When I started my journey after my 8 year old was born I weighed around 145 pounds. I have gone through some ups and downs.
I use to look at all the fitness forums to get advice and loved to look at journals and pics of other people to gain motivation. I am just going to post pics and cals/foods for the week. I will also be incorporating weekly primal refeeds as soon as I am down to 110 or when I hit a plateau -- which has been my goal weight for a while.
I train pretty hard. I am a personal trainer and bootcamp/group instructor. I, however, do not practice Chronic Cardio-- and can't-- it kills me honestly to do intense cardio for longer than 20 minutes.
Right now I am honestly consuming around 2100-2600 cals. It is hard to believe -- I have been losing weekly if I keep the fruit and nuts out -- which is what I am doing right now. I have been keeping my carbs under 50 and it seems to be moving along steadily. Very happy with Primal eating -- wouldn't eat any other way.
I plan on posting pics when I have a few minutes to breath!
I don't set my cals for the day or anything - but I do write down what I eat so I don't get too many carbs/protein.
2968 Cals/145 protein/47 carbs
wow - haven't eaten that much in a while - my husband cooked some kicker grass fed ground lamb -- it was so good I ate a WHOLE lot of it..luckily I will be really busy tomorrow so here's hoping I dont have numbers near this! lol
I worked chest/tris in about 20 minutes and did a few sprints -- just found out I am subbing a barbell class tonight - so will be overdoing it today - I usually take Sunday off - but now I will take Wed and Sun off to balance out the extra workout. I try to only get an hour or less 6 days a week - more than that and I am dragging = )
Bed time -- then another Barbell class at 530 am!
Yick yesterday was bad too --3,000 cals-- to be honest I haven't been going low carb until now -- more like 120-150 because of the type of classes I teach and now that I am it is making me tired and hungry -- lol. I ate about the same amount of food yesterday after teaching that extra class -- way too much -- I am going to start sticking a big chunk of sweet potato and chicken after my barbell class and then stick to veggies/fat/protein the rest of the day and on the days that I work in the lower rep/heavier range to see if it helps my crazy appetite.
Just to lay it out so I hold myself a little more accountable--
M-Heavy Upper 50g carbs
T-Barbell-- 100g carbs
W-Off 50g carbs
T-Barbell-- 100g carbs
F-Heavy Lower 50g carbs
S-Slow and steady 50gcarbs or Barbell 100gcarbs
S-A Few Sprints w/ Slow and steady (Stubborn Fat Protocol) 50g carbs
This only leaves me with 2 days of cardio -- not much but the barbell classes are very fast paced and high rep -- so I consider them more cardio than weights.
Ok--visiting a college today-- trying to get into a physical therapy assistant program so my last meal will be around 4pm since I won't have access to good food-- that is another issue I have been having-- I have been eating too many times a day-- honestly I am happy with my weight (only 5 pounds to go, so pretty happy with where I am) and body comp -- well I could always lose a tiny bit of fat off my rear--;p--so now I am really trying to maintain and I get in trouble trying to do this-- it is kinda difficult for me because I eat like a 300 pounds sumo wrestler--primal, but still.
whew..off to class
Super tired still...but yesterday was much better! Looking forward to a heavy workout tomorrow. Trying to keep with 3 meals a day and not snack -- this 8 tiny meals a day from a lowfat paleo type diet is having a hard time doing this -- I ate 4 meals yesterday... so some progress
The last few days were rough. I ate way too much. Yesterday I decided to refeed to see if I could regulate my hunger a bit. I did a barbell class in the morn and then ate mostly veggies tubers..soteme honey and fruit..a little dark chocolate..and a pint of organic low fat yogurt..
Back to norm today..
I was coasting at 116 but with all the hunger I am back up to around 118..work has been slow so hopefully it will pick up and I will be too busy to think about it!!
I think not eating nuts and fruits for me is really help me see some progress on the scale also!
[QUOTE=cinico;630233]I think not eating nuts and fruits for me is really help me see some progress on the scale also![/QUOTE]
Fruit, dairy, and nuts make me peckish. Boredom does this too, lol.
Well I am throwing my calorie counting ways out the window - again - lol. Honestly it just makes me think about food too much and I hate thinking about food. I normally sport a six pack, but since I have walked away from my unhealthy low fat days it is covered a bit. I am trying to find a good balance because I will give the six pack up any day not to be obsessed over every morsel going into my mouth. It is an unhealthy way to be and not a good example for my clients or kids.
I have flipped between low fat and primal high fat -- not the types of foods though -- I tend to only eat good foods -- no grains crap. I have to say the low fat left me with no sex drive and a terrible mood!! I know too much research to ever put my body and brain through low fat again.
So I am just going to write down my foods and workout hard and leave the rest up to my body.
Breakfast -- Coffee w/ Heavy Whipping Cream
Eggs/Bacon/Grapefruit/Sweet Potato/Sour Cream/Sausage - ate a little of all of it.
Lunch -- Minute Steak/Eggs/Sweet Potato
Dinner -- Minute Steak/Spinach-Beet Salad w/ Ghee