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Brain Craving? Imperfect Paleo Continues

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I have not stepped on the scale for a couple of weeks. I feel enormous. My knee is just now feeling nearly 100% and my balance seems to have stablized again. I am still sort of doing Paleo and still not exercising regularly. (Nothing new there)

Wanting a change from Subway's yummy chopped double chicken salad and not feeling like risking my neck walking there, I went to Carl's Jr at lunch.

A person can eat just about anywhere, but visiting a formerly familiar restaurant after making a change in the diet can be a mental challenge. I ordered the low carb burger (lettuce in lieu of bread), but I forgot to ask them to take off the cheese and the mayo. The side salad had one cucumber slice with peel, a huge tomato slice (no more citrus for me for a day or two!), a tiny pile of cheese shreds that I successfully removed (at least 90%) and a pile of huge pieces of bland iceberg lettuce. (I ask for spinach at Subways).

As I walked back to work, I thought about my craving for sweets. I saw candy at K-Mart but did not touch nor buy. I realized I wanted to chew - that's physical. But the craving for something sweet was only in my brain. An intellectual craving? Interesting. New. Different. I wonder...
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    You did your best!
    1749 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    My craving for sweet is what's killing my progress! I just can't seem to resist.
    I'm glad your knee is better. I know how hard it is to stick with any type of exercise routine when you're in pain.
    1749 days ago
    Glad your knee is feeling better. I know that if your knees are not strong your whole body is at risk. Have you tried any knee exercises? Just a thought. emoticon You are doing well.
    1749 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Great to hear your knee is okay again and good new with the balance!
    You might find it more nutritious and less expensive to ditch the meals out and brown bag it, which also would make it easier to follow your paleo. Eating out is what derails a lot of people's efforts at weight loss, besides being expensive.
    Sweets are addiction, plain and simple, once you have one, you will crave more -well done avoiding that minefield!!
    Enjoy your weekend, hope you can find some 'me' time to relax and enjoy!
    1750 days ago
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