Thursday, August 18, 2011

9/1/11 - The Journey will begin again.

July 2011
So I am back on an eating plan that works, after starting quite a few new eating plans over the past few months, and still failing, Its time for me to go back to something I know works and I have seen a lot of success on. As much as I hate this eating plan the first time, I am now ready to try it again. and I really think that this time around I can stay on it for more then just 5 months. I am shooting for a goal of 1 year to stay true to the list as possible. I realize that I can not control everything, but I can and will try my best to control the choices I make.

Starting Sept 1st, 2011 (2 years to the day of trying this plan last time). I am going back to the cave man diet. I am going to try and blog more too of this journey the second time around. I am hoping with my much more knowledgeable self about food in general, I should be able to stay on track better. Make wiser choices and make more of my meals with different kinds of food, instead of the same choices every day, it got boring quickly.

May 2011
My goals for the month of September are to make 60 meals (30 Lunch / 30 Dinner) All will be pre-packaged before the Month or as close to the beginning of the month as possible. I am trying/borrowing out a food saver to help me prepackage all my meals. I am going to make sure I label and date everything. and I am also going to pre-package 30 breakfast choices as well. As much as I hate cooking, I think this will be the easiest way for my to succeed. Plus I will/should have a smaller Food bill as I will be able to purchase all my food in bulk and from the local farmers markets at a cheaper/fresher cost. I am going to attempt 10 different meal recipe is with making at least a qty of 6 servings per recipes. I will be individually freezing these meals, so they will be available for a quick pull out and reheat options. This should help save me valuable time cooking my meals daily and allow me to spend time work out in the gym, something I have been lacking as my time after my day of work is very limited, before I have to retire for bed.

Some of the goals I am going to try and do daily, is have at least 150 grams of protein, and limit myself to 40-60 carbs a day. In the past I have seen the most results with this setup.

When I first started this journey 2 years ago. I never thought I would have gained a lot of the weight back, that I was losing. But a lot has happened since then. I did do a lot of growing up since then, and I have surprisingly been able to stay off my soda / caffeine, I was really good up until June this year (2011) as I attended dday (big paintball game, down in hot/humid Oklahoma) I had Gatorade, for the first time since I first started my journey. I have since learned of a better alternative and I am now better equipped for the return in 2012.

So on to the Goals:
Stay on track for 1 year. (I am hoping that after a year I will not want to go back)
Lose 100 #
Play with the Canscots (CEF division for dday 2012)
Continue with Project Change.
1 day a week with trainer.

Simple goals, but oh so going to be challenging.


Beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, fish, and shellfish are all acceptable in all their forms.
Eggs, cream, butter, lard, olive oil (unheated, like in salad dressing), and coconut oil are all great.
Vegetables in almost all forms are great. Starchier veggies, like yams, sweet potatoes, and squash should be avoided if your goal is weight loss, but this is the only exception.
Fruits are good in moderation for most people, but avoidingthem entirely can certainly speed weight loss.
Nuts and seeds are also okay in moderation. If you have been given a protein requirement, nuts and seeds cannot be counted as protein. Nuts and seeds might be the cause of sticking points for some people, but don’t worry too much about them in the beginning.
Dairy, in its whole fat forms, is OK for most people at most stages of their diets. Low fat, reduced fat, fat free, or any other fat altered form of dairy is NOT acceptable since fat is the reason for sonsuming dairy in the first place. Like nuts and seeds, dairy is a food category that may need to be removed for some people to make decent gains. Drinking milk is about the worst way to consume dairy and should be avoided.


Any grains. This includes breads, pastas, rice, corn, cereals, chips, crackers, etc. This is difficult but extremely important!
Vegetable oils. Especially corn oil and soy bean oil. If an oil is not listed as a “DO EAT” food, it is not acceptable. This means margarine is out!
High Fructose Corn Syrup. You will need to check labels on any processed food. This stuff is in everything.
All things soy. You will have to check labels for this one. Like high fructose corn syrup, soy derivitives are in everything.
Legumes. The lectins in legumes cause problems just like the lectins in grains.
White potatoes. Too starchy.


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