In an effort to get my omegas more inline I've been thinking about adding fish oil to my regimen. I took the fish oil quiz at Whole9 and it came out with me needing about 5 capsules of fish oil a day. Which seems like a lot but hell if Stacey can take 14 (or some crazy shit like that) then surely I can take a measly 5 right? I used to supplement with fish oil a lot back in the day. Time to start again.
When I went to the health food store I was reading the fish oil dosage on this particular bottle of the Carlson brand and it said that 5 capsules was the same amount as one teaspoon of their liquid fish oil. Not being a fan of taking all those pills I decided to opt for the liquid. It's orange flavored. Really? Orange flavored fish oil? Like it won't be nasty enough on it's own you need to add an essence of orange..? ACK!! AND to top it off it was 25 bucks!!! $24.90 to be exact but add on tax it was more like $27. JEEZ!! Trust me at that price I'll be swigging it straight from the bottle like it's a good whiskey!
Now to recap where I am at this point:
10 weeks of Paleo/Primal eating. Absolutely NO grains or dairy or sugar. No processed foods with the exception of a few random condiments here and there. This way of eating has been relatively easy for me. I LOVE IT! I feel incredible and my energy is on fire most days! The stomach issues that I set out to conquer are gone and that was the main reason for going this route in the first place. Weight-loss was just the icing on the cake (the primal friendly cake).
I've lost all the nasty pounds I packed on over the holidays and then a few extra to boot. Bringing me to a total of 15 pounds. My body-fat, although not professionally tested and I hate to caliper myself, has also been going down according to my Tanita, considerably. More so than my weight has in the last few weeks which we all know is a good thing. I would however like to lose a few more pounds/inches. The scale itself has been stagnant the last couple weeks and it's driving me insane.
So, as not to get completely obsessed or caught up on the damn scale, I'm forgoing it the ENTIRE month of April. That's right folks, NO SCALE FOR ME! Instead I'll just be trying on these teeny tiny jeans I have and they will be the indicator of my progress. Which is really a hell of a lot more accurate than the f'ing scale!!
Now once I get into these jeans I'm not sure I'll actually WEAR them out of the house cause they aren't that cute to me anymore. But, still, a great goal! I bought these after my first daughter was born. I was sooo skinny after I had her!! It was that ephedra (ma huang). F*CK the FDA and their recall of the good shit! UGH! Ok.....j/k (kinda)
Chances are though now, knowing all I do know, I probably wouldn't go near the stuff!