I haven't written much lately because the last two posts I made suffered technical glitches and were lost.
Exercise: I lifted Monday and Wednesday, increasing weight on schedule. All the lifts feel like I can go a lot further before I plateau except for bench press. I swam Tuesday and will today too. I was well off my time Tuesday and struggled from lap 13 through lap 30, but felt really good after that and ended up swimming 46 rather than my normal 40. I had the energy to keep going, but I was starting to feel a little strain in my shoulder and decided to stop.
I'v been IFing every day this week. All good. The more I do it, the easier it becomes. At most, I feel a little hungry around 9 am, but then it passes, and I'm neither hungry nor lacking energy.
Food: Still very much on track. All week for lunch, I've been eating the chili I made with either a big salad or a big serving of of leftover greens.
Dinner Monday night was a repeat of the shrimp tom yum soup. I had everything I needed to make it, and it was yummy, so why not? Tuesday night was a chicken breast, 3 eggs, and some greens. Wednesday night was the same. The photo doesn't show the chicken. By the way, I've only started eating eggs over easy recently, and I still don't have the hang of cooking them, so they are a bit mangled.
I've been eating primal for 20 days now, and I feel great. I have so much more energy, and it is much more constant. I've lost 7 pounds just since starting primal! That's 26 pounds overall. I've also gained strength, endurance, and I've improved my conditioning. This morning I ran to catch the train, and I caught it no problem and wasn't remotely out of breath. I breathed heavier while I ran, but immediately went back to normal as soon as I stopped. Before I began my body transformation, I would have been sucking wind for a couple of minutes afterwards, feeling like I might pass out.
As an added bonus, last Friday, a guy who works on my floor (we are in different departments and don't work together but will chat at the elevator, etc.) commented on my weight loss!