TStreich Primal Journal
I decided to start a journal to help keep me motivated and on track. My Husband, Corey, and I have been Primal since May 25th, 2012. We are fast approaching our 2 month weigh in/measure date. The first month we lost several inches. I lost 5 3/4" and he lost 6 3/4". Most of what we lost was in our midsections. We feel better than we have in years and can see the changes happening.
I was a chronic dieter. I was always counting calories or points. We started our weigh loss journey together on January 2012 after I had dieted myself back up to 167.5 lbs and he was also unhappy with his weight. We started by joining a gym and watching our portions and gave up artificial sweeteners. That was going good until we kind of leveled out. Then we started counting calories and we started to see more progress for a bit and then that started to level out and we felt hungry. My husband asked our trainer what he suggested. He said go Paleo. He explained what it was all about to Corey and told him to go to MDA. Corey sent me a message at work saying he is thinking of trying this. I got on MDA and read about it. It just clicked and I said lets go for it. The next day we went primal and haven't looked back.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2008 and it really was controlling my life. When I gave up artificial sweeteners in Jan it made a big difference in my Fibro. When I went Primal it disappeared! Haven't had a flare in nearly 2 months. Which is amazing!!!! But sad to realize my fibro was self inflicted by what I ate and I had wasted so much time being in pain. But I just am concentrating on that fact it is gone and I am off all meds! I recommend this to anyone I know that has fibro!
We do the 80/20 approach. We find that works for us. Most days we are probably more like 95%. This last week or so we both were more laxed about it. But it is a new week and we talked about areas we have been getting weak in and are fixing that. Both of us snacked more than we should have and on things that were not paleo. Easy to fix. And we didn't work out like we normally would have. So this week those are goals to get back on track by less snacks and having paleo snacks, and back to our workouts. Life gets in the way sometimes but you have to deal with it and work around it not use it as an excuse. It is great having each other to keep us honest and motivated. This has been so fun doing together.
Today my menu:
Breakfast: 2 fried eggs and 2 pieces of bacon
Snack: Almonds (small handful) and coffee with creamer
Supper tonight: Steak with asparagus wrapped in bacon
I have my re assessment at the gym tonight to check my progress. I will enter the results tomorrow.
SW 155 CW 148 GW 135-140