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Day 10, 11 and 12 April 30, 2011

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So its been a week of sorts. I am attempting this blog, accountability, lifestyle realization during a time of major transition, so blogging on a daily basis? So not an option this week. Today I give you Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. My issues with food materialized during this crazy week.  Orthorexia Nervosa they call it I guess, but since I was busy alot and didn’t have the time to prepare for what the week sprung on me, I unwillingly took part in a lot of IF (intermittent fasting) the past few days. I have made a conscious effort to take pictures of food I was eating, preparing or cheating with. Today, I am braising some yummy lamb shanks. (look out for the recipe)

I have to log yesterday and Wednesdays food, but for today:

B: Hardboiled Egg and a California Mandarin (after an 8+ mile run)

L: Sunflower seeds

S: 2 Applegate Franks, 2 beef ends

D: 1/2 braised lamb shank.


An Accidental Luau April 27, 2011

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The Accidental Luau – All Paleo of course

And the “desert”


Kalua Turkey and Cabbage April 26, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — aminakailua @ 10:37 pm

** FYI:

Kālua is a traditional Hawaiian cooking method that utilizes an imu, or underground oven. The word kālua literally means “to cook in an underground oven” and also describes the flavor of food cooked in this manner – e.g. the kālua pig (Hawaiian puaa kālua) which is commonly served at luau feasts. (from

In your Crock Pot:

5lb Turkey Breast, deboned

splash or 2 of Liquid Smoke

2 tbsp Grapeseed oil

1 med sliced onion

1 minced clove garlic

sea salt to taste

cook all day on medium while you work/shop/crossfit

when you get done add 1/2 or 1 small head of cabbage chopped, season with coarse ground black pepper, a dash of cumin and cook till you think its ready (depends on how well done you prefer your cabbage)


Day 9…again

Filed under: Uncategorized — aminakailua @ 9:48 pm

I have a love/hate relationship with food. I love it. It hates me. We’ll it loves my ass and inner-thighs, and it has a special infatuation with the area below my belly button, and my breast. At least that what it keeps showing me, by insisting on hanging out there. Eating Paleo is an attempt to change the way I think about food, and hopefully a way to change the way it lands on me. Like a drug addict fiendishly seeking her next hit, I keep trying to recreate food that looks like the drug. Much of my food is the O’douls of paleo living, which I think might be making it difficult for me to eat clean all the time.

I think I am going to make a concious effort to stop making “paleo” alternatives unless I am going for a special occasion or something. I mean do I really need a case of Paleo Macaroons in my fridge at all times?


Today I went on a nice, tempo run to Lanikai Beach, where I thought… hmmm, this is the perfect place for 150 squats for time (8:50:9 – I will be faster if I stop burning my legs before the WOD.)

When I finished, I remembered I was also still 3.2 miles away from home… silly girl. So I started running, then I stopped for water. Drink the water, ever so slowly while I walked 1 mile or so, then ran some more. Spotted a starbucks and ran inside for a short black coffee (read:excuse to stop again) and then walked up the hill with the coffee to home. I thought  a 10K was a bit much for the a.m. 🙂

Tonight, I have a little book review with a friend who I am reading the Oz Principle with and I amcurrently cooking Kalua Turkey and Cabbage for our dinner…

Breakfast: an apple (post workout)

Snack: 2 hardboiled eggs

Lunch: leftover chicken livers

Dinner: Kalua Turkey and Cabbage


Day 8

Filed under: Uncategorized — aminakailua @ 4:50 am

Another day on the road. I tell ya, there needs to be more planning in my life. I had a lot of  things on the to do list, so eating wasn’t planned for… which will inevitably lead to a failure. Proper planning folks! Thats all I can say about today.

Started the day with a 5.44 mile run, that was beautiful, fun and exhilarating! Caught an amazing sunrise at Kailua Beach, saw my ex with the new girlfriend (she looks worst at 6 a.m. than 6 p.m.) while I was in my new beautiful workout outfit, and no pain at all during the run. However when I get home, I realize I enjoyed it too much and now I am super duper late. So I running out the door I leave all thoughts of Paleo anything behind.

By noon, I haven’t eaten anything but a small cup of coffee and I am going to die, for sure. Finally at 12:30 I  walk into Kanpai Bar and Grill. Bad choice, I know… again, I am starving. The man next to me orders a burger and before I can say salad, my stomach makes burger erupt from my lips. “Medium rare please,” I say, barely recognizing the voice. I get it, and cut it into quarters. Eat one quarter, bun and all. One half is demolished without the bun, and strangely I am stuffed. I guzzled about 5 glasses of iced tea to hold me over, so that helped stave off the starvation.

My dinner on the road wasnt much better. There were candied pecans in the salad which I picked around but I know the steak was soaked in something sweet before it was cooked… tomorrow, tomorrow…

I am considering some brutal crossfit workout for tonight to punish myself, but its 6:50 p.m. and I feel like I need a 10 hour nap… maybe I will just jog. I should do 150 burpees for time… lol.


Day 7 April 24, 2011

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Celebrated my 7th day of the challenge with a minor fail. I will blame estrogen…

Dinner wasn’t that bad, though. My girl made fried trout and tostones (Plantains and tomatoes) YUMMINESS!!!!

There was no workout. I deserved and needed a rest day, so I took it.

breakfast: some nuts

lunch/dinner: fish and tostones

snacks: evil things I will speak nothing of!


Day 6

Filed under: Uncategorized — aminakailua @ 2:26 am

I am exhausted. Went “hiking” (read: hell) today on what has to be the worst hike in Hawaii, quite possibly el mundo. Just a dust stairhell up to a mountain with mediocre views. Hot as hell. Sun cooked me. No one going up or coming down seemed happy, I only went because of  a wrong turn.

Koko head is stupid.

Anyway, I probably burned like 8000 calories.

Strangely I am in too much pain to want to eat.

I had an chicken sausage for breakfast, and some “trail mix” (raw almonds, dried cocounut, cacao nibs, dried mullberries and sunflower kernels) on the way home. But outside of that I havent eaten yet and its almost 5 p.m.

My abs are BURNING!!!! It hurts when I cough or attempt to sit with correct posture, so I need to eat so the Aleve I am going to overconsume doesnt damage my stomach. I will be damned if I cook. Luckily there are leftovers. Nothing exciting today…

Chicken livers and soup it is…