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    Forgot to post this yesterday. Weekends are hard, because I'm not at work and in front of a computer!

    Whole30: Day 12

    Food
    B: None
    L: Artichoke heart and green olive MEATZA with bacon. Super tasty!
    S: Almonds, Grapes
    D: Almond flour coated chicken cutlet, coleslaw mixed with homemade Paleo mayo

    Hit about 1700 calories yesterday, and stayed under the 50g carbs.

    Exercise
    HR Training: 2mile run at 70% max heart rate
    Yoga
    Crossfit: 10 minutes: 1 thruster (75LBS), 200m run w/35LB dumbell, 2 thrusters, 200m run, 3 thrusters, 200m run, 4 thrusters, 200mrun, 5 thrusters, 200m run. Then time ran out. Suck fest!


    Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
    Not really...

    Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
    Check!

    Sleep
    Slept so much better. Like 10 hours. My body really needed it after barely sleeping on Friday night!!
    的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

    Army Officer by day.
    Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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    Not compliant today, but not letting it get me down!

    Whole30: Day 13

    Food
    B: Hamburger and broccoli quiche
    L: Spaghetti squash with bison meat sauce (never had spaghetti squash before. It was really good and filling!)
    S: Almonds, frozen grapes, homemade jerky (had to try it out, never made it before. Pretty good!)
    D: Almond flour Mug Cake, which led to buying ice cream. Damnit! But it happens.

    Way too many calories and carbs. Guess I can chalk it up to a carb/calorie cycling day and just learn better for next time. Still working on kicking that evening sweet habit.

    Exercise
    Recovery: 2mile slow hike with the dog

    Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
    It's raining/stormy in Texas this whole week. Thank God, cause our lawns need it!

    Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
    Check!

    Sleep
    Was in bed for 9 hours, probably slept 8 1/2. Feeling good! Thankfully that ice cream didn't mess me up.

    I have been thinking I may do a Whole60. Trying to be strict and help with weight loss anyway, but I really need to build that habit and bust this sweet tooth and my binge tendancies. Only thing that's really missing anyway is the cheese.

    Back to the grind of the workweek. I should be looking forward to Friday because we have a military ball, and my dress should be coming in the mail today or tomorrow, but Friday starts the Crossfit Games and I'd really much rather be watching that online! But that's what I'll do on Saturday and Sunday
    的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

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    Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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    Hi Cass, very new to primal but reading your journal has really given me a boost to try and go for it.

    Just wanted to say dont beat yourself up so much, I understand that you really want to notice the difference but good things take time. Try not to do too much either. Just going and staying primal seems like a massive commitment, maybe trying to hit all the targets of the whole30 at the same time is a little much... Kinda like all the people who give up smoking, drinking, vow to lose weight and exercise more all on January 1st every year. One thing at a time makes it all mich easier

    Best wishes
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by siliconwombat View Post
    Hi Cass, very new to primal but reading your journal has really given me a boost to try and go for it.

    Just wanted to say dont beat yourself up so much, I understand that you really want to notice the difference but good things take time. Try not to do too much either. Just going and staying primal seems like a massive commitment, maybe trying to hit all the targets of the whole30 at the same time is a little much... Kinda like all the people who give up smoking, drinking, vow to lose weight and exercise more all on January 1st every year. One thing at a time makes it all mich easier

    Best wishes
    Tom
    Hi Tom! Thanks for stopping by And if I can be ANYONE's inspiration for giving Primal a go, then I am super happy!

    I've been on this Paleo/Primal thing for about a year, but had a lot of ups and downs based on a lot of personal stuff that was going on. I definitely let all of my problems become excuses for eating poorly. Now I'm back on track after a lot of personal growth and reflection.

    I absolutely feel 100% better when eating this way, so I hope it works out for you too!
    的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

    Army Officer by day.
    Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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    Whole30: Day 14

    Food
    B: Bulletproof coffee (2 TBSP butter, 2 TBSP coconut oil)
    L: Fast
    S: about 10 almonds
    D: Fast

    Was trying to do a 24hour fast from breakfast to breakfast, but got a little hungry before my workout and had a few almonds.

    Exercise
    HR training: 2miles at 70% max heart rate
    Extra: 2mile slow walk
    Crossfit: 12min AMRAP: 28 front squats buy in (75LBS), then 10 situps, 2 wall climbs, 15 SDHP (53LBS). Did like 3 rounds. Was rough, definitely felt the fasting effects, or maybe it was just a Monday. Followed by 5 x 200m sprints. Boo.

    Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
    Rainy!

    Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
    Check!

    Sleep
    About 8 hours. My roommate just got back home yesterday, and she had PT this morning and her puppy just howled from about 0545 until I got out of bed at 0615. I hope he stops that, because it is annoying!

    Only ate 100 calories since breakfast yesterday morning, so I am excited for breakfast today! Will try to add in a fast once a week.
    的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

    Army Officer by day.
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    Another day down! Everything is going really well, and I'm happy about that! Although I did have some drama from my ex-boyfriend yesterday, but I don't let it get to me. Maybe one day he'll wise up and either appreciate me, or stop half-ass trying!

    For work today, we're going to to Italian at lunch for a farewell. I am probably going to try and get out of it because we went out to eat yesterday, and I just don't want to try and find something to eat again, especially at an Italian place!

    Whole30: Day 15

    Food
    B: Hamburger and broccoli quiche, one piece of homemade jerky
    L: Hibachi for lunch - got steak,no rice, double veggies. Not sure exactly what oil they cooked in, but it looked like butter or lard. Wasn't coconut oil, but it wasn't gluten either! All my coworkers got no veggies, double rice. I looked so funny with a big pile of veggies, but I was the only one not saying "man, I need a nap" after the meal!
    S: Almonds, one piece jerky, a few frozen grapes
    D: Grass-fed hamburger, frozen grapes

    Exercise
    30minutes of the spin bike

    Crossfit: Deadlift (find 1RM) - got 225LBs, which is the most I've ever done! Added 50 pounds to my deadlift in the last six months. Yay! WOD: 21-15-9 Thursters (65LBS), Wallballs (45LBS), jumping pullups. Finished in 15:22. I beat the other 3 girls that were doing the workout! I always feel good when I am not the last person!!

    Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
    Cloudy still....

    Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
    Check!

    Sleep
    Slept like a rock for 9 hours, but woke up still tired. Maybe my body is a little worn out from Crossfit the last two days.

    Was feeling a little munchy yesterday afternoon. We used to have a big candy jar at home that I would fill up every two weeks from Sam's Club. Well, I decided to make a change (I wasn't eating the candy anyway), so I filled it up with pistachios and dry roasted almonds, so I have eaten a few more nuts than normal lately. I ate like 10 on Monday, and probably a whole serving (30) yesterday. Don't think I was really hungry, but I wanted to munch on something.
    的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

    Army Officer by day.
    Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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    Don't have but a minute to post this. Headed out to escort a General around all day today, but wanted to make sure I got this posted. Yesterday wasn't great, but it happens.....

    Whole30: Day 16

    Food
    B: Hamburger and broccoli quiche
    L: Almond flour chicken, roasted brussel sprouts
    S: Almonds, one piece jerky
    D: Popcorn at the movies, and some ice cream (was having cravings for sugar like nobody's business)

    Exercise
    Rest day

    Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
    Cloudy still....

    Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
    Check!

    Sleep
    Only slept for about 6 hours last night, because I had to pick up the General last night at midnight. Hope I can make it through the day without being too tired!

    Not hungry at all this morning. Will probably do another fast day today.
    的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

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    Well I had a few days where I fell off the wagon, so to speak. So I decided to start my Whole30 again and see if I can't finally make it through one! What is ironic is that this weekend I was watching the Crossfit Games both days, and eating poorly. If that's not ridiculous, I don't know what is! But hopefully I can make it through this 30 days and finally kick these sugar and carb cravings/binges.

    Whole30: Day 1

    Food
    B: Hamburger and broccoli quiche, V8 tomato juice
    L: Almond flour fried chicken, coleslaw mix with homemade Paleo mayo
    S: Almonds, beef jerky
    D: Egg with homemade Paleo mayo

    I am trying something new out to see if this works better. A bigger breakfast, bigger lunch, medium sized snack, and then a small snack for dinner. I always get home from Crossfit at like 830pm and don't want to eat a big dinner (nor am I hungry too), so I thought a smaller dinner with bigger other meals may help. I think it did, was pretty satisfied all day long.

    Exercise
    HR training: 2 miles at 70% max heart rate
    Crossfit: a couple sled pulls around 250-300lbs (crazy!), WOD: 21-15-9 situps, ground to overhead burpees w/10kg plate, then 9-6-3 kettlebells swings (35LBS), pullups. Finished in about 7:40, which was the second fastest of the class! Whoohoo! Even if they were jumping pullups

    Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
    Nope.

    Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
    Check!

    Sleep
    Was in bed for about 9 hours, slept probably 8 1/2. Slept like a rock, I am sure my body was tired from the workout!

    I am really hoping that I can make this my WOE for life, I am just not sure why it takes me so much difficulty to commit. Why do sugar and wheat have to be so yummy?
    的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

    Army Officer by day.
    Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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