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Thread: Primal Journal of PrimalAli - Journey to my wedding day and BEYOND

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    So I'm new here. I was looking to change my eating habits & I'm delighted that I found the primal blue print. I want to lose some weight for my wedding in September but I also wanted to find something that I could stick to for after the wedding and hopefully a long time. I have tried weight watchers and the likes but I just never could stick to these diets. They just get boring after a few weeks of constant counting points.

    I said I would try primal for a week to see how it went, and boy has it went well I'm very happy to say that I am feeling great, have loads of energy and my skin is getting clearer. All this in just a week. I'm excited to see how I am after a month. Oh and I also managed to drop 4.5lb!! SUPER RESULT. I didn't even feel deprived and my cravings for carbs have diminished.

    I will check back here daily with my food and exercise diary and I'm hoping this will keep me motivated (not that I need it at the moment)

    I will log in tomorrow and start the journal.
    Last edited by PrimalAli; 05-15-2011 at 12:57 PM.

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    Feeling crappy today :(

    I was really hungry last night before bed and I woke up today feeling crap and with a sore throat. I was just having a look at my food intake for the past few days and realised that I was between 30g and 40g carbs yesterday. So maybe this is why I feel so crappy today. I have absolutely not energy which is a complete contrast with my energy levels the past few days. I think I will try and get my carb intake past 50g today and the rest of the week by eating some more fruit.
    I got my partner to try primal out also. He is on day 4 and finding it a bit tough. He likes to lift heavy weighs in the gym so I'm thinking maybe some sweet potato for him for added energy. Any other suggestions welcome
    Another concern I have is for my 2 kids. 2yr old girl and 10yr old boy. They are still eating all that processed crap. What am I to do for them? I feel really guilty about this after ready the primal blueprint book. I just want to do what is best for them.
    I will add my food intake at the end of the day. It is morning time here now in Ireland and I just started the day with some eggs and bacon and tomato, yummy in my tummy lol.

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    Oh and I forgot to add my stats to this:

    Bust: 40in
    Waist: 32in
    Hips: 40.5in

    Weight:
    4/5/11 - 11st 2lb
    11/5/11 - 10st 11.5lb

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    Day 10
    Breakfast:
    Scrambled eggs, bacon, grilled tomato.

    Lunch:
    Chicken & egg salad
    evo & vinegar dressing

    Dinner:
    My own Chicken curry
    - with chicken, peppers, onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, various spices, greek yogurt and coconut milk.
    - Cauliflower.

    Snacks:
    Raspberries and fresh cream
    Coffee and cream

    I also drank lots of water and green tea today.

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    Day 11 (posting this for yesterday)
    Breakfast
    2 eggs, 2 bacon

    Lunch
    Berries & Greek yogurt

    Dinner
    Steak, Onions, Mushrooms, Broccoli, small few sweet potato wedges

    Snack
    2 Glasses of red wine, Some cheese and pickled onions

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    Day 12 (day behind again lol)
    Breakfast
    Egg, bacon, sausage, tomato

    Lunch
    Berries Greek yogurt

    Dinner
    homemade burger
    salad

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    Day 13
    Breakfast
    Scrambled Eggs, bacon, green tea

    Lunch
    Egg and bacon again ( went to my mam's house and that is what she had made for a late breakfast so we had some of that for lunch)

    Dinner
    Roast chicken, carrots and parsnips mashed, cauliflower mashed.

    Treat.
    2 glasses of red wine, some 85% chocolate.

    I made some chicken stock from my left over chicken bones so I will have a yummy chicken soup to keep me going for a few days. Also my lovely man bought me a food processor so I will be able to make some proper coleslaw. The only problem I have is the mayonnaise. I need a good recipe for a primal mayonnaise. I ordered the cookbook with my primal blueprint book nearly 2 weeks ago. One arrived 2 days later but I am still waiting on the cookbook. So hopefully there will be some nice ideas in there.

    Tomorrow I will be upping my game. I will make sure that I get my daily walk in. I live in the country and there is a lovely 4 mile walk right on my doorstep that I never take advantage. The dogs will be delighted to be getting a good walk.

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    It's good to hear your first few weeks are going so well
    Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread17722.html

    F/49/5'4"
    Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
    CW: 146.8 lbs
    GW 140 lbs
    A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals

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    Thanks Belinda. I only wish I had found this earlier it would have saved me a load of stress and money from the fad diets that I tried.

    Day 14
    Breakfast
    Skipped

    Lunch:
    Tuna salad

    Dinner:
    Homemade chili mince beef, my guacamole and salsa, mashed turnip.

    Exercise:
    Raining heavy today so had to do with a fitness dvd and crosstrainer.

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    Day 15
    Woke up to another wet and miserable day outside but I decided to go for my walk anyway. I got soaked but hey its all part of the fun I am delighted now to have it out of the way for the day. I got a new yogalates dvd yesterday so I will do that later on when my daughter takes her nap. Still feeling extremely positive eating this way. I can't believe how tasty it is. My partner who was only going to try Primal for 7 days is on day 9 now! He started out by referring to it as "that weird diet" but now he is accepting that it isn't a diet but a lifestyle. He says he will eat carbs when he feels like it but I have a feeling that he will stick to it as he is feeling great. I just need to get him to read the book now and to understand the reasoning behind it all and we will be sorted.

    Food so far:
    Breakfast was late 11.30am
    2 boiled eggs, 2 bacon, 1/2 tomato, 4 mushrooms.

    Will update later when I have eaten more Weigh in day is tomorrow. I have a feeling that I won't be down any weight this week. But I don't care because I feel great anyway.

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