So, I’ve been eating Paleo for 15 days. I made some adjustments. I added in oats in the morning, which is against Paleo. Again, I wanted to make this something I could stick to for the rest of my life. I’m not seeing drastic results because I already was eating pretty healthfully before. I feel like I’m getting in control of my health for the first time in my life. I’ve only lost 3lbs, but looking forward to slowly getting back to a size I’m comfortable with, which is only 10lbs away from my current weight. For the next 15 days, I’m going to commit to having oats every once in a while and being grain free most of the time. The reason I didn’t give up grains up completely is because my nutritionist cautioned me that I could develop sensitivities to it if I cut all gains from my diet. Plus, I was starving. The oats mitigated that. Now, I’ve gotten creative with my meals. I’m eating more vegetables than I ever have been.
I’ve come to realize that I’ve had a life-long addition to sugar and desserts. For the past 15 days, I’ve cut down my sugar to only an apple a day, the occasional berry smoothie, and dark chocolate at night. Some days are better than others. I had 5 pieces of chocolate last night instead of just one. Today is a new day and I’m getting rid of all my chocolate except for the fancy stuff. Baby steps. For the next 15 days, I’m buckling down. I also don’t plan on baking anything ‘paleo’ that is grain free and sweetened with honey. Yep, honey counts too! I’m taking cutting off sugar cold turkey. I will allow myself fruits, but limit them. I didn’t even have dessert on my birthday. I’m not sure if I can give up dark chocolate, which the Paleo diet allows some of occasionally. I’m going to push myself to further reduce my red wine consumption. I went from 2 glasses a day to 1 or 1/2 a glass.
I’ve started working out 3 times a week. No excuses. Even if I’m in pain or I’m tired, I workout. I’ve noticed that it makes me feel better. It also has make me mentally stronger to handle my medical issues. I found workouts I can do at home and using my own body weight. No halloween candy for me! Actually, that chocolate isn’t up to par for me anyway.