Jan 16, 2017 - Recipes    No Comments

Reubfin

One of my favorite sandwiches of all time is the Classic Reubens but the bread kills it and so does drowning in too much Thousands Island. 

Today, I came up with the “Reubfin”… Basically just a breadless Reuben! It was incredible and really takes care of that craving and it only has 3 carbs and a ton of protein. 

I heated up 4 oz of Corned Beef, threw a piece of Swiss cheese on there and a pile of sauerkraut and just lightly drizzled Thousand Island. 

Love, Peace and Sharkyness
~~~~~shArky~~~~~

I Got This

10 full days into it and I gotta say, it’s going pretty good. I seem to be in one of those spots where I can just do it without thinking about it and the cravings aren’t that bad- I try and try and can’t make it a single day without binging and then BOOM, I can just do it…for whatever reason. I may do it for a few weeks, months or even over a year but that urge to binge always comes back, that is what I need to focus on for the future.

The first 10 days, I’ve dropped 16 lbs since my starting weight and 21 lbs over all from my highest weight. I’ve built up time on the bike and lowered my time for walking 4 laps at work, by almost 1 minute.

The new pants I got are already getting lose, shirts are fitting better and today I noticed an upkick in the energy I had.

I got up at 5:30am this morning and actually rolled out of bed at 5:45am and got to work 15 minutes early; I’m trying to get myself into the habit of waking up at 5:30am so I can start fasted cardio on Monday- first 15 minutes and then hopefully build up to 30 minutes before I hop in the shower.

I’ve been able to cut my carbs by about half of what I was normally getting (on a healthy day) and by a ton more from what I was getting on a non-healthy day. I’m still eating too much carbs but the wife and I are trying new foods and new ways to cut carbs- we can’t and don’t want to just go from 100+ to just zero overnight plus I don’t think that would even be possible because a lot of the stuff we eat have carbs so we are trying to find replacements.

This week I’m focusing on getting up at 5:30am and cutting carbs where I can.

Next week is going to be focused on adding fasted cardio and weight lifting three days a week.

Hopefully, by adding thinks I want to do by stages, I’ll be into a daily routine by 02.01.2017….I have about 13.5 months before I hit the big 4-0!

I really want to be under 300 lbs by 03.03.2018 (actually shooting for 290 lbs.) I would still have about 50 lbs. to hit my target but losing that much may led to skin removal surgery. I’m going to try to use resistance ropes/weights to help tone loss skin and build muscle so hopefully surgery isn’t required.

I got this….one wave at a time.

Love, Peace and Sharkyness
~~~~~shArky~~~~~

Jan 6, 2017 - Recipes    No Comments

Hammerhead Pizza Dough 2

Made our Hammerhead Pizza Dough again (recipe in the recipe section). 

Replaced the mozzarella with cheddar and added some chicken chunks, onions and a little BBQ sauce and it was amazing! 

Love, Peace and Sharkyness
~~~~shArky~~~~

Operation: Food

I’ve been truly successful at weight loss one time in my life and I dropped 117 lbs. I got off track, gained it all a back and failed another thousand attempts.

The reason I was successful the first time is due to food- I ate healthy and limited my portions but over the last decade, I have never been able to do that again…at least, not for a long period of time.

Food is like a drug to me…only worse, because you have to have food to survive- no stopping cold turkey. When you are as big as I am, any exercise is good exercise- any movement will work but it’s pointless if you continue to put in more calories than you burn.

I honestly start almost every day with huge motivation that “today is THE day!” and I walk and do some exercise but I can’t even make it a full day until I’m overeating and any exercise done is just wasted.

So far though, the first couple days of 2017 have been a huge success- I’ve cut way back on the food and hit the bike and started walking again today. I actually made it through 2 full days without going to fast food or going nuts, which is amazing.

My exercise plan is great but my food plan is killing me and I need to change that and my wife and I are truly focusing on doing just that. We have some recipes that we love and know are healthy, we made “Hammer Head Pizza Dough” (recipe in the recipe section) and it was amazing and I’m really trying to look into adding more veggies anyway I can. (it’s mostly just Flat Head Pizza Dough with a little difference and a better name!)

The way I see it- I have a little over a year to “do or die”; in exactly 14 months I will hit 40 years old. 40 years old…I don’t even know what to think or say about that; so much wasted time.

I joined Dietbet and put some money on the line, I’ve got the exercise plan in place and a home gym (AKA Mass Evolution HQ) to complete it. I need to make time to learn about food, cook it and figure out ways to make healthy food that isn’t just going to piss me off when I force it down my throat. 

Love, Peace and Sharkyness
~~~~~shArky~~~~~

Jan 3, 2017 - Recipes    No Comments

Hammer Head Pizza Dough

Most of us have heard of the biggest craze called “Fat Head Pizza Dough”- it’s basically a low carb pizza crust option and I honestly had my doubts…but those doubts were proven wrong!

We found a ton of recipes but decided to make a few changes to the ones we found and came up with a pretty basic recipes that tastes AMAZING!

We are going to try to change a few things to lower the calorie even more and hopefully get the fat down a little bit- this is great for keto diet which focuses on low card, high healthy fat.

The wife and I made it tonight and I’m serious, it’s amazing! It would be great to use as pita type bread for sandwiches as well.

Most of the recipes we found consider this 6 servings, which would bring the calories down to 182 calories but you would need to have a salad or something with it because it doesn’t really seem like that much, which is why we made ours 2 servings.

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It mixes like a pizza dough and rolls out pretty well with parchment paper.

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It rolls out really nicely and cooks up perfectly!

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We threw some pizza sauce, light cheese, some Turkey pepperoni and mixed peppers and made something pretty healthy and it tastes just as good as any pizza we’ve made before.

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1.5 cup Mozzarella Cheese
2 tbsp Cream Cheese with Greek Yogurt (found at Kroger)
.75 cup Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour1 egg
.5 tsp garlic powder

Put the cheese and cream cheese into microwave for 1 minute
Stir and microwave an additional 30 seconds
Mix in flour and egg
Stir until it becomes dough
Put the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll it out Remove the top piece of parchment paper and put the dough onto a cookie sheet, leaving it on the bottom piece of parchment paper
Poke holes in dough using a fork

Bake at 425 degrees for 8 minutes
Checked dough and pop any air bubbles with a fork
Bake at 425 degrees for an additional 4-6 minutes

If you are using it as pizza- load it up and pop it back in the oven for a few more minutes to melt any cheese or warm up toppings.

Love, Peace and Sharkyness
~~~~shArky~~~~~