I slept very soundly - and until 10:30! So a good 7 1/2 hours. I'm feeling more rested today than I have in a while.
GREAT friday success story today! I plan on being a success story someday - probably will not submit my story - but I will be one nonetheless!
Weight - back down to 189.4 YEAH! I've stopped eating bacon and eggs.......... I think it was just TOO much fat for my system. I know this WOE is all about eating lots of healthy fats --- but even mark says if you're trying to lose weight cutting out bacon is a good idea. I've been eating healthy fish or chicken for breakfast. This morning I fried salmon in butter -- YUMMO! My system has always hoarded every fat gram I've given it so I think I need to lessen the fat and increase the lean protein. My carbs are always under 100 - and normally under 50. So, more lean protein, and easy on the fat. I'll still cook with butter and olive oil --- but the bacon is going to have to wait until I get this weight off. I've successfully cut out the dark chocolate and the almonds as a daily indulgence. I have some of both on the boat - but we only go to the boat about twice a month - so I think having those treats there is safe --- they are healthy snacks - but high in calories and especially FAT. Lean meats, veggies, a little fruit............ thats my strategy. If I decide to do the wholeX thing --- I will probably not do the entire 30 days.
Okay......... let me analyze this a bit deeper. What do I eat that is NOT primal? the occasional cookie --- maybe once a month? The occasional ice cream --- again, maybe once a month. Rum and diet coke -- thats definitely not primal -- and I could do with LESS of it! The salad dressing isn't primal. or the ketchup. I have those maybe once or twice a week. I would have to say thats everything. So what do you think?? In the big picture that would probably put my ratio at about 95/5. I'd say I'm doing pretty good if thats truly the case. So maybe I should stop stressing over being MORE compliant. I'm doing really good and have greatly improved my diet over the past 9 months. We used to eat pasta or rice at nearly every dinner! breakfast was toast or oatmeal, lunch was a sandwich. I could go through a jar of peanut butter in a week! I'd say I've made some pretty good changes. No, I'm not perfect and will never be 100%. Life is too short to shy away from ketchup because it has sugar in it - or honey mustard dressing because its made with questionable oils.
Jenn - I have to agree with you on needing the structure and strictness of whole30. I think I fall somewhere in between the 80/20 and the whole30 mentality. The first is too lax and the second is too harsh! I really want to do the whole30 because I know it would help me lose - and get me used to staying away from some things are just not healthy for me ---- BUT, I don't know if I can actually stay committed to it 100%. A couple weeks ago I had said that I'm going to just do a paleo approach --- a bit stricter than primal, but not as hard core as whole30. I think thats probably going to be my safest approach to this. I'll stay with what I'm doing and see how things go with a bit less fat.
I also think the Armour is starting to do its job. I was back up to 194 a couple weeks back - and I'm under 190 today so its got to be that little pill -- cuz I'm not eating less calories or moving more.
Speaking of moving............ I'd better get to my day. I need to do a business deposit and go shopping for that darn casserole. And I won't be having any........... sad day.
1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
2. Eat to heal
3. Move to live
4. Embrace today
5. Live with intention
6. Respect my body
7. Cultivate joy
8. Find my passion
9. Meditate on peace in my soul