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The Lure of Perfectionism

What can I, or anyone, *expect* from the Paleo Diet, in my case a simple 3 or 4 weeks of it? You avoid the sugars and the grains, you eat under 100g carbs per day, you stay active, you eat grass-fed ruminants and wild-caught fish… and then what? What’s the end point? At what point … Continue reading

Paleo Challenge Day 3: Ode to Chorizo

Jan 3, 2012 – Day 3 Breakfast: mixed greens, omelet with avocado and salsa Lunch: Thai red curry chicken with broccoli/cauliflower Dinner: Thai red curry chicken with broccoli/cauliflower Future baby chickens consumed: 5 (19 total) Sweet potato body count: 0. Inhaler puffs: 0!!! (3 so far this week) Hail to you, chorizo. You are my new … Continue reading

L Words

L is for luck. October has been a month of experimentation, soul-searching, and forcing myself out of my comfort zone in any way possible. Starting, foremost, with being genuine, honest, and upfront with The Terrorist. I’m a quiet person. I’m independent, reserved, defensive, and not quick to trust anyone, especially myself. I censor every thought … Continue reading

Return on Investment

Return on Investment I won’t lie. The Dave Palumbo “lose those last 10 pounds of fat” diet (eating every three hours, keeping your carb intake under about 25 grams a day, and doing just a tiny bit of exercise) lasted a solid ten days. I have better will power than most people, but it was … Continue reading

Cat and Mouse and Grasshopper

I’d like to say everything was OK until the grasshopper showed up. But it wasn’t. (Yes, I’m still thinking about it.) Saturday August 13 2011 – Cheat Day Breakfast: baked lemon-garlic chicken breast, sautéed spinach Workout: Incline Bench 165lb 3 sets of 5, Weighted Pull-up 65lb 3 sets of 4 Post-Workout Recovery: 2 small sweet … Continue reading

The Natural Order Of Things

Thursday August 11 2011 Breakfast: 6-egg omelet, salsa, spinach Lunch: Cobb salad Dinner: chicken wings, celery, carrots, blue cheese, 3-4 glasses wine Friday August 12 2011 Breakfast: chicken breast smothered in green curry coconut gravy Lunch: Moe’s chicken fajita Dinner: salmon filet, sautéed spinach A whole week without exercise, and I haven’t turned into a … Continue reading

The Floodgates Open

Sunday August 7 2011 Breakfast – salmon filet, turnip greens Lunch – two rotisserie chicken legs, turnip greens Dinner – Jimmy John’s Turkey Guacamole Un-wich (lettuce wrap) Monday August 8 2011 Breakfast – 6 egg omelet, salsa, turnip greens Lunch – Moe’s chicken fajita with guacamole Dinner – rotisserie chicken wings in green curry dipping … Continue reading