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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Ok, so I'm not too worried (minimally worried?) about counting calories and all that, but I do worry about the quality of food I eat. This is what I preach:

Eat meats, eggs, fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds, some dairy
Protein shakes (to help with lifting)
No grains
No processed food
No deep fried crappy food/fast food
No sugary food (some honey is ok here and there)

This past week, this is what I've been practicing:
Easter candy (whoppers, jelly beans, chocolate bunny)
Pizza and beer
Carrot cake
A biscuit (with butter - yum)
Cinnamon bread, pumpernickel bread, banana bread
Sushi (I make exceptions for sushi - it's a rarity and it's the food of the gods)

I need to practice what I preach. Luckily, I'm still getting plenty of exercise and energy from the crap I've been eating, and it is helping me. I still made strength gains at the gym. I'm not feeling sick or anything like that. But I need to stay focused on eating well so I can build myself well.

Today we're going to a Hibachi restaurant for lunch to meet my in-laws. They have sushi... oh man! Sushi!!! But I think instead of sushi, I will stick with the Hibachi instead. I don't know how I'll turn down the fried-right-in-front-of-me-ric
e though. Maybe I'll give it to Avery. He loves rice.

I want these next three weeks that I'm finishing up Stage 1 to count. I want to take my after pictures - the result of six weeks of Stage 1 workouts - and see a big difference. I want to see a difference from the pictures I took earlier this week and the pictures at the end of April. That's what I'm talking about!

So - time to rededicate myself. I'm going to make the grocery list today (to go shopping tomorrow probably) and plan my recipes for the week. I'm going to get the junk food out of the house (or at least put it up really high so I can't reach it without climbing on a chair). I'm going to get my veggies ready to eat, make more high protein lunches, hard boil some eggs, etc...

I also want to start my journey of walking/running/biking to Rivendell:

Speaking of bikes - I don't ride mine very much because it's a cruiser and I can't shift gears, and we have a lot of hills, and my bike his heavy. It is a lot of work riding anywhere around here. If I want to ride on the trail, I end up riding the last mile home uphill. And it's exhausting. So I'm looking into getting a new bike this year. The last time I got a bike was 2005.

This is a bike I found yesterday that I like - it's about 35 lbs, and it's a hybrid with seven gears:

It has a thinner tire, which I like. I don't really ride on the grass or dirt much - I prefer riding on pavement (running too). It has a more open feel than a typical cruiser. The handles are weird - they don't go back on an angle - they point forward. But it sits nice, and is pretty comfortable. I want to look around at other stores for now (I found it at Meijer) to see what else is available, and wait for a sale. It's not like I NEED a bike RIGHT NOW.

In any case, it will be nice to spend some of my money that I saved from Christmas on ME instead of sh*t for the TV that Airin keeps buying.


I must rededicate to the Rebellion. I must be strong before I can ever hope of attacking the Empire.

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    Great blog. If you practice what you preach, you'll be in good shape (literally and figuratively!). Sounds like you have plans for how to align your actions with your desired outcomes. What program are you doing ("stage 1") ?
    1715 days ago
    I really LOL'd guys.

    I got some barefoot shoes today - only $20 for Merrell's (sp?), so now it's time to charge up my Garmin GPS and track some mileage. I'm getting antsy now that it's warming up.
    1715 days ago
    Jesus Christ- wtf???
    1715 days ago
    I'd love to bring my bike out there and ride around with you. That would be sweeeeet!
    1715 days ago
    Had to laugh at the 'sin' comment. Both the comment and your response. The audacity of some people. (rolls eyes)
    I have such a hard time resisting sushi and hibachi. Good luck!
    1715 days ago
  • CAALAN23
    I am so going to walk/run/bike to Rivendell! Had no idea it was out there. Currently running from zombies in my Zombie!Run app and love it. Looking for more things like that to spur me on.

    I am not thrilled with my bike either. It's one of those hybrids but I grew up on a true road bike and that is what I want. But that will have to wait and the hybrid is passing functional.

    Sounds like you've got a good plan. It's the stick to it part that's hard. Time to get tacky, girl!

    1715 days ago
    Love the walk to Rivendell!! And Hobbits are small...they take twice as many steps as humans! They really NEEDED that second breakfast for energy!


    I go for the 80/20 rule with eating, and it works ok for me. I can read the enthusiasm in your rededication! The rebellion is alive!!


    "This task was appointed to you, and if you do not find a way, no one will."

    Finish strong!

    1715 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/6/2013 12:56:39 PM
    Rebellion . . . kicked into high gear! Speaking of gears, looks like an awesome bike!

    Good luck with this week's journey.

    1715 days ago
    WTF - Sin comment below!?!?!? This is a religion-free blog except for the occasional 'goddammit'!
    1715 days ago
  • A*L*P*
    I have had a week pretty much like yours not at all what i preach or even like to eat. The time has come to destroy the empire. Rebels unite!
    1715 days ago
    You are hereby RE-dedicated to the proposition that not all calories are created equal!

    Power through the Hibachi grill....don't feel compelled to eat it all...take some home in a tin foil swan.

    SWMBO and I grill up a bunch of protein on the weekends....shrimp, salmon, chicken breasts, etc. I grab 6-10 oz of whatever we have and nosh on that throughout the day at work along with some salad & veggies. It's turned into a good routine.

    Here's to restoring freedom to the galaxy!
    1715 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Worrying, of any kind or degree, is a sin because we ought to be living, walking and working by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1715 days ago
    Sushi should be ok, it's largely protein, and of course raw. Fish should be ok anyway shouldn't it? As long as its not fried of course.
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