Monday, April 8, 2013

Long hiatus

It's been a while since I posted and its been a while (4 months) since I have watched what I ate and been primal. Yeah I fell off primal and have procrastinated ever since. What has changed? Well first I have gained 29 pounds since my low of 219. Yup I am back up to 248 and I am not happy about it at all.

What else has changed? I don't know but I know I'm not happy with what I see in the mirror again, I can't fit into the 36 jeans anymore and I just feel I have to do something. It's hard though, this is only 3 hours into day one and I can feel the sugar in my system rebelling, trying to persuade me that one more week/day won't hurt. It will.

I have always used this as a tool in my battle of health and fitness and I hope it is going to be there for me again.

Laters S.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A week later

Well a week later give or take and I am winding down for the night. It is amazing the difference a week makes to your outlook ( give or take a couple of days lol). I made it through about 9 days without eating out ( sorry but chi town hotdogs doesn't count as ember needed food). I feel better for it and is weird I almost feel hungrier not eating out. Think it says a lot about how non portion controlled restaurants are.

My goal is to make it to the end of the month and being able to say my eating out budget is sub 40 bucks. I hope that as well as saying that I will also be below the 219 I was last month and the angry Scot won't appear again.

Peace out and have a great Monday tomorrow.

S.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thoughts

It's been a while since I posted and I just feel in the mood to post.

Weight - Sucks, gain this month from being half assed, up to 227 so getting my act together.

Some days I feel that it's all a waste of time getting myself healthy. Really what's the point? Well for me and what I tell myself is that it's life. I lived it as a fat ass and it was not fun. Imagine going to a fairground or a park and being told you are too big. Imagine people looking at you and thinking that you obviously eat way to much. Well I have been there it's not fun and it brings your self esteem waaaaaay down. I look in the mirror today and I am starting to see someone I like being. Yeah I have work needing to be done but I am over 100 pounds lighter than my recorded heaviest.
If people don't like me for it or don't want to know me then they can take a long walk off a short pier. If people don't want to get to know me, or wanted to get to know me, then they can kiss my Scottish arse. Their loss in life.

As I go forward I need to realize that the one person that will be there for me is myself. If I don't take care of him then I may lose him ( yeah I'm talking third person). I hope by realizing this that I will continue my journey more focused and with better self esteem. As I have already said if people don't want to join me on my journey or visit then it's their loss because I think the destination is worth this trip complete with its little bumps.

Have a great day everyone

I know I will

S

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July....!?!?

Just felt like posting.

Been a crazy month and not that its been bad but just that I have a feeling I will weigh in next week to a few pound weight gain. No one to blame but myself. Vacation for 10 days and not being strict about watching what I eat, then home and doing the same.

I have found myself sans motorcylce this month. Its a self imposed ban of riding the concours as I dropped it and I just feel its not the right bike for me. It is now officially Jens bike as soon as it comes back from repairs by insurance. If I can get an adjunct position in my field I hope to clear funds to get myself a cruiser to keep me going.

In the meantime maybe I can take my Road bike off the wall and actually ride it *gasp*. Think I need to have a me ride (get a baby sitter or take a day of and it could be a group ride woot).

S.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Another month bites the dust

Well as another month draws to a close I am able to give another update on my primal journey. While it has not been as strict as it should have been eating wise I am able to report another weight loss for the month.

We weighed in a little early this month with it done on Wednesday 27th. That said I can report that it was a 10lb loss this month. For the first time in more years than I remember I am under 220 lbs. yup you got it I am 219 lbs. I feel better than I have and the complements have been coming thick and fast which is a little weird for me.
I am still initially aiming for 200lbs but as I see my body just now I have the feeling that I may have to continue my journey all the way to 180. It's still a wait and see thing but if I end up in the 100's it will be a shock for me.

Still no return to the bike yet but I am still hopeful. I still want to ride a century but as long as I am not getting on the bike it does not look hopeful for this season.

Well enough for now. Talk to you soon

S.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

3 months on body stats are showing a change.

Well it has been 3 months since I was "measured" and I got my stats taken again last night. Over this time I have been complimented on my changes and for me it has been difficult as I have a little problem with taking compliments. But with this knowledge I wanted to see how it translated into cold hard facts.

Body fat - a loss of 2.4 percent so I am down to 32.7 percent. Still not great but a step in the right direction

Waist - 4.5 inches lost
Neck - 0.25 inches lost
Chest an shoulders - both 2 inches lost.

So yeah. Stevie is a changing and here's hoping it continues.

S

Thursday, May 31, 2012

May Update

Well another month has passed and its now been 152 days since I committed to the primal lifestyle. To say that it required a rethinking of what I do and how I eat is an understatement. When I started back in trying to lose the 30ish pounds I had gained I didn't realise the improvements I would make and where I would be now.

When I started I had crept back up to 268lbs (my pregnancy weight LOL) from 232. Now as most know 232 is not where I want to be that is another 30-50 pound lower so that being said it meant I was 70-90 from my goal but still a good 50 lbs less than I was. Even with that good news (what good news) I was not happy being heavier again. 152 days later I can happily report that I am now down to 229 lbs that is the 36lbs I gained plus 3 *grin*. For the month that means I lost 7lbs for the month.

Its not just the weight that has changed thankfully. I am seeing it in other areas also. For the first time in ohhh 20ish years I am in a size 36 Jeans. I will admit its a loose size 36 but hey its 36.  I am also working out more than I used too. Not as much as I should really be doing but I am trying to rectify that. In the 2-3 months I have had gym membership at NFC I have visited it more than the last one (3 times in a year erk). Most times it is to work with weights with Jen but on those times she is with her PT I instead do cardio. Cardio for me is still the bike and if I can get 30 mins on even a stationary bike it means I still get 30 mins.

On the food front I have been fine tweaking what I eat, a good example being that at the start of the year i was eating way to much red meat, and have been trying to vary the primal foods that I can have. We purchased coconut and almond flour to assist us and these have resulted in "alternate" cooked foods that are primal. Over the last few months coconut flour pancakes have become a regular breakfast food at the weekend (more for ember as she LOVES them LOL) but my most recent discovery was primal banana nut bread which I baked a couple of days ago and it has been a huge hit (just need to reduce the amount of salt in it though) and use the almond flour. Given time I am also looking at trying some of the almond flour breads just to see how they work. For those interested the nutrition info for the pancakes and banana nut bread are as follows

Cals.FatSodiumCarbs.D.F.SugarProtein
Pancakes
per pancake
(14 per batch)
we include a banana
925g39mg8g3.5g3g4g
B.N. Bread
per slice
(assuming 20 per batch)
14211.5g135mg6g2g3g5g

Laters peeps
S.