Saturday, June 21, 2014
... I posted this on my FB page and wanted to share it with you. As you know, up until last week I have been following the Personal Paleo Code (Chris Kresser). Last week I started doing carb cycling and have added the following foods in with no problem:
- organic sour cream
- Greek yogurt (plain)
- organic cheddar cheese
- Kerry Gold Butter
- potatoes (new)
- 85% dark chocolate
Aside from the butter, I don't eat these things regularly, but it adds variety to my diet and as long as I they don't cause me a problem I am going to continue eating them. I will however, from time to time, do resets because I know that my body can change over time and what didn't cause inflammation today, may become problematic in the future.
I also wanted to update you on my weight loss progress. I am not big on using the scale on a regular basis but I know that it can be useful from time to time. Well, this morning I decided to weigh myself, and could hardly believe my eyes!!!!!....
Starting weight: APRIL 1st: (pre-reset): 176
Weigh-in: May 24th: - 164
Weigh-in: June 21st: - 158.6
I have lost 17.4 pounds! I know that my clothes are fitting looser, I actually felt that I had stopped losing.... I will have to take measurements later...
Living a low/lower carb paleo/primal lifestyle has not been hard at all and I love that I am finally getting some control over my weight because I was feeling very frustrated and hopeless before the reset. I am still a work in progress and have more weight to lose. My 10% goal is 158 pounds... My ultimate goal is 140 - 145 or size 8.
Weight with clothes on:
Weight without clothes:
I hope my progress will serve to motivate and inspire those who think they can't lose weight. I had never had a weight problem until I got breast cancer and just could not find a way to successfully lose weight until I discovered the Paleo/primal lifestyle, thanks to my dear "SUE AKA MELTNSUE" ... the PP reset also showed me that I can function just fine on low to no carbs, while losing weight and maintaining muscle mass. This is something even my nutritionist was not able to help me with, I learned all this on my own, through researching the internet, my Spark friends (... Sparkpeople.com) and paleo/primal/low carb groups on FB. I have also been menopausal (... surgical menopause) since 2009.
... Stay encouraged and don't ever, ever give up!