10-14-2013, 09:43 AM
Biggest news , started using IF for about a week and a half now. I had a couple morning that I wanted to, but because of some sleep issues I had some Monster loca mocas.
This is my one year anniversary being primal and many more to go. I think I will post the pics here.
first year front.jpgfirst year side.jpg
Last edited by Monk; 10-14-2013 at 09:46 AM.
10-22-2013, 06:00 PM
Weighed myself yesterday, wasn't going to, but I lost a couple pounds! On top of that, I have three pairs of jeans right now and one pair was tight around the waist...well, until today. Excercising more, but not more than 20 or 30 minutes, if that. I've been doing about two rounds of basic excercises--dips, push-ups, seated DB curls, lying DB tricep extentions and bent bar rows. Sometimes adding or subtracting, no specific order. This weeks pictures showed a little thinner face and love handles.
10-28-2013, 09:45 PM
Comparing pictures today, showed a small difference in my upper abs. IF is working and my pants are starting to slide off my ass. I didn't weigh myself today, but last time I did I was about the same as before on an empty stomach.
I keep thinking about eating this or that in the evening, not because I'm hungry, because I have "pickles" or something, then remember what time it is. I get more water and go back to what I was doing. I really like not being a slave to food, it beats any other way of eating I have had or seen others practice...like some well known fruitarians.
It has been about two weeks practicing IF and it seems 12weeks is the average time for good results. Should be interesting to see the change...and exciting!
11-01-2013, 05:53 PM
Got a real good workout in yesterday, that made me decide to push the goal of benching my body weight. I am getting more motivated to do exercise, something that I didn't do much in the last year. I don't feel bad that I didn't, because I still lost fat.
My jeans are getting looser, I keep pulling them up in the back. It has been a while since I've lost fat/weight, to the point my clothes got looser, so I was trying to remember where I would lose first. As I approach y 48th B'day I think I am making decent progress for my effort. I am more motivated now and feel like I had put some things on hold over the last year. It is time to get a move on.
I have either had one big meal and small snack or almost grazed during my eating window.
11-19-2013, 04:26 PM
Just starting my six following IF and I feel great. I've gotten a pretty good exercise habit in place, that has only grown and I try to keep it very basic and fluid. Yesterday was weights and today I unrolled the yoga mat for the first time in a while. Even though I have the strength, yoga incorporates more stamina and flexibility and my forearms burned.
Fifth week into IF...I can feel the ab muscles just under the skin along te side of my abs, really cool and amazing. I am trying to stay away from everything non-primal, but have had some breaded chicken and onion rings. I've stayed away from dairy and gone to the frozen coconut treats. I'm eating about one big meals around 3ish in the afternoon, except for days like today, that I know I need to eat during my 11am lunch time. Staying within the window has been easy, it has been more about making sure I eat enough to get me to my next eating window and the later and smaller the window the better--at least for me and my goals.
11-30-2013, 10:49 AM
In the middle of my second 36 hour fast - Friday night to Sunday morning. What I found, that is helping me duing the week(when I fast to 11am or 2pm-ish) is Zevia. I never realized such wonerful calorie, all natural soft drinks existed, until I saw Dr. Sara Soloment show Zevia and a couple other drinks. What I like about them, is that they seem to trick my stomach into believing that it is full enough, between my waking hours. The hardest part of fasting for me, is the hours when my body realizes I am awake and starts to growl. Even now my stocmach is growling, but I don't feel hungry or I've gotten used to feeling this way and water keeps hunger at bay. It might also be, that I am driven andsee my body slowly changing and just the slight ripple of my upper abs poking through, excites me to continue. I am two days away from my 48th birthday, the idea of having a six pack at this age(whenever I never have, even in my physical prime) is really exciting. How could I not want to show anyone willing to look, at that point of success? I would be a fool to not want it or not want to show my accomplishment.
Just a quick note.
At the end of this last 336hour fast I weighed myself, came in at 170. Yesterday, on an empty stomach(fasted) I weighed in at 174, so I have lost about 3 to 4 pounds. I feel really good, sticking to more of a lean gains approach and still eating paleo/primal.
In a letter my mom sent me, she said a friend of hers started Paleo and loaned the book to my mom. Maybe now I can stop hearing her ask me if I am still on my Paleo diet.