Week 3 Achievements
Start Weight: 69.3kg – End Weight: 69.2kg
Start Neck: 32cm – End Neck: 32cm
Start Waist: 85cm – End Waist: 83cm
Start Hips: 100cm – End Hips: 100cm
Start Chest: 82cm – End Chest: 82cm
Start Bust: 100cm – End Bust: 100cm
Start Arms: 62cm – End Arms: 60cm
OK, So you may have noticed a bit of slackness with regard to the daily Food Journals this weekend. Lets just say I have fallen off the wagon a bit, for a couple of reasons. To be honest, I seem to have plateaued a bit, given that the above measurements were taken before it all started to go a bit wrong!
My best friend Dom came to stay at the weekend. Despite being very athletic and slim, she has a diet which contradicts mine completely….. she says that carbs bloat her and she avoids them, but when we talked about what she had eaten in the 24 or so hours before she arrived with me, she had to concede to the fact that it was about 75% grain, including her ‘healthy’ snacks of Go Ahead bars and cereals.
So Saturday consisted of a shopping trip to Southampton, and eating in the food court at West Quay. The most primal I could manage without queueing at Nandos was some KFC popcorn chicken. It probably would have been cooked in some hideous vegetable oils, the chicken itself pumped with crap, and the coating is most definitely made with flour, sugar and all sorts of artificial flavourings. Far from ideal really!
We snacked on some pre-packaged mixed nuts in the afternoon, and I drank water, so that wasn’t too bad, and in the evening I cooked us a chicken breast wrapped in bacon stuffed with mushrooms, broccoli and spinach, with a spoonful of greek yoghurt to moisten it all up a bit. It was lovely, but then followed the champagne and orange juice, multiple gin and tonics, and an entire large bag of Cadburys Giant Buttons from the garage on the way home.
Sunday morning saw a trip to the upmarket village cafe for brunch – I had a smoked haddock & salmon fishcake (made with potato), with a poached egg and some hollandaise sauce – bloody lovely! I tried to avoid the hollandaise as much as possible though.
We went for a wander along the beach in the afternoon and obviously had to buy an ice-cream, mine was a New Forest strawberry, some of which was wolfed down by my niece, which helped!
In the evening, despite a very naughty weekend, I chowed down on roast pork with all the usual veg, potatoes, gravy, cheese sauce etc, and then polished off a lovely bowl of fruit brulee….!
Waking up this morning (Monday), I was a rather worrying 70.1kg again, and feeling more than a little bloated. I vowed that this week I am going to be the epitome of primal, with all the slightly naughty bits removed – so no fruit, no dairy, no nuts, and no little snacks to help me pass a craving. This of course will last until Saturday, when I have a wedding of a good friend to attend, and it’ll all go out the window again. Next week, I’ll go back to being 80-90% primal for a few weeks leading up to our holiday.