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    It's day two and I'm going to start a journal. This is kind of a brilliant feature.

    Background
    • Lifelong Vegetarian
    • Yoga Teacher, Martial Artist, Runner, Mother, Wife etc...


    Why
    • Over the last 7 years I've put on 40lbs and some injuries
    • Tried vegan, raw vegan, everything


    Day 2 Thoughts
    A person can only eat so much bacon. Besides that, a protein drink, salad and green smoothies I'm not really sure what to eat. Oh I know, I know. Almond butter - but on what? Not my beloved toast LOL. Coconut oil, yep I have that too, I typically make vegan fudge and THAT isn't on the menu. And meat. Meat, meat, meat. I'm working on it.
    I didn't get around to making chicken yesterday - turns out my kids have LICE (sooo primal right?!)! I did get out for a moment between loads of laundry to get some coconut flour. I'm going to make some kind of muffin or pancake, heavy on the eggs until I work up the nerve to eat a scrambled egg. What do eggs taste like anyways? They smell like popcorn and seem slimy and rubbery....
    Jillian
    Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

    So far I am down:
    • 6lbs
    • 1% BMI
    • 1" in my waist
    • 2.5" at my belly button
    • 1" in my hips

  • #2
    Oh Jillian, you seem to have some challenges right now. God I hated it when my kids had lice. My scalp always felt crawley. It must also be hard to get used to eating meat. I hope that gets easier for you. Some people eat a ton of eggs per day. I only eat 2-one fried and one hard boiled. Hard boiled might be the way to start for you. Good Luck!
    Primal since 9/24/2010
    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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    • #3
      Thank you. Baby steps =)
      Jillian
      Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

      So far I am down:
      • 6lbs
      • 1% BMI
      • 1" in my waist
      • 2.5" at my belly button
      • 1" in my hips

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      • #4
        You'll get their Jillian. It may take awhile but you should be fine.

        I will third the whole lice thing. We had a major breakout in the fall and what a PITA. I am an egg eater, eat 3-4 a day and sometimes more. I've always liked them. You may want to try omelets. Fill them with veggies and they're good.
        Georgette

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        • #5
          Day Three

          I can keep a really excellent macro balance, up to about 750 calories; and then I run out of things to eat. This should self correct once I have more meats in my repertoire When my calories are too low I end up feeling ravenous at night. I know it isn't ideal, carbs are too high but its grain free and better than I was 4 days ago!
          Fat (42%) Carbs (33%)
          Protein (25%) Alcohol (0%)
          This is about 1500 calories, I can increase the fat by throwing in a tablespoon of coconut oil somewhere and maybe drink an extra protein shake. Or I could always eat another piece of bacon!

          I'm feeling okay. I was super exhausted this morning which I think was a combination of not eating enough yesterday, teaching an 8pm class, not being able to fall asleep right away afterward and then getting up for a 5:30am class.

          This weekend is going to be brutal. I'm doing a teacher training in Dallas all day both days. How am I going to explain the bacon? HA!
          Jillian
          Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

          So far I am down:
          • 6lbs
          • 1% BMI
          • 1" in my waist
          • 2.5" at my belly button
          • 1" in my hips

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          • #6
            Tell them bacon is the new crack?
            Georgette

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            • #7
              Day 6

              The weekend wasn't too bad! It wasn't good, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been. I did well, still not qite striking the best balance of protein/fat but avoided grains and sugar. Until Sunday afternoon. Then I had a grilled cheese and that led to chocolate chip cookies. But it's a new day, right?!

              My husband brought me a 4lb pack of bacon from costco and said "Good luck wtih the weight loss" *chuckle chuckle*. I guess some people have get rich quick schemes and he sees my attempts at weight loss as the equivalent of that. I've been preaching and practicing vegetarianism forever and then gone through spurts of raw and I'm still fat so I understand his skepticism. Hell, *I* am skeptical! But what do I have to lose besides 40lbs?

              Here are my official "before" pics.
              Attached Files
              Jillian
              Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

              So far I am down:
              • 6lbs
              • 1% BMI
              • 1" in my waist
              • 2.5" at my belly button
              • 1" in my hips

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              • #8
                Hmm...not sure where you would lose 40 pounds from given those pictures, but I do wish you luck. 4 pound package of bacon? Well played Ms. JillianMarie77, well played.

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                • #9
                  I know it's hard to see because I am tall but I have a very, very tiny frame. I'm 5'8" and 175lbs. And you see I keep my Christmas spirit all year round iwth my Santa Belly. I also didn't do a rear view which containes a good 20lbs on it's own. There's plenty of room to shrink. Thanks though.
                  Jillian
                  Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

                  So far I am down:
                  • 6lbs
                  • 1% BMI
                  • 1" in my waist
                  • 2.5" at my belly button
                  • 1" in my hips

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                  • #10
                    You've at least put up before pics. I can't do it. I have an unfortunate fear of cameras and think I look awful. Makes me cringe. Thankfully our camera is lost. Can you get a decent digital camera for under $50?
                    Georgette

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                    • #11
                      You probably can these days. I know you can get a nice little digital video flip camera for $100, HD version is about $150. As evidenced by my self portraits, I just used my cell phone. It typically means poor lighting and a bit of a blur - it's the poor woman's photo shop
                      Jillian
                      Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

                      So far I am down:
                      • 6lbs
                      • 1% BMI
                      • 1" in my waist
                      • 2.5" at my belly button
                      • 1" in my hips

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                      • #12
                        My cell is crappy at pics at best. I also need to fnd a new phone while at it. Just keep eating bacon. Its what's for dinner tonight.
                        Georgette

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                        • #13
                          Day 7

                          Um... you might notice my ticker? Technically it's 170.8 but I'm rounding to the nearest whole number. I know you think it's water weight, but I'm a hot yoga teacher and I drink about 4 liters per day so *I* am going to think its Santa Belly weight

                          So now my question of the day:
                          How much bacon can a person really eat in one day? Yesterday I ate NINE PIECES OF BACON! Now that is because it's still the only meat I am eating. Today I swear I'm going to try chicken. I even marinated it over night.

                          That is all.
                          Jillian
                          Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

                          So far I am down:
                          • 6lbs
                          • 1% BMI
                          • 1" in my waist
                          • 2.5" at my belly button
                          • 1" in my hips

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JillianMarie77 View Post
                            So now my question of the day: How much bacon can a person really eat in one day?
                            Hmmm...how much CAN they eat? I would imagine I could eat quite a lot if I tried. I think 16 pieces at once is my max. That said, I usually have no more than 4 pieces at a time and generally once a day or so (not that I eat bacon every day but when I do it is usually at one meal).

                            Let us know how the chicken turned out.

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                            • #15
                              I can eat quite a bit of bacon. I have ate a pound in a day once but that was over a 12 hour period. Honestly, bacon has replaced chocolate in the fact that it calms me when I am cranky. I would eat steak or pork before chicken to be honest. Chicken is kind of bland. Heck, I'd even go for fish or seafood before any of the other meats. Scallops are sweet. Chicken wings would be a nice way to approach chicken.

                              Btw, you look good in your before pics. Hell, I aspire to look like that right now.
                              Georgette

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