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  • Primals a beach.

    Hello out there.... echo
    I am now on day 6 of eating strictly(ish) primal..
    As I said in my introductory post I have been flirting with primal for the past 9 months, however in the lead up to christmas (eh will since mid october) it all went out the window. So as of January 2nd (no point trying to start on the 1st with a hangover) I have been a dedicated cave woman!
    Despite giving in to temptation over the weekend and having some choccies and stealing some (read a lot) of my boyfriends fries I have managed to lose 1kg. Score!
    This week could prove to be a bit of a tough one as I am feeling a bit delicate and feminine (catch my drift), but so far to my suprise I actually havent been hungry at all today, didn't eat my nice primal lunch, or the 2 boxes of chocolates my cruel work colleauges have left open litterally within arms reach of me. Funny I havent even thought about them till now...
    So had my dirty fry up (as we would say at home in ireland) this morning of bacon, mushroom and tomato. Planning on having some steak and salad tonight if I am hungry.
    About to leave work and head out for a dip in the ocean and possibly a good walk up the headland if it cools off a bit- it was about 30C today and supposed to be a high of 43C tomorrow- yowza!
    Anyway hoping this forum will keep me in line- I know I am being watched...

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    Have done my first 24 hour fast.... I am pretty delighted, particularly as it wasn't even planned, I just wasn't hungry at lunch yesterday and I wasn't hungry when I cam home from work (I usually am ravenous). So went out for a good long walk and a dip in the ocean, by the time I got home it was after 8.30 I just decided to keep going till breakfast. It's probably a lot to do with the heat... mind you there has been many a hot day here this summer when I would have eaten the hind leg off a donkey- so eating primally is definitely having an effect.
    Rediscovered the joys of hula-hooping again last night, I was in hawaii many years ago doing WOOFING (willing workers on organic farms) on a fruit farm run by ex-circus performers (yep thats about as hippy as you can get!) anyway there wasn't a whole lot to do in the evenings as there wasn't much electricity, so we used to do a lot of circusey type things, hula hooping and poi being my favourites- after 2 months there my abs were as flat as an iorning board thanks to all the hulaing- so I thought I would resurect my hula hoop last night and give it a go. It is awesome fun, crank up some good tunes and swing them hips, you can seriously feel the burn after about 5mins.
    Stepped on the scales this morning (I said I wasn't going to for a few weeks as it tends to lead to me cheating, if I lose weight I feel like I deserve a treat, and if I gain weight I feel like packing it all in) but anyway stepped on the scales and I have lost 1.8kg (thats 3.9lbs for all you imperial users out there) that is pretty substantial loss in 1 week as I have about 11-13kg (24-28) to lose, I now weight 69.1Kg and I want to get down to about 57.
    Off to crank up the air con a bit more- its already 30C here and its only 10am - its going to be a scorcher!

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    • #3
      Aoife. 3.9lbs thats good for a week! How tall are you if you don't mind me asking. haha hula hooping... that is something I have never been able to do. Saw today that Aussieland had their hottest day ever yesterday. That's a crazy thought when i am scraping frost off of my Window every morning in the US. I tend to lose more weight in the summer since I am outside all the time. Do any surfing?

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      • #4
        Hey Caffeinated, hows are the sinuses? I am safe a well here in Sydney, altough it was pretty sweaty yesterday- it's down to 21C today- weather changes really fast here. I live by the beach here so I am do a fair bit of surfing. Used to surf back home in Ireland, I have become very aclimatised to the water here and I am not sure if I could go back. I am 5'3, so 69 kgs brings me into the overweight category according to my BMI, I rarely get below 64kgs which is still a bit heavy for me.
        Was still 32C when I was going to bed, needless to say I did not get a good night sleep. Tried to make a bit of a home-made air con, put a cold bowl of water in front of your fan and it adds cool moisture to the air (supposedly), so lots of tossing and turning and waking up to drink water and then pee cause I have drunk so much water. So I was a bit exhausted today at work.
        As far as the primal eating is concerned it is all ticking along nicely, had my usual breakfast of bacon, eggs and mushrooms yesterday and this morning. Lamb sausages and greek salad for lunch, some cherries in the afternoon and greeny curry with onion green beans, brocoli and chicken for dinner. And if I am going to be completely honest here I had 3 chocolates yesterday at work- ah well 80:20… When I was drinking water during the night I was getting a really weird metallic taste, did a bit of a google search and apparently it is one of the signs that you are in ketosis. Pretty stoked about that.

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        • #5
          Congratulations on the success so far. Don't melt down there!
          My Journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread74692.html

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          • #6
            Cheers Althaur! Bracing myself for Saturday- its forecast to be 37C! It would almost make me want to go to work for the air con, guess I will just have to get the snorkel out and stay submerged for the day! Trying to encourage my boyfriend to get his spear out and catch some fish for a bbq on the wknd.
            Had another very restless night last night, so may need to pin my eyes open today! Was late for work so I didnt have a chance to prepare my breakfast- luckily I had my lunch ready to go the night before, anyway stopped in a cafe on the way to work to get some food and I came so close to having a breakfast sandwich... however this morning I had put on a top I had bought back in november and it actually fitted me better now than it did when I bought it, I was actually lighter on the scales back then, not sure how that works... anyway putting that top on this morning galvanized my resolve, it was just another indication of how well living primally was working for me- so ordered myself the bacon and eggs minus the sandwich and went off to work with a skip in my step!

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            • #7
              Ug. I hate hot weather. Summers in Kandahar are beyond miserable. And back home has high humidity.

              I've made a habit of confusing people when I order a sandwich without the "sandwich". LOL When I'm grabbing a quick breakfast while running around back home, the McDonalds employees look like deer in headlights when I ask for an Egg McMuffin with no muffin. It's like a fuse pops right behind their eyes.

              Good luck with staying awake today. I am a fan of LARGE coffees.
              My Journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread74692.html

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              • #8
                Another crappy nights sleep, I was attacked by mozzies, too hot then too cold and some visa worries to add to the mix... agh I am going to lose the plot soon! Well try as it might sleep deprivation shall not throw me off the paleo wagon, my very kind boyfriend cooked me bacon, gourmet sausages with tomatos, mushroom and a ripe avocado and served it to me in bed... ah bless, the guy deserves a medal. Had my leftover chicken & veggie green curry packed for lunch today. Lets see how I go on the weekend, hopeflly I can resist the urge of an ice cold beer and not derail my good efforts...

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                • #9
                  Haven't been out for dinner in the last couple of weeks and I was starting to feel a bit deprived so my boyfriend suggested brazillian- what a f***ing great idea! Its pretty much all meat. Had a fantastic feast of babequed chicken, chorizo sausage and some pork stew- it was delicious and totally primal legit- (well the stew actually came with rice and cassava but I just didn't eat that bit)- had enough leftover so we got them to go for tonights dinner.

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                  • #10
                    Its Sunday evening and I have had a great and primal weekend. Friday nights I went out for Brazilian, had a beer and a capirinha. It felt pretty liberating going out when on a “diet” and not actually worrying about what I was eating.
                    It was out again for breakfast Saturday morning, had the most amazing bacon and egg roll minus the roll- hollandaise sauce, chilli sauce and an avo! Yum Yum! It’s no biggie here asking for no bread, Sydney’s northern beaches is pretty health conscious so people don’t really bat an eyelid at it, although my boyfriend couldn’t bring himself to order it, he just left it on the plate.
                    It was baking hot so we went for a swim and then later bf went fishing at the lake while I went for a walk around it.
                    Heated up our leftovers from the night before for dinner with a glass of fine red wine.
                    Today myself and the boyfriend wen for a ride on his motorbike and a hike up to the barrenjoey lighthouse, man it is steep! But it was worth it for the views from the top. By the time we got back down our legs were literally like jelly. It was sizzling hot so had an ice cream on the beach- yeah it’s not very primal, but this has to be a workable lifestyle, I am not going to wear a hair shirt and flagellate myself.
                    I tend to do my shopping for the week on Sunday. I make a plan of what I am going to eat for the week and then get the supplies. Have made my lunch for the next couple of days, free range chicken drumstick marinated in Portuguese seasoning and roasted in ghee, served with coleslaw and green salad.
                    For dinner I had steak, mushrooms and salad. Have some other yummies planned for the week ahead and hopefully I can resist the call of the choccies! Although I bought myself some lindt 85% dark chocolate- so it’s not all that naughty.

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                    • #11
                      It would seem that Mondays are my fast day, it’s not really planned, it just seems to happen that way.
                      First good night’s sleep in almost a week so feeling human again! Woke up had breakfast this morning, I couldn’t really finish it (normally I will lick the plate clean literally!). Had my lunch already prepared from the night before so I brought it with me but I already knew I wouldn’t be eating it, it would just have to keep until tomorrow. It’s the first night back to capoeira after the Christmas break, thought it was going to kill me but it seems the idea of a hard workout is worse than the reality. It was actually really fun to be back and seeing all my capoeira buddies and get sweaty and out of breath.
                      Hopefully nobody reads this as me gloating but I have to say the weight is literally melting off me, I am now into the 68kg bracket, less than two weeks and close to 2.5kgs down-this is unprecedented for me, normally the scales move painfully slow and then when I think I am getting somewhere jump back up again! I have found that my desire for non-primal things is reducing, when I was in the supermarket over the weekend the smell of fresh bread didn’t really have the same effect on me, haven’t been fantasizing about fries or pasta. The only kryptonite left for me is CHOCOLATE…. Jesus I could eat the stuff until I slip into a sugar induced fit… but I have a plan… bought myself some high quality dark chocolate (85%) the other day and then some almonds today and am going to make myself some chocolate covered almonds as a primal treat sometime later this week.
                      Hey did anybody pick up on the above sentence- I went into a shop while fasting and wasn’t like a ravenous beast- I haven’t eaten in almost 15 hours, I have chocolate in my cupboard and I haven’t demolished it- WTFf!

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                      • #12
                        So did a 24 hour fast yesterday, admittedly I did get a bit nibbley mid-afternoon and had a few grapes, I did a bit of a research on MDA and apparently that is the last thing you should eat as the fruit spikes your insulin and then causes more hunger pangs, the recommended fasting ‘snack’ if you can call it that, is the bulletproof coffee- which is basically coffee with either coconut oil or butter- I decided that double cream was far more appetising and would do the job nicely seeing as it is 56% fat with very little lactose, so bought myself some dbl cream on the way home from work and had a bullet proof coffee before skipping off to my capoeira class that evening- it definitely gave me a pep in my step and sated my hunger pangs.
                        Was a bit hungry going to bed- not pain in my tummy hungry but I could definitely have a bit of a feed sort of hungry, I was fantasizing about what I was going to cook myself for breakfast the next morning. I settled on scrambled eggs made with some of that double cream I had sitting in the fridge (have to make use of it before it goes off!), bacon and mushrooms, and then drifted off to the land of nod. Woke up before my alarm and was expecting to be wild with hunger but I actually felt fine, went out for a little bit of a surf before my breakfast feast! I was so surprised at the energy I had, normally if I don’t eat for a long period of time (more than 6 hours would have killed me before) my hands would be shaky and I literally wouldn’t be able to think straight- whereas in the past 24 hours I have done an intense capoeira class and gone for a surf without batting an eyelid and I swear I cycled faster than I ever have on my way to work this morning without breaking a sweat. Anyway off to find some blubber to nibble on- this eating fat thing seems to be doing the trick for me!

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                        • #13
                          Yes yes yes, Jesus H tapdancing Christ I have seen the light!
                          That’s about how I feel but instead of The Band it is The Fat! All these years I have used my little spray bottle of oil, or replacing oil altogether with water when I was frying things, low fat yogurt, skinless chicken, trimming the fat off a piece of meat, dry roasting veggies, basically taking all the flavour and deliciousness out of every food I possibly could… no wonder I never felt satisfied, no wonder I was loading up on carbs, no wonder I couldn’t go more than 4 hours without a feed, no wonder when I tried to reduce the carbs but didn’t think of increasing fat I failed so miserably- fat is the only thing that leaves you feeling sated. Since ditching the carbs and fuelling up on the most vilified substance known to man I feel happy and satisfied, I am not getting cravings for sweets and snacks every few hours, I just thought that I had zero discipline and will power- No it was just zero knowledge about what to actually feed my body.
                          Wow I just feel like grabbing people and shaking them and screaming “have you heard the one true message?” or maybe standing on street corners stating shouting out quotes from The Primal Blueprint so I can get the word out to the carbohydrate heathens…

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                          • #14
                            Argh!!! I hate mosquitos! Jesus I am just irresistible to them, I have tried every remedy known to man, eat marmite, eat garlic, even with 80% DEET on they still chomp on me. So yeah didn’t get the best night sleep last night, but apart from that I am good- em actually really good. I have been feeling very well in all aspects of my being, no real cravings to speak of, appetite is really in control, I generally feel happier in my day to day life (excluding my current visa worries) being primal is having impacts far beyond just fitting into my skinny jeans. My skin feels softer, not just on my face, everywhere, the dry skin on my feet that a thousand pedicures couldn’t quite remove has gone, I feel warmer- I am REALLY sensitive to the cold, I have a condition called Raynaud’s (not anything major or life threatening) but it used to be that even the thought of getting cold would cause my fingers to turn white and numb, now I have been going swimming in the sea every morning and managing to just dive straight in rather than inch myself into the water. I have more energy- I am cycling faster, I find myself skipping up the stairs, I don’t get the 3pm slump that used to have me hanging for a cup of coffee. I am not drinking as much tea- I love tea, love it, and would generally have about 4 large cups a day while at work, yesterday I didn’t even have 1 and I only just realised. I am not drinking as much alcohol, I initially said I was giving up alcohol for the first few weeks, which I kinda did, however I have had a glass with dinner on the odd night, but I can happily leave it at a glass, or even not finish my glass which I never really did before (hopefully nobody is reading this thinking I had some alcohol dependency issues, but I just loved the tasted of wine or anything for that matter and if it was out on the table I would drink it until it was gone. Actually come to think of it my ability to stop when I am full is a recent phenomenon. So yeah primal is working out a treat for me I am happy to announce! And just as a cherry on top my waist is down 4cm, my hips 3cm and my bust 2cm in just over 2 weeks.

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                            • #15
                              Not feeling the may west this morning, had a bit of a lapse this weekend. I didn’t go into work on Friday as the sleep deprivation of the previous few weeks caught up with me and knocked me for 6, spent the whole day sleeping and didn’t eat anything till about 6 that night when I woke up and had a fried breakfast, an entire mango and an unappeasable desire for tim tams- so had to eat 5 of them… whoops! The next day I went flyering with one of the girls from my Capoeira group to do some promotion to try get some new members. Spent the morning wandering around Manly with our flyers then went for breakfast with the beau, it was a pretty primal breakfast so no guilt there, but that evening we went out for dinner at a Mexican and had some very unprimal nibbles, along with beer, tequila, more beer followed by some very bad dancing! Next morning I was on my computer and must have had outlook open when I noticed an email with the subject “Nomination Approval” landing in my inbox, my company is now an approved sponsor and the nomination is an approved job, 2/3 of the way there, just have to wait for the decision on my visa application which should be in this week (keeping everything crossed while I wait on the decision). Boyfriend went out to get us some coffees and hollandaise sauce for breakfast while I cooked. Unfortunately the beau bought that god awful sauce from masterfood that has no resemblance to hollandaise and some apple and rhubarb cakes as a treat- I didn’t have the heart or the will power to resist them! Met up with my friend in the city that afternoon. Went wandering round the rocks markets and then for some drinks at the harbour view and the argyle, 2 bottles of wine and a platter or deep fried and breaded seafood later and we were in a taxi back to manly to go to a gig in the Steyne, many more rum and gingers later we stumbled out and made our way home, playing on the kiddies playground and skinny dipping as we went…. Ah I am not old yet! Bottom line is I am not feeling very well at work today- yes the alcohol is a major factor in that, but more interestingly I noticed all day yesterday that I had the burps and acid indigestion, bloating and I have been running to the bathroom quite a bit this morning, my insides feel poisoned, all the wheat and carbs from the last couple of days are not doing me any favours. Time to detox today, funny the last couple of Mondays I have been happily able to fast- today I am ready to chew off my own hand I am so hungry. Yep going off the rails has set me back in my slim down, but heck it has definitely galvanized my resolve to stick with it- don’t want to be feeling like this too regularly.

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