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    Day 20 - 20.Jun.12

    It's been a rather busy week, which is why breakfast has been smoothies, lunch has been Whole Foods salads and I haven't been posting timely or commenting on other threads. Though I am doing (I think) better at incorporating vegetables into to meals / snacks.

    SLEEP
    7 hr, alarm

    FOOD
    B - Smoothie (1 egg, strawberries, raspberries, banana, coconut milk) | Bacon
    L - [top photo ↓] Whole Foods Salad (mixed greens, bacon, carrots, boiled egg, blue cheese, cranberries, mushrooms, broccoli, green onion, walnuts) w/ Balsamic vinegarette
    D - [btm photo ↓] Salmon w/ bacon & Beurre Blanc | Broccoli, mushrooms, peppers & onion
    Snacks - Apple | Banana | Aged Cheddar | Smoothie (2 eggs, 2 carrots, banana, strawberries, raspberries) | Prunes

    EXERCISE
    1 hr walking (0 barefoot)

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - N

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    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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    Hi DashFire!

    Still loving your food photography! I have nothing else, just wanted to post something on your journal so you wouldn't feel lonely here.

    I am taking your advice, and will try subscribing to threads - thanks.

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    Day 21 - 21.Jun.12

    SLEEP
    8.5 hr, no alarm

    FOOD
    B - Smoothie (2 eggs, banana, strawberries, raspberries) | Bacon
    L - [top photo ↓] BAS (Mixed greens, salmon, bacon, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, blueberries, pecans, aged cheddar) w/ Balsamic Vinegarette
    D - Filet Mignon [btm photo ↓], carrots, cucumbers, aged cheddar
    Snacks - Pork Rinds

    EXERCISE
    1 hr walking (0 barefoot)

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - N

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    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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    I'm telling you, you and Ecks should have a cooking contest. I volunteer to be the "judg".

    So how are you feeling overall? Noticing any differences in your body, your mood, your clothes?
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    Day 22 - 22.Jun.12

    SLEEP
    7 hr, alarm

    FOOD
    B - Smoothie (2 eggs, banana, blueberries, carrots, strawberries, raspberries) | Bacon
    L - [top photo ↓] BAS (Mixed greens, filet mignon, bacon, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, blueberries) w/ Balsamic Vinegarette
    D - [btm photo ↓] Filet Mignon, aged cheddar, carrots, cucumbers
    Snacks - Pork Rinds | Smoothie (1 egg, coconut milk, banana, raspberries, strawberries, cinnamon)

    EXERCISE
    [rest]

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - N

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    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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    Week 3 - Week in Review

    Nutrition: Aside from still struggling to incorporate vegetables, my meals are becoming a blur. I look back at the pictures and think... "ohhh, that looks good. Now when did I eat that?" Which I actually take as a positive sign, because me eating well and primally is not something noteworthy, but rather turning into an everyday thing. Still just focused on sticking to primal foods and not messing with calories or macronutrients. It's frustrating honestly because I'm analytically inclined, but aside from Day 15, when I got paranoid that I was WAY off base, I'm holding to that until after the first month.

    Fitness: Still lots of walking and had a great time playing beach volleyball on Day 16. I'm already finding I want to be more active recreationally (specifically in a social context, which is new). Couple buddies asked me to hang out next week, I said yes, but that we have to do something active...suggested tennis to one and ultimate to the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    So how are you feeling overall? Noticing any differences in your body, your mood, your clothes?
    Overall, I'm feeling well, but also know once I get the sleep situation under control, I'll be feeling even better. Honestly, I'm trying not to be bummed that I really don't see any change in my body or fit of my clothes. But, while weight loss would be great, it's not my specific goal for the first month. Eating primal and develop habit of activity is. So, I just keep telling myself, it's a long process and I'll go into fat burner beast mode soon enough. As for my mood...as best I can tell it's largely unchanged. Though I am finding myself a bit more patient and confident lately. So that's nice.

    Best part of the week: Beach volleyball, (re)discovering Pork Rinds and attempting Judg Fudg.

    Worst part of the week: Me continuing to be utterly lame about sleep and vitamins.

    Main goal for next week: EXERCISE ROUTINE // So after two weeks of sleep as my goal, it's just time to (unsuccessfully) move on. This week, it's to set-up a bodyweight exercise routine (probably from You Are Your Own Gym) and do it two days. // Sidegoal - Buy a new scale to start weighing myself starting in Week 5.
    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Hi there,
    Nits I can pick about your diet : Peas are not Primal. They are a legume (use up the fridge stash but don't make them a staple).
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    While they shouldn't be a staple, they are immature and low in lectin, and Mark has a post about eating them

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    Hang in there. I totally suck at the the sleep thing. Have you noticed the time on this post?? This is normal for me. I think I will have to start a month-long project titled "Go the F*** to Sleep!".

    Which, by the way, is the exact title of a book written by Adam Mansbach that is currently making a huge splash with parents of young kids... if you get it in audiobook, Samuel L. Jackson will read it to you...

    Oh god, I could never own a scale, but you know what you need. You are a much braver, and self-admittedly, more analytical than I. My "weight" I am measuring by the notches on my sturdy leather belt - which means that weight doesn't mean as much to me as inches lost around the pudge, and for that my belt serves nicely.

    I started Primal as an experiment from May 1 to June 16 to lose a bit for a high school reunion. A week before the reunion, I announced to the family that I would extend this experiment to Labor Day because I liked what I was experiencing. So, at least until then, I will be checking here to read your journal.

    As an aside - since you said you are analytical - do you perhaps have studies / work in any of the sciences? My hubby is a big numbers guy and he was a chem major - currently doing computer programming for an environmental consulting company. I call him the Excel King. This is the same dude who, a few years back, tried to do a cost-benefit analysis on our bitty home garden because he felt I was spending too much on gardening seeds / stuff and not getting enough produce to show for it.

    Sending good karma your way...

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    Sleep is such a challenge for me. I can lie awake for hours, even when I'm not stressing about things. Even as a child, I thought it was normal to take 30-60 minutes to fall asleep.

    Summoora, good info about peas. Thanks. I don't plan on making them a staple, because I've never been able to stomach them unless they're only cooked very lightly, but it's nice to know I don't have to flee in terror.
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    Day 23 - 23.Jun.12

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    So after a few days of doing better with veggies, Day 23 was almost devoid. Also my body was not at all pleased, whether from lack of veggies, the HFCS in the ketchup, or perhaps the Gouda. Worst IBS issues since starting Primal. Need to find sugar free or at least non-HFCS ketchup. Though on the plus side, I'm back to eating strawberries (in moderation) without much itchiness.

    SLEEP
    8 hr, no alarm

    FOOD
    B - Smoothie (egg, blueberries, carrots, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, coconut milk)
    L - [top photo ↓] Hamburger w/ gouda, carrots, lettuce
    D - [btm photo ↓] Meatloaf Muffins (turkey, beef, eggs, milk, dijon, peppers, onion, pork rinds, spices) & way too much ketchup | Strawberries
    Snacks - Pork Rinds | Prunes | Broccoli w/ pesto

    EXERCISE
    [rest]

    OTHER
    Vitamins - N | Sunlight - Y | Cold Shower - N

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    Last edited by DashFire; 06-25-2012 at 10:21 AM.
    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

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