Thursday, August 6, 2009

Primal Challenge day 4

Had a nasty surprise today. Went out to the car to find the battery had died. Finally got AAA to come around and the whole thing had to be replaced. There went my morning!

weight: 134.6 lbs (-0.4, net -1.8)

2 boiled eggs
homemade beef jerky
green tea

leftover bbq chicken and sausage skillet from Tuesday
salad - green leaf lettuce, carrots, celery, fennel, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil
roasted unsalted almonds
green tea

raw cheddar cheese
homemade beef jerky
roasted buckwheat tea (soba cha - tastes like kashi - my Japanese stepgrandma turned me onto this stuf)

Man, I was hungry today. Breakfast AND a snack? Feeling overfull and bloated yet somehow still hungry. Maybe not enough fat or something.

burger patty with raw cheddar (guess it's not raw anymore!) and some tomatillo salsa from yesterday
green beans with butter
celery/fennel/green apple salad with parsley, mint, lime juice, and extra virgin olive oil

exercise: None. Stupid car battery ate my morning up.

I was out doing some errands today and I decided to stop by the outdoors store and try on those Vibram Five Finger shoes everyone's talking about. Well apparently I am in the possession of monster feet rather than human feet, because the toe sizes were just all wrong; it had too small toe pockets for the first two toes while simultaneously having too large toe pockets for the other three toes, with the poor dinky little pinky toe slipping out entirely. There's no way I can wear them. I'm a little sad. I had been planning on rewarding myself with a pair if I stuck to the challenge all month.


Gijs Nijholt said...

Home made beef jerky.. very nice!
Just interested: are the green beans primal/paleo? (i'm new to this)

Elizabeth said...

Green beans are primal, but not paleo. :) I'm happy to be able to eat them since they are my favorite "veggie" even though they're not really veggies!

Yummy said...

Yum yum! Sorry about your battery! I hate when that happens. But you gotta love AAA right? They have saved me many times.
Have a great weekend! :)

Evan Hales said...

That celery, fennel, apple salad sounds so bomb. I'm going to have to try that for sure. What are the measurements for the lime juice and evoo? Also, about how much of each (celery, fennel, apple) is in the salad? You don't need to be too specific, I often don't measure anything and am then left to duplicate it out of memory.

Thanks a bunch!

Elizabeth said...

YG - Yeah, AAA really saved my bacon! Mmm, bacon.

Evan - I don't really measure when I throw stuff together like that, but I remember pretty much what I did. I used 1 stalk of celery cut into matchsticks, 1/2 of a granny smith apple cut into matchsticks, and about 1/3 of a large fennel bulb cut into thin slices. Then I mixed it with a handful of parsley, one sprig of mint, the juice of half a lime, and a good glug of olive oil. The olive oil is the only thing I have no idea how much I put in. You just want it to be dressed but not swimming in a lake at the bottom, ya know? Anyway, that was enough to serve 2 adults with the portion you see in the picture. I actually would've used lemon juice if I'd had a lemon, but lime turned out so good I'll probably use it on purpose in the future!