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06/28/2012 – Good Eats

29 Jun

Howdy! After my rant yesterday, I still felt like crap and my stomach didn’t look too pretty either. BLEH! Here’s a pic of the jar of cashews. It was filled to the rim until I crushed it.

More importantly, what did I do today to recover from my nut binge. I woke up in the morning and did my 45 minute walk, took my greens, probiotics, and fish oil. Even though you can get probiotics from sauerkraut and bone broth, I still take a supplement in case I’m not able to eat my probiotics. As far as greens…well, you can never get enough greens(says Jen).

Once I got to my desk at work, I scarfed down an egg mushroom omelet with veggies and avocado.
There’s lots of brussel sprouts hiding underneath those eggs.

For lunch I ate leftover top sirloin with veggies and 1/4 of an avocado, and roasted beets.

I eat a lot of avocado on rest days. I usually take one avocado and split it into 4s. The servings is suppose to be 1/4 a cup, so I think splitting it into 4s is okay.

For my 3rd meal, I had leftover GrassFed Rib Eye with sauerkraut and nuked broccoli.

I had sous vide some pork belly last night, so that was going to be dinner for hubby and I. I also put some drumsticks into the oven and roasted it with cabbage. The pork belly turned out delicious! I marinated it with garlic powder, 5 Chinese Spice, Salt, and Pepper. I took the pork belly out in the morning and let it dry on the counter while I was at work. When we were close to eating, I put the pork belly in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes(door ajar). This made the skin a bit crispy. Of course, I didn’t really enjoy any of the fat. I peeled off the fat and just ate the meat. Surprisingly, there was plenty of meat to go around. Yummy!

My plate consisted of mustard greens with bell peppers, pork, and 1 small drumstick. I ate probably a little too much protein, because I picked at the pork while cutting it up.

The week is almost over! Day 7 of 100 Day Push Up Challenge done. WOOPY!

On a side note, I am going back to Yoga. I will try to go once a week at first and see how it fits into my schedule. I don’t want it to interfere with my time with the family, so I’m going to either have to go before work on Tuesday or Thursday or during lunch. It feels so rushed going at lunch, which is the exact opposite of how I want to feel, so I’ll play it by ear. Once a week is my goal.

06/27/2012 -Good Eats and Overeating

28 Jun

Aaaah, everything was great with my eats today until the end. Sigh. Let’s start off with all the good eats I had through the day.

After I got to my desk(8ish), I quickly scarfed up my egg white omelet with mushrooms and veggies. I roasted some beets, so I had some of that as well. I’m not sure how I feel about beets yet. They still have this weird after taste to me. Anyways, today was a starchy day, so I had my sweet potato and fruit.



I ate lunch around 12. It was Moroccan Meatballs with veggies and more of the beets from my breakfast.

I had my third meal right before I left work at 4. Pan-seared scallops with sauteed greens and carrots. Yummy!

All those meals kept me full until 7:30. We didn’t want to eat until after we put the kids to bed. I had SousVided a few pieces of GrassFed Sirloin Tip Steaks and all I needed to do was pan fry them. It turned out delicious! I had that with Dill Pickle Sauerkraut and Ginger Beet sauerkraut. My fats were avocado and macadamia nuts.

Now…here comes the bad. I decided to roast some cashews for emergency purposes. I ended up tasting a few, and all of a sudden, I ate almost all of the cashews that I did roast. 😦 I should of stopped myself, but I didn’t! Ugh! I feel pudgy now and not really happy with myself. I did so well, then I decided to snack. I need to stay focused and not slip at all. Jen has given me rules on the “off meal” plans and I should implement them the correct way, not take advantage of them. I should feel lucky that I even get “off meal” plans. This makes me want to go run a few miles, or do an extra workout. But no, I will not do that. I must deal with overeating by other means. I can’t continue to compensate bad habits with over-training. That will just get me in trouble with my hormones and screw them up even more. Okay, rant over. Today(Thursday) will be better!

03/23/2012 – Good Eats

24 Mar

Looks like my diet might be changing on Monday, depending on how I weigh in on Sunday. I got about 3 weeks left with my Nutrition Coach, and things are progressing. A lot of my pants are looser, which I love. I can see definition in my arms, but not as much as I’d like. I gotta stick to my goals and focus, especially if my diet is going to be stricter these next few weeks. And by strict, I mean ketosis.

Check out Jenna Phillips’ 90 day mission of being completely Paleo. Here is her progress pic comparing day 1 and day 52. She’s doing a video everyday, giving types on eating out, recipes, and workouts. Gotta love the determination!

Sorry for the rambling. Onto my eats for this beautiful Friday.

4:00AM(B) – I scarfed down my usual egg omelet with 1/2 tblsp of Justin’s Almond Butter and 1 slice of Ezekiel bread. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to eating this breakfast. Maybe that’s why I wake up so early because I know good food is waiting for me.

6:00AM(S1) – After my WOD, I quickly gulped down my SFH PWO Whey Protein with 1 tbslp of flaxseed.

10:30AM(S2) – I was getting hungry at 9:30 already, but I held out and when it was time, I scarfed my snack down.

1:15PM(L) – I was hungry before 1 too! I quickly scarfed down my nuked yam, turkey breast, and salad.

I left work early to get my lash extensions. Because I’m not indulging in food, I indulge in other things. πŸ˜‰

4:15PM(S3) – I munched on chicken jerky from Steve’s Original and 10 macadamia nuts. Yum Yum!

7:30PM(D) – Before I left in the afternoon to go visit my BFF, I dumped a vacuum sealed piece of salmon into my SousVide Supreme at 140 degrees. Usually it only takes about 45-50 minutes for it to fully cook. I didn’t come home until 2 hours later, you would think the salmon overcooked, but NOPE. It was pure butta! Once we got home and put both kids to bed, I scarfed down my salmon, roasted butternut squash, and roasted broccoli. The portion of my salmon might have been more than 4oz, but I scarfed it all down anyways. I need the energy for CrossFit Games Open WOD 12.5 right?!

If you haven’t picked up a SousVide Supreme, you should do it now. It’s on sale on Amazon for $429! And the SousVide Supreme Demi is on sale for $329. Great prices if you ask me!

03/17/2012 – Good Eats and CrossFit Games Open WOD 12.4

18 Mar

Another cloudy, cold, and rainy day in the South Bay. We didn’t do anything special besides sit around the house, wash clothes, play with kids, and do CrossFit Open Games WOD 12.4.

Here’s how I ate for the day.

7:45AM(B) – 5 egg white plus 1 whole egg omelet with 1 slice of Ezekiel Bread and 1/2 tblsp of Justin’s Almond Butter. I always look forward to breakfast. I was so hungry, I forgot to snap a pic.

10:20AM(S1) – Same ole snack, but oh so satisfying. 3oz grassfed ground beef patty with 3.5 oz nuked yam.

I decided to make some ribs for hubby. I bought BBQ Hickory Smoked Beef Back Ribs from U.S. Wellness Meats. They were half cooked, so I just dumped the whole package into the SousVide Supreme. Once it finished thawing, I plopped the ribs into the oven and turned on the broiler. Here’s the finished product:

I’m not going to lie, I took a couple nibbles to see how soft it was.

12:15PM(L) – So right before I left to CFPA, I had a salad with turkey breast and nuked yam.

BTW, I got 124 reps for the open workout. I did not have good form, and was looking up at the target the entire time. I wasn’t catching and throwing the ball with my palms either. My fingers were doing the throwing, and that is not good technique. Something to work on! So proud of everyone at the gym. Good times for sure. πŸ™‚

2:00PM(S2) – After my 12.4 heat, I gulped down my SFH Whey Protein with 1 tblsp of flax seed.

4:10PM(S3) – This snack could not come soon enough. I had less than 3oz of Chicken Jerky from Paleo Kits, and macadamia nuts. Delicious. I’m worried I might not be portioning out the jerky right, because each package contains 2.9oz. I know dried meat loses it’s weight, and I’m suppose to be measuring raw meat. I try not to eat the whole package.

6:30PM(D) – My nutrition coach reminded me to stay focus tonight. I had salmon plus roasted brussel sprouts and leftover roasted Kabocha squash. Yummy. I could of eaten more, but didn’t. πŸ™‚

Hope everyone enjoyed their Saturday and whoever got passed the Wall Balls with 12.4…more power to you! You are my idol!

03/16/2012 – Good Eats

17 Mar

Here’s a quick recap of what I ate on my day off. It was cloudy and cold all day and I couldn’t take the kids out to play.

4:00AM(B) = 5 egg white plus 1 egg omelet with 1 slice of Ezekiel Bread and 1/2 tblsp of Justin’s Almond Butter.

6:00AM(S1) – SFH Whey Protein with 1 tblsp of Flaxseed

10:45AM(S2) – 3oz GrassFed Ground beef with 1 roasted sweet potato.

1:30PM(L) – I sous vide a turkey breast seasoned with salt, pepper, and ghee. Once it came out of the sous vide, I broiled the turkey in the oven for 15 minutes to get the skin nice and crispy. I portioned out the turkey for lunch for the next few days.

Here’s my salad plate with roasted sweet potatoes on the side.

4:15PM(S3) – I had my Paleo Kit Chicken Jerky with macadamias nuts. Love the jerky! Nice and spicy.

6:30PM(D) – We decided to go to Yuki Sushi for dinner. I had the grilled salmon with a salad and a few pieces of sashimi. It was yum, but I wish I had more veggies because I was still hungry!

03/14/2012 – Good Eats

15 Mar

I feel so much better today. I can definitely say it was food poisoning. I ate turkey that was left out overnight. NOT GOOD. I didn’t go into CFPA because I wanted to rest and make sure I don’t tire myself out. I missed time trials. Oh well.

Just because I didn’t get to the gym doesn’t mean I was able to actually sleep. I got into work by 5:30, and started chomping away.

7:00AM(B) – I was so happy to actually eat breakfast and not think about yacking. Egg omelet with 1 slice of Ezekiel bread and 1/2 tblsp of Justin’s Almond butter.

10:30AM(S1) – Ate my 3oz of GrassFed Ground Beef with 3.5oz of roasted sweet potato. This stayed in my stomach too. Yummy!

I left work at 11:30 and planted myself at Starbucks. I had a phone call to take, but decided to cancel it and work on more interesting things. I’ve been thinking about making an iPhone App or mobile website. This is just for experience so I could put on my resume. Looks like it’s going to be a fun project if I can find a specific time to just sit down and focus. I did a lot of research today, and wish I could spend all my Wednesday at a coffeshop just working on a hobby. Too bad I have to pay for a college education. πŸ˜‰ Those damn kids I tell ya!

1:30PM(L) – I finally ate lunch and was scared to eat it. The last thing I remember was puking turkey and salad. Today I had salad with sweet potatoes and 4oz of chicken. It went down well. πŸ™‚

4:15PM(S2) – I left Starbucks and munched on my snack. I bought a 25 pack of Chicken Jerky from Steve’s Original Paleo Kits. The jerky is made with clean ingredients and is packaged perfectly(2.9oz to be exact). I thought this would be good instead of just eating plain old chicken all the time. I tried to estimate and not eat all the jerky, because dried or cooked meat measures differently than raw meat. I had macadamia nuts with it. The one problem with the jerky is that the sodium count is a bit high. Guess they used a ton of sea salt. Good tasty stuff though!

6:20PM(D) – When I got home, I threw some Kabocha Squash into the oven and roasted it for 30 minutes. Then I took out two GrassFed Top Sirloin steaks that I had in the freezer and threw them in the SousVide Supreme. It only took about an hour for them to cook. I seared it on both sides for 2 minutes. Look at the perfection!

And here was my dinner plate…

That’s all folks! Hope you guys had a good day! CrossFit Games Open 12.4 is going to be killa!!!

2/05/2012 – Super Bowl Sunday

6 Feb

I barely escaped today without a cheat. It was close, I couldn’t even snack on anything like fruit. I must stay focus and remember the end goal…be strong while being at a happy weight. Here’s how I spent the day.

8:15AM(B) – 3oz sweet potato with 2oz chicken breast, 1 egg and 1/2 cup of egg whites. I switched the Ezekiel bread with sweet potatoes today because I wanted to change it up a bit. We’ll see if it has any impact on my weight and recovery next week.

After breakfast, I took lil’ munchkin’ to the Campbell Farmer’s Market and picked up all our veggies for the next week. I didn’t eat lunch until late because I wanted to eat the steak that was going on the grill. I might of had a little bit more than I was suppose to, but I definitely didn’t go overboard. Hubby grilled the steaks(top sirloin, skirt steak, and rib eye) and links after they came out of the SousVide Supreme

2:15PM(L) – Approximately 5.5oz oz of Skirt Steak with salad, half an avocado, half an apple. I was so tempted just to take a bite of all the other good meats, but stayed strong and just picked up a couple more slices of skirt steak.

4:30PM(S) – Almost 3.5 oz of chicken with 1oz of macadamia nuts

6:30PM(D) – 3.5 oz of Primal Palate’s Turkey Meatloaf w/ sauteed kale and roasted curry cauliflower.

Alrighty, I better go to sleep before I consume anything bad.