I’ve always had a desire to walk across the United States. I suppose there is a part of me that sees this as a crazy adventure that’s ultimately doable. I think it’s a cool metaphor in general. You just have to put one foot in front of the other and repeat over and over again until you hit the other Ocean.
I also have this odd idea that I’d like to get a bunch of men together and over many months build and launch a Viking Long Boat. I think they look cool, they can be rowed and sailed. And they usually transport hairy men that hold as their ultimate goal, death by battle followed by an afterlife in a crazy Viking bar. This one holds the attraction of crazy project under the guise of historical reconstruction.
I’d like to build my own tiki structure. First we need a house with a yard big enough, then the money to obtain the materials… I think this one just satisfies a yearning to recreate themed experiences. I like rum drinks, perhaps that’s the best excuse.
It’s been a long time since I updated this. The good news is that it’s not because I’ve given up trying to loose weight. On the contrary, I’ve lost 55 pounds so far. We’ve been mostly doing 30 on, take a day of whatever, then 30 on. Sometimes we’ve dropped a meal in at the two week mark that wasn’t paleo, but otherwise it’s been pretty consistent. This past weekend we visited family and went a little crazy. Let me tell ya… bad eating habits are like a bad relationship that keeps showing up at the front door. You know she’s bad for you, but you have a history. You end up waking up at the end of the weekend wondering if she robbed you of more than your dignity. The upshot of a hard weekend like that, it reminds you how bad food can literally make you feel bad.
So we push on. Comedy is still going strong. During the start of the school year, I backed off a bit, but November looks very busy and there is a big show coming up in December. Looking forward to it.
So this past week we completed “the Whole 30.” It was difficult, but got easier as the time went on. I lost 30 pounds, and can feel that. The next day, we had pizza, a salad (with cheese and legumes, both items not allowed on the diet) and finished it off with a piece of MUD PIE. Pizza was okay, I thought I would enjoy it more, I didn’t really. But the mud pie??? OMG… heaven with every bite. The next day, we started a new 30.
There are some things I miss while on the diet… a drink… sometimes I miss milk… CAKE…real ice cream. I don’t miss sodas. I don’t miss most things on a regular basis, the diet has de-emphasized food a bit. It’s been a good thing.
On the comedy front… things have been great. A show at the Purple Onion, just did two shows this past Friday. More shows on the horizon. It’s exciting and I really enjoy it. I need to write more material, but I’ve had some good reactions to the sets I’ve been doing.
Had a great night performing comedy tonight. Did 25 minutes and it all was well received. Food wise…harder day. I started making dinner too late tonight, so I had to leave before it was done. Sooooo I had to grab something at the club… luckily they were making chicken satay…so I just had the chicken without the peanut sauce and I had the cucumber salad that came with it. Small amount of food, still tasty though. When I came home I ate a few pieces of roasted chicken and some honeydew melon.
Still waiting to feel some of the effects of the change in diet, but I do feel good that I haven’t had some of the crap I had been eating in the past.
Comedywise… tonight felt really good and I’m hoping that making a few connections in the city will help move this forward.
Yesterday went well. I made sure I had some iced tea during the day, which helped. So far the part I’m most amazed by is that I haven’t had any added sugar or sugar in the ingredients and I’m not tweaking like a junky yet. We’ve walked each morning, and when we got back this morning we had a vegie Frittata. It was much better than I thought it would be. When we made the omelet on Monday I noticed that the eggs didn’t fluff up that much since we hadn’t splashed in any milk or cream. So today for the frittata I added some coconut milk. It helped. Didn’t change the flavor that I could tell.
Pretty excited that we are hanging in there. I know it’s early, but this feels like a great move.
Breakfast was pretty easy. We got up early and walked for 45 minutes, when we got home we did a large omelet with spinach and tomato. A tad odd not having cheese on it, but it was fine. Also added some melon and had more of that melon between meals. I’ve had water… and this afternoon I had an iced tea. For lunch I made pork chops. I also boiled eggs for some snacks.
Feeling a little disoriented, but I can’t tell if this is no sugar, or just not enough sleep. Either way, still alive…lol So far so good.
So tomorrow and for the next 30 days, the Mrs and I will not eat flour, processed foods, sugar, alcohol, added sweeteners, nor dairy. I’m not sure what part of that scares me more. But I’m excited for the challenge. We tossed out most of those offenders, we bought a ton of groceries for this. While the inspiration is primarily Paleo, I may be eating a few more fruits than is recommended. But no sodas, no sweet teas, no desserts unless it can be made within the above parameters. I can’t speak for the Mrs, but my body is craving for me to do something like this. I need a jump start. At the very least, it will give my body a chance to de-sugar, de-flour, de-tox… I’ll use this blog as a chance to share the experience. Wish us luck.