Paleo Challenge - Day 6

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I wish I could say I'm rocking this diet and losing weight to inspire all of you but I'm not. I'm following the rules but not happily. My energy level is in the pits, my mood is all over the place. Every time we go spend the day out I get morose over all the snacks, sodas, and milkshakes I -would- normally be eating but aren't. I mean... I get really upset. I feel like I'm being seriously deprived. The little things are making it bearable, like finding a recipe for paleo sandwich bread that I can make in the microwave, but several times a day I ask myself why I'm doing this and end up talking myself out of cheating but only just. I know the reasons I'm doing it and I believe in them, I do. But I miss the treats a lot.

And I haven't lost so much as an ounce on the scale. Not one.
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    I'm not well versed on the Paleo diet, but I gave up all grains and most starches and sugars. It seemed to take forever for me to lose weight too. I mean months!! I would ready stories of how people did the same thing and lost weight effortlessly. Grrrr, I get frustrated just thinking about it. I would eat clean and exercise only to get on my scale week after week and have it say "error" (apparently, I exceeded the maximum capacity).

    Anyway, the weight finally started coming off and I quit feeling angry about the stuff I was missing (for the most part). It is still a challenge, but it has been worth it in the long haul. I still have quite a way to go, but I am over 70 pounds closer than I was.

    Sorry, I didn't mean to go on and on, it's just when I read how upset you get about missing the snacks and feeling deprived, I could totally relate. Hang in there, it will get better. I have found that exercise dramatically improves my mood. However, sometimes, I throw a mini fit about having to do it. I just let myself complain for a bit and I can hear how ridiculous I sound (shouting to no one), I think it may even fire my work out up a bit.

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