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PistaMy favorite paleo snack is nuts. I prefer pistachios the most. I feel the effort I have to put in to get those tasty morsels out of their shell makes them better for me and slows down my snacking. I also like almonds and walnuts. MMMM nuts.

indian-tiger_1431_990x742My biggest struggle as of late is seeing my weight stay the same. I see lots of good physical changes and feel great but damn it would be nice to see that number actually start to go down. I really don’t want to give myself too much of a calorie deficit but I think it might be the only way to really get results. Ive adjusted my diet a few times over the last 2 months. Something to delve deeper into.

Tigerfiercebaby

Last week was super busy with a big presentation for work (hence the lack of Friday post because I was busy with said presentation) but I was still able to get all of my steps and keep to the diet and make it to the gym everyday. So the results of said regime and dedication was a fluctuation of 1 pound up so 251 and a 1 percent increase in BMI 33.3%. Everyone keeps telling me to ignore the scale and for the most part I am but it is still annoying. My Weights in the gym keep getting heavier though and I am putting in a little more time and reps in each day. I have hit 10k steps no matter what.

This week the real test is my quick jaunt to the United States for a week. Maintaining my steps might be a challenge with the mixed time zones but will work towards it regardless. I have my Resistance bands packed in my suitcase and ready to go. Won’t have any protein powder with me but I might pick up some bars when I land. Staying vigilant on trips has always been my downfall. Expect erratic to non-existent posts from Wednesday to Wednesday.

fat tiger

The hardest thing to sticking to a diet is people giving you food you are not supposed to eat. I am good to not over indulge but the damage is usually already done. If it happens early in the day I try to adjust my food the rest of the day accordingly but at the end of the day it is tough to compensate. I am pretty good at saying no most of the time but when someone does something nice for you it seems wrong to say no. So I try to walk more steps or do more reps or add in an exercise to help burn off the extra calories but I never let it get me down. Each day is a new day and new challenges and yesterday is over and done with. There will always be setbacks but it is the journey forward which keeps us going not the past that should hold us back.

Tiny TigerEvery day I keep working towards my goals in fitness and in health. Even if it is a little bit. Yesterday I was able to reduce my calorie intake fairly well. Hope to keep that up. I got to the gym this morning and did a little bit of weights. I have rocked my 10k steps everyday. I may not accomplish every daily goal but as long as I try that is what counts and tomorrow is a new day.

TigerfiercebabyThis week I got back down 250lbs and maintained a 32 BMI. I realize that the amount of calories I am adding in from the protein shakes was spiking me up this week and I hit 255 at one point. So this weekend I cut back on calories in my meals. So instead of supplemental I will be looking at one of my shakes as a replacement meal. I hit the gym every day and have my rest day today which is still yoga and some body weight exercises (main reason Monday is rest day is gym is closed). I cooked and bought way too much food the week before so I am letting the leftovers carry into this week and not doing anything but veggies this week for dinners. We will see playing with calorie counting this week what results I can attain on the weight side. Hoping to see a nice downward trend start this week.

FitbitI have had my Fitbit One for a few years now. A few months ago it wasn’t syncing so I put it away but I decided to try and get it working again. Today I got it to work so I will be tracking my steps and working on doing 10k steps a day again. I will also be using the Fitbit site to track calories too. I even synced my Aria scale with the right WiFi so now that should update my profile as well. When I am back in the states I will get one of those fancy new Fitbit Watches that tracks if I am dying and stuff. The mark up here in India is ridiculous so it will be cheaper to pick up while I am in the States.

Aside from that I have been hitting the gym successfully everyday or doing exercise at my apartment doing body weight exercises and yoga. I am doing my protein shakes in the morning before I go to the gym and then immediately after along with one protein shake before bed. The morning I have 2 eggs either hard boiled or prepared another way. My lunch is salad with chicken strips. Dinner is a vegetable dish with some other prepped meat mutton, chicken or rumaki this week. I have cut out the snacks for now and extra fruit. Drinking a good amount of water. I feel great. I get a solid chunk of sleep. I am able to even get a couple hours of gaming in the evening and an hour of reading. Plus 30 minutes of meditation in the morning and 30 minutes at night. Its a packed day with work but it is a good day.

Tiger eating

The more I research on weight training the more I realize I need to add more protein in my diet. I have some good sources in my whole food diet but I will be trying out some supplements soon with protein powder. I guess I will be moving towards a little more primal than paleo with my whey protein but I would rather be doing it right than doing it wrong. I’m not going to be replacing meals but supplementing my meals with protein shakes in the morning before my workout and right after. Rest of my diet should relatively stay the same. Lets see how this goes

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So not really progress. In the last 2 weeks I have gained 2 pounds and my BMI went up by 2%. Not exactly the number progress I was working for. Now if I go for appearance some parts of me have thinned out some and my arms and legs have a lot more muscle. I also learned how to use one of the workout equipment pieces I was unsure of this weekend which add a few more weight exercises to my routine. Its not all about the numbers. Still going and working hard.

slowcooker

I brought to India my slow cooker but like many of my electric appliances it does not work. So I am getting a new one because nothing makes being Paleo easier than a slow cooker. Easy way to make a large batch of food for the week. Some vegetables, some spices and a nice piece of meat thrown in the slow cooker and BAM awesome meal. Looking forward to trying out some old recipes with some new indian spices.