JimS Posted April 9, 2012 Share Posted April 9, 2012 I'm 37, 6' 2", 198 as of this morning, pretty lean but could be leaner. I was completely metabolically broken for most of my adult life, and let myself get up to around 295 lbs before working to change that about 7 years ago. I followed the typical eat less, move more RX and did well, except for recurring hunger cravings, indigestion, bloating, energy swings, sugar addiction, etc. I got down to around 200 lbs but it was unsustainable due to my SAD diet and excessive maintenance workout load. I've hovered between 215 and 240 the past few years until I found the paleo community. I've been eating paleo with some dairy since last September / October and love it. So many things have changed for the better, I don't really want to bore you all with the list. I'm fairly active, trying to do something every day. I focus mostly on bodyweight exercises with some squats, cleans and deadlifts thrown in. I dabble with some running, but I've been losing interest in runs longer than 4-5 miles. I feel great overall, but need a reset. I've lost my edge with my relationship with food. Too often, I've been indulging in "paleo snacks" that throw me off... nuts, nut butters, dark chocolate, bananas, dried fruit, etc. I also probably drink too much coffee, so it wouldn't hurt trimming that back as well. I'd say I average three large cups of coffee each morning, somewhere around 30 oz total. At the same time I've been sloppy with my food, my activity level has dropped a bit, maybe down 30% or so the past couple months... so I've gained a few pounds. It snuck up on me because everything was going so well it felt effortless!!! Time to reset!!! My first Whole30 starts today! I'm hoping this log will help keep me on track. I've been playing with a 16/8 IF protocol a la LeanGains... not sure if I should continue that during my W30 or not. Until I decide, I'm continuing it. Anyone have any thoughts? IF or not during W30? Food so far today: Morning: two cups of coffee, some ice water Noon: First meal of the day:three hard boiled eggs two leftover baked chicken drumsticks three slices leftover pork roast 12 oz or so leftover cauliflower / turnip mash big salad (kale, romaine, cucumber, carrots, tomatos) w/o dressing Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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