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Primal Blueprint Week Five

Thursday, September 12, 2013

According to my iPhone I have been Primal for 35 days, or 1 month and 4 days, or 5 weeks, or 25 weekdays.
I'm not really counting daily, just like to check it when I do a blog, which I'm trying to do once a week at least.

I'm not sure about my total weight loss because I am at the start of TOM so weight is not going to be correct. Last checked it was 8 pounds down. Besides scale loss I'm seeing a really big reduction in my stomach and arm fat. I can tell by my clothes. I am not all crazy measuring myself all I go by is the fit of my clothes, that's all I care about. I don't really care how many inches I lose as long as I lose them and they stay lost!
I had been wearing my old size 14 pants, but now am back in 12's and they are nice and loose. I have size 10's waiting on hand. They were the clothes I was starting to fit into last year before I jumped off the SparkPeople wagon. I can't wait till those fit!

I have noticed a huge decrease in the amount of food I eat, and the amount of meals I have. I don't do breakfast, lunch & dinner. Most days I have a smoothie made with Whey Protein Isolate, frozen mix of fruits, heavy on berries, water, Kale, sometimes I throw in Flax seed, or unsweetened almond milk.

If I'm still hungry I eat a hard boiled egg, a piece of fruit or some nuts.

If I'm hungry again, and I'm mostly not, some nuts or fruit usually a big salad with either olives or hard boiled egg or leftover chicken for protein. Dinner is a steak or chicken with a big side of vegetables or a salad. I will have some potatoes, the small ones, or the new Orida All Naturals potato wedges. Potatoes, sea salt and olive oil are the ingredients. I don't eat big meals Like I used to. And its not a conscious choice, I am actually eating portion sizes because thats all I need to eat. I know I've said this repeatedly, but I just don't WANT anything more then what I'm eating. In the beginning I ate a lot, it was PB food, but it was large quantities. I've noticed my portions going down, down, down, without me measuring anything, well I do count out the french fries if I'm eating them for carb reasons but what I eat is plenty.

I picked up a woman's multi vitamin. Its Optimum Opti-Women. My son orders all his weight lifting stuff from Body Building.com and says its a great brand. I also ordered a new protein powder, Nature's Best Perfect Isopure, Unflavored. "Natures Best Isopure Whey Protein Isolate contains 26 grams per serving of pure, unadulterated 100% whey protein isolate. Any and all impurities typically found in most whey proteins have been removed to provide you with great tasting, lactose free, state of the art carbohydrate free protein supplement."

I do not like the flavored powders, I've taken sips of the different ones my son has and they just taste gross!

I've gone through 4 different blenders in the past month.

I tried the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender, was too small and was not powerful enough to chomp up frozen fruits very well. Lasted 2 weeks.

Oster My Blend 250-Watt Blender. Same issues. Was bigger but the cup was too tall and the frozen fruit kept getting wedged in the top part. This one lasted one day.

FARBERWARE 17-Piece Rocket Blender
This one started out good, used it about a 2 weeks, then the unit started smoking one day, one of the clear rubber rings got tangled up in the spinner thing, and that was returned as well

I gave up on the small ones and picked up the Black & Decker Silver 12-Speed 700 Watt Blender
So far (one smoothie) it was good. I will keep the box and reciept, it might end up being returned like the rest. It was like $29 dollars. If this one ends up being a dud, I will have to step it up to a Cuisinart, or Kitchen Aid.

So, Still loving this way of eating, energy is good, no stomach issues. Still having joint pain in my hand, hopefully it will lesson as I go. I just sleep with the magnet band, that helps.

Exercise, not so much. Other than walking the dog and cleaning the only sweating I'm doing is waiting for the AC to kick in in the truck.

I have been working on the online stores so not a lot of extra time. I'm going to put together my mini trampoline and start the yoga up again.

All in all, happy with progress, so glad I started PB!
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    Thanks much for sharing all the info.
    I also make smoothies with frozen fruit. I have a Magic Bullet and it works great!
    1644 days ago
    1651 days ago
    It sounds like you're doing very well for only being a little over a month into the program! I'm still waiting for The Primal Blueprint book to come available at the library. That way I will learn all the details of this diet. I keep forgetting to read the forums at Mark's Daily Apple. I'm in so many groups/teams between SparkPeople and Facebook that I can barely keep up, lol... But I enjoy your blog and will read it whenever there is an update. Keep up the good work! Those size 10's are right around the corner!
    1651 days ago
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