Friday, February 28, 2014

Day 221 - Thursday February 27th

Info: Well I guess I made it through another year....you guys are stuck with me for a while longer HA HA, I turned another year older today, so:



KCCO my friends!



Food Log:


Breakfast: Holland pie with habanero sauce, 14 almonds for fat


Lunch: Kind of a busy day, and I got caught out running errands and missed lunch! I had some almonds and a fruit leather when I finally got home.


Dinner: Chicken fajita salad with extra extra extra habanero hot sauce!



Snack: none


Exercise Log: none




DAY 221 COMPLETE

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Day 220 - Wednesday February 26th

Info: I was so excited to wake up and eat today, because I got to eat more of that delicious jerk chicken I accidentally made last night! Woohooo!! Also found what I would almost equate to a dream job for me! Friend sent me a link on it, and man would that job be awesome! Turns out I'm qualified for it too! Thanks for the link!!! Now everyone pray for me, or do what you do to bring some good karma my way !!!








Food Log:
So delish! I need to make more ASAP!


Breakfast: Jamaican Jerk Chicken pockets .

Lunch:  Jamaican Jerk Chicken pockets. (yeah they are so good I can't stop eating them!)


Dinner: Jamaican Jerk Chicken pockets with salad, guacamole, and habanero hot sauce.



Snack: Frozen cherries and pineapple right after dinner


Exercise Log: none




DAY 220 COMPLETE
Day 219 - Tuesday February 25th

Info: Today was a sad day, I had to mourn the loss of my wand blender. I was using it with the food processor attachment and apparently she didn't like that. So with a puff of smoke, and a blast of heat, she ceased existence. I guess mixing just got a whole lot more Paleo as well.......

I also was doing some experimenting, and  kind of lucked in to the most delicious jerk chicken I have had in a long loooooong time! The best part about it, was it happened right in my kitchen. I loved it so much, I am thawing about 6lbs of chicken to make some more. It was THAT good! Its 100% Paleo, added sugar free and all that too! Can't wait to make some more of it, and then share the recipe with you guys!



Don't buy me because I will die in less than a year! SADFACE





Food Log:








Jerk Chicken pocket

Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with broccoli, 14 almonds for fat.



Lunch:  Steak, paleo slaw, and side salad with iceberg, carrots, and celery.


Dinner: Jamaican Jerk Chicken pockets (plantains, jerk chicken, coconut oil, and spices....soooo delicious!)




Snack: none



Exercise Log: none




DAY 219 COMPLETE

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Recipe Alert!!

Holland Pie has finally arrived! You have to try this recipe!!!! It's easy, its delicious and its really good for you!

Easy Bake Holland Pie....


As always you can click the link above, click the pic, or check out the sidebar under "protein" for this and other delicious recipes!



Holland Pie....my new best friend!


Day 218 - Monday February 24th

Info: Well, no pics of anything today, daughter's throat was really swollen, so had to take her to the doctor and then pick up a prescription for her. Poor kid, 1st she has a pumpkin seed lodged in her lung, and now this. Doctor said mild ear infection, and tried to check for strep, but Theren freaked out, so even though the test was negative, she gave her an anti-biotic that can help with both....here's to her getting healthy soon!






Theren with her Valentine's present!








Food Log:

 

 

Breakfast: Steak with cauliflower mashed, added some clarified butter for fat (1TBS)


Lunch:  Steak, Paleo slaw, hot sauce and frozen cherries.


Dinner: Steak, Paleo slaw, hot sauce and14 almonds.


Snack: none



Exercise Log: none




DAY 218 COMPLETE
Day 217 - Sunday February 23rd

Info: Getting back in to the swing of things, these posts will be coming fast and furious today as I get caught up. I also have that Holland Pie recipe dropping today that I promised! Picked up some supplies for those Paleo-tillas today too, will be finalizing that recipe int he next few days!










Food Log:

 

Lunch AND Dinner!
 

Breakfast: Steak with cauliflower mashed, added some clarified butter for fat (1TBS)


Lunch:  Steak, Paleo slaw, hot sauce and frozen cherries.


Dinner: Steak, Paleo slaw, hot sauce and14 almonds.


Snack: none


 



Exercise Log: none




DAY 217 COMPLETE
Day 216 - Saturday February 22nd

Info: Sorry for the delays on the last few days all, My computer was having some issues of not wanting to turn on for some reason.....I took it out and blew the internals out with compressed air, and lo and behold it started working again! I think maybe I need to do that more than once every 6 months, I think a dust storm had left its remnants inside my computer!








Food Log:

 

It may look like Alpo, but it tastes like Heaven!
Breakfast: Holland Pie, 14 almonds for fat, Fruit leather (dried fruit)

 

Lunch:  Taco salad with seasoned ground beef, iceberg, black olives, salsa, hot sauce and OOM




Dinner: Mexican seasoned steak with cauliflower mashed faux-tatoes, pistachios for fat


Snack: none


Exercise Log: Finally recovering enough that I can work out again lol, now I just need to stick with it so I don't keep getting so sore!





DAY 216 COMPLETE

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Day 215 - Friday February 21st

Info: My last Holland Pie was so good I ate it all already. So I had to make another! Recipe for that will be up later today, I've finally got the pictures I want for that project! Keep an eye out for it, you will love it for sure! This pie I made totally vegetarian (sorry not vegan, its got eggs) for the heck of it, and honestly its just as good as all the others!



That's a lot of veggies! That's what she said! Wait what???









Food Log:

Breakfast: Holland Pie of course! 14 almonds for fat

 

Lunch:  Taco salad with iceberg, seasoned ground beef, black olives, onion, salsa, OOM and hot sauce.

Dinner:  Chicken and vegetable soup, 2 TBS of almond butter fot fat, 1 cup of frozen fruit (tart cherries and blueberries)



Snack: none



Exercise Log: Almost ready to get back at some minor workout stuff, little sore but acceptable now!





DAY 215 COMPLETE

Friday, February 21, 2014

Day 214 - Thursday February 20th

  

Info: Sorry no pics of food or anything that exciting today, so to make up for it, I got another pic of my midsection for you....the abs are creeping out more and more to play!!!! It's coming along which is good, I'm just mad that my stupid back keeps having reoccurring issues, I would be so much further along if I could work out how I wanted to! Roll with the punches as they say I guess!





Frickin selfie again...come on really?

Food Log:

 

Breakfast: Holland pie - new version has; carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, black olives, and ground beef.

Lunch:  Holland Pie - same as above..LOVE this stuff!!! Frozen cherries and mango (1 cup total)


Dinner: Taco salad with seasoned ground beef, black olives, and OOM/hot sauce dressing. Apple chips, was wanting a little fruit.


Snack: none



Exercise Log: Man still sore, but did some stretching to try and alleviate some of that soreness!




DAY 214 COMPLETE

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Day 213 - Wednesday February 19th



Info: Sorry if the format is a little messed up tonight, posting this off my IPAD, so we will see how it goes! Other than being super sore in the leg, ab and chest area, doing great today! Also back at it with the Paleo-tillas, I'm soooo close to making them easy AND delicious! Currently they are delicious, just not as easy as I want. Going to try a few more things and then a gluten, grain free tortilla will be revealed!!!!



Food Log:








Breakfast: Holland pie - new version has; carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, black olives, and ground beef.

Lunch:  Burger patty with onion, pickle, and side salad with OOM and hot sauce dressing.


Dinner: Taco salad with seasoned ground beef, black olives, and OOM/hot sauce dressing.


Snack: none




Exercise Log: Finished the challenge today...getting more and more sore....just can't wait for tomorrow!




Day 213 COMPLETE

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Day 212 - Tuesday February 18th


Info: Ahh Feb 18th....the day where I subjected myself to torture! As I write this....I am sore. No I'm @$%&&@*** Sore!!!! Cool challenge though, I actually had fun trying to do it, which included some random trips to peoples bathrooms to bust out squats or pushups so they didn't think I was an idiot all the sudden hopping up and down in their houses! I of course woke up 4 hours later than planned (I had an alarm set for 5am) and since I stayed up till 3am the night before, THAT wasn't happening. So what I did was add 4hrs to Wed in order to get my full time frame in. Results are posted in the exercise section below!



Got some bulk cooking in again today, made 4lbs of seasoned ground beef, as well as another Holland Pie. I know I have been saying this a while now, but recipe for Holland Pie is being worked on, and will drop here shortly. Seriously if you try any of the recipes on this sight, you HAVE to try this one, it is out of this world, and even better when you eat it cold!!!!




I don't always use 18 eggs to make Holland Pie...wait yes I do!
Holland Pie at it's finest!!!



Food Log:









Breakfast: Eggsaronious - anyone remember that movie? 4oz burger with 1 egg on top, and coconut oil sauteed mushrooms.










Lunch:  Taco salad with romaine, ground beef and dried apple chips. 14 almonds for fat.


 



Dinner: Lettuce wrapped burritos and tacos, with ground beef, OOM, and hot sauce.


Snack: none




Exercise Log: Challenge was fun, but I came up a bit short. Missed my pushups goal by 53, and my plank goal by 2 minutes. The soreness is really what held me back I think, missing those 4 hours in the morning and adding them at the end, gave me time, but boy it was painful! I'll take it though, got a lot of work in, and its a good sore....gotta....keep....telling...myself...that.....






Day 212 COMPLETE

Is eating healthy expensive?


I heard this the other day, and I really wanted to dig in to it and answer this question for all of you that stop by the Whole360 page.

I overheard a conversation between a few of my employees, and one of them said "I've been eating like garbage lately, because eating healthy is so expensive."

I used to feel that way as well, until I really got in to it, which is what this post is all about. "Is eating healthy really THAT expensive?"  Well let's find out!

I consider myself a bit of a subject matter expert when it comes to this topic, because I have been eating healthy for 211 days now. I do a lot of the shopping, and almost all of the cooking, so I have a pretty good idea of what goes in to meals, and what they cost. I am going to break down a healthy meal for you, as well as the alternative; readily available fast food meals.

The other thing I always hear is "Eating healthy takes too long" and of course the "I don't have time" I'm also going to run a stopwatch as I prepare some healthy foods and see how they compare to say....sitting in a drive through waiting for your food order. We will see if there are any valid points to this at all, and then at the end I am going to give you some information that either you really want to hear, will hate me for, will grumble "that's bulls**t" or may have already known.

Ready? Good because I don't want to hear "There isn't enough time to read this" check it out, it just might change your life.....I know it has changed mine!

Research


First things first, I did a little digging so I could find out what some of the fast food meals cost, nutritional info, and ingredients. Here just a few from the more popular places so I can use them for comparison sakes. (Oddly enough Subway was the hardest to gather info on, they didn't have nutritional info on hand for the chips or sodas)

McDonalds: Quarter Pounder with cheese meal - $5.49 (Comes with med fry and drink)





Burger King: Whopper Meal - $5.99 + extra cost of cheese. (comes with med fry and drink)
Taco Bell : 3 Soft Tacos supreme with a large drink - $5.89
Subway: 6" Turkey Breast (Comes with chips and drink) $6.25
(Sorry the Subway is a little hard to read, I had to make it myself off several websites, since they don't really provide the information for you.)


 Cost Analysis


First I am going to cover the costs of what you get, everything is listed in grams so I am simply going to add up all the serving sizes and divide by what each meal costs. It looks a little bit like this:

- McDonalds: Burger (202g), Fries (117g), Med Coke (567g) = 886g total. Cost per gram = $.006196

- Burger King: Burger (290g), Fries (153g), Med Coke (567g) = 1010g total. Cost per gram = $.00593

- Taco Bell: Tacos (384),  Pepsi (567g) = 951g total. Cost per gram = $.006193

- Subway: 6" sub (260g), Chips (28g), Pepsi (567g) = 855g total. Cost per gram = $.00731


 Healthy Option

 

 

So you have to be asking where the healthy part comes in right? I mean so far all I've done is show you some menu items and break the costs down....wait for it......waaaaait for it....

Ok here is a list if I were to make a Paleo burger at home. It's based off averages so it may vary a bit where you live, but it should be pretty close.

Fresh ground beef (80/20) $3.19lb = $.007g
Pickles - $3.29 jar =  $.0048g
Mustard - $1.88 jar = $.0031g
Lettuce - $1.39 head = $.00276g

Now lets construct a healthy meal with these ingredients: (based off: 6oz patty, 1oz pickle, 1 oz lettuce, 1/2oz mustard, with 10oz side salad, Total cost: $2.43)

- Healthy Meal: Burger patty - pickle, mustard, lettuce (241g ), Side salad- 10oz (284g), Water (567g) = 1065g total. Cost per gram = $.00228

Now of course prices will vary, you may add lemon to your water, or salad, maybe hot sauce, olive oil etc, but for the most part, you can see that the total cost per gram is less than half of any of the fast food options! The burger patty is also quite a bit bigger than what you would get at Fast Food land.

But wait......you have to make it, that counts for something right? Sure it does, lets value your time just for calculations sake with what those workers get paid to make your food, which happens to be $8hr (State of Colorado). It took me 10 minutes (and I was going pretty slow) to form, cook, cut, chop, and plate my lunch this afternoon (which happened to be the exact meal you see above) so if you figure in labor, add another $1.33 to the total cost of that healthy burger lunch, for a total of $3.76. Cost per gram after figuring in labor....$.00353 so even with the labor added, its still a significant savings!


Nutritional values

 

 

I'm sure you were just asking yourself, well when do we get to the nutritional comparisons? Wait no longer my friends, here it comes!!!

I'm going to list the nutritional values of all the meals above, including the healthy one in rows so you can compare them....lets see how it all pans out shall we?

Which would you rather eat? What should you even look for on your food labels?

Obviously the healthy meal is better in a lot of ways than the others, it is a bit high in cholesterol, and fat, but comparatively it crushes everything else in the other categories. Plus it was only one meal, with a good variety of healthier foods, this higher fat/cholesterol meal is not an issue! Plus I haven't even mentioned that the home made meal is gluten, added sugar, dairy, food additive and soy free!!

See in the figure above all that sugar? That's all added to the food to make you want more of it! Sugar is addictive! In fact sugar is as addictive as cocaine according to some studies! (Goldwert) It causes all kinds of problems (obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease to name a few) so why in the world would you want to eat it?  Kind of makes that cholesterol and fat content in the home cooked meal seem insignificant now doesn't it?


Conclusion

 

I don't want to stray too far from where this post was going, and that was "Is eating healthy expensive?" So I will stop there with the nutritional comparisons, there is so much more we could dig in to, but that is for another time!

So lets answer the question. "Is eating healthy expensive?"

It can be, but it doesn't have to be. From the breakdowns above you can see that my meal costs are way lower than that "cheap" fast food you can get. With bulk stores like Costco you can drive your food prices even further down! Smart choices, buying in bulk, finding sales, or even splitting costs with friends can make eating healthier even cheaper!

What it really boils down to is that we have become lazy. We would rather sit in our car and not have to get out, or not have to prepare our own meals when someone else can just make it for us. Think about it, a trip through the drive thru is often more time consuming than making a quick and healthy meal! We stuff unhealthy foods, poisons really in to our faces hand over fist because we have come to believe that it is cheap. We lie to ourselves to make eating this way OK. The sad thing is that no one can tell you any different except YOURSELF! Obesity in America is out of control, since the 80's it has been skyrocketing! It is spreading like the worst pandemic we have ever seen, and it is just getting worse. If you don't get anything out of this post, please just ask yourself this;

  "What is my life worth to me?" And then take a second to answer my question to you....."Is eating healthy expensive?"


 

References

 

.N.p.. Web. 18 Feb 2014. <http://www.fastfoodmenuprices.com>.

John Welder, . N.p.. Web. 18 Feb 2014. <http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/home.html>.

Burger King, . N.p.. Web. 18 Feb 2014. <http://www.bk.com/>. 

. N.p.. Web. 18 Feb 2014. <http://www.tacobell.com/nutrition/information>.  

. N.p.. Web. 18 Feb 2014. <http://www.subway.com/menu/default.asp&xgt;.  

State of Colorado, . N.p.. Web. 18 Feb 2014. <http://www.colorado.gov/cdle/minimumwage>. 

Goldwert, L.. N.p.. Web. 19 Feb 2014. <http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/researcher-sugar-addictive-cocaine-obesity-diabetes-cancer-heart-disease-article-1.1054419>.






















Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Day 211 - Monday February 17th


Info: Well, slept right on through the alarm so squat challenge was pushed to Tuesday the 18th. Sorry, woke up way to late to even try to catch up to the schedule! Anyone else ever feel like the career search is more exhausting than when you actually find a job? Seriously how tired can applying online make you? Apparently very tired!


Food Log:


Not the prettiest, but it got the job done!

Breakfast: 3 egg scramble with broccoli, and dill OOM


Lunch:  1 Sausage, charred Brussels sprouts, baked apple chips. 14 almonds for fat.



Dinner: 2 Sausages, iceberg salad with OOM/hot sauce dressing, and a Clausen pickle



Snack: none



Exercise Log: EPIC FAIL on the challenge...postponed until tomorrow.



Day 211 COMPLETE

Monday, February 17, 2014

Day 210 - Sunday February 16th


Info: Today was mass grocery day, hit up Costco and stocked up. Bulk cooking is in my near future for sure. Also be on the look out for a post about eating healthy vs fast food/unhealthier alternatives. I have been working on that, and it is about finished.




Food Log:

Olympic Rings Dinner......

Breakfast: 3 eggs, half of a banana and 14 almonds for fat. Botched the veggies in this meal.


Lunch:  Big salad with romaine, iceberg, cabbage, carrots, mushroom, egg, onion, black olives and broccoli. Scrambled eggs for protein.


Dinner: Chicken vegetable soup, Brussels sprouts pan charred with coconut oil, and some organic dried apple chips.



Snack: none




Exercise Log: Stretching and leg exercises for my ongoing back issues. Had to cancel the doctor visits for now until I can secure work again.....so just keeping up with what he told me to do.



Day 210 COMPLETE

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Day 209 - Saturday February 15th


Info: OK I'm all geared up (well i didn't need any gear, but I'm ready to give it a try) for the 1,000 squat, 500 pushup, 36 minute plank challenge! Will be doing it on Monday the 17th! Had to give myself tomorrow to make sure I'm up early enough to start it! Rules are 5am to 12 midnight on Monday 17th, I have to try and do 1,000 body weight squats, 500 pushups, and 36 minutes of ab planks. What do you think? Can I do it?? How about a comment below and let me know how you think I will do!



Food Log:


Breakfast: 3 eggs, broccoli, with dill OOM


Lunch:  SF beef jerky, carrot and celery sticks, almonds for fat.



Dinner: Chicken vegetable soup, Brussels sprouts charred with coconut oil, and frozen fruit.



Snack: none




Exercise Log: Spent all day out on the range helping Iron Protection Group with a class, had a lot of fun, and got to meet some cool people! And best of all dump a few hundred rounds on some steel! If you are looking for some training, or need security for your Church, business, adventure or whatever give these guys a holler, they are all awesome to work with, and will get you taken care of. And who knows you might see someone you know running around from time to time =)



Day 209 COMPLETE

Video Alert : How to make Olive Oil Mayo

Hey guys!!


As always thanks for following me in my journey! I've got one of many videos up for you to check out, this one is on making your own Olive Oil mayo. It can be kind of tricky, so instead of just having a recipe, I shot a video for you to follow as well.


Can find it here, as well as listed in the sidebar under "videos" Also since I'm cool like that I posted it below!





Day 208 - Friday February 14th


Info: Happy Valentine's day to all of you that celebrate it, and for those of you that don't....Happy Valentine's day too! And for that special lady that I know Happy Birthday too!!!


Happy Valentine's Day!



Food Log: Sorry no pictures today, it was all boring food for the most party anyways.


Breakfast: 3 eggs, broccoli, with dill OOM


Lunch:  2 sausages, pan charred Brussels sprouts (in coconut oil)



Dinner: Baked fish, steak, and prime rib (small amounts of each) salad with romaine, onions, iceberg, cilantro. Olive oil and balsamic dressing. Pineapple and honeydew melon.



Snack: Frozen mango, peaches, mixed berries


Exercise Log: none



Day 208 COMPLETE

Friday, February 14, 2014

Day 207 - Thursday February 13th


Info: Of course I put in applications and submitted resumes like a madman today, also found out a project manager job I have been chasing was put on hold for a month or so, so that ones out for the time being. Guy I was talking to was impressed by my repeated follow up calls, and invited me to check back, so that's a good sign. Hopefully I won't be calling him in a month though, because I will have already started something else....here's to starting something else real soon! LOL.


No pictures of food today, BUT I did shoot a video on how to make Olive Oil Mayo for all of you that are hesitating on trying it. It's really easy, and I show you how! That will get posted in the next few days, I didn't realize video editing can take so long!!


I felt this pretty much summed it all up...



Food Log:



Breakfast: What else? Chicken and vegetable soup, 2 TBS of almond butter for fat.


Lunch: 2 sausages, coconut oil  sauteed Brussels sprouts, frozen mango and bluberries.


Dinner: Faux-chos, well really upside down taco salad with sausages as meat, and a pile of lettuce, salsa and hotsauce on top. Dill OOM for fat.



Snack: Frozen mango, peaches, mixed berries


Exercise Log: 100 body weight squats.....gearing up to do a 1,000 squat, 500 pushup and 30 minutes total worth of planks workout.



Day 207 COMPLETE
Day 206 - Wednesday February 12th


Info: Job searching in full swing. I am not too particular in what I do, and I have all kinds of management experience, as well as retail, restaurant. mechanical etc, I've done a lot in my life, so the pages are pretty wide open. That being said I kicked it off and put in about 9 apps yesterday, and 7 today. I've got a good head of steam, and feel it will be a short time to a better future! I am also an adviser for AdvoCare, and am building that business too, little by little the time I have to spend "working" away from family and friends is decreasing! Someday I can work out all day, and do Paleo Podcasts for fun......that may or may not be a hint for all you 360 readers!!!

Did some bulk cooking to say the least today as well. Back when I started the Whole360 I made a bunch of bone broth/soup stock whenever I could, so I broke some of that out to make a Chicken and vegetable soup. I of course being one for the extremes made almost 5 gallons of soup!!! I froze a bunch of it, but will still be eating a lot of soup!

Over 21 cups of veggies and 6lbs of Chicken were required for my soup!




Food Log:


Its more like a stew there are so many veggies!

Breakfast: 3 egg scramble with broccoli and cauliflower. Sauteed in Clarified butter.


Lunch: 2 sausages, coconut oil  sauteed Brussels sprouts, kosher dill pickle.



Dinner: 1 large bowl Chicken and vegetable soup, 14 almonds for fat.



Snack: none



Exercise Log: none




Day 206 COMPLETE

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Day 205 - Tuesday February 11th


Info: Generally in the past if adversity hit, I would hit up Del Taco (disgusting, but my favorite restaurant on this side of the Mississippi) (Sorry always wanted to say that) eat a bunch of nasty food, and then pound a bottle of booze or a case of beer...you know to make myself feel better. Now that I have been living under my own control, I didn't do that! Although beer and Del Taco sounds really tasty I'm not gonna lie, I stuck with whats working and whats healthy for me! People can change...it just takes time and effort!




Food Log:


Breakfast curry? Meh why not?



Breakfast:  Chicken, broccoli, cauliflower and onion curry, 14 almonds for fat


Lunch: 2 Sausages, romaine salad with hot sauce for dressing. 14 almonds for fat










So tasty!




 Dinner: Chicken, broccoli, cauliflower and onion curry, I made an almond "butter" if you will for fat, 14 almonds, 1TBS of Almond butter and a sprinkle of sea salt. This folks is
TASTY!


Snack: none






Exercise Log: none




Day 205 COMPLETE

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Day 204 - Monday February 10th


Info: Monday February 10th is a day that will go down in infamy.....as the day I got fired for questioning "The Man"

I questioned a decision made with no real logic behind it and stuck up for one of my employees, seeking an answer or at least some closure on the situation. A "why" if you will.  I expressed my opinion on the situation, and apparently you aren't allowed to do that!  (I had to fire an employee in good standing, because "That's what I want" - I'll include this in here now so you all aren't wondering later.) Instead of answers or any explanation, I was accused of being disrespectful, a negative influence, and was lied to several times and then fired.

Sounds like a good way to run a business right? Oh yeah I almost forgot, my boss stuck up for me, and himself and he was also fired!!!....one HELL of a Monday.

Don't question the "Man"

And I just want to state for the record, because I know someone out there will take a screen shot and run right to the person I am referencing....I still think your decision was 100% bullsh*t and I would stick up for my employee if I had to do it all over again. Its called integrity. At least I don't lie to people, brah.



Ok now that I have turned my rant off, lets get to the good stuff, which is eating healthy, working out, and getting back to the best we can be!


Oh yeah one more thing.....Anybody hiring???



Food Log:


Breakfast:  Chicken, broccoli, cauliflower and onion curry - didn't know if I would like it, not too bad really! 14 almonds for fat


Lunch: Mexican style chicken with broccoli. Drizzled broccoli with clarified butter for fat


Dinner: Chicken, broccoli, cauliflower and onion curry. Frozen fruit and 14 almonds for fat.



Snack: none



Exercise Log: Stretching and planks




Day 204 COMPLETE

Monday, February 10, 2014

 Day 203 - Sunday February 9th


Info: Got my cook on today, made up some Mexican style chicken, and then made a chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, yellow squash, and onion curry. I'm not sure if I really like curry or not, but I am hoping I do because I made a giant pan of it LOL. I tasted it here and there when I was cooking it, but I have no idea if I did it right or not. It was edible and tasted pretty good, so we will see how it goes from there. I got some pics today to try and make up for the break dancing bear from yesterday.......


My curry, my curry and meeee!



Breakfast scramble
Food Log:


Breakfast:  3 egg scramble packed with broccoli and cauliflower, topped with chili paste. 20 or so
almonds for fat.


Lunch: Sausage, broccoli, and 2 TBS of almond butter for fat.




You like it spicy???? I do.




Dinner: Mexican seasoned chicken, with a big bowl of broccoli and cauliflower, smothered in chili paste. 14 Almonds for fat.



Snack: none








Exercise Log: Kept up with the stretches and planks, added some pushup sets in to it as well.




Day 203 COMPLETE

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Day 202 - Saturday February 8th


Info: Woke up late, figured I'd eat a big lunch for a breakfast/lunch and then do a snack later instead of trying to cram a meal in really late. i don't liek doing that, but I also didn't plan on waking up at 11am! Yikes! Then I spent most of the day doing homework, literally like 6 hours worth. It was good though because it was all for my nutrition classes, which I like.

No pictures today, so please see the following and enjoy. No, I do not know what is wrong with me LOL.




Get some!




Food Log:


Breakfast:  3 Sausages, steamed cauliflower and broccoli, and black olives for fat.


Lunch: none, I woke up pretty late today, and my breakfast kind of took over for my lunch.


Dinner: 2 Sausage salad with iceberg lettuce, salsa and hot sauce. 16 almonds for fat. This was the "Oh what do I have left meal" Little sausage, little lettuce...that will work LOL


Snack: 2 cups of frozen fruit - tart cherries, pineapple, and mango



Exercise Log: Stretching for lower back issues, and planks.




Day 202 COMPLETE

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Day 201 - Friday February 7th


Info: Did some bulk cooking of the Sugar, gluten, preservative free sausages I got a while back. Well for a few days worth of meals anyways, guess I shouldn't call it bulk cooking. Back is acting up again, but I went a few days without the stretches and exercises the doctor gave me, back at them again, learned quick this time!

That's a lot of wieners!



Food Log:




Wieners and roughage!
Breakfast: Taco salad with romaine, seasoned ground beef, and hot sauce. 14 almonds for fat.


Lunch: 6oz sirloin steak with steamed broccoli, 14 almonds for fat


Dinner: 2 Sausages, with steamed broccoli and cauliflower. Frozen fruit, and 2 TBS of almond butter.


Snack: none



Exercise Log: none




Day 201 COMPLETE

Friday, February 7, 2014

Day 200 - Thursday February 6th


Info: Man what a day today, let me give you all a quick and dirty rundown on it..... Woke up, -15 degrees, get to work, get phone call, have to fire one of our best workers because owner "Only wants full timers" and since this guy has school there is no place for him, then get to work all day with said fired employee because he's a good guy and is finishing his shift, get off work, take kids to library because they love it, and well don't we all need to read more? Then 2 hours of homework in between stuffing random stuff in my face for dinner, then a little internet troll mockery, which to my enjoyment is working better than the original trolling, and then falling asleep at sometime after 11:37pm  on the couch (last I saw clock). Good thing I have an auto set alarm on my phone or I likely would still be laying there! Interesting day to say the least!


Best run on sentence....ever.


Food Log:



Breakfast: Taco salad with romaine, seasoned ground beef, and hot sauce. 14 almonds for fat.


Lunch: Grilled chicken salad with mixed greens lettuce, mushrooms, boiled egg, and fresh salsa. (Little lacking in the fat department on this meal)


Dinner: Total randomness..... Smoked oysters in olive oil (2 cans), steamed cauliflower, 2 TBS of almond butter, frozen fruit, and a few bites of Paleo slaw.


Snack: none


Exercise Log: none




Day 200 COMPLETE

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Day 199 - Wednesday February 5th


Info: I forgot how much time and work school can be....sheesh why can't this be like High School where I could sleep through classes (if I showed up) and still get good grades? Silly college. Oh whats that? I should have gotten it over with a decade a go? SHUSH you, I had California invite me to come play, how could I turn that down??



Food Log:

Paleo Slaw, ground beef and hot sauce, great combo!

Breakfast: Taco salad with seasoned ground beef, black olives, and hot sauce for dressing. Had to go cheap since it was all i had and rock the iceberg lettuce on this one.


Lunch: Steak street tacos (wrapped in romaine, with onions, cilantro, avocado slices and fresh salsa)


Dinner: Season ground beef on a bed of Paleo Slaw, frozen fruit (Blueberries, pineapple, and tart cherries.


Snack: none




Exercise Log: none





Day 199 COMPLETE

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Day 198 - Tuesday February 4th


Info: Got a little crazy with the lettuce at lunch today, and it turned out wonderful....nothing new there, the crazy I mean.... Stay warm out there folks supposed to be a cold few days if you are in Colorado at least!



Food Log:




Simple but really tasty!

Breakfast: Taco salad with seasoned ground beef, black olives, habanero pepper, and hot sauce for dressing.


Lunch: Paleo burger slathered with mustard, OOM, kosher dill relish, and hot sauce.


Dinner: Faux-chos (Ok fine its an upside down taco salad...) with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, black olives, salsa, OOM and hot sauce dressing.

Snack: none




Exercise Log: none




Day 198 COMPLETE

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Day 197 - Monday February 3rd


Info: Someone had a case of the Monday's today (me) I could not get motivated. all the homework I had to get done....yeah I procrastinated it. Will have to bust my butt over the next few days, have a couple of larger projects due already!

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Food Log:


Paleo Buuuuurger


Breakfast: Holland pie (sausage, egg, celery, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli)


Lunch: Seasoned ground beef with iceberg lettuce, Clausen pickle, and a habanero pepper (no I don't KNOW why I keep eating them, so hot!

Dinner: Burger patty with kosher relish, mustard and hotsauce, and Paleo slaw. Frozen fruit.


Snack: none







Exercise Log: 25 pushups in 24 seconds - very simple baseline strength test.



Day 197 COMPLETE
Day 196 - Sunday February 2nd


Info: Well after watching the Broncos get thoroughly shellacked in the big game that we can't mention, all that was left to enjoy of the evening was some food. It was tasty, Paleo, and party friendly!

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Food Log:


Breakfast: Holland pie (sausage, egg, celery, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli)



Lunch: Leftovers of chicken breast, celery, carrots, black olives, pineapple, and a little bit of ground beef,

 

Dinner: Paleo baked wings with Franks Red Hot and clarified butter, veggie tray (carrots, broccoli, celery, black olives, and cauliflower) with OOM dipping sauce. And of course some good old Paleo slaw!


Snack: none


Exercise Log: none



Day 196 COMPLETE
Day 195 - Saturday February 1st


Info: Speaking of the school thing yesterday, I am taking 2 nutrition classes this semester and one of them wants us to do an experiment with clean eating or fasting or something like that, but since I am already buried deep in the Whole360 I am not changing that. What I am going to do is eat fruit either at dinner or after dinner for a week or two and see if the burst of carbs/sugars effect how I look/feel/weigh. Should be fun to mess with, and we will see if the experts are right that fruit later in the day isn't optimal for you when you are trying to lose weight. I'll be starting this on Monday.



Food Log:



Cavemen didn't have slow cookers......but they should have!


Breakfast: Holland pie (sausage, egg, celery, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli)


Lunch: Scrambled eggs, onion, black olives, covered in salsa. Carrots on the side.

Dinner: Slow cooked pork ribs, Brussels sprouts sauteed with ghee, Paleo slaw and of course hot sauce





Snack: none


Exercise Log: Stretches and planks again!



Day 195 COMPLETE
Day 194 - Friday January 31st


Info: Man this school stuff is taking up a lot of my time and I keep getting behind on these posts! I'm working on it I promise guys...once I get used to being back to school it will get better.....1st and 2nd week of school is always a pain getting in to the swing of things!




Food Log:



The Faux-chos in action...errr sitting there waiting to be inhaled..




Breakfast: Holland pie (sausage, egg, celery, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli)


Lunch: Holland pie (sausage, egg, celery, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli)


Dinner: Faux-chos. I made these again just so I could get a picture of them, and show you how silly it is to "pretend" that they are crunchy......whatever call me crazy, it worked for me! The mind is a powerful thing!










Snack: none


Exercise Log: Stretches and planks....strengthening that core!



Day 194 COMPLETE