Dreadlockmama's Primal Journey
Welcome to my journey.
I am a former long time vegetarian (22 years, six months) going 100% primal for the next 90 days.
I am a sugar and carb addict and have struggled with my weight going up and down most of my life. Name the diet & I've been on it! I've also been an over-exerciser (I tend to do things to the extreme!)
I have chronic back pain that I am convinced is the result of diet related inflammation. I would also like to lose about thirty pounds, STOP "dieting" forever, increase my energy and enjoy life :)
Today I cleaned out my kitchen...tomorrow I grocery shop!
Since my partner and my two teenage sons who live with me are carnivores, I was able to forage for food and eat primally today:
Breakfast - 3 scrambled eggs with scallions, green peppers, tomato and basil (the tomato & basil were from my urban garden)
Lunch - 2 turkey patties, home made vegetable soup, green tea
Dinner - 2 beef patties, steamed cauliflower with butter, green tea
I did some yoga this morning and took a walk in the neighborhood this evening.
So far...so good!
Here's to the Primal Life!
Whew! The PRIMAL grocery shop!!!!
Well, first things first....
Today I did a little yoga in the morning...
My meals today:
B: 3 scrambled eggs with onion and cauliflower, herbal tea
L: 2 broiled chicken breasts
Snack: 2 hard boiled eggs, a handful of grape tomatoes and a cucumber
D: baked fish
Now for the day's challenge: PRIMAL SHOPPING!!!
I decided about halfway through that I should have brought along either my partner (who was at work) or one of my teenage sons...I needed two carts! However, I prevailed and got everything out of the store and into my car without incident (not always an easy feat in Philadelphia!)
When I got home my sons carried everything in & helped me unpack it all....and then I made the fish :)
So...I am now primally stocked and ready to go.
One thing I observed today was that when I got hungry, I wasn't DESPERATELY hungry...I was just...hungry.
Another observation is that when it was time to eat I looked forward to my meal, but I wasn't FANTASIZING about it (you fellow foodies and carb addicts know what I mean!)
Physically....I felt pretty good all day...a very slight achy, detox feeling...but nothing major. I definitely had a clear head and didn't feel tired...no afternoon slump.
I didn't get my walk in today :( but I DID do my heavy lifting...at the grocery store! LOL!
Looking forward to a primal day tomorrow.