You intrigue me, Primalcajun
Subscribe? I had no idea we could do this. I had to start poking around at all the little buttons until I found subscribe. And with no idea how it works, I commit myself to pushing that button today. Will things show up in my email? Under private messages? Somewhere else? What an adventure the internet is!
Thanks for the greeting, too. The community here at MDA is wonderful.
After a lifetime of CW and increasing pudginess, I tried low-carb about eight years ago (oh my goodness, that long? I can't believe I've been fuzing around for eight years!) with great success for five months. I was looking good and feeling great. Then I had one Butterfinger at Halloween. Cue the quick downward spiral. I have been on and off ever since, disgusted with myself, but always giving in to some sugary/starchy temptation.
I came to primal/paleo eating via watching 'Fathead' last year. It has completely changed my mindset, if not my behavior. I still slip, but I am getting back on the wagon sooner- days or weeks, not months or years- and am clinging to the notion that this means I am learning. primarily, that some things just aren't food at all, and if I can just avoid swallowing them, I do a lot better. (Hmm, I seem to remember teaching this to my kids when they were two. How is it that it is taking my 47-plus years? Very lowering to be such a slow learner.)
My highest weight with CW: 217
My lowest weight as an adult: 179
Presently bouncing around at: 200
Goal weight: 154
Real goal weight in my dreams: 140- I have not been 140 since high school, and at the time I thought I was fat, fat, fat! Looking at pictures, I now realize I was a sexy hottie, who was just uncomfortable with an hourglass figure and what it symbolized. I tell myself I want to be healthy, and I do- the fear at night is what gets me eating right the next morning- but a persistent smidge of myself also wants to look good, no, great. Wants to see people checking me out, wants to strike a pose in something clinging, and have it be sexy, not pathetic.
Up at 7:00
9:15 4 pork link sausages
2 eggs scrambled in lard
1:45 3oz mortadella
1/2 C herring
3:30 kale chips- not hungry, but I want to try the recipe
7:00 pork goulash- pork, onions,tomato, bells, sauerkraut, garlic
Feeling better after two days of eating only FOOD, no crap.
Bed at 9:15.
Is posting the new Snacking?
Woke up actually anxious to post my food for yesterday. Usually it is just a chore to do: writing it down, trying not to forget, analyzing, blah, blah, blah. How nice to be enjoying it. MDA Journaling rocks!
Up at 6:00
12:00 2 plates of sashimi with
2oz chicken teriyaki
1/4 C seaweed salad
1/3 C creme brulee (no excuse-just did it)
3:15 2oz mortadella- not hungry, just anxious about a task
6:30 2 servings ground beef
8:30 decaf chai with
Bed at 9:30
So, I am a primal with dairy kind of person. A little too much yesterday, I must say. Last September I experimented with eating no dairy for the month. I thought it would be a nail biter, but after three days, I wasn't missing it, except intellectually. I do love how it tastes, but no 'cravings' for it. Am considering giving it up for another 30 days, or 31, since March is a long month, but not feeling very motivated about it. And 'giving it up' still means cream and butter are okay, I mean, let's not get crazy!
Today I want to have a small Liquid Fat Bomb, which I saw on the Freetheanimal site after someone mentioned it in a post. (I will not be one of those people who provides helpful links -don't know how- or cites exactly who told them everything- can't remember!) I confess, I love the name. Liquid fat Bomb. How could you not? And after trying Bee's egg drink, I am loving the egg-in-the-shake experience. I remember my dad making us milkshakes with egg in them when we were sick- he was on to it!
I have more writing planned for today, but I am hoping to learn from yesterday's experience. I commit to: getting up for a five minute walk with the dogs if I am feeling anxious, and not just stuffing my face. Bonus points if I don't have to take more than three walks.