Primal Journal- Emofedom
So here goes
My name is Emily Ann and I'm from Texas. I'm 35, 5'8" and 175lbs. I'm in terrible shape, and always have been. Even as a child I was pleasantly Plump (I'll call it). I try to image what it would be like to have a flat stomach and toned arms and legs. That would be incredible!! My goal is 140-145.
I have multiple back, hip and joint issues. I'm hoping to find a little bonus of pain release in changing to he Grok Lifestyle. Good bye gluten and possibly all dairy as well.
I have an elliptical in my living room, so I plan on using it along with chasing and picking up my 10mo old up. Hopefully I will learn a lot from my fellow Groks and Grokettes.
I've been eatting like this for 3weeks and I believe this is it for me. I CAN DO THIS!!!
Good on you for doing this. Having a journal really helps you stay on track, and it's a great place to rant and rave, and have nobody tell you to shut up.
My morning routine is feed my son, take my brother to work, and then start my day. On my way home I stopped and bought a caffeine free diet coke...I guess out of habit. I think this gave me my awful headache later today.
Wasn't hunger this morning when I got home from taking Josh to work, so I had a couple of handfuls of nuts. I did 14minutes on my elliptical and then went to the grocery store for my husband mainly. He has really bad eating habits but I cant force him to change. I hope he will though once he sees how get I look in a few months. When I got back from the store Ethan and I had my take on a gluten and sugar free eggplant parmesan casserole that I made completely from scratch. Ethan loves it. Maybe he will be a healthier kid than I was. Don't get me wrong I loved my veggies and still do, it's just that crap food is so much easier and cheaper to fix.
I have a low carb zucchini and sausage frittata in the fridge that I made at the beginning of the week and I have been eating on that for breakfast until today. I think that making big meals to last the week will be the way to go in my case. I worry though that the "big ass salad" and the pre made breakfast are going to get boring fast.
Had a 2 bites of Ethan's banana at dinner and decided to turn in early. My back is "screaming" at me today. Picking Ethan up throughout the day is becoming as bigger issue as he gets heavier. I've started reading the primal blueprint book tonight.
So I am ending my day by laying here in bed snacking on pork skins and logging in on my journal now.
Originally Posted by Traveller
Friday- July 19
Ok so this morning I got up at 7, fed Ethan, and took *Josh to work. I stopped on the way back at the community park and put Ethan in his stroller and walked for a half hour. On the way home I stopped at a local produce stand, got my husband a watermelon and eggplant for myself. I ate Italian Zucchini Frittata for breakfast. Ethan had to have his share of it too. Good stuff!
My husband came home early so we ran to town to do errands. We ate lunch at On the Border. I had combination fajita (chicken, steak, shrimp, and pulled pork) with sautéed veggies. No cheese or tortillas. Go me!
For Dinner I baked chicken leg quarters. Ethan and I split one and an avocado. At ten months that boy sure does put it away!
*To explain a bit, Josh is my special needs brother that lives with me. He is pretty independent but I take care of his medical care, finances, and transportation. He currently is taking for medication for diabetes and high cholesterol. I think if I could get him off bread I might have a chance of getting him free of medications. It's difficult to have a legally grown man (just 2yrs younger than me) that is on a 8yrs old level mentally. It's my responsibility to keep him as healthy as possible, but at the same time he is his own man. When he is away from home Josh does as Josh wants. I have been talking to him about how nice it would be to not take medicine. He says yes he will do it... But I think sometimes he will say anything to shut big sister up! Cross your finger I can help get him off grains!!
Saturday- July 20
So today I had a lazy day. Not much to report.
Ate Italian Zucchini Frittata for breakfast and then wasn't really hungry till evening. I ate sautéed cabbage and sausage this evening and snacked on nuts. I have been having severe back pain shooting down my leg. I think it's bad because I have been lean over to pick Ethan up out of his high chair. I am doing good with my new eating habits, but concerned because I'm getting told that red meat can also be a inflammatory. Still looking into it so I, not ready to give my steak up yet.
Here are the items I am quitting:
Dairy and dairy products
I've been out late so I'm calling it a night. Good night all!
Best wishes. Giving up grains, sweets, and dairy all at once is a worthy challenge. I have given these foods up but I don't deny myself fruit or roots when I have a carb tooth. Everyone has what works for them; good controlled luck!!
Well I've been MIA for two days for good reason. I've been filling my freezer with fresh hog meat. Good way to save money... Trap hogs! That is if you live where they are considered a nuisance and your allowed to hunt and trap year round. Sooooo... Since my husband likes to to trap them and I like to eat them. It's what's for Dinner (and breakfast and lunch)!!
I'm rather proud of myself for how motivated and determined I have been at sticking with it. I need this to work more than anything!!!!! For eight years, I have suffered with severe back pain that goes into my arms and legs. It effects my life in too many way to ignore, yet I have adopted the motto Adapt and Overcome! I have seen over twenty specialist, endure countless procedures and medication. I know I will never be hundred percent, but I need to be the best I can for the sake of my son Ethan. My mother suffered from Crohn's Disease, and I remember how often she missed out on our childhood because of her illness.
Starting weight 182
Current weight 172
Began Primal July 1, 2013ImageUploadedByMarks Daily Apple Forum1374611144.081341.jpg
"Adapt and Overcome"