I haven’t been posting about Mamavation, because when you’re a Mamavation Mom, you do your posts ON the Mamavation website. It makes sense to me, but then I have no real way to update you all who are not keeping up on the Mamavation website as to how I’m doing on my whole primal journey and how it’s working for me.

So, since my post doesn’t go up until Tuesday over there (with a video by me, so I recommend it highly) today for Mamavation Monday I’ll share last week’s numbers and tell you a little about how things are going.

First, the numbers from my weigh-in on the 5th.

Starting Weight: 318.4 lbs.
Difference from Last Week: -2.4 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 24.4 lbs.
Percentage of Body Weight Lost to Date: 7.66%

I’m doing pretty good with staying on my diet (call it a lifestyle, whatever, it’s just what I eat and it works for me regardless of the label). I’ve been experimenting with potatoes and rice, because we can’t afford awesome, grass-fed meat for everyone without a little filler. Eventually we will be able to, but that week is not this week and, as such, we do the best we can and just stay away from wheat and bread and processed food. The kids seem to be thriving on all the veg and are happy with the meat.

We ran out of butter the other day and I didn’t want to leave the kids alone with my sleeping husband – he sleeps really deeply since he started working the overnight shift – so I just used some leftover bacon grease from the refrigerator instead of butter on the potatoes and the kids loved it and I loved it and it worked for everyone so I considered it a win.

Last night we had chicken tacos. A little chicken and a whole bunch of lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado. They were so good, and we used corn tortillas – very tasty. The only problem is as I was on my third taco I realized that my stomach isn’t what it used to be and I felt so full all of a sudden that I thought I was going to be sick. A huge misjudge on my part and one I won’t make again.

Full is full and letting my eyes judge how much I should eat instead of listening to my body was a rookie mistake and one I paid for with a night-long stomachache.


Have you gotten your eyes to stomach ratio under control? Do you still misjudge sometimes?