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    Jasmina's Primal Journal!

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    Time to hold myself accountable and dive into this headfirst! I promise to myself that I will not self-sabotage my progress. No more excuses or rationalizations for realsies!

    I will take measurements and pictures first thing in the morning tomorrow (9/13). I will continue to do so once every week. They WILL look better. I WILL improve. I will record everything I eat. I will record exercises and the details of the exercises that I do.

    My goal is to have visible abs. My motto will be "Abs? EZ!" I will repeat that motto whenever I want to stray from being primal.

    Alright, LET'S FSU!! (In a good way.)

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    I wish you luck

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    Thanks Dude!

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    9/12/11
    9am: Half cup of black coffee
    11am: 5 1inx.25in pieces of green bean candy from Taiwan (colleague brought in 'cause her mom was visiting) [Treat 1 of 3]
    6pm: Salad! Lettuce, onion, tomato, jalapeno peppers, yellow bell peppers and one baked salmon steak. Olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing.

    WOD: Rest/Move a lot slowly. I work in a lab so I'm pretty much on my feet all day.
    Last edited by jasmina; 09-14-2011 at 08:41 AM.

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    9/13/11 Measurements
    Weight: 135lbs
    Waist: 32.5in
    Hip: 27.5in
    Thigh: L:22in, R:22.25in
    Arm: L:10in, R: 10in

    I've been eating very primally for 2 weeks now, with 3 treats per week. Last time I went to visit my parents, Sept. 4, I stepped on the home scale and weighed 139lb. I was actually surprised at my weight this morning! Of course, this could be due to variations between scales but you know, small victories.

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    9/13/11
    9am: Half cup of black coffee
    12:30pm: Salad! Lettuce, onion, tomato, jalapeno peppers, and one baked salmon steak. Olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing.
    6:30pm: 30 Almonds
    8pm: Small baked salmon steak (Running out of food so need to ration! >_<) and mixed greens with olive oil and balsamic. Half cup of frozen berries and 2 tablespoons almond butter. Wanted to eat more almond butter but successfully resisted!

    WOD: Fit test. Can't do a pullup!
    Pushup - 16
    Pullup - 0
    Jump Squat - 20
    Shoulder press - 15
    Plank - 45sec
    L Plank - 56sec
    R Plank - 51 sec

    I wonder why side planks are easier for me than regular plank.
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    Abs? EZ! \_(ツ)_/

    My lifting goals!
    Bench press 135 lbs.
    Do 4-5 pull-ups with body weight or do one with an extra 10-15 lbs hanging from my waist.
    Squat 225 lbs.
    Deadlift 225-230 lbs - Done! New goal: 315-320

    Food Rules!
    1. Eat whole, natural foods ie. fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit.
    2. Target a 8hr eating window, 16 hrs fasting.
    3. 1600 calories MAX a day
    4. Minimum protein intake of 120g a day
    5. Love and nourish myself, not deprive and starve myself.

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    9/14/11
    9am: Half cup of black coffee
    12pm: Spicy szechuan-style fish soup made by mommy. It's not strictly primal - I'm don't know what sauces my mom puts in there but the majority of it is fish. I had about 8 pieces of the fish. 1in cube of gouda from when I sampled while grocery shopping.
    6pm: Salad! Lettuce, onion, jalapeno peppers, and one baked salmon steak. Olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing.

    WOD: 75 kettlebell swings with my makeshift kettlebell, which is an adjustable dumbbell with a 2.5lb weight on one side for me to hold and the rest of the weight on the other.
    - First 20 was done with 20lbs but was too light
    - Did rest of the 55 with 30lbs
    - Will up it to 40lbs next time.
    Abs? EZ! \_(ツ)_/

    My lifting goals!
    Bench press 135 lbs.
    Do 4-5 pull-ups with body weight or do one with an extra 10-15 lbs hanging from my waist.
    Squat 225 lbs.
    Deadlift 225-230 lbs - Done! New goal: 315-320

    Food Rules!
    1. Eat whole, natural foods ie. fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit.
    2. Target a 8hr eating window, 16 hrs fasting.
    3. 1600 calories MAX a day
    4. Minimum protein intake of 120g a day
    5. Love and nourish myself, not deprive and starve myself.

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    9/15/11
    8am: Half cup of black coffee
    1pm: Korean buffet for colleague's birthday! Foraged for lettuce, kimchi, kimchi daikon, green beans, shredded carrots, shredded cucumber, boiled spinach, bean sprouts, fried egg, and 7 fried yellow croakers or mackerals (don't remember which it was). Was quite stuffed at the end. The sauces and the fried fish could have been more primal but I tried my best.
    5pm: Treat [2 of 3] myself to 30 pistoles of Guittard unsweetened dark chocolate and 4 pieces of the ginger that came in Trader Joe’s Macadamias mix Gingerly with Cranberries & Almonds trail mix. Whenever I get trail mix I always pick the things I like to eat first. I think I ate all the macadamia nuts and ginger pieces in my bag already.

    WOD: Rest/Move slowly. Taught a class after work so was standing for another 4 hours.
    Abs? EZ! \_(ツ)_/

    My lifting goals!
    Bench press 135 lbs.
    Do 4-5 pull-ups with body weight or do one with an extra 10-15 lbs hanging from my waist.
    Squat 225 lbs.
    Deadlift 225-230 lbs - Done! New goal: 315-320

    Food Rules!
    1. Eat whole, natural foods ie. fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit.
    2. Target a 8hr eating window, 16 hrs fasting.
    3. 1600 calories MAX a day
    4. Minimum protein intake of 120g a day
    5. Love and nourish myself, not deprive and starve myself.

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    9/16/11
    8am: Half cup of black coffee
    2pm: Baked salmon steak plus salad. Didn't eat much of the salad though because the arugula was too bitter so I ended up eating all of the tomatoes and the snap peas I put in it.
    6pm: 25 almonds. 1 large avocado - ate half with soy sauce and the other half with coconut oil and sea salt. 2 zucchini with some salsa.
    8:30pm: The rest of my salad with some new additions: mixed greens, tomato, red onion, garlic, ginger, snap peas, zucchini, capers, and 4 large sardines from a can. Olive oil and balsamic dressing. 1 tablespoon of almond butter.
    10pm: Glass of almond milk.

    WOD: Rest/Move slowly.

    I took a two hour nap when I got home from work. Guess I was more tired than I thought I was. Problem is, when I'm tired, I try to find energy by eating but that doesn't work. Goal: to listen to my body and not to cravings. If I am tired, I will nap. I will not try to avoid the nap and snack on avocado.
    Abs? EZ! \_(ツ)_/

    My lifting goals!
    Bench press 135 lbs.
    Do 4-5 pull-ups with body weight or do one with an extra 10-15 lbs hanging from my waist.
    Squat 225 lbs.
    Deadlift 225-230 lbs - Done! New goal: 315-320

    Food Rules!
    1. Eat whole, natural foods ie. fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit.
    2. Target a 8hr eating window, 16 hrs fasting.
    3. 1600 calories MAX a day
    4. Minimum protein intake of 120g a day
    5. Love and nourish myself, not deprive and starve myself.

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    9/17/11
    Oh dear, today was most definitely a cheat day. I guess [3 of 3]. Went home to visit my parents and my mom hosted a family friend gathering for the Moon Festival that was earlier this week. Lots of amazing food items including unprimal ones.
    11:30am: Eggs, tofu, mushrooms, some peanuts
    Rest of the day: Baked salmon, smoked salmon, cauliflower and squid, lemonade made with honey, tapioca pudding, cream puffs, watermelon, chocolate, sponge cake, glass of red wine, homemade mooncake

    WOD: Rest. Man, I'm resting too much. Studying for a midterm should not be an excuse.
    Abs? EZ! \_(ツ)_/

    My lifting goals!
    Bench press 135 lbs.
    Do 4-5 pull-ups with body weight or do one with an extra 10-15 lbs hanging from my waist.
    Squat 225 lbs.
    Deadlift 225-230 lbs - Done! New goal: 315-320

    Food Rules!
    1. Eat whole, natural foods ie. fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit.
    2. Target a 8hr eating window, 16 hrs fasting.
    3. 1600 calories MAX a day
    4. Minimum protein intake of 120g a day
    5. Love and nourish myself, not deprive and starve myself.

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