Thursday, February 09, 2012
I wish that Sparkpeople did a better job of keeping out trolls.
Twice now I've had someone make negative comments regarding paleo/primal eating or crossfit.
I deleted them, but grow up people. I am healthy, don't look my age (or act it) and I'm not hurting you with my exercise/food choices. And I'm not shoving it down anyone's throat either. People frequently think I'm half my age and if that's not a recommendation for eating/working out like me, I don't know what is.
Can crossfit hurt ya? sure, if you do it wrong. Can paleo/primal eating hurt you? I doubt it.
News flash, I teach yoga and it can be hazardous it you push too hard, don't do the poses right, etc. Any exercise can hurt you if done incorrectly. So can sitting on your butt eating a SAD diet.
People who keep their profile private and don't post a picture don't have a right to an opinion about other people's lifestyle choices.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
And I liked what I saw.
This morning I couldn't resist so I pulled the scale out of the closet and....down three pounds. That is 10 pounds in a month. That my friends is a miracle. I don't lose weight that easy. And what makes it sweeter? I'm down body fat percent as well! And.. inches. one in my waist since I started, and 3/4 in hips and thighs.
And my allergies? I haven't had allergy medicine in about three weeks. And no stuffyness, no cough, no sinus drainage.
It was so easy and soooo hard.
yes, living grain free is hard. living sugar free is hard. Its freakin everywhere! Everywhere you look you are bombarded with those choices. So ya, if you are a social creature its hard. If you like sweets its hard.
but if you have struggled with your weight your entire life, and worked and worked and worked for each pound lost/each inch lost, its a piece of cake.
Monday, February 06, 2012
I am 1/3 there, but I know I’ll go longer than 30 days, why? Because I love the way I feel. Because I want to do the WHOLE30 not 90 or 95 percent. And if I aim high and miss the mark, its better than aiming low and missing the mark. If its true it takes a week or two to get the grain out of your system after you’ve had a bite, it might take me a whole 30 days more to get there.
This weekend I spent with my daughter celebrating a milestone birthday. She is not eating processed carbs or sugar of any kind so we were able to cook some amazing things and still remain committed. I even navigated a potluck.
Weekend things not Whole30, dairy and “faleo” foods which included paleo cheese cake on Saturday and paleo pizza on Sunday. Still clean eating, still healthy but not 100 percent Whole30 and some would argue the dairy. No grains, no sugar so still on track with how I started the year.
I would argue in a social situation, its better to have “paleo pizza” then regular pizza, etc. We make the best choices for our real lives and want a plan we can live with, not a “that was too hard, I had a slice of pizza so I gave up and ate the contents of my neighbor’s fridge. (mine was only paleo so had to eat theirs). And then I added on a trip to (you name the nasty fast food) I think, my choice works for me, and even being aware of everything I eat, is a big help.
This is the second time I’ve made Paleo Pizza, different crust, this one had eggplant, I liked the first crust better. But both were awesome, as was the pizza.
I spent $81 on groceries this week. A large part was for the ingredients for the birthday paleo cheesecake. It was rich, dark and sinfully good, it was with bitter unsweet chocolate, no grain and coconut crystals instead of sugar. A tiny piece would do ya and since I hadn’t had sugar outside of fruit in a month, a tiny piece did me. It also included two coffees at a coffee shop (only one mine). I’ve spent $229 on food this year.
No weight or measurements yet, but I can see differences in the mirror, my jeans are looser and I feel better. Not sure if that’s getting over an illness or I really do feel better.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
It took me long enough. I actually feel good, great, awesome! all traces of sinus crap, gone. All the feeling bad, gone.
I wondered if I'd ever get my energy back, but its backkkkkkkkk.
I still wanna weigh, measure. My daughter's scale in in the kitchen and I had to drag myself away yesterday. (I hid mine, am visiting)
Friday, February 03, 2012
Yep, About Day 5 started waking up about 6 a.m. Like I did before I got the crud. Energy is mostly back to normal.
I'm not 100 percent. Will have dairy this weekend, which isn't whole 30. Also coffee? the decaf didn't work but half caf is fine and 3/4 caf is fine. Just a little touch of caffiene.
Other food is fine. Making some good stuff.
My favorite treats?
smoothie with coconut milk and cashews and a frozen banana
tiny sweet potato fried in coconut oil sprinkled with cinnamon and curry
kale chips-- wash kale and tear in tiny pieces. put on cookie sheet, sprinkle with olive oil and salt and cayenne if you like it spicy. toast in oven until crispy
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