This wild one WILL fly and soar...
On Sunday I turn 50 and I thought it would be a great time to start a new journal. I have been primal since February 2012 and while I have seen some improvements in my health there are other areas where I have been well and truly stuck. I am 5'7" and weigh 224 lbs. I have been grain free (aside from a couple surprise occasions where I was 'glutened' ) since I started this journey. Grains and I are not friends and I have NO temptation to partake. I lost 48 lbs initially when I went LCHF and felt great for a little while. Then my hair started falling out and I was always so tired that it was hard to function. I had a number of tests and nothing showed up. So I am trying to walk the tightrope between too many carbs and too few. If I stay at that sweet spot I seem to do okay - but my balance is not great and I tend to 'wobble' a lot and fall off the wagon quite regularly. Sweets are a constant struggle for me. If I stay off them for a while all is well, however, it takes but one morsel to send me down that terribly attractive, slippery slope again. So easy to rationalize and pretend I am in control, until I have fallen again. I have become an expert at picking myself up again and starting over.
Inside I am still an active and energetic woman, but the outside tells a different story. I am determined to find my way back to health and have my second 50 years better than the first! I dream of being lean and strong and fit again and I am going to keep that dream alive. This eagle is tired of hopping along the ground and is ready to get up in the air again.
I am working on getting my macros balanced out and am using myfitnesspal for logging my foods at the moment. I have also been getting out more and have been in the throes of digging a number of 3' x 1 1/2' holes for tree planting. I am also starting out really carefully on a rowing machine which works well for me. I have a very grumpy Achilles tendon that I have to baby along so the non weight bearing exercise is a gift for me.
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 221.4 lbs
Goal weight: 140 lbs
"You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."