So I'm jumping on the Primal Journal bandwagon here. I actually eased my way into it by starting low-carb. The more research I did the more I started leaning towards Primal.
So a little bit about me:
I always thought my weight issues were hopeless, for a few reasons. The first being that I knew I could never stick to a calorie restrictive diet, or even a low-fat-and-animal-protein one like my skinny little sister. The bottom line there is I love food. I just love it. I've been overweight for much of my life but sooner or later I'd tip over into obese and probably morbidly obese.
The second reason was experience. Ten years ago I went on a three month long Outward Bound trip. Three months of mountain hiking, river rafting, canyoneering, and rock climbing. And yeah, I lost a good amount of weight, but I was still fluffy around the belly. If I couldn't lose the fluff moving a sixty pound pack 15 miles a day for three months, then I was pretty sure I was destined to be fluffy.
Looking back I can see what happened though. On Outward Bound we ate mostly carbs. Oatmeal in the morning, crackers and granola for lunch, beans and rice for dinner. When we got protein at out resupplies every week we devoured it like hyenas. Most drew the line at my crackers heaped with peanut butter, cheese, and tuna. (I'd even drink the tuna and chicken water out of the cans to wash it down)
And as for my preference for meats? Well, I've never had a sweet tooth but I've always had a meat tooth. And that's probably what saved me from ballooning up. Sure at a restaurant I'd be the one stuffing herself with butter topped steak with a side of sauteed mushrooms and onions - but I'd skip desert.
So here is where I find myself. About four weeks into this food journey and looking for support. My mom and my sister think I'm crazy. My fiance tries but he's on Nutrisystem and doesn't really 'get it.'
My vital sats:
Starting weight: 191.5 lbs
Current weight: 178.2 lbs
B: Water and a Protein Bar (recipe found on this very site!)
L: Buffalo burger with cheese and a spoonful of marinara. Water. Almonds for desert
D: Same buffalo burger with half an apple for desert.
Workout: Dear god, will the shoveling of snow never end?