My Primal Year, after 1 Month and 5 Days...
Five weeks into this adventure, I'm a bit disappointed with my progress. If ever I were to be hardcore about this project, it would be at the beginning, when inspiration is fresh. I've had far too many cheats and haven't spent enough time thinking through the finer points of the project.
I lost seven pounds in the first two weeks of the year, and have maintained since then. I'm happy with that progress. My primary goal isn't weight loss, but that's an easy way to measure progress. My goal is to improve my health and quality of life. My sleep has not improved. My energy levels don't seem to have changed. I drink far too many diet soft drinks. I haven't exercised, yet I'm really sore. I'm rarely hungry, which means that I rarely eat. When I am hungry, I'm too hungry to cook, so I binge on nuts. I had hoped to have my diet dialed in by now, so I could turn my attention to other areas for improvement. I guess this is the area of disappointment.
I spend the weekends planning and preparing meals and snacks for the busy week ahead, but I rarely get it right. I make beef jerky, which sits in the fridge until mold (?) grows. I make omelet muffins or caveman cookies, and then eat them all right away.
My goal for February is to get my diet under control. No more nut binges. No more unscheduled cheats (only one cheat scheduled for this month, on my birthday). I need to find some sort of healthy snack that isn't so delicious that I eat it until it's gone. Jerky fits the bill, but I usually choose not to eat than to eat jerky.
I think I'm grumpy today.