I'm 5"3" and will be 39 next month. I went grain free for a few months and lost 10lbs(starting 151), gained back about 3 and am now hovering at 144ish. I've decided to go full Primal and yesterday started adding in more fitness than just the yoga/pilates I have been doing.
Right now that consists of following the free Primal Blueprint Fitness e-book. So I'm doing Yoga/Pilates on M-W-F and the body weight exercises on T&Th and then doing some walking and raquetball playing in there as well.
I used to be in great shape. Was a firefighter for 10 years and trained a lot but then injured my knee, moved out of my response area and for the last six yrs have had a desk type job so gained quite a bit of weight. It seems I eat a lot and lately have been really hungry. I am finding that eating lots of protein really helps. I'm hoping it also helps with the fatigue I've been experiencing for the last year or so. I'm tired of being tired.
I have also concentrated on getting enough good fats. These are a bit hard for me since I'm a recovering vegetarian and as of yet do not eat a whole lot of meat. My main sources of protein come from eggs, fish and some dairy, mainly cottage cheese although I have found a nitrate free breakfast sausage I like and I've recently had ground beef and enjoyed it.
I've just started a journal in the forum just for that purpose and am keeping track of fitness and food there. Yesterday looked something like this...
Bullet Proof Coffee
3 eggs with breakfast sausage and cottage cheese
Boiled egg and strawberries
Salmon with veggies
Then I ruined it with 2 beers while out with friends and some dark chocolate. lol
I don't take any prescription meds. As for suppliments I take fish oil, D3, C and a multi. I also use herbs a lot with my cooking and drink herbal infusions almost daily to help support immune system and possibly boost any other issues I'm dealing with.
I hope that helps in some way. All the best to you on your journey!
Went grain free Oct 2011 and now Feb 2012, going for Primal.
SW: 151 CW: 144
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