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Slow and Steady wins the race

Thursday, May 23, 2013

So I have been on this weightloss adventure now for 16 months. During this time I have lost 80 lbs and I feel amazing. There have been periods where weightloss has slowed and or stopped as I exercised less and indulged in a few more paleo treats but with that said I have been able to maintain my weight because I have finally found a lifestyle rather than a diet.

I find myself enjoying exercise and willingly doing a minimum of 3 hours of intense exercise a week because I like it and want to. I know what foods make me sick now and as long as I stick to paleo I do not gain weight, I do not need to count my calories and I never feel hungry or deprived.

16 months ago I embarked on this paleo journey and I will never look back. It is the best thing I have ever done and although I still have about 50 lbs left to lose I know I can do it.

Now I have been taking it pretty slack and basically just following the diet and exercising when I feel like or have time to. This has worked and I am happy with the results I have now plus I have a base I know I can stick with. With that said though I want to lose the last 50 over the next 6 - 8 months and not over the next year. This is a weightloss of less than 10 lbs a month which is healthy and more than ideal. I want to concentration on toning and also work towards running a 10k. I am also going to track my calories for a bit. In the beginning I was tracking not how much I was eating but what I was eating to make sure I was following the diet and to make myself accountable. Now though I will need to actually cut calories back to acheive the weightloss as I no longer weigh 265 lbs. The weight wont just melt off me now it is going to take a little bit more effort on my part to acheive this but I am 100% up for the tast!

I have never been prouder of myself than I have been this past year. Proud that I stuck with it and that I put myself and my health ahead of anything else. Proud that I have been teaching my son healthy habits and that I am now healthy.
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    1699 days ago
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    HealthyGrammy49 - Paleo is the best thing I have ever done. Thanks for the kind words and good luck on your own journey. You wont regret it! emoticon
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    Hi SAB. I'm new to the Paleo Team and was so encouraged & inspired by your journey this far. You are emoticon . I know you will see your final goal realized and maintain your healthy lifestyle for a lifetime! emoticon on all your accomplishments! Simply Amazing!
    1700 days ago
    Congratulations on your weight loss and good luck with getting to your goal weight. It is no small accomplishment!!
    1700 days ago
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