Paleo Progress

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. 


One thought on “Paleo Progress

  1. So Proud of you and happy that things are going well! Working out can do amazing things I’m sure. The natural adrenaline is a good painkiller at least for a little while ;P Glad to see things getting a little better. Baby steps 🙂 Hope you & Johnny had a great halloween!


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