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    Stats:

    20-year-old female

    5'6"

    169 lbs as of this morning

    I'll try to find a tape measurer tomorrow for bust-waist-hips


    From the goals thread:

    I've been steadily losing weight since I started primal but I haven't been putting a lot of effort in, and I know I could lose weight faster.

    -Lose 10 lbs.

    -Daily physical activity

    -Daily dose of sun

    -Increase vegetable intake

    -Daily stretching

    -Try at least 1 24-hour fast

    -Mental exercise (meditation, replace bad thoughts with good thoughts, read more, etc.)


    So, here goes!


    8/3


    B: cup of smoothie (blueberries, kale, greek yogurt, a little bit of soymilk and stevia)

    L: 1 sunnyside-up egg, green beans with butter with the last bit of almond meal in the bag, and a cup of coffee

    D: ate at Unos: grilled chicken with mango salsa, with steamed broccoli and mixed veggies, and half of the bananas foster (ice cream with bananas and caramel sauce)

    S: a bit of fruit cocktail


    WOD: 2 mile walk


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    Measurements:

    Bust: 37.5"

    Waist: 32"

    Hips: 43"

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      Day 2: 8/4


      B:

      -squash and green beans with butter

      L:

      -Muscle Milk (I was feeling crummy before work and figured I should get something in my stomach...tasty, but expensive, and not as calorie-dense as I had hoped, only 230 cal in a 14oz bottle!)

      -med iced coffee with half-and-half and splenda

      D:

      -broccoli cheddar quiche sans crust

      -large iced coffee with half-and-half and splenda

      D...2:

      -tea

      -chicken tikka masala

      -a bit of rice


      WOD:

      -work! My job is a little physical and requires constant movement...I bus tables, wash dishes, load/unload the dishwasher, take out the trash, etc. (work also explains my increased coffee consumption)

      -2 mile walk after the late Indian dinner


      Most definitely under-ate, which isn't helped by having no food. No primal food anyway. But, grocery shopping this afternoon after work!

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        Day 3: 8/5


        B:

        -fruit cocktail

        S:

        -med London Fog (Earl Grey and steamed milk)

        -large iced coffee with whole milk and splenda

        L:

        -med London Fog

        -chicken tikka masala (ate at the Indian place again)

        -chicken vindaloo

        -some sort of mushroom curry thing

        -rice pudding (augh! I'm bad)

        D: roommates went out and got Chinese, so...

        -broccoli in oyster sauce

        -beef

        S:

        -1/2-ish of an apricot

        -1/2 of a Naked protein smoothie


        WOD:

        -work


        Finally got groceries so hopefully less eating out...I haven't been doing very good primal so far (which is sad considering this is the 30 day challenge), so I wanna get things back in gear.

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          Day 4: 8/6


          B:

          -2 eggs

          -2 slices uncured bacon

          -broccoli sauteed in butter

          -iced coffee with almond milk and stevia

          L:

          -smoothie: blueberries, kale, apricot, greek yogurt, almond milk

          S:

          -can of tuna with mayo and dill

          -banana

          D:

          -pork with lots of juicy goodness

          -broccoli

          -kale


          WOD:

          -2 mile walk


          Ate fine, even during the pizza- and cookie-laden staff meeting. It helps that two of my roommates work there too, and they know about my worries about gluten intolerance, so their presence makes it easier to stay on track with that. Major issue though: I've had problems with my right wrist on and off for a while, but now it seems pretty bad. Numb arm has woken me up two days in a row now, and the only way to stop it from feeling weird and get back to sleep is to hang it off of the side of the bed. Carpal tunnel? I should pick up a brace...

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            Day 5: 8/7


            B:

            -almond milk with whey protein

            -banana

            S:

            -2 iced coffees with whole milk and splenda

            L: California Pizza Kitchen

            -3 Avocado Club Rolls sans the roll

            -most of a Waldorf Chicken Salad

            D:

            -greek yogurt with blueberries and 1/2 banana


            WOD:

            -work

            -brief walk (probably only a mile)


            Wasn't feeling so great - I was achy and tired and hungry at work in the morning, then in the afternoon/evening my stomach wasn't doing so hot and I was still tired so I took a short nap. Then had a strong craving for sweets (namely tart frozen yogurt). Fell asleep without any problems, though, and no annoying arm stuff during the night.


            I also fit into a pair of jeans that I haven't worn since high school. Woo.

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              Day 6: 8/8


              B:

              -1 egg

              -2 strips of uncured bacon

              -leftover waldorf salad

              S:

              -iced coffee

              -London Fog

              L: went to an Asian food court/grocery store

              -roast duck and pork, I skipped the rice that came with it

              -cup of ginger ale

              S:

              -apple

              D:

              -pork

              -thin-sliced cooked cinnamon apples

              -broccoli and green beans with butter

              -1/3 of a mashed plantain


              WOD:

              -work


              Felt fine at work, fine in the afternoon, took a brief nap, ate dinner...felt awful. Horrible stomach pain for a while. Constipation sucks. On the plus side, plantains are pretty awesome.

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                Down to 167 lbs pre-morning-bathroom-trip. I'll have to update my journal for the past two days soon.

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                  Day 7: 8/9


                  B:

                  -almond pancakes with butter and a little maple syrup

                  L:

                  -kale-blueberry-greekyogurt smoothie

                  D:

                  -skipped


                  WOD:

                  -work


                  Really low food intake, I felt pretty yucky and I got home from work late. Senna capsules are nice for constipation relief, at least.

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                    Day 8: 8/10


                    B:

                    -mini almond meal blueberry pie (almond meal would be much better as a graham cracker-y crust; the stevia was a little overpowering)

                    L:

                    -skipped

                    D:

                    -buffalo wings

                    -chicken caesar salad


                    WOD:

                    -none!


                    Still wasn't feeling well and it was really hot and humid out so I was lazy for the day.

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                      Day 9: 8/11


                      B:

                      -2 eggs

                      -2 slices of uncured bacon

                      -broccoli sauteed in bacon fat and butter

                      -fish oil omega 3 capsule

                      S:

                      -banana

                      L:

                      -vanilla muscle milk

                      -bar of chocolate

                      S:

                      -2 iced coffees with whole milk and splenda

                      -a bit of cake (didn't taste too great and made me feel gross, ick)

                      D: my roommates went to whole foods and made dinner

                      -buffalo burger in lettuce leaves

                      -a bit of gluten-free pasta


                      WOD:

                      -work


                      Feeling better today, finally...up until I ate baked goods at work. Bad idea, even though it was only a few bites.

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                        Day 10: 8/12


                        B: skipped

                        S:

                        -iced coffee with whole milk and splenda

                        L: Indian buffet! it's becoming a weekly pre-grocery-shopping routine, it seems

                        -chicken tikka masala

                        -chicken vindaloo

                        -chicken korma

                        -spinach

                        -rice pudding

                        -naan augh

                        D:

                        -banana


                        WOD:

                        -work


                        Felt really awful again. Why do I keep eating gluten when it makes me feel so bad? I'm dumb.

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                          Day 11: 8/13


                          B: skipped

                          L: skipped

                          S:

                          -few squares of dark chocolate

                          -fudgy brownie batter

                          D: ate at a friend's place

                          -chicken with red peppers

                          -eggplant and misc. veggies

                          -brownie (made them with dark chocolate and almond meal)


                          WOD:

                          -3 mile walk


                          Felt better, but got heartburn from all that sugar. Didn't eat nearly enough.

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                            Day 12: 8/14


                            B: skipped

                            S:

                            -iced coffee with whole milk and splenda

                            L: skipped

                            D:

                            -2 eggs


                            WOD:

                            -work


                            Wow, REALLY under-ate. Exhausted when I woke up, got hungry, but after work I was still really tired so I took a nap, which lasted too long. I woke up in a foul mood and the pork I had wanted for dinner spoiled, so I settled for eggs. In general I was in a bad mood throughout the day.

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                              Day 13: 8/15


                              B:

                              -1/2 cup of water with protein powder (tasted icky because it was only mixed with water, so I didn't drink much; roommates drank all of my almond milk, grr; I may switch to buying whole milk since I know only me and my boyfriend will use that)

                              S:

                              -fresh red

                              L:

                              -most of a chicken caesar salad

                              -London fog

                              S:

                              -1 oz of olive oil

                              D:

                              -2 eggs

                              -broccoli and kale sauteed in bacon fat and butter


                              WOD:

                              -work


                              Probably still undereating...I was going to make chicken for dinner but a roommate had used up the stuff I had in the freezer. That plus the almond milk plus other things makes me think I should get more territorial with my food...


                              The olive oil was a laxative test. I had heard that olive oil works great as a laxative, so I gave it a try...I'm not sure -how- effective it is in terms of, ah, amount, but it definitely made things happen.


                              I know I've been slacking off lately with food (both quantity and quality) and with exercise (work doesn't wear me out anymore so clearly I've gotten stronger and should increase things based on that). I want to get back on track. I know there are a billion primal challenge journals around, but if anyone happens to read this and have any suggestions or tips, I'd love to hear from you.

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