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  1. #1
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    Mar 2010
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Primal Journal - MeatMe216

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    I will use this journal to track my food, activity and other primal related stuffs.
    MDA is my main source for killing time during the 4 hours I spend behind a computer at work Mon-Fri.

    lil history

    I was always "husky" growing up. Kinda athletic (ice hockey) but most of my functional strength came from good ol hardwork. I was put to work at a young age landscaping and helping my dad who was a general contractor and my strength was above average compared to my peers. I loved (still love) to eat. My family has pasta dinners several nights a week and theres always several gallons of ice cream in the freezer.

    I was born with ear infections and put on antibiotics. I got sick contantly growing up. Strep throat about twice a year. Antibiotics constantly. After highschool, my focus was computers (3d modeling, animation) and I spent WAY too much time at a computer desk with horrible posture. By 20 I was pretty out of shape and my weight was climbing. By 22 I was about 220lbs at 5'10". Worse than that I just didnt feel good, ever. Poor health = depressed. No good.

    I started reading about meditation and thought it could help me with my depression. Trying to meditate, I became more aware of some of the signals my body was sending me. And it was screaming at me. Back pain, headaches, sweats, racing heart, etc. "ok... if i want to be able to meditate, i need to calm my body" This lead to yoga. I think it was in a yoga book that I read the benifits of a vegetarian diet. Did some quick research online and decided vegetarianism was the way to go. At the same time I stopped eating meat I also cut out all processed junk and I felt way better (duh). Unforunatly I blamed the meat. I started lossing weight and I was feeling pretty good. I didnt have allot of energy, but I never did, so I wasnt concerned.
    few year later... skinny fat. down to 145 at my lightest. Determined to build muscle and burn fat I would wake up early and run before work 3-4 times a week. Lift weights 3-4 times a week. Eat 6-8 meals through out the day and track all my food intake. On the rare few days I could keep everything in check (eat enough, work out allot an get allot of sleep) i felt pretty good. But the second I missed a meal I fell right back down to the beginning.
    Early 2010 and this is just not working. An my body is beginning to reject my heavy grain diet. horrible digestion. I stumbled across MDA whille lookin for info on vegetarian protein. The info made sense, tho i was skeptical at first. After a few days of reading I decidied to give it a shot. This was around valentines day 2010.
    No more grains or sugar and I ate a steak with a BAS and went for a hike,
    ive found my way.

    No more running
    lots of moderate pace hiking and biking
    yoga, pushups, pullups, dips, squats
    lifting heavy things whenever possible
    benchpress about once a week
    box once or twice a week.

    about 3 months in and the body comp changes have been amazing. My weight is up to 165.
    Im no grok star yet, but I defeinatly dont look like a vegetarian anymore.
    6pack beginning to show, shoulders and arms getting some nice definition.
    Just got a belly pooch that is shinking by the week & some loose skin.

    I take marks advanced health formula and omegas and Ive been using probiotics to get my gut back in line. and its working great!

    After seeing Batty's vibrams I know i need to get some. Unfortunatly my kitty is sick and in the vet, costing me about 2 pairs of vibrams a day, so ill have to hold off for a bit.

    Thats my history. daily journal time.

    no breakfeast

    lunch- made lamb meatballs
    1lb ground lamb, 1 egg, oregano, garlic, fennel seed, cayene pepper, crushed red pepper, sea salt, shredded coconut
    i ate about 3/4 of these and finished em for dinner

    afternoon snack - smoothie, 1can of coconut milk, 1 bannana, 4 black berries, juice of a lemon and a lime.
    More fruit then i usually eat, but it made the coconut milk go down smooth.

    - no breakfeast

    lunch- oconut milk curry with 1 lb of steak, some cauliflower and green onions

    dinner - my band was playing a vegan thyroid cancer benifit. A few months ago i would have loved this buffet. I only at some broccoli and a few slices of pineapple.

    Had about 10 stips of bacon with avacado and hot sauce before bed.

    only seven hours of sleep and im kinda groggy today. Gigs all weekend. Maybe i can sneak in a nap.

    Every one in the band has had a horrible cold in the last weeks. I feel fine.
    Need to keep up on the sleep to keep my immune system goin strong.

    thats it for now

    damn, that felt like allot.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Cleveland, Ohio
    oh yea, converted another vegetarian with twice baked pork and spicy beef from china town. Thats 3 veggies converted so far.
    Last edited by MeatMe216; 05-21-2010 at 08:54 AM. Reason: me no typey right

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    cleveland, ohio
    dude! we have similar pasts, that's funny. feel better kitty

    HANDS OFF MY BACON :: my primal journal

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    Mar 2010
    Cleveland, Ohio
    busy weekend, lots of gigs.

    no breakfast
    lunch was left over beef coconut curry
    dinner- triple grassfed bacon cheese burger with raw cheddar, mushrooms and onions and some spicy garlic baconmayo. served withb romain and saurkraut

    saturday - no breakfast, client bought me lunch before finishing mixing his album at our studio. Coconut soup with calimari shrimp and mushrooms ans half of a roasted chili duck with yellow curry and veggies. dayamn. delicious.

    got home late and made this salad. Greens were romain, green onion and parsley, mixed with the rest of the bacon mayo. topped with some raspberry vinnegrette pickeled eggs. bacon and an avacado

    sunday - no breakfast, lunch i splurged and got a .75 lb alaskan salmon fillet, cooked in coconut oil and lots of butter with kale and onion

    played hessler st fair. loading and unloadind a few hundred pounds of gear and playing a 45 minute set in the sun. hundred of ppl there, had a blast. Totally surprised that after 8 hours in the sun i wasnt burned, im not even red. got home late and made a ribeye for dinner 3/4lb. only ate about half, ill have the rest on a salad today.

    oh yea, last night i was having a hard time winding down from the day and had a banana and almond butter at about 1am then feel right asleep.

    my cat is better. took her home on friday and quarintined her in my room with her own food and litter box so i could see what see was eating and if she was going. Shes eating now and no more vommiting. I switched the cats to grain free food a few weeks ago and i suspect she had carb flu. cats stomachs are pretty finicky. She seems great now. she's lost weight and her fur feels softer. 500 bucks.... ehh just glad shes okay. i rescued and bottle fed her 9 years ago.

    need to go over my finances and see how soon i can get some vibrams. its my bday on friday so ill probally get them whetheri should or not
    scored a crock pot and thawed a pork roast for this week. got my primal cookbook in the mail. feelin pretty good

    heading to the market for some more apple smoked sugar free low salt bacon.
    Last edited by MeatMe216; 05-24-2010 at 10:54 AM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Cleveland, Ohio
    - no breakfast

    - salad with left over steak and some pickled eggs. made some dressing using an egg, olive oil and bacon fat with lemon juice and some dry herbs
    The steak was really rare, and maybe gave me bubble guts... something did anyways.

    -after lunch i feel asleep for about 5 hours. opps. woke up and made a turkey leg in the over smeared in bacon fat before heading down to the studio for worky time.

    at the studio i got some pork egg foo young from china town

    got home and had a frozen bannana with almond butter around 2 am. Yay for starting the week with a messed up sleep schedule

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Cleveland, Ohio
    no breakfast. ever.

    lunch. finished my left over pork egg foo young

    snack- 5 strips of bacon (apple smoked, low salt, sugar free) with an avacado and hotsaue

    dinner - popped my crock pot cherry with a pork arm roast. GOD DAMN.
    so delicous, and tender and and.... drooool.
    took it to my parents house to share and surpisingly my mom liked it. She read the PB and I think wants to make some changes but she has a hard time eating meat. A life of CW has destroyed her teeth, taste, hearing, smell, etc. but she likes the pulled pork. My dad made a sandwich out of the pulled pork and a loaf of bread. One of those mini round loafs. Not a bun, a whole loaf. oh well, i had mine over salad. Desernt was half a frozen bannana blended with half a can of coconut milk, a few black berried and half a lime, juiced.

    shady pic quality... ill work on that

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Cleveland, Ohio
    WEDNESDAY - biked to work today
    no breakfast

    lunch was bacon and left over pork roast on greens with onions

    then i went to the beach for some vitamin D and THC
    this little one snuck up on me and started eating garbage, the picture doesnt do it justice, but he was just a few feet away from me. He looked little and hungry, so i didnt think about eating him

    CLEVELAND - our deer eat beach trash.

    Got home and cracked a young coconut, made a smoothie - 1/2 a frozen bannana, some coconut water and flesh and one lime juoced


    did some pull ups, pushups, squats, yoga and used my foam roller to massage my back

    25 mile bike ride in the afternoon. Was supposed to ge dinner mid-ride but i wasnt hungry so I IF'd, Ill stretch this out till lunch on thursday, about 20 hours.

    oh yea, i found a rusty old sledgehammer at the studio, cant wait to swing that thing around.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Dallas, TX
    That's cool that you can bike to your office. How far is the trip? People in Dallas are crazy and try to run bikers off the road. One of my old bosses got hit on his way into the office and ended up in the hospital for a week. Witnesses said the pickup that hit him appeared to do it on purpose. They caught the guy and he went to jail and lost in a civil suit, but it was just sad he thought it would be funny to run someone riding a bike off the road.
    God is great, beer is good, people are crazy

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    May 2010
    Upstate, NY
    Food porn is right, those meals look delicious!

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    Cleveland, Ohio
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    Beef - the ride is just under 3 miles and i usually have a beverage in hand, nice short easy ride to wake me up. I stick to the sidewalk in the mornings cause traffic is crazy and people dont pay attention. At least 3 times every morning I stop at a driveway to avoid running into a car that pulls out onto the sidewalk before checking for walkers/bikers. They always have this surprised/ashamed look on their face...
    sucks about your boss, unfortunatly im not surprised someone would do that on purpose.

    dash - thanks for checkin em out. I love to cook and will keep posting more yummy food pics
    Last edited by MeatMe216; 05-27-2010 at 08:51 AM. Reason: typo king, thats why i work in graphics

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