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    How to Use the Primal Blueprint Journals Forum

    This forum is the place to make your own personal Primal Blueprint health challenge public. Define it, make it public and commit to a healthier lifestyle.

    Then start your own "Primal Challenge Journal" to track your progress over the next 30 days and beyond.

    To start a "Primal Journal" just begin a "New Thread" in this forum, Primal Blueprint Journals. Make the Topic Title "Primal Journal (your handle/username)".

    For example, mine would be:

    Primal Journal (Mark Sisson)

    Here are some great examples of forum users keeping journals:*

    Here are some ideas on what you could include in your journal:

    1. "Dailies". Simply list the Primal meals you've eaten throughout the day to track your own progress and to share your choices with other Grokkers.


    Day 10: Primal Food Intake Today:

    B: Eggs + Spinach, Peppers, Onions, 2 strips of Bacon

    S: Almonds + Green Tea

    L: Beef Patty w/Lettuce, Tomato, + 1 round slice of pineapple

    S: Almonds + Green Tea

    D: Beef Stir fry w/Red Onions, Yellow Peppers w/Mixed Greens + Sunflower seeds

    2. Exercise routine

    Add "WOD" to your "Daily".


    WOD: 100 burpees for time (10 min. 10 sec.) and walked for about an hour around neighborhood

    3. Any other musings regarding your challenge, your choices and achieving your goals.

    Let's Get Primal!
    Last edited by Mark Sisson; 09-20-2010 at 09:05 AM.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2010

    First Day on the Challenge

    This AM I went out for a run/walk - 3 miles. Followed by a Pilates Mat Class.

    Not hungry throughout the day. Had a handful of Wasabi Wow nut mix from Trader's Joe's. Followed by pecans (about 1/4 cup.)

    1 egg with 3 tablespoons egg whites, mushrooms, turkey and a couple of no-nitrate bacon.


    Oh! Plus 2 cups black coffee in the morning.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Day 21: Am just now starting my Primal Journal. I think it will help me stay in tune with what I'm doing on a daily basis and connect me to other Primals. My significant other is willing to eat the meals I make (the Primal way) but is not interested in cutting grains/sugars/processed foods from his diet, so he adds what he wants. Makes it a bit challenging but I can do this!!

    B: Skipped breakfast today. I had slept in and wasn't hungry till noonish. Had four small conventional sausage patties and a cup of reg coffee with a little whole (conventional) milk.

    D: A grilled chicken thigh, skin on, baked fresh asparagus with garlic salt and a big salad with evoo. And another cup coffee/milk. Taking leftovers for lunch tomorrow

    I'm about to go walk our two dogs and then I will try my hand at rowing sprints for the first time. I only started PBF two days ago and am excited to see improvements in my body composition and strength!

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    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    I have been fascinated by this ever since I started reading it about a month ago. I started reading Primal Blueprint and have come to the conclusion that this well researched tome really calls to me. Due to my diagnoses of Diabetes Type II about a year ago, I was already seeking to lower my carb intake, but had not done it seriously. Reading about the severe reduction in carbohydrates in this diet really seemed to make more sense than the casual lowering of carbs offered by my diabetes educator.

    Off I went and I want to say it was very easy. I live alone and getting rid of all the crap in my fridge and cupboards was easy. Most of it was already gone. Eating fruits and nuts and veggies, and in particular meat is very easy. I feel sooo much better. No more bloated stomach, no more feeling so tired, better sleeping, more energy. I have really enjoyed it. In addition I don't have the hunger pangs I once had in the afternoon. I look forward to cutting my fruit and veggies at work, and eating my mix of nuts.

    Exercise has been the hardest. I just don't get it done as often as I should, my feet and knee often hurt and bones ache. SO getting out there often results in an achy body afterwards so therefore I often limit my exercise or don't do it at all.

    By the way, I am a fifty year old who has added 50 pound onto my 6'2" frame in the past seven years. I had ballooned up to 324 pounds at my peak and am currently at 305. My goal is to get down to 205 in the next year. 100 pounds of weight loss, combined with lean muscle mass and increased energy will undoubtedly improve my quality of life.

    Did I tell you that the women I date owns a comfort food and pie restaurant, if it wasn't difficult enough! But she is the most encouraging of all and frankly pie no longer interest me.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    My Primal food today:

    B: Nothing
    L: Spinach salad with Balsamic vinaigrette (included a green apple and beets), Iced tea,
    s: Nut mixture of walnuts, almonds and pistachios (small handfull)
    D: Salad with chicken... (planned)

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    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    This forum is the place to make your own personal Primal Blueprint health challenge public.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    West Palm Beach, FL
    hey StartingOver,

    I saw your post and had to reply because of our very similar situations. My wife loved the three meat chili I made last night, and is all for veggies in butter, but won't cut out grains/sugars/processed foods from her diet. I walked our two dogs this morning and did my first weight training session (since Dec.) yesterday afternoon. I've been reading about PBF several days ago, and am just now getting started whole hog. One thing caught my attention in your meal log, grilled chicken thighs with skin on. In some blogs I read "eat lean meats etc." So if that's the case, why leave the skin on the thighs? Just curious if you have the answer.

    Good luck to both of us, Palio on!

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    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    United States
    DAY 1! Jan 8, 2013

    Very, very excited to go Primal! Have been reading and researching for about 6 weeks and decided today was the best time to start now that holiday season is over. I am in great shape, exercise 4-6x week including weight training and plyometrics, but injured my back in late-August which has caused sleep deprivation, fewer workouts, and discomfort; however, I am envisioning healing and health for my back now and it does seem to be getting much better. I just finished reading "The Secret" so I've decided to live my life by the Law of Attraction. For a week now I've been saying to myself, "I am thin, I weigh 137lbs!" instead of my usual, "OMG, I'm getting fat!".

    My friend and I decided to have a contest to see who could lose 10-lbs by late February, so this morning I jumped on my scale and then almost fell off. I've gained 20-lbs in 2-yrs! So now my goal is really to lose 20+-lbs not just 10-lbs.

    Here are my measurements as of this morning:
    Age: (almost 43, one week out)
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 159lbs
    Bust: 36"
    Waist: 32"
    Hips: 40.5"
    Thigh: 23"
    Arm: 12"

    I am such a foodie and wine drinker. Any suggestions on how much wine to allow myself following the 80/20 rule?

    Food/exercise today:

    B: 3 paleo pancakes w/maple syrup (pancakes made w plantains, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla)
    1/2 grapefruit
    S: 1 hard boiled egg
    L: paleo coleslaw, venison

    6 20-second sprints
    1.5 mile stroll to daughter's school

    I need support because I can get off track easily. Seeing my weight this morning really shocked me so I suppose that it was a wake-up call. Thanks everyone!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Clearmont MO

    Smile Brenda J

    Hello in answer to your question about the skin remaining on the thighs it is for fat/ protein content I believe.
    Chicken dark meat 6oz has 47.2 grams of protein
    chickem breast 6oz has 37.8 gms of protein and less fat.
    Brenda J

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    New here

    I am a soon to be 42 yo male who is moderately active. Here are my current stats
    207 lbs
    My main forms of physical activities are 2/x week Tae Kwon Do, road and mtn biking and hiking. I used to be a endurance nut who ran, biked, rock climbed, etc. I let that fall apart when we had kids and now want to take back what I let get away. I realize I will never be 150 lbs again and now focused on transforming what I have into something healthier and better.
    Wish me luck

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