Saturday, June 01, 2013
6/1/13 125.4 lbs
BODY - Wow, what an amazing transformation this has been! My skin looks clearer, younger even. I've received many compliments that I look healthy, slim and younger. I dropped a pant size, feel great in all my clothes and have not lost any strength at the gym. I'm also running faster.
FOOD - The most difficult times are when I'm too tired to cook and in a jam and can't get home to prepare my own meal. Ordering out is very challenging but completely doable if you're not afraid to ask for a substitution here and there. Burger no bun and instead of fries on the side can I get a side salad? I'd like the salmon but instead of rice could I get extra vegetables? Everywhere I've been has been more than happy to give me what I asked for.
MOOD - Heck, I lost a pant size and finally dropped the stubborn last 10 lbs that I've been dragging around for the past 6 years. I FEEL GREAT! I had been sleeping better until the heat hit but I'll acclimate soon enough. I still get tired on days I over extend myself and if I do allow myself a treat (like the piece of GFCFSF cake I had for my daughter's birthday last weekend) I get sluggish, bloated, constipated and have to fight sugar and alcohol cravings for a couple days. It took me a week to cycle off that slice of cake so I will be very wary in the future of non Paleo foods.
OPINION - I'm living it! It's not the easiest most convenient plan I've ever followed but it's certainly not the hardest or most restrictive. I don't have to slam my head against a wall at the gym working out for 2 hours a day 6 days a week so that's nice. I will admit, having food intolerance's makes saying no much easier these days but feeling this clean and this great makes saying no even easier. I'm feeling so fantastic that as of today I must say...I am going to live an active Paleo Lifestyle for as long as I shall live.
You should try it!!
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