Friday, January 31, 2014


“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Just as one may revoke bad thoughts, one may revoke bad eating and a bad lifestyle -- with all their attendant downsides.  Day III has me feeling solid, and it's no coincidence.

Strong-ass coffee and a really easy run led to a solid morning of work.  Here's the run (which entailed much walking to stay below 134 at all times):

Mid-morning "snack" of most of the rest of Wednesday's chicken with some more "Artisan Nut-Thins," which again are gluten and wheat free, and a few gulps of kambucha.

I'll post tomorrow or Sunday on what "happens" the rest of today.  In any event:

Thursday, January 30, 2014


I awoke semi-fresh and, of course, proceeded to quaff more strong-ass coffee to get the day going.

After some chill time with the family and a 27 minute warm-up, I did some weights and sprints for about 20 minutes -- at times pretty intense.  Two double shots of wheat grass then led to a productive morning at work. 

At 1100 the 4 eggs that I had scrambled from home (one to three yoke to white) looked too inviting and went down smooth.  Then, later, lunch of chopped turkey salad with avocado.  More coffee, too.

Afternoon snacks:  apple, blueberries, walnuts.

Afternoon walk for 40 minutes.

Dinner:  lots of broccoli; tuna fish with vegannese; cashews; a few sips of Zevia

I know: not much variety or spice.  But for 20 days I am trying to be pretty strict -- for me.  So, for now, I'll leave being a "foodie" to the dorks that like that moniker (apologies to foodies).

"Trying is doing"  Eric Orton


The holidays were rough on me.  More accurately, I was rough on me.  Now it is time to reboot things.  Yesterday I started a 21 day period where I intend to revert back to fat burning via Paleo.

I started yesterday with a few cups of strong-ass coffee.  Then, a 1:34, 7.6 mile trail run with almost 2K elevation gain -- all at a sub134 heart rate (requiring walking at many points).  No food or calories after the run.

Lunch yesterday was going to Sprouts, buying a hot, roasted chicken, returning to my desk, and eating about half of it (the chicken, not the desk).   I did imbibe some gluten-free "Artisan Nut-Thin" crackers with the chicken.  Later on, mid-afternoon, I had some kambucha with some more crackers and almond butter.  Not pure Paleo, but not so bad either.  I slipped in an apple in too.

Dinner:  grass-fed bison burger with mustard, garnished with some cashews, and some almond milk.

Not too glamorous, but I feel good today.  Party on, Wayne.

Important note:  In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, I am using roman numerals to count the days.

PS  I have several gurus for this mission, whose websites are: