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    The weekend.

    Fri 7/24 (Day 32)

    1st AM: Banana (had leg cramps waking me up all Thurs night)

    B: HB Egg, chicken breast, almond/berry mix

    S: Carrot-walnut bread, HB egg

    L: Egg drop soup, steamed chiken & veggies

    S: 2 tbl almond butter, some walnuts

    D: (at the Diner): Pot roast w/brown gravy, carrots, salad


    Sat 7/25 (Day 33)

    B: Banana, 4 strawberries, carrot-walnut bread

    L: Salad

    Birthday party/picnic at Mom's

    Appys: shrimp, couple of cheese & crackers, couple pcs salami & pepperoni, olives

    D: Marinated steak, lg. baked potato w/butter & sour cream

    Dessert: berries & cream, ice-cream cake

    4 glasses wine


    Sun. 7/26 (Day 34)

    B: Banana

    Brunch: Spinach/fetta omelette, bacon

    D: Pork chop w/sauteed cherries, fried tomato

    S: Smoothie(3/4 cup unsweet choc almond milk, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 5 lg frozen strawberries, 1/2 frozen banana, 2 tbl coco powder)


    BLT's (Bites, Licks, Tastes) throughout the day, 2 tsp almond butter, chiken cube (while I was cutting it up for this weeks salad, couple cubes of melon and a couple berries (as I was preparing them for freezing), few cherries (while preparing to sautee them for dinner)


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    hehe I love the BLT's... I am Queen Bee Nibbler.


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    BLT's are my favorite way to eat but it's not very functional..


    Mon 7/27 (day 35)

    B: HB egg, chicken breast, almond/berries, 2 coffee w/HC & splenda

    S: Plum, HB egg

    L: Salad w 1/2 cup chicken & RWV, 1/2 cup cantelope, macadamia nuts

    S: Celery w/almond butter

    Pre W/O: Prograde w/8oz water

    Post W/O:Prograde w/8oz water

    D: Smoothie: 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup HC, 1 cup frozen necterines/peaches, 1 tsp flax oil, 1 packet splenda


    Had a really tough CF WOD-push presses and 4-400 yard runs. Finish time: 15 minutes. I was exhausted but exhilarated! I'm going to take it a little easier today. Maybe just a walk later.


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    For the leg cramps, take Magnesium daily. I guess almost 80% of Americans are lacking it. Your body won't absorb Calcium or Potassium without it.


    Mmmmm.....Celery w/ Almond Butter. I like that snack!


    Grock on!


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    I've been taking a 25 mg tab of magnesium every morning. The bottle says take up to 4 tabs a day but I read that over doing it cause some nasty gastro side effects so I've been reluctant to take more. I'm thinking of adding a 2nd tab with lunch to see how that works out, anything to stop the cramping...


    Tue. 7/28/09 (day 36)

    B: chicken breast, berry/almond mix (thought I would try a smaller breakfast. It seems I eat a lot more than others I see posting here.)2 coffee w/HC & splenda

    S: Banana, coffee w 50/50 & splenda

    L: (with a client unexpectedly): Chicken noodle soup, beet salad

    S:HB egg, carrot sticks, coffee w 50/50 & splenda

    D: 2 baked chicken legs, 3 figs, cucumber & dill salad

    S: Strawberries w 1/4 cup whipping cream


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    I realized I'm not takimg 25mg mag every morning, it's 100mg which equates to 25% RDA. Upped it to 2 tabs this am as I still had killer leg cramps last night. I also had another banana this morning because I could hardly walk from the soreness in my calf. 31 grams of carbs from 1 banana is a killer. I need to get this under control. I wonder if not staying hydrated enough has anything to do with it. I know that 6-8 8oz glasses of water daily is arbitrary BUT if that's what your body is used to and then you dial it back a little does your body respond in negative ways? I'm adding the 6-8 back in for a while + 200mg mag & a banana every couple of days. I'm just going to keep playing until I get the combo right but in the meantime the cramps, resulting soreness and loss of sleep is making for a pretty cranky grokette today.


    Another observation. I haven't really noticed that I feel any different eating primally. I've completely cut out grains (on a regular basis-had some last night)and am working on the sugar/carb thing so I'm not eating as cleanly as most who are here but I eat cleaner than the general population. The point is I don't feel any differently eating right BUT (again with the capital b-u-t) I surely know when I've eaten wrong! I really feel like crap the next day. Today being a prime example becuase last night I was out to dinner and a show after work and aside from the leg cramp thing I feel crappy from the food and have been **starving** all day. It's loke having a hangover. Carb craving? My imagination? Who the heck knows! All I do know is that bad eating suddenly makes me feel bad! I know that sounds like bitching but I'm actually pretty happy about it becaue it's even more incentive to stay on track.


    Wed. 7/29/09 (day 37)

    B: 2 scram eggs, chicken breast, berry/almond mix, 2 coffee w/HC & splenda

    S: Banana, coffee w 50/50 & splenda

    L: 4 cups salad w 1/2 cup chicken & RWV, 1/3 cup macadamia nuts, 2coffee w 50/50 & splenda

    Sbecuase I don't know how else to classify it) 1 coffee w 50/50 & splenda,

    D: (@ Sebastians) 1 pizza-bread stick, lobster/avacado cocktail served w/4 very thing waffle cut potatoes fried, pan seared sea scallops over Jersey fresh corn & peas in sweet cream sauce, strawberries & blueberries over vanilla ice cream w/whipped cream, 2 merlots, 2 jamacian coffee


    And just as an aside we saw Jason Alexander last night in his 1 man show. Bleeping hillarious!!! DH and I were actually on stage as part of the show for a couple minutes and haven't stopped laughing yet. Today kinda sucks but boy was last night a hoot!


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    Thur. 7/30/09 (day 39)

    1st am: Banana

    B: HB egg, chicken breast, 1 cup strawberries

    S: 1 cup grapes, 1/4 cup walnuts

    L: egg drop soup, steamed chicken & veggies, plum

    Pre W/O: celery w/almond butter

    Post W/O: Prograde w/8 oz. water

    D: Salad w/sundried tomato dressing, smoothie3/4 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup HC, 1 cup frozen berries, 1 scoop whey protein, 1 tsp flax oil)


    6-8oz waters, 4 coffee (1 w/HC rest w/50.50)

    Walked & CF WOD


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    The weekend:

    Fri. 7/31/09 (day 40)

    B:HB Egg, chicken breast, almond/berry mix, 2 coffee w/HC & splenda

    S:Macadamia nuts

    L:Egg drop soup, steamed chicken & veggies, 3 squares Green&Black 85% Organic Dark Chocolate

    S:1 cup cheeries

    D:2 chicken legs, wax beans w/diced tomato-garlic & fresh herbs

    4 water, 3 coffee w. 50/50 & spelnda


    Sat. 8/1 (day 40)

    B:Chopped HB egg w/avacado & 1/3 cup walnuts, sliced tomato, 2 coffee w/HC & splenda

    Pre W/O: Prograde w/8oz. water

    Post W/O: Prograde w/8oz. water

    Brunch:Brooklyn omelette (3 eggs, lox, capers, onions, sun dried tomato), 1/2 cup bluberries, bacon

    S:1/2 cup watermelon, 3/4 cup homemade trail mix

    D:Salad w/SDT dressing & 1 slice organic pepper-jack cheese

    S:Plum (caved into my sweet tooth craving)

    6 water, 2 coffee w.50/50 & splenda, 3 coors lite


    Sun. 8/2 (day 41)

    B:Chopped HB egg w/avacado & 1/3 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup blueberries, 2 coffee w/HC & splenda

    S: 3/4 cup trail mix

    L:Greek salad w/grilled chicken & anchovies (passed on the stuffed grape leaves), 1 coffee w.50/50 & splenda

    D:4 slices roast beef w/roasted onions

    S:Plum

    Munchies (late last night-boy did they hit hard!) handful of macadamia nuts, 2 tsb almond butter

    1 1/2 diet snapple (I don't plan on replacing them after I finish the bottles I have)


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    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification


    Monday 8/3/09 (day 42)

    B:1 scram egg, chicken breast, berry/almonds, 2 coffee w/HC only--no sweetener (working on those goals)

    S:HB egg, sautéed cherries..(I eat when I'm stressed and Monday from the minute I walked into work was huge stress-I recognize the problem but I have to learn to control it better. Part of the solution is to recognize it while it's happening and not in hind sight like this)

    L:4 cups salad w 1/2 cup chicken & SDT dressing, plum

    D@ Provisios)Salad w/sliced melon, goat cheese & pine nuts, grilled salmon over broccoli rabe & sautéed veggies Zinfandel, 1 cappuccino

    Dessertafter the show):raspberry truffle latté


    No workout today


    Tuesday 8/4/09 (day 43)

    B:HB egg, chicken breast, almond/berry, 1 coffee w/HC

    S:More stress eating..HB egg, plum, 1/3 cup walnuts

    L:4 cups salad w. 1/2 cup chicken & RWV dressing

    S:celery w/almond butter

    Pre W/O: Prograde w 8oz. water

    D:2 slices roast beef, 12 cherries, salad w/chicken, sunflower seeds & SDT dressing


    Crossfit WOD: front squats w/KB 3x5 (3@25x5), ring pushups 3x6(BW), 1-arm rows 3x6 (1@25-1@35-1@35x10), back extensions 3x6 (BW), 4 sets of 25/50/25 runs


    Today's quoteto help me achieve goal #4):You can't cross the Grand Canyon in two steps-sometimes you have to take a leap of faith. Believe in yourself!


    I don't know if the Challenge journals are supposed to replace these or not so for now so I'm going to keep both.


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