Sunday, January 19, 2014
Before the end of the year I joined the Emotional Eating SparkTeam in a 100 Day Weight Loss Book Discussion/Challenge. The book we are discussing is Linda's Spangle's '100 Days of Weight Loss.'
I bought the book well before we started, and fought temptation to charge a head. Instead, I checked out her website, got a spiral notebook that is recommended, and mentally prepared myself for about 2 half weeks.
We are on Day 19 & I can’t believe how easy following this book is and how much I have learned in just 19 days!! In the mornings, I get my cup of coffee and read my chapter (it is 2 pages a day – if a busy mom can do it anyone can) do a bit of journaling (I am also writing my food consumption in my notebook) and carry on about my day with something new to carry with me/try/be aware of. In 19 days I have lost 7lbs!!!
Before starting this challenge, I have had some tummy troubles pretty much since October. I have been trying different things and once the challenge and working out set in I started feeling a little better, but not my best. I bought some Paleo book and decided it is time to bite the big one and see if it helps at all.
– The Paleo Diet or Caveman Diet for those of you that don’t know is where you eat like the paleolithic or caveman did. Meat, fruits, and vegetables. No grains, sugar, or dairy. (Yes, I’m pretty sure the paleolithic caveman had coffee…no… no… they invented it – okay don’t believe me on that, but I would like to believe that the night they discovered fire they made the first pot of coffee!)
So I toyed around with it for days no sugar, but I had yogurt, vise versa… still felt like crap… so this last Wednesday I told myself I was going to have to go in deep and follow it to the ‘T’ and see how it goes. 5 days in and I feel the best I have felt in 3 years!!!
This diet requires A LOT of prepping and making your own EVERYTHING (initial stocking up was pricing on the pocket!) But I am actually enjoying being in the kitchen cooking or as I tell my husband “creating” because I honestly have no idea how things will turn out! -Last night’s creation: Paleo Pumpkin Pie and it was FABULIOUS!!
I just feel like after so long, I am finally finding “ME” – and it is sooo good to see her!!!