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    Monday August 3 -- Day 1:


    1, Primal Food Intake Today:

    No appitite today - either a stomach bug or residuals from long run yesterday. Way under on calories.

    B: 2 HB Eggs, 10 baby carrots, 2 fish oil caps, Lifeway kefir, 0.5 cup

    L:McD's Ceasar Salad Grld Chx No dressing

    D: Chicken Breast, Spinach green salad w/ vinaigrette, dried cherries, almonds

    S3: Homemade plain organic Kefir .33 cup


    2. Exercise routine

    Rest day. Ran 8.25 miles yesterday (Sunday). Trying to decide whether to run Twin Cities Marathon that I signed up for. Run went ok, but it wiped me out. Didn't feel "good" tired like after a WOD. Just worn out and creaky. Thinking maybe not on the marathon, given the Primal precepts on the subject.


    3. Other musings - Very excited to be doing the Challenge, particularly b/c my little brother (Desert Tomte) is doing it with me! Other info - 40 yr old male, married, 2 little kids, from NM but live in MN. Starting stats: 205.6, 17.5% BF, 36 lbs bodyfat, 169.6 lean mass. Hoping to drop 2% or so BF by the end of 30 days.


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    Tuesday August 4 -- Day 2:


    1. Primal Food Intake Today:

    B: 2 Fried Eggs, 5.8oz leftover steak, 1 banana, 2 fish oil caps, Lifeway kefir, 0.5 cup (Eggs fried in a tad of bacon grease, which I now have in my fridge thx to the MDA post last week on rendering bacon grease!)

    S1: 23 Grapes, Lifeway lowfat kefir, 0.5 cup

    L: Robb Wolf - inspired Post Workout Shake (40g whey, 2 tbsp coconut milk, milk)

    S2: Smoked Salmon 4 oz, raw Onions,1 large tomato

    D: Five Guys Bacon Cheesburger, L,T, Onion, no bun

    S3: Homemade plain organic Kefir .5 cup, 2 fish oil capsules

    Total: 1991 cals, 35.1% from fat, 37% protein, 27.9% carbs.


    2. Exercise routine


    Baseline - 500m row, 40 squats, 30 sit ups, 20 pushups, 10 pull ups. 5:26 ... 3+ minute improvement on the 1st time I did it back in May!

    After, kettleballs 3 rds 1 minute each (35#): swings (each hand), cleans (each hand), squats. Great day as far as exercise!


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    Wednesday August 5 -- Day 3:


    1. Primal Food Intake Today:

    B: 3 egg omelet w/ cheese & bacon, fruit salad, lifeway kefir, 2 fish oil capsules.

    S1:

    L: Mediterranean Salad from LifeCafe

    S2: V8, Beef Jerky, 2 fish oil capsules

    D: Wild caught salmon, 332 grams, onions, bunch of asparagus w/ butter, Homemade plain organic Kefir .5 cup

    S3: 100g fresh blueberries, 3 tbsp real cream, packet of stevia.

    Total: 2294 cals, 117g (45.4%) fat, 201g (34.6%) protein, 116 (20%) carbs.


    2. Exercise routine


    Sprints! Went to gym, warmed up, stretched, but decided it was too beautiful out to do intervals on the treadmill. So I went outside, jogged to the nearby bike path, and paced out a (roughly) 200m section. Managed 4 sprints before calling it a day and jogging back. Right calf is pretty sore - hoping frequent ice will have it ready for crossfit tomorrow am.


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    Thursday August 6 -- Day 4:


    1. Primal Food Intake Today:

    B: 2 eggs fried in 2g bacon grease, 6oz steak, homemade kefir, 2 fish oil capsules.

    S1: blueberries & cream

    L: 2 scoops whey, water, 3tbsp coconut milk

    S2: V8, Beef Jerky, McD's Grilled Chx Caesar Salad no croutons or dressing

    D: chicken, no skin, 2 carrots

    S3: 75g fresh blueberries, 1 cup homemade kefir, packet of stevia.

    Total: 1976 cals, 76g (34.4%) fat, 212g (42.8%) protein, 113 (22.8%) carbs.


    2. Exercise

    Franabel WOD - Scaled pwr snatches to 75lbs, used band on pullups last 3 sets. BUT ... drum roll ... finally figured out the kip after nearly 4 months doing crossfit! After the WOD, I decided to practice the kip just a bit, and all of a sudden I just got it! Wished I'd had it for the WOD, so much easier than messing with the band ... So psyched! Calf muscle still sore after yesterday's sprints, but it's loosening up.


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    Friday August 7 -- Day 5:


    1. Primal Food Intake Today:

    B: 3 egg omelet w/ cheese ham and mushrooms, fruit salad, homemade kefir, 2 fish oil capsules.

    S1:

    L: Mediterranean Salad from LifeCafe, Beefsticks, V8

    S2: 4 fish oil capsules

    D: Burger (started eating the bun then removed it); salad;

    S3: 5 beers (dinner and post dinner)


    Felt nauseous at bed time. Don't know if it was drinking beer after a week in or near ketosis, or just a random stomach bug ... Felt bad in the morning too, but gradually felt better as Saturday went on.


    2. Exercise routine


    Sprints! Four 1-minute intervals at 10mph setting on the treadmill, 30 minutes total.


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    Monday August 10 -- Day 6:


    1. Primal Food Intake Today:

    B: 2 Fried Eggs, 4oz leftover steak, 1 banana, 2 fish oil caps, homemade kefir, 0.5 cup

    S1:

    L: Chicken/Avocado Chop Salad, large w/ blue cheese dressing.

    S2:

    D: Homemade plain organic Kefir .5 cup, 2 fish oil capsules, 2 raspberries.

    S3:


    2. Exercise routine

    Rest day.


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    Tuesday August 11 -- Day 9:


    1. Primal Food Intake Today:

    B: 3 egg omelet w/ cheese ham and mushrooms, fruit salad, side of bacon, homemade kefir, 2 fish oil capsules.

    S1: Fresh raspberries and cream

    L: Whey and coconut milk PWO drink

    S2:

    D: Duck confit salad, 2 glasses red wine

    S3:


    2. Exercise routine


    WOD - "Nancy" five rounds of overhead squats (75lbs) and 400m runs.


    Weigh in -

    203 (-2.6), 17.25% BF (-.25%), 35 lbs bodyfat (-1), 168 lean mass (-1.6). These are probably not that accurate. Hopefully I didn't really lose more muscle than fat. But at least things are moving in the right direction. We'll see what next week brings! Hoping to drop 2% or so BF by the end of 30 days.


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    Wednesday August 12 -- Day 10:


    1. Primal Food Intake Today:

    B: 2 hardboiled eggs; 15 baby carrots w/ dill dip; homemade kefir, 2 fish oil capsules.

    S1: Costco dried fruit and nuts mix; 2 fish oil capsules

    L: Mediterranean Salad from LifeCafe, Beefsticks, V8

    S2: Smoked salmon w/ raw onions

    D: 2 Lamb loin chops; cottage cheese; 3 baby carrots; seedless grapes; 1/4 avocado

    S3: Casein protein, kefir, blueberry smoothie.


    Don't know where casein fits in with the PB, but I have a big container of it. Bodybuilders say it's good for bedtime due to the slow digestion of the casein protein. Maybe the Primal take is "it's slow because it's hard to digest = hard on the system = bad for you.


    2. Exercise routine


    30 minute run that included 4 hills (running up to an overpass off the bike trail and then back down). 90 degrees and humid kicked my butt.


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    Thursday August 13 -- Day 11:


    1. Primal Food Intake Today:

    B: V8, Beefsticks from vending maching . homemade kefir, 2 fish oil capsules.

    S1: D.Brians Chix & Avocado Salad

    L: MetRx 51 Protein Shake, 4 fish oil caps

    S2: Ostrim Beef Stick

    D: Pot roast, carrots, 3 new potatoes, 2 glasses red wine

    S3: Whey protein, kefir, blueberry smoothie; brie, grapes


    Added up to a lot of carbs today - 194g. Fat was 74g and protein 216g.


    2. Exercise routine


    Did "Fran" on my own at the Lifetime Fitness gym. I'm in the last month of my membership there as CrossfitMN has won out between the two memberships!

    21-15-9 thrusters (scaled to #65) and pull ups. Time was 10:40 or something like that.


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    Friday August 14 -- Day 12:


    1. Primal Food Intake Today:

    B: 2 egg mcmuffins (no muffins tho!); lifeway kefir, 2 fish oil capsules.

    S1: Ostrim Beef Snack

    L: 2 Lamb loin chops; blackberries; 2 fried eggs; blackberries in milk.

    S2:

    D: Turkey keilbasa; brie; tomato; grapes

    S3: Whey & casein protein, yogurt, blueberry smoothie; blue cheese, grapes


    1,843 cals, 84g carbs; 91g fat 176g protein


    2. Exercise routine


    Rest day (but Saturday morning Crossfit: AMARP 5 Thrusters; 7 power cleans, 5 sumo deadlift high pulls). Scaled weight from 95 to 75. Did six rounds even.


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