Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

We started Thanksgiving off right with a family run. We participated in the 2012 Hog Jog in Owasso this morning. Somehow I got 1st place in the Clydesdale division. I'll take it.



                                                       Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

New Training Toys

I bought some training rings and other tools for personal training. I mounted the rings today and starting exercising.



Sunday, October 14, 2012

Functional Health

     I went to interview today with Gary Young. I signed up to take a Personal Training course with him. While I was there a woman came in to sign up for his weigh loss challenge course. She was probably 80 lbs overweight, she said she was comfortable with her body. But she was worried about her ability to function, especially her ability to play with her grand children. 
She said her doctor told her she was a healthy overweight patient.
 So my thought is.
You can be healthy and weight appropriate or healthy and overweight. You can also be unhealthy and weight appropriate or unhealthy and overweight. But the big goal is to be functionally healthy. Can you play like you want to play? Can you work like you want to work? Can you exercise like you want to exercise? Can you do all the physical activities that you want to do? If not, you are not functionally healthy. It is my contention that it is far easier to be functionally healthy if you are weight appropriate for your height

Saturday, October 6, 2012

2012 Dirty 30 Zombie Edition

The crew and I ran in the Dirty 30 Race - Zombie Edition today. It was in Hinton, OK. The run was a lot of fun. It was a little cold, but we all had a great time.

video

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The day after Pemmican fast

This morning I weighed 171.5 again. My waist was 37.5". My only complaint about the fast is that it was hard to fall asleep at night. I'm assuming it was due to a lack of serotonin or elevated dopamine. But overall not a bad experience.  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pemmican fast day 3

My weight yesterday was 172.5. My weight today was 171.5. I ran out of Glucose testing strips, so I wasn't able to text my BCL. I've felt fine all day. I did have a little bit of a loose stool this morning, but I think that was the supplements. Its been an easy three days, but I'm looking forward to eating more variety tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 2 of Pemmican fast

I almost eaten 2lbs of pemmican over the last two days. I've only had one time that I felt a little weak, that was before my evening feeding. I felt great after eating. I don't have a set amount that I consume at each setting. I eat first thing in the morning. Then I eat whenever I get hungry later. I eat until I am no longer hungry. It is usually a little less than what is in the bowl from yesterday's blog. Here are my BCL's for the day.

Upon rising ......................................80
an hour and a half after breakfast.......92
before dinner.....................................82
an hour and a half after dinner............90

So not too bad today. I think the high level from yesterday was due to some caffeine in some of the supplements I'm taking. The same goes for the 92 after breakfast. I had coffee with breakfast. I've been drinking tea, coffee, and club soda through out the day.

Here's the supplements I'm taking:

Ultra Source of life Multivitamin
Capraflex
CreatineX3
Recoverease
Ginkgo Smart 
Phenocane

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pemmican Fast

Tanya is out of town for 3 days, so I thought I would do a test. I'm only eating pemmican for the next three days. My starting weight is 174.5 and waist is about 38 inches. I'm using US Wellness pemmican with cherries and honey in it.Their pemmican contain 45% tallow and 55% dried jerky. An entire 3.2 oz contains about 380-400 calories with 20 grams of protein. The cherry/honey version contains 4 grams of carbohydrates. I'm scooping mine out of a container, so I'm not sure how many ounces I'm giving myself per serving.


I'll be posting my experiment daily. I've already got my first surprise of the experiment. I tested my Blood Glucose Level and it was 101. This is not good. I thought it would be around 80.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tulsa Corndog Classic 5K

Allen, Tanya, and I ran in the Tulsa Corndog Classic on Saturday. Allen and I ran the 5K. Tanya did the 1mile fun run. I came in 4th in my age group and 35 overall. My time was 27:54. It was a great time. They give you cotton-candy at mile 1, beer or lemonade at mile 2, and a mini corndog at mile 3. Then there is more beer and corndogs at the finish line. This race kicks off the Tulsa State Fair.

                     This is actually Allen's trophy. He came in 2nd in his age group and 20th overall.
                                                            Silliness at the finish line.
                                                                     A strong start.
                                                                    What a team!
                                                                   Food rewards.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Caveman Bars

After my run this morning I picked up a couple of snack bars I hadn't seen before and tried them.



They were both very tasty. Both were gluten, soy, and dairy free. They do have brown rice syrup and cane syrup. I would have used honey. If fact, I have made similar bars at home. I take them on ski trips with me. You can find out about all their foods at:

Caveman Foods

Casting Call

I went to the Hard Rock Casino this afternoon and did a minute video for the Survivor Casting Call. Wish me luck.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ciders

The latest alcohol craze in paleo land is ciders. I tried 4 this weekend.





The pear cider from Sir Perry was delicious. The Hornsby apple cider was sweet. The Woodchuck was tart. The Angry Orchard was somewhere in-between the other two. All four were good.

On a different note. I ran in the Escape from Turkey Mountain 5 mile run today. It was a fun but hard run. I've been running in 5k's lately, but this was 5 miles.

 Not a very good picture, but wgaf. I came in 93rd overall. I'm not sure how I did for my age group.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Great run this morning on Turkey Mountain with Monica and Allen. Tomorrow Allen and I will be running in the "Escape Turkey Mountain" 5 mile event.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mud Run and more

Its been quite a while since I posted a blog. Here's some pictures from the Mud Run back in July.
I've got to add a couple of other podcast I've been listening to lately.

 http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/category/podcast/

 Ben Greenfield is the top trusted source worldwide for people to learn how to use the most efficient techniques possible to transform their bodies, achieve their physical goals and become superhuman.

http://www.cavemandoctor.com/category/podcasts/

 Cavemandoctor.com is a free website that was started due to the high demand for readily available health related information and posts on nutrition, diet, cancer, and other pertinent health topics. The posts are updated frequently and range from general opinion pieces to descriptive reviews of medical literature. Health, nutrition, and dietary information has been turned into an extremely complicated and confusing topic within the field of medicine. Caveman Doctor’s primary goal is to provide simple methods for analyzing the available literature and following a healthy lifestyle.

I read a book that I found really interesting. It was about how to monitor your blood glucose level for weight control.

The Glucometer: A Self-Empowering tool to a Healthy and Lean Body. By A.M. Ross

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Paleo, Diet, and Health Podcast

Here's a list of my favorite Podcast sites:

 The Paleo Solution The Fat Burning Man
 Underground Wellness
 Living La Vida Low Carb Show
The Latest in Paleo

These are in random order, I think all of these shows are great.

More meat.

I ordered some pemmican from US Wellness Meats last week. I think it is delicious. Tanya wasn't impressed. So I get to eat it all. Yay! So far I've liked everything I have ordered from them. I think my next order will be for a bucket of pemmican.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I ran in my first Warrior Dash this weekend with my daughter, nephew, and friend. It was a lot of fun. Here are my results: 1754 overall out of 5928, 45 out of 107 in age group, time: 51:57:20, pace 16:39/m
My shameless plug for the Primal Blueprint. This is my towel from Primalcon.
A refreshing beverage after the run.
Before.
After.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

More organ meat!

Today I tried the Liverwurst and Summer Sausage I ordered from US Wellness Meats. They both taste great. I'm really surprised by the liverwurst. It was risky to buy it cause I usually find the taste of organ meats too strong. I thought I might end up throw most of it out. But I can see me eating it all now and ordering more. I also ordered some jerky and some steaks. I'll let you know how they taste, soon. I'll be running in the Tulsa Full Moon 5k this weekend. I also signed up to run the Warrior Dash in June. It should be really exciting.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday Fun

Its been 20 years or so since I've ran in a race. I just completed the the Verdigris 5K Give-and-Go. I came in 1st in my age group and 21st overall with no race preparation. Its almost like this Primal stuff works.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More livers

Tonight we fixed Spicy Meatballs made with ground beef and beef livers. It was very tasty and the livers were not distinguishable.

Friday, March 16, 2012

more paleofx.

I did a gymnastics class with Justin Adams. He did a great job woring with a large group of us. We were introduced to handstands and walking on our hands.

PaleoFx update

The lectures yesterday were great. This morning I did a Crossfit WOD. Getting ready to listen to the Masterminds.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

PaleoFX day 1

I'm having a great time at PaleoFx. I've talk to Mark Sisson and Angelo Copola. I've seen many other paleo bloggers. I Craig from New Zealand. I can't wait for tomorrow.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Special Thank You

I would like to thank David and Lynna from Beaven's Martial Arts for hosting my Primal Health System Presentation. I would also like to thank everyone would attended. It was fun to share my Primal Lifestyle with everyone. I wish you all the best in your health and fitness goals.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pool cleaning

It was 80 degrees in Tulsa today. The water temperature in my pool was 59 degrees. A lot of leaves have blown in the pool over the winter so I put my trunks on and went in. I'm trying to get used to cold water in preparation of my Primal Plunge at Primalcon in April.I stayed in the pool for about 15 minutes. I only went up to my belly button. Maybe next time I'll go up to my neck.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Paleo Summit

If you haven't been watching the video at Paleo Summit you are missing out. Go..Go watch them now. I watched the Mat Lalonde video tonight. AWESOME!!!

Chili livers

Today I tried a new recipe. I've been wanting to get some liver into my diet so this is what I did. I cooked up 2.5 lbs of beef chili meat and added about .75 lb of chicken livers to it. I chopped the livers up to make them less noticeable. I think next time I might even blend them up. This is a big step for me. I might even try beef liver or beef heart in the near future.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Presentation

I will be giving my first public Primal Health System presentation on March 3rd.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Update

I have a lot of Primal events going on this spring. On March 3rd I will be giving my first Primal Health System Presentation at Beaven's Martial Arts. On March 14th I will be attending the Paleofx event in Austin Texas. Then in April I will be attending Primalcon.To say I'm stoked would be an understatement. I joined the Paleo blogger list group hosted my Modern Paleo. So 2012 is my year to up my involvement in the Paleo community.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Another rabbit hole to explore

Richard Nikoley from Free the Animal posted an interview he did with the guys from The Bulletproof Executive. The interview was interesting and so was the rest of the podcast. I hadn't heard of The Bulletproof Executive until Mr. Nikoley posted his interview. I spent some time yesterday listening to some of their other podcast. I also looked at their websites; The bulletproof Executive and The Upgraded Self.Looks like Dave Asprey has been exploring the same type of self improvement ideas I've been chasing for years.On their Bulletproof site they explore ways to improve ones health, mind, and body. The Upgraded self has products related to those improvements.I'll be working on implementing some of their suggestions over the next weeks.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Another great book

I listened to "Catching Fire, How Cooking Made Us Human" over the holidays and I really liked it.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years Goals

If you haven't read "Wheat Belly" and "Why We Get Fat" please do so in 2012.