|Before I get started, I really wanted to share this blog post I read today called: Everything In Moderation: The Long Road To Nowhere. You should probably read this. ;)|
Ok! It's day 21!!! I made it! Obviously I'm not excited at all. ;) I was remembering this morning about my sophomore year in college when I tried to be a vegetarian: worst (food) experience of my life. Uh! I always felt hungry and I was constantly sad that the person next to me was eating a juicy steak and I was eating rice & beans-no thank you! That being said, it's amazing how different this experience has been from that one. I look forward to every meal (and snack if I have one). I never feel bloated or weighed down or like I have to limit myself or worry, "am I eating too much?" I feel like my body has a new normal. I no longer have a desire to eat those "non-primal" foods. I look forward to things like avocados, lamb and bacon of course! Cutting out all those foods that aren't good for my body has forced me into eating more vegetables without me even realizing it. I say forced, but I mean that in a good way. I dropped a whopping 9 lbs in 3 weeks and I'm amazed because I truly never felt as though I was on a "diet" or even trying. The thing about "diets" is that they are never a good idea unless it is something you can sustain for life. And I now KNOW that living primaly and eating a paleo/primal diet is something I can sustain for the long haul. Frankly, at this point, the idea of eating a piece of bread makes me cringe. I'm not saying I don't like the taste, but knowing how it will affect my body makes me not even want to go near it.
Even though my 21 day challenge is finished, my journey has just begun. I'm going to continue to challenge myself with food, fitness, and helping others who want to make a change in the right direction. I am looking forward to watching the changes in my mom and brother as they continue on their primal journeys as well. Maybe 6 months or a year down the road we can submit a family success story to Marks Daily Apple. I am so proud of myself, and my family and friends who have expressed interest in embracing this lifestyle. So until tomorrow, Grok on!
|Breakfast: ham & mushroom omelet made with 3 eggs and bacon fat & 1/2 a grapefruit.|
|Lunch: leftover green beans with pesto butter shrimp scampi-find this recipe here.|
|Then add a whole bunch of spices: ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, garam marsala, chili powder, red curry powder, ground coriander, ginger & chili paste.|
|Next add coconut milk, mushrooms, 1/4 cup heavy cream, tomato paste & tomato puree. Then add all the cooked veggies.|
|We also made more tikka masala tonight.|
|Dinner: a bowl of chicken tikka masala & a bowl of navrathan korma.|
|Snack: I got a new chocolate bar since I finally finished the last one-ate about 3 squares from this 85% cocoa organic chocolate bar. Also had about 10oz of red wine.|
|Day 1 Weight: 132 lbs, Day 21 Weight: 123 lbs|