Boy, did I pick the perfect time of year to start this journal ... the very beginning! December 29th was my last full day of vegetarianism, and then I re-embarked on that meaty path ... and I'm loving every minute of it! What a wake up call!
January 2, 2010
3 eggs, fried
3 pieces of turkey bacon
1/2 cup strawberries & blueberries
About 20 mixed nuts, excluding peanuts
Medium Golden Delicious apple
Ocean Spray Cranberry Grape Juice (Diet ... no sugar, but still not the best choice. I'm trying to get away from it!)
Romaine salad w/balsamic dressing
Peppers, onions sauteed in olive oil
Chicken breast cooked in olive oil
Couple more mixed nuts
Big handful of blueberries
So, I ate a little more than I did yesterday, but I tallied up my counts on fitday (love that site!) and it came out to under 1400 calories, and about a 50/25/25 ratio with fat, protein, and carbs.
I've felt like randomly exercising today, which was never a case when I was eating almost exclusively grains and legumes, and buttloads of sugar. I felt a little weird going from pretty much vegan (I started eating eggs this past June, before I didn't for two years) to going primal ... but I feel like I should've checked this out a long time ago. Better late than never, right?
Honestly, I was sooo paranoid about eating fats; I'm talking I would take a napkin if I was eating at a restaurant and "soak up" any excess oils on my foods ... I am eating more fat in one day now than I would probably eat in a week, if not two weeks. I was obsessive about counting my calories and fats, but was it helping my insane blood sugar problems? Not until I cut out oatmeal and bananas did I realize that sugar was my big problem. Since I cut out all the bad stuff the other day, I've had no lapses in energy and no intense jitters and hunger.
I went meat shopping tonight and bought my favorite cut of steak that my grandmother used to cook just for me. I'll have to call her tomorrow and ask her how she prepared it; hopefully nothing bad!
My primal goals:
1. To work out like Grok as much as I can - with a varied work schedule, it'll be weird, but I know I can do it. Very inspired by the videos of people sprinting around; I can do that at a local park.
2. To become less obsessive about my calorie and fat intake. I was borderline eating disorder with the level of obsession I was at in my veganism.
3. To get my BUTT out of the computer chair and do some activities that make me grow as a person!