Finding My Inner Cave girl
Ok, wow, this is so not like me to put myself out there. Actually I would probably be pretty at home in a little cave in the mountains with my hubby and kiddos to keep me company. I am going to start this journal to find my inner fearless cave girl. I want to find the one who has confidence in her body and the way it moves. I want to find the one who is strong and energetic, ready to pick up her cave children and carry them to safety if need be. I want to find the cave girl inside who would never give up on herself.
I have been somewhat primal for about a month now but honestly have been having way too much dairy in the form of cream and some cheese. I haven't touched grains though which is a start. I have lost a couple of pounds but I'm sure if I cut down on the dairy and maybe counted carbs I would be doing a lot better. I do get outside and walk everyday and I go to the gym and lift heavy things. I play when I can. There are just so many things I still have to work on. I guess that's the beauty of life, it continues, and we can learn and grow and improve.
P.S.- I have wandered so far away from my comfort zone posting this-maybe my cave girl is out here somewhere.
So far today breakfast- Coffee with cream
1/2 sweet potato
Workout-3 mile walk
Going to the gym now to lift up heavy things.
Welcome! It's good for us to move out of our comfort zone. Look at me, this ismy first post outside my journal.
Just remember it's okay to take baby steps.
Thank you Me_Isabel! Congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone! It's so hard since it's so....comfortable.
L-Southwestern chicken salad
D- Broccoli with slice of Muenster cheese, chicken
Snack-coffee with splash full fat milk
WOD- 7 miles total and lifting class at the gym.
Is it possible that since I have a mostly French background that I have the enzymes to digest cheese?? Also, I really should have taken advantage of the schools workout area. They have a rope to climb, pull up bars, monkey bars, ect. Next time I will!
Last night was weird. I was itching like crazy and couldn't sleep. I have no idea what that was all about. I took a Benadryl, Valerian and Melatonin and still couldn't sleep. Maybe I shouldn't drink coffee so close to bedtime....nah, couldn't be! The itching though? I am also taking Nuez de India so that kinda worries me. I will keep an eye on it and see if there is a trend. Today is going to be one of those busy days. I tend to have a lot of those as I have five kiddos. Conferences and then taking DD #2 to her Marine recruiter for training and the rest of my tribe will hit the gym. I need to go grocery shopping. I always need to go grocery shopping. I did step on the scale this morning and it looked promising, so I know that going lower carb did the trick. I will report my weight on the first of November.
I had gotten to my highest weight ever a couple of years ago. I weight 194#/88.2kg. I went down to 160 by cutting out grains and sugar and exercising my tail off. I then proceeded to gain back 18 pounds over the course of a year and at the beginning of Oct this year I weighed 178. I am 5'2.5" so this is "obese." I do tend to have a lot of muscle so I never think I look as bad until I see pictures and want to cry. Well anyhow, I am being fearless so I will keep my chin up and press forward. I hope everyone has a great day and I will post my food/WOD tonight when it's all over and done.
I was just having a discussion about this with someone yesterday! She's French and has been Primal/Paleo for about three years. Initially, she cut out ALL dairy. About a year ago, she re-introduced cheese to her diet on the idea that she's french and should be adapted to eat cheese. She didn't notice a reaction to any of it, though she says she just 'feels better' when she eats raw cheese. Now, she owns a mini-milk-goat and makes her own cheese, which I think is absolutely wonderful. I'm German and don't have an issue any type of cheese, but I stick to raw varieties anywho.
Originally Posted by R3bekah
Wow Mideia, that gives me hope! Lol! I have so much to learn! I need to read up on raw cheese. My dream in life is to have a little homestead where I can have animals and grow my own food! Sigh... One day!
A new journey always takes the first step. Glad you are here!
Today was indeed busy! I walked with my three youngest-13,11, and 8 to the Jr. High for the first round of conferences. Sped walked to Elementary School with 8 year old to catch her conference and then back to Jr. High to finish up their conferences. After we trotted back home to get 17 year old to her Marine recruiter. I got some grocery shopping done and stayed out of the middle aisles entirely! I am so tired. The thing is, I'm always tired. I don't know what my problem is. I always feel like my eyes want to close kind of tired. I had my thyroid checked at the beginning of the year and it is fine, like it always is. I have an enlarged thyroid but my blood tests have always been normal. I didn't sleep so well but even when I do I'm tired. I don't get it. I hate this feeling. I really hope one day I have energy.
L-frozen grapes and 1/2 ostrich/beef meat stick
D-shiratake noodles, ground beef, mushrooms, alfredo sauce, goat cheese, broccoli..
WOD-walking all over God's green earth
I hope everyone had a great day!