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  • Anaroriel's Primal Journal

    Ok, this is it. I am officially starting this.

    I have to face the facts. After dabbling with the Primal Blueprint off and on for the past three months, I've come several conclusions:

    1) Eating Primally makes me feel great. The horrible stomach aches and bloating, my lack of energy, the depression I have been fighting for the past few years - all of the either lessens significantly or disappears altogether once I start eating right.

    2) I am a sugar addict. I know eating sugar, whether the amount is copious of minimal, makes me feel terrible. But I can't seem to stop. I am utterly addicted like a cat to catnip.

    3. I am a sucker when it comes to peer pressure. If my friends or boyfriend want to go out for ice cream or pie, I go too, however ridden with guilt I may be.

    So what does this mean? Obviously that I need help, external motivation, and a deadline to keep me from giving up after a few days when a soda or brownie seems like not that bad of an idea. With this knowledge of my own weaknesses, I am committing to the 30 day challenge. Wish me luck, peoples of the internet!


  • #2
    Here's luck Ana! You can do it!
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    • #3
      Thanks Hedonist!

      Day Two: Soup-scapades

      So I am officially living off soup. I should probably explain that my daily routine isn't the normal 9-5 deal, in fact, my schedule varies from day-to-day. Tuesdays and Thursdays I have school from 11am to 3:30pm nonstop with no breaks for food, and the rest of the days are up in the air, who knows when my bosses at OfficeMan will decide I need to be cashiering. It makes it hard to plan meals and workouts and actually have a steady routine to follow. Yesterday after working from 2 to 9:30pm I was dizzy and cranky with hunger - for the stir fry dish thing and the snacks I brought with apparently was not enough to get me through the shift - and exhausted from a long day of dealing with rude people and standing, the only quick Primal thing I could think of to eat was soup. So soup it has been. For the past three meals.

      But soup is cool, right? The only non-primal thing in there was the potatoes, and even those are okay in moderation, yes? And let's be honest: I'm a college student. I cannot afford grass-fed beef, or specialty products here. I have my stir frys, salads and my soups... for the next 28 1/2 days.


      • #4
        Congratulations to you for not grabbing the nearest brownie when you were tired and hungry. Success! I'm a sugar addict too. I just don't stop once I begin. We can do this!


        • #5
          Thanks Julberg! *fists pumps*

          Oh, here's an actual breakdown of the past two days:

          Day 1:

          B: Stirfry
          L: Stir fry, apples with peanut butter
          D: Green beans with almonds, onions (roommate left it for me in the fridge!) soup. Naked Juice.

          Day 2

          B: Soup! and scrambled eggs. Naked juice
          S: Pear, handful of nuts
          L: SOUP! Naked juice

          Exercise: Walking around campus. Total mins: Approx 40 mins


          • #6
            Okay, on Day 5. So far doing good.


            B: Sausage, omelet
            L: Two pears, Beef soup

            It's ever so hard when I am offered free food. Today my boss bought us candy... I haven't taken any yet. The other night a friend's mother bought me dinner at a Vietnamese place, and it was hard to find anything on the menu. I finally opted for Beef Pho, and ended up just not eating the noodles. Like, I said, so far I've done really well, and I've only barely cut corners (potatoes in the soups, I bought a wrap one day) but overall, I'm proud of myself. Five days.