Saturday, April 09, 2011
I have been eating according to the primal lifestyle for 3 weeks now. And I have had incremental gains every week. I have tightened up my calories, but I just wasn't feeling like I had lost any weight, in fact feeling like I had gained again. Yesterday I was actually considering going back to a somewhat CW diet. Not processed foods, but maybe adding in some whole grains and doing what I know has worked for me in the past. After all there are tons of people out there eating grains and high carb foods and losing weight! I have done it myself!
The more I thought about it, the more I know I can't. After reading Good Calories, Bad Calories and The Primal Blueprint, I know that we are not meant to be eating grains and certainly not grains that have been processed to death! I know this is the right way for me to eat at this time.
Today I hopped on the scale (even though I had considered staying away from it) and I had lost 1 lb. It's only 1, and I have more to go, but it helped me see that yes, this is right. It takes time to stop a ship and get it turned around, but it is turning
I was also doing a little research on insulin resistance. I have a lot of the symptoms and I want to avoid all those nasty complications and diseases it progresses to. I came across an article that absolutely confirmed for me that yes, a paleo/primal diet is what I should be following! www.womentowomen.com/insulinresistan
I am so over the moon happy today! I am also taking the advice of my paleo teammates and focusing on the health and wellness, and letting the weight take care of itself. (which it will)
Monday, March 28, 2011
And the results were not what I was expecting. I felt like I was losing weight by the end of the week, but I ended up 1/2 lb. Boo.
I know I don't have to count calories following this way of eating, but I tracked some days to see where my macros were falling. But my calories were waaayyy up there some days. And on those days I felt stuffed! I knew I was eating too much and I was also having some wine a few days. So I don't blame the diet, I only blame myself. But I have to admit, I was disappointed in the scale. I kept my carbs low and except for the wine ate strict primal. So I went looking for answers.
I found a link to this article on MDA and I think it's exactly where part of my problem lies.
Too much fat in my diet. Well, that and alcohol lol.
I'm going to tweak the diet and stay AF for 7 days and see what that brings.
Even though I wasn't happy with the scale, and have only myself to blame, a result like that would normally send me back to a CW diet. Or weight watchers, or find me binging on all the junk I could find. But I'm sticking with this eating style because I believe it's the right way to eat for me. I know what I did wrong last week, so I can fix that this week and get the scale moving in the right direction. My knees feel fabulous, and I have lots more energy which is huge on it's own! Here's to a great week!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
My word for the year is CHANGE. There are so many things I want to change. Of course one of those being my weight. I haven't blogged in a while and reading some of my past blogs I see that I had high hopes for last year (as always). I didn't meet one of the goals I set for myself.
So I keep coming back to my word, change, change, change, but there is just too much to change and it's overwhelming. I hit me today that my word for this year should be CONSISTENCY. I need to CONSISTENTLY, day by day make better choices. By being CONSISTENT, I will see CHANGE.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I thought I could complete the 28 day program even through a move. Uh, maybe not. It was hard to keep my goals at the top of my mind while packing, cleaning, etc. Now that we are moved into our new place and are getting settled I am ready to give it another go. My kitchen isn't finished yet, but it's functional enough and I have healthy food in the house. I'm ready to get back to my program! I missed tracking calories and fitness! I've been doing it half-heartedly for so long that it's now become a habit. I think that habit has made me more aware of the calorie content of foods and has allowed me to maintain my weight the last year. I have more I want to lose though so it's time to get crackin'!
There is something about moving that feels like New Year's - a fresh start, a clean slate and it always makes me feel like I can really change. Usually, that a big 'ol pipe dream but it makes the move more fun!
I have an empty nest now and I know I will have the time to take care of myself, no excuses, now I have to have the will and motivation. I think for the most part I've been "OK" with where I am weight wise which is why I haven't done more to lose this 20lbs. I look pretty decent for my age, but I FEEL frumpy. I don't want to settle for frumpy anymore. I want to feel GOOD, no GREAT about myself! Not just OK! Besides I have lots of awesome goals on my vision board and I want to meet them. Wow, I just gave myself a pretty good pep talk!
Now, I'm off to finish the kitchen today and get in just 10 minutes of cardio and for sure all my water! It's going to be a great day - I can just feel it!
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