I'm sure many of you have noticed I sort of fell out of my habit of reporting the results of my weigh-ins on Monday mornings. About the time I stopped reporting them was oh, about the time I stopped losing weight regularly, as my routine got tossed out the window. That doesn't mean I wasn't still weighing in every Monday.
I've been strict Paleo for 6 days now. I've lost 8 pounds. Never, ever, ever have I lost 8 pounds in one week, on any other sort of "plan" or "diet" or "kick" or "new lifestyle" change. I know its most likely water that I was retaining from my previous bad habits. Whatever. I'll take it. Today I saw a number on the "scale" (my Wii) that I haven't seen in 2 years.
How do I feel about Paleo? I love it. I've been eating bacon wrapped avocado, skin-on chicken, cauliflower "pasta", turkey meatloaf, not counting calories (just protein and carbs) and still losing weight. Yes, I had to give up latte's. Yes, I had to give up bread. Yes, I had to tell my co-worker today that made me a birthday cake (from scratch) I couldn't eat any because of my new diet. Yes, I sat at dinner last night with my boyfriend and watched him eat dinner rolls and then have chocolate cake for dessert. As long as I see results like I did today, all of this doesn't matter. I've had enough of that stuff to last me a lifetime.
Yesterday I went for a LONG run. It was my first attempt at cardio activity since starting Paleo. I was unsure how my body would perform under its new energy sources (I've heard it takes a little while for your body to convert from using carbs as energy to using fat). My run was nice. Definitely a difference in my energy levels, but I think I can fix this by carrying some nuts with me. The more I get into the Paleo lifestyle, my energy will return. Probably the most noticeable thing is that I ran for 60 minutes, and then walked for 45 minutes after that (did 8 miles total), and then painted my bathroom, and I'm not sore today. At all. I was definitely wiped out yesterday and could not quench my thirst for the life of me, but like I said, I think I will adjust.
Here is another meal I was quite proud of. With food like this, who needs grains, dairy, sugar, salt, or legumes?