back to 154.8, yay! measurements are looking good, too. I lost more on my calf in the last three weeks than in the previous 11 months since BabyGrok's birth! I can actually see my very defined calf muscle that's been hidden in there all this time.
I've been thinking about why some of us really struggle with continued bloating, cravings, etc., even after going primal, for months and months and months. I mean, I see so many people basically say, "Oh, grains are bad! Cool! Done!" and instantly they lose the weight, have tons of energy, and most of the struggles are done, and fruit is no big deal for them. Others of us have lots of initial health gains, but the energy is elusive (but makes occasional appearances, unlike the total dearth of it before), the bloating recurrent (but not constant, as before), and we just keep fighting b/c we KNOW we're not going back tot he way it was before.
My working theory is that it may have to do with antibiotic history (or other serious gut-flora-damaging experience). My sugar craziness absolutely ramped up when I went on lots of antibiotics for recurrent infections over the course of 3-5 years (a new course every other month in the last year or two of it). I'm thinking that the gut damage is why it's so hard for me, but so easy for folks like DaddyGrok, who just went, "no grains? cool. done." and instantly lost 10 lbs of belly roundness, which was literally the only thing he had to lose, since he's always been under 10% body fat. No struggles. No recurrence as long as he stays off the grains (like, it came back for a few days after Thxgiving, and is gone again).
It seems like women have the struggles so much more. Could it be that we are much more prone to antibiotic use in adulthood, b/c of UTIs & mastitis? dunno.
1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
Breakfast - 3 eggs in 1T CO.
Lunch - lunch meat, small sweet potato w/ lots of butter
Dinner - smoked brisket, peppers & shrooms in butter, salad
Snack - big progressive party, ate whatever non-grain stuff I could find. I'm sure I had some non-primal stuff in there somewhere. Had some dessert at the end. very, very full! I ate a full dinner first so I wouldn't go nuts, though, and it worked.
2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
3. Lift heavy things.
pots full of broth!
4. Run really fast once in a while.
5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
6 & 10. Play & think.
no. but I did enjoy my nice day at home doing household stuff with my family.
8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.