Going Primal Week 3 Results




3 weeks down of my little Going Primal Experiment! I'm going to tweak a few things for the last week, but first to my results so far...



Beginning Stats
Weight 176
BF% 31.4
Waist 32.5
Right Thigh 20.5
Right Calf 14.25
Right Arm 12
Hips 41.75
Week 1 Stats
Weight 175.5
BF% 31.4 (using an Omron BF monitor, results can be fickle)
Waist 32.25
Right Thigh 20.5
Right Calf 14
Right Arm 11.75
Hips 41.75
Week 2 Stats
Weight 175.5
BF% 31.5 (I really am wondering how accurate this BF monitor is)
Waist  32
Right Thigh 20.25
Right Calf 14
Right Arm 11.75
Hips 40.75
Week 3 Stats
Weight 176
BF Didn't take a measurement
Waist 32
Right Thigh 20.25
Right Calf 14
Right Arm 11.75
Hips 41

Hmm, didn't really expect that. This was a really great week. It is getting close to that time of the month, so perhaps that is it. Not going to focus on it or try to make excuses...moving on...

My workouts were awesome this week. I did 2 days of weights, lifted heavy. One day was sprint/walk intervals at the track. Plus, I walked a little over 16 miles total for the week! Awesome.

For this last week I'm going to track with My Fitness Pal every day. Just to be sure my calories, carbs, and protein are where they should be. My workouts I plan to just stay the course, they were great last week so just more of the same.

Also, I am ditching the whey protein. This is tough for me. I was so excited to have it back after last month, but I'm having some issues with it. I now see why Robb Wolf recommends going strict Paleo for 30 days and then slowly introducing some things back if you want, while paying attention to how these things make you feel. Had I not ditched the dairy completely I may never have known. What I've noticed is that right after I have a smoothie with whey my nose is a little snarfly (sorry, best description) and I've been feeling a little bloated too. Also, my acne had hugely improved on the full Paleo and has been worse again this month. So, I'm taking the whey protein back out to see if it changes these things. This smoothie junkie may have to hunt for a protein that agrees with her. Any ideas?!

I come away from these last two months of self experimentation amazed at how certain foods affect me in ways I had no idea! Crazy.