This is my first post and first day of the Primal Challenge. I know I have a mass of information to consume so I am living truly "Primal", but I wanted to go ahead and jump in to see what I could do with the basics I have gleaned so far.
My main goals are:
- lose weight
- get stronger
Both of these have the main goal of Being Able to Play! I am part of several very active communities in N TX and I miss being able to "keep up" with the kids outside. Mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing, etc. Having the excess weight and lack of energy makes it not as much fun...so in the process of getting back to "play time", I want to maintain a more realistic approach to weight loss.
So far today:
Breakfast - Nothing (I don't usually eat breakfast, but will on occasion when I am hungry!)
Morning Snack - small handful of almonds. Greatness. Always restricted the amount of these I ate due to the fat...LOVE being able to eat them again
Lunch - stuffed bell pepper (used the mama's meatloaf recipe on the site with apples) with a sauce of crushed tomatoes and onions and finally some fresh raspberries!
I drink a ton of water as it is, so I am not too worried about that.
My fiancee is incredibly supportive and is doing this with me. We both love to cook and eat, so this should be a fun adventure. I am going to have to really focus on why grain based carbs are so bad...I have spent the majority of my life in a love affair with bread and pasta. So...here goes my jump into Primal Living!