recording my newly primal life
I've been consistently eating primal since Dec 31 2012 but I haven't been tracking my calories or macro-nutrients that well. On random notebook pages I've been scribbling what I've had to eat which I later have looked back on, but I feel like it's time to keep better records.
So here's my journal. I'll do my best to remember/record my diet and activity level.
Overall health is my goal. I need to lose weight, gain muscle, and balance my hormones.
I want to have children one day and I'm afraid I won't be able to, or in the least that I'll have tons of complications. And if I'm lucky enough to have children, I want the energy needed to keep up with them.
I've also had some problems with depression and anxiety. I think a lot of those issues are b/c of my diet and out of whack hormones. Which is kind of great actually, b/c I've had tons of doctors tell me "You'll probably be like this forever, who knows why". But I think I know why. And I think I know how to fix it.
I've already lost some weight after I started primal, but I'm going to start my journal with where I'm today:
Height 5'10'', Current weight 220lb. And my weight is mainly around my middle.
Woke at 7am.
At 8:30am I drank a tablespoon of coconut oil and I've been drinking water this morning.
10am, 1 cup coffee, 1/2 tsp local honey, 1 tblsp heavy whipping cream
2 eggs cooked in bacon fat, 2 pieces bacon
6pm: round steak. 4 carrots, half onion, half red bell pepper roasted in olive oil and sprinkled with feta cheese.
7:40ish - 2 squares dark chocolate, 1 tblsp coconut oil, a few almonds
hot water with apple cider vinegar.
no more food for tonight.
Last edited by meggan; 01-23-2013 at 06:52 PM.
Originally Posted by meggan
Here's are my totals for today (using my fitnesspal)
i ate way too much. had a potato at dinner. too much cheese for the day. and i was stressed the entire day.
I blame the potato for everything.
I figured up some goals last night. These will might change, but I think for right now they are pretty good ideas of what I should be eating:
Fat: 150 grams
Protein: 70-86 grams
Carbs: no more than 39 grams
70%, 25%, 5%
Your macros look good
Good luck with it.
I hear ya with the weight around the middle thing, ive only just got to under 1 m around (40 inch approx)
Originally Posted by Ayla2010
I'm at 39" around. I lost about an inch in the first 2 weeks, I'm assuming b/c I wasn't so bloated from grains and sugar.
I'm excited to see that number go down.
Oh and damn you are tall lol.
I am only 5" 2'
Ill be following your progress
haha, yeah I am. I always wanted to be short and petite, but it didn't work out that way :P
And thanks! I'm going to go check out your journal too
I'm at 213lb!!!
I'm so happy. I haven't been under 200 in years. I can't wait for that