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Last night I was out in the forest with some friends. We made a fire which took like 2-3 hours to make because the wood was so wet. We of course wanted to do it for real so the only modern product we used was the lighter. But anyway, it was very enjoyable cause we talked much about Samhain and the story behind it, we did a simple protection ritual and chilled out. I feel that it was one of the best time in a long time and to breathe the fresh air, watch the moon and stars move on the sky as the day was coming closer… I felt like a real romantic and a light was opened inside me more and more as the time went on. When we came home the clock was about 06:30 in the morning and I fell asleep and had a lucid dream about a very protective raven sitting on my shoulder attacking spiritual enemies and keeping me safe.

 

 

This morning I woke up hungry, so after a coffee, meditation and the basic grounding I started with the brunch; reindeer with chanterelle’s, different roots and poached eggs and a glass of fresh juice was the menu of today and a part of my paleodiet. I cooked quiet a lot so I had the same for dinner. I met a new friend this weekend and he has a big problem with wild swine’s and offered me as much wild swine meat as I wanted for free. This mean that I can get meat for the whole year and really concentrate on the paleodiet. I will vary between reindeer, elk, wild swine, deer, duck, pheasant, ox and lamb (because I love lamb) meat. A new era in my life starts now!

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I’m now going to really focus on my weight loss. I have been walking between 30 minutes to about an hour now and then and I’m following a paleodiet which has worked well so far. Since the spring I have lost 39.5 pounds which for me is a big success. But I want to lose more weight and not lose too much muscles. So I will vary the cardio with the heavy weight lifting. The goal is 198 lbs and im now at 243.1 lbs which makes it a wanted loss of 45.1 pounds more. The goal is to be there by the beginning of the summer.

Short About Paleodiet

Food

I will continue with the paleodiet due to the great change with my health and the weightloss it has given me so far. For example I will eat:

  • Fish – Cod, Herring, Salmon, Trout, Tuna etc.
  • Wild Meat – Elk, Reindeer, Goose, Duck, Wild Boar etc
  • Organ Meats – Lamb, Pork and Chicken: livers, tounges, marrow etc
  • Lean Meats – Pork chops & lean, Lean Beef, Flank Steak etc
  • Fruit – Apple, Avocado, Lemon, Lime, Pears, Mango, Grapes etc
  • Vegetables – Cabbage, Carrots, Mushrooms, Onions, Pumpkin etc
  • Nuts & Seeds – Cashews, Hazelnuts, Pecans, Walnuts etc.

I will try to avoid grains and sweets and dairy foods as much as it takes, but I think that once a month I will allow myself to eat unhealthy such as pizza, hamburgers, kebab, chips, coca cola and sweets. I think it’s not good to be too strict with the food, cause I’ll be tempted and think it’s boring after a while, and that’s not good.

Training

I will add another 45 minutes crosstrainer 2 times/week outside the walking and I will also try to add strength exercises so I train 3-4 times/week, for example:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: Back/Shoulders/Biceps
  • Wednesday: Cardio/Legs
  • Thursday: Rest
  • Friday: Chest/Triceps/Abs
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Cardio/Traps/Neck

In the beginning I will do 1×20 reps for 1 more week as I did the last week. Then I will go over to 2×12-15 reps for 2 weeks. This two different schemes is just to get back and use the muscles with the training. Then I will focus on little heavier weights. 3×8 reps varied with 4×6 reps will do fine. What exercises I will do will be posted then.

My Training Motivation

Cheers!

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Yesterday I noticed that the trees are changing colour. Its autumn, so I thought I’d make a nice autumn stew. Found the recipe online and ill have a stew for some days because I had 3.5 pound boneless pork shoulder at home. that will probably last for the rest of the month or so if Im not inviting someone over tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes.

AUTUMN PORK AND APPLE STEW

Serves 6.

• 1 3-pound boneless pork shoulder (butt) roast, cut into 2-inch cubes, trimmed
• 2 tablespoons oil
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 2 chopped onions
• 2 carrots, pared, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
• 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, quartered
• 3/4 cup apple cider
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
• 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage

Cooking Directions

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork cubes and brown on all sides, turning as needed, about 5 minutes. Transfer pork to plate, season with salt and pepper. Add onions, carrots and apples to skillet and cook, stirring often, until onions begin to brown, about 5-6 minutes. Transfer to a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker and top with pork cubes. Add apple cider, thyme, allspice and sage to skillet. Bring to a simmer, scraping up brown bits on bottom of skillet; add to the slow cooker. Cover and slow-cook until pork is tender, 6-7 hours on low. Using a slotted spoon, transfer meat to a serving bowl, cover to keep warm. Skim off fat from surface of cooking liquid. In food processor or blender, puree cooking liquid and solids until smooth. Pour sauce over meat, stir gently and serve immediately.

Wine suggestion: Serve with a lightly chilled Riesling or Gewurztraminer.

Serving Suggestions
This menu is great for a busy autumn day—put dinner in the slow cooker and it’s ready when you are. Serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles, buttered Brussels sprouts and warm dinner rolls.
Source: http://www.foodreference.com/html/autumn-p-a-s.html

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