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    Day 42 - Bad Dog

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    On July 4th, I had a couple all beef hot dogs from the grill and they tasted great. So I thought, all right, they're all beef, no ingredients I don't recognize, quick easy thing, let's try this again. Except this time I put them in the toaster oven. They were disgusting. Carcinogens or not, grilling just tastes a ton better.

    SLEEP
    7 hr, alarm

    FOOD
    B - 3 eggs, spinach, bacon, tomato, avocado
    L - Salmon | smoothie (cherries, blackberries, raspberries, egg, lime juice)
    D - 3 hot dogs, white cheddar, tomato
    Snacks - pork rinds, almonds, 90% chocolate

    EXERCISE
    30 min walk

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - N
    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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    Day 43 - Cheesehead

    Ever since discovering Black Diamond cheese, I've been on a cheese kick. I bought a lot of it. Turning into an every day thing. I still have a few days worth left. Not good with not eating it. Just want to eat it gone. Been giving it to roommates. Still more. So much cheese. It's like my kryptonite. nom nom.

    SLEEP
    7.5 hr, no alarm

    FOOD
    B - 3 eggs, spinach, bacon, tomato, cheddar
    L - Salmon, tomato, broccoli, cheddar
    D - Roasted Chicken, Tomato, 90% dark chocolate
    Snacks - Banana, pork rinds, almonds

    EXERCISE
    30 min walk

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - N


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    Day 44 - Have Bike, Will Travel (slowly)

    Didn't really do lunch today, just had a boiled egg and snacked on fruit throughout the day. We got 10lb ea of Rainier Cherries and Strawberries, plus half a dozen cantaloupe (which I stayed away from). Also road a bike for the first time in probably 11 years. Nine miles was a bit ambitious, kinda sore the next day, but was good. Doubt it will become a regular thing (the bike I have access to is pretty crappy), but may incorporate a couple miles a week while it's nice out.

    SLEEP
    7.5 hr, no alarm

    FOOD
    B - 3 eggs, spinach, salmon, cheddar
    D - BAS (spinach, chicken, 2 boiled eggs, mushroom, tomato, cucumber, cherries, cheddar, almonds) w/ BV
    Snacks - Cherries, Strawberries, Boiled Egg

    EXERCISE
    30 min walk

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - N
    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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    Day 45 - C-Foods

    Weird as it sounds, I find myself challenged by "C" foods. It used to be cola, cookies, cake & chips. Now it's cherries, chocolate & cheese. An improvement for sure, but not necessarily meant to be an everyday thing. So after HATING dark chocolate for years, since going primal, I'm all about 85-90% Dark Chocolate -- especially in fruit smoothies. Fortunately almost out of cherries, choc & cheese, then not buying any more this week. Their daily presence is probably not helping my plateaued weight at the moment. Speaking of which, I'm 1/4 of the way to my goal in only 6 weeks. Down 30lb (which has been unchanged for a week) and have 90lb to go.

    SLEEP
    7.5 hr, no alarm

    FOOD
    B - 3 eggs, chicken, mushrooms, cheddar | cherries
    L - Salmon, veggies & guac
    D - BAS (spinach, salmon, boiled egg, mushrooms, tomato, cucumber, cherries, cheddar, almonds) w/ BV
    Snacks - Banana | Smoothie (lime juice, cherries, blackberries, 90% choc)

    EXERCISE
    30 min walk

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - N
    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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    Me, too. Chocolate and cheese of the chevre type. But I'm not about to give those up, as my chevre logs have very low carbs, and the dark choc takes place of the soda... I'm not ready yet.

    Congrats on the bike! Hubby bought me one last year, but I'm just getting around to riding it on my dirt road. A while back you asked if I had a journal - back then, I didn't, but yours and those of a few other posters here on the MDA made me change my mind. If you ever have dead time, you are welcome to come on over for a read and/or chat. Thanks for posting yours - I personally find it inspirational.

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    Day 46 - BAC Attack

    Once upon a time... Boiled Egg, Avocado and Cheddar. That pretty much sums up day 46. The End.

    SLEEP
    7 hr, no alarm

    FOOD
    B - 2 boiled eggs, apple, banana
    L - Boiled Egg, Avocado, aged cheddar, 90% choc | blueberries, raspberies, almonds & coconut milk
    D - Boiled Egg, Avocado, aged cheddar, peach, cherries
    Snacks - Cherries, Chicken, Cucumber, Tomato

    EXERCISE
    30 min walk

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - N
    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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    Day 47 - Blah blah Heat blah blah

    By far my lamest food day in a long time. Just wasn't terribly hungry, and the heat (99F) left me lethargic and unmotivated to fix anything worthwhile. Fortunately Day 48 has cooler weather and deliciousness in store for me. Endeavored to bike to a movie with roomie. The projector was broken when we got there, so ended up just meandering around and biking the lake back. Was nice, except for the heat.

    SLEEP
    7 hr, alarm

    FOOD
    B - Banana
    L - Smoothie (2 eggs, coconut milk, apricot, cherries, blackberries, 90% choc)
    D - Tuna, Avocado, Boiled Egg, cheese, Peach
    Snacks - Pork Rinds, apple, banana

    EXERCISE
    8.2 miles on Bike

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - N
    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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    Day 48 - And Their Was Much Rejoicing

    I've been craving beef for days and finally made it happen. Wanted to do ribs & purple sweet potato chips, but I ended up buying what I think was a standard white sweet potato (or maybe it's a yam). Anyone know? But regardless, they were delicious. Really liked the combo of coconut & palm oil. Gave it a great flavor and wonderful color. Also, this was the first I've used dry rub on anything except lamb in a LONG time. was really good... no sweet bbq sauces for me anymore.

    And on Day 48 finally dropped below 310 (weighed in at 308.4), which means I'm 1/4th of the way towards my target weight. Hoping to drop below 300 by August 4th.

    SLEEP
    7 hr, alarm

    FOOD
    B - 3 eggs, spinach, cheese | apple
    L - Grilled Beef Ribs w/ Dry Rub [top photos ↓] | Sweet Potato? Chips (fried in Coconut & Palm oils) [btm photos ↓]| Raspberries, blueberries, almonds & coconut milk.
    D - Pork BBQ w/ peppers & onions in bacon butter | Smoothie (cherries, coconut milk, cocoa)
    Snacks - Cherries

    EXERCISE
    30 min walk

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - Y

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    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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    It looks like a regular potato. Sweet potato tends to be orange... Either way they look delicious!
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
    Current Weight as of December 4th, 2013: 239
    Short Term Goal: Happy brain, figure out direction in life.
    Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension, Better sleep, Be a 1x Shirt
    Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
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    Just wanted to do a brief update. The last couple weeks (Days 49-60) have gone well. I'm somewhat in a plateau phase (both with weight and food), but based almost entirely on diet change (with addition of just a bit of recreational exercise) I've dropped ~35 lbs. About 30% of my goal. Of course I know that initial weight was the easy part. Now things get a bit more challenging.

    Will do a fuller reflection on the last two months soon. Things have been busy, so still may be some time before I return to daily posting. But wanted to just check in and say I'm still going strong and excited about the weeks ahead.
    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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