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Friday, September 19, 2014

Day 17: Re-cap

Breakfast: two HB eggs, two sausage patties, fresh salsa & green tea

Lunch: salad of spinach with bell peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, grilled chicken & balsamic vinaigrette

3pm Snack - Paleo Pac

6pm Late Snack - Bacon!!!

8pm Dinner - sweet potato with chicken, bacon, guac & salsa

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Day 16: re-cap

Breakfast: two HB eggs w/ two sausage patties & salsa, with green tea

Lunch: salad of spinach, bell peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, grilled chicken & balsamic vinaigrette

Snack: Paleo Pac

Dinner: filet of Bison, coffee rubbed, with roasted veggies

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Day 15: Re-cap

Breakfast: two sausage patties, two HB eggs, green tea

Lunch: salad w/ bed of spinach, grilled chicken, cucumbers, broccoli, bell peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette

Snack - apple, orange, Primal Pac

Dinner - bone-in pork chop w/ grilled yellow squash & zuchinni, and grilled green heirloom tomatoes

Dessert - A treat for being halfway through my W30! Grilled peaches w/ a light dusting of cinnamon. Better than peach cobbler!

Notes: I'm halfway, and I feel GREAT!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thermometer of Success

Food: Good
Exercise: Need More!

Halfway!

I have to say, I'm shocked at how well this is going! I've never felt 'hungry', deprived, or stressed about my food. In Week One I had cravings out the wazoo, but nothing mind bending, except my success & this odd feeling of...happiness.

With that being said, there are things I can tweak, change, and execute MUCH better! I'd really like to tighten up my final two weeks:

The daily 3pm sugar crave! I've been eating a Primal Pac & RxBar (which, together, are 700 calories!), and an Apple. My body is craving sugar, and I think I need to starve that bitch out! I'm now going to bring a daily protein to eat at that time, have my Apple before lunch, and save the Primal Pac & RxBar in my briefcase for emergencies.

I need to stop having double-dinners. I'm hungry when I get home from work at 6pm, so I'll have a 'heavy snack', and then a 'real dinner' around 7:30 or 8pm. I need to not eat so late, and I need to eat just once in the evening. The protein at 4pm may help, and I might try to push lunch later, too.

I need to follow through on my commitment to try two new recipes a week! I need to finish this W30 with half a dozen go-to recipes.

Prep, prep, and more prep! Having 'leftover' stuff in the fridge to easily combine & heat has been a magnificent success. Need more of that!

Exercise has been lackluster. My right knee has been hurting, so I'm reluctant to do too much walking, and the Aqua Fit classes can be tough to get to on-time during the week. Recommitting to three gym visits, at least two of which are Aqua Fit.

Day 14: Re-cap

Breakfast: sausage patty, half a chicken breast, two HB eggs, green tea

Lunch: roast beef with mixed grilled veggies & iced tea

Snack: Primal Pac, RxBar, Apples

Post Workout: Chicken breast & HB egg

Dinner: Outback - Ahi Tuna appetizer (no sauce!), grilled Salmon, broccoli

Monday, September 15, 2014

Day 13: Re-cap

Breakfast: Last of the 'leftover stew' (chicken, bell peppers, carrots, parsnips, bacon, marinara) and my new bacon from US Wellness Meats (which changed my life!)

Lunch: Sweet potato on a bed of spinach, with chicken breast, sauerkraut, & salsa w/ crushed red peppers.

Dinner: Chipotle salad bowl - lettuce, carnitas, salsa, and guacamole.

Notes: feeling good! Very positive! The gut is still learning to process the new way of eating (is that the nice way of saying it?), but the probiotic supplement & fermented veggies will help, too.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Day 12: Re-cap

Breakfast: two bowls of leftovers mixed with marinara sauce. Mix included chicken, bell peppers, parsnips, carrots, and bacon. Also had two HB eggs.

Lunch: hamburger patty, two HB eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, peaches, grapes, honeydew, cantaloupe.

Snack: Primal Pac & mix of almonds & cashews

Dinner: grilled chicken & bell peppers with avocado, salsa, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Notes: Aqua Fit class left me wrung-out & dead. 'Might' need to eat a little something beforehand, next time. Right knee has been in pain, trying to moderate between staying active & not hurting it too much. Worried.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Day 11: Re-cap

Breakfast: 3 hardboiled eggs

Lunch: Spinach greens, bell peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, grilled chicken, balsamic vinaigrette

Dinner: Chipotle salad bowl w/ lettuce, carnitas, hot & mild salsas, and guac

Long, busy, stressful day as I finished new software roll-out at work. I may have had a Primal Pac & Rx Bar, can't remember :(

Day 10: Re-cap

Breakfast: leftover steak w/ salsa & hardboiled eggs

Lunch: spinach greens with bell peppers, grilled chicken, broccoli, cucumbers & balsamic vinaigrette

Snack: Paleo Pac & Apple

Late snack: Tuna salad w/ celery sticks

Dinner: sweet potato with chicken, guac & salsa