sausage, and has 2 left over, so I put them in the fridge for Saturday's breakfast, and then we went into Manhattan. We spent about two hours at the Metropolitan Museum, then wandered around until we found a Thai restaurant. We ate dinner at five o'clock, so the restaurant was nearly empty. We're college students, but we have the eating hours of senior citizens! If it means that we never have to wait for tables to open up, then more power to us, I think. I got spicy basil chicken and vegetables, and she got a tofu-veggie curry. We wandered around Barnes and Noble for a while, and ended up spending nearly an hour looking through recipe books with large, glossy photos, aka food porn. lol. (I looked for the Primal Blueprint recipe book but didn't see it! Too bad; I have a gift card.) After walking a bit more, we took refuge in the air conditioned comfort of a grocery store, and then were tempted by, and decided to buy and split a bar of dark chocolate (Lindt 70%)! We ate it as we walked, and it began melting in our fingers in the summer heat. According to my pedometer, we walked over 7 miles.

    Saturday: I woke up early and read for a while until by bff woke up too, then had an egg and leftover sausage for b-fast. We spent the morning near Columbus Circle, then went to lunch at a vegetarian restaurant, where I had seitan satay with peanut sauce and mixed veggies, which was fantastically delicious. We took the subway to Coney Island, where there was a free music festival (The Siren Music Festival). I'd never been to Coney Island before, and I liked it. It has a sort of wild, sticky, neon charm. It was nearly six when we arrived, and the heat had lessend somewhat, but our clothes clung to us and the sun still beat down. i got a chicken kebab for dinner, and C. got a pistachio custard. Then we elbowed our way through the crowd, near the stage, getting quite a bit of beer spilled on our shoes by our fellow (tipsy) concert-goers on the process. The crowd was energetic, buzzed, and sweaty, composed principally of 20-somethings with ironic haircuts, flowered sundresses, retro sunglasses, and ill-advised tattoos--a crowd of hipster stereotypes. Well, C. and I fit in as far as age, eyewear, and clothing choices! The concert ended just as the sun was setting, so we watched the sun go down from the boardwalk. We didn't get back to the campus until 11:30 (1.5 hr subway ride!), so we showered our sweaty selves and got to bed.

    Today: slipped out before 6am to catch a train back to CT. 2 transfers, over 3 hours. I had a handful of macadamia nuts for breakfast, so by the time I got home I was starved; had 6oz leftover sirloin steak, 2 eggs, 2oz cheese, 1.5 cup roasted cauliflower. Dinner is TBA, and I'll do a kettlebell workout after I post this!
    Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. (Thoreau)

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