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Month: October 2009

Day Six

Dinner today was broiled chicken with creamed spinach and potatoes. This has to be the best way to fix chicken hands down. I covered the chicken breasts with olive oil, a little bit of kosher salt and a good bit Read more…


Day Five

Today’s observations include a further reduction in cravings and an increase in energy levels. I’m taking two steps at a time on the stairs and it’s still kicking my butt but in a good way. When I do two steps, Read more…


Day Four

One of the more serious challenges I’ve faced is getting stuck out and having to try and decide what to eat that doesn’t completely kill the diet. Wraps of various sorts from various sources should be ok and more than Read more…


Day Three

Today was much easier as far as the cravings. They’re still there but the edge of desperation is gone. Also I skipped lunch due to a busy day at work and survived fine by leaning heavy on the trail mix. Read more…


Day Two

My legs are a bit sore. Think I forgot to mention that to integrate exercise into this program, I decided to use the stairs at the office and in the parking garage for the first two weeks. That means five Read more…


A Great Find…

The Kid was looking for books on samurai so we went to the local library and I stumbled across Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve in the young adult section. The cover had a great illustration of airships and a steampunk Read more…


Day One

For all my hype and posturing, Day One really doesn’t amount to much. It’s too early in the game for one’s body to realize that stuff is missing and instigate all manner of cravings. But it is the first day Read more…


The Plan

The dietary lifestyle I intend to persue is based on the paleolithic diet but greatly simplified and designed to function within a modest budget. I will cut out three things: sugar, wheat products and dairy. This gets pretty close to Read more…


Coffee tastes like…coffee?

Part of this adventure is tracking down all the bad stuff in the foods I normally enjoy. Take, for instance, coffee. It’s in the news this week, by the way, but that didn’t prompt my examination of my favorite morning Read more…