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    Cool Primal Journal - Silky

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    Starting my journal. I started primal in May weighing 13st 1. (183lb) Lost 10lb in the first 4 weeks and felt great. Then work got crazy and I stared having the odd cheat, which led to the odd day of cheating which led to 2 months of less than optimum diet and not enough exercise.

    Good news, I only put on 3lb in all that time. So now I am 12st 7 (175lb) and back on the programme. Will be using this journal to keep me accountable.

    Don't know my body fat % but as i am 5'3 it's fair to say it's very high.

    I'm on a reducing dose of prednisone, currently taking 8mg a day, which causes weight gain, increases insulin resistance and reduces muscle strength. Hopefully will be down to a minimum maintenance dose soon. Maybe even come off it all together eventually.

    I just tried to do the primal blueprint fitness routine. I am so feeble it is scary! I cannot do ONE press-up even on my knees! Pull ups - ha! I can do 2.5 modified inverted rows (feet flat on floor, knees bent). Squats not so bad as they are an exercise I have done in the past.

    Food today.
    Breakfast, 1 egg, 2 sausages, 2 slices bacon, smudge of tomato sauce
    Lunch, 1 apple, 1 tsp almond butter
    Snack, 3 hard boiled eggs, dark green lettuce, 1/2 tsp butter, 2 tsp mascarpone,
    Dinner tonight will be roast duck leg, roast carrot, leeks, mushrooms, asparagus and broccoli.

    Had about 4 cups of black with milk today. Will work to cut down my caffeine intake.

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    What helped me to cut down the amount of coffee I drink is to switch from putting milk in it to putting cream or half and half in it. After the second cup I am pleasantly satisfied and don't feel like another cup all day.

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    Thanks! I am not sure what cream or half and half tastes like in tea. Might be a way to cut down if it isn't nice!

    I'm going to substitute some with herb tea and coconut. But I drink a lot of tea. I shock most British people with how much of the stuff i drink and that's saying something!

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    Just went for a fab 1.5 hr walk by the Thames. Feel really great. Ate a couple of wild blackberries on the way. Mmmmmm.

    Deeded today to start photo blogging my food again. It keeps me honest if i have to photograph it before I eat it. Have uploaded pic of my awesome dinner to my blog in signature. I can't believe the last entry was May 15th, wow that time really flew.

    Have decided that my first goal is to be no longer obese. I think i need to lose 7lbs to become merely overweight. Wish me luck
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    Sore today. Especially my upper arms. Those 2.5 inverted rows done under my sturdy dinning room table are making themselves known! I don't mind. It reminds me I'm on a lifestyle change. I wonder if I will I always feel muscle sore on my 'off days'.

    Day 3 back on the 'no sugar, no grains' plan and I feel good. Bloating has gone down and I'm in a great mood.

    MDA has changed me. I walk about 1.3 miles to and from the train station each day. Somedays I have a heavy laptop bag with me. Before I used to think "Oh no, it's so heavy". Now I think "Great extra strength workout!"

    B: 3 boiled eggs and butter
    L: beef chilli and small amount white rice. Raw tomatoes and cucumber
    S: apple and almond butter
    D: will be leftover duck from yesterday with salad
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    PB workout today. Woohoo!

    I'm so feeble, please don't laugh!

    Push up level 1 50, 40
    Inverted rows, pull up style, 2.5, 2
    Inverted rows chin up style 2(stopped due to weird pain in arms)
    Squat level 4 30, 20
    Overhead press 20, 9
    Plank level 1 90, 45, 45, 90, 45, 45

    None of the sets were done in one go. I kept having to stop for Breathers. Really need to work on my upper body stretch.

    Food today

    B. 3 eggs
    L. Tuna and salad
    S. Apple almond butter
    D. 2 beef burgers, carrots, lettuce, pepper
    Marscarpone, yoghurt 2 peaches.
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    Yay! Didn't feel sore today after workout. things are getting better.


    B: 3 slices bacon
    L: chicken soup, salad
    S: almond butter
    D: 2 beef burgers, 30g cheddar, lettuce, 2 tomatoes, 1 red pepper
    half mango, 3tsp greek yoghurt


    Desperate to weigh myself but holding off till Monday.
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    B: 2 beef burgers
    L: ham, chicken and salad
    D: beef, arrabbiata sauce, pepper, green beans, lettuce
    Half mango and Greek yogurt

    Did my measurements today. To think i've lost weight before taking these too! In inches

    Neck 14 1/4
    Chest 43 1/2
    under chest 36 1/2
    Waist 40
    Belly 43
    Hips 43
    Thigh L 25 R 24 1/4
    knee L 17 R 16 3/4
    Calf L13 1/2 R 13 1/2
    Upper arm L 13 R 12 3/4
    Lower arm L 9 1/2 R 10
    Wrist L 6 3/8 R 6 1/2

    It looks like i shold be a straight tube looking at these. But I'm not!
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    Silky

    Good going on the workouts. how many times a week you planning on doing them.

    Michael

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    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    Twice a week to start, then moving to every other day. My next goal is to do each full set of level 1 without stopping.

    I walk about 3 ish miles every day (need to measure it). And must get out on my bike more. Just going through a really busy stretch at work, and have 2.5 hour commute each day so exercise time is limited at mo.
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