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    I have always been overweight. Not huge, but always fat. Always on a diet or about to start one. Last summer I got married. I lost weight for the big day. 40 pounds. I looked great, felt great, was in great shape. (Although still overweight-wedding day had me at 150 pounds and I'm not 5'3".)

    It has been 13.5 months since that day. I'm up 25 pounds. It makes me very sad. I really worked hard to lose that weight. Low carb, low fat diet. Exercised between one and two hours a day.

    Lots of things about my lifestyle changed after my wedding day. I moved from a walking city to a driving city. I went from going to school and having loads of free time to working full time. I changed from planning meals only around my likes and diet to eating with a husband who is as picky as a 5 year-old and eats as much in one meal as I should all day. It was easy falling into his lifestyle. I take that back. It was easy falling into the lifestyle I had before I went on my wedding weight-loss plan.

    I have started a low carb plan about 25 times since the wedding. Even primal. A friend sent me here in February. I've read (most of) the book. I've devoured the success stories on here. I constantly click the links to commenters' blogs. I read Primal Parent and Left on Amelia daily.

    But I get off track.

    I give myself excuses.

    But I don't want to do that anymore. I don't want to feel sad about my weight and turn to the drive-thru to comfort me, and then turn to another drive-thru because I wasn't really comforted by the first one.

    Today I read Sarah's success story that was posted last Friday. And I read most of the comments. I want to have a success story.

    My overall goal: Conquer my issues with food. Food is not really good company. I need to remember that.

    My weight loss goal: Lose 50 pounds or so. I am not exactly sure how much I should lose. I think I will know when I get there. When I was 18 I weighed 142. That's the smallest I can remember. I think 125 will be a good weight for me, but I will just have to reevaluate when I get there. I plan to get there.

    My first baby-step goal: Eat 100% primal for 25 days. No dairy. No beans. Limited fruit. I want to really get into this.

    I chose 25 days because I am having a little reunion with a couple college friends in 25 days. One has gained weight since college. One has lost weight. I will not pretend that I don't care about what they think. I do want to impress them. Even though they love me no matter what. They have loved me at heavier; they have loved me at lighter. And they saw me 5 pounds ago back in June. They know.

    I want to lose a few pounds before seeing them because I want to make sure that I focus on my friends instead of focusing on whether my jeans will give me a muffin top or whether my thighs will rub together so that I can't wear a dress when we go out.

    Day 1 starts tomorrow. I do plan to eat a primal meal tonight, though. But since breakfast and lunch were sad, SAD meals, today is not Day 1.

    I need some accountability. I need an outlet. I need encouragement.

    Please follow my journal.

  • #2
    Good start for DAY 1. Last night I picked up some groceries: grass fed ground beef, lettuce, berries, sausage (applegate)

    My breakfast: sausage, 2 eggs w/ butter, sliced tomato w/ balsamic vinigarette (Annie's)

    I packed a lunch: hamburger patty, lots of salad w/ berries and pecans.

    I am going to miss the coffee this morning - I just can't do black coffee. But tea will have to do.


    • #3
      Welcome aboard! You don't have to cut out your coffee, you should just use cream or half and half for the fat
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      • #4
        Yum...I do love cream! But I am cutting out dairy for the first 25 days. Except butter.


        • #5
          Try the coconut "crack" creamer recipe on here. It is really delicious.


          • #6
            Welcome LeslieA! You will find alot of encouragement and support right here. The Primal community is great for that! Looks like you are off to a great start!


            • #7
              Fingers crossed for you Leslie! You can do it!
              Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!

              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


              • #8

                Thanks y'all!

                Lunch was good - and I have only had water and tea to drink. But I am getting a little hungry. I think I have some pistachios in the break room. If not, I'm going to guzzle some water and hope the hunger goes away.


                • #9
                  I had a bad experience with sausage this morning. blech! The eggs were good, though.

                  I wanted to weigh myself this morning - hoping to see a 5 pound loss in one day. I resisted! Trying to hold off looking at the scale for a few days. I have conflicting feelings about weighing everyday. Sometimes I think that it is obsessive. Sometimes I think it is a good way to keep myself in check. What do y'all think?


                  • #10
                    Thanks! I will look for that!


                    • #11
                      Black Coffee, aka Blech Coffee

                      I've been trying the hot tea in the mornings because I don't want to have the splenda and creamer that comes with coffee. Well, tea just doesn't hit the spot! So I decided to try plain ole black coffee today. Not so yummy! Especially at luke warm temp. Nasty! If it's hot, I can handle it. I think because it burns my taste buds into submission. Millions of people drink it this way - surely I will learn to like it! Right??