Chronicles of Primalia
I should have done this when I made the decision to commit to this lifestyle. I say this because the timing couldn't have been more erratic, with respect to my current situation. I've been staying with my folks for a month, and change; I won't be back in my regular stomping grounds on until the 12th of this month. This said, my parents have given me grief about my decision. They're still flabbergasted when I told them I eat six eggs a day. Just an hour ago, my mother told me I should limit to four a day, because they're not "healthy." I love, and respect my parents, but I can't wait to be back in Oregon, where I have more control over my food choices; I've been labeled as a picky eater (whatever that means).
I made the jump to primal back in late March, early April of this year. I was intrigued, at first, when my friend had a discussion with a lady regarding gluten-free items. I, then, talked to another friend - who also goes to the same gym the other guy, and I attend. This friend then directed me to Mark's site, and bought the PB on the spot. I really was intrigued by what Mark had to say, and had changed my paradigm - not so much to switch entirely, but made me question what I originally was healthy. I couldn't believe how things were night and day; I didn't need coffee that morning I woke up.
A few weeks after that, I had a dental appointment; there, they did a blood pressure reading, and it was 120/85 (supposedly normal). Fast forward to June where I flew down to visit my friends, and folks in Southern Cal. I had a blood pressure test done at my birthday party at a friend's house. It read 147/97. It dumbfounded me, but I kind of shrugged it off, thinking it was the odd food choices available at the party. Granted during the week before that day, I had gorged on cake, like nobody's business; this made me not miss cake, by the way.
I'm still getting grief from my folks. They've cited things about simplicity of life, as opposed to scanning food labels constantly - eat whatever was handed over. They then talk about how expensive it is; I did get defensive by saying how I don't spend on additional stuff like they did (ice cream, frozen items, prepackaged, etc).
Forward to today, and I sneaked a BP reader at the market, and it showed 158/103. I did get stressed out over my folks' argument about my food choices, and all that.
At the end of the day, I feel much better than I ever did, before; I've done the whole grain, low fat, lower protein already. I still remember the sugar, and carb crashes I've endured, especially when I worked five to six days a week, gorging on Subway. By the way, I no longer am a fan of the place, as I found their salads to be somewhat sub-par, contrasted against my own homemade solutions.
I don't have much of a "success story." But, I'll say I've dropped a few pounds of body fat I don't think I would have gotten off, had I not switched to Primal. Let's just say, after a few health scares when I tried out for the military, and border patrol; I decided I'd take control of my health in ways I didn't before.
I know it seems stubborn, but at this point of my life (I'm 30), I don't want to be prescribed any meds; and I've lost a lot of faith in most doctors. I figured, if I die, I die (another stubborn mentality, I know). But, this morning's readings has gotten me to think about logging what I've eaten, and really ensure my macros are in order.
Just established a fitday account. I'm liking what it has to offer, thus far. I know we're not about portion control, but logging things wouldn't hurt, right?
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