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Frank Needham
08-07-2008, 12:32 PM
There, I've thrown down the gauntlet. Pshaw to your breakfast and avocado logs I say. Now, show me what you've got. What food, condiment, etc. is it exactly that you call delightful enough to wax poetic about?

Without question nor argument, at the top of my food list is something that makes my mouth water every time: PESTO SAUCE
What a wonderful thing it truely is. When placed on a chilled salad (it has to be a tad warm to truely be presented properly) it tastes so fine that I find myself literally gorging on something so mundane as greens? If one of those little leafy buggers escapes my lips I find myself snatching it off the table in the hope that my taste sensation tingles yet awhile longer. If you happen to be so sheltered that you have not tried PESTO SAUCE that is truley sad, and you are without hope my friend. This should be mandatory eating flavor for anyone that considers themselves rightful of an epicurean excursion of heaven. Do not dare to quibble with me about the fact that this wonderful edible product has a some parmegian cheese sprinkled in it either.

You can't touch that.

Yuen Sohn
08-07-2008, 03:15 PM
Are there any rules? Can I post more than 1 food item? Can Cookiepuss count as a food item?

Craig Brown
08-07-2008, 03:33 PM
My favorite thing right now is a sauce made of Ponzu, rice vinegar, and olek sambal chili paste. Stir fry heaven.

Frank Needham
08-07-2008, 05:00 PM
Yoon, you can do anything you like as far as I'm concerned. Cookiepuss included. But, just to humor me?us? and maybe create a livelier thread, it would probably be better to share one item at a time?

Frank Needham
08-07-2008, 05:03 PM
My favorite thing right now is a sauce made of Ponzu, rice vinegar, and olek sambal chili paste. Stir fry heaven.

Sounds interesting but what do you stir fry in it? Anything you want? Maybe including a fav dish one uses their particular choice on would be a good idea.

sarena kopciel
08-07-2008, 06:03 PM
Just made some pesto today. And I dont add the cheese. Am also marinating some chicken thighs in pesto to grill tomorrow!

Paul McKirdy
08-07-2008, 06:14 PM
My taste buds tonight were just introduced to duck fat... Haven't figured out how to describe it yet... :D <LayingBackInSeatDroolingInDelight/>

Allen Yeh
08-07-2008, 09:24 PM
grilled chicken breasts sliced thinly + gobs of pesto + virgin olive oil + pine nuts + parmesean cheese = awesomness

Frank Needham
08-08-2008, 05:55 AM
Righteous, more pesto fans...goes on just about anything too. Being a snotty purist, I don't know if I can even handle the thought of it without parmegian. Oh well, the world's going to Hell anyway. What would one put duck fat on I wonder? I've tasted duck before but never just used the fat.

Frank Needham
08-08-2008, 05:59 AM
Here's another that I never tire of: smoked pork chops with Durkee Six Pepper Blend spice rub on them. These, if smoked, or just bbq'd for that matter can be so tender and juicy that control can be tenuous. I've eaten 3-4 at a sitting before realizing what I've done....

Frank Needham
08-11-2008, 10:08 AM
Four cups of freshly zapped broccoli tops covered with 1.5 ozs of pesto sauce. So good and satisfying that I didn't eat anything else with the meal. I had intended to grill a 15 oz new york steak. It will taste all the better after my 24 hour fast, along with more broccoli and pesto sauce.

Frank Needham
08-11-2008, 06:52 PM
24 hour fast, did my workout and then: More broccoli covered with pesto sauce. Skipped the steak and grilled shoulder pork chops with bone instead. Smeared pesto on the chops also. Had some mixed nuts, some avocado and three tangerines.

Check it out: http://fitday.com/fitness/PublicJournals.html?Owner=Frank+Needham

Allen Yeh
08-12-2008, 03:58 AM
I need to work this pesto and broccoli thing. I bought the broccoli last night and didn't realize till I was about to cook it up that I had no pesto!!!


Basic but a goody, lots of fat, protein, and fermented vegetable....brats and saurkraut with plenty of yellow mustard. I had this last night along with an avocado cheeseburger, no bun, just lots of lettuce.

Frank Needham
08-12-2008, 05:59 AM
You'll love the stuff Allen. It is about as close to legal heroin addiction as I'll ever come.

This log is turning out to be a good tool for me. I did a quick analysis of my current activity level at this time of my life vs approximately 20 years as a bellhop in the casino business from 1976 - 1998. During that time I logged about 14 average miles per day pushing a two wheeled hand cart weighing on average 300 lbs at a very brisk pace. While doing this one generally moves over all types of surfaces, uphill, downhill, over carpet, hard floor, sometimes down or up steps, etc. One is also constantly pushing and pulling bags, bending, throwing, lifting. Weights can vary from almost nothing to so heavy the item has to be flipped side over side to be moved. I also worked out diligently, and sometimes played sports, during this period.

Bottom line: I burned somewhere in the range of 8,000 kcals per day. That is not an exaggeration. It may have even been higher but I'm trying to be sensible. My food/drink intake? Whatever I wanted. Had free range to the dining hall at work whenever I wanted and took advantage of it frequently. In addition I ate/drank at home. My intake had to at least match what I burned as my weight never varied from 183 lbs for years.

Today I have a desk job, ugh. And it is hard to manage myself but I've finally gotten things under control. Weight climbed to 197 at one time, waistline was 40 inches? Now it is back down to just over 35 and my weight is 188 and dropping. Watching my nutrients and doing workouts consisting of compound movements is the key. My goal right now is 173 and around 10% fat composition. To do this I'm doing about 2000 kcals per day, lots of fat and protein, not much carbs.

Paul McKirdy
08-12-2008, 06:34 AM
The night before last I had a summer sausage cut into strips and dipped in red pepper pesto. wow! :)

Frank Needham
08-12-2008, 05:13 PM
I'll have to try that red pepper pesto, sounds great.

No workout today, felt a bit tired and weak. I did walk and did some pullups at work though. I'm gravitating back towards IF. Didn't eat all day, came home and had: An entire large salad bowl of mixed greens with 2-3 ozs of pesto on it, 6 oz grilled pork chop, one avocado, one cup of rice with one cup of mongo on it, one large flour tortilla. About 1800 kcals, I'm stuffed. May have strawberries later.

Sat in on a training session today with our plant operators and mechanics. First thing the presenter whipped out was an enormous box of pastries, what a t__d. Everybody started wolfing them, I about gagged. Kept my mouth shut though.

Paul McKirdy
08-12-2008, 07:38 PM
The 1st Avocado never made it to the eggs tonight. There was some red pepper pesto left :p , after the first dip of a piece of avocado I was somewhat ravenous about dipping the rest in it. Then the second avocado almost made it into the eggs, but there was STILL some pesto left, there's a pattern forming here. The eggs were still good too, I steamed some baby spinach to throw into them instead.

Frank Needham
08-13-2008, 06:57 PM
IF, workout and then eat. Four cups broccoli with 2.5 tablespoons pesto sauce, 10 ozs fried (in olive oil) chicken livers with tons of onions and garlic, courtesy of my wife. Chicken livers are from Food4Less, some outfit that claims to raise whoremoan free chickens. Very tasty. I'm gonna have cottage cheese and bing cherries for desert. I'm stuffed already and barely felt any hunger today at all, even after working out. Very strange for me. I'm sleeping quite well and am getting lots of water.

Frank Needham
08-14-2008, 06:45 PM
IF come home from work, go to the dentist with the family, come home and eat. On the menu was 2 cups beef stew, 11 oz steak, 1.5 cups cherries, 1 cup cottage cheese. Approximately 1400 cals. Seems a little lite so maybe I'll have something later. Hunger pangs almost nonexistent. Twenty minute walk at work combined with 14 pullups, 17 dips, 8 pushups with feet on 4 foot object and hands touching one another. Nice off day active rest.

Frank Needham
08-16-2008, 06:31 AM
Friday: IF with no workout and tired. Noticed my weight flucuated upward a few lbs, had to be water but why? Could have been that I let myself get a bit dry and the body was trying to retain or, could have been the potatoes in the beef stew from the day before.

On the menu today: 1/3 cup mixed nuts, huge salad bowl of greens with pesto, yogurt, goat milk, pork chop, tortilla and cottage cheese. A tad over 2000 cals. I had some hunger pangs during the day but at a certain point they diminish and go away. When I don't IF I usually am ravenous by the time I come home and eat way past the point of being satiated. OTOH, when I do IF my hunger pangs at dinner time are usually nonexistent and don't have a problem when I decide to stop eating.

This will be my first weekend off since being back from vacation so I'll have to watch myself pretty close. I'll workout this morning and then see how it goes. Might have to have a PWO meal of carbs to maintain energy but we'll see. This is definitely a work in progress for me.

Frank Needham
08-17-2008, 07:58 AM
Saturday: We went out to eat and see a flick last night. Did the whole works and got the sitter workin' too. Nice to sit through a dinner and movie without making sure the boy didn't pull someone's dinner off their table.

The menu yesterday was bacon and eggs, coffee/cream for breakfast pwo. Dinner at claimjumper's was: Two pints of Sam Adams, seared ahi with greens and trimmings, one large slice of toasted bread with butter and cheese, snacked on bit of my wife's fried calamari and had a cup of vegetable soup. As near as I can figure it the cals were roughly 1500 for the entire day. And I was not that hungry either. Another benefit of IF is it teaches you that you are in control of your hunger.

the ahi salad at claimjumper's is really nice.
Here's dinner:

Frank Needham
08-17-2008, 07:57 PM
Morning pwo meal bacon & eggs, coffee w/ cream. Dinner is pork loin, cottage cheese, artichoke hearts, beef stew and goat's milk. Today's total is 2000 cals. Feeling good about staying on track this weekend with the food and being disciplined.

Frank Needham
08-18-2008, 12:15 PM
So, I've got some questions. I've been IFing now for several days, lost lbs down to 188 from 192 which I like, no real problem with energy. No problems dealing with hunger for the most part. I'm losing weight, sleeping well, strength is up as indicated by pretty successfully lifting more during workouts. Not doing much in the way of metcons though I did one yesterday for the first time in a while. I've read so many times in the past that people will claim it is darn near impossible to lose fat weight but build muscle and strength while doing heavy lifts, which is what seems to be happening to me. This is supposed to be especially true for those in my age bracket (I'll officially be a senior citizen in just over a year) due to hormone issues. Otoh, I read from many sources (Zone proponents for example) that you have to strip all the extra fat and then rebuild to have more muscle and get stronger. So what gives? I don't really see any controversy here but I sometimes wonder if the people who make the statements such as those outlined are just repeating things they've heard but in fact have no basis for in reality?

Frank Needham
08-18-2008, 08:38 PM
Rest day, was tired yesterday and thought it best to sit it out till tomorrow. Plus I need to adjust my workouts to the am with fall and school starting up. Today was IF with the time lapse between meals being almost 24 hours. Coffee w/ cream, off to work, come home, go to the dentist with the family, lastly come home and eat dinner. Menu was pork loin, artichoke hearts, cottage cheese, 1 1/2 tortillas, banana, mixed nuts, goat yogurt, 7 grams fish oil. About 2000 cals total. Oh yeah, 20 minute fast bike ride on break at work. New bike is fun. Energy level is pure and high all day.

Allen Yeh
08-19-2008, 05:11 AM
I'm having a hard time reading your question? Can you break it up into min-questions or rephrase some of it?

Must have my coffee......

Frank Needham
08-19-2008, 07:17 AM
There are many who makes statements that in my experience don't really add up. Like this one: You can't get stronger while limiting your food intake. This morning I did deads for 270, 5 reps and felt like I could go more. This is definitely an increase in strength for me and I'm not supposed to be able to according those who talk trash and say you can't do that. So, I'm asking where do they get this from? Is this just more conventional wisdom accepted without question? I'm definitely getting stronger while losing bf and gaining muscle (recomposition), not gaining mass mind you, so I believe that most of those pushing this stuff don't really know what they are talking about.

Another that is passed about frequently: You have to get lean before you can get bigger and stronger, from Zone proponents. If you are practicing strict Zone you are going to be a stick man for as long as you are on Zone no matter what movements you do. So why pass out statements like that as they are misleading/misinformed at best?

Are you drinking cold brewed? That stuff is so good I should have an IV drip to carry around with me! Forget about geezin' it.

Allen Yeh
08-19-2008, 08:12 AM
Gotcha now.

When you throw IF in there it actually might change conventional wisdom around because there are thoughts that IF helps you partition your nutrients better than an equal amount of calories on a 6 meal/day eating schedule. I know that when I IF I need less calories than I had in the past when I was doing the 6 meal/day thing.

For the most part I think it's true that a person is not going to get a lot stronger and gain a lot of lean mass if you are in a caloric deficit. It could be that 2000 kcals is not necessarily a huge caloric deficit for you. I've definitely found that those equations for calculating caloric needs are not the greatest.

How are you measuring all your progress? I know you can see your numbers in lifts go up pretty readily and you can see scale weight go down, how are you measuring bodyfat?

I'm not sure I've ever heard the thing about having to get lean before getting bigger and stronger. I guess I've never really followed the Zone stuff too closely.

Unfortunately I'm drinking the office coffee with heavy cream I bring in from home. I had actually kicked the habit for months but recently started back up with these 4,5 am workouts the last 2 months.

Frank Needham
08-19-2008, 10:01 AM
How are you measuring all your progress? I know you can see your numbers in lifts go up pretty readily and you can see scale weight go down, how are you measuring bodyfat?

Knowing tha scales and bf devices can lie, I'm using primarily the tape and mirror. Plus anecdotal stuff like needing to tighten the belt a notch, pants getting all bunched up around the waist under my belt (uncomfortable!). Also, even with only having gone down about 5 lbs, my pullups are ratcheting upward. Some of that has to be coz of strength/muscle gains.

Frank Needham
08-19-2008, 05:07 PM
Switched to am workouts today, then had bacon/egg pwo with coffee/cream. Workout was great, felt pretty strong. Headed off to work feeling pretty swelled up. Along about 2:30pm my energy just drained. This doesn't seem to happen to me on days were I don't eat anything until the evening. I'm definitely going to try doing a tough workout on Thursday and then IF until I get home after work to examine the difference. Today the menu was coffee/cream, eggs/bacon, huge bowl of salad w/pesto, pork loin, cottage cheese, artichoke hearts and fish oil.

Allen Yeh
08-20-2008, 02:39 AM
Knowing tha scales and bf devices can lie, I'm using primarily the tape and mirror. Plus anecdotal stuff like needing to tighten the belt a notch, pants getting all bunched up around the waist under my belt (uncomfortable!). Also, even with only having gone down about 5 lbs, my pullups are ratcheting upward. Some of that has to be coz of strength/muscle gains.

Sounds like progress to me.

Frank Needham
08-20-2008, 05:50 PM
No workout today. Coffee/cream, off to work. My IFs are better for 24 hour periods, I think. Energy level was better today but didn't work out either. Tomorrow will be a better test to see if energy level is constant since I will do squats, ring dips and presses for 5x5. A good solid workout should be the acid test. Still, I'm thinking I may switch my heavy workouts to weekends and leave two lighter ones for weekdays since school starts the 25th and many long days of work/school/study are on the horizon. There's only so much one can do over a long time frame without burnout setting in.

On the menu today: 3-4 oz pork, avocado, mixed nuts, cottage cheese, artichokes, strawberries and fish oil. About 1500 cals so far and I'm pretty stuffed. May eat more later, we'll see.

Oh yeah, got my blood test copy back today and everything looks normal. Will test again relatively soon to compare those results against these. Should be interesting to see what effect IF has on them.

Susie Rosenberg
08-21-2008, 03:55 PM
There, I've thrown down the gauntlet. Pshaw to your breakfast and avocado logs I say. Now, show me what you've got. What food, condiment, etc. is it exactly that you call delightful enough to wax poetic about?

Without question nor argument, at the top of my food list is something that makes me almost _____ when I taste it: PESTO SAUCE
.

Try Asian Pesto:

Try Asian Pesto Sauce, awesome on anything:

1 cup tightly packed cilantro
1/3 c. unsalted peanuts, pine nuts or macadamia nuts
1 small green chili, deseeded and coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
1 TB. Thai fish sauce
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. peanut oil

Combine everything but oil in a blender or food processor. Slowly add the oil and mix until you have a smooth paste.

This is wonderful on shrimp, fish, or chicken with stir-fried veggies.

Susie

Frank Needham
08-21-2008, 05:33 PM
Today my IF lasted till I got home and I was clear headed, not lethargic at all in the afternoon though I was hungry at some times during the day. Not real bad though. This morning I got in a good solid workout before work, also road the bike for 15 minutes on break. So I'm becoming more convinced that 24 fasts are for me. I don't mind being hungry so much as having that lethargy that sets in in the afternoon.

Susie, that recipe looks great and I'll be sure to try it one of these days.

Menu: 14 oz blood rare new york steak, mixed greens, pesto, fish oil, cottage cheese, watermelon and artichoke hearts. Just over 2200 cals. I had to take a bit of breather midway through the steak and here it is in all its glory:

Frank Needham
08-22-2008, 06:15 PM
ugh, woke up at 3:30am and could not sleep again! Maybe I was a little dehydrated. At times I forget to drink water. Too bad we're not built to consume beer instead then I would never get dried out.

Anywho, coffee w/ cream, made it through work, came home and ate: steak, greens, mixed nuts, cottage cheese, artichokes, watermelon, pesto, fish oil, tortillas, goat milk and ice cream. Just over 2200 cals. Ought to be pretty charged up for weekend workouts after a good rest tonight. I'm wasted right now.

Frank Needham
08-23-2008, 05:14 PM
Nice wo today of deads, weighted pull ups and power cleans, fasted. Last deads were on this past Tuesday when I did 310 for 1RM. Since I'm switching my heavier workouts to weekends I went ahead and did deads again today and pulled a 325. Looks very possible to hit 2xBW soon.

Broke my fast at 20 hrs today. Had steak, greens w/ avocado salad dressing, mixed nuts, cottage cheese, artichokes, pasta, fish oil. Salad dressing I made from avocado, heavy cream, olive oil and a bit of water. Very tasty. I figure total cals at just over 2200 but am uncertain about the dressing.

Frank Needham
08-24-2008, 06:15 PM
Didn't fast today. Coffee & cream, PWO meal of bacon/eggs. Later food was broccoli/pesto, strawberries, cottage cheese, artichoke hearts, watermelon, fish oil and steak.

Frank Needham
08-25-2008, 05:21 PM
No workout, coffee/cream, went to work. Fasted until coming home and had pork tenderloin fried in lard, cottage cheese, broccoli, artichoke hearts, tortilla, mixed nuts, banana, watermelon. Just about 2200 cals. No recent weight change or change in waist measurement, still at 188 lbs.

Frank Needham
08-26-2008, 05:17 PM
Coffee w/ cream then PC & MU drills today, very light stuff and done fasted. Off to work, back home and the menu was steak, romaine w/ pesto and blue cheese, 5 scrambled eggs and fish oil. About 2200 kcals. Oh, I'm going to start tracking my carb intake daily. Today was 24.3 grams.

Also stopped by to resupply at Sam's. On the way out I'm thinking about the $41.52 I dropped on enough steak and salad for 4-5 days and smiled. I heard the other day beef prices are due to double in the next year? Gaze on this:

Frank Needham
08-27-2008, 07:10 PM
Up at 4am, coffee w/cream, light wo and off to work. Broke fast at 10am with eggs/sausage. Later had steak, mixed greens, pesto, blue cheese, fish oil and 3 strips pepper bacon. About 2400 kcals & 20 grams carbs. Calories crept up over the last several days, especially in carbs and weight loss stalled. Will keep them to <25 grams and see what happens.

Allen Yeh
08-28-2008, 05:25 AM
The most weight loss when going low-carb always comes in the first week+ and then your body will become adapted. If your scale weight still doesn't budge for a few more days and your tape measurements stall as well then I'd think about changing something up. If your tape stuff is still ok and your workout stuff is still humming along, I wouldn't be super concerned with scale weight .

Frank Needham
08-28-2008, 06:38 PM
The most weight loss when going low-carb always comes in the first week+ and then your body will become adapted. If your scale weight still doesn't budge for a few more days and your tape measurements stall as well then I'd think about changing something up. If your tape stuff is still ok and your workout stuff is still humming along, I wouldn't be super concerned with scale weight .

This is the first time I've ever seriously tracked carbs and doing so has alerted me (finally you dummy) to how dramatic the effect is they have on rate of weight gain/loss. Immediately upon tracking them, and keeping them below 20 grams, my weight dropped to 186 from 188. Now, I know much of that is water but the lbs are still dropping at 1.25/week even taking the water into account. No problems so far losing muscle either so far as I can tell.

Up at 5am, coffee w/cream, deads/pullups/power cleans then off to work. Ate breakfast today of 4 hard boiled eggs, 4 strips bacon at work to see how my day would be affected more than anything else. I really wasn't hungry. Day went very smooth, energy level was very good, mentally sharp, all in all a great day. Came home and had steak, greens, pesto, blue cheese, fish oil, pc of bacon and more eggs. About 2150 cals, 19 grams carbs.

Frank Needham
08-29-2008, 08:33 PM
Up at 5am, coffee/cream, off to work, eggs/bacon for breakfast again, IF until we decided on the spur of the moment to eat at in n out, had 3 double double cheese burgers protein style. Went slightly overboard I think. Total cals today about 2400 and 33 grams carbs. Thanks to Gittit and Jay I'm now paying more attention to the dietary fiber shown on fitday.

Frank Needham
08-30-2008, 08:46 PM
Up at 5am, coffee/cream, squats/ring dips/presses, pwo bacon/eggs, work and study all day, off to Claimjumper's and had blue cheese salad appetizer, and seared ahi entree salad, both excellent. As near as I can figure total cals today 1700+ with 20 grams carbs.

Frank Needham
08-31-2008, 07:38 PM
Coffee/cream, deads/weighted pullups/power cleans, bacon/eggs, did a couple hours studying, shopped with the family. Fasted then dinner was steak, salad, blue cheese, pesto and fish oil. About 2600 cals, 20 grams carbs. Trying to pull deadlift prs regularly = being fried for a couple days after. Other lifts are getting better also so it appears strength is going up. Weight is still going down, somewhere in the 186 area now. This is all very good news to me.

Frank Needham
09-02-2008, 05:28 AM
Monday, still burnt from Sunday deads, no workout. I'm gonna leave the deadlift PR attempts alone for a couple months, can't afford to get ragged out with having "real" responsibilities to take care of. Sunday and Monday I ate "freely". By that I mean 3 meals each day. Monday's nutrition: Breakfast was coffee/cream, eggs/bacon, lunch was chicken breast w/romaine-blue cheese-pesto salad, dinner was pot roast & romaine w/ mayo & heavy whipping cream dressing. About 2650 cals, 20 grams carbs. Still a little loopy and tired today so no workout.

Frank Needham
09-03-2008, 12:07 PM
Tuesday: Coffe/cream, no workout. At 9:30am break at greens w/mayo-whipping cream dressing and chicken breast. Fasted till dinner and had pot roast, broccoli w/onions & pesto. About 2300 cals, 32 grams carbs.

Frank Needham
09-04-2008, 05:00 AM
Wednesday: Coffee/cream, squats/weighted ring dips/presses, light fast (30 minutes) WO. 9:30am break ate chicken breast/romaine/mayo/whipping cream/blue cheese salad. Faster till dinner & ate pan seared ahi tuna w/ romaine/mayo/whipping cream/mustard salad, four pcs bacon, fish oil. Right at 2500 cals, 16 grams carbs. Didn't sleep well Weds night. Weight dropped below 186 first time in last ten year period of time.

Frank Needham
09-04-2008, 07:01 PM
Thursday: Coffee/cream, PWO fried eggs, deads/weighted pullups/power cleans, lunch today of chicken salad/pesto, dinner was chicken salad w/ wasabi mayo & whipping cream dressing, 2 pcs bacon. Wasabi mayo from TJ's is excellent. 2750 cals, 15 grams carbs.

Frank Needham
09-05-2008, 07:25 PM
Friday: coffee/cream, eggs/sausage breakfast, chicken salad w/ pesto & bleu cheese for lunch, salad w/ mayo/whipping cream dressing, steak & fish oil for dinner. 2900 cals, 15 gr carbs.

Gittit Shwartz
09-06-2008, 12:45 PM
Wednesday: ... Weight dropped below 186 first time in last ten year period of time.

Good going :)

Frank Needham
09-06-2008, 07:30 PM
Good going :)

Here's hoping you're doing well also Gittit :D I'm really liking low carb/lots of fat but I'm also finding I can over do it, got this thing about food!!

No workout today, woke up with my son's cold so decided to take it off. Coffee/cream bacon/eggs for breakfast, more bacon with bleu cheese at lunch. Fish oil, salad w/pesto & steak and a bit of watermelon for dinner. About 2400 cals, 18 gr carbs.

Frank Needham
09-07-2008, 06:57 PM
Sunday, still have the cold so no workout. Coffee/cream, eggs/bacon for breakfast. Bacon/blue cheese for lunch. Salad w/pesto, fish oil for dinner. 2250 cals, 21 gr carbs.

Frank Needham
09-08-2008, 08:30 PM
Monday: No workout, coffee/cream, 9am break had salad w/cream & mayo plus raw salmon. Lunch: salad w/pesto & raw salmon. Dinner: More salmon (cooked in olive oil) w/pesto salad plus fish oil. About 2300 cals, 15 gr carbs.

Frank Needham
09-09-2008, 07:50 PM
Tuesday: Coffee/cream, squats/weighted ring dips/presses. Roast chicken 9:30am break. Salmon salad w/ mayo/cream dressing for lunch. Dinner was pork chops, cottage cheese, blue cheese, fish oil, and blueberries. 2400 cals & 31 gr carbs. Now that the temperature is dropping here it is real nice working out in the morning outside.

Yuen Sohn
09-09-2008, 08:02 PM
OK, so I know I'm about a month late with this, but I finally had some pasta with shrimp and red pesto for lunch today. Red pesto sauce --> indubitably delicious!

Frank Needham
09-11-2008, 07:18 AM
OK, so I know I'm about a month late with this, but I finally had some pasta with shrimp and red pesto for lunch today. Red pesto sauce --> indubitably delicious!

Isn't that the second recommendation for red pesto? I'll have to get after that this weekend.

Wednesday: Coffee/cream, no workout. Huge chicken salad at 9:30am break w/ greens & mayo/cream dressing. No lunch. Dinner: Bacon, pork chops, cottage cheese, bleu cheese, water melon, a bit of rice, fish oil. 2450 cals, 55 gr carbs. Too much food, I'm feeling it this morning.

Frank Needham
09-11-2008, 07:32 PM
Thursday: coffee/cream, deads/weighted pullups/power cleans, pwo blueberries. 9:30am break had chicken salad w/pesto. Lunch was chicken only. Dinner was steak & salad w/pesto plus some bleu cheese and fish oil. 2350 cals, 28 gr carbs. Forgot to load this pic of the steaks my wonderful wife cooked and left on the counter for me.

Frank Needham
09-12-2008, 08:25 PM
Friday: coffee/cream & steak/eggs breakfast, no workout. Lunch was a "Volcano" at a local sushi house. Dinner: steak, salad/pesto, watermelon & a bit of rice. 2130 cals, 54 gr carbs.

Frank Needham
09-13-2008, 07:45 PM
Saturday: coffee/cream, squats/weighted ring dips/presses, pwo breakfast bacon/eggs and fish oil. Lunch: new york steak. Dinner: brie cheese, bacon/greens/pesto salad, watermelon. 2500 cals, 57 gr carbs.

Frank Needham
09-14-2008, 08:40 PM
Sunday: Coffee/cream, deads/power cleans/weighted pull ups (pr'd 350 dead), pwo eggs/bacon & fish oil. Lunch: new york steak. Dinner: filet mignon, mayo/cream salad, 1 oz nuts, watermelon & chicken liver. 2500 cals, 41 gr carbs.

Frank Needham
09-15-2008, 07:43 PM
Monday: coffee/cream, IF till dinner (24hr fast). Dinner: steak, pesto salad, chicken livers, brie cheese, fish oil, mixed nuts, and watermelon. 2200 cals, 40 gr carbs.

Frank Needham
09-16-2008, 08:58 PM
Tuesday: coffee/cream, squats/deep weighted ring dips/presses. Fast till lunch had raw ahi. Dinner: Pork chop, brie cheese, pesto salad, bacon, strawberries, watermelon, fish oil. 1400 cals, 43 gr carbs.

Allen Yeh
09-17-2008, 04:21 AM
How is the body comp coming along?

Frank Needham
09-17-2008, 05:18 AM
How is the body comp coming along?

grrrrr, stagnant at 17% right now for sure. Not enough sleep plus I went off of IF for a couple weeks. I figured this might happen with school starting up again though. Plan is to start IFing regularly again and see what that does for the sleep. It may take some tinkering to fix up but it is doable. I'm in for the long haul.

Frank Needham
09-18-2008, 05:25 AM
Wednesday: coffee/cream before work and at break, IF till 2pm had chicken/pesto. Dinner: pork chop, mayo/cream & greens, two bisquits, and fish oil. 1930 cals, 70 gr carb.

Frank Needham
09-19-2008, 05:47 AM
Thursday: coffee/cream, cf wod. Chicken/pesto 9:30am. IF till dinner and ate tuna, bacon, bleu cheese, mixed nuts, fish oil, greens/pesto. 2300 cals, 30 gr CHO. Tired as hell passed out 8:45pm.

Frank Needham
09-20-2008, 02:08 PM
Friday: coffee/cream & fried eggs for bfest, raw tuna steaks for lunch. Started thinking beer early in the day so stopped & grabbed some Guiness with the thought in mind to drink them all. Started right away when getting home and downed two. For dinner ate filet, fresh asparagus/pesto, mixed nuts, fish oil, one slice bread, and more beers. Passed out with two remaining, slept like a park bench bum. This week was stressful, water weight was all over the map. One day I was 191 and then today back down to 186. Not enough sleep, too much coffee and too much work. 2600 cals, 80 gr CHO.

Frank Needham
09-20-2008, 09:47 PM
Saturday: coffee/cream, deads/weighted pull ups/power cleans, PWO bacon/egg and fish oil. IF till dinner and had beer, greens w/ mayo & cream, ice cream, cheese. 2560 cals, 130 gr CHO.

Frank Needham
09-21-2008, 08:41 PM
Sunday: Decided I'm going to change things up and did the CF Filthy Fifty (scaled), the first metcon I've done in quite some time. Felt ok, I'm looking forward to getting in a different type of work. I'll still drop in random strength days but my goal is to do this until next spring.

Coffee/cream, bacon, mixed nuts & watermelon PWO. IF through lunch came home had a beer. For dinner (still a little bloated from ice cream last night) it was chicken/pesto, cheese, watermelon and a little spaghetti. 2400 cals, 110 gr CHO.

Frank Needham
09-23-2008, 04:45 AM
Monday: coffee/cream, Isabel (scaled). IF till am break, ate raw ahi w/ wasabi & soy sauce. Cooked ahi for lunch. Dinner: NY steak, asparagus/pesto, bacon, cheese, fish oil, 1/4 cup rice. Dipped steak and asparagus in mayo/cream dressing, mmmmm..... 2500 cals, 25 gr cho.

Frank Needham
09-24-2008, 08:19 PM
Tuesday: coffee/cream, CF WOD. IF till 9:30am break, ate artichoke hearts/greens/pesto. Same for lunch. Dinner had steak, slice pizza, fish oil, pineapple. 1855 cals, 75 gr CHO.

Weds: coffee/cream, IF till 9:30am break had steak, greens/artichoke hearts/pesto. Lunch had same. Dinner: pork chop, 1/4 cup noodles, cheese, blueberries, strawberries. 2150 cals, 95 gr CHO.

Frank Needham
09-25-2008, 06:21 PM
Thursday: coffee/cream, CF WOD. IF till lunch, had steak greens/asparagus/pesto, fish oil. Dinner, had ahi, 1/4 cup rice, mixed nuts, two beers. 2000 cals, 55 gr CHO.

Frank Needham
09-26-2008, 07:57 PM
Friday: coffee/cream, cf wod modified, pwo steak/egg breakfast. Lunch was steak w/ pesto/greens, fish oil. Dinner: 3 beers, cheese, rice, mixed nuts. 2400 cals, 90 gr cho.

Frank Needham
09-28-2008, 07:32 PM
Saturday: Coffee/cream, then started things off with a kick-butt CF WOD that I'd never done before: run 400 meters and do 50 squats for time, did it in 18 flat. Had rubber quads after but it felt great! Things went off the deep end after. Had bacon/eggs, lots of bacon. Later went out with the family for my 54th and ate a large 16 oz prime rib with all the trimmings. Had a few Guiness, nice time. Not a bad day for an old dude.

Sunday: coffee/cream, lots of bacon. Did 10 hours worth of studying Hydrology plus homework. Dinner: bacon! then had ahi, avocado, and rice.

Didn't bother tracking the intake, it was a lot though.