Ok. I have been following a Primal diet since Feb 1, 2011. Save for a few random times, I have been largely grain, legume free. I have been sugar/alcohol free since 2005.
I was about 11mo post partum when I discovered the Primal blueprint. I can safely say it took a solid 18mos to notice significant health changes. Some, I noticed immediately. But others have taken time. I gave up dairy in Fall of 2012.. to finally kick my asthma to the curb.
I have worked with a nutritionist and have dialed in at roughly 1800kcal/65% Fat, 20% Protein, 15% carbs. Plus or minus here and there. But that is pretty standard for me. Lately, I have been playing with IF. Where I will fast through breakfast and have my 'lunch' around 2pm. On these days, my calorie load has been less.
Ok. so, onto the fitness side of things. For the first 11 months of this lifestyle change, I did not do much exercise per doctors orders. I had some crazy feet stuff going on. Doc told me to not use them!! Yeah, right. I turned to mush during that time. Finally, I decided to buck doctors' orders and started working out again.
For about 6months, I did a bootcamp style workout 3 days/week. Then, from June-Dec 2012 it was a higher intensity bootcamp style workout 2 days/week. This last month, I have added in a 3rd day.
I am a Mom to 2 young kids.. so I am generally pretty active. Not a lot of time to just sit and chill. I also have Fibromyalgia that will flare a little after these intense workouts. I take Savella for the fibro and depression that eating primally has not killed off. I am off my ADHD meds thanks to this lifestyle. and I don't even know where my asthma stuff is anymore.
I have pretty much weighed the exact same through this entire journey. I did a body comp in May of 2012, I was at 52.5% Body Fat (YIKES!!). Guess that year off reared it's ugly head! I recently did another body comp. After 7 months of this high intensity workout 2-3x/week, my body fat is down to 37.9%! Which I am very happy about... but my weight is exactly the same. Not a pound gained or lost.
I guess my question is... my weight is very high. I have at least 50lbs to lose. I weigh 225 and am 5'4". I realize that the fat loss/muscle gain of 14.6% is pretty sweet. But will there come a point where I start to lose some of the lbs?? I am a densely built person by nature. I am not fooling myself into thinking I will ever be a svelte/skinny size 4. Just not possible in this body. BUT, 225lbs is ridiculous. Any thoughts???? Thanks for reading all of this!!!