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Days 2-5 – Primal & Stone Mountain Trip

Day 2 Started off strong. I was ready to stick to the diet and stay positive

My head was in better shape on this morning. The pounding had not returned, but concentrating was difficult. Writing was a challenge. Words were hard to come by.

I spent the morning working on various work projects and in the afternoon changed my focus to trip preparations.

The trip preparations took longer than I expected and I ended up leaving Continue reading Days 2-5 – Primal & Stone Mountain Trip


Day 1 – Continued

Food digest continued:

  • Lunch was a small bowl of cooked steak with onions and green peppers.
  • Afternoon snack was another small handful of cashews, pistachios, and two slices of swiss cheese.
  • London BroilDinner consisted of a salad: romaine, iceberg, radicchio, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and gorgonzola crumbles, and a healthy helping of London Broil
  • Dessert  – None, though I made a bowl of (very tempting) ice cream for my son, I chose not to have any.

My brain continued to feel sluggish Continue reading Day 1 – Continued

Day 1 – primal diet à la Mark’s Daily Apple

Like more than 35% of American adults, I struggle with my weight. I work a sedentary job and I live a mostly sedentary life. I spend the majority of my non-working time on a couch or in a recliner. I eat about 3 meals a day and sometimes I try to make them healthy.

A typical day’s meal

  • Breakfast: Similar to a Bacon, Egg, & Cheese sandwich, my breakfast sandwich is usually either bacon or pork side (non-cured/not-salted almost bacon), fried egg, cheddar cheese, mayo, & sriracha on either an everything bagel or some whole grain bread/toast.
  • Lunch: Leftovers from a previous night’s meal.
  • Dinner: Usually just a meat and some veggies. Sometimes pasta with homemade tomato sauce or butter, garlic, and salt. Followed most nights by a bowl of ice cream or some adult beverages (beer, wine, whiskey).

Over the last 10+ years, I’ve watched my weight climb Continue reading Day 1 – primal diet à la Mark’s Daily Apple