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    A punk's accountability journal and random musings.

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    Greetings. This is going to be my semi-often updated journal of my health and fitness journy, the second time around, anyways, and my random thoughts and musings. I had been mostly primal for around 3 years, and had achieved what I thought was pretty much optimal health. I was in great athletic shape, excellent bloodwork, etc.

    Sometime around December I ended a long relationship, and due to depression, and general loss of will power on my part I fell off the wagon. I tried to keep my eating still fairly 'healthy', whole grains, plenty of fruit, with way too much alcohol mixed in. We all know how that goes. So long story short here I am 4 months later, and I can definitly feel it. Weight gain, general fatigue, loss of ambition, apathy, loss of muscle mass, all in all much worse off for wear.

    I turned 27 on the 18th, and figured that is a perfect time to get back onto the wagon. I went full in and dropped all grains from my diet, cut back on fruit severely, upped my healthy fat intake, and resumed sprinting and LHT.

    Wow, I forgot how good this feels. Two weeks in and I already feel healthier, my skin looks better, and my BF% is definitly changing. I have no goal to loose any weight, just get my BF% back to where it was and increase muscle mass. I think I needed a slight break from paleo to remind me why I did it in the first place, and how much better I feel while living the lifestyle.

    The purpose of this journal is to keep my accountable to the world for the things I eat and way I live my life. I exercise randomly, bike a lot, hike, climb, explore. I'm a Type 1 diabetic, so keeping my carbs down is important to keep blood glucose levels easier to control. So far, my typical days diet looks like this:

    Breakfast: 2-3 cups of coffee, dirty eggs usually made with 2 eggs, peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, feta cheese, and either sausage, beef, fish or proscutio.

    Lunch: Depends on if I workout in the morning and overall levels of hunger. IF, a Kind Fruit and Nut Bar (Not primal persay, but easy, and close enough for me), or one of a million salad variations.

    Dinner: Animals and veggies. Haha. Usually steak or ground beef, pork, turkey, or fish depending on what's on sale. Veggies are whatever is in season, fresh, and on sale.

    Snacks: I'm not a big snacker, but if the mood hits I try and keep some hardboiled eggs around, or a little bit of fruit. Occasionaly I love dark organic chocolate I love nuts and dried fruit for a snack, but it's really easy for me to over indulge in them so I have to be real careful.

    For beverages I pretty much drink water or tea all day, and then at evening I usually have 2 glasses of red wine, or if I am out on the town I will have a top shelf vodka martini.

    Well, thanks for reading through. In the next couple of days I am going to post some pictures of my daily meals and what I am doing exercise wise.

    Grok on!
    “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” - William Londen

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    Food porn from yesterday.

    Some badly shot food from yesterday. For exercise I biked probably 5 miles for my commute and errands, and then did some random bodyweight exercises, mostly pullups, chinups, pushups, with the occasional one hand shove the kitty out of the way moves in between. (My cat loves to 'help' me exercise, especially durring pushups, or any plyometric or martial arts training that could easily get a kitty kicked across the room)

    And now, the food.

    Breakfast: Dirty eggs with red, green and yellow peppers, onions, mixed mushrooms, cubed proscutio, feta cheese, and a little sour cream mixed in.

    Lunch: This didn't turn out like I expected, but was still rather tasty. I was going to bake some haddock filets and drizzle reduced diced tomatoes, sauce, and peppers topped with mozerella cheese. I got too impatient for the sauce to reduce fully, so ended up making a kind of tomato and fish soup. Hey, whatever works.

    Dinner: (Crappy image, sorry) Nice juicy steak with olive tapenade on top, and a salad with brocolli, cauliflower, mixed lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, tabbouli and olive oil dressing. I had 2 glasses of cabernet that complimented the meal very well.

    Snack: Pretty simple and very tasty. Proscuttio and mozzerela cheese roll slices topped with sun dried tomatoes with herbs and olive oil, with a garnish of Bubbies pickles. I nuke them for about 15 seconds to make the cheese just start to melt.

    Not a 100% primal meal day, but decent health wise.

    Grok on!
    “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” - William Londen

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    Nothing super special for today. Eggs and bacon for breakfast, small amount of dried cranberries and mixed nuts for lunch, oysters on the half shell for dinner. (Just learned how to shuck them myself the other week, so been on an at home oyster kick) Bicycle ride in the rain, was fairly refreshing.
    “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” - William Londen

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