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Guilt Trip

The unbearable guilt! The cumulative effects of a very non-Paleo month had left me feeling and looking a little flabby (186 lbs, 19% body fat), so a series of wildly drastic get-fit-quick plans rushed through my head. Work out three times a day! Sprints every morning! No carbs! No liquor! All easier said than done. … Continue reading

The Hurricane’s Revenge

My discovery over the weekend was this: not *only* can a bad diet cancel out a rigorous workout regimen, but if it’s bad enough, it can overshadow it. I’ve been pretty active these past 2-3 weeks. Working out just about everyday, whether it’s a weightlifting session or a brief metabolic-conditioning workout (50 burpees for time, … Continue reading

New Orleans: A Food Photo Journal

Last weekend was the gluttonous celebration of both my birthday and The Terrorist’s birthday, and a luxurious sweltering trip to New Orleans was just what we both needed. To down Hurricanes and Sazeracs and stumble down narrow decrepit streets in a fog, to avoid projectile beads being flung from Bourbon St balconies, and to fall … Continue reading

The Quest for Conditioning

It’s a new day, and with a new day comes a new experiment. Another 10-14 day cycle of doing something slightly drastic and silly, to see if it’s the magic bullet that accomplishes the right combination of my five major goals: better metabolic conditioning, increased strength, increased muscle mass, fat loss, asthma control. Coming back … Continue reading

Lessons From 10 Days of CBL

Well, it’s done. Ten days of “earning” my carbohydrates through hard work and heavy lifting. Has it made a difference? I can’t tell based on strength or conditioning, since I’ve only gone through one cycle of lifting, but I feel like my jeans are a little looser in the hips, and I can see my … Continue reading

CBL Day 8: Gym Drama

May 15 – Lifting Day Butter and nori 60g fat, 0g carb, 0g protein Coconut-creamed spinach 28g fat, 8g carb, 4g protein LIFT – weighted pullups 25×5, 5×6 / shoulder press 105×8, 95×10 Sweet potatoes 1lb 0g fat, 90g carbs, 5g protein Whey protein (2 servings) 0g fat, 0g carbs, 100g protein Chicken and rice … Continue reading

Burger of the Day

My “old man” dinner last night was a rabid clustering of every low-carb high-fat ingredient in my fridge, throwing them together in a pan to break an unexpected fast of sorts. A long lunch meeting at work turned out *not* to have any lunch at all. Just coffee and fruit. Blerg. So aside from my … Continue reading

Carb Backloading Experiment Day 5 & 6

A quick update while I slog through my 14th consecutive day of work before a much-needed break: My ground buffalo arrived from Tropical Traditions! Soon (very soon), I’m going to experiment with giant 1-lb burgers with various flavors and seasonings. #1: a Thai red curry burger, just because I need to finish off the big … Continue reading

Carb Backloading Experiment – Day 4

In which I learn that you can’t have it all. 6:30am –┬áBreakfast as usual (nori, butter, olive oil) – 52g fat, 0 carb, 0 protein. 9am, 10am, 11am – Coffee explosion, a nod to the 6 hours of sleep I got last night. 1:30pm – Lunch, which I was once again prepared for – 4 … Continue reading

Carb Backloading Experiment – Day 3

This post is brought to you by the good people at Jimmy John’s subs, who find giant lettuce leaves to use as wraps for their ‘unwich’ subs! I got a turkey club with extra cheese for lunch (39g fat, 8g carb, 28g protein), which I highly recommend for any low-carb pursuers, even in the short … Continue reading