My name is Rachel, and I'm a single mom in my mid-forties. Last November, I decided that I was tired of being overweight. I hired a trainer and have been working with him for almost 16 weeks.
In that time, my body composition has changed quite a bit. I am 5'5 and started at 153 pounds and 34% body fat. My scale weight is now 139, and I am at 24% body fat with a lean body mass of 106 pounds. I am 7-8 pounds of fat away from reaching my goal of 19-20% body fat.
I love my consultant because he helped me get to where I am. I'm now at a bit of a plateau, though, and this week, he suggested that I eat in a more primal way. So here I am because I can never have too much information or positive support.
I love the primal way of eating and find it easy after 16 weeks of dieting. I am hoping that my continued workouts and this way of eating will allow me to meet my goal.
I'm on a rest week from training until Wednesday, so today, my daughter and I went bowling and then we went to the park and took a nice walk and played on the playground equipment.
Some of my favorite foods are primal foods: eggs, chicken, steak, ground beef, pork chops, olive oil, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, salad, grapefruits, oranges, apples, berries, nuts, and nut butters. YUM. Once I'm at goal, I'd love to see how I react by adding in red wine, dark chocolate, and dairy (I don't really care for grains.)
That's a good start. See you around.