Day 1000…I mean, 28

Holiday treats are out full force. I can’t deny the benefits of eating the way I have been… My eyes are brighter, my complexion is better than ever, my nails are stronger, and my pants are looser. But man- what I wouldn’t have given for some Christmas treats, today.

What really sucks is that I still need to be careful after the 30 days, because I stupidly timed this whole thing to end a couple days before I get you know what, ladies. I can’t really weigh and measure myself and test the results fairly, until Aunt flow leaves town, and takes the bloating with her.

Luckily, Mark sent out a great primal insider newsletter today, that eased my mind. He talked about the 80/20 principle, and how people have to stop freaking out if they cave and have a slice of bread, or have a slice of cake at work when offered by their boss- occasional cheats will not undue weeks of hard work, as long as you stick to plan 80 % of the time. This made me feel better, because I’m looking forward to enjoying upcoming Christmas parties , and the spiced rum that may come along with them 😉 I may even want to break out a piece of pumpkin pie fudge I’ve been dying to try (Char, thank you for hiding that in your fridge. I think you’ve earned a few pieces yourself!)

After all, this is not supposed to be a crash diet. It’s a lifestyle change. Treats need to be okay every once in a while.

Food

Breakfast (930am)

Scrambled eggs and bacon, 1/4 cup cherries, small apple (need those nutrients to get rid of this chest cold)

Lunch (130pm)

Leftover sauerkraut and hot turkey sausages, 1 yellow pepper

Dinner (630pm)

Primal chicken soup (kicked the ass of my last one. Made it spicier with a while hot bonnet pepper, added lots of crushed garlic for antioxidants, more onion, more carrot, more summer savory… More of everything!

I also has a few squares of 90% dark chocolate, hoping to soak up antioxidants from that too.

Exercise

Bikram yoga (730-9pm)

So addictive, and so amazing. It’s hard not to feel like a million bucks after an hour of stretching in a sauna. Was too sick to kickbox.

Energy

Still run down from being sick, but Getting back on track.

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Day 26

This post will set a record for being the sloppiest, and most boring. I’m tired and still fighting an illness of some sort, so it’s off to bed at 1130 on a Saturday night.

Food: I had scrambled eggs, bacon, and cherries for breakfast. For lunch I had some macadamia nuts and dark chocolate (at the movies). For dinner I had sauerkraut and hot turkey sausages, with half an orange pepper (because they talked about this in the movie, and I started to crave it). At kickboxing movie night I had half a smoothie (thanks Doug!) and some macadamia and honey primal cookies I made. I must have had like 6 of these. I feel a bit defeated by that, but seeing as I avoided all the non-primal food (including pizza), I have to think of it as a victory.

I followed the basic primal cookie recipe to make those cookies (see previous post) and added macadamia nuts. They were a hit !

In terms of energy, clearly, I’m sick. I need a solid good night sleep. I have to cut out the dark chocolate for a while, something in it is keeping me up! 😦

I walked around today, no real exercise.

Goodnight!

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Day 24

Another quick post from bed… Let’s get down to business, so I can get back to reading Game of Thrones. Such a good story… But I digress.

Food

Breakfast (7am)
Green smoothie followed by 2 slices of bacon.

Snack (10am)
1 small apple and maybe 12 almonds

Lunch (1130am)
Leftover primal chicken nuggets and half a sweet potato (I was hungry much earlier today, I think I burned a lot of fuel in kickboxing last night)

Snack (130)pm
Handful of macadamia nuts and 4 frozen cherries

I was in the mood to snack a lot today. Wasn’t feeling very well ( think my body is fighting off what everyone at work has) so I did as Mark suggests, and listened to my body. Ate when I was hungry, stopped when I was satisfied. I’m trying to have smaller portion sizes of meat, that could have something to do with it too.

Dinner (545pm)
Half a rib eye steak, carrots and asparagus

Movie Snack (7pm)
Dark chocolate (more than usual, but whatever. It was delicious. Thanks Chloe!)

Exercise
Does a one hour yoga class count if it only consisted of resting meditation? Probably not. Oh well, was what the doctor ordered. Did quite a bit of walking around today too. That has to count for something 🙂

Energy

I was good for nothing at work this morning. Like I said, think I’m fighting a bug. Going home in the afternoon for some resting meditation and a nap seemed to help. Trying Bikram yoga tomorrow night, hopefully that sweats out the rest of this. Wish me luck getting to sleep tonight, dark chocolate loves to keep me awake.

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