Category: Food journal


Starting over

We pretty much have eggs and maybe some breakfast meats (sausages/ bacon – organic when possible) every morning for breakfast and leftovers for lunch, so I’m not planning to keep up the food journal this time round (unless we discover a need) but I will mention any good recipes we come across.

Today was a cooking day, so it was good fun! Both were “Everyday Paleo” recipes (from the book).

First, I made Egg Cupcakes with sausage (fully cooked gluten-free ones from Applegate- yum!!), fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, and spices. (I had some for lunch too- they were yummy!) The process was made sooooooo much easier since I now have Mom’s old vitamix! Thanks Mom!! 🙂

Then I made meatballs with ground beef, purĂ©ed yellow squash, zucchini (don’t tell D- he doesn’t like them! ;-)), and a TON of fresh parsley (to cover up the taste of the veggies), and some cumin/ black pepper. I baked them at 450 degrees for 20 minutes then put them into the Albondigas Soup (Everyday Paleo) recipe – chicken stock, water, salsa, cumin, oregano, diced tomatoes, shredded cabbage & shredded carrots. Yum! (**To clarify: Albondigas = meatballs, but the EP recipe has you cook them by boiling them in the soup. Since mine were a bit sloppy from the pureed veggies & I knew I had the time, I baked them before adding them to the soup.)

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Food journal- May 22

A-
11:00am: 1 egg cupcake
1230pm: 1 egg cupcake, 2 pieces sopressata, 1/2 cup chopped broccoli & cabbage salad
1:40pm: 2 slim jims (heading to baby shower… Trying to prevent hunger so I don’t eat too much of the anticipated sugar-laden bounty)

D-
11:00am: 1 egg cupcake, 5-6 pieces sopresata

Food journal- May 21

A’s Notes post-cheat night:
My hip was sore last night, so I massaged it a bit, but it woke me in the night hurting. It’s still sore this morning, and my head hurts as well (even after breakfast). I’m not sure if either of these are related to my ice cream cheat last night (though I think the headache is probably related- not sure if it’s the sugar or dairy or combo). I just want to keep track, so I can see what the pattern is.

A-
11:15am: 2 eggs over easy, 3 pieces bacon, coffee with coconut milk
2:30pm: sausage with tomato sauce, chopped broccoli/ cabbage salad (leftovers)
5:30pm: (anniversary night out) outback cheese fries, salad (we were full, so we left the restaurant and brought our entrees home)
8:00pm: 8 oz filet mignon, 1/2 large sweet potato with butter

D-
11:15am: 3 eggs over easy, 5 pieces bacon
2:30pm: Oscar Mayer turkey sausage with mustard/ ketchup
5:30pm: (anniversary night out) outback cheese fries, salad, 22 oz Newcastle brown ale (we were full, so we left the restaurant and brought our entrees home)
8:00pm: 2 bottles of budwiser

A-
10:30am: protein shake (due to last night’s illness) – Jay Robb protein powder (whey protein, stevia, etc.) with “so delicious” unsweetened coconut milk (5g fat, 1g carb, 1g protein). I want meat. Ha! Didn’t expect that, but I’ve been craving it since last night!! I guess that’s what happens when you can’t have something…lol
12:30pm: hamburger with ketchup, mustard, & mayo (I couldn’t stomach another shake, & I figured ground beef would go down easier than anything else solid…)
2:30pm: hamburger with ketchup, mustard, & mayo
6:30pm: hamburger with ketchup, mustard, & mayo, cauliflower “rice”
7:30pm: breyers mint choc chip ice cream (cheat night!)

D-
8:30am:
lunch: lettuce-wrapped lunch meat “sandwiches”
6:30pm: 2 jalepeno hamburgers with ketchup, mustard, & mayo, cauliflower “rice”
7:30pm: 1 bottle Newcastle brown ale (cheat night!)

Food journal- May 19

It’s our 2-month anniversary. Hooray!!

A-
10:30am: 2 mini egg cupcakes
11:30am: coffee with coconut milk
2:30pm: coffee with coconut milk
6:30pm: attempted to eat – had a little piece of filet mignon (about 2 oz) and some salad with boiled egg, but it didn’t stay down; because of my medical history, if i get sick, i have to stick with liquids for several hours to several days, so eventually:
9:30pm: so delicious brand coconut milk “ice cream” (non-dairy, non-gluten, sweetened with agave and stevia)

D-
8:30am: egg cupcakes
lunch: chopped broccoli and cabbage salad and salsa-pulled chicken salad
6:30pm: braised beef short ribs, 4 oz filet mignon, sauteed spinach

Food journal- May 17

D-
8:30am: 1 hard-boiled egg, 2 pieces ham
12:45pm: salsa-pulled chicken salad over salad greens
6:15pm: 2 pieces bison Salisbury steak (see today’s recipe post) with cauliflower “rice” and gravy

A-
8:30am: coffee with coconut milk creamer
11:30am: 8 mini egg cupcakes (egg, bacon, ham, onion, peppers, spinach- recipe from “Everyday Paleo” cookbook)
6:15pm: 1 bison Salisbury steak (see today’s recipe post) with cauliflower “rice” and gravy. YUM!!
7:45pm: decaf hazelnut coffee (flavoured beans) with coconut milk mixed with unsweetened cocoa powder

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D-
10.30- 1 boiled egg
11.00 – 12.00 Work out at Patriot Crossfit.
1.30 – 3 pieces of bacon, 2 chicken sausages and 2 fried eggs.
6.30 – chicken mixed with mayo over lettuce.

A-
10.30- 1 boiled egg
11.00 – 12.00 Work out at Patriot Crossfit.
1.30 – 2 pieces of bacon, 2 chicken sausages and 2 fried eggs.
6.30 – chicken mixed with mayo over lettuce.

Todays workout-

3 rounds of:
1 min – kettle bell swings
1 min – sit-ups
1 min – wall balls
1 min – box jumps

Food journal- May 14

A-
12:00pm: assorted Paleo tapas (friend’s BDay brunch), coffee with 1tbsp heavy cream
4:30pm: chicken shawarma with garlic sauce over salad greens
7:30pm: 5 meatballs with BBQ sauce, sliced turkey with mayo, green beans, raw broccoli, 1 raw cherry tomato (these were the most Paleo options at this event)

D-
12:00pm: assorted Paleo tapas (friend’s BDay brunch)
7:30pm: 10 meatballs with BBQ sauce and a little turkey. Also 2 coronas 🙂

Food journal- May 13

D-
8:40am: 1 fried egg
1:00pm: Salsa-pulled chicken, braised fennel salad
6:00pm: 3 oven-baked beef short ribs cooked (& eaten!) with bacon, celery, onions, & peppers

A-
9:15am: coffee with coconut milk
2:15pm: salsa-pulled chicken with guacamole
3:45pm: 3 pieces bacon
4:00pm: cucumber/ tomato salad with balsamic vinegar, avocado/lemon oil, bacon grease, salt, pepper, & basil
6:00pm: 2 oven-baked beef short ribs cooked (& eaten!) with bacon, celery, onions, & peppers
6:42pm: 1/3 of frozen coconut milk “popsicle” – it didn’t really do it for me.
9:15pm: after walking, drinking water with lemon juice etc., still craving sugar (& feeling like I had too much animal fat from the beef ribs), I had some “Almond PB&J” “glazed nuts” from Sahale Snacks. (1/2 cup = 14g carbs, 12g sugar). Craving calmed, and I feel okay knowing I didn’t have cookies or something more processed and with worse ingredients.

Food journal- May 12

Weight reduction from Sunday (4 days):
A- 3.2 lbs
D- 3.8 lbs

I know this should make me feel better, but I’d still like cream & sugar in my coffee.

A-
8:30am: 2 eggs over easy, coffee w/ coconut milk creamer
12:45pm: lettuce-wrapped pastrami “sandwich” with dijon mustard & mayo
5:15pm: 3 pieces natural bacon
6:00pm: Crossfit
7:00pm: steak, pepper, & onion fajitas with pico de gallo (all Paleo foods, no tortillas/rice/beans) from Baja Fresh, split with D – plus guacamole

D-
8:30am: 2 eggs over easy
12:45: 2 lettuce-wrapped pastrami “sandwiches” with spicy brown mustard & mayo
4.30pm: lettuce-wrapped salami “sandwich” with mustard, & 1 smoked turkey sausage with mustard and ketchup
7:00pm: steak, pepper, & onion fajitas with pico de gallo (all Paleo foods, no tortillas/rice/beans) from Baja Fresh, split with A
9:30pm: crockpot chicken breast with salsa/ bacon

A & D Exercise: Crossfit Arlington (0.7 mile walk from home, and yes, we walked there, & then further to get home b/c we went to get a Paleo cookbook & guacamole from the stores)

Warmup:
800m run
2x: windmills (8kg/12kg kettlebells)
Kettlebell swings (same weights)
Sumo dead lift high pulls (ditto kbs)
Clean & jerk push press (ditto kbs)

WOD:
For time:
100 jump rope singles
10 body blasters (A did plain burpees)
10 wood cutters
200 jump rope singles
20 body blasters (A did plain burpees)
20 wood cutters
300 jump rope singles
(It’s been a while, so A halved the WOD [50/5/5/100/10/10/150].)

D Time: 11min 28sec
A Time: 12 min 35 sec

Skillwork:
L-sit for 30 seconds total

Extra: D did 10 pull-ups, band assisted

P.s. I feel much better now after all the exhaustion. Brian from Potomac Crossfit told me to eat bacon when I get sugar cravings. It does make me feel a bit better about the sugar thing.