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Old 08-11-2008, 10:08 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:52 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 08-12-2008, 03:58 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:59 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:34 AM   #15
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The night before last I had a summer sausage cut into strips and dipped in red pepper pesto. wow!
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:13 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:38 PM   #17
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The 1st Avocado never made it to the eggs tonight. There was some red pepper pesto left , 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.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:57 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:45 PM   #19
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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.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:31 AM   #20
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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.
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