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Coach's Nutrition Log- Jamie, 2/20-2/26

Pineapple and Pancetta Pizza

A solid week.

Going into this week I knew I was going to be making a trip to Boston over the weekend with the intention of eating a bunch of good food, and that I was also going to start training a lot harder than I had been.

I knew I'd start eating more just from lifting more, and I was also planning on eating completely freely while I was in the city.

I wanted to balance that stuff out and still try to continue moving forward with my goals.

If you've noticed from my past few nutrition logs there's always SOMETHING, some kind of event, plan, or random happenstance that throws things out of a normal routine for me.

The issue that I ran into in the past was always planning for the 'perfect day'. This would always end unsuccessfully, as my lifestyle currently just doesn't lend itself to that, but as soon as I started planning for and even counting on disruption, things started to fall into place.

For some of you this might not reflect your current situation, but for some of you I definitely believe it will!

Food Log-


RX Bar

1 Scoop Protein Powder + Creatine

Hannaford's Turkey Bacon Club Wrap

1 Scoop Protein Powder

2 Bags Hannaford's Meatballs (Yes, 'bags'. No one decided to make General Tso's that day. One bag was too few meatballs, but two bags was a bit overkill. This wasn't my favorite dinner.)


RX Bar

1 Scoop Protein Powder + Creatine

Hannaford's Buffalo Chicken Wrap

1 Scoop Protein Powder

Hannaford's General Tso’s Chicken


RX Bar

4 Scrambled Eggs + Cheese + Berries

Hannaford's Turkey Bacon Club Wrap

Lots of stray berries

Hannaford's General Tso’s Chicken


RX Bar

Hannaford's Turkey Bacon Club Wrap

Hannaford's Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Hot Cocoa + Pita Chips


Hannaford’s Chicken Tenders

Pineapple + Pancetta Pan Pizza

Glass of White Wine


Bacon Egg + Cheese Sandwich (Hi-Way Diner)

Tuna Melt + Guinness (From a pretty forgettable Irish pub)

Roasted Bone Marrow, Oysters, Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Mushrooms, Chocolate Cake, Two Glasses Red Wine, likely other stuff as well (From Moo in the Boston Seaport. Very good)


Eggs Benedict + Glass Orange Juice

Carne Asada Tacos, Chips + Guacamole, Churros, Margarita (From the Pink Taco near Boston Children's Museum. Hidden gem would be a bit of an overstatement, but I enjoyed it.)

I was pretty full after Saturday, so I called it after lunch on Sunday.

If it sounds like a bit of a chaotic week (it does in retelling), it really wasn't that bad. Balanced with some of the higher caloric days was also a much higher activity level, as well as some days that were relatively light. I certainly wouldn't want to eat like that every week, but for a week where I knew I wanted to relax a bit on the weekend, it worked out fine. The one thing I would have done differently would be to have kept my protein intake higher towards the mid/end of the week the way I did at the start of it.

Here's how it stacked up Monday morning:

Despite a few flukey weeks, a pretty consistent trend line is starting to emerge. Muscle mass (99.9 number) trending up, and body fat percentage ( 18.4 number) trending down. This is what I'm looking for.

I'm pleased, and still somewhat surprised, that my muscle mass is increasing as my bodyfat percentage is dropping. I'd be more likely to expect it to hold steady, and do anticipate that stabilizing in the next few weeks.

Maintaining progress through a birthday/city weekend was a good accomplishment for me. As things are moving at a consistent (if slow) pace and I have plenty of energy to work/workout, I won't be making any changes at this time.

This week should be a relatively normal week, so I'm looking forward to making some more headway on establishing a routine.

Yours in Food + Fitness,


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