I’m skipping the photo tonight, simply because there doesn’t seem to be much visual change at the moment.
The good news is that after eight weeks on Primal, I’ve lost 13 pounds.
The latest change on the clothes front is that it looks like I’m going to have to replace about half of my underwear, because half of it doesn’t fit anymore. That’s something not too many people mention when they lose weight. Surprise! Your underwear can’t stay up!
The size 14 pants really need to go. I need to commit to 12s and move on. But it’s like the gigantic WSU jersey I bought one Halloween to wear at the Q; I just can’t let go. I still sleep in that jersey, though I’m swimming in it.
This is the first week I’ve been able to wear a pair of size 10s all day. I disguised the muffin top. They weren’t painful, just ugly. Progress! The 8s don’t do up yet. Not surprising.
I found an exercise program on Prevention.com that I think I can live with. We’ll see how six weeks of that works out. Plus, Jeff and I both won a month’s membership at the athletic club across the street from our house. We’ll get to work out there and enjoy the hot tub and sauna for a little while.
I still don’t miss bread or potatoes. I kind of miss beans. I know I’ll miss the fresh peas out of the garden. I can’t wait for garden goodies. The only thing I have been insanely craving is cake. I may have to get a small slice of red velvet cake and be done with it. Satisfy the craving without guilt, and then go back to what I was doing. I did that the other day with a Diet Coke. Yes, I had an evil, aspartame-filled Diet Coke and did not die.
It was not a happy experience. Let’s just say that carbonation is uncomfortable–very uncomfortable–if you’re no longer adapted to it.
I’m still very much on board with this Primal thing. It’s not a miracle cure, but it certainly is better than what I had been doing.