Tuesday, March 31, 2009

제 129 날


My Coconut Oil of Choice

I'm experimenting with making zucchini fries this evening. I picked up a few In-n-Out burgers for dinner and I noticed that I had one lonely zucchini left on the kitchen counter. That's what prompted my culinary inspiration.

I like doctoring up burgers with avocado slices as well. It makes the meal more interesting and healthier as well, IMO.

I'll let you all know how the LC fries turned out later. They smell good. I can tell you that much! :-)

Update: The fries were a little too fried. I think I cooked them for slightly too long. Oh well. At least the apartment didn't burn down! :-)

9:00 am

+ The New Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 2 oz of organic heavy cream, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Orac Energy Greens, 1 tsp of organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

12:00 pm

+ leftover shrimp with sauteed spinach and onions

+ a tbsp. of organic coconut oil

3:30 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:45 pm

+ an In-n-Out 3x3 - three hamburger patties, three slices of cheese, grilled onions and two slices of tomato

+ 3/4 of an organic avocado

+ zucchini fries


More to come ... I hope!

Monday, March 30, 2009

128 giorni


My New Green Drink

A new week, a new chance to keep steadfast in my commitment to striving for better health. I was hoping for a boost in confidence and morale this morning - as I hopped onto the scale. The results weren't quite what I was wishing for but there was still a sign of improvement, just not in the weight department.

The truth is that I should be much leaner (body fat %) than I currently am. My weight still needs to come down as well. But my goal really should be two-fold - a reduction in body fat and weight.

I also need to remember that I lost a considerable amount last week. Perhaps more than I should be losing over the course of 7 days. Therefore this slow down may just be a reaction to that prior loss.

I'll know more next week. In the meantime, my resolve is as strong as ever. Some days I feel up, others not so much. But I'm sticking to the program. I think if I can continue to do that I should be okay ... maybe better than okay! :-)

Afternoon Update: I worked out today. Distance: 3.7 miles. Speed: 3.5 - 4.0. Incline: 3.5 - 4.0. Time: 60 minutes, 60 seconds. Warm Up & Cool Down: walking to and from the gym.

Here are my weigh in stats, ladies and gents:

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This Weeks Body Weight: 198.8 lbs.

This Weeks Body Fat %: 26.2 %


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Last Weeks Body Weight: 199 lbs.

Last Weeks Body Fat %: 27.4 %

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2 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 201.8 lbs.

2 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 28.3 %

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3 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 203.4 lbs.

3 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 26.4 %

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4 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 205.6 lbs.

4 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 28.8 %
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5 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 209 lbs.

5 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 28.5 %
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6 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 209.2 lbs.

6 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 29.2 %

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7 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 211.8 lbs.

7 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 31.7 %

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8 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 214.4 lbs.

8 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 33.1 %

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9 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 216 lbs.

9 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 32.7 %

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10 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 217.6 lbs.

10 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 33.8 %

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11 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 220.6 lbs.

11 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 34.1 %
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12 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 224.4 lbs.

12 Weeks Body Ago Fat %: 36 %
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13 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 227.4 lbs.

13 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 35.7%
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14 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 228.2 lbs

14 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 38.2%
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15 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 230.6 lbs

15 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 36.9%
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16 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 231.8 lbs.

16 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 37%
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17 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 235.6 lbs.

17 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 38.9%
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9:30 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

12:00 pm

+ organic, omega-3 scrambled eggs

+ an organic, bratwurst sausage

+ an organic avocado

+ a few cubes of natural, salt cured pork (kind of like a fattier, thick slab bacon that comes un-sliced)

3:00 pm

+ a cup of hot CocoCocoa - organic cocoa powder, hot water, organic coconut milk and pure stevia powder

5:00 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 2 oz of organic heavy cream, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Orac Energy Greens, 1 tsp of organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

8:15 pm

+ leftover leg of lamb (I think this is multiplying every time I close the 'fridge door)

+ homemade, organic creamed spinach


More to come ... I hope!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

127 ημέρες και νύχτες


Mini-Appetizer


Birthday Lunch!


Temptation #1 - Didn't Eat Any!


Temptation #2 (Ricotta Pie) - Didn't Eat It!


Today we celebrated my dad's 75th birthday. :-) He's a wonderful man and I couldn't have been happier to spend the day with my wife, my pops, mom, sister and niece.

Mom was super sweet and made several LC friendly menu items. I've pictured them above.

10:45 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

12:00 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 2 oz of organic heavy cream, 2 oz of organic coconut milk, 3 oz of purified water, 3 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 2 scoops of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

1:30 pm

+ a tall glass of black cafe Americano from Starbucks

2:45 pm (pictured above)

+ natural sliced salami

+ pork roast

+sauteed garden-fresh garlic spinach (from my parents garden)

+ a few asparagus spears

4:45 pm

+ a cup of black coffee

7:45 pm

+ thick sliced natural salami

+ 3/4 of an organic avocado

+ an organic tomato, sliced and topped with sour cream and raw Gruyere cheese


More to come ... tomorrow?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

日126

I feel happy this morning. :-) It's a good way to start the day.

Afternoon Update: I don't know what to attribute it to but I feel fantastic today! Maybe it has something to do with my extended work out yesterday? I just feel more energetic, optimistic and hopeful today.

Anyhow, I mention this for a few reasons: 1) I think I may give the impression that I'm often "down" or struggling with life. That's often true but I hate feeling that way and I feel it's wrong to live life in that manner. 2) I really do hope, in some small way, to encourage anyone who reads this blog. I want to do something positive but at the same time, I want to be real about the ups and downs I go - because I think we all share that in common.

Update #2: The Pizza Boats were a smashing success! They tasted very much like thin crust pizza! Do you know how long it's been since I've had pizza? Me neither! :-)

10:45 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

12:00 pm (pictured above)

+ shrimp with sauteed spinach and onions

2:30 pm

+ hot CocoCocoa - (organic cocoa powder, hot water, organic whole coconut milk, pure stevia)

4:30 pm (pictured above)

+ LC Pizza Boats - pan-fried organic zucchini slices, organic mushroom marinara sauce, shredded asiago/fontina/parmesan cheese blend, sea salt, fresh cracked pepper blend and red pepper flakes

6:30 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

8:30 pm (pictured above)

+ Whole Foods Market leg of lamb (I bought a lot of this!)

+ homemade, organic creamed spinach


More to come ... I hope!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Le jour appelé 125

Leg of Lamb on a Bed of Mashed Cauliflower

So I went on my walk today but I did things a little differently. I treadmilled for 60 minutes and 60 seconds (or 61 minutes, if you like) instead of my usual 45/45 time. I wanted to shake things up a bit. I think mixing up my exercise routine might ultimately make for a better work out and help it not to seem so boring.

Here are my work out stats: Time: 60 minutes, 60 seconds. Incline: 3.5-4.0. Speed: 3.5-4.0. Distance: 3.56 miles. Warm up and cool down: walking to and from the gym.

9:45 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

11:45 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 2 oz of organic heavy cream, 2 oz of organic coconut milk, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 2 scoops of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

3:45 pm

+ thick sliced natural salami

+ a small, organic tomato - sliced and topped with organic sour cream and raw Val D'Aosta Fontina Alp 100 cheese

5:15 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:30 pm (pictured above)

+ Whole Foods Market leg of lamb

+ homemade mashed cauliflower


More to come ... I hope!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Il Mio 124th Giorno

Instant Replay

I'm feeling kind of beat tonight, folks. I also ate a little too much for dinner.

So, I'll just keep it brief for now and rise up to fight again tomorrow. Be well, y'all.

8:00 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

9:15 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 2 oz of organic heavy cream, 2 oz of organic coconut milk, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

1:00 pm

+ Whole Foods Market leg of lamb

+ 1/2 cup of homemade mashed cauliflower

2:30 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso
7:00 pm (pictured above)

+ a few slices of thick cut natural chipotle salami

+ a few tablespoons of organic sour cream

Note: I ate these while preparing dinner. I had an early lunch and was starving.

+ 1 1/2 Bacon Burgers - 15% beef patties with organic bacon, organic shallots and organic Monterey Jack cheese

+ 3/4 cup of garlic broccoli


More to come ... I hope!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

De 123ste Dag

Bacon Jack Burgers w/Garlic Broccoli Fries

I'm late with the commentary again. Sorry about that! I did work out today. Each time I exercise, I try to push myself in one way or another. Today that entailed increasing my incline up to 4.0. I try to use good sense however. The last thing I want to do is hurt myself. I also have to keep in mind that I've been out of shape for a long while. The fact that I'm sticking to a consistent work out routine is the most important thing, I think.

Dinner was late tonight. But man oh man did it turn out well. Very satisfying.

Exercise stats: Time: 45 minutes and 45 seconds. Incline: 3.0 - 4.0. Speed: Mostly 3.5 - 4.0. Distance: 2.83 miles. Warm up and cool down: Walking to and from the gym.


9:45 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

11:30 am

+ leftover Whole Foods Market egg-shrimp "salad"

2:45 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

6:00 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

8:45 pm (pictured above)

+ two hamburgers topped with organic bacon, organic shallots and organic Monterey Jack cheese

+ organic garlic broccoli


More to come ... I hope!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

天122

Breakfast for Dinner

As an experiment, I attempted and succeeded in eating three real meals - no meal replacements today.

9:30 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

11:30 am

+ 2 small organic tomatoes, sliced and topped with organic sour cream and raw Val D'Aosta Fontina Alp 100 cheese

+ thick sliced, natural chipotle salami

3:15 pm

+ "Santa Fe" (spicy) catfish fillet

+ 1/2 cup of homemade mashed cauliflower

4:45 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:30 pm (pictured above)

+ scrambled cheesy eggs - organic omega-3 eggs, crumbled feta cheese, a splash of DHA-enriched organic 2% milk, sea salt and fresh cracked organic pepper

+ several slices of natural bacon

+ 3/4 of organic avocado


More to come ... I hope!

Monday, March 23, 2009

121 дни и ноча


Egg-Shrimp Salad w/Organic Avocado Slices

Monday is my weigh-in day. "Weigh in day" was the term they used for our periodic weight measurements at the hospital where I was treated for my eating disorder (some 20+ years ago). The more things change, the more they stay the same. :-)

Here are my stats, ladies and gents:

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This Week's Body Weight: 199 lbs.

This Week's Body Fat %: 27.4 %

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Last Week's Body Weight: 201.8 lbs.

Last Week's Body Fat %: 28.3 %

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2 Week's Ago Body Weight: 203.4 lbs.

2 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 26.4 %

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3 Week's Ago Body Weight: 205.6 lbs.

3 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 28.8 %
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4 Week's Ago Body Weight: 209 lbs.

4 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 28.5 %
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5 Week's Ago Body Weight: 209.2 lbs.

5 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 29.2 %

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6 Week's Ago Body Weight: 211.8 lbs.

6 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 31.7 %

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7 Week's Ago Body Weight: 214.4 lbs.

7 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 33.1 %

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8 Week's Ago Body Weight: 216 lbs.

8 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 32.7 %

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9 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 217.6 lbs.

9 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 33.8 %

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10 Week's Ago Body Weight: 220.6 lbs.

10 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 34.1 %
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11 Week's Ago Body Weight: 224.4 lbs.

11 Week's Body Ago Fat %: 36 %
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12 Week's Ago Body Weight: 227.4 lbs.

12 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 35.7%
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13 Week's Ago Body Weight: 228.2 lbs

13 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 38.2%
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14 Week's Ago Body Weight: 230.6 lbs

14 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 36.9%
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15 Week's Ago Body Weight: 231.8 lbs.

15 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 37%
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16 Week's Ago Body Weight: 235.6 lbs.

16 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 38.9%
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I worked out today. Staying on track there. I pushed myself harder than my previous few work outs. I'm trying to be smart about this ... pushing slowly so as not to risk injury.

Work out stats: Time: 45 minutes and 45 seconds. Incline: 3.0 - 3.5. Speed: 3.0 - 4.0. Distance: 2.83 miles. Warm up and cool down: Walking to and from the gym.


9:15 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

11:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

3:30 pm

+ Coconut Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 4 oz of organic coconut milk, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

6:30 pm (pictured above)

+ Whole Foods Market egg-shrimp salad (LC friendly ingredients)

+ 3/4 of an organic avocado

+ an ounce or so of raw Sini Fulvi Ubriaco Alla Birra cheese

9:00 pm

+ a few pieces of CocoCocoa


More to come ... I hope!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

120 Days of LC Menus

Our Weekend Date Event

We're getting ready to go to a dance performance. First, we'll grab a bite at a new restaurant (more on that later). Then, the dancing. Details to come.

Update: We attended a 50th anniversary production by the Alvin Ailey dance company. Wow! What incredible dancers!

This is the first professional dance event I've been to. I was truly amazed and in awe of the power and talent of these dedicated performers. It's an experience I won't soon forget.

Today was also an excellent opportunity to enjoy a romantic date with my beautiful wife. We first went to Kendall's Brasserie - a French bistro style restaurant. The food was wonderful (and LC friendly). Then we had a chance to stroll around a little while before the show.

A lovely Sunday indeed. I'm a very lucky fellow! :-)

9:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

12:45 pm

+ raw clams and oysters with a lemon mayonnaise dip

+ steamed mussels

+ filet mignon topped with a béarnaise sauce and broccoli raab on the side

4:30 pm

+ a large, iced Americano coffee from Coffee Bean (no cream, no sweetener)

6:45 pm

+ a roasted chicken thigh and leg

+ leftover garlic broccoli

10:00 pm

+ a few pieces of CocoCocoa


More to come ... I hope!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

計画の119日

Blackened Salmon w/ Homemade Creamed Spinach

Not much to report today. When that happens, I just let the food speak for itself.

10:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

2:00 pm

+ several thick slices of chipotle salami

+ 1 large, organic avocado

+ 1 small, organic tomato - sliced and topped with organic sour cream and raw Sini Fulvi Ubriaco Alla Birra cheese

4:15 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

6:30 pm (pictured above)

+ spicy, blackened salmon

+ 1/2 cup of homemade organic creamed spinach


More to come ... I hope!

Friday, March 20, 2009

118 Dias e Contagem

Two Nights Running :-)

I'm about to head over to the gym. It's cold out and gloomy out right now. My state of mind is amazingly similar to the weather. Maybe my work out will help with that.

I hope you're all having a swell day. I'm trying to make this Friday as good as possible. No giving in. No giving up.


Update:
I just got back from a 45 minute, 45 second treadmill bonanza. Speed: 3.0 to 4.0. Incline: 3 to 3.5. Distance: 2.71 miles. Warm up and cool down: Walking to and from the gym.

Overall it was a slightly less intense work out today. I varied up the speed and incline quite a bit to keep things interesting. The important thing is that this is the completion of my third week of working out. Now all I have to do is to keep on doing this for the rest of my life. :-)


9:30 am


+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

11:00 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

2:45 pm

+ 4 ham & broccoli "tacos" - thin slices of natural ham topped with organic sour cream and sauteed garlic broccoli

7:00 pm (pictured above)

+ pork al pastor on a bed of homemade mashed cauliflower (same as last night!)

9:15 pm

+ a few squares of CocoCocoa


More to come ... I hope!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Nacht en Dag 117

Pork Al Pastor on a Bed o' Mashed Cauliflower

How many of you have self-esteem issues? Have you found that losing weight and getting healthier has improved your sense of self-worth? I'm currently evaluating whether or not that process is happening with me.

I know I feel less ashamed of my appearance. But at this point, I can't really say that my inner-workings have been drastically transformed. I'm still me inside my head, after all.

I never expected that finding some measure of success in my LC diet would be a panacea for all life's ills. The truth is, I guess I was hoping for more. But deep inside I think I knew that a whole other layer of work would be needed if I'm truly going to change my life for the better.

I can say this with certainty: I needed to improve my health as part of any foundation for change. I was a walking ER candidate waiting for my number to be called. The changes I've made in my diet and lifestyle will hopefully buy me enough time to try to change the truly important things that can't be seen in a mirror. Wish me luck, I'll need it.

8:15 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

9:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

1:30 pm

+ several slices of natural, thick-sliced salami

+ 3 leftover Jalapeno Poppers

+ a small organic tomato, sliced and topped with organic sour cream, grilled onions and raw Sini Fulvi Ubriaco Alla Birra cheese (try saying that 10 times fast)

3:30 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

+ a few pieces of CocoCocoa

7:15 pm (pictured above)

+ pork al pastor on a bed of homemade mashed cauliflower

10:00 pm

+ a few pieces of CocoCocoa


More to come ... I hope!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

116th день


My Rustic "CocoCocoa"

I have three items of note today.

Numero Uno: I busted my keester to push myself into having my most intense work out in recent history. In the back of my mind, I was wondering if anyone at the gym knew CPR ... just in case.

The stats: 45 minute, 45 second treadmill work out. Incline: 3 - 3.5 (a new high). Speed: mostly 3.7. Distance: 2.84 miles. Warm up and cool down: the walk to the gym and back.

Numero Two-o: I made my very own LC friendly, all-natural, mostly organic chocolate bar. The basic ingredients are listed below. I'm happily surprised to report that it is pretty, pretty good (as Larry David might say).

Numero Three-o: I'm experimenting with a new "super food" mix. I really enjoy the Amazing Grass Chocolate Green Superfood. It tastes great and the ingredients are excellent. But I think I've found something even better. My concern was how it would taste. One look at the ingredients will give you a justification for my impending fright.

Well, I bit the bullet and tried it out. I bought a single serving packet and mixed it with a homemade coffee protein shake. The coffee taste was enough to sufficiently mask the "green" flavor of the mix.

I do believe I'll be switching over to this new product for at least a one month trial. Be on the look out for even more inexplicably odd behavior and shananigans. I look forward to proclaiming, "The ORAC-Energy Greens made me do it!"

9:15 am

+ a shot of espresso

12:30 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 3 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

+ a few pieces of homemade "CocoCocoa" - pure, organic cocoa powder, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic coconut milk, sea salt, organic vanilla extract and pure stevia powder

3:45 pm (pictured above)

+ a few pieces of homemade "CocoCocoa" - pure, organic cocoa powder, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic coconut milk, sea salt, organic vanilla extract and pure stevia powder

5:15 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (version 2) - 3 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of ORAC -Energy Greens, 1 tsp of organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

8:15 pm

+ 2 natural, spicy Italian sausages

+ 1/2 an organic avocado

+ 1 small organic tomato, sliced and topped with organic sour cream and soft goat cheese


More to come ... I hope!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

日115


In-N-Out 3x3 with Organic Avocado Slices

I'm dragging today. My body feels physically worn out. I think it's a combination of exercising a bit more aggressively and doing some other physical activity around the apartment. But this is not a bad thing at all. It's good to occasionally put our bodies to the test so that they'll become stronger and capable of greater endurance. I know I definitely can use some help in that department. And the only way I know to improve upon that is to keep on upping the bar and pushing my body to gradually become more fit. Fortunately, I also have my pal Java to help me get through. :-)

9:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 3 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

1:00 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

3:00 pm

+ 2 organic Bratwurst sausages

+ 1 organic, vine-ripened tomato, sliced and topped with organic sour cream and Emmi Appenzeller cheese

5:00 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:15 pm (pictured above)

+ an In-N-Out "triple triple" (or 3x3) - 3 hamburger patties, 3 slices of cheese, grilled onions and two slices of tomato as a bun

+ 3/4 of an organic avocado


More to come ... I hope!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Η 114th Nμέρα


Sante Fe Catfish and Garlic Broccoli

What happened to the weekend? Someone call the fuzz, the heat, the po-po! My weekend's been stolen! That means it's time to get back on the treadmill (literally) - within the next half-hour or so. But first, I'll update the weight-debate. Will the scale prevail? Or will my blubber turn to Flubber and bounce away?

Update #1: Well, there's good news and not-so-good news. My weight was down about a pound and a half but my body fat was up almost 2%. Odd. I'm not sure what to attribute that to. Especially since I've been exercising. Still, I'm pretty happy with the reasonable amount of loss and I'll continue trying to bring both my weight and body fat down to a more healthful level. The quest continues!

Update #2: 45 minute, 45 second treadmill work out. Incline: 3 (increased). Speed 3.o-3.7. Distance: 2.73 miles. Warm up and cool down: walked to and from the gym.

Onwards and downwards!

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This Week's Body Weight: 201.8 lbs.

This Week's Body Fat %: 28.3 %

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Last Week's Body Weight: 203.4 lbs.

Last Week's Body Fat %: 26.4 %

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2 Week's Ago Body Weight: 205.6 lbs.

2 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 28.8 %
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3 Week's Ago Body Weight: 209 lbs.

3 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 28.5 %
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4 Week's Ago Body Weight: 209.2 lbs.

4 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 29.2 %

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5 Week's Ago Body Weight: 211.8 lbs.

5 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 31.7 %

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6 Week's Ago Body Weight: 214.4 lbs.

6 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 33.1 %

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7 Week's Ago Body Weight: 216 lbs.

7 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 32.7 %

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8 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 217.6 lbs.

8 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 33.8 %

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9 Week's Ago Body Weight: 220.6 lbs.

9 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 34.1 %
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10 Week's Ago Body Weight: 224.4 lbs.

10 Week's Body Ago Fat %: 36 %
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11 Week's Ago Body Weight: 227.4 lbs.

11 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 35.7%
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12 Week's Ago Body Weight: 228.2 lbs

12 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 38.2%
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13 Week's Ago Body Weight: 230.6 lbs

13 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 36.9%
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14 Week's Ago Body Weight: 231.8 lbs.

14 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 37%
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15 Week's Ago Body Weight: 235.6 lbs.

15 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 38.9%
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9:00 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

11:15 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 3 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

3:15 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

7:15 pm (pictured above)

+ a "Santa Fe" catfish fillet

+ 1/2 cup homemade garlic broccoli


More to come ... I hope!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Le jour que nous savons autant que 113

LC Eggplant Parmesan & Rib Eye w/Creamed Spinach

Jalapeno Poppers and Sliced Avocado


All I know is that there's plenty of delicious food to come. My lovely lady went shopping yesterday at Whole Foods. :-)

10:45 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 4 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

3:15 pm (pictured above)

+ Jalapeno Poppers - jalapeno peppers (sliced and gutted), natural Italian chicken sausage, organic sour cream, cream cheese, organic Monterey Jack cheese, Parmesan cheese and sea salt.

+ an organic, sliced avocado

5:30 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:30 pm (pictured above)

+ LC Eggplant Parmesan - eggplant, tomatoes, a variety of cheeses, garlic, olive oil, sea salt and pepper (from Whole Foods Market)

+ leftover rib eye steak

+ 1/2 cup homemade organic creamed spinach


More to come ... I hope!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

O 112th Dia

Homemade Steakhouse Dinner

I'm about to start work on my writing assignments. In between the typing, I'll also do some of my cooking for the week. I've got a few veggie dishes that need doin'.

I'm not sure what else will come up this weekend. My lovely wife and I both have business to attend to. We'll likely stay home for most of the weekend. Maybe we'll go for a walk tomorrow and probably see the film "Last Chance Harvey" - as I need to review it.

I hope you're all enjoying your Saturday. It's been pretty quiet out in the blogosphere. Not sure what to make of that ...

10:15 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 4 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

2:45 pm (appetizer)

+ raw Emmi Appenzeller cheese and natural salami

3:30 pm (lunch)

+ 4 ham tacos - 4 thin slices of natural ham topped with organic sour cream and organic garlic broccoli

5:30 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

8:00 pm (pictured above)

+ about half of a natural rib-eye steak

+ 3/4 cup of homemade creamed spinach


More to come ... I hope!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Der 111. Tag

Experiment Gone Bad - LC Double Chocolate Cookies!

It's Friday morning. That means it's my final gym day of the week. I'm going to try to get in a solid work out that will carry through the weekend. It's going to be a "working weekend" of sorts. I have my usual writing assignments plus two side projects that I've committed to: one involves writing a health-related article and the other project will transport me back to my prior profession ... the film business (doing "coverage" on scripts).

I hope you're all making it through this day in the best possible way. I'll try to do the same. Let's keep on the right track and help each other when the times are rough. We can do this!

Update: I did a 45 minute, 45 second treadmill work out today. My speed ranged from a low of 3.0 to a high of 3.7 (miles per hour). The incline remained at 2.5. The distance equivalent was 2.74 miles. As usual, I walked to and from the gym as my warm up and cool down time.

Update 2: I experimented with making a batch of LC cookies tonight. They didn't turn out very well. The consistency was too dry. They weren't sweet enough. And I should have made them smaller/thinner. Oh well. At least the ingredients were all healthy.

Anybody play hockey? I have some leftover cookies that could easily double for hockey pucks. The best news is ... I'll only charge you for the cost of shipping! :-)


9:45 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 4 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 1 packet of Jay Robb chocolate protein, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

1:15 pm

+ 2 organic Bratwurst sausages

+ an organic Roma tomato, sliced and topped with organic sour cream and raw Gruyere cheese

4:30 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:00 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 4 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 1 packet of Jay Robb chocolate protein, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

9:15 pm

+ 2 homemade LC Double-Chocolate Chip Cookies - made with organic coconut flour, pure (organic) cocoa powder, organic coconut oil, Jay Robb chocolate whey protein, organic chocolate chips, organic omega-3 eggs, organic vanilla extract, pure stevia and Also Salt


More to come ... I hope!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

天110

No Line on the Horizon ... I'm Loving It!

I had to take my car in for a periodic servicing today. While waiting, I took a walk around town. I'd say I walked about a mile to a mile and a half. I maintained a casual pace. Just enough to get the blood flowing.


8:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

1:15 pm

+ a homemade bacon cheeseburger with grilled onions *

* with extra slices of natural bacon

+ sauteed organic garlic-broccoli

3:30 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:00 pm

+ spicy pork (from Whole Foods)

+ an organic Roma tomato, sliced and topped with organic sour cream and soft goat cheese

+ several slices of natural bacon


More to come ... I hope!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Day Some Call 109


Our Yummy Dinner

I had a dream/nightmare about binging last night. I don't recall the specifics except that I remember waking up and feeling relieved that it was just a dream.

It's not terribly uncommon for me to feel the temptation to escape by going back to old (self-destructive) eating patterns. These thoughts usually arise when I'm feeling sorry for myself or disappointed about one thing or another. But those times pass and I know that if I give in to those temptations, I'll only end up in a tougher spot. There's only so many tough spots you can dig yourself out of. I've had enough of them in my time and I'm sure life will provide plenty more of them without my assistance.

Update: I just completed a 45 minute and 45 second walk. My inclined remained at 2.5 and my speed increased slightly to 3 - 3.5. That upped my total walking distance to 2.54 miles (on the treadmill). I also walked to and from the gym as my warm up and cool down times.

9:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

1:00 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

4:30 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:30 pm (pictured above)

+ 2 homemade bacon cheeseburgers with grilled onions

+ a small organic Roma tomato

+ 3/4 of an organic avocado


More to come ... I hope!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

De 108ste Dag


Sauteed Scallops and Organic Avocado

I've been pretty busy with work and a few side projects. Tonight I tried to change things up a bit by making something unusual for dinner (pictured above). It turned out pretty well. But, I still haven't mastered the art of sauteing scallops. One day that day will come. :-)


10:00 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, 1 tsp organic instant coffee, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

2:00 pm

+ 2 small organic Roma tomatoes, sliced and topped with organic sour cream and soft goat cheese

+ 2 organic spicy Italian pork sausages

4:00 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:15 pm (pictured above)

+ wild caught scallops with a lemon, butter and white wine sauce

+ 3/4 of an organic avocado


More to come ... I hope!

Monday, March 9, 2009

107 ημέρες στο βαγόνι εμπορευμάτων


Breakfast for Dinner

I stepped on the scale this morning - three times. I always weigh myself three times to try and get the most accurate reading. Today, the scale was kind to my shaky soul.

I lost just over 2 lbs and a few percentage points of body fat. It may be that my exercise regimen is helping in both departments.

Onwards and downwards!

Update: I walked for 45 minutes and 45 seconds, on the treadmill. I upped my incline to 2.5. My speed remained at 3 - 3.3. The equivalent distance that I walked was 2.4 miles. I also walked to and from the gym as my warm up and cool down time.

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This Week's Body Weight: 203.4 lbs.

This Week's Body Fat %: 26.4 %

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Last Week's Body Weight: 205.6 lbs.

Last Week's Body Fat %: 28.8 %

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2 Week's Ago Body Weight: 209 lbs.

2 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 28.5 %
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3 Week's Ago Body Weight: 209.2 lbs.

3 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 29.2 %

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4 Week's Ago Body Weight: 211.8 lbs.

4 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 31.7 %

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5 Week's Ago Body Weight: 214.4 lbs.

5 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 33.1 %

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6 Week's Ago Body Weight: 216 lbs.

6 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 32.7 %

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7 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 217.6 lbs.

7 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 33.8 %

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8 Week's Ago Body Weight: 220.6 lbs.

8 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 34.1 %
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9 Week's Ago Body Weight: 224.4 lbs.

9 Week's Body Ago Fat %: 36 %
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10 Week's Ago Body Weight: 227.4 lbs.

10 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 35.7%
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11 Week's Ago Body Weight: 228.2 lbs

11 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 38.2%
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12 Week's Ago Body Weight: 230.6 lbs

12 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 36.9%
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13 Week's Ago Body Weight: 231.8 lbs.

13 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 37%
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14 Week's Ago Body Weight: 235.6 lbs.

14 Week's Ago Body Fat %: 38.9%
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8:15 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

10:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake - 5 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

2:15 pm

+ "salmon salad" - poached salmon fillet mashed with organic sour cream and organic horseradish mustard

+ an organic Roma tomato, sliced

+ a slice of raw Gouda cheese

5:00 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:00 pm (pictured above)

+ scrambled eggs supreme - organic, omega-3 eggs, organic heavy cream, sea salt, fresh cracked pepper and organic grilled onions

+ several slices of natural bacon

+ 3/4 of an organic avocado


More to come ... I hope!