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    Waking From My Carb Coma~~My Primal Journal

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    Where to begin. I don't want to go back to far and bore to to tears so let's just say that in 2001 i weighed at my heaviest 220 and that is a lot of me at 5'2. At my smallest in 2009 i was at 119. I made Lifetime at Weight Watchers. For the past year i have not been able to get back down under 130. I am at 140 now. It seems as if since my 46th birthday on Jan.1st i now have this tummy i can not get rid of and my hips are well hipper than in the past.

    I am a runner but to look at me you would not know it. I have run two half-marathons and a ton of 5-10k's. The past year i have ran in one race because i was so depressed about the way i looked. It has got to the point i don't even want to go out. I run at 5am so nobody will see my big butt bouncing...lol

    I also lift weights 3x a week. I use to be more into it but i have a shoulder injury so now i use lighter weights and do more bodyweight work.

    I have been eating low carb for about a week now. It was hard at first. I loved my oats in the morning but now i have a protein shake and mid-morning i have my egg white,apple cup i make in the microwave and my protein/flaxseed muffin.

    I want to get back to the old me. Running races and going out..living again. I have picked out two races in May. I am going to sign up to give me a gaol to work too. They are 5k's so i should be ok.

    Well i think that is enough for now. I need to start reading Mark's book...

    Thanks for taking the time to read..i plan on looking in a few journals later tonight..

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    Welcome. I hope primal goes well for you. Reading the book is the key. There is lots of good info here in the forums and also some crazy stuff.

    I hope you are not avoiding egg yolks. They are great for you.
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    Good Morning,
    Yes i am loving the book so far and i adore egg yolks.
    I am bummed this morning. yesterday was my rest day and stupid me i weighed myself and i am up to 141.

    I am feeling better since i dropped the dairy and starchy carbs from my diet but the weight thing is driving me insane.
    I am such a sugar addict. That will be the hardest thing for me to give up. I did yesterday start drinking plain water. I was putting those flavor packs in. I also read that spices not sauces were the way to go. So the honey mustard.light mayo is now gone.

    I am also cutting my running back to 3 easy miles. I saw in the book the weight lifting and i love that. The only problem is i don't have anywhere i can do pull ups..

    The other thing i can't get use to no calorie counting..

    Well time for my run..i'll be back later

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    Today's Workout

    Mileage- 3.05
    Time-36 minutes
    Pace-11:52


    Meal 1
    Protein shake 27g protein,70g blueberries

    M2
    Flaxseed/Protein Muffin(13g protein,13g flaxseed,one whole egg mixed,micro 90 seconds)
    Egg white/apple cup( 4 egg whites,80g apple cut up mixed in cup micro 2 mins

    M3
    Big salad
    Romaine,tuna,broccoli,banana peppers,egg,1tsp olive oil,vinegar,pepper

    Not to sure about the rest of the day....

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    Ok i have decided to do what i have seen called on here IF
    I am seeing how long i can go before i have my first meal.
    I am shooting for 11am
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    So today i have done a lot of reading in the forums. I have decided to try SPEED. I think the psychology part of the program will do me the most good.

    Calories today..well i did not track since i did put off eating until 11:30am. Funny i wasn't even hungry until then..it's it strange how we get into a patteren of just eating because it is a certain time of day. Tomorrow i will plan out my meals and stick to a plan
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    Today is Day 1 of 30 of SPEED. I read over the book last night and i have to say i an impressed. It really goes hand in hand with this program. I know change does not happen overnight but i really hope to make some improvements.

    Starting Measurements

    Hieght-5'2
    Weight-140.4
    Waist~at bellybutton~33'
    Hips~widest point~38'
    Upper Arm~10'
    Upper Thigh~23.5

    This is the most i have weighed since i was 220 back in 2001.

    The main thing i loved about the book was the psychological section. It really hepled me understand why i am eating like this and keeping myself from my goals.
    I loved the Compelling Vision and Future Self. I know this is something i can complete.
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    Today's Meals

    M1
    Hot Caramel Protein drink

    M2
    Flaxseed muffin, egg white omelete

    M3
    Big salad
    3c romaine,broccoli,tuna,peppers,mushrooms,1tsp olive oil,vinegar,1 egg,

    M4
    Same as Meal 2

    Meal 5
    Grilled chicken,broccoli

    Total-1222
    Fat-46.2g~32%
    Carbs-62g~20%
    Protein~151.8~48%
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    found your journal, good luck on the journey!
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    found your journal, good luck on the journey!
    Thank you for stopping by
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