Tuesday, July 19, 2011

19 July Food Diary

I need to get consistent with these things, but nobody is reading anyway!  One thing I've noticed since I've began Paleo is a huge drop in stress.  Work is still hectic, and missiles still have to be fired, but as my body is functioning at a higher level I'm experiencing less stress.  Better sleep has a lot to do with that, but getting in bed at 9:00 p.m. is going to get old soon I'm sure.

Had a solid workout this morning.  On odd weeks we do the 300 Workout twice during the week.  Check it out here (No, thats not me.)

Nutrition was only OK today.  I would've liked to get more fat, protein, and Vitamin A.  

  • 4 Eggs 
  • 3 Link Turkey Sausage
  • 1 TBS EVOO
  • Chicken Fajita Skillet w/ Extra Veggies (no beans, cheese, tortillas, etc)
  • 1/2 cup Guacamole 
  • 4.5 oz of Tuna
  • 15 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 TBS Almond Butter
  • 8 oz Grilled Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 Large Red Bell Pepper grilled w/ EVOO
  • 1 Large Zucchini grilled w/ EVOO

Calories: 1925
Fat: 104
Protein: 176
Carbs: 60
Fiber: 28 (thank you avocado!)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Week of 11 July Averages

Had a great week last week.  Eating was rock solid all around, and my performance in the gym showed it.  I had a great cheat meal Friday night, and overall feeling fantastic.

Here are my averages:
Calories: 2089
Total Fat: 115 g
Carbs: 81 g (includes 243 g cheat meal)
Fiber: 18 g
Protein: 178 g

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

13 July Food and Exercise Diary

Squats, Deadlift, Seated Rows, Delt Pulls, and Lat Pulls


  • Pork Tenderloin - 3 oz
  • Omega Eggs - 4
  • Blackberries - 4 oz
  • EVOO - 1 TBS
  • Pork Tenderloin - 3.5 oz
  • Spring Mix - 2 cups
  • Cherry Tomatoes - 10
  • Walnuts - 1 oz
  • Olive Oil Vinaigrette - 2 Tbs
  • Tuna - 5 oz
  • Almond Butter - 3 Tbs
  • Top Sirloin - 12 oz
  • Asparagus - 20 spears
  • Garden Salad (spring mix, tomatoes, onion) - 2 cups
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette - 1 Tbs
Cals: 2006
Fat: 111 g
Carbs: 41 g
Protein: 203 g
Fiber: 19 g 
VitA: 188%
VitC: 151%

Just a great day of eating, and completely full all day long.  Working on hitting ketosis with the extreme minimal carbs.  

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

12 July Food Diary

Had the day off from the gym today.  Low Cal and Carb day...


  • Turkey Sausage - 3 link
  • Blackberries - 4 oz
  • Large Omega Eggs - 4
  • EVOO - 1 Tbs

Monday, July 11, 2011

11 July Food and Exercise Diary

An overall good day of eating.  I fell short of my protein goal of 180 grams.  I need to assure that I eat at least one 8 oz chicken breast a day to get my numbers back up.  Great workout this morning, quick and efficient.

Exercise 5:00: 

  • Bench Press 3x2 - 225 lbs
  • Incline Dumbells 3x6 - 80 lb DB
  • Close Grip Reverse Press 3x12 - 135 lbs
  • Tri Ext 3x10 - 120 lbs
  • Push Up Circut: Box Decline, Ball Walk, Spiderman Push Up: 3 reps
  • Hooped for 20 minutes

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Week of 4 July Averages, and... Cheat Meal!

Calories: 2068
Fat:: 107 g
Carbs: 72 g (excluding 230 g cheat meal, trying not to skew average)
Protein: 178 g
Fiber: 22 g (but no issue getting rid of processed food)
VitA: 225% DVA
VitC: 533% DVA

Cheat Meal was awesome this week:

4 Slices of Large Pizza Hut Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza
5 Pizza Hut Wings
2 Cups Chocolate Ice Cream
1 Cup Strawberries
2 Sam Adam's Boston Lager

The Cheat Meal was really good, but I could definitely feel it the next morning.

What's the deal here?

My name is Brandon Price, and I'm starting this blog to discuss, promote, and learn about the Paleo/Primal Lifestyle.  I was introduced to the Paleo/Primal Lifestyle on a camping trip from a buddy of mine, Tye.  I was really impressed with his dedication to the lifestyle, especially through a weekend of beers, beers, and then some beers.  I recently got married to a wonderful woman, Amanda, and we've been sharing the Primal journey since our return from our honeymoon almost a month ago.  I started this journey with emailing Tye, asking a million questions, and reading Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution.  What an awesome read!  I also frequent Robb Wolf's Website and Mark Sisson's Daily Apple.  Since getting into it, I've had several friends join in, and we keep up with each other on a Google Thread.  Lots of good discussion there, and I hope this site adds more Primal Like Friends to my network!  A little more about me; I love fishing, especially bass and catfishing.  I'm a die-hard University of Tennessee Football and Basketball Fan (tough times I know).  I enjoy watching our shows, cooking, and spending time with my wife and family.  Most of all, I'm passionate about my relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  My love for the Lord, was the inspiration for the name of my blog: Genesis 1:29
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.”
Do you notice anything in God's conversation with Adam about; Cokes, CheezyPoofs, Pastas, or Snickers?  I didn't think so... keep it natural!

I'm going to use this site to share thoughts, recipes, experiences, results, and a daily log of my Primal Journey.

Hope you enjoy, and be sure to comment!