This weeks summary:
It was 80 degrees, and then that night it was 30. If you don't like the weather in Virginia, wait an hour.
Saturday will make it two weeks since I started doing the Primal thing. I feel great and didn't have any Low-Carb Flu or anything of the sort. I started lifting again on Monday, doing a 3x5 routine. I have been lifting weights off and on for 3-5 years, but have always done legpress in the place of Squats, I was missing out! I have body parts that are sore that I didn't know existed. I also never did Power Cleans or Deadlifts, now I am all over it!
So far I can tell that my pants are loosening up, and I feel better in general. I have managed to up my calories a bit using snacks, but I have yet to really be extremely hungry. This morning I had a BP coffee with MCT Oil and Kerrygold Butter. It's now 1030, and I'm not hungry, so it's gotta be a good thing. I brought some (24) unroasted unsalted almonds just in case I needed to break glass for a hunger emergency.
I have decided that I am going to do weight measurements this weekend as well as take some "before" pictures. I'm guessing I've lost 10 pounds, but I have no proof of that except for my clothes. I know it's water weight, but it makes me happy anyway, so don't rain on my parade.
I went to the Doctor on the day of my first post to get Chantix to help me quit smoking. My quit date is next week and I cant wait! I spoke to the doctor about my plan for nutrition. She was supportive and seemed excited for me. I explained to her that I thought I had issues with regulating my blood sugar, and that I was moving in the primal direction. She wanted me to check back in three months about the diet and smoking, to make sure all is well. We got into a conversation about the food pyramid/recommendations and she agreed with everything I was saying about the Primal lifestyle. It was exciting to get that support from a doctor. I'm probably going to do some sprints/HIIT this weekend in between riding my motorcycle and hanging with family. My boyfriendly duties have dictated that I'm going to the circus Sunday, not too enthusiastic about it.
My ratios for the day are 58% fat, 43% protein, 13% carb. This includes my almond snack, which I'm not sure I will need.
TLDR: Still rockin'