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  • So yesterday was a massive carb load for me - yes, fruit (an apple w/almond butter; a bowl of fresh strawberries, raspberries and a banana), but also a dish (yes, the entire thing) of garlic chicken butternut squash "lasagna" (recipe at PaleOMG). I easily had <150 g of carbs yesterday.

    And I lost 0.2 pounds.

    I also had a ton of energy after the dish. I felt like I could have run a marathon. I did, in fact, take a moderately paced walk for a mile, then had my TKD class -- and I had an awesome class: my kicks were high and strong, my energy was up, I felt powerful.

    Was it because of the healthy carb load? Maybe. Dunno.

    Yum.
    F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

    **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

    **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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    • Everything is very good with us here, though we had a bit of a flour-less chocolate cake and coconut-and-fruit ice-cream on Sunday. Well, I think hubby also had a fair bit of the leftovers on Monday too, but he did not want any yesterday, so I figure he is doing good.

      I feel that everything re-balanced enough for me to have some berries once in a while, so I ate a few choke-cherries off the trees while walking in the park, and had a few currants and raspberries when I was picking yesterday. Also, opening up my weekends for eating fruit.

      The weight is only about 3 or so pounds from where I start to feel like a human being, and the gym is amazing. I started adding 20 min of as hard as I can go intervals after every lifting session and skipping the dedicated HIIT session, that works well. My first sprints last week felt hard, but I am sure they will be better this week.

      Roller-blading proceeds nicely too. I am still having troubles breaking though. Well, practice makes perfect.
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      When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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      • Originally posted by Leida View Post
        Roller-blading proceeds nicely too. I am still having troubles breaking though. Well, practice makes perfect.
        My RB breaking has always been "HIT THE TREE."
        F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

        **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

        **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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        • Heh, yeah, I am more of a 'jump to the grass, jump to the grass!!!'
          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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          • Well... I ate like crap this weekend and no surprise, felt (and feel) like crap the entire time. I generally don't have an issue with avoiding processed carbs, but for some reason, I ate a whack of them. Post-period binging. Weird. Back on track today and for the rest of the month.

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            • Hope you will feel better once the processed carbs clear out of your system.

              I had a minor mindless eating episode picking at the frozen cheese. Bad cheese too. I was able to think about it, identified that I was trying to unwind that way, but alas, still have an extra pound this morning. Which was disappointing because I hoped to be down or unchanged for loss or maintenance this Saturday. However, it was a recovery day, I only walked for an hour and roller bladed, and dug a bit in the garden, and now I have two days of no nonsense exercise coming, so maybe I will be able to avoid another gain. That kind of stuff always makes me want to over-exercise, but I am keeping tabs on my eagerness. Because, who knows, the body works in weird ways.
              My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
              When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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              • Day 22 check in.

                Food: Another day back on track. I had a marzipan bar covered in dark chocolate and some green & blacks (the maya gold flavour).

                Exercise: an hour's walk

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                • Just checking in to see how everyone else is doing.

                  Jackie that "lasagna" sounds AMAZING, I must try it! Hmm maybe carb refeeding is why I'm losing now too. I've be consciously keeping my carbs above 100g and not only do I feel so. much. better., I'm losing weight again. Yay!

                  Leida, I am totally wanting to over exercise right now too!

                  Rach, aren't those maya gold chocolates so yummy??

                  The last 10+ days were rough, Baby Grok was quite sick, then Mr Grok caught it, then I fell ill too. Today is the first day that I feel strong enough to exercise again, so I will get a walk in. My diet has been great, I look slimmer so I'll have to weigh in tomorrow. Can't wait to start LHT again.
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                  • Day 22 check in:

                    4.5 lbs down from where we started. I lose consistently when I stay in ketosis. I've been pretty good on exercise, getting my walking in with the dog but I'm lagging on the LHTs. *kicks self in rear*

                    Lamb shanks for dinner tonight.

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                    • Yeah, the "lasagna" really was amazing.

                      Loving Husband and I went for a mile walk before our TKD class tonight. It was nice.

                      Food-wise, all's good. Exercise-wise, all's good. Play-wise, all's good. Stress-wise, all's good. Sleep-wise? Still sucky. But what can you do? (Glances at Officekitty, sighs)
                      F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                      **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                      **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                      • cavebabymama - maya gold = very yummy. I love the dark chocolate + cherries bar too and discovered the other night that tesco's have a dark chocolate with mint fondant green & blacks bar (yes that one was very hard to resist, maybe on my next visit).

                        paleobird - lamb shanks = nommy

                        Day 23 check-in
                        Food: the second half the maya gold bar mugged me last night :P but it is all gone now.

                        Exercise: 30 minutes of swimming with some messing around in the pool too

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                        • Wee, sounds like everyone is doing so well!!!

                          @Cavebabymama: Hang in there!

                          OMG, OMG, the sugar cleaning out of my system finally get me to the magic state of happy body thing. I totally did not eat lunch yesterday because I did not want to, and had a green smoothie while cooking supper, and then couldn't eat more than a few spoons of the glorious wild mushroom & fish soup.

                          And that's after a great lifting session: added 5 lbs on inclined bench, got all 5 sets with the 40# row, and the main bench was fine, I can finally move to second week on Wendler, the strength is back!!!! Oh, and I was thinking that walking up hill for 30 min with 10+ lbs in the backpack (8 lbs of my micro-loading ancle weights) will do for cardio, but went on the elliptical anyway for 20 min because I was feeling so great (and that's sans lunch, wow!)

                          This morning was even more beautiful. I slept in 30 min since I was tired from the training yesterday night, stuck my nose outside, and OH MIRACLE, we got a steady rain overnight. Sure, that means I can't do sprints, but I threw in the gym rags into the pack, and YES, YES, YES, I can finally fertilize the beds and move the few plants need moving. And, after this rain, the mushrooms, should pop up too. Gods, I am so excited about the coming weekend, I dunno how I am gonna last at work.
                          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                          • Originally posted by Leida View Post
                            OMG, OMG, the sugar cleaning out of my system finally get me to the magic state of happy body thing.
                            Yay! Welcome to ketoland! Isn't it fun?

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                            • Well, i dunno if it is ketosis or what, but I am in a good place. Just gotta keep up with 5HTP, last time depression kicked in out of nowhere and broke my stride
                              My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                              When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                              • Terrific, Leida!
                                F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                                **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                                **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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