Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Lois' Journey with the Primal Blueprint :)

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #76
    yeah the pullups were a bit of a fail but i'm happy that i've now found a place to do them. What I did was climb up and then slowly lower my body down, so I was kind of doing half a pull up. If I do that regularly than hopefully I'll soon be able to do one.

    Stats for today;
    1412 cals
    133g protein
    79g fat
    41g carbs


    No one dies of a bread deficiency.

    Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

    Comment


    • #77
      Yeah, I think those are called the negative pull-ups and I've seen that recommended for beginners. So far, I've experimented with using a really low children's playground bar and then pulling up with minimum assistance of my tippy toes on the sand.
      Starting weight: 225
      Current weight: 195
      Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
      Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
      My Primal Journey


      Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Nutrition Facts For Foods

      Comment


      • #78
        So i've been at my nan's since monday, but before coming I gave her the list of things that I could and couldn't eat and she's been very accomodating. She actually seems quite interested herself in giving the primal lifestyle a go. She's a typical low fat, high carb dieter. She lost a bit of weight with weight watchers, so religiously eats her high sugar, low fat yoghurt and uses canola or rapeseed oil for EVERYTHING. I bought some coconut oil with me and she bought some butter from the supermarket so she's been cooking everything in that. I fell of the rails quite badly last week, and I can feel that i've been a bit of weight on, but i'm not going to let that deter me. I've been strictly back on the diet since monday, apart from white potatoes, but my nan's going to get me a sweet potato tomorrow. I'm going without sugar for this week at least, and may go sugar free next week as, depending on how I feel. I really want to get some 100% dark chocolate, but the only piece I can find is in Hotel Chocolat and it is soooo expensive, but I guess i'll be more likely to ration it out if it costs as lot. I think it's about 5 for 70g. I don't think it's that much cheaper to order on the internet because of the postage. But we'll see what happens.

        Food for today:

        2 hard boiled eggs
        3 asparagus stalks

        A couple of cherry tomatoes and a teaspoon of coconut oil.

        Lots of chicken meat and skin cooked with spices
        White potatoes cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices
        Courgette
        Green beans.

        This was a few hours ago but i'm still really full!

        I haven't been eating a lot at my nan's as they don't eat much, so i'm hoping the bloating will have gone down by next week. I feel really pudgy at the moment. But the important thing is that i'm back on track and I didn't let a bad week put me off. I felt so awful, not even for that day, or the day after but several days after that. I don't think i've ever felt so bad before. My stomach was sooo sore, I felt sick and dizzy, I had a headache (and still do actually- I don't know if that's from coming off sugar completely- it may be) I know i'll find it a lot easier to stay of track when i'm back at uni, as the temptations won't be there. I'm generally pretty strong with resisting things, but when I go off track, I go really off track. I guess from the raise of insulin in the body, once I start on the carbs, I can't stop, that's why it's better for me to stay off the carbs as much as I can. I feel a bit funny from the potatoes this evening, unless it's coming from the chicken skin, but apart from the omega 6's, i've read that that's meant to be good for you, and I take fish oil, so it shouldn't be that? Anyway, i'd better go, but i'm really am so happy that i'm properly back on track. The more I think about it, the more I think that it was the scales that caused me to go off track, so i've made a promise to myself not to weigh myself any more, AT ALL!!


        No one dies of a bread deficiency.

        Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

        Comment


        • #79
          You've got the right attitude. You can get on track as quickly as you were off-track. I was actually reading about sweet potatoes and realized they're a completely different species of tuber than white potatoes. That makes sense because I made some red potatoes on Sunday and devoured them like I would candy or other highly refined thing. That doesn't happen with sweet potatoes. For some reason they are really filling - a lot more so than other potatoes. Apparently sweet potatoes aren't even nightshades like other white potatoes - they're the root of a morning glory type of plant.
          Starting weight: 225
          Current weight: 195
          Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
          Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
          My Primal Journey


          Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Nutrition Facts For Foods

          Comment


          • #80
            Right! I'm back again after many months away! It's been a very up and down journey. I find that i'll be doing really well and then will completely fall off the wagon big time! But i'm getting my head back in the game as i've put on a bit of weight since moving back to uni (suprise suprise) and it needs to go now! My meals are always fully primal and cooked from scratch, but it's the snacking on chocolate and nuts and other naughty things during the day, as well as the alcohol content, that means i'm storing the fat at the moment. I've stopped rowing as it was too much last year, but I have now taken up climbing which i'm really enjoying and I can feel how much stronger I am already. It's great as it's only twice a week, and then i'm going to do some weight training at the gym but I really want to find a lifting partner to do it with me!

            So food for today:
            9:15- Breakfast: 3 boiled eggs and 4 rashers streaky bacon (I wasn't hungry as I ate late last night but I'm travelling home today and won't get home until 4 so wanted to have enough to eat that I wouldn't be tempted to snack.)
            Also had my milk thistle in the morning

            I'm not sure what's planned for dinner. My mum will cook tonight but she knows what I can eat so that should be fine. I'm feeling really horrible and bloated today so i'm hoping the bloating will go away by tomorrow. I've eaten far too much sugar and crappy food the last few days and i'm paying for it, but I just don't seem to learn from it which is so fustrating. I'm not eating wheat, dairy, legumes, and i want to cut out nuts and chocolate as I always overeat them. I will keep in caffeine as I'm enjoying my coffee at the moment, and i'm aiming to restrict it to 1-2 cups a day as I really could drink coffee all day. I have to be careful though as I think i'm quite sensitive to coffee. I need to drink more water too, to flush all the crap out of my system!


            No one dies of a bread deficiency.

            Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

            Comment


            • #81
              I have decided that as of tomorrow I am going to start a whole 30. I have been falling off the wagon far too much lately and I think that going back to basics will really help me. I will be eating plenty of meat, fish, poultry and vegetables, and I will allow myself coffee (limit to max 2 a day) pure cocoa powder (and I like that with dessicated coconut as a snack sometimes), some fruit (but will aim to stick with lower sugar fruit) and some nuts (but will weigh these as I can easily overeat these) I want to avoid sugar like the plague and that is my downfall. That means no chocolate sadly. I also need to increase the amount of water I am drinking. I think often I think that i'm hungry when i'm actually thirsty. I will actually be calorie counting, which isn't something that i have done with the primal lifestyle, but I just find that i overeat too much if i don't and i'm not losing any weight at the moment. I am aiming for about 1400 cals but my post workout food will not be counted in this. I normally have some fruit or a sweet potato after climbing so that will be extra. I am also quite keen to try one day where I dramaticallly increase my fat intake to almost all fat during the day to encourage my body to become a fat burner rather than a sugar burner.

              Food for today:
              Brunch: 2 boiled eggs and 2 rashers bacon
              Snack: Some grapes, cashews and almonds, 2 squares dark chocolate
              Dinner: Roast lamb and veg (not sure what yet though!)

              I've also had 1 coffee today and 2 massive cups of herbal tea. Feeling a lot better already.


              No one dies of a bread deficiency.

              Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

              Comment


              • #82
                DAY 1 OF WHOLE 30!
                Wooo this is exciting. Day 1 has gone really well.
                B- IF
                Lunch- 2 eggs scrambled in butter with smoked bacon, tomatoes, onion and spinach. 1 cup of coffee with coconut milk
                Snack: Handful of roasted cashews and almonds
                Dinner: Empire roast chicken (whole chicken marinated in lemon juice, tomato puree, garlic, ginger, turmeric, coriander, garam masala, cumin)
                Roasted beetroot
                Salad
                Evening snack: Banana + bowl of homemade bone broth

                Supplements: 5,000 iu Vitamin
                1 tablespoon Cod Liver Oil

                I keep a diary with everything I eat, exercise I do, sleep, skin quality, sunlight, amount of water, etc written down as a record. I also write down thought and feelings which i find really useful. I like to write on here as well though, as it's great to have interaction with other people, so please drop me a comment if you're also doing the whole 30 or just to say hi!

                If I can help it I want to cut the nuts down (even though it was only a handful I didn't feel too great after eating them) I find it quite hard to find easy things to snack on though. I also wish that we had other fruit in the house other than bananas as I felt really peckish in the evening. I've come home from university for a couple of days as I have an appointment with my kinesiologist so i'm having to choose my food from what my mum has bought but once i'm back at uni it's a lot easier.
                It a really strange observation but my forehead look swollen. I know you're probably thinking ??? but I had it on holiday during the summer. I put it down to the heat but I wasn't being strict with my diet whilst on holiday (no gluten but plenty of dairy and nuts during the day) so I think it may be an omega 6 rise in my body. or a dairy overload. So i'm obviously eager to see that go away. I've doubled my dose from 1 teaspoon of fish oil to 1 tablespoon until my skin improves and this wierd forehead bloating goes.

                Looking forward to tomorrow! I've got my kinesiologist appointment in the morning and then may do a little shopping. I need to hand my CV into the local shops as i'm looking for a job during the christmas holidays. Then in the afternoon i'm visiting my old secondary school to talk to the current fine art class to show them my portfolio for my university interview. I'll probs have scrambled eggs again in the morning as they were good, then lunch when I come back from the shops and dinner in the evening. I might treat myself to a black americano at Costa coffee (and i'll put my own coconut milk in it) as i'll have a bit of wait.

                Good night everyone Please leave messages!
                Last edited by lolo66; 11-05-2012, 02:57 PM.


                No one dies of a bread deficiency.

                Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

                Comment


                • #83
                  I've currently got a big pot of bone broth bubbling away on the hob, ready to bring to university to make soups with! mmm yummy I also want to make my own sauerkraut!


                  No one dies of a bread deficiency.

                  Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

                  Comment


                  • #84
                    Hi there! I'm finally back after a long time. I've had a struggle with this journey so far, but I haven't given up. I know that my health is worth the fight! It's been a massive rollercoaster for me this last year. I feel that so far nothing has really worked for me and has only led to me gaining more weight, so I reckon I have a good 20lbs that i'd like to lose. I know some of those are vanity pounds but I am only 19 so I guess that's only natural for someone my age. Anyway, I don't weigh myself anyway, but go by clothes and the occasional measure with the tape measure. My skin is something that I really want to heal.
                    I've found in the last month that low carb does not work for me. I've lately geared towards the perfect health diet and since adding more starch in I feel 100% better. My energy levels have improved, the bloating has gone down the my mind feels clearer and more focused.
                    I find that being at uni is so hard when trying to eat really well. I am pretty disciplined with myself and i've never been someone to particularly follow the crowd and fold in to peer pressure, but it is hard with the constant drinking, crappy food everywhere and chocolate and wine nights. I know those things are kind of allowed in moderation, but i believe I still have candida and I really need to eliminate those indulgences for a while. It is hard following this lifestyle alone, which is why i have turned to writing on here, with the hope that someone will answer and support me, and follow my journey with me. That would be amazing . I have recently been ordering my food from a wonderful independent supplier called Abel and Cole (I'm in the UK) who support local, organic farmers and they supply all ranges of food- veg and all sorts. They're a little more expensive so I have to be selective with what i am buying but it is so worth it! I try and focus on spending less money on booze and more on good quality food! Anyway the plan is to write on here everyday, or at least regularly if i can't do that! My food plan looks something like this, for those who may be interested:
                    B: Mince burger with liver and some sweet potato and Coconut oil OR 3 egg yolks mixed with white rice
                    L: Oily fish/prawns/chicken breast/tuna with jacket potato or roasted carrots
                    D: Protein with green veg and some kind of starchy source- rice noodles/butternut squash/swede etc.

                    I'm taking an antifungal with meals + ACV + Zinc + Vitamin D and regular bone broth + Probiotics + L- Gluatamine. I've also recently been enjoying turmeric in my tea for the anti-inflammatory effects. I'm also focusing on getting proper sleep as I suspect some adrenal issues- I can barely sniff coffee without falling asleep! Dairy is also a big no no- I get soooo sleepy from that too!

                    It would be amazing to hear if anyone else has gone through something similar.. has anyone else recently upped carbs and had success with it? Or on the PHD lifestyle?
                    Thanks everyone! What a wonderful and supportive group of people we have here. I am so grateful to have found this lifestyle, even if I haven't had the exact results i've wanted so far. I know how much better I do feel when I follow it. I hope that adding starches in will stop the binging on sweet things which has been happening far too much lately. Especially with all the stresses with deadlines at uni. I think the binges were caused by not enough carbs and since adding the starches, these urges seem to have gone away somewhat.


                    No one dies of a bread deficiency.

                    Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X