I have been lurking on the site for a few weeks. Thought it was about time to introduce myself. I am a 39 year old elementary school RN near Houston, Texas. I have a 2 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. I am 4 feet 9 inches and I weigh 175 pounds.
I have been doing primal for 3 weeks (3 weeks tomorrow). However I have not had a steady weight loss. I lost 3 pounds the first 6 days...then nothing for 6 days...then 1.5 pounds in 3 days of very low carbs. Then I ate primal with sweet potatoes and carrots and green veggies, not paying attention to carbs, but did have raw milk and too much 85% dark chocholate. I did not eat grains (that I know of) until Tuesday when I ate the gluten free pepper steak and egg drop soup at PF Chang's along with some white rice. (I had some shooting pains in my abdomen for a day or so after that...I used to have those all the time but attributed them to c/section adhesions, scar tissue etc...apparently it is either the rice or the corn starch from the gluten free chinese food). This morning I weighed myself and I am actually 1 pound MORE than where I started 3 weeks ago.
I did read that someone here had gone 5 weeks primal before losing any weight at all...so I am not giving up. I really believe that this is the way to eat even if I dont drop a pound. But I am very frustrated. I read so many examples of the weight "just falling off." I would have thought that 3 weeks of no wheat and no processed foods would elicit more of a weight loss.
Looking for advice and encouragement.
Thanks so much!
It's just another day in paradise
As you stumble to your bed
You'd give anything to silence
Those voices ringing in your head
You thought you could find happiness
Just over that green hill
You thought you would be satisfied
But you never will-
Learn to be still