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  • Primal Journal of PrimalAli - Journey to my wedding day and BEYOND

    So I'm new here. I was looking to change my eating habits & I'm delighted that I found the primal blue print. I want to lose some weight for my wedding in September but I also wanted to find something that I could stick to for after the wedding and hopefully a long time. I have tried weight watchers and the likes but I just never could stick to these diets. They just get boring after a few weeks of constant counting points.

    I said I would try primal for a week to see how it went, and boy has it went well I'm very happy to say that I am feeling great, have loads of energy and my skin is getting clearer. All this in just a week. I'm excited to see how I am after a month. Oh and I also managed to drop 4.5lb!! SUPER RESULT. I didn't even feel deprived and my cravings for carbs have diminished.

    I will check back here daily with my food and exercise diary and I'm hoping this will keep me motivated (not that I need it at the moment)

    I will log in tomorrow and start the journal.
    Last edited by PrimalAli; 05-15-2011, 12:57 PM.
    My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

    F/28/5'6
    Weight:
    04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
    11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
    18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
    Measurements:
    11/5
    Bust: 40in
    Waist: 32in
    Hips: 40.5in

  • #2
    Feeling crappy today

    I was really hungry last night before bed and I woke up today feeling crap and with a sore throat. I was just having a look at my food intake for the past few days and realised that I was between 30g and 40g carbs yesterday. So maybe this is why I feel so crappy today. I have absolutely not energy which is a complete contrast with my energy levels the past few days. I think I will try and get my carb intake past 50g today and the rest of the week by eating some more fruit.
    I got my partner to try primal out also. He is on day 4 and finding it a bit tough. He likes to lift heavy weighs in the gym so I'm thinking maybe some sweet potato for him for added energy. Any other suggestions welcome
    Another concern I have is for my 2 kids. 2yr old girl and 10yr old boy. They are still eating all that processed crap. What am I to do for them? I feel really guilty about this after ready the primal blueprint book. I just want to do what is best for them.
    I will add my food intake at the end of the day. It is morning time here now in Ireland and I just started the day with some eggs and bacon and tomato, yummy in my tummy lol.
    My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

    F/28/5'6
    Weight:
    04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
    11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
    18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
    Measurements:
    11/5
    Bust: 40in
    Waist: 32in
    Hips: 40.5in

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    • #3
      Oh and I forgot to add my stats to this:

      Bust: 40in
      Waist: 32in
      Hips: 40.5in

      Weight:
      4/5/11 - 11st 2lb
      11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
      My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

      F/28/5'6
      Weight:
      04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
      11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
      18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
      Measurements:
      11/5
      Bust: 40in
      Waist: 32in
      Hips: 40.5in

      Comment


      • #4
        Day 10
        Breakfast:
        Scrambled eggs, bacon, grilled tomato.

        Lunch:
        Chicken & egg salad
        evo & vinegar dressing

        Dinner:
        My own Chicken curry
        - with chicken, peppers, onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, various spices, greek yogurt and coconut milk.
        - Cauliflower.

        Snacks:
        Raspberries and fresh cream
        Coffee and cream

        I also drank lots of water and green tea today.
        My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

        F/28/5'6
        Weight:
        04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
        11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
        18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
        Measurements:
        11/5
        Bust: 40in
        Waist: 32in
        Hips: 40.5in

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        • #5
          Day 11 (posting this for yesterday)
          Breakfast
          2 eggs, 2 bacon

          Lunch
          Berries & Greek yogurt

          Dinner
          Steak, Onions, Mushrooms, Broccoli, small few sweet potato wedges

          Snack
          2 Glasses of red wine, Some cheese and pickled onions
          My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

          F/28/5'6
          Weight:
          04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
          11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
          18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
          Measurements:
          11/5
          Bust: 40in
          Waist: 32in
          Hips: 40.5in

          Comment


          • #6
            Day 12 (day behind again lol)
            Breakfast
            Egg, bacon, sausage, tomato

            Lunch
            Berries Greek yogurt

            Dinner
            homemade burger
            salad
            My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

            F/28/5'6
            Weight:
            04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
            11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
            18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
            Measurements:
            11/5
            Bust: 40in
            Waist: 32in
            Hips: 40.5in

            Comment


            • #7
              Day 13
              Breakfast
              Scrambled Eggs, bacon, green tea

              Lunch
              Egg and bacon again ( went to my mam's house and that is what she had made for a late breakfast so we had some of that for lunch)

              Dinner
              Roast chicken, carrots and parsnips mashed, cauliflower mashed.

              Treat.
              2 glasses of red wine, some 85% chocolate.

              I made some chicken stock from my left over chicken bones so I will have a yummy chicken soup to keep me going for a few days. Also my lovely man bought me a food processor so I will be able to make some proper coleslaw. The only problem I have is the mayonnaise. I need a good recipe for a primal mayonnaise. I ordered the cookbook with my primal blueprint book nearly 2 weeks ago. One arrived 2 days later but I am still waiting on the cookbook. So hopefully there will be some nice ideas in there.

              Tomorrow I will be upping my game. I will make sure that I get my daily walk in. I live in the country and there is a lovely 4 mile walk right on my doorstep that I never take advantage. The dogs will be delighted to be getting a good walk.
              My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

              F/28/5'6
              Weight:
              04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
              11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
              18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
              Measurements:
              11/5
              Bust: 40in
              Waist: 32in
              Hips: 40.5in

              Comment


              • #8
                It's good to hear your first few weeks are going so well
                Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread17722.html

                F/49/5'4"
                Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
                CW: 146.8 lbs
                GW 140 lbs
                A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals

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                • #9
                  Thanks Belinda. I only wish I had found this earlier it would have saved me a load of stress and money from the fad diets that I tried.

                  Day 14
                  Breakfast
                  Skipped

                  Lunch:
                  Tuna salad

                  Dinner:
                  Homemade chili mince beef, my guacamole and salsa, mashed turnip.

                  Exercise:
                  Raining heavy today so had to do with a fitness dvd and crosstrainer.
                  My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

                  F/28/5'6
                  Weight:
                  04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
                  11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
                  18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
                  Measurements:
                  11/5
                  Bust: 40in
                  Waist: 32in
                  Hips: 40.5in

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Day 15
                    Woke up to another wet and miserable day outside but I decided to go for my walk anyway. I got soaked but hey its all part of the fun I am delighted now to have it out of the way for the day. I got a new yogalates dvd yesterday so I will do that later on when my daughter takes her nap. Still feeling extremely positive eating this way. I can't believe how tasty it is. My partner who was only going to try Primal for 7 days is on day 9 now! He started out by referring to it as "that weird diet" but now he is accepting that it isn't a diet but a lifestyle. He says he will eat carbs when he feels like it but I have a feeling that he will stick to it as he is feeling great. I just need to get him to read the book now and to understand the reasoning behind it all and we will be sorted.

                    Food so far:
                    Breakfast was late 11.30am
                    2 boiled eggs, 2 bacon, 1/2 tomato, 4 mushrooms.

                    Will update later when I have eaten more Weigh in day is tomorrow. I have a feeling that I won't be down any weight this week. But I don't care because I feel great anyway.
                    My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

                    F/28/5'6
                    Weight:
                    04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
                    11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
                    18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
                    Measurements:
                    11/5
                    Bust: 40in
                    Waist: 32in
                    Hips: 40.5in

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Hi Primal Ali

                      Thought I would say hello. My other half is Irish (I am Australian) We were in Ireland for 7 years but are now in Naples.

                      Did you find PB on boards.ie? That is where I found it.
                      Life. Be in it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Belforte View Post
                        Hi Primal Ali

                        Thought I would say hello. My other half is Irish (I am Australian) We were in Ireland for 7 years but are now in Naples.

                        Did you find PB on boards.ie? That is where I found it.
                        Hey Belforte, how are you finding PB? Lucky you to be living in Naples. It is damp and miserable in Ireland for the past 2 weeks

                        Yeah I found it on boards.ie just by chance. I was looking through it and came across a few posts. I'm very happy with it.
                        My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

                        F/28/5'6
                        Weight:
                        04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
                        11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
                        18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
                        Measurements:
                        11/5
                        Bust: 40in
                        Waist: 32in
                        Hips: 40.5in

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Day 16
                          Weigh in today and I was down another 2lb Didn't get out walking today so went on the crosstrainer for a bit while I watched tv.

                          Breakfast:
                          2 eggs, 2 bacon, tomato, mushrooms, tea

                          Lunch:
                          Coleslaw I made myself with pumpkin and sesame seeds

                          Dinner:
                          Chicken and veg. I made a tomato based dish. I fried onions, garlic, peppers and courgette with chicken. Then added a can of tomatoes and some greek yogurt to thicken it. Also added some oregano and basil (dried) Served this with mashed turnip.

                          I may have a glass of red wine later on if I feel like it and some 85% chocolate.
                          My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

                          F/28/5'6
                          Weight:
                          04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
                          11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
                          18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
                          Measurements:
                          11/5
                          Bust: 40in
                          Waist: 32in
                          Hips: 40.5in

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I think it is fabulous. I feel great, look better, someone said I looked happier in the face the other day, but I do and I am not an unhappy person.

                            It just made sense. I would look around at people (and my own figure) and thought something is wrong, something is going wrong. I have always been believer in good fats and I used to have soy, but eliminated that 10 years ago when I was told it was bad. Everything her just makes sense.

                            Since I stopped bread and sugar cold turkey, due to high blood sugar, it has been a revelation.

                            Yeah the weather is good here, we picked Naples for the weather, we are economic refugees, we are English teachers.
                            Life. Be in it.

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                            • #15
                              I totally agree with you. I have seen amazing differences in my moods after only a few days. I suffered with low moods but I feel great all the time now. I love how it makes me feel and it really agrees with me. My body is thanking me for feeding it what it needs
                              My primal journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30139.html

                              F/28/5'6
                              Weight:
                              04/5/11 - 11st 2lb
                              11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb
                              18/5/11 - 10st 9.5lb
                              Measurements:
                              11/5
                              Bust: 40in
                              Waist: 32in
                              Hips: 40.5in

                              Comment

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