Hey my friend. Found this because the name intrigued me. Great log mate. Im super impressed at your continued ethusiasm were you are. I am sure you have some great people around you but your general mood is inspiring. Im a patient guy who doesnt complain alot but Ill think twice before I do.
How do you find the heat over there this time of year (especially when you go running)?
Your keeping your food quantity pretty low. I take it you bulk up fairly easily?
Your wifes care package sounds amazing.
Great read my friend
It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.
I actually eat pretty big helpings usually. I have been cutting back a bit on the snacks though since I have to go to the beach in April. I'm sure my wife is going to want me to wear those damn tight little shorts in Jamaica and I don't want to scare anyone off. LOL
I'm going to experiment the next couple of weeks with increasing my fat and protein to see if it helps with dropping some more body fat. I'm going to add eggs back in for breakfast and have my Primal Fuel/coconut milk shake for a snack after my workout. I want to see if the extra calories will cause my metabolism to kick back up.
I do bulk up pretty easily. Now. After lifting for so many years, I'll put muscle back on pretty quickly. I've kind of developed an aversion to putting on too much mass though. I started to realize, you don't see too many "big" guys living to ripe old age.
My wife takes great care of me. I'm proud to say I am completely spoiled. I just make sure to spoil her even more. I get a box almost weekly from her. Usually fool of coconut milk, primal friendly cookies, nuts, etc. I'm a pretty lucky idiot.
Re those "damn tight little shorts" - ummm, I can understand the wife. On a fit man, those shorts cause unexplained, sudden fevers... But I am absolutely sure you already know that.
Do you get out much with the local population? In my wee experience, the grunts and low-ranking folk I knew tended to look down their noses at the locals and never got as much out of their time overseas as they might have. Are you even allowed to wander off?
I miss Cali. San Francisco is great! I was stationed there for 4 years. The is a restaurant called The Stinking Rose. Everything but two items on the menu has garlic. They have a garlic filet chilli which is amazing.
And yes, the avocados are everywhere. A lot cheaper than the East coast as well. I use avocados a lot back home, just hate paying $2 each.
I get to deal with locals quite a bit here. This is my seventh trip. I hope to never come back. I don't mind the folks here. They are like people anywhere else in the world. 2 things to remember; they want to be respected and they want to provide for and prtotect their families. As long as you can remember that while you're standing knee-deep in stink, shake the hand that's offered, smile and show you understand those two things with your eyes, you can make a difference. Of course, sometimes they don't realize/accept those two things and you have to be prepared for bad things. Ideally, it's avoided. Less than ideal, the bad thing happens to them and not you.
Eh, enough of that. Some wonderful people here though.
I am on their website now... and the next time hubby is in SF for a business trip, I will send him there! Thank You!!
Actually, hubby indulges me everywhere he goes. The poor man grew up with a very unimaginative cook mom and he has been getting a culinary education being married to me ever since, 'cause I ask him to go and experience stuff and then he brings back some extra for me. When he has to go to Baton Rouge, I always send him out for crawfish etouffee and boudin and all that, which he brings back to OH. TX brings pecan pie, SC brings Carolina bbq, NJ brings Silver Queen corn and beefsteak tomatoes, in NYC it is Peter Luger's steak sauce and cheesecake... (yeah, some of it is not Primal, but I wait until the good stuff comes back and then it is so infrequent that it easily qualifies under 80/20)
Seventh trip? Whew. Hope the Universe hears you after you are done with this one!
Ack! Missed yesterday. I'll try to remember my eats.
Breakfast - normal shake
Lunch - 2 hamburger patties, cauliflower and sweet potato with butter.
Snack - 1 cup of kiwi yogurt.
Dinner - normal shake
Breakfast - normal shake.
Lunch - 2 chicken thigh and legs, chicken breast, half of a roasted potato and mixed vegetables.
Snack - 1 cup kiwi yogurt
Dinner - steak fajita meat (chow hall's version, bleh) with enchilada sauce, small side of refried beans and a salad with blue cheese dressing.
I didn't work out yesterday or today as my legs are still screaming from my last gym day. Busy day tomorrow, but I'm hoping to get to the gym if I don't run out of time.
Yesterday was busy. I didn't get a chance to work out since I got back to the wire to late. Wasn't a great food day either. Oh well. It happens. Back on the wagon.
Breakfast - shake
Lunch - Roast beef, mashed potatoes, shredded turkey, tomato salad. AND, pralines and cream ice cream.
Dinner - ham and roast beef slices with swiss cheese and onions. AND, another small helping of P&C ice cream. Sigh.
Snacks - half cup of cherry yogurt, pecans.
All in all, it wasn't a horrible day. I won't stress too much since it's been a while since I fell of the wagon like that. Today started with eggs, cheese omelet and bacon for breakfast. Probably have a shake for lunch since I'll be hitting the gym at lunch time. Chest, shoulders and triceps day.
Yesterday was okay. Things went well until a coworker got a box with the best cookies in the world in it. I had one. It is a sugar cookie with a buttercream frosting. I swear that must be what Angel poop tastes like, so good but not good for you.
Breakfast - 2 fried eggs, egg and cheese omelet and bacon.
Snack - one cup of kiwi yogurt
Lunch - shake
Dinner, 2 chicken breasts, salad and gyro meat and a couple of squares of Lindt 70% chocolate.
Weighted dips - 6 sets
Cable flies - 3 sets
Over head press - 6 sets
lateral raises - 2 sets
Over head cable extensions - 2 sets
Pressdown - 2 sets
Abs - 5 sets
Whew! Falling behind. I've been busy, and mission comes first. Let's start with eats.
Breakfast - shake
Lunch - 2 hamburger patties with swiss cheese, salad with blue cheese.
Snack - 2 peeps. Damn coworker!
Dinner - 3 slices of pizza for a going away party for one of our guys.
Breakfast - shake
Lunch - chicken and steak fajita (meat only) with cheese, small helping of refried beans and asparagus.
Dinner - 3 chicken breasts, vinegar coleslaw, one cup of berry yogurt.
My workouts were pretty good. Been focusing more on lifting right now over cardio.
Tuesday - 5x500 meter intervals on the rower.
Bent over row - 5 sets
Pullups - 3 sets
Shrugs - 3 sets
bent over lateral raises - 2 sets
standing dumbbell curl - 2 sets
incline dumbbell curl - 2 sets
hammer dumbbell curl - 1 set
My biceps are pretty sore today. Went up in weights and/or reps on every exercise. I want to go for a run today, but it will depend on how much crap is in the air this afternoon. May have to settle for either the treadmill (bleh) or rowing again.
I nice long run would be great after sitting at my desk typing all day. That's the only thing that sucks about my job. A couple of hours of excitement followed by days of typing and boredom. Maybe I should get Twister for the office. Heh heh.