Primal Journal - Silky
Starting my journal. I started primal in May weighing 13st 1. (183lb) Lost 10lb in the first 4 weeks and felt great. Then work got crazy and I stared having the odd cheat, which led to the odd day of cheating which led to 2 months of less than optimum diet and not enough exercise.
Good news, I only put on 3lb in all that time. So now I am 12st 7 (175lb) and back on the programme. Will be using this journal to keep me accountable.
Don't know my body fat % but as i am 5'3 it's fair to say it's very high.
I'm on a reducing dose of prednisone, currently taking 8mg a day, which causes weight gain, increases insulin resistance and reduces muscle strength. Hopefully will be down to a minimum maintenance dose soon. Maybe even come off it all together eventually.
I just tried to do the primal blueprint fitness routine. I am so feeble it is scary! I cannot do ONE press-up even on my knees! Pull ups - ha! I can do 2.5 modified inverted rows (feet flat on floor, knees bent). Squats not so bad as they are an exercise I have done in the past.
Breakfast, 1 egg, 2 sausages, 2 slices bacon, smudge of tomato sauce
Lunch, 1 apple, 1 tsp almond butter
Snack, 3 hard boiled eggs, dark green lettuce, 1/2 tsp butter, 2 tsp mascarpone,
Dinner tonight will be roast duck leg, roast carrot, leeks, mushrooms, asparagus and broccoli.
Had about 4 cups of black with milk today. Will work to cut down my caffeine intake.
What helped me to cut down the amount of coffee I drink is to switch from putting milk in it to putting cream or half and half in it. After the second cup I am pleasantly satisfied and don't feel like another cup all day.
Thanks! I am not sure what cream or half and half tastes like in tea. Might be a way to cut down if it isn't nice!
I'm going to substitute some with herb tea and coconut. But I drink a lot of tea. I shock most British people with how much of the stuff i drink and that's saying something!
Just went for a fab 1.5 hr walk by the Thames. Feel really great. Ate a couple of wild blackberries on the way. Mmmmmm.
Deeded today to start photo blogging my food again. It keeps me honest if i have to photograph it before I eat it. Have uploaded pic of my awesome dinner to my blog in signature. I can't believe the last entry was May 15th, wow that time really flew.
Have decided that my first goal is to be no longer obese. I think i need to lose 7lbs to become merely overweight. Wish me luck :)
Sore today. Especially my upper arms. Those 2.5 inverted rows done under my sturdy dinning room table are making themselves known! I don't mind. It reminds me I'm on a lifestyle change. I wonder if I will I always feel muscle sore on my 'off days'.
Day 3 back on the 'no sugar, no grains' plan and I feel good. Bloating has gone down and I'm in a great mood.
MDA has changed me. I walk about 1.3 miles to and from the train station each day. Somedays I have a heavy laptop bag with me. Before I used to think "Oh no, it's so heavy". Now I think "Great extra strength workout!"
B: 3 boiled eggs and butter
L: beef chilli and small amount white rice. Raw tomatoes and cucumber
S: apple and almond butter
D: will be leftover duck from yesterday with salad
PB workout today. Woohoo!
I'm so feeble, please don't laugh!
Push up level 1 50, 40
Inverted rows, pull up style, 2.5, 2
Inverted rows chin up style 2(stopped due to weird pain in arms)
Squat level 4 30, 20
Overhead press 20, 9
Plank level 1 90, 45, 45, 90, 45, 45
None of the sets were done in one go. I kept having to stop for Breathers. Really need to work on my upper body stretch.
B. 3 eggs
L. Tuna and salad
S. Apple almond butter
D. 2 beef burgers, carrots, lettuce, pepper
Marscarpone, yoghurt 2 peaches.
Yay! Didn't feel sore today after workout. things are getting better.
B: 3 slices bacon
L: chicken soup, salad
S: almond butter
D: 2 beef burgers, 30g cheddar, lettuce, 2 tomatoes, 1 red pepper
half mango, 3tsp greek yoghurt
Desperate to weigh myself but holding off till Monday.
B: 2 beef burgers
L: ham, chicken and salad
D: beef, arrabbiata sauce, pepper, green beans, lettuce
Half mango and Greek yogurt
Did my measurements today. To think i've lost weight before taking these too! In inches
Neck 14 1/4
Chest 43 1/2
under chest 36 1/2
Thigh L 25 R 24 1/4
knee L 17 R 16 3/4
Calf L13 1/2 R 13 1/2
Upper arm L 13 R 12 3/4
Lower arm L 9 1/2 R 10
Wrist L 6 3/8 R 6 1/2
It looks like i shold be a straight tube looking at these. But I'm not!
Good going on the workouts. how many times a week you planning on doing them.
Twice a week to start, then moving to every other day. My next goal is to do each full set of level 1 without stopping.
I walk about 3 ish miles every day (need to measure it). And must get out on my bike more. Just going through a really busy stretch at work, and have 2.5 hour commute each day so exercise time is limited at mo.