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    1 Day to Primal: Fitness Testing and Physical Stats

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    Age: 39 Height: 5'1" Current Weight: 170 lbs Highest Weight: 195 lbs Weight-loss to Date: 25 lbs

    Current Jeans size: 14 Goal Weight: 120-130 lbs Goal Jeans size: 5-7
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    Measurements:
    Total Inches: 307.25"

    Neck: 14.75"
    R-Bicep: 12.75" L-Bicep: 12.5"
    R-Forearm: 10.75" L-Forearm: 10.5"
    Bust: 45.5"
    Waist: 41"
    Stomach: 46"
    Hips: 40.5"
    R-Thigh: 21.75" L-Thigh: 21.5"
    R-Calf: 15" L-Calf: 14.75"
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    PEM Starting Stats;
    Push-ups
    Level 4 (Standard Push-up)
    Reps: 22
    Max reached: Yes

    Squats:

    Level 4 (Air Squats)
    Reps: 15
    Max reached: No Reason: Pain under knee caps

    Pull-ups:
    Tried Level 3 & 4 (Chin-ups and Standard Pull-ups)
    Reps: 0
    Max Reached: No Reason: I am a whole bunch of dead weight I cannot lift!! No access to lower pull-up bar & no access to a chair/table high enough to do assisted pull-ups.

    Planks:
    Level 4: (Forearm/Feet)
    Pre-push-up mode: Seconds: 1m 5s
    Right-Side: Seconds: 25 s Issue: Elbow Pain
    Left-Side: Seconds: 22 s Issue: Shoulder Pain (injured)

    PLAN OF ACTION/PROGRESSION:
    Push-ups: Keep doing at least 20 at level 4
    Pull-ups: Try to build strength through planks and lifting weights.
    Squats: Move down to Level 1 to see if pressure on knees subsides, if not do less reps.
    Forward Planks: Stay at level 4 and work toward a 2 minute hold.
    Side Planks: Move down to level 3, see if it takes some of the pressure off the elbows and shoulders.

    Issues: Sore back, shoulder injury, and weak wrists (pre carpal tunnel syndrome). I expect these will all get much better with the new food plan, but will need to be careful not to exacerbate the injuries.
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    All ready to go, looking forward to some delicious primal eats tomorrow!

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    Sounds like you've got a good plan and your eye on your goals.

    How did the grocery shopping go? Fun? Stressful? Eye opening?

    Wishing you much luck on your new journey!
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    Thanks JoanieL. Grocery shopping was a bit stressful, lots of weighing options cost-wise and trying to get used to label reading for no nitrates (whatever they are!) and pastured, grass-fed vs vegetarian diet, ect. I'll get used to it soon enough I'm sure, and on the upside, I tend to not be too adventurous in the food dept, so I'll find a few options and just rotate them.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Sounds like you've got a good plan and your eye on your goals.

    How did the grocery shopping go? Fun? Stressful? Eye opening?

    Wishing you much luck on your new journey!

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    Day One: Daily success score out of 10: 6 (not bad, but could have done better)
    Energy Levels: 2-4 out of 10
    Hunger Level between meals: 0
    Satisfaction Level with meals: 4
    Struggles: Low energy, very sluggish, craved sugar and caffeine, not hungry, not thirsty
    Benefits from Primal: Didn't notice anything today
    Highlights: None
    Need to Improve: More veggies & water

    6:15 - 2 HB Eggs/1 strip Bacon/5 Olives
    9:30 - 15 minute walk - moderately hungry afterward
    10:00 - 1 Turkey Burger (2 oz)/3 Olives
    4:30 - 1 Turkey Burger (2 oz)/3 Olives/1/4 cup Broccoli (only mildly hungry, but ate anyway)
    8:00 - 1 Turkey Burger (2 oz)/3 Olives/1 cup broccoli (plan to eat this, not very hungry though, may need to edit later)

    118g Protein/67g Fat/34g carb
    Water intake: 1 1/2 liters

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    Day Two: Daily success score out of 10: 7 (no physical activity)
    Energy Levels: 4-6 out of 10
    Hunger Level between meals: 6
    Satisfaction Level with meals: 6
    Struggles: Definitely allergic to something... I think it's bacon. Cold symptoms and sneezing for about 30 minutes after eating, then digestive issues a couple of hours after eating.
    Highlights: Didn't crave anything
    Need to Improve: Need a better balance of foods

    6:00 - woke up not hungry, didn't eat
    8:30 - hungry
    9:00 - Turkey Burger, 1/2 slice bacon, 3 olives, 1/2 cup mixed veggies
    12:30 - mildly hungry. Turkey Burger, 3 olives, 1/2 cup mixed veggies
    5:30 - moderately hungry
    6:30 - Ribeye, asparagus, mushrooms salad, 3 olives.
    9:30 - 2 bacon strips

    Water intake - 2 1/2 liters
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    Day Three: Daily success score out of 10: 7
    Energy Levels: 4-6 out of 10
    Hunger Level between meals: 3
    Satisfaction Level with meals: 8
    Struggles: None
    Highlights: Didn't crave anything
    Need to Improve: More water.
    Notes: Feel heavy today, like bottom heavy and weighted to the ground. The last time I felt like this I weighed myself and had lost a couple of pounds. I'm not weighing myself this time and am just trusting that it's all working, even though I feel heavier.

    Been sleeping better, could be diet, could be exhaustion from overtime.

    6:00 - woke up hungry, ate a salad, turkey burger, 3 olives
    9:00 - 15 minute walk
    12:30 - mildly hungry. Turkey Burger, 3 olives
    6:30 -mildly hungry, ribeye, salad, 3 olives

    Water intake - 2 liters

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    Possibly the olives? I think you will like the food better when you play with spices. Look at Siobhan's journal, she is a great cook.
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    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 160
    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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    I love my olives!! But, I am concerned about the sodium factor. I'll keep my eye on them. Thanks for the reference.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedidoc View Post
    Possibly the olives? I think you will like the food better when you play with spices. Look at Siobhan's journal, she is a great cook.

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    Day Four: Daily success score out of 10: 8 (it was a good day, rating of 8 to leave room for above and beyond)
    Energy Levels: 7-8 out of 10
    Hunger Level between meals: 8
    Satisfaction Level with meals: 10
    Struggles: Should have had a back-up meal at work
    Highlights: Really positive outlook and lots of energy
    Need to Improve: I think I did well
    Notes: Only ate when very hungry. I seemed to have more energy in the hours I spent hungry. I never got so hungry that my stomach growled, but I could tell it was getting pretty close.

    Also, heaviness from yesterday was gone. Will be paying attention to foods (perhaps heaviness is due to salt).

    6:00 - woke up hungry, ate a salad and turkey burger
    7:00-9:00 - Cleaning, vacuuming, sweeping and lots of up&down stairs at work.
    10:00 - 15 minute walk
    12:00 - very hungry. 2 Eggs and a salad
    7:00 - very hungry. Roasted chicken (dark meat) and a salad

    Water intake - 3 liters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda_D View Post
    I love my olives!! But, I am concerned about the sodium factor. I'll keep my eye on them. Thanks for the reference.
    Love my olives, too - but I've got to limit them. Glad to help - now if you want slow cooker or travel meals, I can give you some ideas there.
    Female 53
    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 160
    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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