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    Beginning weight on 1/1/2011: 195
    Today's weight:187

    Today I'm meeting a couple friends for dinner at 6pm. So I decided I will skip breakfast because if I eat breakfast, then I won't be hungry til 3pm, and if I eat at 3pm, then I won't be hungry at 6pm. So I decided to eat an early lunch at noon.

    According to fit day, if I want to reach my goal by December, then I'll need to have a calorie deficit of 577, which means I can eat 1850 calories because I burn over 2000 doing nothing. Wow, on a primal diet, 1850 is a lot of food. Its really hard to eat that much unless I binge. But on a CW diet, I remember it was so hard to do. I love eating Primal.

    So Lunch was: canned salmon, 5oz romain lettuce with ceasar dressing, small avacado.

    Dinner will be at a bar and grill. I'm thinking I will get a hamburger no bun, sub side of veggies for fries.

    Okay just got home from dinner. I'm feeling really full. I had 6oz hamburger with carmelized onions and mushrooms and cheese and mayo to dip. Side of cooked carrots and zucchini. I would normally not eats carrots or zucchinis right now because of the high carb content, but that's what Mark means by 80/20. Oh and it was probably cooked in vegetable oil. Oh well, i'm not gonna go out too often because of my budget anyway.

    Calories 1,673
    Fat 124.9 = 66% (Saturated 26.8=14%)(Polyunsaturated 25.3=13%)(Monounsaturated 51.3 - 27%)
    Carbohydrate 56.8 - 11 %
    Dietary Fiber 25.0
    Protein 96.5- 23 %
    Last edited by eelnus; 01-14-2011 at 09:10 PM.

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    I took my measurements just now.

    Arms = 16'
    Chest = 38.5
    Waist(smallest part) = 35
    Stomach (belly button) = 42
    Hips = 42
    Thighs = 29

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    Beginning weight on 1/1/2011: 195
    Today's weight:189

    Just got back from a friend's birthday party downtown. I didn't drink anything because I gave up alchohol for now. I wasn't tempted at all. But alchohol has never been by issue. It's always been food. But it is very easy in social situations to stay primal. The place served a mesa tray of olives and meats and cheeses with roasted peppers. All stuff I could eat, but didn't because I wasn't hungry.

    Anyway today's meal, I tried bacon. I'm still a little grossed out by it, but really want to like it because everyone makes it sound so awesome.

    B:4 eggs, broccoli in butter, a bite of failed bacon. ( this was actually lunch since I ate at noon)
    S: I ate way too many cashews. I wasn't counting, but I know it felt like a lot.
    D:6oz ground beef, lefterover broccoli from breakfast, 1 piece of bacon. (I wanted to try again and after some advice on the forum, succeeded.)
    A: I had a sip of champagne.

    Calories 1,711
    Fat 128.1 =66% (Saturated 41.2 =21%) (Polyunsaturated 14.6= 7%) (Monounsaturated 52.3=27%)
    Carbohydrate 58.4=14%
    Dietary Fiber 11.1
    Protein 92.3=21%


    Workout:
    Kickbox bootcamp. 11 stations - this was intense cardio.
    Last edited by eelnus; 01-16-2011 at 01:07 AM.

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    Beginning weight on 1/1/2011: 195
    Today's weight:189

    I woke up pretty late today at 10am. I diddle daddled for a while and then decided to go for a walk. I walked to Target so i can pick up some cotton rounds that I needed. So i walked for 6 miles. I left about 11am and got home at 3:30. Thats when I ate my first and probably last meal for the day. I wasn't hungry at all. And I also started my period today. I didn't feel any preperiod symptoms or cravings or anything. But I knew that I started because I can feel it in my stomach. It's not pain, just that feeling.

    So today's meal.

    B:20 almonds
    L/D: 8oz ground beef, 1 bacon, 2 cups broccoli with butter.

    Workout= 6 mile walk.

    Calories 1,575 I overcompensated the almonds.
    Fat 128.6=70%(Saturated 27.9=16%)(Polyunsaturated 20.5=11%)(Monounsaturated 66.7=36%
    Carbohydrate 36.8=9%
    Dietary Fiber 19.5
    Protein 82.8=20%
    Last edited by eelnus; 01-16-2011 at 10:24 PM.

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    Beginning weight on 1/1/2011: 195
    Today's weight:190 (I'm hoping this is period weight)


    Wow I spent a lot of time in bed today. I "woke" up at 7:30am without an alarm and read a little, but then I got really tired and so I decided to try to sleep some more since I didn't get to sleep til after 1am last night. I was in and out of sleep til 1pm. Not sure why I was so tired. Considering my last meal yesterday was at 3:30, I guess I did a little IF.

    Today's meal:
    B/L: 4 eggs in butter, 2 cups broccoli in butter. (I could barely finish my eggs, but I did because I wouldn't know how much I ate if I didn't.)
    D: 4oz ground beef, 2 cups broccoli in butter, 5 olives, a little bit of coconut oil.


    Calories 1,000
    Fat 73.9=66% (Saturated 38.8=34%)(Polyunsaturated 4.4=4%)(Monounsaturated 21.6 =19% )
    Carbohydrate 31.7=12%
    Dietary Fiber 11.4
    Protein 58.9=22%

    I only ate about 1000 calories, but I'm so full I can't eat any more. I don't know how I'm suppose to get all my protein in for the day. I should be eating 100g a day. Oh well, maybe I'll be hungrier tomorrow. I'm always less hungry when I start my period.

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    Beginning weight on 1/1/2011: 195
    Today's weight:190

    Today is day 3 of my cycle and I had absolutely no cramps, back pain, bloating, nothing. Usually I have to take some advil for my cramps on the second day and I can hardly work or concentrate because of the pain. And that is the only time I ever take medication for anything. But now, I feel great. I just hope that my weight will go down once it ends.
    I ate more then usual today though. I kept wanting to eat and didn't feel satisfied, even though I wasn't hungry. I'm not sure why.

    My meals:
    Calories 2,284
    Fat 181.9=71%)(Saturated 59.8 =23%)(Polyunsaturated 23.5 =9%)(Monounsaturated 77.0=30%)
    Carbohydrate 41.0=4%
    Dietary Fiber 23.3
    Protein 136.6 =25%

    Workout:
    Bar pushup
    Lower abs
    One arm lifts

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    Beginning weight on 1/1/2011: 195
    Today's weight:188.5

    Today was a weird feeling day. Again i just wanted to eat and eat and couldn't feel satisfied. i ended up eating like 3 Tbs of coconut oil. That stuff is so good. It's like ice cream. Someone should make chocolate flavored coconut oil. But it is the end of my period, so I can't wait to see if that had something to do with it. It's weird because I had no pms cravings at all. And I wasn't craving carbs or anything, just wanted to eat.

    So here's what I did eat today:
    B: 4 eggs in butter, 1tbs coconut oil
    S: Avacado
    L: Can of Sardines, 1Tbs coconut oiil, 1 cup broccoli in butter.
    D: No time for dinner. I had acting class right after work.

    So I am officially off of nuts and dairy. Maybe I'm having nut and dairy withdrawal. Those were my crutch convenient go to items.

    Calories 1,402
    Fat 124.7 1,102 79 %
    Saturated 63.3 553 40 %
    Polyunsaturated 7.7 69 5 %
    Monounsaturated 32.6 291 21 %
    Carbohydrate 21.1 47 3 %
    Dietary Fiber 10.9
    Protein 61.1 241 17 %

    No I'm tired and should go to bed before I get hungry.

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    Beginning weight on 1/1/2011: 195
    Today's weight:187

    So today my period ended and looks like I lost all my period weight. Thats a relief, but I still haven't lost any weight. That's fine, I'm not too worried because I know this is not a crash diet and it will take time, but every day I'm getting closer then the day before.

    So i've been told I need to eat 130g of protein. I don't know how I'm gonna do that. I guess I'll up my eggs to 5 for breakfast tomorrow.

    B: 4 eggs in butter.
    L: 1 avacado, 5oz romaine salad, 2Tbs Ceasar dressing, 1 can salmon.
    D: 80z ground beef, 3 brussel sprouts, 1/2tbp cocnut oil.

    Calories 1,503
    Fat 109.0 979 66 %
    Saturated 31.1 279 19 %
    Polyunsaturated 18.8 169 11 %
    Monounsaturated 30.5 274 18 %
    Carbohydrate 25.4 63 4 %
    Dietary Fiber 13.3
    Protein 113.2 448 30 %


    My workout:
    Deadlifts
    Kettlebel
    Last edited by eelnus; 01-20-2011 at 09:43 PM.

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    Hi eelnus,
    Sounds like you are doing great so far. Just don't get too caught up in the math. Let your body tell you if it really "needs" 130 grams or not.

    Robin

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    Beginning weight on 1/1/2011: 195
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    Aw, its always so nice to get encouragement from others. Thanks Paleobird.

    Well I was fooled about my period ending yesterday, it didn't end yesterday, I think it ended today though. That was a long period, but just very light and absolutely no symptoms. So that's fine with me.

    Today I ate alot of fat without protein before working out and it made me nauseas. So I won't be doing that anymore. I went to costco to pick up some macadamia nuts, but they were all out. I was bummed, but instead picked up some artichoke dip, which is what I overate before working out.

    My trainer suggested to me to cheat and have a carbo load day and that I may gain weight the next day but after that the weight will drop fast. Hmmm, don't know. I put up a post about it to see what others might think of that. I'm tempted to give it a try tomorrow and go from eating <20g of carb to 150g from primal food and maybe some dark chocolate and nuts to see what it does. Then I can go for a long hike or walk. Maybe I'll try it. I'll wait to see what people's responses are to the post.

    Today's meals:
    B: 3 eggs, 4oz ground beef
    L: can sardines, 2 cups spinach, 2T artichoke parmesan dip.
    S:3T of artichoke parmesan dip. Its like eating savory ice cream.
    D: 4oz ground beef.

    Calories 1,603
    Fat 123.7 (1,105) 69%
    Saturated 53.2 (473) 29%
    Polyunsaturated 4.7 (42) 3%
    Monounsaturated 9.5 (84) 5%
    Carbohydrate 14.8 (59) 4%
    Dietary Fiber 9.0
    Protein 111.9 (447) 28%

    Workout:
    lunges
    4 min interval on versa climber

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