namtrag Posted February 24, 2014 Share Posted February 24, 2014 My wife and I started yesterday after spending Saturday reading the book, shopping, and looking at recipes. I think we will do great on the program, and we are happy to be doing it together. I am so lucky to have a wife who loves to cook...I'd cook, but she won't let me lol. My goals are to lose some inches from my midsection, get my blood pressure down (130/85 even on lisinopril at 10mg per day), and just to feel better. In the past, I have done a bodybuilding exercise routine, but for the past year or so, have not worked out much. I think we are going to take a week to get used to the diet, and walk every day, then start back lifting weights in week 2 by going 3 times a week to the rec center. Eventually we might try crossfit, but we will have to figure a way to fit it into our budget. One other thing to mention: we love backpacking, and really want to get in shape for that as well. I will be interested in learning how to eat Paleo on a backpacking trip. I weighed in on day 1 at 217.4 lbs and am 5'8". I am 52 years old. While I carry my weight well, I noticed in the before pictures my wife took, I don't look good at all. No wonder my bp is high! I will wait and put the pics up at the end. Anyway, just to recap Day 1, I had: Meal 1: 3 eggs fried in ghee, half a sliced avocado, and a sliced roma tomato Meal 2: Chicken breast cutlets fried in coconut oil, brocoli slaw fried in coconut oil, and a sliced up apple Meal 3: a bowl of grass fed ground beef fried in ghee, with sauteed onion and mushrooms mixed in. Noticed a little bit of hunger, but not too bad...what was cool is the main hunger periods hit right at the time the next meal was supposed to be. I thought I would die without being able to put a splenda and 2 oz of sugar free vanilla creamer in my coffee, but lo and behold, I found the coffee to taste quite good black. It could be the brand we use in our Keurig. We have a reusable cup and we use Cafe Bustelo in it. I think it is roasted slower and at a lower temp than American coffee. It wasn't the least bit bitter, and almost had a sweet taste. I think the thing I will miss the most is cheese. I almost always ate cheese with my eggs and it was really good. I will say that the food tastes so much better cooked in plenty of fat, and I think it keeps me full longer this way. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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