Hi friends (if anyone is still paying attention!)
Sorry I've been away from Spark for awhile. I've actually been living pretty healthy. My eating has been probably 75% healthy, with some candy/ice cream/beer excesses that have kept me from ... Read more
Update, and continuing the primal/paleo lifestyle
Ok, so my paleo challenge has been over for almost 3 weeks, but I'm still going strong. I added dairy back into my diet with no ill effects, but that's the only change I've made, or expect to make. Here's what I eat:
meat: beef, chicken, p... Read more
Paleo challenge 1/2 way over!!
Wow. How did that happen so fast? We're three weeks into the challenge. Here's how it's going:
1. I've rediscovered my love of cooking and recipe hunting, after a real lack of enthusiasm most of January. It's great!
2. I've lost 5-6 po... Read more
Paleo Challenge #2, and back in the gym
well, I'm very sorry to say that I'm in about the worst shape (weight-wise) I've ever been in. It's ugly. I have very little to wear, and refuse to buy more at this size. I'm embarrassed of myself.
How did I get here? I just read my last b... Read more
paleo challenge complete!
So I've finished with my 7 week paleo challenge (team challenge through my crossfit gym.) And I think my team may have won, although we still have to do the repeat of the filthy fifty workout, which counts for some points. That's Saturday, and ... Read more
paleo update: week 3
whoa! I've already done 3 weeks? no way!
I went to a bridal shower on Saturday. No problem eating paleo for the lunch section: ham, fruit salad, a little cheese. Just had seltzer, no mimosas. I'd had a late brunch on purpose (eggs) so that ... Read more
update: losing inches, and too many eggs?
So I'm now over 2 weeks into the paleo challenge. Weight has bounced around a bit, but shows between 176-178 most days for the last week. Brian told me I was looking slimmer, but I thought he was just being encouraging, so I decided to check the... Read more
a week in the life of paleo
ok, so for those who are just tuning in, I'm completing week 2 of a 7 week paleo challenge at my crossfit gym. We're on teams, and get points for eating totally paleo, for going to workouts, for drinking water, for taking fish oil, for getting e... Read more
I'm baaaack! and Paleo!
ok, I'm back. I've been back in a real groove again for about a week and a half, but haven't been on spark, just because of lack of time. I am doing a team "paleo challenge" through my crossfit gym, and I have to keep a food journal for that, so... Read more
Crossfit 5/16 and candy ---eek
ok, the good news again is the crossfit workout. totally kicked my butt, and I loved it. Bad news is that eating is still not great. Meals today were good (very good except for the pasta at dinner), but I had candy (and not just a couple of smal... Read more
ok, so I have to share the blog my crossfit coach posted today because it's so apropos to where I am right now. Credit to Brian Watts at New Haven Crossfit.
Letís talk today about fresh starts and new beginnings. Re... Read more
Crossfit 5/14, and so-so eating
Thanks to Monica for the poke to do a post.
Ok, so I've fallen off the bandwagon a little on eating. My weight is totally stable, but not as low as it was before the phantom gain of last week. I'm not sure why I have lost motivation, but I... Read more
Crossfit 5/9 and better eating
Food was good today. I think I'll start daily blogging my food to keep myself on track for awhile.
breakfast: 3 eggs, half and half in my coffee
lunch: salad with mozzarella and bacon, plus grilled flank steak florentine
snack... Read more
First real Crossfit workout
ok, so it's Wednesday, and the phantom 4.5 lb gain is now a semi-permanent one. I have no idea what happened, but I'm suddenly back in the 180s, and not happy about it.
But, this blog is meant to be about Monday's Crossfit workout: first t... Read more
ok, so the last 4 days were NOT ideal. Very far from ideal. In fact, they were BAD. Starting with dinner on Thursday, which was a catered fancy plated meal at a work event. I didn't eat bread, didn't have alcohol, and I (mostly) avoided the brea... Read more