I wanted to update you on the Primal Blueprint progress: It has been 90 days on this "diet" and I have good news to report. I have lost
I HAVE LOST 32 POUNDS!
By just eating. Yeah. It's that simple.
35 POUNDS... in a rather short period of time... without killing myself at the gym... without starving myself... and it's amazing. I can't tell you how many times I've gone over my "caloric intake" in a day but managed to keep my carb intake at around 80g, and STILL lost weight. Because it's about the CARBS.
And I plan to keep at it. My "if-I-take-it-easy" goal weight is 130 by May 8th (my 30th birthday, yikes!) and my more disciplined goal is 120-125. Either way... I have three whole months left to attain that goal and even if I can only shed 8 lbs a month I'll still be 134 lbs. If I can lose 10 pounds per month I'll be 128. Either way, I can't lose. If I really wanna kick it into high gear, I could start jogging again and literally be 120 by May 8th... I can taste it.
But this means buckling down into "serious mode" where I eliminate things like: sweet potatoes, fruit juice, fruit, honey, agave nectar, berries, banana chips, dairy, etc. So basically eliminating all sugars from my diet. And only consuming the "real carbs" found in veggies, meats, and healthy fats. Oh yeah, and I should probably kick up my workouts, which have been yoga twice a week (if that) to something more intensive... like walking everyday with some occasional jogging. Maybe even some running. DON'T FREAK OUT... I will only abstain from fruits/sugars like that for 3 months... then I'll go into "maintenance mode" and eat whatever I please... so long as it's Primal.
And of course no grains, breads, pasta, legumes, or candy. (Sad face about that last one.) The only thing I crave anymore are Skittles... but only the new ones called 'Dark Side of the Rainbow' that have flavors like blood orange and pomegranate. Target is the only place I've found them, so ya.
Eh. I hate cravings. My Mantra: "No Processed Crap."
I STILL eat bacon and eggs almost every single morning. The rest of the day is filled with carrots, sugar snap peas, spinach, kale, red bell peppers, avocados, turkey chili, etc... I could go on because the list of what I CAN eat is longer that the list of what I can't. But I feel good. I feel real good.
What I can't believe is that I'm only 28 pounds away from my goal weight. That's INSANE. Because if you had told me in October that in 3 months I would lose 30 pounds, I would have punched you in the mouth for lying to me. Okay, maybe that's an overreaction, but I would probably have laughed heartily in your face.
It seemed like such a huge mountain to climb... but now that I can see the peak and I'm almost there... it's even more incentive to reach that goal. I am unstoppable! Rawr.
UPDATE!: PICTURE TIME! 0 to 90 Days!
I WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY DAY AND THE BEST OF WISHES TO ACCOMPLSH WHATEVER IT IS YOU'RE TRYING TO DO IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW.
You are a capable human being and no one else in the world is like you, and I believe in you.
May the Force be with you.
Until Next Time,
Stacey is a semi-professional blogger and writer currently freelancing to appease her free-spirited nature. When she's serious, Stacey is a mixed media artist with a BFA in Studio Art and a specialization in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. She graduated Cum Laude with Honors from Texas State University and currently resides in Texas. In her spare time she enjoys writing, crocheting, knitting, hunting, listening to country music, glass-blowing, blacksmithing, leather working, yoga, gardening, eating healthy, enjoying life, and always creating and dreaming up new things.