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  • Primal Journal - Seaglassgreen

    I'm making this journal to hopefully hold myself accountable for making good choices I'm 23, and I've been heavy- probably obese- all of my life. I've had success with the South Beach diet before.. Losing about 20 pounds at two different times, and gaining it back in between. I've also tried calorie counting with no real results. When allowed to eat whatever I want, I can gain weight like nobody's business! I've been working on following the primal blueprint for about a month, with some cheating.. Too many beers, and some nonprimal choices during spring break. I did lose 7 lbs in the last month, and I definitely am seeing a difference in my attitude (more positive, less anxious), and in my energy levels! My boyfriend is on board now too (he's thin, but will definitely muscle up well, as a recent ex-vegetarian). I'd like my family to join me (they are all overweight as well)... I'm hoping that if I have the success I'm envisioning by living this way, they will be inspired to join in.
    Starting weight: 203 (February 23). Current weight: 195-ish, size 14-16. Goal: I want to see some abs!! (I never have envisioned myself getting leaner than like a size 8 before.. I am so inspired by the successes in these forums!


    Goal: Feel good, be active!

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    Welcome and best of luck, SGG!

    Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

    PS: I hear 23 is a pretty cool age to be... *high five*

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    • #3
      Thanks! Yup, we 23-year-olds are pretty awesome! Nice pictures on your journal, good luck in your continuing recovery!!


      Goal: Feel good, be active!

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      • #4
        Saturday 3/26

        Today I ate...
        B: scrambled eggs, sausage links
        L: salad with steak, almonds, cheddar, banana peppers, balsamic
        D: turkey and Swiss roll-ups with guacamole, 1 beer, 2 glasses of wine. Hmm :x

        Visiting my bf's dad at the beach.. Went for a 3 mile walk. Planning on doing a 5 mile walk tomorrow. Yay for walking barefoot on the beach!

        I'm feeling inspired to get healthy after seeing some of my appalachian trail pics from last summer.. We did 600 miles.. It would be so much easier if I was actually in shape when I attempted it! Maybe I'll try again some day


        Goal: Feel good, be active!

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        • #5
          This morning I weighed myself.. 193, down a total of 10lbs so far
          Got home last night from trip to visit bf's dad. Yesterday I ate: Brunch: 3 fried eggs+bacon+sausage (Cracker Barrel)
          Dinner: chicken breast, sausage, some cooked carrots/onions/ 1 small potato with butter.
          Snack: turkey and Swiss roll-up.
          We walked around a big flea market for a while, and did some swimming.


          Goal: Feel good, be active!

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          • #6
            Today I've eaten:
            B: egg scramble- 2 eggs, sausage, onion, green bell pepper.. Blueberries
            L: spinach salad with chicken breast, strawberries, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
            Snack: turkey and cream cheese with bacon roll-up.. Half a banana

            Very, very rainy here today. Lots of homework, but no attention span.


            Goal: Feel good, be active!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Seaglassgreen View Post
              Thanks! Yup, we 23-year-olds are pretty awesome! Nice pictures on your journal, good luck in your continuing recovery!!
              Thank you much! I look forward to seeing some epic results on your journal.

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              • #8
                Thanks Funkadelic

                To finish up yesterday's eating, I had a small portion of fajita steak, peppers and onions, guacamole, cheese, salsa, and sour cream. Raspberries for dessert. I never eat that much fruit in one day.. At least no alcohol or chocolate I suppose

                This morning I'm having 2 eggs scrambled with leftover fajita veggies and cheddar, with sausage.


                Goal: Feel good, be active!

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                • #9
                  Ah, today... after breakfast, I had this afternoon: Starbucks tall coffee with half & half and 2 turbinado sugars, a strawberry popsicle (frozen strawberries blended with coconut milk and a little honey, frozen in my Zoku popsicle maker... pretty good), a turkey-cream cheese rollup, and then dinner: ribeye, caramelized onions, grilled asparagus.

                  Frustrated about trying to get my family to believe PB is a good choice, when apparently they consider trying nutrisystem for a month to be a choice equally likely to help them lose weight >P I said that it made no sense whatsoever, and they should read the book. I am going to try hard to shut up about it for now, and see if my results will speak for themselves.


                  Goal: Feel good, be active!

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                  • #10
                    Hello! Wednesday evening... Today was pretty good. got an A on my chemistry test.. got my first container of coconut oil!
                    B: 2 fried eggs, part leftover steak
                    L: spinach salad with rest of leftover steak, balsamic, olive oil
                    D: hamburger with a little blue cheese, sauteed veggies: yellow squash, zucchini, onions sauteed in coconut oil (!) then finished with a can of organic crushed tomatoes
                    Snack: turkey rollup with cream cheese (this is too good... must try with salmon).
                    Every day I supplement with Carlson's fish oil, a multivitamin (Rainbow Light brand), and glucosamine (my poor knees weren't doing so well at the end of last summer when we got off the trail).. Ordered some acidophilus pearls that will come Friday.


                    Goal: Feel good, be active!

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                    • #11
                      Friday morning... Forgot to journal yesterday. Yesterday's food: B:sausage and caramelized onions (meant to be an omelet, but I didn't realize we had no eggs until after my omelet filling was cooked!
                      L: spinach salad with chicken breast, blue cheese, evoo, balsamic.
                      D: pork tenderloin, leftover veggies from Wednesday, spinach salad with apple, caramelized onions, blue cheese.
                      Also: 2 glasses of wine, 1 tiny piece G&B 85% dark chocolate.
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                      Today I weighed myself (meaning to only do it once a week, but I'm impatient), and I've lost 2 more lbs since Monday! So a total of 12.
                      Last edited by Seaglassgreen; 04-01-2011, 09:26 AM.


                      Goal: Feel good, be active!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Seaglassgreen View Post
                        Today was pretty good. got an A on my chemistry test.. got my first container of coconut oil!
                        Double win!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Seaglassgreen View Post
                          Today I weighed myself (meaning to only do it once a week, but I'm impatient), and I've lost 2 more lbs since Monday! So a total of 12.
                          Make that a TRIPLE win! Awesome work, SGG.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Funkadelic Flash View Post
                            Make that a TRIPLE win! Awesome work, SGG.
                            Thanks!

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                            I'm finally back... went camping over the weekend, came back on Monday night, have been busy with school and being sick (blah!) all week. I got vitamin D supplements (NOW foods 5000 IU) and magnesium powder (Natural Calm, not entirely sure how many mg I want to take every day.. I am taking someone's suggestion to start at 100 mg and work up about another 100/day until, as the Natural Calm bottle says, my "bowels are comfortable loose", hahaha.) It seems like a lot of supplementation, but I am excited to see some benefits... I am planning on doing that at-home vitamin D test in a couple months to make sure my levels are good.

                            Today:
                            B: omelet with onion, green bell pepper, sausage, cheddar
                            L: spinach salad with tuna (some mayo), olive oil, red wine vinegar
                            D: cheeseburger, caesar salad, grilled squash


                            Goal: Feel good, be active!

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                            • #15
                              Today I ate:
                              B: omelet- 2 eggs plus spinach, red onion, feta
                              L: chicken tenders with colby, bacon. salad with blue cheese, cooked baby carrots
                              D: bacon :P
                              Still sick, little better than yesterday, hoping to be all better soon.


                              Goal: Feel good, be active!

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