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  • Tara Goes Primal en España..

    Journaling.
    The next recommended step after introducing myself as a primal "newbie."
    I'm going to be completely honest with how I do.. so far my breakup with my SAD diet has been rocky.

    So here's where it actually gets serious. Reyes is over, my brother's birthday has passed, so I think it's time for me to take the primal regimen seriously and make the break from my carb/sugar addiction. Making this journal, even if no one reads it but me, will help to hold me accountable to myself.
    If anyone has suggestions, or advice, or questions to help steer me in the right direction I'd love to hear from you!

    So officially...
    Day 1 (more or less, haha)
    B: café con leche
    S: chorizo, jamón, y queso (sort of like a few cold cuts)
    L: tortilla de jamón (scrambled eggs with ham bits), ensalada, té con leche, y 2 polverones!

    Walking to class, I decided they weren't even worth it because although they tasted pretty good, I STILL (2 hours later) feel yucky-gross and I'm blaming those little sugar bombs.
    ...and now it's 4pm and I'm going to class. I still feel like there is a brick in my stomach from the 2 polverones, so I'm not planning to eat dinner.. maybe just a taza of tea before bed.
    newwwwbieeeee...
    any suggestions/corrections/ideas/encouragement you have for me are welcome and appreciated!

  • #2
    ...welp, I ate dinner.
    D: Puree of vegetables that my mom had made, and pork (I think) with gravy, and an apple.
    S: some walnuts and prunes

    Tomorrow is another day!!
    It seems I'm taking the two steps forward, one step back approach to adopting primal lifestyle.. :P
    newwwwbieeeee...
    any suggestions/corrections/ideas/encouragement you have for me are welcome and appreciated!

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    • #3
      Keep at it TaraMae. You will figure it out and eventually you won't even have to think about what to eat and when to eat it. And you will *know* that you are eating pork.

      I haven't been to Madrid in awhile, one of my favorite cities. I spent many an hour in the Prado and Real Jardin Botanico since they were really close to my apartment.
      People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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      • #4
        Thanks, Icarian!! Ah, I love to imagine what this journal will look like weeks and months down the road..
        yeah, I agree with you the Prado is enormous you could visit for weeks and still not see everything! hehe.. and I can't wait for the weather to improve to visit the gardens (I live in Torrelodones just outside Madrid! )

        Well, since I'm on here, today is off to a great start (I'm just getting up...)
        Day 2
        B: café con leche
        newwwwbieeeee...
        any suggestions/corrections/ideas/encouragement you have for me are welcome and appreciated!

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        • #5
          Well done for taking this first step. Have you tried eating at breakfast as well as your white coffee (was that correct)?

          Richard
          It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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          • #6
            Day 2 continued..
            *fasting during the day because I just wasn't hungry*
            water with limon, tea
            D: salmon pieces and shrimp! (My mom made it with veggie pasta, but I ate the fish out of it. She gave me a look and tried to convince me it was healthy.. I just told her I don't like pasta very much..)
            S: snacked (binged? idk.. ) on sunflower seeds, walnuts, some cold cuts, blue cheese, and some orejones (dried apricots?)
            WOD: walking.. walking.. walking everywhere!
            Last edited by TaraMae; 01-11-2013, 06:48 AM. Reason: spelling and stuff
            newwwwbieeeee...
            any suggestions/corrections/ideas/encouragement you have for me are welcome and appreciated!

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            • #7
              Thanks Richard, I haven't had a primal breakfast yet.. I was toying with the idea of making eggs this morning, but I'm not super hungry.. plus I sort of binged last night :/ And yeah, "white coffee" is my breakfast generally (more or less it's 2% milk with espresso in it).. ¿should I switch to drinking tea in the morning instead? I generally take espresso in the afternoons, too.. it would be a tough change, but I would do it if necessary..

              Day 3
              B: Haven't had anything yet.. just my water with limón.. but plotting brewing up some coffee after I clean my room.
              (and a sneaky teaspoon-scoop of blue cheese dip that I saw in the fridge.. SO GOOD..)

              The weather is so sad-looking today.. lots of fog, very cold.
              Oh! And as far as WOD variety goes, I'm considering yoga 2x a week.. I've always been interested in trying it out, and a friend recommended I try it with her next week! Thoughts?
              Last edited by TaraMae; 01-11-2013, 06:51 AM.
              newwwwbieeeee...
              any suggestions/corrections/ideas/encouragement you have for me are welcome and appreciated!

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              • #8
                snackage:
                this morning's cup of coffee with milk (piping hot because it's freezing outside and makes me snuggly cozy)
                L: a bowl of olives, pepper, and garlic teeth in the vinegar juice.. yummm
                DSC08450.jpg

                ...now on my way to night class..
                I'm going to a ska concert tonight with some friends from school to dance, dance, dance! yipee! I'm hoping to have some sort of primal option if we decide to grab something to eat/drink before the concert...
                otherwise, well, I'll just continue my "fast" (which isn't really a fast because I'm totally snacking! lol) and make a bangin' breakfast tomorrow morning! Mmm.
                newwwwbieeeee...
                any suggestions/corrections/ideas/encouragement you have for me are welcome and appreciated!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TaraMae View Post
                  Thanks Richard, I haven't had a primal breakfast yet.. I was toying with the idea of making eggs this morning, but I'm not super hungry.. plus I sort of binged last night :/ And yeah, "white coffee" is my breakfast generally (more or less it's 2% milk with espresso in it).. ¿should I switch to drinking tea in the morning instead? I generally take espresso in the afternoons, too.. it would be a tough change, but I would do it if necessary..

                  Day 3
                  B: Haven't had anything yet.. just my water with limón.. but plotting brewing up some coffee after I clean my room.
                  (and a sneaky teaspoon-scoop of blue cheese dip that I saw in the fridge.. SO GOOD..)

                  The weather is so sad-looking today.. lots of fog, very cold.
                  Oh! And as far as WOD variety goes, I'm considering yoga 2x a week.. I've always been interested in trying it out, and a friend recommended I try it with her next week! Thoughts?
                  Consider slowly eliminating the coffee. Maybe try Honey and Lemon. The honey gives your brain the sugar it wants first thing (thus doing the same job as caffeine. With an empty stomach which you seem to have this sugar will kick start your metabolism to burn fat. The lemon is great for your stomach, digestion etc.

                  Richard
                  It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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                  • #10
                    So idk if it was the garlic teeth or just fasting in general but I didn't feel 100% in class last night. Could be a number of factors though, so I'm decided to just tough it out.

                    and now, please forgive me fellow Grokers, I THINK I may have sinned.
                    Day 3 Continued...
                    D:
                    Red Wine

                    But let me explain the sitch...
                    We went out to the concert (which was a blast by the way!!) but for three hours before it started, everyone was drinking beer and eating chips and fried croquetas :P I abstained from that part, but one friend misinterpreted why I wasn't drinking beer and thought I wasn't drinking because I'm ciliac bought me a red wine instead. I drank it. Water at the concert, and that's it so far but that might be the reason I feel terrible this morning. Or fasting. Or carb-flu? Idk.

                    NOW I admit I'm really hungry, gotta go ask mom what's for lunch (cross your fingers it's something deliciously primal- otherwise I'll just make myself some eggs!)...
                    newwwwbieeeee...
                    any suggestions/corrections/ideas/encouragement you have for me are welcome and appreciated!

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                    • #11
                      Consider slowly eliminating the coffee. Maybe try Honey and Lemon. The honey gives your brain the sugar it wants first thing (thus doing the same job as caffeine. With an empty stomach which you seem to have this sugar will kick start your metabolism to burn fat. The lemon is great for your stomach, digestion etc.
                      I just woke up over here, 11am, it's PERFECT timing to try this out.. How should I make it exactly.. like a few slices of lemon with a teaspoon or so of honey with piping hot water poured over it¿ Do you add milk or drink it plain¿
                      I'm going to just boil water and pour it over two lemon slices and add a teaspoon of honey.. MMmmm!!

                      Honey is good for swtiching to fat-burning? That is EXCELLENT news!! I LOVE honey.. but I've been avoiding ingesting it at all because I just thought that because it is sweet it is bad for me.. so these past days I've been using it as a facial moisturizer in fact! hehehe
                      Seriously Richard, thanks to you for this alternative (I bet I will like it a lot.. I drink téa sometimes, but I don't really like it because I don't use sugar anymore), and the reasons for switching over are great, too. My stomach and health will thank you I'm sure

                      Day 4
                      B:
                      Woke up and downed a few glasses of water because I was SO thirsty!
                      Three sips of coffee, but poured it out upon reading this post with convenient timing..
                      Then, HONEY-LEMON MAGIC.
                      Last edited by TaraMae; 01-12-2013, 04:16 AM. Reason: spelling as per usual :p
                      newwwwbieeeee...
                      any suggestions/corrections/ideas/encouragement you have for me are welcome and appreciated!

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                      • #12
                        Haha dont thank me just yet. I would say to be careful with the honey you use. Some cheaper brands (not saying you buy cheap food - just a heads up) have alot of sugar. The honey I use is local and I know what is in it, which in the case of the stuff I use is essentially nothing, but the honey itself.

                        I hope you like it. Im lazy sometimes and drop in the honey (its thick and cant pour) and cut a lemon in half and squeeze in half a lemon (have s spoon ready to get out the pips).

                        Enjoy. Let me know that you think.

                        Richard
                        It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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                        • #13
                          Yo me di cuenta de eso con la sed tambien: comer mas grasa y menos azucar = mas sed. Me parece que es porque se utiliza agua para metabolizar la grasa. O quizas porque cuando uno come pan or pasta, uno bebe mas, porque esta "seco", pero, al comer tanta fruta, verdura y grasa, no nos damos cuenta cuando bebemos menos!
                          --
                          Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

                          --
                          I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
                          I'd apologize, but...

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                          • #14
                            Day 4 continued...
                            Appetizers:
                            lomo y queso (como 3 o 4 trozos cada uno)
                            L:
                            my FAVORITE salad in the world. Contains mango, apple, goat cheese, walnuts, raisins, cherry tomatoes, all on a green bed (dark green and some purple-ish.. not exactly sure if it was lettuce or what jaja)
                            Glass of vino tinto.
                            Paella. I ate the chicken, judías verdes, y setas (mushrooms) out of the rice. No one was offended, they just believe that I don't like the texture. That's fine with me.
                            D: I said "no thank you!" 5 times to the ice cream and cake, and had instead three frozen banana coins.. AND café with a few drops of milk hot.

                            Huge birthday meal for my little brother with the other side of the family.. although I probably overate a bit, I stayed primal!! YUPIII! These guests left, and now we have a dinner with family friends to celebrate Reyes. I'm FULL from lunch today.. but we'll see how I feel once dinnertime rolls around. I feel like I had too much fruit, but I'm making progress as normally I would have had the ice cream and cake and a chocolate toffee. I feel really proud of myself because at breakfast everyone else had chocolate panetón (like sweet bread cake) dipped in hot chocolate. I did not partake-- success!

                            WOD: Went for a walk around the block with the family.. however it was freezing cold so it didn't last too long. I'm trying to convince my little brother to play Just Dance on the wii with me before the next group of people come over...
                            newwwwbieeeee...
                            any suggestions/corrections/ideas/encouragement you have for me are welcome and appreciated!

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                            • #15
                              Richard, I really love the lemon-honey drink!! Better than téa in my opinion.. ;D however, I do need to take a second look at where the honey is made, etc. I know that they sell "nice honey" in the stores, but I don't think our brand is local or anything like that..

                              Kochin, menos mal que no soy la única! Solo empecé hace algunos días, pero se nota mucho la cambia!
                              Antes, tenía unas ganas locas de comer chocolate y helado, pero hoy fue muy fácil (¡sorprendente!) simplemente decir <<no, gracias>> cuando me han ofrecido tarta de helado y chocolate (¡y había polvorones de fresa y naranja.. mis ex-favoritos!)
                              ...de hecho tengo más ganas de beber una taza entera de agua calentitaaa con limón y miel.. sentadita con mi libro al lado de la chimenea, ¡¡uyy, que gusto!!
                              newwwwbieeeee...
                              any suggestions/corrections/ideas/encouragement you have for me are welcome and appreciated!

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