Alright. I'm commiting. Stepping up. Diving in.
I have been a lurker and a mostly-primal gal for about a year now. Have had lots of stuff going on and so havent really commited to the work of improving my health/diet/lifestyle. Now its just time.
I really do eat well, better than most folks, really...but that isn't saying much. My kryptonite, absolutly, is sugar. I always blow it and end up endulging. So much so that I have gained about 10 pounds since August. I know it is an addiction. I am hoping that improved nutrition and strenght will help me move past this issue.
I know that the number on the scale is just a number, and not the most important part of this.....it is about getting back into my body and feeling strong again. I have not been taking care of myself the way that I deserve, and it is beginning to show. No more.
Im going to focus on eating a high fat, lower carb diet for now. And strength training. Daily journaling of food.
For the record, I am 42 year old woman....four kids...137 pounds....would like to weigh around 120 and be able to do a F'ing pull-up!
Thoughts from those who have beaten their sugar habit would be greatly appreciated! I need a plan!
Good day! Day one is usually easy, but I am happy with my choices and the way I feel.
coffee + cream
2 fried eggs, 3 slices canadian bacon, 1/2 c. green beans
Big salad with greens, diced chicken, feta cheese, olives, olive oil
2 almond butter cups
BBQ pork chop, deviled eggs, few cooked carrots with lots of butter
30 minutes of Yoga
Yay for me sticking with a plan! More excersize tommorrow....
I just want to remind myself, when I start to make choices that aren't in line with my goals.....how much better I feel when I just stick to the plan, how quickly my clear-headedness becomes foggy, how quickly the bloat and ill feeling in my body return when I make the choice to put what truly is POISON in it. Cravings will come and go, I just have to ride them like ocean waves knowing that if I stay the course the rewards of discipline are amazing.
Changing my life happens one choice at a time.
coffee + cream (2 cups)
Cup of bone broth (yum), 1/2 c. keifer, 4 slices of canadian bacon
leftover BBq pork plus sauteed mushrooms and feta cheese
2 almond butter patties (love them)
1 deviled egg
steak from 2 tacos (no tortillas! Yay!), sour cream
45 minutes walking, 30 minutes yoga
Again.....happy day. Big victory: out to dinner at mexican food with NO tortilla chips!
120 is my goal as well. I have trouble with sugar as well as flour. Even when you give up the main culprits they sneak in the back door, hidden in so many products. I'd love to offer you support and acountability. I keep trying to do 30 days of paleo but am finding it super hard not to slip up. Practise makes perfect.
Thanks for chiming in on my little adventure! Sugar addiction sucks! Though I have had a couple of good day, I dread the coming cravings, which usually happen for me around day 3 or 4 (today or tommorow). You are so right about things "sneaking in". Right now I am making all my own food so I know exactly whats in everything. Eating out becomes tough. I keep telling myself "You're in rehab, stick with it". Yes, lets do some mutual support! Do you have a journal? Maybe a daily check in? Maybe a 30 day challenge starting May 1st?
I do have a journal, it's a collection of restarts and new attempts. I love eating paleo so it shouldn't be so hard. With May just around the corner a 30 day challenge sounds great. It is alot easier when not eating out. I'll join you in rehab for May. Once we get 30 days under our belt it should become easy as the cravings will go.
ummmm Hi guys!! I'm pretty new to all of this and I was wondering if maybe I could join you on your 30 day challenge? I think it would really help me if I knew I was doing with other people
ps.What's an almond butter patty?!?!?!?! sounds dangerous lol
Mystic....alrighty, then we're on! Lets do it. No sugar and primal for 30 days starting the first!
Kookoomonnkey.....please join us. Maybe we move the challenge to another page? I'll have to figure that out.
My almond patties are like a peanut butter cup (kinda) but no chocolate or peanut butter, just almond butter. I mix 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup almond butter and 1/4 shredded coconut, melt it all together and pour into molds. They are super yummy, high fat, low carb and keep me from eating junk.
coffee + cream
Protien smoothie plus raspberries
chicken, slices red pepper, bone broth
2 almond butter patties
chicken breast, green beans, deviled eggs
**Michelob Ultra** notso Primal, but much enjoyed