Month 3, I have mixed feelings about this month. The positive is that I feel good, I feel like working out, I am sleeping well and wake up refreshed, I stopped being hungry all the time like in months one and two, this tells me things are working. What bothers me is I am not seeing fat drop off any longer. I really desire to be at my ideal weight, and I am questioning if Primal is the way of eating to get me there. I am not discouraged, I the positives of how good I feel tell me to stay on course.
In Aug the scale hasn't moved, but in the last two weeks I have had many people comment to me they see I am loosing weight, back in July when the weight was falling off the only person that noticed was my wife.
Hunger: months one and two I was very hungry all the time and I was eating more daily than I had in years, but the scale was going down. I couldn't believe how much I was eating and that weight was dropping off. I read and read posts on MDA, many said eat more fat, some said eat more carbs. I increased my fat to a stupid level, yes it would delay the on set of the hunger but I was still hungry, I tried adding potatoes (BTW potatoes are sure tasty when you haven't had one for some time) I didn't seem to react, what I found is that peanut butter a table spoon or so that would kick the hunger. I have read the Primal Blue Print, I know the view on legumes. Around the 1st of Aug my crazy hunger just stopped, I get hungry at meal times and then I eat and I feel satisfied, prior to Primal I didn't have that strong sense of hunger/satisfaction (fullness) and and I am sure that is why I was over eating. The hungry all the time stopped I believe is from one of three things: option 1 my body switched from sugar burning to fat burning (good job DNA), option 2 my body has adjusted to the current calorie intake (means time to cut calories) or option 3 I am not on the right path to achieve my genetic potential.
Th first 2 weeks of the month I was working out 3 x week, 2 x full body workouts either kettlebell or body weight, and 1 x sprints. Week 3 I increased it to 5 days a week in hopes to the 2 more days would stimulate some fat loss. I can feel I am not giving my body the much needed recovery time going 5 x week, so I scaling back to 3 x week. My workout lengths are increasing, when I started in July I would workout for 10-15 min and we done, I felt good about the workouts, now they are 30 min, I super-set the full body then rest one min and repeat.
I started with some supplements this month: mid month I added fish oil daily, multivitamin daily, in the last week of the month I added B-complex. B-complex makes me feel really good, I gave some to my wife and niece to see if it was the pill, they don't notice anything, so I don't know if my body was low on the B's or if that is how the supplement reacts with my body, either way its kind of awesome.
My September Goal: stay on course, don't make any major changes, keep eating primal, keep working out 3x week. If my Sep results are like my Aug results, I will make a revision to what I am doing.
Jan to March: 289-298 lbs (131-135 kg)
27June: 298 lbs (135 kg) 1st month completed
31July: 273 lbs (124 kg) 2nd month completed
31Aug: 271 lbs (123 kg) 3rd month completed
Month 1: 0 lbs
Month 2: -25 lbs
Month 3: -2 lbs