Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thor's Day (Yes that's where we get the name)

Had a good weight lifting session today. Worked my chest/triceps.

So, here we are in the deep of winter, there's a foot of snow on the ground and the temperature is barely above zero. At times it's hard to feel motivated. I am so looking forward to the warm weather ahead.

At the beginning of the year I decided I would do a 20 week get in shape challenge. The 20th week ending on Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial start to summer. I want to be in no shirt shape by then. So far I am in the 4th week and my results haven't been exactly stellar. To reach my goal, I figure I need to be 20lbs down by the half way mark and 40lbs down by the end. I need to knuckle down and dial it in to get there. Half way measures provide half way results.

Eats today:

gr. sausage, 3 scrambled eggs and a little shredded cheese--3c

8oz cheeseburger w/mayo--2c

homemade protein bar--6c
hard boiled egg--1c

lc burrito, bacon--6c

homemade protein bar--6c


Daily Total--26

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Woden's Day

gr. sausage, 3 fried eggs--2c

a few almonds--1c
beef stick--1c
8 oz cheeseburger w/mayo--2

mixed nuts--4c

steamed broccoli/cauliflower--0c
1 Tb natural peanut butter--2c

1 stick sf gum--2c

Total carbs--18

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Damn Casino Buffet...

Had one slip up friday night. I had eaten clean all day and then I went to the casino buffet and had a lovely big piece of prime rib, everything is good so far, then for some stupid reason I decide to peruse the dessert cart. Bam! Found a piece of almond joy cream pie. Bam! Found another piece. Bam! Don't worry it'll end soon, after all I was seriously stuffed after eating the prime rib. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah. Bam! I found a brownie.

Since then I've eaten clean. I don't have menus from the weekend but here's Monday's menu:

ground sausage, 3 fried eggs--2c

8oz cheeseburger, w/mayo--2c

3 scrambled eggs--2c

homemade hu-hot with ground beef (sauteed broccoli slaw)--3c
here's a similar recipe but it uses cabbage

homemade protein bar--6c
Thanks Musclehack for a great recipe!

Total carbs=15

Today's Menu:

ground sausage, 3 fried eggs--2c

post workout shake--0c

16oz T-bone steak--0c
mashed cauliflower--0c

low carb tortilla with gr. beef/cheese/sour cream--6c
ground beef--0c

homemade protein bar--6

1 stick sugar free gum--2c

Total carbs--16

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday's Eats

3 eggs--2c
1 sausage patty--0c
4 slices bacon--0c

Hardees Low Carb Monster Burger--4c (estimate for cheese)

cinnamon pork rinds--2c
gr beef, broc/caul--oc

pork chops--0c
mashed caul--0c

Total carbs--8

A very good day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama the Media Darling.

We'll see how long it lasts...

2 sausage patties, 3 eggs--2c

post-workout whey protein shake--0c

3 eggs, scrambled sausage--2c
1 oz cheese--1c

7oz hamburger with broccoli/cauliflower--0c (again, I don't count LC veggies)

protein shake--3c
2TB Natural peanut butter--4c

Total carbs--12c

Wulf Man out.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bye Bye Bush

Am I the only one who thinks the inauguration coverage/hoopla is a bit much?

scrambled sausage, 3 eggs--2c

6 oz cheeseburger--1c
small lettuce salad, 3 TB caesar dressing--3c

2 beef sticks--1c
1 string cheese--1c


16oz t-bone steak--oc

Total carbs--8

I'm giving up coconut oil for a while. I can't help but believe that coconut oil, being a MCT oil will interfere with my body burning my bodyfat. What I mean is my body can be using body fat for fuel and when I take some coconut oil my body will stop burning body fat because coconut oil doesn't need to be metabolized but is immediately used for energy. So my body should stop burning body fat while it's using coconut oil for energy. It's a priority thing. Does this make sense? This assumes I'm in ketosis, which I am. So I'm going to cut it out and see what happens.

Wulf Man out.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Survived the weekend

I ate clean over the weekend. Besides almost beating my brother in law's ass, (he's a whiny little bitch) the weekend went well.

Menu today:

3 eggs, 2 sausage patties, scrambled sausage--2c

2oz cheddar cheese--2c
1/2 lb hamburger with 1 slice pepperjack cheese--1c

Protein shake--3c


Bacon 8 thick cut slices--0c
4 eggs--3c

Total carbs--11
Estimated calories--2950
Estimated protein--190

Also had 2 TB coconut oil and 1 TB fish oil (counted in the total calories). I drank 3 quarts of water, 2 cups of coffee and 1 diet Coke.

Overall a pretty good day. Ate a few more calories than I'd like but kept the carbs low. I'll watch the calories a little better tomorrow and shoot for the 2500 range.

Wulf Man out.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Marking my Spot (lift's leg)

Gonna start my own little blog to document how I go from being out of shape to ripped and shredded. Stay tuned. It's going to be one helluva ride!

The Basics.
Six foot tall male. Started out in 2000 at 297 lbs. Went on the Atkins diet and lost 110lbs over the next 2 years. Over the past 6 years I've gained about 60 of that back. Today I top the scale at 252 lbs and am starting a journey to get down to a lean, ripped 185 or whatever the scale ends up at. As long as I'm lean and ripped I don't care what the scale reads.

To do this I will be eating low carb, lifting weights and doing high intensity interval training. When I get closer to goal I will make some changes and probably start some sort of cyclical ketogenic diet.

I've been at induction level carbs since the beginning of the year and feel my body is well adjusted to using fat as fuel. So next week I will start counting my calories and we'll get the ball rolling.

While the "official" blog roll out isn't until this Monday I'm going to start posting my meals today.

3 eggs (fried in butter - all my eggs will be cooked in butter)--2c
4 oz cooked suasage--0c

1/2 c cubed turkey breast in salad with shredded cheese and 3 tb caesar dressing--4c
I don't count the carbs in my lc veggies. It wasn't eating too many of those that made me fat.

5 pork cutlets--0c
2 pieces low carb pizza--7c
I used this recipe with different toppings

In addition, today I've had 2 TB coconut oil and 1 TB fish oil. As well as my vitamins, which I'll list someday.

Total carb count=13

I have a family get together over the weekend and need to get busy making my low carb food to take along. I'm making meatballs to take. Along with those I'll bring meat sticks, cheese, protein shakes, Just the Cheese chips, almonds/mac nuts and pork rinds. Not the best, but it should keep me from eating a bunch of brownies and other junk.

On a side note, it was -34 last night. That's air temp, not wind chill. It set an all time record low. Brrr.

Wulf Man out.