Sunday, September 08, 2013
Last Wednesday I started the Paleo Diet.
I don't really consider it to be a "diet." Oooh, dreaded boogie man word. Diet to me means "way of eating" rather than restriction-ville.
This is a lifestyle change for me. A way of thinking and being. I am depriving myself nothing. And already I have lost 6 lbs. I am surprised.
Even though I had tried a "grain-free" 30 days, in 2007, as a jumpstart to a diet with "whole grains" and organic unprocessed foods to great results, there is always a doubt that any action I try will not get results.
I don't plan on returning to eating grains as a main staple of my diet. If nothing else, grains will be treated like alcohol, something to be indulged in infrequently.
My significant other is truly being supportive. We're both doing Paleo together and he's relishing in the new recipes. I've probably bought 20 books focusing on Paleo and Primal lifestyle and eating.
A lot of new ingredients and making items from scratch. He even made mayonnaise from scratch. I'm eager to make ketchup from scratch. This way we know there are no additives or preservatives etc. Just the pure unprocessed food.
I woke this morning and was 240.4 lbs. I don't know if it's this "water weight" loss that people keep mentioning. I just know I was 250 lbs on June 2nd and within days have lost several pounds in just a week.
When I wake tomorrow will I be 238 lbs? I will jump for joy if so. That was my weight in 2007 when I first tried "grain free". A year and a half later I found out I was 208 lbs.
Yeah, a year and a half later because I wasn't and still am not watching the scale like a hawk.
I do seem to have a bit of the "low-carb flu" or "wheat-flu." Feels like allergies or a cold. But the symptoms seem to be better today.
That's it for the update. When I hit 230 lbs - 235 lbs, I'm going to restart my workout schedule with high dedication. I'm a member of a Y but I'm curious about Crossfit and may start doing "Workouts of the Day" (WODs) before checking out a Crossfit gym.