Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
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Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More

There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More

There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More

There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More

There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
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Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
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There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
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Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More

There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More

There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
Read More

There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
Read More

Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
Read More

Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
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There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
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Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
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Today I didn’t do “Murph”

While the rest of the CrossFit world did "Murph", I spent the day not doing it. I really would have liked to do the WOD. I didn't do it last year, mainly because I was no where near prepared and I was rather 'green' at the gym. This year I feel like I am at least prepared enough to make it through without dying. I may not do it with the weight vest, but I think I could manage the entire thing. The one thing about Murph that would have really gotten me would be the pull-ups. I simply don't have the proper kip down, and my overall upper body strength…
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There’s always that moment when you know things need to change

Over the past year I worked really hard at getting to my goal weight. I worked just as hard to stay at that weight. Through the holidays and parties and work trips and such, I was able to maintain my sub-200lb weight. Today the scale, which I have not been on in about a week, said 202. I know I've not been steric with my diet or my fitness, but to lose something I worked so hard for really hit me made me realize that I need to reign things in. This is my reminder post that I need to change things, again. No more eating what I want and…
Read More
Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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