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Going Primal: Day 1 and Day 2

So we started our primal venture on Saturday.  We thought with a three day weekend it would be a good time to get started.  Well we forgot one thing.  A holiday!  But I’m a head of myself.

Day 1 – 5/25/2013

Weight: 224.2
Belly Measurement: 40 inches
Chest Measurement: 39 inches

My wife, who is doing this with me, and I have told ourselves that we won’t be stepping on the scale until we hit Day 21.  Realistically we are looking at this as a life style change.  I want something where I can eat and be a reasonable weight.  I enjoy working out, but not as much as I used to.  Love going for walks with my boy and the dog.  Occasionally I like to do an all out sprint and occasionally I like to lift some weights that make me feel a bit more manly! But more than anything I want a life style that’s going to allow us to be fit and active.  I’m really hoping that once we get the eating portion down I’ll be more interested in working out in some fashion.

Eating was not really that bad on this day.  I felt a bit more tired and took a nap, which is kind of normal for us on the weekend.

Day 2 – 5/26/2013

Things were going great.  Had a good breakfast, had a lunch that followed primal and then the phone call arrived.  As I mentioned up above this weekend is a holiday and many (most?) American’s celebrate holiday’s by eating.  And not one to be left behind we joined in. So day 2 we ate primal 2/3rds of the day.  The last part was just gone.  But I don’t feel guilt about it.  That’s one of the first things that Mark talks about in the primal diet.

“Perfection is impossible, but striving for perfection is possible”.

It’s the old 80/20 rule. So this was our 20 for a few days.  Today, the third day, we are back on track.

Onward and upward!