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    I'm going to be bad at this as I don't know how much I weigh and have only a sketchy idea of what size I am (UK 10-12) or what my goal weight/size is...but bollocks to it: that doesn't stop lots of other people pontificating. I have been VLC on and off for years. Always within the realms of normal weight for my height (which is 5'11"), except just before I got married when I was very thin indeed (vegetarian and low calorie total carb restriction, basically low fat protein - yeah, not fun). Would like to lose the mummy belly, but don't want to do sit ups. Have been (strictly) primal for a month or so, but still waiting for the magic to happen. Please don't tell me I have to - oh shit - lift heavy things... Oh. Really?
    There's no whoosh waiting for me?
    Last edited by badgergirl; 11-19-2014, 05:48 PM.
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    I rebel against this, but let's put some scores on the doors:
    on the menu today:
    coffee (espresso machine - double shot) with splash of heavy cream
    large ramekin of homemade yoghurt (full fat milk with some cream added to up the fat content)
    2 teaspoons of peanut butter (I know, I'm working on it)
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    double nesspresso decaf with 2% milk (thanks, employer)
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    2-egg omelette with 1 rasher of bacon, 1/4 red capsicum, 1/3 large onion, handful spinach and generous lump of feta
    -----
    large serving of chili (homemade, obvs: grass-fed beef mince, pork mince, tomatoes, courgette, aubergine, carrot, celery, mushrooms, onion, garlic, chillis - fresh and dried, cocoa powder, allspice), two dsp of full-fat sour cream
    1/2 avocado w/lime juice

    I usually drink one or two cups of Earl Grey with a little milk during the day too.

    Exercise – walk, brisk: 45 minutes, stroll: 30 minutes, sprint/walk: 25 minutes (not all in one go, spread out over the day)

    That's a fairly typical day since I went primal, before that I was pretty much the same but, for example, the chilli serving would be smaller beacuse it would come with a huge side of black beans.
    I am not overweight, but I do have a spongy mid-section/arse I'd dearly love to lose. Since cutting out legumes (except p-nut butter, which is the good stuff, but still) about six weeks ago no weight loss that I (or partner) can perceive. Have also started subjecting myself to cold plunges (thanks Otzi), but have not yet added in iodine...
    Why no whoosh?
    Last edited by badgergirl; 07-05-2012, 02:34 AM. Reason: added link
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    • #3
      weekends - my downfall

      Oh, crap. I work so hard during the week and hit 100% (I've even created almond and coconut butter to replace the peanut butter for breakfast) and then go and drink the best part of four bottles of red and make (read: extensively taste test) Christmas puddings. Bugger. Oh well, onwards and downwards.
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      • #4
        cravings! after weeks, months even, with no cravings, suddenly I'm a carb-craving monster. a deprived carbs-craving monster. I fed the cravings fetta until they slunk back into their hole...but for how long?
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        • #5
          when on earth am I going to see some kind of weight loss? I'm EATING LIVER. I'm taking cold(ish) showers and cold plunges. I'm 100% primal and this weekend have even waved a too-fond farewell to the goddess that is red wine. I walk: slow cardio is my default setting. I'm sneaking in squats and other (unnatural to me) physical jerks whenever I can.
          I'm struggling with the idea that this - admitedly slender, for the most part - body is my setpoint and to get the form I prefer I have to suffer and starve.
          Did I mention I'm greedy? Today:
          Three scrambled eggs, grilled sardines, tablespoon coconut-cream-and-almond butter
          Homemade liver pate, raw celery, (leftover) roast carrot, beetroot and steamed garlic green bean crudites.
          Large Irish coffee
          Smoked salmon, celery, apple (raw), sour cream. Gk yog and coconut and almond butter.
          Yeah...calorie counting here I come.
          Last edited by badgergirl; 07-16-2012, 01:59 AM. Reason: change of plan re dinner
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          • #6
            I will get buff, I will:
            b: gk yog, coconut and almond butter
            l: liver pate, celery sticks, carrot sticks
            d: 1/2 avo, smoked salmon, celery, salsa, sour cream, jalepenos, squeeze of lime
            cocoa made w/cream and water
            walking: 70 minutes
            walk/sprint/jog hybrid: 30 minutes
            some squats and bodyweight exercises
            cool shower and cold plunge
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            • #7
              it's going to be like groundhog day around here until the mummy tummy is gone:
              b: gk yog, coconut and almond butter
              l: liver pate, celery sticks, red capsicum sticks, green beans (all raw)
              d: 1/2 avo, smoked salmon, salsa, sour cream, squeeze of lime
              tbs coconut and almond butter, ramekin of gk yog
              walking: 70 minutes
              walk/sprint/jog hybrid: 30 minutes
              some squats and bodyweight exercises
              cool shower x 2
              Last edited by badgergirl; 07-17-2012, 12:42 AM.
              I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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              • #8
                I am - inexplicably - gaining weight (or at least girth). Tried on the skinny trousers and they are *tighter* than they were last week. Oh-ho - muscle! But, no, says husband legs do not feel muscly.
                Today:
                B: yog and almond/coconut butter
                L: raw 1/2 beetroot, cauli florettes, celery sticks with liver pate
                D: 1/2 avo, sour cream, tuna, almond and coconut butter
                40 minute stroll, stretches
                according to Fitday I'm averaging 1300-1500kc a day...but no weightloss. WTF?
                Last edited by badgergirl; 07-18-2012, 04:24 PM.
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                • #9
                  Today:
                  B: almond/coconut butter
                  L: omelette with bacon, broccoli, mushrooms, capsicum and onion
                  D: 1/2 avo, feta, red cabbage, tuna
                  20 minute stroll, stretches, some weights
                  going to start weighing myself this weekend as Fitday thinks I'm running a 500-1000 kcal deficeit, but as yet no noticible weight loss. Hmmm. The macros do suggest that I'm not getting enough protein to be primal - it looks like 50% fat, 25% carb and 25% protein. So I think I'll have to up the meat and cut the veg a little. Also, this Saturday is Christmas in July and on Monday I'm lunching at a vegan restaurant to welcome a new co-worker. Wish me luck on the compliance front!
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                  • #10
                    Today:
                    B: almond/coconut butter, gk yog
                    L: omelette with bacon, broccoli, mushrooms, capsicum and onion, 1 cup of chicken korma (work had leftovers)
                    D: 1/2 avo, red cabbage, beetroot, tuna
                    Husband now says waist is slimmer, but thighs and butt remain hefty.
                    walking: 1:10
                    walk/sprint/jog: 20 minutes
                    bodyweight exercises and stretches.
                    Tomorrow is Christmas in July. I'm thinking about IFing until the feast...
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                    • #11
                      Well, the weekend was a small blip in the grander scheme of things and Christmas pudding with lashings of brandy butter was devoured with passion and washed down with a lot of red wine. Sunday was lost to a hangover, but food choices were not bad. Now we're back at it:
                      B: 2 eggs scrambled with a little cream
                      L: two mugs of coffee w/double cream (lunch outing was postponed and I decided to IF or whatever)
                      D: sausage, bacon, egg, strawberries
                      walked 1.5 hours, some bodyweight exercises
                      Last edited by badgergirl; 07-23-2012, 12:55 AM. Reason: husband changed dinner plans
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                      • #12
                        Today was weird. Really sluggish all day and itchy-eyed. Might have sth to do with the four year old joining us at 4am (I get up at 5am), but honestly he does that most days. Anyway...
                        B: two eggs scrambled with a drop of cream
                        L: chicken liver pate with raw cauli and celery
                        D: ratatouille with tuna and feta, cocoa with cream
                        1.5 hour gentle walk. Going to ditich the physical jerks tonight and get some extra rest. Perhaps tomorrow is the day to try the skinny trousers on again and see if any progress has been made. I feel slenderer - more streamlined in my midsection - but husband has yet to be able to spot the difference.
                        One thing I've not commented on before, I've not binged at all since ditching the grains and sugar completely. This is a good step as my disordered eating swings from mild to not so mild. It's nice not to fight that particular battle with myself.
                        Onwards and downwards. Fitday still thinks I'm in calorie credit by 500-1000 a day, not sure how accurate that is as I do not weigh my food, but it's a good rough guide (as are the macros - I've increased the fat and cut back the carbs a little bit more). I'm confident a whoosh is just around the corner.
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                        • #13
                          Today was vegan lunch day! I did well (it was a TVP and gluten vegan joint rather than a raw vegan au natural type place, more's the pity).
                          B: liver pate, celery, 1 egg scrambled w/dash of cream
                          L: milky coffee (before the off), salad of mixed leaves, tomatoes, aubergine, capsicum and mushrooms
                          D: ratatouille, tuna, feta
                          Tried on the skinny trousers again this morning: no discernable difference. These particular trousers were incredibly expensive - I usually buy my clothes in thrift stores, these I bought new (in the sale, but still). They are an Aussie size 8 by Anthea Crawford, I have two pairs and they used to fit. They were tight, but they fitted. Now if I sat down in them I'd be terrified they'd split. At the very least they are tight enough that I would be courting a yeast infection. Annoyingly, the difference is probably only a centimetre all round, but that sodding centimetre refuses to vamoosh.
                          What gives?
                          Fitday puts me at a serious calorie debt each day - sometimes more than 1000 - do I need to eat *more*? I'm ready for my meals, but I'm not ravenous...and I'm often an all or nothing type: I worry that if I start adding in dark chocolate or something my indulgence will become a full-on festival of eating.
                          More liver, right?
                          Ah, also, Fitday thinks I'm running a small deficiency in potassium, among other minerals, worth taking a multivit? (I already take zinc and Vit D in the morning and zinc and fish oil in the evening - zinc stops my spots). I know, I know = iodine is the answer! Preferably painted on and then spot frozen to the skin with virgin arctic ice.
                          I feel good. I look the same. I do not have the time or money to resort to crossfit to get buff. I walk at least an hour a day and have added bodyweight exercises as well as low reps of things like situps (boo, hiss) and crunches (boo, boo, HISS). My body is ignoring all the memos I have sent it.
                          As they say here in Oz (I'm a recent import): not happy, Jan.
                          Last edited by badgergirl; 07-25-2012, 02:28 AM. Reason: corrected tense confusion
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                          • #14
                            it's simples! I eat more than I told Fitday and the weekends add up to more than 20% Palm-face moment the first: weighing how much pate I eat with my crudites - double what I told Fitday. Face-palm moment the second: reading over journal and realising that there are less-than-stellar food decisions each weekend, usually wine related.
                            B: pate and celery
                            L: oysters and roe; kangaroo steak, beetroot and asparagus; cheeses, apple and chutney; 2 glasses of shiraz (hell yeah, baby!) nouveau cuisine size servings, but still!
                            D: ratatouille and feta
                            I think I just about scraped in under 2000 calories. No exercise to speak of. Lovely full feeling of happiness from lush food though and, honestly, it was all good food, beautifully cooked and prepared. OYSTERS :-)
                            I should say that I'm thrilled that I've simply been underestimating a few items in Fitday. The new numbers suggest a smaller deficit each day and, no doubt, a much slower weight loss. That tallies with my current experience and I now feel as though I have a better handle on how to continue. I *knew* there had to be an easy answer and I *knew* I was eating more than I have in the past to lose weight rapidly. Now, the choice is mine to scale back the fatty goodness and up the lean protein or do more activities or simply accept that my weight (given that I have so little to lose in the first place) will be a slow whoosh :-)
                            Last edited by badgergirl; 07-26-2012, 02:31 AM. Reason: additional thought struck me
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                            • #15
                              crikey...the boards are on fire. I suspect that Darth Friendly is loving watching the ants flee the hill in confusion. I liked that guy; his flaming was always so inventively baroque.
                              So, anyways, how goes my own primalling?
                              B: pate and raw cauli
                              L: smoked salmon
                              D: roast topside beef; beetroot; courgette and capsicum; carrots; brussels with garlic
                              that was yesterday. I also got my workout by cleaning my house. Nice.
                              I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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