Back from the Field

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My soldiers and I in the field at Fort Hood this past weekend.

I am back!

I apologize for the lack of a post yesterday, and for this morning’s tardiness, but it was a very busy weekend, and I didn’t have the time I thought I would to make updates to the blog. I will do my 60 push ups later and run three miles, I promise!

The noteworthy thing about this past weekend is that, while I was in the field with the National Guard doing cool artillery stuff, I was able to not only eat well, but I was never hungry or craving snacks. How did I do it? I brought my own food, and I was able to adapt what was served to us to be more Keto/Paleo.

First things first: Larabars and Epic bars. These two were my normal breakfast and lunch except for the times when the support unit made us eggs with sausage or bacon. I would also eat an apple with the eggs. For lunch, on one occasion, I was able to find an MRE that had food that actually was very keto-friendly. The flaked chicken (think of tuna in a can, but it’s chicken) with a Buffalo sauce. There’s also a meat patty that is like an Epic bar, and I ate that as well.

Dinner was either a Larabar and Epic bar or it was what we were served as hot chow. One evening, they were serving spaghetti and meatballs, so I asked for just the green beans (the server gave me two portions since I passed on the pasta) and meatballs. It turned out to be the perfect dinner! For dessert, I had an apple.

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I insisted on the table cloth.

On our last evening there, our First Sergeant bought the battery (what artillery companies are called) a barbecue dinner from Rudy’s, and I helped serve it to the battery. It was a really special evening meal, and it really will be one I remember for a long time.

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