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    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:
    W: 160.2
    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)

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    Added my food from yesterday to Fit Day to get an idea of percentages. Came out as:
    Grams Calories %-Cals
    Calories 1,306
    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.

    Today's info:
    W: 160.4
    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
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    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:

    W: 158.8
    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
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    W: 156.4

    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
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    W: 157.4
    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

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    W: 159.7
    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.
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    Didn't sleep very well last night....

    W: 159.2
    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.
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    I don't think the chicken soup was enough for me during the day.

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    W: 157.4
    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
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    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.

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