Topic to semi laugh at- I've got a fairly big chest... and by that I mean I have man boobs. They were awkward in grade 8 as I hit the 220 mark because well they perked out before sagging down and blending in with my stomach... Not funny yet? Well here's the kicker... I think as I've been going to the gym and doing my whole 30 I can feel my weight shift... but with that I'm starting to get perky man boobs again... can't hide them in my shirt like I could before... Awkward if not hilariously embarrassing! Granted for the first time ever their perkyness is a sign of improved health. Oh the cruelty of it ;)
This probably TMI but I have the same effect going on. Which is weird because normally weight loss = non-perkiness. No matter how many push ups a girl does, if you're losing weight your boobs are gonna sag, at least for awhile. But not this time. Despite being an old hen, I'm perkier than ever. Weird.
Not TMI at all. If anything its fascinating that you're experiencing something that's out of the ordinary of what other women are experiencing. It seems that by losing weight in a hormonally stable way your body is rewinding back to a previous state of sexuality instead of deflating to the saggy state that most people who starve their way to health often experience. That notion of hanging skin and being gross after weight loss that I'm sure we've all been warned about doesn't seem to be the case with you. (and really isn't the case with me now that I think about it.) Call it a "perk" of paleo! ;-)
Yeah, I had noticed and thought it was really nice but really strange that the normal lumps and bumps that I normally get when I lose weight are nowhere to be seen this time. Usually I go through a phase that is thinner but not more attractive as some problem areas actually become more prominent due to weight loss. But as you say, another paleo perk!
The perks of this lifestyle are beyond vanity as well. God willing we will be given happier and healthier lives to live.
Catching up on me food journal
Breakfast- 3 eggs in duck fat, half an avocado
Lunch- Leftover wings
Dinner- Chicken wings and a big ass salad (sadly I ate as I drove... salad + driving stick is much fun though!)
Exercise- Tried a trx class at the gym... it just about damn near handed me my own ass! It's sunday now and I'm still feeling it in my quads!
Supplements: The regulars
Breakfast- Fritata with onion, mushrooms, and red peppers
Lunch/Snacking (I'm making a list as it was a cooking day with my buddy + dinner party which resulted in a lot of snacking)- Some chicken salad with homemade mayo frof sisson's sauce book, cucumber, chicken (obviously), red peppers, onion and celery, 2 apples, some olives stuffed with roasted red peppers, and some cashews
Supper- Pulled pork made with pineapple, crap ton of spices, apple cider, and apple cider vinegar eaten in romaine lettuce leafs (like a taco), cauliflower rice with green onion, sweet potato latke, and some esparagus
Exercise- Nothing formal
Supplements- Missed them
And today would be whole30 day 9. I'll do the food log once I've completed the day (likely in the morn)
Breakfast- 3 eggs, and guacamole
Lunch- 3 burger patties (amounting to about a half pound), big ass salad
Dinner- IF (Wasn't hungry... good sign!)
Exercise- Rest outside of loading gear in and out of the church for Sunday night service.
If I can count carrying firewood, then carrying gear counts too!
Great to see you doing so well. You really have the primal lifestyle down. Good friends, good support, positive activities and social interactions. Your success is well deserved.
[QUOTE=Siobhan;1061442]If I can count carrying firewood, then carrying gear counts too!
Great to see you doing so well. You really have the primal lifestyle down. Good friends, good support, positive activities and social interactions. Your success is well deserved.[/QUOTE]
Thanks! This whole30 has been helping too even just getting back to not being so worried about what I eat all the time. The lack of weigh in is both a blessing and a curse. I'm not sure if I'm making progress but I'm not stressing either.
Sidebar- 3 eggs for breakfast this morning... All double yolked... SCORE!
Whole30 Day10 (1/3rd of the way there!)
Breakfast- 3 double yolked eggs, Guacamole
Lunch- 3 burger patties (equaling about a half pound), 2 small apples
Supper- chicken wings in hot sauce (franks, mustard, habanero, lime, pepper and mint), big ass salad
Supplements- 3x salmon oil, 6000ui Vit D
Exercise- Swimming (516m)
No magical news to share today. I feel great this morning though!
Ecks, looks like you are having fun with Whole30 so far :) I'm still trying to convince my one friend to do cooking with me on the weekends. Maybe I need to work at it a little bit more.