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    Today is Day 1 for my PB journey.

    Why wait until Jan 1 when I can start today.


    Starting Stats:

    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 275 lbs.

    Waist: 46"


    Long Term Goals:

    Be as strict as possible with what I eat.

    No binge eating.

    Workout at least 3 times a week.

    Read something PB everyday to keep me motivated.

    Track progress in this journal.


    Short Term Goals:

    Lost two lbs a week.


    I know we should not care about what the scale says, but when goals are quantifiable they are easy to track.


    I am going to start by just eating healthy and then once I become consistent I will count my carbs.


    I look forward to being accountable for my health and tracking my progress with all of you.


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    Ooh, I like the "read something PB every day to keep me motivated"

    I should do that too. Most days I'm good but just as a little motivational boost


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    Good luck, AverageJoe! Soon we will be calling you LittleJoe.


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    Hey glad you started a journal! OMGosh if it wasn't for my body fat scale I think I would have given up. I've been lifting a lot of weights and it took a long time to get the scale moving in the right direction. Also, on fitday.com there is a place you can keep track of body measurements. I would recommend doing that. It's nice that there is a place to "hold" your information for you when you need to take a look back. I would have liked to loose 1 lb a week, but I can't. I think I'm too sensitive to carbs, so I have to spend a lot of time in Ketosis (IF'ing and weights) to really loose weight. But having that record I realized that I've lost 2 inches in my waist and an inch around my biceps, calf, and neck. I was just shocked! The scale is okay to have but I would get frustrated if it wasn't moving so I would suggest keep plenty of other things available to measure your progress. Take care!


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    Yesterday's meals and workout.

    (I know some of the food is not PB)


    -Liquids-

    3 cups of green tea

    1 cup apple cinnamon tea

    water


    -Food-

    18oz of yogurt

    Spinach Salad

    -baby spinach

    -cranberries

    -1/2 sliced apple

    -light raspberry vinaigrette

    2 Tbs of peanut butter

    handful of almonds

    orange chicken w/ green pepper

    sweet peas


    Workout

    30 min of weight lifting full body workout.


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    g2baker- I do have a body fat scale it is probably not accurate but I will take my starting point to track my progress. Thanks for the suggestion.


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    I don't usually comment on what people are eating, but I feel compelled to ask whether you were hungry yesterday? If my own meals were comprised of the fruit that you're consuming, I would crave carbs and feel starved all day. Just curious.


    For example, my foods yesterday were some hard cheese, chicken liver pate, couple slices of pork roast, and three patties of yummy pork chorizo sausage. And four green olives. I'm still so full, I think I'll IF until lunch today. If I'd added pieces of fruit and orange sauce yesterday, I'd be hungry now.


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    I did not feel too bad. I have to go to the store to pick up groceries so I am just getting by with what I have in the house. I am going to try and cut back on the fruit once I stock up on everything else. I did better this morning so far I have only had bacon and 2 cups of green tea. I plan on having a salad for lunch and will probably only add the cranberries.


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    Well the holiday weekend was a little rough. I did meet my goal to work out three days last week. My eating was overall not bad. I did slip up a couple times but nothing major in my opinion. I finally made it to the grocery store. So I now have some meat, vegetables, and some fruit.


    I picked up:

    chicken breasts

    bottom round roast

    bacon

    50/50/50 (baby spinach/baby romaine/baby leaf)

    carrots

    broccoli

    asparagus

    apples

    hummus

    orange juice

    natural PB


    After reading more on this site I will switch to making my own almond butter once I finish the PB that I bought. I know everything is not PB but I am working on it.


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    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification


    Yesterday


    -Breakfast:

    couple spoonfuls of PB

    2 cups of green tea

    -Lunch:

    salad w/ a few cranberries

    sliced apple

    1 chicken breast

    Post workout:

    glass of OJ

    vitamins (men's 1 a day/flax seed)


    Workout:

    Mondays are my weekly workout with a trainer.

    duration: about 1.5 hrs.

    full body workout and cardio.


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