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  • #31
    Thursday - July 25th

    I won in the naming sweepstake that I organised at work!! How funny!

    It's been a good week mainly so far - went paddle boarding on Monday, my hips hurt the next day, not my core (I truly believe I was born without one!!!) but overall it was pretty pleasant, and I didn't fall in - and it was in the ocean, with waves and current, not a lake!!!

    I also did my weekly sailing last night - not quite as energetic, but still it was great being on the water in the sunshine.

    I haven't done any Heavy Lifting this week - will endeavour to do that today.

    Food - mixed, but not aweful. Ate out twice this week, both at the Yacht club where I did the paddle boarding and sailing. I also have had interupted sleep which is not normal, and Monday night I woke and went and ate some 'Nutella' I had in the fridge (been there over a year!!). That was pretty naughty.

    In the main, my diet remains
    2 HB Eggs for brekkie, with coffee with CO and Splenda
    Tuna Mayo for lunch
    Meat and veg of sorts for dinner
    Banana per day, and Tuesday had strawberries and heavy cream

    Not sure I'm loosing weight, but I'm still feeling the positive affects of this way of life. I'm baffled somewhat that people loose really quickly initially as that has not been my experience.

    My SI joint problem remains but I'm trying to be positive and not let it depress me which is very easy. Pain is an aweful thing to suffer from.

    Right - cheerio guys,
    PG!
    Primal - June 3rd 2013
    Starting Weight - 150lbs
    Current Weight - 150lbs
    Goal Weight - 130lbs
    (Female / 5'4")

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    • #32
      Tuesday, July 30th

      After a weekend of too much cake at a wedding and my lightbulb moment on Sunday which resulted in shopping for better food, for making home made foods and the realisation I'm on vacation in 2 months, today I walked to work for the first time in a very very long time. I strapped my pelvis together with my back brace as advised by my bestie in Wales who's a Massage Therapist - and my SI joint didn't hurt.

      Feeling alot more positive after the low points of the last few days - hope that this lasts a while.

      Going to try a 'back healer' tomorrow, no idea what that is, but it's been recommended to me, so I'm happy to try it.

      Yesterdays food:
      Breakfast - coffee w' cream and dollop of CO
      Lunch - 3 slices of my home made egg bake 'thing' and 5 mini meatballs (also home made!!!!) and a banana
      Dinner - steak fried in CO & butter, with roughly mashed cauli w' butter, 2 strawberries
      Snack - 6 slices of salami w' philly cheese in them (rolled up)

      I'm trying to reduce the dairy I have, so no sauce with my steak but I really liked the cauli and butter!! And I had 'naked' strawberries, instead of with lots of cream.... I love cream!

      Today I have the same meals till dinner, I'm going out for dinner, but I'm pretty attached to my mission and will not have anything dodgy.

      Exercise
      Walking to work which takes 40 mins and I'll walk home too. If I can keep the pain at bay with my brace, I'll be doing alot more walking, and mentally I want to do more to build my core.

      Oh, and I was up all night needing the loo - not sure what that is about, but I had to go so many times. Thoughts ???

      Cheers - Happy Tuesday,
      PG!
      Primal - June 3rd 2013
      Starting Weight - 150lbs
      Current Weight - 150lbs
      Goal Weight - 130lbs
      (Female / 5'4")

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      • #33
        Thursday, August 1st

        Went to a 'Back Healer' yesterday morning. Had a private 1 hour session which ended up being a bit longer. I liked him, I liked him alot actually. First time I had someone look at the whole body, listen to me and explain how the body works, and how my muscles have developed around my pelvis / coccyx injury I sustained aged 15. Anyway, I have hope that his efforts will help, and I'm ditching my chiro and massage therapist for the time being, and giving him a go.

        I've been doing more walking thanks to the brace around my pelvis, and the lowering of the pain I've had which is making me happy. I'm still hovering around the 150lb mark - no whoosh yet! I've enjoyed the home made food I cooked too, and my new regime of just having coffee w' CO in the morning is sustaining me till lunch, and meals at night have been without the cream sauce I'd been having. I did however finish up the strawberries in my fridge last night which I smothered in heavy cream. That cream is now gone, and I won't be purchasing more.

        Diet:
        Tuesday was coffee w/ CO and 2 splenda's for brekkie, lunch = 3 slices of egg bake and 5 meatballs for lunch and a banana and I had dinner out, salad with cajun chicken, avocado and feta. There was corn and beans on it too which I left most of. Not ideal as I'm sure the chicken was smothered in a coating not really 'primal' but I let that go.
        Wednesday was coffee w/ CO and splenda for brekkie again, lunch the same as above, with the addition of a large avocado and dinner when I eventually got home, was steak fried in butter and olive oil, with steamed veggies smothered in butter (cauli mashed up & broccoli stalks).

        Exercise - had my session with the back healer yesterday, went sailing, walked to the boat from work, and today walked to work, so it's more than last week. Back healer has given me alot to work on, and suggested my current muscle 'state' is not conducive to building up as is, as it's all in the wrong spot / the wrong ones are dominant etc.. so will work with him on getting that sorted, then strengthening the way they all SHOULD!

        General - feeling more positive after my lightbulb moment on the weekend - more focused on respecting my body and not damaging it further with crappy foods. The walking to and from work is awesome. Sleeping a bit better, and adding magnesium is helping in my bathroom routine too. Although not losing any weight, I'm not feeling really bloated which is nice. Just need to maintain my stance on cream in coffee only!! Not 1/2 a pint over strawberries which is my Achilles heal. I guess it could be worse.......

        PG!
        Primal - June 3rd 2013
        Starting Weight - 150lbs
        Current Weight - 150lbs
        Goal Weight - 130lbs
        (Female / 5'4")

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        • #34
          Friday, Aug 2nd

          Thursdays food
          Brekkie only coffee w' CO & splenda (had 2 coffee's)
          Lunch was 3 slices of egg bake and 5 meatballs (all home made) & a banana
          Dinner - 2 soft boiled eggs and 3 thick rashers of bacon, 1 more coffee

          Walked to and from work - did my work out at home as prescribed by the therapist I saw, it's not physical but I'm counting it as it's relieving stress and healing my body.

          Today
          Upon awakening, I had warm water with fresh slices of lemon to help reduce inflammation and help heal me.
          Brekkie is 2 cups of coffee w CO and splenda - small apple
          Lunch (just ate!!) is 3 slices of egg bake and 5 meatballs - all home made
          Dinner - will have lots of veggies and some meat, likely beef

          Exercise - doing my regime again - no walking today. After 411 hours of sunshine in July, Vancouver got its rain back......!
          Primal - June 3rd 2013
          Starting Weight - 150lbs
          Current Weight - 150lbs
          Goal Weight - 130lbs
          (Female / 5'4")

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          • #35
            Tuesday, August 6th

            So I'm 2 months in today, and no movement on the scales......... I am quite disappointed to be honest about that, but gratitude is about being grateful for what I have, not about missing what I don't have (yet!!).....

            I have better health, a new motivation, a new advisory bureau (MDA), a new hobby of cooking and baking, eating home made foods, more awareness, better mental outlook, sleep improvements, and many more............

            I believe the scales may have moved a wee bit but not enough for me to record, and I attended a wedding on Sunday which was amazing, and I did have some of the wedding fayre (cake for starters!!!), but kept it about 70% primal which I'm proud of. I don't drink which is a blessing, so avoided over indulging in bad drinking choices!!!

            Yesterday I made curried meatballs from scratch, as well as eggy bake to add to the banana bread I made on Saturday. I'm in disbelief that I actually did all this home cooking - before Primal, I was an instant meal kinda gal.... It is a bit more difficult to gain motivation to cook for one but I'm making that effort.

            I polished off my 80% organic chocolate yesterday, didn't eat properly really.... Apart from that, I had an avocado, a banana and 2 slices of my banana bread.

            Back to my routine today
            B | 2 cups of coffee with coconut oil and splenda
            L | home made meatballs and eggy bake / slice of banana bread
            D | will have a steak, perhaps stir fried with lots of broccoli and cauliflower

            Walking to / from work which is 70-80 minutes a day and I'm doing my back therapists work out which is really helping.

            That's all for now.............
            PG!
            Primal - June 3rd 2013
            Starting Weight - 150lbs
            Current Weight - 150lbs
            Goal Weight - 130lbs
            (Female / 5'4")

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            • #36
              Tuesday - August 13th

              It's been a while since I was on here - been v busy and having fun.

              Back from a 3 day sailing regatta - and apart from some poor food choices it was very 'primal'.... Lots of heavy lifting (sails to hoist etc.), lots of sun (Vit D), lots of moving about (tacking / jibing and being rail meat!!), swimming in the ocean, lots of walking, lots of play, lots of fun. Food wise, I brought primal foods (eggs / salami / fruit / dark chocolate) and went through all of that - the dinner they put on was pretty good apart from the small bread bun and the meat no doubt was not great quality but it was all tasty!! I also ate a sandwich, some sweets (candy) and muffins they put on as brekkie. Ironically, I don't think I ate that much overall for the amount of work I was doing and I am feeling pretty good - perhaps I need to be eating less protein and smaller portions going forward.

              Taking better care of my back through visiting a back therapist which is helping me with my posture which is all out of whack, my SI joint is alot better, and survived all the battering from the weekend. Sciatica still there and pretty bad after the weekend.

              All in all, great weekend - we came first in our division and had some pretty awesome winds!!!

              Cheers
              PG
              Primal - June 3rd 2013
              Starting Weight - 150lbs
              Current Weight - 150lbs
              Goal Weight - 130lbs
              (Female / 5'4")

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              • #37
                Tuesday, August 20th

                After a wee hiatus from this post, I'm back and hopefully a bit more jazzed up about things.

                I've been getting down about my weight not changing but some great feedback from guys and gals on here, and some honesty has led me to make some changes, and start a bit more of a commitment.

                Also bought some jeans yesterday and came away with a size 6!! Yippee!!!

                Started today with taking coffee out of my diet - mostly as I have cream and splenda with it, and I've had green tea instead and eaten 2 hard boiled eggs. Lunch is home made meatloaf and some veggie / eggy bake. Dinner will be some fish and veggies with butter I'm sure!

                I did a fair bit of walking this weekend, and will be in the week. My back / SI injury is up and down at the mo, but I'm taking the steps for more self care.

                5 weeks till Australia, and I want to look slim and sexy for that!!

                Cheers again guys, so much positive help here it's brilliant!

                PG!
                Primal - June 3rd 2013
                Starting Weight - 150lbs
                Current Weight - 150lbs
                Goal Weight - 130lbs
                (Female / 5'4")

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                • #38
                  Tuesday - August 27th

                  Well, it's been a pretty good week. The Green Tea experiment worked - I've cut weekday coffee out and I've enjoyed it, and the decrease in bloatiness. More the cream and splenda than the coffee I presume.

                  Back still sore, have been walking 45 minutes a day but no heavy lifting till I'm straighter which I'm working on with a back therapist. Doing those exercises twice a day. I did say I'd start sprinting but I haven't. Grrr... Need a boot up the arse to get me going on that.

                  Ate a fair bit of fish last week which I really enjoyed - tonight I'm making butter chicken as a friend is coming over, and I'll throw a meatloaf together too as I've almost run out of my supplies. Beats canned tuna and store bought mayo for lunches anyday!!!

                  Have not eaten fruit either - so there may be something in that too, I did have some dark chocolate and it's been TOM aswell, so bit all over the place probably.

                  4 weeks till Oz now - bought some new clothes online. My shorts have been falling down and my skirts are feeling looser so I'm hoping things are changing. I lost an inch on my hips and just over that on my waist - yippee!!!!

                  Aims for the next week:
                  Cut out 'Mio' drink enhancer
                  Try and get one sprint session in a week
                  Try and not 'slip' on non primal foods as frequently

                  Cheerio!
                  PG!
                  Primal - June 3rd 2013
                  Starting Weight - 150lbs
                  Current Weight - 150lbs
                  Goal Weight - 130lbs
                  (Female / 5'4")

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                  • #39
                    Hi Pinot-Girl, congrats on the looser clothing, you must be firming up even if the scales are staying the same.
                    Hope your back is better before your trip, looks like you've got a long flight coming up soon.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by randomcapitals View Post
                      Hi Pinot-Girl, congrats on the looser clothing, you must be firming up even if the scales are staying the same.
                      Hope your back is better before your trip, looks like you've got a long flight coming up soon.
                      Thanks :-) I do have a very long flight coming, and sitting is the worst.

                      Weekend wasn't great foodwise, but don't seem to have changed the belt loop hole so fingers crossed it's still OK!!

                      Scales just won't change though.

                      PG!
                      Primal - June 3rd 2013
                      Starting Weight - 150lbs
                      Current Weight - 150lbs
                      Goal Weight - 130lbs
                      (Female / 5'4")

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                      • #41
                        Wednesday 4th September

                        My weeks are pretty good in as much as I am not cheating with anything outrageous. But then my friend and I went on a spur of the moment camping weekend (well we stayed in a motel), and things went a tad off.

                        Ate some chips, had some pasta, candy and full sugar ginger ale. In amongst that, we had a home made meat bolognese, and breakfast was bacon and eggs. It was a 24 hour period, and I baked all day on Monday which was a holiday here in BC, and back to my weekday diet. (Meatloaf and veg/egg bake - not cakes and cookies LOL!).

                        Whilst away I did go swimming in a lake, but we didn't really go for a long walk.

                        I haven't yet started running either. I'm sure it's all now a mental block rather than physical as my pain is lessening with the back therapy I'm doing. I really need to have some motivation for it. Tomorrow never arrives.

                        3 weeks today till my trip - and I'm not sure I'll have lost all that much to show for anyway, but it's still a healthier lifestyle for me, and my arthritis is not an issue anymore which I am so grateful for!

                        Cheers guys - and any motivational tips to get myself sprinting would be welcomed.

                        PG!
                        Primal - June 3rd 2013
                        Starting Weight - 150lbs
                        Current Weight - 150lbs
                        Goal Weight - 130lbs
                        (Female / 5'4")

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                        • #42
                          my arthritis is not an issue anymore
                          I long for the day I can say this, you lucky thing.

                          When it comes to sprinting the only thing I can suggest is to go out walking and when the mood strikes drop into a quick sprint. Even if it's only for a few seconds, a start is a start.

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                          • #43
                            Tuesday, September 17th

                            I've had a bit of an on / off few weeks. For the most part I have been eating really well during the week, having started making my own meatloaf and egg/veggie bakes which are so tasty!!! But I started having dark chocolate, and then that led to more chocolate, and that led to cookies and cakes at weekends.

                            Anyway, no use in being sad and down about it, but I'm learning what I can and cannot eat and what makes me crave....

                            Last night for example I was so determined not to have chocolate, instead I had some almonds and banana's after cooking my thai green curry. It seemed to work and I went to bed with a book very happy to have made it through the day.

                            Yesterday was also a milestone - I sprinted. It was short, but it was a sprint session and I was surprised how unfit I was. Not that I thought I was fit, but I wasn't sure I was that out of shape. N'mind - have some goals to create and work towards. And how come my arms were sore after sprinting - so weird!! One thing that was sore that I must look out for is my right knee which has had an ACL reconstruction 3 years ago. Not painful this morning, but it was a bit sore right after.

                            Right - countdown to my trip to Australia, 8 more sleeps :-)

                            Cheerio
                            PG!!
                            Primal - June 3rd 2013
                            Starting Weight - 150lbs
                            Current Weight - 150lbs
                            Goal Weight - 130lbs
                            (Female / 5'4")

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                            • #44
                              Yesterday was also a milestone - I sprinted.
                              Yay, you!

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                              • #45
                                Wednesday - Sept 18th

                                Food Log for the last few days:

                                Monday: 3 HB eggs for brekkie / home made meatloaf and egg/veg bake for lunch / dinner was small bowl of thai green curry made with coconut milk / snacks were 2 banana's and handful of almonds / water and green tea for liquid. I walked for 40 minutes, did some basic 'lifting' for 15 minutes and best of all - sprinted!! V. short and pathetic but I did it, and mentally that was the biggest thing.

                                Tuesday: 2 HB eggs and banana for brekkie / home made meatloaf and egg/veg bake for lunch / dinner was large helping thai green curry made with coconut milk, lots of veggies, and small bit of white rice and a banana. Green tea and water. Small bit of lifting and walked 40 minutes.

                                Wednesday: 2 HB eggs and banana, bullet coffee (made w coconut oil, cream and 2 sugar sachets), meatloaf and veg/egg bake for lunch, dinner with be the buffet at the Yacht Club as I'm racing tonight (lifting / playing) and normally it's meat and veg with a carb (if it's pasta I will only have a teeny tiny bit, rice / potatoes I have). Green tea and water, and walking for 30 minutes.

                                Back pain - minimal for the past few days thanks to my backhealer work which I do 20 minutes in the morning and at night. Having increased arthritis in my feet right now which I am putting down to the indulgences I made last week with bread and cookies (bad me....).

                                Last of the midweek sailing tonight - and it's not raining!! Woot!!! Regatta at the weekend where it will be raining, but hopefully it'll be windy enough for a decent few days.

                                7 sleeps till Australia - soooo excited!

                                PG!
                                Primal - June 3rd 2013
                                Starting Weight - 150lbs
                                Current Weight - 150lbs
                                Goal Weight - 130lbs
                                (Female / 5'4")

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