I'm starting this journal for no other reason than to have something for me to reference. I don't know how often I will update or even what the hell I'm gonna talk about. I started on the Primal wagon May 2011. I just jumped in and eliminated bread, grains, legumes, processed foods and the normal ice cream, cakes and cookies. I killed it for a few weeks. Lost weight, felt good, slept better than ever, pains went away, bloating disappeared. People noticed a change in me almost right away. At this time I wasn't working out. After about 2 months of being this die hard primal I started to be a little lax about it. See I know I have trigger foods. Warm bread with butter, not so good. Chips...i try to stay away. It seemed like instead of going for my normal cravings (bread or salty chips) i was going for sweets like ice cream and chocolate. I never was a big fan of that stuff and now I was always having to end a meal with a fun size twix bar. Still though, these "slips" weren't all the time and I did equate a lot of the food choices to stress. Now it's Sept and I feel like I should be a lot further in my primal journey than I am. I have no one to blame but myself but I guess I am trying to find out why. Why eating Paleo (and enjoying every minute of it) was not enough for me. I haven't gone totally off but instead of my 90/10 I was living by its more like 60/40. It's hard being around people that are skinny and "healthy" looking and watching them mow down a hamburger with a bun or cereal and here I am trying to explain why I don't eat that way and how I feel and yadda yadda bc really all they see is still a chubby girl. Primal living did get me below 200lbs for the first time in 3 years. I never in my life had a weight problem until...well I had a weight problem. I was a personal trainer for years, had a muscular body and then crappy diet led to 250lbs. So why is it that I can actually see results with something, be happy with the food and lifestyle and still feel the need to cheat? I know I'm probably not eating enough fats and certain things I just can't get down but for the most part I'm doing things the primal way. This is just my rant.
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