Friday, August 31, 2012


1 pound ground beef
1 egg
Gourmet burger spices from Weber
Chopped cilantro
Half onion, chopped small

Cooked in a pan with coconut oil and a bit of bacon fat

Once they are cooked, 10-15 minutes, add tomato sauce and simmer a bit. They were delicious!

And I'm having a beer that I got for my birthday, yum! Three day weekend at home: commence!

Journal: yay starting weightlifting again, boo bills

Weight: down 3.4 pounds! (starting weight measured on 8/27)
Eggs and bacon from Alcyone
Small hot chocolate

Just saw on my health care website that I owe about $2700 in bills from 2 ER visits. Why can't urgent care be open 24 hours... or why can't health issues happen during regular business hours? At least I have insurance though, or else the amount was closer to $9K!

Lunch: Chicken Cesar salad from Alcyone with disappointing sliced deli meat instead of sliced whole chicken breast :( This is what I get for not planning ahead and making/bringing my lunch! Disappointment!

Also, got the car checked, the check engine light is for the knock sensor. $222, and if I can find that 10% off coupon they sent me for the holidays it'll be $200! Weekend mission: find coupon!

Gigantic juicy green grapes

15 min on elliptical, level 3
12 reps, bench press, 12.5# each hand, 3 sets
12 reps, bicep curl, 12.5# each, 3 sets
12 reps lat pulldown, 55# ,3 sets
12 tricep dips, 3 times

I need to get my trainer sheets from my old gum and go through my lifting books to design some routines for myself... I don't know what I'm doing here without written instructions! Our sure feels good to lift again though. This should get my fat loss and muscle gain kicked up, especially paired with cardio 2x a week in kickboxing.

Now I'm home, time to whip up some dinner... 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lunch, snacks and dinner

Left over curry chicken (not much meat) and peppers over cabbage
2 cups green grapes
4 stalks celery

Snack: 1 square Lindt Hint of Sea Salt chocolate

Snack: 1 Stretch Island Fruit leather

Workout: 1 hour kickboxing class, wearing Vibrams

3-4 oz salmon
2 Tbsp home made pesto
sauteed veggies in coconut oil (celery, onion, carrot, summer squash, garlic)

4 oz coconut milk
2 oz water
2 peaches handful green grapes
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 Tbsp Almond butter
5 ice cubes

I'm hoping my posts will get more interesting but for now I'll be doing mostly food journal style! I plan to be spending more weekends at home so this should give me time to create things and blog about them!


2 pcs bacon
Smoothie (made about 4 cups):
4oz coconut milk
2oz water
1 small beet
2 handfuls spinach
1 nectarine
1 cup blueberries
5 ice cubes