Thursday, April 30, 2009

159 дни и ночей

Poached Salmon w/Horseradish Mustard Sauce & Garlic Broccoli

I tested my blood sugar after using some luo han guo today. The results were similar to yesterday's stevia trial. Once again, I drank my ChocoCoffee two hours post lunch. I tested my blood sugar prior to drinking it and got a reading of 84 (lower than yesterday). A half hour after drinking the CC (with the LHG), my blood sugar score was 90. A minor jump of 6 points. 

Tomorrow I'll test the ChocoCoffee without any sweetener at all to see what that does to my BS. The following day, I'll test stevia again but will include a blood pressure reading as well as blood sugar. This experiment will continue on for quite a while. Hopefully I'll discover something useful worth sharing. 

I can tell you that it appears that the luo han guo product isn't quite as sweet as the stevia product. One packet of either isn't enough to sweeten the CC properly. Eventually, I'll experiment with larger quantities (2-3 packets per cup o' CC). 

8:00 am

Wowee Zowee Protein Shake version 3.0 - 3 scoops of True Whey (natural vanilla whey protein), 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens, 4 oz of purified water, 1 tsp of organic instant coffee and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

+ 1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil

1:00 pm

+ 2 organic Italian pork sausages

+ 1 small organic avocado

+ several tablespoons of organic sour cream

3:00 pm

+ a mug of ChocoCoffee sweetened with a packet of luo han guo

7:15 pm (pictured above)

+ a poached salmon fillet (from Whole Foods Market) with a horseradish mustard sauce (organic sour cream and organic horseradish mustard)

+ organic garlic broccoli

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil


More to come ... I hope

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

158의 도전완료하는

Crispy, Spicy Chicken with LC Mash

I'm beginning my Luo Han Guo vs. Stevia Experiment today. I bought a blood glucose monitor and have both sweeteners on hand. Let the games begin! 

Update: My first test involved a before and after test on stevia. I found a 6 point bump in blood sugar. Here's how I got there: I tested my blood sugar (about 2 hours after breakfast) and got a reading of 97. I drank a mug of stevia-sweetened ChocoCoffee and then retested my blood sugar about a half hour later. The reading showed 103. How much of that was the stevia? I don't know ... yet.

10:00 am

+ a cup of organic, black coffee

11:45 am

+ Wowee Zowee Protein Shake version 3.0 - 3 scoops of True Whey (natural vanilla whey protein), 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens, 4 oz of purified water, 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

+ 1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil

1:45 pm

+ a large mug o' ChocoCoffee sweetened with 1 packet of Now Foods organic stevia

4:45 pm

Wowee Zowee Protein Shake version 3.0 - 3 scoops of True Whey (natural vanilla whey protein), 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens, 4 oz of purified water, 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

+ 1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil

8:00 pm (pictured above)

+ 2 spicy, crispy chicken thighs

+ homemade cauliflower mash


More to come ... I hope!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

157 Nachten en Dagen

Crispy Chicken Thighs and Garlic Broccoli

I'm battling my way back ... I even managed to go on a walk today. My wife coaxed me out of my lair. :-)

10:00 am

+ a large cup of black, organic coffee 

+ psyllium husk capsules 

1:00 pm

+ a leftover bison burger 

+ organic garlic broccoli

4:30 pm

+ Wowee Zowee Protein Shake version 3.0 - 3 scoops of True Whey (natural vanilla whey protein), 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens, 4 oz of purified water, 1 tsp of organic instant coffee, 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

+ 1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil 

7:30 pm (pictured above)

+ 2 oven roasted organic chicken thighs

+ leftover organic garlic broccoli

+ 1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil


More to come ... I hope.

Monday, April 27, 2009

156 ночи и дней

Dinner - Bison Burger and Spicy Guacamole


Note: I haven't been in the best frame of mind lately, folks. I'm sorry I've been behind on the menu blogging and my comments on your blogs. Tomorrow's another day. A better one, I hope.

I've been doing a modified liquid diet and cleanse for the passed few days. That is, until dinner tonight. 

I'm reevaluating my program at the moment and am looking to make some minor changes soon. More on that once I figure out exactly what I'm doing.

One change I have decided on is that I'll be measuring my weight on a monthly basis from this point forth. I suspect I'm continuing to lose weight or fat because my pants and shorts continue to feel looser. But I'm also sure I'm slowing down as I approach my goal. So I just want to get the numbers out of my mind for awhile. 

In a month we'll see where I'm at. I'm hoping to break the 190 benchmark by my next weigh-in.

9:30 am

+ a large cup of organic coffee with a few ounces organic heavy cream

+ psyllium husk capsules - as part of a periodic cleanse

12:00 pm

Wowee Zowee Protein Shake version 3.0 - 3 scoops of True Whey (natural vanilla whey protein), 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens, 4 oz of purified water, 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil 

4:30 pm 

Wowee Zowee Protein Shake version 3.0 - 3 scoops of True Whey (natural vanilla whey protein), 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens, 4 oz of purified water, 1 tsp. of organic instant coffee, 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil 

7:00 pm

+ a bison burger with a side of spicy guacamole


More to come ... I hope.



155日および夜

I'll post all about today tomorrow. I've got some personal changes in mind.

Update: It's today and here's what I ate/drank yesterday.

10:30 am

+ a large cup of organic coffee with a few ounces organic heavy cream

+ psyllium husk capsules - as part of a periodic cleanse

1:00 pm

+ Wowee Zowee Protein Shake version 3.0 - 3 scoops of True Whey (natural vanilla whey protein), 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens, 4 oz of purified water, 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

+ 1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil 

4:00 pm 

Wowee Zowee Protein Shake version 3.0 - 3 scoops of True Whey (natural vanilla whey protein), 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens, 4 oz of purified water, 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil 

6:00 pm

+ a large cup of organic coffee with a few ounces of organic heavy cream

10:00 pm

Wowee Zowee Protein Shake version 3.0 - 3 scoops of True Whey (natural vanilla whey protein), 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens, 4 oz of purified water, 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil 


More to come ... I hope!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

154 and Counting

10:30 am

+ a cup o' ChocoCoffee

+ a tbsp. of organic coconut oil

2:00 pm

+ leftover buffalo burgers and mashed cauliflower

6:00 pm (dinner out with the folks)

+ prime rib with a side of broccoli

New York, New York





It's "share day" on the Zowee. Here are a few choice pics from my baby's NYC trip. Miss you, Sweetheart!

And now for a little ditty by The Pixies - Wave of Mutilation (acoustic and live)

I hope you all have an eggsellent weekend.

Friday, April 24, 2009

153 è il Numero Magico



Note: I don't understand why but my "Followers" list isn't displaying properly.

Burgers. That's been my thing lately. Simple food. Comforting, filling and inexpensive.

Tonight I made rectangular buffalo burgers. I pan fried some onions and laid both on top of a beautiful mound of mashed cauliflower. Bam!

I managed to take a walk this afternoon. I opted for a real walk around neighborhood. Said hello to the boats, aquatic birds, sea lions and yachts I encountered along the way. All the while listening to a Jimmy Moore podcast with Ann Louise Gittleman.

I've been Skyping with my wife whenever possible. It's so much cooler than a regular phone connection or e-mail. Technology can be a beautiful thing - when it's not maddening!

On the work front, I just completed an article documenting the newest findings about green and white tea. There's something in there about H. pylori, LowCarber. Check it out! :-)

And now, it's menu time ...

10:30 am

+ a mug o' ChocoCoffee

+ a tbsp. of organic coconut oil

2:00 pm

+ sliced pork roast and homemade, organic guacamole

4:45 pm

+ a mug o' ChocoCoffee

+ a tbsp. of organic coconut oil

7:30 pm

+ 2 rectangular buffalo burgers on a bed of mashed cauliflower and pan fried organic onions


More to come ... I hope!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Durch Meinen Zählimpuls 152 Tage.



Well folks I have two items to confess:

1) My wife just left on 3 day trip to New York with our nieces. First off, this means that I may appear to be a bit more lost than usual. This may appear to be the case because it will likely be the case. Secondly, I will not be posting my traditional meal photographs for a few days. But I will happily post some of my wife's photos from NYC when she returns home (with the camera). I hope that's a fair deal. :-)

2) I didn't work out today. My legs are still quite sore from Monday's elipitical + treadmill workout. I'm beginning to wonder if elipitcal trainers are leftover remnants from the Spanish Inquisition. Hmm. Maybe time travel is possible.

I'm tentatively planning on working out tomorrow. If I do so, it'll be a mellower sort of routine.

7:45 am

+ a large mug o' ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

12:45 pm

+ one organic, rectangular burger on a bed of homemade mashed cauliflower

6:30 pm

+ a large mug o' ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

8:30 pm

+ 3 slices of turkey (thin deli style) and 3 slices of prosciutto all wrapped around a homemade Italian creamed spinach filling


More to come ... I hope!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

150 + 1 = 151

Italian Ground Beef Rectangles

I didn't work out today. My plan is to exercise tomorrow and again on Saturday. Then I'll likely resume my Monday, Wednesday, Friday routine next week. This was a planned change - I'm not slacking off! :-)

9:45 pm

+ a large cup o' ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

2:00 pm

+ pan fried, sea salt cured pork

+ an organic tomato, sliced

+ a few ounces of raw goat's milk cheese

5:15 pm

+ a large cup o' ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

7:45 pm (pictured above)

+ organic Italian rectangular burgers (topped with Italian creamed spinach)


More to come ... I hope!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

150 Nights and Days


Dinner - Salmon and Avocado Slices

I'd like to put out a special request for anyone who reads my menu blog. If you pray or believe in the power of positive thought ... please keep October's father and family in your prayers/thoughts today and in the coming days.

October's father is currently in the hospital and is going through a very difficult time. Our prayers and good will can only help, I believe. That is my sincere hope, at least.


9:45 pm

+ a large cup o' ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

3:30 pm

+ 2 small organic tomatoes, sliced and topped with organic sour cream and raw goat's milk cheese

+ 2 organic Italian sausage

6:45 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso

7:45 pm (pictured above)

+ leftover salmon and a sliced organic avocado


More to come ... I hope!

Monday, April 20, 2009

149日および夜


Salmon w/Crispy Skin and Mashed Cauliflower

I'll try to make this short and sweet: My weight didn't budge much. But my body fat did drop however. I don't know if this shift has to do with the change in my exercise routine or perhaps the coconut oil is making an impact.

In any event, I think I have around 10-15 pounds left to lose and I need to figure out how to do that. I'm going to give my body one more week to start losing again. If it doesn't then I'll make some kind of change in my diet/menus. Patience: Is it a virtue or a stalling technique?
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Exercise Stats:

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Treadmill Time: 65 minutes. Distance: 3.80 miles. Incline: 3.5 - 6.5. Speed: 3.5 - 4.0. Warm up and Cool Down: Walking to and from the gym.

Exercise #2: 15 minutes on an eliptical machine
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Weigh In Stats:

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This Weeks Body Weight: 195.2 lbs.

This Weeks Body Fat %: 24.1 %

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Last Weeks Body Weight: 195.4 lbs.

Last Weeks Body Fat %: 26.2 %

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2 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 195.8 lbs.

2 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 26.2 %

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3 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 198.8 lbs.

3 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 26.2 %

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4 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 199 lbs.

4 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 27.4 %

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5 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 201.8 lbs.

5 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 28.3 %

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6 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 203.4 lbs.

6 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 26.4 %

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7 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 205.6 lbs.

7 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 28.8 %
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8 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 209 lbs.

8 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 28.5 %
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9 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 209.2 lbs.

9 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 29.2 %

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10 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 211.8 lbs.

10 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 31.7 %

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11 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 214.4 lbs.

11 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 33.1 %

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12 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 216 lbs.

12 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 32.7 %

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13 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 217.6 lbs.

13 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 33.8 %

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14 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 220.6 lbs.

14 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 34.1 %
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15 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 224.4 lbs.

15 Weeks Body Ago Fat %: 36 %
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16 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 227.4 lbs.

16 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 35.7%
_____________________________

17 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 228.2 lbs

17 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 38.2%
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18 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 230.6 lbs

18 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 36.9%
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19 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 231.8 lbs.

19 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 37%
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20 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 235.6 lbs.

20 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 38.9%
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10:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 4 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)

2:45 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 4 oz of organic heavy cream, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Orac Energy Greens, 1/4 tsp of organic cinnamon, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

5:30 pm

+ a large mug o' ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

7:00 pm (pictured above)

+ homemade salmon fillets with crispy skin on a bed of mashed cauliflower with a lemon butter and white wine sauce

Note: This turned out really well. The salmon was flavorful and moist.


More to come ... I hope!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

148 ημέρες και νύχτες στο βαγόνι εμπορευμάτων


10:45 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 4 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)

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

2:30 pm

+ 2 Italian Spinach Hamburgers - "Italian Creamed Spinach" piled onto two hefty beef burgers

4:30 pm

+ a large cup o' ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

8:30 pm

+ Jalapeno Poppers!


More to come ... I hope!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

¿Cuántos Días y Noches? 147.


Ladies and gents, I'm going to post the exact details on my Low Carber (our fellow menu blogging amigo) inspired "luo han guo vs. stevia challenge" later today.

I'll post the info. here and in the comment section of my original post (Luo Han Guo- Another Sugar Alternative).

I hope some of you will join me in this little experiment. No pressure though. Just mentioning it in case it might be of interest.

I'll put up my own results (and the results of anyone who participates *) in the common weeks. More details on that to come.

* I can certainly post your results anonymously, if any of you would prefer that.


Here are the Official Healthy Fellow Luo Han Guo Experiment Guidelines:

1. Conduct a "blind" taste test on at least 3 people.

Example: Make two identical drinks (like coffee, lemonade or tea). One should be sweetened with a serving of stevia. The other drink needs to be sweetened with luo han guo.

Give each drink to a family member or friend to try. Get their impressions. Which do they like better? Ask them to rank their satisfaction for each drink/sweetener, on a scale of 1-10 (1 being complete dissatisfaction and 10 being complete satisfaction).

2. *If* you have a blood glucose monitor: Collect blood sugar readings prior to drinking and 30 minutes after drinking a stevia sweetened drink for 3 days (they need not be consecutive days). Then repeat this exact procedure using luo han guo as a sweetener for another 3 days.

Try to collect your blood sugar readings under similar circumstances. For instance, if the afternoon is a good time for you ... collect all your readings in the afternoon. Try to keep your eating schedule the same too. As an example, don't eat a snack prior to having a sweetened drink on one day and then have no snack with your drink the next day.

3. *If* you have any other medical devices at home, such as a blood pressure or pulse monitor ... please use them in a similar manner.

Personally, I will use my blood pressure and pulse monitor in addition to the blood glucose monitor.

Any questions? Please feel free to ask them.

I hope to collect all the results within the next 2-3 weeks. But I will of course accept any and all late entries. The more information we collect, the better.


10:45 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 4 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)

Note: Doh! I forgot to take my coconut oil again - will do so later (again). I've been aiming for 2 tablespoons, split up twice daily.

1:45 pm

+ an organic tomato, sliced and topped with organic sour cream, raw sheep's milk cheese and natural prosciutto

+ a tbsp. of organic coconut oil

5:15 pm

+ a large mug of ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

8:45 pm (pictured above)

+ 2 Italian Spinach Hamburgers - "Italian Creamed Spinach" piled onto two hefty beef burgers


More to come ... I hope!

Friday, April 17, 2009

146 Notti e Giorni

Holy Guacamole! Octopus!

I need to start making "to do" lists for myself. Trying to remember everything that needs to get done just isn't possible without them. My mind naturally gravitates to a more "free spirit" approach to living but that just doesn't work with the realities of my life. Actually, not planning enough ends up being more of a burden because then I'm always in a position where I have to try and remember things on the spot. < -- not my strong suit I hope this will make some sense to somebody out there. Otherwise I'll have to add "make more sense" to my daily schedule. A tall order indeed.
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Exercise Stats
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Exercise #1 (treadmill) - Time: 65 minutes Distance: 3.89 miles Speed: 3.5 - 4.0 Incline: 3.5 - 6.0 Warm Up & Cool Down: Walking to and from the gym.

Exercise #2: 3 sets of 25 jumping jacks

Exercise #3: 3 sets of 5 "slow burn" push ups


10:30 am


+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 4 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)

Note: I forgot to take my coconut oil - will do so later. I've been aiming for 2 tablespoons, split up twice daily.

3:00 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 2 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Orac Energy Greens, 1/4 tsp of organic cinnamon, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

5:30 pm

+ a large mug of ChocoCoffee (hot water, 3 heaping tablespoons of organic cocoa powder, a teaspoon of organic instant coffee and 2 instant tabs of stevia)

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

7:15 pm (picture above)

+ Whole Foods Market octopus "salad"

+ homemade, organic guacamole (spicy)


More to come ... I hope!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

145 Nights and Days

Seared Sea Salt Pork and Mash

I tried something different for dinner tonight. A very simple dish. Pan seared sea salt cured pork on top of some freshly made mashed cauliflower. I found it to be quite comforting.

7:45 am

+ a shot of organic espresso

9:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 3 oz of organic heavy cream, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Orac Energy Greens, 1/4 tsp of organic cinnamon, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

2:30 pm

+ leftover pork al pastor

+ 2 organic tomatoes, sliced and topped with organic sour cream and raw sheep's milk cheese

4:30 pm

+ a large mug of ChocoCoffee (hot water, 3 heaping tablespoons of organic cocoa powder, a teaspoon of organic instant coffee and 2 instant tabs of stevia)

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

7:30 pm (pictured above)

+ pan seared sea salt pork and homemade mashed cauliflower


More to come ... I hope!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Day and Night Called "144"


Bacon Cheddar & Grilled Shallot Burger w/Sliced Tomato


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Exercise Stats:
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Time: 65 minutes on treadmill. Distance: 3.74 miles. Speed: 3.5 - 4.0. Incline: 3.5 - 6.0. Warm up and cool down: Walking to and from the gym.

Exercise #2: 3 sets of 25 jumping jacks

Exercise #3: 3 sets of 5 "slow burn" push ups

10:00 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 3 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)

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

2:30 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 3 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)

7:00 pm

+ a large mug of ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

8:30 pm (pictured above)

+ a leftover bacon cheddar burger with grilled shallots

+ an organic tomato, sliced

+ several slices of natural bacon


More to come ... I hope!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

143夜和天


Lunch - Tomato, Sour Cream, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Islands


Dinner - Bacon, Cheddar & Grilled Shallot Burgers w/ Avocado Slices

I'm working on an mini-experiment inspired by our fellow LC menu blogging buddy Low Carber. I hope that one or more of you might join me in this simple, at-home LC test.

The details can be found in the column I just wrote about Luo Han Guo on HealthyFellow.com. Please check it out, if you're interested. Thanks!

9:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 3 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)

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

1:30 pm (pictured above)

+ 2 organic tomatoes, sliced and topped with organic sour cream, soft goat cheese (chevre) and natural prosciutto

4:00 pm

+ a large mug of ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

7:00 pm (pictured above)

+ 2 bacon cheddar burgers with grilled shallots

+ 3/4 of a large, organic avocado

9:15 pm

+ a shot of organic espresso


More to come ... I hope!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Dag 142

Pork al Pastor with Homemade Spicy Guacamole

I have (at least) two items that I want to address in today's WZ blog.

#1: I'm going to be adding to my work out routine. In addition to treadmill exercise, I'll also be including 3 sets of "jumping jacks" and 3 sets of "push ups". Nothing too intense though.

My body fat percentage isn't moving along very quickly. I'm hoping that a combination of more/different exercises and regular coconut oil consumption may help to change that.

#2: Today is my "weigh in" day. A pattern appears to be emerging in my recent weight loss history. During one week I will hardly lose anything at all (less than 1/2 a lb.). The following week I often lose a considerable amount of weight (2 to 3 lbs.). This weeks loss is consistent with that. I'll post the figures shortly.

Maybe the changes that I mentioned in point #1 will help alter point #2? We shall see. Wish me luck! :-)

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Exercise Stats:

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Treadmill Time: 65 minutes. Distance: 3.89 miles. Incline: 3.5 - 5.5. Speed: 3.5 - 4.0. Warm up and Cool Down: Walking to and from the gym.

Exercise #2: 3 sets of 25 jumping jacks

Exercise #3: 3 sets of 5 "slow burn" push ups
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Weigh In Stats:

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This Weeks Body Weight: 195.4 lbs.

This Weeks Body Fat %: 26.2 %

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Last Weeks Body Weight: 195.8 lbs.

Last Weeks Body Fat %: 26.2 %

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2 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 198.8 lbs.

2 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 26.2 %

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3 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 199 lbs.

3 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 27.4 %

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4 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 201.8 lbs.

4 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 28.3 %

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5 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 203.4 lbs.

5 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 26.4 %

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6 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 205.6 lbs.

6 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 28.8 %
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7 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 209 lbs.

7 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 28.5 %
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8 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 209.2 lbs.

8 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 29.2 %

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9 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 211.8 lbs.

9 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 31.7 %

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10 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 214.4 lbs.

10 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 33.1 %

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11 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 216 lbs.

11 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 32.7 %

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12 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 217.6 lbs.

12 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 33.8 %

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13 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 220.6 lbs.

13 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 34.1 %
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14 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 224.4 lbs.

14 Weeks Body Ago Fat %: 36 %
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15 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 227.4 lbs.

15 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 35.7%
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16 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 228.2 lbs

16 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 38.2%
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17 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 230.6 lbs

17 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 36.9%
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18 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 231.8 lbs.

18 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 37%
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19 Weeks Ago Body Weight: 235.6 lbs.

19 Weeks Ago Body Fat %: 38.9%
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10:15 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 3 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)

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

3:15 pm

+ Southwestern Style Scrambled Eggs - 5 organic, omega-3 eggs, organic sour cream, organic spicy chipotle salsa

+ several slices of pan seared sea salt cured pork

5:45 pm

+ a large cup of ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

8:45 pm (pictured above)

+ Whole Foods Market pork al pastor

+ homemade spicy, organic guacamole


More to come ... I hope!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

141 Tage Hier

Jalapeno Poppers with Spicy Chipotle Sauce


Pork al Pastor with Spicy Guacamole

We're going to a friend's house to celebrate Easter. The meet time is around 10:00 am.

I'm having something to eat/drink prior to going because I think it may be a "bagel and cream cheese" kind of get together. It's possible that there will be some smoked salmon hanging around but I can't/shouldn't count on it. Better to plan ahead and be well fed than sorry.

I hope you all have a blessed Easter and Passover. :-)

Update: There wasn't any smoked salmon but there was some roasted turkey. That worked out just fine. It was juicy and delicious. Yay!

7:45 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 3 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)

10:45 am

+ dark meat turkey with skin

+ 1 tbsp. of spicy mustard

2:00 pm (pictured above)

+ Whole Foods Market pork al pastor

+ homemade organic, spicy guacamole

5:30 pm

+ a large mug of ChocoCoffee

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

8:15 pm (pictured above)

+ homemade Jalapeno Poppers


More to come ... I hope!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

140 Vύχτες Kαι Nμέρες

Poached Salmon Fillet and Homemade Guacamole

The Current ChocoCoffee Line Up

I had a late start to my day. My body and mind were tired. Getting out of bed felt like getting out of a quicksand pit.

I bounced back somewhat as the day progressed. My menu was quite good. That's got to count for something. :-)

11:00 pm

+ 2 organic tomatoes, sliced and topped with organic sour cream and raw sheep's milk cheese (Mitica Zamorrano)

+ thick sliced natural salami

1:15 pm (ingredients posted above)

+ a large mug of ChocoCoffee

+ a tbsp of organic coconut oil

4:30 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 3 oz of organic heavy cream, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Orac Energy Greens, 1/4 tsp of organic cinnamon, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

Note: The cinnamon version of this shake tastes better than the coffee version.

7:15 pm (pictured above)

+ a large Whole Foods Market poached salmon fillet

+ homemade spicy guacamole

+ a tbsp. of organic coconut oil


More to come ... I hope!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Birthday Dinner - Part Deux

Wild John Dory w/Morrel Mushrooms & Asparagus

Prime New York Steak w/Baby Broccoli & Bone Marrow

Milk Chocolate Lollipops with Liquid Passionfruit Centers

Salt Caramels, Black Currant Jellies & Chocolate Oatmeal Truffles

I tried some of my wife's delicious John Dory and asparagus but kept the sweets at a safe distance! Treacherous territory indeed!

139 Jours et Nuits

Preparing the Fresh Giant Prawns

Close Up of the Prawns Baked in the Sea Salt and Rosemary

The Prawns Plated

It's going to be a whirlwind of a day. I may have to employ the use of two meal-replacements to fit everything in. We shall see.

In the meantime, shortly I'll be off to the gym. I refuse to skip a work out! I think it's too important at this stage of the game! Exercise stats will be arriving shortly.

The big news of the day is that tonight I'll have the great pleasure of celebrating my wife's birthday at one of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles (received 2 Michilin stars). A romantic dinner for two. I think I should be able to post a photographic account of that meal. It promises to be unbelievably delicious. :-)

I hope y'all have a smashing Friday. The weekend is almost here!

Update: Exercise Stats

Time: 65 minutes. Distance: 2.76 miles. Speed: 3.5 - 4.0. Incline: 3.5 - 5.0. Warm Up and Cool Down: Walking to and from the gym.

I decreased my speed somewhat today but increased the amount of time I spent at the 5.0 incline. I find that mixing it up may be a good strategy for me. I hope I'm right about that.

Update #2: Our romantic birthday dinner was extraordinary. This year, we both decided that we'd prefer going out to an elegant restaurant rather than receiving some other kind of birthday gift.

My wife's choice for a restaurant was Providence. She chose very well. :-)

10:15 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 3 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)

2:30 pm

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 3 oz of organic heavy cream, 3 oz of purified water, 2 scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 1 scoop of Orac Energy Greens, 1/4 tsp of organic cinnamon, a pinch of pure stevia, and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt)

4:30 pm

+ a large mug of ChocoCoffee

+ a tbsp of organic coconut oil

7:00 pm (pictured above)

+ Alaskan King Crab appetizer

+ Fresh Prawns cooked in a bed of sea salt and rosemary and topped with the most delicious olive oil and lime

+ Prime New York Steak with Baby Broccoli, Bone Marrow and Bordelaise sauce


More to come ... I hope!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

138夜和天



Today is my wife's b-day!

Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy birthday sweetheart! :-)


9:30 am

+ The Wowee Zowee Meal Replacement Shake (Version 2.0) - 3 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)

1:30 pm

+ scrambled Southwestern style eggs - 5 organic, omega-3 eggs, a dash of organic cream, a few tablespoons of organic sour cream and a few tablespoons of organic chipotle salsa

+ several slices of natural salami

4:30 pm

+ a large mug of "ChocoCoffee"

+ a tbsp of organic coconut oil

7:30 pm

+ 3 oven baked chicken thighs

+ 3/4 cup of mashed cauliflower


More to come ... I hope!