Tuesday, July 19, 2011

5 Week Blood Results

Got new blood results. If this does not convince you that Paleo is the way to go, I do not know what will. I will post results from July 12 first and then results from June 3 in parentheses.

Cholesterol 183 (229)
Triglycerides 112 (191)
HDL 48 (52)
LDL 113 (139)
Hgb A1C 4.8 (4.9)

Because I was so sick last week, my C-Reactive Protein jumped up to a 6 from a 2.2

My creatinine was high as well (1.3) and my glomerular filtration rate was at 50 (a little low). I was so sick and dehydrated last week my blood tests really showed it. I will redo those in a month.

I went to Crossfit last night. Kicked my butt! We did this WOD called "The Hike". Holy crap! I am glad that I did not have to do the whole thing, I would still be there. I did a modified version of it since I am so out of shape. This is what I did and in parentheses is what everyone else had to do.

10 Handstand Push-Ups (20)
20 Pull-Ups (40)
600m Run (same)
40 Sit-Ups (80)
50 Squats (100)
100 Singles -Jump Rope (75 Double Unders)
25 Walking Lunges (50)
20 Burpees (25)

I finished in 24 minutes. Pretty good. Most of the people that did the whole workout finished before me, but hey, I finished! I feel good and I will get better! That is all that counts.

Down 12 pounds and will do measurements on the 3rd of August.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cheated and Paying For It!

On Sunday, I went through the Taco Bell drive through. My daughter likes the soft beef tacos (her dad usually gets them for her, so I thought it would be a nice treat). I ordered 2 tacos for her and a Chicken Fiesta Salad for me thinking that I would just eat the inside of the salad and throw away the "bowl". The Chicken Fiesta salad contains about 1/2 C of lettuce! On top of that, the main part of the salad is about 1 C of refried beans and 1 C of spanish rice (items that I have not had in over a month). I thought to myself, I have been good, what will a little beans and rice do to me...The next day, I wake up, vomit and sit on the toilet again and again and again and well you get the point. I called in sick to work. My stomach was in such pain that all I could do was sleep, lay on the couch, and sit on the toity (of course). I lived on water yesterday (lost another pound). I feel better today, my stomach is still doing some loops but much better. I missed my Crossfit class last night and I have chosen not to go tonight as well, just to rest a little more.

I got my bloodwork done this morning, so I will post those results when I receive them.

Friday, July 8, 2011

10 Pounds and 8 1/2 Inches Outta Here!

I weighed and measured myself on July 3 (4 weeks after I started Paleo), I am down 10 pounds and have lost (and I do not want to find them again) 8.5 inches.

Here are comparable measurements (in parenthesis is measurements from July 3)

Weight 210 (200)
Neck 13 1/2 (13 1/4)
Bust 43 (42)
Arm 14 (13 1/2)
Waist 39 1/2 (39)
Hips 49 1/2 (47) 2 1/2 inches on my hips
Thigh 30 1/2 (29) 1 1/2 inches on each thigh
Calf 16 3/4 (16 1/2)
Wrist 6 1/2 (6 1/2)

This is strict Paleo, I just started working out July 2. No workouts during my 30 days, just focusing on the food.

Crossfit...AWESOME! I have been 3 times this week and love it! Saturday am was a group class: 100 box jumps, 100 knees to elbows, 100 jumping pull-ups and 15 walking lunges across parking lot and sprints back. There were 4 people in my group so we each did 25, 25, 25 and 4. I love the group class because you are pulling for your "team". It was fun.

Yesterday afternoon I went to a preview one-on-one with one of the trainers. Since I have been a part of Crossfit before, I did not have to do the 3 class intro "preheat". The trainer said that I was "solid" in my technique. Yeah!

This morning at 5 am I woke up, got dressed and went to Crossfits 6 am class. Warm-up was great because we worked with kettlebells. I have been working out with kettlebells since about 2000. They are great! All around workout - cardio and weights combined into one. After that, we did Max Clean & Jerk. I maxed on 85#. Nice! I had told myself and the trainer last night that I was just going to do the warm-up. I did the whole circuit, yeah me, first real workout in 11 months! After the max clean and jerk, we did a circuit of kettlebell swings and sit-ups. 21-15-9, I finished last but I still completed it in 4 minutes.

After work today, I am going to Trader Joes to get some ingredients for more Egg Cupcakes from Sarah Fragoso's Everyday Paleo book and Egg Houses from her book as well and a ground turkey stew from the Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly cookbook by Phyllis Pellman Good. I love my crockpot! It has been getting a workout since I started this diet. The crockpot has really worked out for me since I leave for work at 7:30 in the am and sometimes do not get home until 8 or later in the evening. I just pull two of my meals out of the freezer the night before and let it defrost for my lunch and evening meals. I try to make 2-3 different meals each weekend so I have some variety during my work week.

New Bloodwork next week to compare from before I started Paleo and about 6 weeks after.

I will take new measurements in about 3 weeks!

Talk soon