Well, I decided to bite the bullet and start my official Grokette journal!!
I am a soon-to-be-bride trying to kick my own a$$ into shape for my wedding (and more importantly honeymoon)! I am not significantly overweight, I am only trying to lose about 20 pounds and gain some muscle. I want to feel proud and confident when I walk down the aisle! My fiancé is joining me on this journey, which should make life a little easier during meal time. He is in shape and looks great, but has some health problems he is trying to correct through a primal lifestyle.
My fiancé and I started eating primal just before Christmas, but indulged in sugary crap way too much from Christmas to New Year’s. We got back to our new normal way of eating – primal – on January 3. When we started primal back in December, I went through the low carb flu pretty badly, and dropped about 4 pounds in the first week. However, since starting it back up in the last couple of weeks, I haven’t dropped a pound. I have been hovering around 160 (give or take 2 pounds), and I am getting somewhat frustrated.
I know that a journal will help keep me accountable in my food choices, and I hoping for some inspiration and guidance from the rest of the primal community!
Here it goes…my menu today:
B: 2 egg bake ‘cups’ (eggs, spinach, onions, smoked gouda and bacon in muffin cups) and some leftover salad from yesterday’s dinner
L (planned): 2 bowls of homemade chicken soup
D (planned): taco salad with avocado and tomato
Exercise: 45 min walk (unfortunately on the treadmill, the windchill is about zero degrees right now)
Added my food from yesterday to Fit Day to get an idea of percentages. Came out as:
Grams Calories %-Cals
Fat 92.4 820 63 %
Saturated 36.5 324 25 %
Polyunsaturated 6.9 61 5 %
Monounsaturated 37.3 329 25 %
Carbohydrate 23.7 90 7 %
Dietary Fiber 11.9
Protein 94.7 393 30 %
Alcohol 0.0 0 0 %
I realize that Fit Day isn't always very accurate, but it was nice to get an estimate.
B: none - green tea
L: more chicken soup
S: marinated olives and artichokes
D: pork tenderloin with cilantro pesto (about 5 smallish pieces), dont know how much sauce (too much), and about 2 or 3 cups of roasted broccoli
Last edited by Coach15; 01-20-2012 at 08:00 AM.
Woohoo!!! 1.6 pounds down!!
Didn't feel super great yesterday, had a bit of a headache and was a little nauseous. I don't think the chicken soup was enough for me during the day.
Tried the bulletproof coffee this morning. Definitely filled me up - not even thinking about food! Not too jittery either, which I would expect after coffee and coconut oil.
Anyway...planned for today:
B: 1 large mug of bulletproof coffee
Late Lunch: grilled veggie salad w/ hardboiled eggs, chicken, and olive oil & red wine vinegar
Happy Hour: 3 glasses of red wine
D: blackened grouper w/ baked sweet potato fries
Last edited by Coach15; 01-21-2012 at 07:34 AM.
Was surprised to see the scale down today since I had a higher carb day than I normally do yesterday! Tonight I am going out to dinner to a new restaurant, and am going to try the 80/20 rule.
B: bulletproof coffee
L: 2 eggs w/ wild boar bacon
D: 2 glasses of wine, duck fat fries, bone marrow, pork sausage papardelle, roast chicken, german stout cake
Last edited by Coach15; 01-22-2012 at 02:04 PM.
B: green tea
L: tuna w/ mayo, avocado, tomato, spinach, and a little leftover cilantro pesto
S: a few almonds and 1/2 avocado sprinkled w/ salt, pepper, and cayenne
D: braised short ribs w/ mashed cauliflower and smoked gouda
B: bulletproof coffee (been making 1 cup with 1T coconut oil and 1T butter) - not as full from it today as I was the first day
L: leftover short rib/a few olives
D: thyme & lemon roasted chicken w/ fennel, onion, and carrot
4 sprints of 40s-1m.
Last edited by Coach15; 01-23-2012 at 02:35 PM.
Didn't sleep very well last night....
B: bulletproof coffee - increased the coconut oil to 2T and butter to 2T
L: leftover chicken and a side salad w/ hb egg and olive oil/balsamic
D: fage total (maybe 1/2 or 3/4c) w/ some frozen peach slices
Did not feel well at all tonight so couldn't stomach most food. Just had some yogurt and ended up feeling a little better.
Last edited by Coach15; 01-25-2012 at 06:54 AM.
I don't think the chicken soup was enough for me during the day.
B: one "breakfast bar" - egg, sausage, parsley, salt & pepper
L: tuna w/ mayo, tomato, and avocado
S: pulled pork
D: veal meatballs in gorgonzola sauce, ribs, skate wing, 1 tuna tostada (out to dinner - small plates); 2 glasses of wine
Last edited by Coach15; 01-26-2012 at 08:14 AM.
Didn't weigh in this morning
B: green tea and 1 breakbast egg/sausage bar
L: gyro without the pita
D: steak w/ shitaake mushroom and truffle butter sauce, with roasted broccoli on the side
arm and leg weight lifting; 3 mile walk
Last edited by Coach15; 01-26-2012 at 02:07 PM.