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« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2010, 09:20:55 AM »
   Last night's dinner was a classic,
        I watched Caddyshack with the padre while we cooked 30 chicken wings.
   We first threw them in the oven for a little while (let me know if you want precise degrees and time for this dinner), then we painted them with a little butter and all sorts of different spices.  We did about five each of these flavors: Cayenne and Lemon, a Mediterranean seasoning of limes, oregano, a little salt, pepper, and some other herbs, a premade Cajun seasoning that's all natural (obviously no sugar), and thinly shaved lemon peel with pepper.  Then, we finished them off in the oven until they were perfectly crispy and just beginning to turn slightly golden brown.  With a little "Frank's Xtra Hot Hot Sauce" on the side of these wings, they were quite tasty.
     Two of my favorite restaurants were Taco Mac and Buffalo Wild Wings, and I have been craving wings for the past six weeks.  Well, Frank's Xtra Hot along with a variety of differently spiced wings really satisfied my cravings.  Anyways, enough of my ranting (as always), but pick up a bunch of non-frozen wings, natural spices, and Frank's Xtra Hot Hot Sauce if your a big wing person.

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2010, 03:29:29 PM »
Yummo Zen!


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« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2010, 06:10:21 PM »
 Tonight I was in the mood for good ole' snow crabs,
         So my mother and I went to an incredible cajun restaurant in Atlanta, where the relaxed, cajun chef (straight from New Orleans) cooked us up a couple of pounds of snow crabs legs for extremely cheap.  We crushed a couple of pounds of these perfectly spiced, incredibly yummy crab legs, dunking most of the meat in drawn butter, haha...

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« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2010, 10:45:24 AM »
The last two lunches have been the same, something I typically crave,
            - One 1/3 lb. ribeye (spiced with a little cayenne, curry, and pepper)
            - Mushrooms (sliced very thin, butter, a little cajun seasoning, a little garlic powder)
            - Two sunny side up eggs (black pepper, cayenne)
                   
         Smother the steak in mushrooms, place the eggs on top of the blanket of mushrooms
                  - Simple, great, fast, filling.
                        -Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger...
 
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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2010, 10:56:50 AM »
Today's Lunch

         * Baked a full chicken (spiced with cayenne, a little salt, pepper, garlic, butter)
                           - stuffed with rosemary, celery, and a carrot.

             * Four pickled Quail Eggs from JAEMOR Farmer's Market (North Georgia)
 
             * Ten pieces of No preservative Salami (Whole Foods)


           P.S. Plenty of chicken leftover (I now prefer baking large pieces of meat as oppose to buying fillets...).

                   


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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2010, 11:12:05 AM »
Lunch Today (Leftovers from Last Night's Ground Lamb Chili)




Ingredients:
Tomato Sauce (pureed tomatoes, garlic, salt, that's it..), small eggplant cubes, thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms, small broccoli heads, two sliced jalapenos, pepper, garlic powder, and over a pound of ground lamb!

Great dinner and perfect leftovers for lunch... Also ate a few quail eggs...

      I currently weigh 150.1 pounds and approaching the 140s. Feeling healthy, progressing with exercise intensity, and losing the weight that I initially set out to lose.  All in all, I simply cannot complain.  :)

     *Making excess amounts of food (having leftovers) is a great way to have "fast food" in the paleo-lifestyle.
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« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2010, 11:35:08 AM »
 Today, I woke up and reached a great landmark in my weight loss goal: "Dropping into the 140s".
       It's been a great two months since I started the paleo-lifestyle, and all of my friends have been giving me great compliments on my rapidly changing physique...  I haven't weighed in the 140s in over two years, and I have the paleo-diet and my dedication to exercise to thank...  
       To celebrate my 15 pound weight loss, I did not cheat.  Instead, I woke up this morning, worked out harder than I have ever worked out in the last two months, and ate an incredibly tasty chicken and basil soup [recipe upon request] with no preservative pepperoni slices as a side dish.
      I must keep my eye on my goal, which is now about simply "achieving the best possible physical health".  If you have read any of my posts thus far, you will have already discovered that I'm a huge "foodie" so to speak, and this diet really allows me to get creative, yet feel healthy with my recipes.
               Thank you for all of your comments and suggestions thus far, for they all have been extremely helpful in helping me lose my first 15 pounds.  I will continue to post my recipe creations, questions, and comments.
               Have a great day everyone, I know I will..
                                        
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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2010, 11:49:44 AM »
Oops, I accidentally made a huge error today...
    I know that the entire world will not crumble after such an event, but whenever I accidentally break the Paleo-diet, I become quite upset for the rest of the day.



    Today for lunch, I ate at my usual seafood restaurant.  I decided to go with some Sashimi (Six pieces: Salmon (2), Yellowtail (2), Ahi (2)), which is absolutely fine.  However, after crushing a crabmeat and cucumber salad, I unfortunately realized that I had just eaten an extremely large amount of Imitation Crab (6g of sugar per serving, and I'm sure there were a couple of servings in my salad)!  Also, the sesame seeds on top I'm sure are not considered paleo.. I totally forgot about both things, and although I had been incredibly disciplined in the past two months, we all are human beings who have the ability to be absentminded...

   Haha, I know this make's me sound a little insane, but at this point, I mentally feel much happier when I am consistently/strictly following the Paleo-lifestyle.

         Well, to make up for it, today's workout will be quite intense...
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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2010, 01:47:51 PM »
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Today, I woke up and reached a great landmark in my weight loss goal: "Dropping into the 140s".

I didn't see this before today, Very cool!  8)

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2010, 12:44:50 PM »
Breakfast Today:

   - 1 large cup of black coffee

Lunch Today (I know, I need more fat for lunch):

   - Six Pieces of Sashimi (Ahi Tuna (2), Yellowtail Tuna (2), Salmon (2))
   - Iceberg wedge lettuce (malt vinegar)

Workout (Easy Friday):

    - 20-25 minutes of crunches
    - 2 mile bike ride
    - 1/2 mile walk, 1/2 mile run

Dinner Today (Need some fat):
 
       - One Glass of Iced 100% Green Tea, Several Glasses of Water
       - Leftover "The Italian Pig and Pig (Shredded Pork instead of Chicken)"
                        *See recipe section for details
       - Natural Spanish pork (much like Chorizo) and Pickled Jalapenos slices  

Late Night (Had a few Vodka drinks...):

          - One Large Burger (Covered in Curry Powder, hehehe)
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« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2010, 10:16:31 AM »
Today's Food and Workout Log (08-15-2010):

Today's Breakfast (Hungover...):
 
      - Just Several Glasses of Water

Today's Workout:
              
     *Unfortunately, I was too hungover to work out hard, but at least I got some exercise in...
                
                    20-25 minutes of crunches and push-ups
                          2 mile bike ride
                          1/2 mile run

Today's Lunch:
           - One Large Glass of Iced 100% Green Tea
           - Leftover "The Italian Pig and Chick" (Reheated in a pan [added two scrambled eggs to the mix])
           - Four slices of Genoa Salami (and a very small piece of raw cheddar cheese)
           - Four Pickled Quail Eggs
           - Iced 100% Black Coffee

Today's Dinner *Special Dinner*
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               Sauteed South Carolina Jumbo Shrimp

                  

     *NOTE: I did not eat ANY green beans (below the shrimp), my dad ate them all.  He's not a Paleo-dieter, but he respects the diet and when he cooks, he separates Paleo-acceptable food from the non-Paleo-acceptable food when we eat together*

       Ingredients: Jumbo South Carolina Shrimp (15), Fresh Red Pepper, Grated and Juiced Lemon, Scallions, Ginger, Garlic, Butter, and Water (Simple, yet profoundly delicious).

              *This meal was absolutely delicious.  Great broth was created from all the spices, shrimp juices, and water.

After Dinner Snack (Hmmm... Really Hungry Today...):

              - One Naturally Cooked Hungarian Sausage
              - Pickled Jalapenos
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« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2010, 08:45:40 AM »
Today I wanted to jump-start my metabolism by doing some cardio before work...
   I got up an extra hour early today, biked for three miles, and sprinted one mile.

    *To put it simply, I feel great.  It's a good feeling to feel somewhat productive before you even get to work.  This morning's cardio idea seems like it has a pleasing selection of benefits.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2010, 08:58:10 AM by Zensenji »

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« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2010, 08:58:45 AM »
Today I wanted to jump-start my metabolism by doing some cardio before work...
   I got up an extra hour early today, biked for three miles, and sprinted one mile.

    *To put it simply, I feel great.  It's a good feeling to feel somewhat productive before you even get to work.  This morning cardio idea seems like it has a pleasing selection of benefits.

WOW, what a morning!  I am lucky to get up, dressed, and not accidentally drive into a ditch in the morning.  ;)

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« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2010, 11:49:37 AM »
  My legs are dead today, so I am going to do about 25-30 minutes of straight crunches and push-ups, and that's it.  I need a day off of working out (By the way, 30 minutes of crunches and push-ups is really intense for me).
       As a result of my proper dieting and diligent workouts, I am REALLY beginning to see my body transform before my eyes.  Two months ago, I was a fat, unhealthy college kid who would eat anything, drink anything, and refused to exercise.
       Funny Story: I went over to my best friend's house the other week, and he was said, "[My Name]!, You don't have that face problem anymore!".  Of course I was confused, and after asking him what my "face problem" meant, he explained to me that I was all puffed up/fatty in the face... "Oh... Yeah.. My Face Problem.." I said.
       Eventually, I will post before/after pictures, but I still have some work to do before making an astonishing impression.  However, losing 16 pounds has shown a significant physical change in my 150 pound body, and as I move closer and closer to my weight loss goal, I have to say that I'm beginning to look and feel great.  Cheers.
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« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2010, 08:00:33 AM »
One Random Question: What's the deal with Cinnamon? (both from a paleolithic perspective and from a "trying to lose weight" perspective)?

Today's Food and Workout Log (8-18-2010):

Morning Cardio. Workout (Jump-Starting the Metabolism):
     - 3.15 Mile Bike Ride
     - 1.21 Mile Jog/Sprint

Breakfast:
     - 1 Large Cup of 100% Black Coffee

Lunch (I need more fat for lunch!):
     - 1 Grilled Filet of Yellow Tail Tuna (medium cooked; absolutely nothing on it)
     - 1/4 head of lettuce and one slice of tomato (little malt vinegar)
     - 1/2 cup of 100% Black Coffee

Strength and Muscle Workout
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      - 25 minutes of crunches and push-ups (intense for me)

Dinner:
       - A Bacon Blue Cheese Burger
           *Cilantro, bacon, pepper, and queso blano on top of the burger as well

 
            Also had a few late night cocktails (Vodka, Lime, Diet Tonic Water)
« Last Edit: August 19, 2010, 08:13:01 AM by Zensenji »