This was my first week of doing AIP plus tracking on My Fitness Pal. I didn't set a calorie goal, just ate in general the way I have been eating on AIP for the last month and a half, except I measured everything so I could track accurately. I'm still walking for exercise a few days a week, 1-2 miles each time.
This week I reintroduced peas (green and sugar snap) which are considered a fresh legume. That went just fine. I ate the usual AIP stuff, mainly meats and vegetables with plenty of healthy fats and some fruits thrown in. I am still 100% free of gluten, grains, nuts, beans, soy, nightshades, and general junk.
This week my average calories per day was 1445. I felt fine and did not restrict. I enjoyed my regular meals, several squares of dark chocolate, and the last AIP date caramel from the freezer. One of my favorite breakfasts that I eat several times a week is a "hash" of AIP sausage, diced white or orange sweet potatoes, onions, and whatever other veggies I have on hand (kale, mushrooms, zucchini, etc). It's really good and filling!
The first 4 weeks eating AIP (not tracking) I lost a pound a week.
The fifth week (last week) I did not lose or gain.
This week, AIP + tracking, I lost two pounds (down to 242 today).
I'll keep doing AIP and tracking next week. I am curious as to whether I will keep averaging a pound per week or see an increase in weight loss as I track. I am still not setting a calorie level to aim for... just tracking. I am at that point where you just want to hack the fat off your body to be lighter (even 25 pounds off would make a huge difference in how I look and feel) so maybe that will keep me focused on my goals.
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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