Being in the consulting business, I travel from time to time. Travel sometimes makes it difficult to eat well. In my case, I am trying to eat according to the Primal Power Method.
Last week, I traveled to Houston. It’s was nice three-hour drive there. During my stay, I needed to grab a quick lunch and ended up at Five Guys.
This was tough. I really like a good burger and I really (and I mean REALLY) like Five Guys.
So I rushed my order and asked for a “Bacon Burger” all the way. Usually, I would order a bacon cheese burger but my Spidey-sense told me to skip the cheese. Then something inside me asked if I could have it lettuce wrapped. The guy who took my order said, “No problem!”. I smiled and paid for my order.
While waiting for my order, I realized that I should have asked for no mayo and no ketchup. I love mayo, but I am not sure it is a good source of fat according to the Primal Power Method. Ketchup has a lot of sugar and was probably a bad idea.
A few minutes later, they called my order. Turns out the ketchup, mayo, and mustard were in separate containers and I enjoyed my lettuce wrapped bacon burger without them.
The other ingredients (grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, and pickles) seemed okay to me. Although I should probably double-check on the pickles and the bacon was probably cured (eat uncured bacon instead), it looks like a Primal Power Method meal is possible there.
If you have followed this blog or know me personally for any length of time, then you know that I have constantly battled with my weight since high school. So much so that a few years back I wrote a few posts on nutrition when I had gotten a few wins under my belt.
Three years ago I stopped focusing on my nutrition and exercise and managed to put on over 50 lbs. Well the time has come again to wage war on obesity and I figured I would openly share my goals and my progress against it.
Now, I am no expert on nutrition or health. So what I do, I do with the goal of living a better life and being a better father, husband, friend, and employee (in that order).
In terms of nutrition, I started eating according to the Primal Power Method a little over two weeks ago and have seen great results.
In terms of exercise, didn’t change a thing. I still try to walk about 15-30 minutes every day. I still try to take the stairs instead of the elevator. I usually park a good distance from my non-home destinations (driving large truck forces that on you anyway). And that’s it.
So, what are my results?
- On January 5th, 2015, I weighed in at 284 lbs.
- On January 12th, 2015, I weighed in at 275 lbs.
- On January 19th, 2015, I weighed in at 270 lbs.
That’s 14 lbs in two weeks.
My goal is to get under 200 lbs. Which means I still have a long way to go. However, I am hopeful after these results and will keep on trucking for now.
I will share some of my challenges along the way. I hope you will take the steps necessary to live better and become an improved version of you.