Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

So today is Halloween (yes i know i am posting @ 1:30am, but I am still up.) So yesterday (Friday, which for me its still Friday, as i haven't slept yet for it to be unofficially Halloween) I went to weigh-in, I wasn't expecting much as I have not been able to get to crossfit for almost 3 weeks (my back tweaked on me and I had to stop excercising for a few days, even had to go to the doctor to get some good drugs. Doctor told me I could still exercise but only in small amounts at first, so I took a few days off and didn't exercise (but still followed my food plan, no cheating here), I then slowly went back to the gym (not crossfit, I attend 2 different gyms, 1 being the standard gym, and the other being crossfit.) I have slowly upped my time on the machines to where if I continue at my current rate that I should be back in crossfit in a little under 2 weeks, with my back being back up to between 85-95% stenght back and it shouldnt tweak out when I stand for more then 10-15 minutes.

So other then exercising I have been following the food plan, and you would think that this time of year would be hard with all the candy and my favorite candy are those candy corn. (I could eat those things all day if I was given the chance.) Now that I have been on this new food plan, which honestly I love, who wouldn't love to eat steak and pork and chicken and bacon all the time, esp the steak & bacon part, my sister made me ribs the other day, I tried really hard not to eat them all in 1 sitting like the first time she made me ribs. I was able to save 2 ribs for the next day for snack. Another favorite is the steaks we use to buy at costco (they no longer sell them) they are steak flanks wraped in bacon stuffed with bacon chunks and mushrooms. So I found the receipe online and started making my own. the first time didnt turn out correctly, they tasted great, but the appreance wasnt correct. 2nd time my sister made them, they tasted great and looked great as well. Now for the 3rd time (which will be made in the next few days, will hopefully be made more like my sisters. )

So back to the halloween candy, I had to run to the store for some salsa to go on my salad (another side note: I can't have salad dressing at least the store bought ones as it contains alot of oils that I cant have, if anyone knows of a good salad dressing that just has stuff from the "can eat post" I would love to have the reciepe.) So I walked past the candy isle with all the halloween candy out, and yeah i could smell it, but it didnt even phase me that I could grab a bag and cheat. It was like it was any other item on the shelves, I didn't want it.

So back to Fridays weigh-in I lost 3 pounds this week. So now a total of 23.5 pounds down since I started. Its now the end of week 7. Not too bad. Here is an updated photo taken tonight at my sisters house.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

DO EAT: (small sample)

Do Eat:

  • Beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, fish, and shellfish are all acceptable in all their forms,
  • Eggs, cream, butter, lard, olive oil, and coconut oil, are all great.
  • Vegetables in almost all forms, are great, just be sure to count the carbs.
  • Fruits are good in moderation, the fructose in fruit can add up on you quickly so limit your fruits to 1 to 2 servings per day depending on your carb requirements.
  • Nuts and seeds (count the carbs!) if you have been given a protein requirement, nuts and seeds cannot be counted as protein.
  • Dairy, in its whole fat forms, is ok for most people at most states of their diets, but you will need to count all carbs, low fat, reduced fat, fat free or any other fat altered form of dairy is NOT acceptable.
Now on to a good thing, just want to say thanks to my sister for making me some amazing ribs again. They look great.

DO NOT EAT LIST (small sample)

Since some people have asked on what I can and can not eat, here is a little list of some of the stuff i can not eat.

Do Not Eat:
  • Any grains, this includes breads, pastas, rice, corn, cereals, chips, crackers, etc. this is difficult but extremely important.
  • Vegetable oils, especially corn oil, and soybean oil. If an oil is not listed as “ do eat” food, it is not acceptable.
  • Sugar
  • High fructose corn syrup. You will need to check labels on any processed food. This stuff is in everything.
  • Potatoes and carrots. Too starchy.
I will post more on what i can eat next week. With a few meal recipes that has worked great for me.

9.0718474 kilograms

So sorry about not posting for a long time, i keep forgetting and when i do remember I can never get logged in. So a little update. as the title states i have officially lost more then 9.0718474 Kilograms or other wise 20 pounds (for you ppl who dont want to do any math.) So for the first time in approx 2 years I am at the lowest I have been and I feel great. The past 1.5 weeks my back has been giving me issues, so I went to the doctors and got some "good" drugs, and now i feel great. So I havent been able to get to the gym all that much (just went to the gym 2x, and not at all to crossfit.) But hopefully tomorrow will be a good day for my back and i can get to crossfit, because i really do miss it.

Well i am off, i will try and remember to update later this week after weigh-in. One thing good is that I have not cheated, as long as i keep having my whip cream and berries.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I can not think of a good title, legs in too much pain.

I am completely sore, I can not sit in a comfortable position, without being in crazy pain. I have felt pain on this new adventure, but nothing to this extreme. I have experienced jello legs and rubber legs, but this is more of a sharp pain whenever i try to stand up straight, or try to sit down. I was lucky to get today off without having to do crossfit, but tomorrow morning I have workout, and I am dreading it.

In other news, more on the food I can eat. (or cant eat). One thing I have to stay away from is High Fructose Corn Syrup. (which is in just about everything).

Weigh-in update: from last Friday to yesterday (Tuesday) I lost 3 pounds. (unofficially) I am at my lowest weight in over a year. Which feels great, just need my legs to not feel painful.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

the sticky situation

So last week was not a good week for me, when I am stressed I chew gum, (really alot of gum), mostly I chew sugar free, but last week I purchased sugar gum, bad idea, at the time didn't realize it, but it cost me, I cheated. The sugar in the gum, caused my system to get out of ketoses. Which in turn caused my body to go back to storing fat cells. So last week I gained a pound. I have learned my lesson, doesnt matter how much stressed I get I can not chew gum (at least for now).

So on to this week, I am doing great, haven't cheated (no gum) and after yesterdays 150wall balls, I am very sore today. But I still got up and went for a 2mile walk this morning, then went for a 1 mile walk this early afternoon. Now I am really sore and stiff, but I can feel good about it. Tomorrow is another crossfit day, and I am moving that evening. So lots of workout time tomorrow. Lucky me.