Saturday, 30 September 2017

Slow Carb Diet – day 5 (CHEAT DAY!!)

9:00 am 166.2 lbs / 17.8% BF / 62.7% water

I know this really should be Day 6, but I started on a Tuesday and I want Saturday to be cheat day. I’m probably more excited about cheat day than I should be. Or maybe that’s how it’s supposed to work. Delayed gratification and “reward” for making it through the other 6 days (which really weren’t that bad). Anyway, let’s get this party started.

I’m not even going to list meals. I’m just kinda going to be at the trough all day.

apple fritter (pretty small one. it said 340 calories on the tray.)
small Simple Orange juice
some cookies and cream ice cream (i’ll finish the pint today for sure.)

Actual, cooked breakfast included 2 fried eggs, chicken thigh, 4 smallish cinnamon pancakes topped with fried bananas and agave nectar (didn’t have maple syrup) and 12 oz coffee with milk and sugar. Not a bad start, if a little late.

I had to come back to the last pancake and half a fried banana that I washed down with another mug of coffee with cream and sugar. Then I had some more ice cream. I’m very full.

After working in the yard for a while and just drinking water, I had an apple for a snack. I haven’t had nearly as much fruit as I wanted. I was really looking forward to fruit. Oh well.

Then dinner time rolled around and it was finally time to head to Dan’s Hamburgers. I love cheese burgers. One medium jalapeno cheese burger, small fries and a small chocolate shake. I forgot to weigh the burger (or anything for that matter), but it was pretty big. It might be better that I didn’t weigh anything. I might have felt too ashamed to continue. It was all delicious and I ate every bite.

And now I finished my ice cream from this morning. I don’t feel proud… or very well. It’s funny that I used to eat at least this much every day, but then I rode bicycle delivery all day and pedicabbed at night on the weekends. Who knows how many calories I consumed or burned. I weighed 145 pounds though.

The Return of Bucephalus

Finally got to ride this bike home from my shop today after getting hit on it last February. New forks, new stem, new bottom end, new front master cylinder, new front tire. It’s acting a little funny, running a little rough, but I’m not sure it’s got enough oil, and the gas in it is pretty old. Also, suddenly the brake light doesn’t work, but that should be pretty easy to track down. I mean, it’s only 2 wires after all. Super excited to have this bike back on the road. Sorta. It still needs a points cover too.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Dietary Supplements

I just ordered a shitload of supplements from Amazon for my diet. I ordered the recommended stack from The 4 Hour Body (allicin garlic, alpha-lipoic acid, policosanol, and decaf green tea extract) for fat loss to accompany the slow carb diet. I also ordered several supplements for my brain; ginko biloba for brain function and memory, 5-HTP appetite control and cognitive function, and b-complex for all of the above and to compliment the 4HB stack.

Game on I guess.

Slow Carb Diet – Day 4

About 6.5 hours sleep. Was difficult to get up initially, but woke up pretty quickly.

165.4 lbs / 17.7% bf / 62.8% water

Breakfast

2 eggs (fried)
spinach
1/2 cup lentils
16+ oz water
12 oz coffee w/ 1 tsp coconut oil, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Lunch

1:30 pm
2 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup lentils
salad (iceberg, spinach, cucumber, carrot)
water

Dinner (Chuy’s)

7:30 pm
1/2 basket chips w/ small bowl of ground beef, beans, jalapenos and queso
chicken enchiladas
refried beans
mixed vegetables
2 12 oz beers

Late Night Snack

11:30 pm
small handful of mixed nuts
1 hard boiled egg

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Slow Carb Diet – Day 3

3 hours of sleep. fuck i’m tired 🙁

165.6 lbs / 17.7% BF / 62.8 %
still no body measurement

still no bowel movement since Monday or Tuesday

Breakfast

7:15 am
2 eggs
1/2 cup black beans
spinach
water
coffee (first of many today)

Lunch

12:15 pm
Chicken shawarma (no bread)
Tabbouleh
Hummus
Olives

I don’t know the amounts because I was at work on a construction site. I kept it pretty reasonable though.

Dinner

8:00 pm
1 chicken thigh
Broccoli
1/2 avocado
Lentils

Snack

9:30 pm
hard boiled egg

I’m really looking forward to cheat day. I didn’t realize I’d miss fruit so much. I’m thinking 1 meal will be something like a big-ass sandwich, side of fruit (maybe fruit salad) and a pint of ice cream for dessert. Then more fruit. And pizza. And probably pho.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Slow Carb Diet – Day 2

6:45 am – 165.8 lbs 17.9 bf 62.7 %

Breakfast

7:00 am
1/2 cup black beans
2 eggs cooked in butter
2.9 oz spinach
12 oz coffee (+1 tsp virgin, unfiltered coconut oil, +1/4 tsp vanilla extract, +1/2 tsp cinnamin)
16+ oz water

8 oz coffee at work
12 oz bottle water

Lunch

noon
2 oz chicken
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 avocado
fresh onion
1 very small tomato
salad (iceberg, carrots, cucumber)
1 hard boiled egg
16+ oz water

Yesterday’s lunch seemed like a little too much, so this is just a little less.

several bottles of water at work

Snack

5:00 pm
hard boiled egg
handful of mixed nuts (not really legal, but it is what was on hand)

Dinner

8:00ish pm
1 chicken thigh
1/2 cup black beans
sauteed onions, mushrooms, green beans
salad (iceberg, spinach, carrot, cucumber)

several more bottles at work

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Slow Carb Diet – Day 1

This is Day 1 for me of the Slow Carb diet. I read about it in The 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferris. I know I should wait for the scale I ordered to start it so I have accurate starting stats, but I figured it couldn’t hurt. So I have no accurate weight or body fat info for this first post. I estimate that I weigh 170 lbs (based on last time I weighed myself) and about 17% body fat (based on pictures in 4-Hour Body). My target is 155-160 with 10-12% body fat. It’s been too long since I was that lean (145 lbs, 8-10% body fat), and I pretty much lived on a bicycle (pedicab and bike delivery) at that time. Anyway, here we go on the Slow Carb Diet!

Breakfast

2 eggs fried in butter
a good handful of spinach, wilted
1/2 cup black beans
1 cup of black tea with 1/2 tsp agave nectar and 1 1/2 tbsp whole milk
32+ oz water

I know agave nectar and milk aren’t on the diet, but I’m out of coffee and this is about the only way I like tea. I’ll get more coffee today.

12 oz water (one bottle)
~6 oz coffee (black)

Lunch

1 cup black beans (lightly salted and peppered)
2.4 oz chicken breast
1/2 avocado
2 hard boiled eggs
brussel sprouts
broccoli
16+ oz water

this might have been a little too much food

12 oz water (one bottle)
6-10 oz coffee

Update (6:00 pm): Starting stats are 170 lbs even, 18.6% body fat and 62% water. Pretty good guess work.

Dinner

3/4 cup black beans
2.6 oz chicken
green beans
fresh onion
fresh tomato
1/2 avocado

Never did poop, but man did I ever pee a lot.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Slow Carb Diet

I’m about to start the Slow Carb Diet as described by Tim Ferris in his book The 4-Hour Body. I just need to order the bio-impedance scale and body measuring tape. And go to the grocery store. It seems like a pretty easy diet. It’s mostly about what not to eat rather than counting calories or something like that. The only thing I don’t know about is all the meat. I haven’t been eating a lot of meat and I rather like it that way. Anyway, I’ll see how the whole diet goes.