Here I go.....
Well here I go, all set to get started and will be starting my new Primal lifestyle tomorrow which will be Tuesday September 11th, 2012.
I have struggled with weight loss over the years which I guess we all have at some point. I have experienced a lot of setbacks the past few years and have stalled my weight loss journey. I have had knee surgery, fractured shoulder joint and now have several discs that have deteriorated in my lower back that as per the doctors order, has me stopping all exercising but walking.
So here is my starting stats:
I am 33yrs old male, 219.5lb, 6"0. BMI-29.7 and Body Fat% 27.9.
I am really hoping to get below 200lbs and take it from there. I would think closer to 180lbs.
LIke I said I am not able to do any weight lifting at the moment. I will be seeing a physiotherapist soon and hopefully they will be ok with me at least doing the primal workouts. But until then I am going to try and do at least a 1hr walk every morning.
Calories-2400 (as per mark sisson PB book).
Protein- 111g (444 cals)
Carbs- 50g (200 cals)
Fats- 195g (1756 cals)
Anyway, I will update everyday with my exercise and food journal.
Wish me luck!!
33 years old and already all of that... I think that I'd be heading in the same road if I weren't making the same (or, rather, similar) changes as you. Good luck.
An interesting point was raised in a book I very much love (which, in spite of digging through all my boxes of books, I cannot find) called [I]The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan[/I] by Wong Kiew Kit. He said (Edit: He was actually quoting James MacRitchie) that we don't really have a good definition of health here in the West. He pointed out that our definition of being healthy is just that we just don't have any major illnesses that interfere [I]too[/I] much in our lives. (Begin edit) I finally found the book, and the quote is this, bolding mine:
[QUOTE][I]In the West we do not have a measureable definition of health.[/I]
There is no medical text book which defines the state of health. There is no monitoring process for when, and how much, we are healthy. We only know when we are unhealthy, because then something is wrong. [B]The working definition of health in Western medicine is when you are not ill[/B]...[/QUOTE]
I'm actually taking an introductory nutrition course this semester. The book is a mixed bag (not from a primal bias, but rather from the fact that it talks about how great clinical trials are vs. observational studies, and how the latter shouldn't be used to make conclusions... and yet, every single page is filled with "x is linked to y" and what have you), but the most telling thing was that its definition of health was pretty much that definition.
Well, I hope that you are able to achieve true health, not just that definition of health.
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