Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SOWL Week 10

Current Weight: 189
LW Weight: 190
LW Loss: -1

Total Loss: -11

For the last few months, I've been following the blogs of women who motivate me.  Not all of them are runners - some are Cross-Fitters or walkers or just women who are busy like me.

A trend I started to notice was people catching on to the 'Primal' diet, which avoids sugars, processed foods, grains, and processed or low-fat dairy.  I never thought I would be able to live without grain - and whole fat dairy?  I had never even HAD full-fat yogurt in my life.

Between the sadness of bum-ankle-gate, and stress at work, I knew I needed something new to challenge me every day.  I decided to try and live on the primal foods last week - and I did it.  It was for 3 days, but I did it.  I enjoyed full-fat greek yogurt for breakfast, delicious meats & veggies at lunch, and was completely full.  Not stuffed full - but adequately full for HOURS.  It was ridiculously awesome.  I didn't notice much of a change energy wise as compared to going off sugar...but it was 72 hours. :P

After a long talk w/ M, I decided that Primal isn't sustainable in our lives right now.  I had no plans to do it forever - or even longer than a week, but the big change worried him. 

So, as a happy medium, I'm going to be primal-ish.  I'm going to continue avoiding sugars, processed foods, and grains.  I'm going to continue trying to cook the majority of my food, and get better at meal planning & buying good, organic grocieries on a budget.  I'm going to continue packing my lunch everyday and thinking about what I am using to fuel my body.  If I have some bread - or frosting - it's not that big of a deal.

(And, I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this greek yogurt.  NOM NOM NOM)

1 comment:

  1. Cool! I'll have to look into Primal. NEver heard of it.