Starting out Primal (January 13th):
Eight Weeks In:
12 Weeks Completed:
I think it might be time to get more fitted clothes, so we can really see the progress (if it continues), or maybe I can just still wear the shirt until it falls off.
Anyway, not any major differences, I don't think, but my trainer says I've lost fat, but other fat has "re-shifted" and can make other areas of your body look bigger than before.
Re-shifted?! How the heck is that fair, I'd like to know! At least I have (tiny) muscles now. So we're going to get through Easter Week, and then I'm going to tinker with diet and exercise again.
Tom and I have several personal friends who have been Primal for a few years now, and all of them have said that you really should have one day a week where you eat cheat foods. It helps with metabolism, emotional balance, and other good stuff. We didn't want to take this approach at first since we thought it would have to lead to weight gain, but the longer we are (attempt to be) Primal, and the more dead-ends I seem to hit, we are thinking of having Saturdays be our cheat days.
The only question is: what does a cheat day consist of? Do all of the meals have cheat ingredients, do you just pick on meal and really enjoy it, or do you still stay Primal for meals but throw in a dessert or two?
(my blog is rebelling today and centering all my paragraphs. ugh)
Then, there is the fall-out, I suppose. I seem to be doing better with recovering from cheat-snacks... no major issues to speak of. The kids do much better now. Except Veronica, who still gets all moody and depressed, so we're really more strict with her. And even Tom is healing. So I don't know that cheats would really hurt anybody.
However, we're still on the fence (although, almost falling off-ha) so if you have some insights into whether or not to cheat, please let me know. Please know I am not looking to be the perfect Primalist. Just trying to strike a balance that makes the family happy while still healthy.