Adanac85's Primal Journey
Hello all on the forum - this is my attempt to be honest abut what I do eat and how much exercise I do. I started my journey about 2 days ago, so this will cover both days. Any feed back will be great.
Here's a bit about me: My current weight is 65kg, height 163cm. My build is closer to the mesomorph type than others and I can put muscle on very easily. My sports are climbing and biking (both road and cycling) and at least 2 weight sessions at the gym each week. The current programme is super sets.
My goals are to loose a bit of the belly fat that I seem to have accumulated and have a bit more energy for climbing.
Day 1: Food
bowl of fruit salad (not exactly paleo but it needed to be used up)
Left over roast chicken
some grapes and a nut bar (with sugary stuff in it)
chicken and prawn vietnamese salad
2 slices of 70% chocolate
climbing session (about 3 hours)
Day 2: Food
So today was a rest day after a pretty intense weekend and here is what I ate:
2 scrambled eggs
2/3 punnet of pancetta (salty I know but hey)
Left over chicken and prawn vietnamese salad (incl beansprouts, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, lime juice, fish sauce and chilli)
leftover roast chicken and home made gravy
dinner (ate out with a friend which was pre-arranged ages ago)
cajun chicken greek salad (left the cheese)
1/2 a fruit crumble - which i tried to scrape the crumble off of the fruit and picked at to keep my friend company while she ate her pudding
1 glass of red wine.
Very, very little as letting legs recover from 40k MTB ride on saturday and a shorter ride on Sunday.
So yesterday was a bit of a mishmash as I thought I was going to get a chance to go to the gym as well as climb (but I didn't). Hopefully will be able to make up for it today
3 boiled eggs mashed with small amount of pancetta and spring onion
2 small pieces of chicken mixed with mange tout, sweet peas, and red pepper with sesame oil
Snack pre climbing:
small punnet of seeds (from graze) and beef jerky
small amount of potato
1 pint of beer
2 pc 70% chocolate
about 3 hours of climbing. medium level of effort
Coolio - I'll bin the beans after this pack.
So here's my food for the day:
Fruit salad - pinapple, grapes and melon (still festering in the kitchen and the OH refuses to eat)
2 boiled eggs
black coffee w honey
2 small pieces of chicken
2 rashers of bacon
small handful of sunflower seeds
1/4 med butternut squash
handful of nuts (being bad!)
some other greens
3 pc 85%% chocolate
Feeling really bloated today and worried that i'm eating too much and not losing weight!
walked about 3 miles
Hey Adanac, how did that climbing session go? I've been feeling tired since I started primal (this monday) and my workouts have suffered. How is it going for you?
My workouts haven't been bad, but have just lessened in quantity. I figured that I shouldn't beat myself up over it and get used to the food first and then filter more workouts next week.
Think it will be monday: gym session (legs), tuesday road cycle; wednesday gym session/climb, thursday rest and friday gym session climb.
So yesterdays food:
1/4 squash with some nuts
small piece of gilled lamb and some chicken
handful of spinach
mange tout and some string beans
after workout snack
1/4 squash and some prawns
1/2 veg and 1/2 lamb balti
couple of bites of naan (actually didn't want more than that)
1 pint lager
super sets focused on back:
5 sets of Bar bell rows at 8 reps (20 kg) but probably need to lift more
5 sets of bw pull ups at 8 reps each
3 sets ez bar bicep curls at 10 reps 10kg
20 min turbo keeping heart rate between 140-160bpm
then climbing session
Bacon & Eggs
Carrot & some nuts
I wasn't feeling very hungry a bit hungry and knew there was a while to dinner so stocked up a bit.
Dinner (my treat meal)
Poached Salmon with dill mayonnaise served on bed of green beans
1 glass of sancerre
Beef stroganoff served on slice of toasted sourdough
roasted carrots & parsnips
1 glass Bordeaux and 1 glass cote du Rhone (I think)
Small slice of some generic tart thing
Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs
handful of copped spinach
3 florets of broccoli
2 bite sized pc of beef jerky
Post climb snack
a carrot and left over lunch stuff
hot & sour chinese veg soup (disgusting so didn't finish it)
beef w ginger and spring onions (again disgusting so didn't finish it)
2 x home made beers
1 glass of wine
bouldering x 3 hours
chest 32.5 inches
waist 29 inches
hips 36 inches
Would love to slim down a couple of inches! lets see if I do
Day 8: Adanac's Primal life
Been sleeping a bit funny this week - not sure if its the change of diet or other factors.
boiled egg with spring onion and a bit of pancetta fat
handful of spinach
some broccoli florets
1/2 punnet pancetta pieces
Beef burger (small patty)
1/3 x sweet potato in a hash w apple and onion
some kale w onion and sour cherries
2 roast carrots
It was a leg day at the gym - and once again I was the only girl in the weights section. Think the guys are starting to know me cause I only had a few funny looks rather than before when they all looked like they thought I was crazy.
I'm currently doing super sets:
5 sets of squats (8 reps) at 35 kg
5 sets of deadlifts (8 reps) at 32.5 kg
single leg lunges w 24 kg
20 min turbo (hr 150-160)
walk to work and back home again
Day 9: Losing the plot a bit with carbs
Yesterday was hard and I'm starting to crave carbs and dairy again. I did have a little dairy in the evening but have stayed far away from carbs, or rather I thought I was until I looked at the calorie breakdown in myfitnesspal. Apparently I'm getting equal carbs to protein ratio and still low on fat. This is really frustrating as I thought I was getting the idea by now!
Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong (other than the beer which is obvious)
left over beef patty with 4-5 asparagus and some broccoli. Was still feeling hungry so had 2 pieces of bacon as well. Black coffee w honey.
some left over roast carrots, sweet potato and kale. I can't remember if I had any protein - I must have!
Pre Crossfit snack:
boiled egg, boiled broccoli and some nuts
Post crossfit dinner
left over sweet potato; 1/2 avocado and boiled spinach/kale 1 carrot
2 spoonfuls of creme fraiche
1 bottle beer
Day 10: A bit of a rubbish day
...so yesterday was a bit of a rubbish day. Felt really devoid of energy and tired. Although that may be because I probably haven't been eating enough recently. I've started using myfitnesspal as a rough indicator of how much I eat and trying to remember to weigh my protein intake as I think it's a bit low.
2 boiled eggs
4 Asparagus spears
2 cups of coffee
Whole mixed nuts (small handful)
1/3 sm sweet potato
handful curly kale
sprinkle sour cherries
2.5 roasted carrots
Graze box spicy seeds
Graze Scandi Berries
8oz beef steak
small number of chips
So from this my ratio in calories were carbs/fat/protein 104:104:131 which I think is massively off; but I'm guessing that it will be part of the learning curve.
Lets try a new approach for Day 11!