Okay so I've been here for more than 6 months now, and have never started a journal of my own. I don't really like posting a ton of primal stuff on Facebook though, so I never really have a place to talk about things that seem so normal to me now (like how much I despise CAFO meats and practices, how excited I am to find good food at reasonable prices, etc.).
That, and I need somewhere to record my eating and working out in a place that I can easily look back on. I've been getting back into the swing of things at the gym in the past two weeks, and eating less (I'm only 5'2", I don't need to eat as much as my taller, bigger husband...), and am hoping not to gain any more weight this holiday season. So here's to accountability and having a place to talk about Primal everything!!!
Today is a 24 hour fast, I ate quite a bit over the last 4 days as my in-laws were here visiting. I had bread in the house for them, and they also bought all kinds of crackers/cookies/cereal/hummus/cheese/and SODA like you wouldn't believe. I also made cookies and brownies for a reception on Friday, and finally caved and ate a couple of each on Sunday morning with breakfast...other than that it's been a completely grain free weekend even with all that crap in my house. I made primal dinners and just included bread on the side: turkey soup (yum), shepherd's pie with mashed cauliflower on top (double yum), steak fondue with salad (YUM YUM!!!) (although we had to use peanut oil for that, I can't afford to use a large quantity of anything else with a high smoke point)...lots of good things that everyone really enjoyed I also had more sugar than usual though, with an apple crisp on Saturday (not terrible with the apples and lots of butter, but it had 1/2 cup of brown sugar and rolled oats on top), and Graeter's ice cream. Then the aforementioned cookies and brownies Sunday morning.
So today is a reset day, I'll eat leftovers for dinner when I get home, either meatballs with marinara or turkey soup.
Before I get home I'll be working out, 30-40 minutes of running on the treadmill with sprint intervals every couple of minutes. Then pilates when I get home I think with good ol' Denise Austen My stomach was screaming the next day after I did pilates last week!
And finally some cleaning up (fam is leaving today), and knitting. Just started a baby blanket for my 1 year old niece, and I'd like to attempt to have it done before Christmas (might not happen...). Yay for getting back to normal though