The Crossfit open has finally come to a close. I’m not too satisfied with how I performed but I was about 380 something in the region out of like 1000 girls. So I guess that is something to be happy about. I know that next year will be so much better, though! I’ve got a lot of fine tuning to do and I’ve got a plan!
The primal diet has been going well. Keeping a food journal has made me so much more aware of what I take in. I found myself saying no to a cookie because I knew that I was at my carb limit for the day. That’s never happened in my life. But one thing that I’m MOST proud of this day was my willpower on Friday night. I helped in the kitchen at a friend’s wedding reception and there was a dessert bar! Let me tell you, I had to cut, place, arrange hundreds of beautiful desserts. the most moist brownies with mint filling, cupcakes, cheesecakes, CAKEPOPS for goodness sake. I thought I was going to pass out. All of the other kitchen girls were sampling the desserts and I am proud to say that I did have one! I didn’t even lick my finger when I had loads of chocolate icing on it. Its amazing, though, the inner demons that I had that whole night. “Oh, one dessert isn’t going to sabotage my diet” or “If I eat one of these, I’m going to be so upset with myself”. I don’t know why sugar has such a hold on me. It was nice to pass on them. I found myself eating red pepper spears and staring at the carrot cake. Come on carrot cake has carrots in it! It has to be healthy, right?! ;) Now, I don’t plan on totally omitting sugar from my diet 100%. I just knew that if I had one dessert that night I wouldn’t be able to stop myself. I’m not ready for that yet. Soon though!
Today is Sunday, and I’ve fasted today. Mark Sisson’s book talks about fasting every once in a while. I plan on doing a 24 hour fast every Sunday with Saturday night being my cheat meal :) I’m feeling so great and the results are so fast, its amazing.
Since weighing in 13 days ago, I’ve lost 8 pounds. Keep in mind, I didn’t officially start this primal diet until 6 days ago. My goal is not to be skinny, though! My goal is to lose body fat and build muscle mass.
Progress for the last couple of days…
Friday I had 1393 calories
protein= 100G Carbs=55g (YAY ME! that was hard) fat=78g
Saturday 1530 (whoops, went over by 150 calories)
protein=86 carbs=77 fat=101