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    Primal Fuel


    Whew. . .here we go!


    I started with doing weight/measurement/before pictures. Trying not to let THAT get me down, but here are the stats:


    Weight: 158.8

    Bust: 41"

    Waist: 37.5"

    Hips: 45"


    Food:

    B: 3 strips bacon

    2 eggs

    strawberries


    L: BA Salad w/avo, pine nuts, roast beef, EVOO

    4 ounces red wine


    snack: dehydrated kale chips


    D: shrimp sautÚd with spinach in butter

    strawberries


    Wasn't too hungry for dinner (warm evening), so that was lighter than usual.


    Exercise:


    Meander with the dogs at the beach in the morning. (One dog is 14, so it can't be called a walk).

    Walk with friend in the park in the afternoon (1 hour)


    My friend took a couple "first day" pictures of me, and I hated to see them. . .it's not like I don't know how I look, but still. . .well, I'm on my way, though!


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    There's "knowing," and then there's "staring at photographic evidence." You'll be glad you have those pics when the 30 days are up, though! (by the way, some of us aren't brave enough to take pictures! thought about it, but wimped out.)


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    "staring at photographic evidence"--heehee, I like that! Thanks for the encouragement!


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    Day 2


    Weight: 158.8 (how can it stay exactly the same?)


    Breakfast was a protein shake + 3 strips bacon.

    Lunch: salad with crab and avocado (yum)

    Dinner: will be roast beef + broccoli

    Treat: a beer if I go to the Irish pub with my friend!!


    Exercise: Did pretty well today--

    10 minutes of Son of Grok's beginner workout (hopefully, I'll do 20 by the end of the challenge!)

    1/2 mile meander with the dogs

    2 mile walk with the younger dog

    1 mile walk--errands (bank and Trader Joe's) I'm trying to do that sort of thing as much as possible.


    Here's hoping things keep going well!


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    Day 3, wow!


    Wt: 158.2 (.6 lb down--yay!!)


    B: Two slices of the primal pumpkin loaf (recipe from forum). A bit carby (30) but high in protein, too.

    L: Crab salad again

    D: Roast beef, broccoli w/butter, roasted parsnips (I had about a cup on my plate, remembered breakfast, and cut the amount in half), 4 oz. red wine (that's the end of the bottle, and my plan is to not buy another during the challenge, although I may have a beer or wine when I go out.)


    Exercise: Morning beach meander with the dogs.


    Feeling good--looking forward to the next couple days when I have plans to go kayaking!


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    oooh, I love kayaking! I keep hoping to find one for cheap on craigslist, but no luck. Enjoy!


    How's the pumpkin loaf? I saw that recipe and thought it looked wonderful.


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    Hi Aegle. . .the pumpkin loaf is pretty tasty. . .very eggy. I used Stevia rather than honey just to avoid the sugars, and it worked pretty well. Warm with butter is the best, and it's very easy to make, which is a plus!


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    Day 4!


    Great day!!


    Wt: 158.2


    Breakfast: 2 more slices of pumpkin loaf

    Lunch: innards of a carne asada burrito (I plunked it in a bowl and threw away the tortilla) + carrot

    Snack: Kale chips and handful of macadamia nuts

    Dinnner: Ground beef sautÚd with chicken sausage and chard, roast parsnips


    Exercise:

    Beach Meander

    I found a group class a block away from me: Fit after Fifty. Great, fun circuit training that gave me a workout.

    Kayaking--about an hour on the bay with my friend. He made me a beautiful wooden kayak, and it was a lovely late afternoon. I LOVE being on the water.


    Tomorrow, I'd like to add meditation.


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    Day 5 . . .another good one!


    Wt: 158.2


    Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with turkey in bacon fat

    Lunch: crab salad (no avocado. . sad)

    Snack: handful of macadamia nuts

    Dinner: Salad at concert in the park (with a little goat cheese) wine

    Snack: 1 tblsp almond butter mixed with 1 tblsp cocoa


    Exercise:

    Beach Meander

    Kayaking--about an hour with my sister.


    Didn't meditate though, and I really think that is a missing piece here. Maybe tomorrow I'll get down to it.


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    Wow. Kayaking. A fantastic sport. An exemplary day for you.


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