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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #60 on: August 25, 2010, 08:53:03 PM »
Hope to hear from you soon Zen. Hope your studies go well.

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #61 on: August 30, 2010, 12:47:57 PM »
Hello Everyone,
    Everything is still going great at college, I have been eating a lot of salads with meat and stir-frys while continuing to work out at least four days a week.  I will start posting my daily journals, meal photos, and recipes soon.


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« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2010, 06:10:39 PM »
Today's Food and Workout Log (8-31-2010):

Breakfast:
     - 1 Large Cup of 100% Black Coffee

Lunch:
     - Stir-Fry (Chicken, Zucchini, Squash, Mushrooms, Spinach Leaves, No Sauce)
     - Salad (Spinach leaves, grilled chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, Frank's hot sauce, broccoli, wine vinegar)

Workout:
      - 8 mile bike ride
      - 40 crunches, 30 push-ups

Dinner:
       - Ground Beef Chili with Tomato Sauce (Tomatoes, Basil, Salt)
                  (Ground Beef, Diced Onions, Mushrooms, Shredded Bacon, Minced Garlic, White Pepper)
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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #63 on: September 02, 2010, 01:16:16 PM »
  10.1 mile bike ride today (longest bike ride I've done in quite a while)
           *It feels good to begin feeling in shape again  :)...

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #64 on: September 05, 2010, 09:21:30 AM »
Today, I tried a simple exercise; Bike for 40 minutes straight without stopping.

     Although I only ended up traveling 10.72 miles, I think that I am going to try this "40 minute straight" exercise twice a week (other days I do crunches and push-ups for strength building). 
         I know very little about exercising techniques and whatnot, but my dad's personal trainer told him that you really begin to burn fat in between 30 minutes to an hour of straight exercising.  Anyways, I know that this endurance type of workout really doesn't appeal to most paleolithic dieters (I heard "CrossFit" is popular with paleo-peeps), but I am comfortable with this endurance exericse, at least for now, and then maybe move up a step after this semester.

     I can't wait to get below 145 pounds for the first time... It should happen in the next couple of weeks  :).


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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2010, 10:05:35 AM »
Just did an 11 mile bike ride; about to eat a bunch of plain pulled pork (no sauce, no sugar added, no oil)  :).

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« Reply #66 on: September 08, 2010, 10:21:07 AM »
  Anyways, I know that this endurance type of workout really doesn't appeal to most paleolithic dieters (I heard "CrossFit" is popular with paleo-peeps), but I am comfortable with this endurance exericse, at least for now, and then maybe move up a step after this semester.   
I have over 15,000 miles on my bicycle, but those miles are SAD and not Paleo. Now, I am more into running 4-6 miles a day on Paleo especially before breaking a 16-17 hour fast. I can just feel the fat melting away.

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #67 on: September 08, 2010, 03:12:49 PM »
What is SAD and why would someone switch to running for Paleo [as oppose to biking]?

              *If anyone can answer these two questions, I would greatly appreciate it.  Thank You.
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« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2010, 06:10:13 PM »
SAD - Standard American Diet - U.S. Govt. Food Pyramid

I've always been running, but I switched to Paleo. I've been following Cordain's book "Paleo Diet for Athletes."

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #69 on: September 09, 2010, 09:39:23 AM »
Today's Food and Workout Log (9-9-2010):

Breakfast:
     - 1 Large Cup of 100% Black Coffee

Lunch:
      - Stir-Fry (Chicken, Broccoli, Spinach Leaves, Mushrooms, Squash, Zucchini, Onions, very little Soy Sauce)
      - Buffalo Turkey Salad (Spinach Leaves, Sliced Turkey Breast, Blue Cheese, Mushrooms, Cucumbers, a little wine vinegar, and Frank's Original Hot Sauce)
    
Workout:
      -30 minutes of crunches/push-ups (150 push-ups in between crunches the whole time)

Dinner (Trashy snacks, but no carbohydrates or sugar!):
      -Pepperoni (no sugar), Cheddar Cheese, pork rinds, Frank's hot sauce (really, just snacks... lame college meal).

     *In all honesty, I had a couple of Sugar-free RedBulls tonight (2).  I know today wasn't really Paleo, but at least I am honest, and I am typically very disciplined with the Paleo-diet.  I AM SORRY, but I am consistently working out..
    
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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2010, 02:12:48 AM »
Why did you write an apology, Zen?

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #71 on: September 10, 2010, 05:59:29 AM »
Today's Food and Workout Log (9-9-2010):

     *In all honesty, I had a couple of Sugar-free RedBulls tonight (2).  I know today wasn't really Paleo, but at least I am honest, and I am typically very disciplined with the Paleo-diet.  I AM SORRY, but I am consistently working out..
    

I am addicted to Sugar-Free Rockstar. I've been trying to cut them out and learn to like black coffee. I went as far as posting notes in my wallet not to eat sugary gummy candy and Rockstar. If I don't buy it, I won't consume it. :-)

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #72 on: September 10, 2010, 07:39:28 AM »
   Awesome, then I'm not alone in the quest to cut out Sugar-free drinks...  Just to let you know DTSMA, I began long distance biking (and by long distance, I mean over 10 miles) after reading your food journal a thousand times, hah.

   *Also, I fast for for about 16-17 hours every other day (between 8:00p.m. and 1-2:00p.m.).  I find it extremely easy to do it during these times because I don't eat any late night snacks and I have class all morning and afternoon.

 

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« Reply #73 on: September 10, 2010, 08:20:22 AM »
I was drinking a six pack of Coke Zero a day and I no longer drink it even though my wife still drinks it at home. I don't know if I can give up the Jack3d first thing in the morning, it's instant energy. I assume it's like being a crack addict. 

When I first bought my road bike in 2005, I was cycling about 10-12 miles and then after about 3 months, I was up to 30 miles every other day. The most I have cycled in one day was 103 miles over 6 hours. I did the MS 150 Bike ride from Tampa to Orlando on a Saturday and then back on Sunday. It totaled out to 168 miles over two days. I rode the bike alot between 2005 - 2008 and now I prefer running. I feel that I can get the same workout in 30 minutes rather than riding the bike over 90 minutes/30 miles. 

Keep up the good work.

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #74 on: September 10, 2010, 09:09:18 AM »
       DTSMA! Literally one hour ago, my major advisor reccomended the MS 150 to me (Nashville to the Jack Daniel's Distillery)...  Pretty coincidential.  However, I'm new to working out (3 months), so I'm not in shape for the MS 150.

        Anyways, unfortunately, I tried running for the first month after I started to work out, but my knees began to hurt.  The fact that I'm 22 years-old and my knees mildly hurt sort of shocked me, so I switched to the stationary bike.

        Maybe after this semester (when I'm done with college classes) I will begin to run again.  I'll either start running again or buy a nice road bike and tear it up long distance.  I am a firm believer that endurance training is really important to losing weight, so the longer you exercise, the better...

         *But then again, I know very little about both dieting and personal training...
 
       P.S. Just biked another 11 miles...
« Last Edit: September 10, 2010, 09:15:52 AM by Zensenji »