A primal anniversary feast
Yesterday (Jan. 7) I had the privilege of celebrating my 24th wedding anniversary. Like 24 years ago it snowed heavily overnight, meaning I spent part of the celebration digging out our cars and clearing paths. For sure, if we'd been rational ... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 50: GF anniversary, New Year's Run, and final installment of series
2013 opened cold and grey in E. Washington. After staying up late last night to share the New Year's celebrations with 1 million of our closest friends in Times Square, a bacon & eggs & coffee breakfast worked wonders.
This was quite the d... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 49: Working out and a home-style New Year's Eve
Today I decided to end the old year with determination and perseverance, in order to set good patterns for the coming year. I moved ahead in my workout program with an hour-long strength training session. I really want to add some muscle mass ... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 48: Cleanin', runnin', A good eatin' day
Today I suppose I started to prepare for the New Year by cleaning up my study, dropping stuff off at the thrift store, recycling, returning library books and pre-positioning snacks at my office, much like Antarctic expeditions cached supplies fo... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 47: Holiday Party
Today was cold and covered with a biting fog for much of the time. Perfect conditions for a small get-together of friends/colleagues, eight of us. It was a warm and relaxing couple of hours. Our hosts were aware of the various different diets... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 46: More motivation to be strong
Today went by quickly. This being my break from school I had the luxury of spending more time in the gym so I could do a strength workout without rushing to get to work. My primary exercise is running but I'm conscious that many runners neglec... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 45: Unexpected trip to the dentist did not deter good meals
Today started with a bang, or rather, a break, as I felt something hard in my breakfast yoghurt and found half a tooth! Fortunately my dentist was going into the office on an errand. So I got the edges rounded off and the filling remnants sea... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 44: Christmas, Day 2: Hobbits, Dwarves, Rich Food
My wife is originally from Germany, and the Germans have the civilized custom of celebrating two days of Christmas. So today was "Day 2." Our celebration consisted of sleeping in a bit, having bacon & eggs for breakfast, my daughter using some ... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 43: Had Myself a Merry Little Christmas ...
This was one of the best Christmas celebrations I can remember in recent years.
We talked with both sets of relatives (Pennsylvania, Germany - from WA state) for about an hour each via Skype - what a blessing that invention is! So I felt n... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 42 (six weeks!): Christmas Eve!!!
We had a snowy and white (ish - turned mushy in the streets) Christmas Eve. Spent the day at home - shoveling (lots), walking dogs in the wheatfields (a family tradition), cleaning up, and cooking. For Xmas Eve dinner I made hamburgers (bunles... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 41: Running, shopping, football, good wishes to all
I'm finally taking time off from work - mentally as well as physically - and had a really good Sunday. Sunday is my day off in the family (Saturday is my daughter's, Mondays belong to my wife) so I felt a bit spoiled. Had breakfast cooked for ... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 40: Lots of eggs, some fun pictures
I've now gone the same number of days on this paleo journey as Jesus spent in the desert after his baptism, except I think I ate better than he did. ... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 39: I decided I'm worth a steak
Lots of dining out today: Took the office staff out to breakfast - some of the best money I've spent in a long time, to judge by the festive mood. One of the staffers, my "right hand man," got the news he was a grandpa for the second time just... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 38: Food to ward off the darkness!
As you all know, tomorrow (Dec 21) marks the shortest day of the year -- really short, if the Mayan prophecy turns out correct, but let's assume not for working purposes - and man, does it get dark early here (4:30! ... Read more
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Paleo Diet Day 37: Beyond sardines and carrots ... and chocolate?
As one of my regular blog readers pointed out, it doesn't look like I always eat enough. And in fact, during the day I often don't eat a lot, or enough, because ... because I don't want to eat too much before I work out in the morning. Because... Read more