Sunday, September 23, 2012

No Time

Still working on PB challenge but I obviously have no time to blog.  Seriously, I have not even been to MDA in at least a week.  Life needs to settle down.  Well actually, I like being this busy and it is just that writing any thoughts down outside of my daily plans is just too much.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PB Challenge - Day 2

OK, Obviously I started one day after the official launch since I did not go to MDA until 9 PM on Monday.

Day 2 focus: Law 2: Avoid Poisonous Things
For me that is sugar and grains.  My tendency to seek out that which is detrimental to my desires is kicking in and pointing me towards eating some crappy sweet junk.  On a non-challenge day I would find a way to justify doing just that but I am determined to make it through today with minimal, no, without shooting myself in the foot.

Day 1 review, it was a successful day.  Well, mostly.
For WOE (way of eating), I stuck to eating plants and animals with only one french fry sneaking in there.  My daily intake consisted of:
2 cups Bulletproof Coffee , well, sans the MCT oil this morning.
2 slices of bacon
1 bag of Brussels sprouts (steamed in my new steamer for the office)
1/3 bar salted Kerrygold butter (on the sprouts)
3 large pork ribs (from Pappa's BBQ)
1 french fry
part of tossed salad, dry.
1/16th bar 85% dark chocolate
1 tsp of raw, local honey at bedtime.
 For WOM (way of moving, to include play), I took Bella to walk early a.m. and at halftime of the US Soccer televised match; and went to hockey class (1 hour long session) for play.  We were a couple of minutes late (~3) hitting the ice for the opening drills (and warmup) and the closing 4x4 scrimmage was a 22 minute affair of HIIT.  Thought I might puke after a couple of my shifts on the ice.  Playing 4x4, full ice with only 7 each per side means that you are out on the ice A LOT even while you are trying to limit your shifts to 1 minute each.  I did manage to miss the "superman" drill that I so dislike at the beginning though.  Since I dislike it I probably need to make sure that I get there in time to DO it.  Generally an individual will avoid what they suck at which prevents them from ever moving on to not sucking at what they are avoiding.  Or at least that applies to me...
For WOL (way of life, sleep and sun)
OK, this is where I was not so successful. With the "play" happening from 9:30pm to 10:30pm that means that we did not get home from the rink until after 11pm.  Then showers mean not hitting the bed until after 11:30, feeling wired with no hope of falling to sleep for a long while.  With the alarm set for 4:45 which would have us getting to work late (but we have late meetings this afternoon so we will be at work late anyway) that means way to little sleep.  I also did not make it out into the sunlight at all.  I hope to improve this segment of "way" in the coming days.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rabies Scare

No good deed goes unpunished.
Long story short... in trying to help a stray dog in a mall parking lot (at ~11 pm, that is the longest part of the story) next to the freeway feeder road I managed to get bitten on the cheek.  Only superficial but still a little disconcerting.  OK, a lot disconcerting.   
Oh, and we did eventually find the dog's home, roust the family at 12:40 in the morning and determine that the dog has probably not had a rabies shot.  Well, we think that is the assessment as the man that answered the door spoke broken English and my husband speaks broken Spanish.
So, after a trip to the emergency room that saw us getting home at 3am it is not likely that I will get rabies but we will go by the dog's house in 10 days to make sure it is still OK before a final decision on the shots will be made...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Best vacation videos (at least for us)

While this post is late in coming as we got home from Hawaii nearly 2 weeks ago, these represent the two best, less than 1 minute each, vacation videos ever for us. Yeah, you can see from the screen view that it is a white-tipped man-in-the-gray-suit, about 6-7 feet in length that swam right underneath us. 

This happened at Black Rock, Ka'anapali, Maui where we snorkel whenever we are not doing anything in particular.  We always stay at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel (best place to stay) and this is just a short walk down the beach.
We had a great time as always and of course I went way off the reservation eating wise and have stayed there since we got back.  TODAY I get back on the Primal Blueprint land.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

3/22/12 What the heck am I doing these days...

Well, very busy.  On the fitness front I am working on Cold Thermogenesis (CT).  The funny thing is that when I was back getting my undergrad Chemistry degree I thought about trying this but since I have always been cold adverse I did not do it.  Back then I was interested in Heat-Shock Proteins and Cell Apoptosis.  Whether or not it is effective for weight loss and/or spot trimming (via mechanisms similar to Zeltiq procedures) it will certainly enable me to be less effected when entering the Pacific during this year's Hawaii trip in late April.
I think one of the most rewarding things for me at this time (early in the process) is the opportunity to get wrapped up in the biochemistry from the blog and references.  Having access to some of the full text versions of studies due to the institution where I work is a major bonus.  It is re-wetting my my passion and reinvigorating my brain.  Too bad I went off the research path so many years ago.

Monday, March 5, 2012

3/5/12 Breakfast of Champions

Liver, pastured Eggs, Caviar, Coffee with Raw Cream.  Liver and Eggs cooked in tallow.  Truly the breakfast of Champions.  I feel good.
The menu is, or was, a stretch for me.  I don't think it will be a stretch in the future.  I also suspect that I will not need lunch today.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras into Lent 2012

 What I want:
Temperament: Quiet, calm, honest, driven, finisher.
Fitness: 1. Comfortably wearing size 29x32 Levi's 501 jeans (by Apr. 8,12). 
2. Comfortably wearing a bikini with no coverup, able to look at pictures 
and not be embarrassed by fat stores (by Apr. 8,12)
3. Able to pull myself up and over a barrier (by Dec 25,12).
Health: Well rested, clear skinned.
Skills: Spanish speaking, ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA) (by Dec 25,12).

What I will do:
3. At least one hard strength workout a week, and at least one surfing workout a week.   
4. Get to hockey class and push to complete exhaustion. (OMG just got an email about tonight's practice.  Last one of the 8 week session and the scrimmage will be 40 minutes of alternating 1 minute shifts.  ImaGonnaDie.  happily though)
5. Mindfully make decisions before taking action: Prior to SPEAKING, eating or drinking anything (other than water), take a moment to consider the impact.  Say a prayer, practice the new form of the Confiteor, Nicene Creed, or Act of Contrition.  Slow down, take some time out to think.
6. Spend at least 1 hour, preferably 2 hours per week with Rosetta Stone.  
7. Don't expect perfection but strive for excellence.