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  • Primal Journal --- Blue Eyed Chick

    Might as well jump in with both feet...

    I have always been the chunky, less attractive friend - the one people don't really remember. I've always wanted to change that, but have never been motivated enough, I guess.

    I've spent years dieting for a few days, and then over-eating for a month to make up for those days "without". I would go on a diet and immediately want something forbidden, like a cheeseburger. I would hyperfocus on not being able to have the cheeseburger and then eat my way all the way around it, resulting in a ridiculous amount of overeating of "healthy" options. I should have had the cheeseburger and be done with it!

    Anyway, my sister is doing a modified Paleo diet with her husband and was telling me about it. She sent me the link to this place, and after reading the before/after thread, I'm pretty excited, and think that I can be successful, too.

    I rode my bike for two miles yesterday and then again this morning. I ate low carb today (amazing!) I kept my carbs at 72g. I did over-do it on the fat today, but I'm going to call it a success. I also *did not want* a candy bar at the store when the hubby got one this evening. Another success!

    We have this weight thingy in the garage that I've been looking at. For now, it is a lovely place to put clothes and other odd garage items. Tomorrow, it may become a weight thingy again.
    7/4/11: 42-38-43
    8/3/11: 41-37-42
    11/27/11: 41-36-41
    Goal: 38-32-36

  • #2
    Welcome Chick! Pretty hard to overdo the fat in Primal. That's different from Paleo. When your body wants a cheeseburger, enjoy it, just don't eat the bun. Pile on the cheese (unless you are dairy intolerant) and bacon too. Good luck with Primal.
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    Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are not into the Grok thing. Since starting the blog, I have moved close to being Archevore instead of Primal. But Mark's Daily Apple is still the best source of information about living an ancestral lifestyle.

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    • #3
      I just took my before pictures, and they are not pretty. Ugh.
      7/4/11: 42-38-43
      8/3/11: 41-37-42
      11/27/11: 41-36-41
      Goal: 38-32-36

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      • #4
        Love me some bunless burger!
        Durp.

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        • #5
          I do my burgers as gigantic "burger salads": a bed of lettuce and then the burger, cheese and fixings all piled on top. No fries, no chips, no bread. It's a VERY healthy, VERY tasty way to handle cookouts!
          Life is short: Void the warranty.

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          • #6
            Thanks you, guys! We had bunless burgers last night for dinner and not surprisingly, the bun takes away from the flavor.

            I'm a couple days in, and I'm sure it's total placebo but I feel fantastic!
            7/4/11: 42-38-43
            8/3/11: 41-37-42
            11/27/11: 41-36-41
            Goal: 38-32-36

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            • #7
              Carbs so far this week: 56 83 59
              7/4/11: 42-38-43
              8/3/11: 41-37-42
              11/27/11: 41-36-41
              Goal: 38-32-36

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Blue Eyed Chick View Post
                We had bunless burgers last night for dinner and not surprisingly, the bun takes away from the flavor.
                Yes. True. Anything but a really good, fresh-baked bun is a waste. I don't miss them.
                Ancestral Health Info

                I design websites and blogs for a living. If you would like a blog or website designed by someone who understands Primal, see my web page.

                Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are not into the Grok thing. Since starting the blog, I have moved close to being Archevore instead of Primal. But Mark's Daily Apple is still the best source of information about living an ancestral lifestyle.

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                • #9
                  I love a hamburger diced into a salad. Now, when DH bbq's, I always get him to cook extra so I can have one for supper and one in my lunch the next day. You get that in there with some avocado and olive oil and mmmmmmmm
                  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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hedonist View Post
                    Yes. True. Anything but a really good, fresh-baked bun is a waste. I don't miss them.
                    I was talking to a friend last night and told her nearly the same thing. I love fresh baked bread - the other stuff is just...filler. Since I rarely have an opportunity for fresh baked bread, it won't be an obstacle.

                    I weighed myself today. I'm down about 7 pounds - in three/four days. Is that even possible? I'm sure it's carb bloat/water, but I'll take it! My bra wasn't even as tight this morning. This stuff is crazy!

                    Is the 2 pounds a week = healthy weight loss a SAD myth, or is it true? My head is spinning with all of the misinformation out there.
                    7/4/11: 42-38-43
                    8/3/11: 41-37-42
                    11/27/11: 41-36-41
                    Goal: 38-32-36

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                    • #11
                      It's common to lose rapidly at the start of switching to a primal WOE. After that, if things are working right for you (and they may not, some people need tweaks) you will probably lose at the rate of .5 - 1.5 lb a week.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Ooh, burger salad! I used to toss crumbled ground beef into my salads w/ oil and vinegar and that was really good, thanks for reminding me!
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                        • #13
                          So I haven't been here on my journal but I'm still hanging in there. Yesterday was a cheat day and I probably need to tone that down a little bit.

                          As of today, I have lost 13 pounds. There is a definite change in my body shape - I am definitely more curvy in the right places. I can tell that I've lost some weight/inches in the waistline, rib cage, and the butt. I put on shorts today that were "Not in this lifetime" last week, but are now in the "In a few more pounds, these might actually be acceptable"

                          I am crazy excited about this way of eating and have gotten my BFF, her mom, and a couple other people on board!
                          Last edited by Blue Eyed Chick; 06-25-2011, 11:50 AM.
                          7/4/11: 42-38-43
                          8/3/11: 41-37-42
                          11/27/11: 41-36-41
                          Goal: 38-32-36

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                          • #14
                            back and forth, back and forth.

                            I am having a real issue finding quick foods to eat during the day. I fast from 10p to 2p the next day on a regular basis. It's what I've always done. When I get home from work at 2p, I am not interested in a meal. I'm more snacky. I typically eat one meal a day (dinner 6-7p). I'm struggling with what to graze on from 2p to 6p that has substance.
                            7/4/11: 42-38-43
                            8/3/11: 41-37-42
                            11/27/11: 41-36-41
                            Goal: 38-32-36

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                            • #15
                              Rode my bike 3.58 miles today. I ate a grilled chicken caprese salad today that was fantastic.
                              7/4/11: 42-38-43
                              8/3/11: 41-37-42
                              11/27/11: 41-36-41
                              Goal: 38-32-36

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