Don’t forget to check out Steph’s blog to see how she is doing on her journey. Also, don’t forget to wish her a Happy Birthday this week!
Well color me surprised. I was NOT expecting to see the number what showed up on the scale this morning. A 1.4 pound loss!!
Official Weigh In:
Week 1-September 3: +2.2
Week 2-September 10: -3.0
Week 3: September 17: + 0.6
Week 4: September 24: +/- 0
Week 5: October 1: -0.4
Week 6: October 10: -3.8
Week 7: October 15: +0.6
Week 8: October 24: +1.8
Week 9: October 29: +/- 0
Week 10: November 5: -1.4
So…what did I do differently? I watched my carbs this week. I have never, ever paid attention to the amount of carbs I was eating, other than to make sure that I didn’t eat ONLY carbs (I did that for a while in college….when I first became a vegetarian…it was bad news). As I mentioned in last week’s post, I have been reading into “Primal” living/eating. I have not jumped into the primal movement head first, but instead have tentatively dipped in a foot.
This week I ate way more protein than I normally do about 100-120 grams per day, which isn’t really even that much. According to sparkpeople.com I could eat up to 170.
Here is what I ate yesterday-
Breakfast- 3 eggs, 1 piece of toast with butter
AM snack- 1 orange
Lunch-half a cucumber, 3 mini (not baby carrots, they were just small–like 2.5 inches) carrots, 1 chicken sausage, 1 snack size tortilla (about 5 inches in diameter), half an avocado, and a small piece of brownie
PM snack-a clif bar and a string cheese.
Dinner-Out at my favorite restaurant-1 side salad with pears, pecans, tomatoes and dressing on the side, 2 ounces braised pork cheeks, fingerling potatoes, and green beans.
Then…the finale—split a flourless chocolate torte with coconut chiffon with the husband.
Whew. That was some good eating yesterday. Honestly….after our dinner…I thought for sure I would see a gain…but I didn’t!
Last night’s dinner was an exception to my week, the other days this week I ate a protein and vegetables for dinner. I did have ice cream one night, and the other nights when I was craving dessert I had some dried dates and pecans.
So…now what? I don’t know. I think I’m going to keep eating the level of carbs I did this week…and keep exploring the possibility of “going primal!”