Wednesday, November 2, 2011

294- HELP ME

Ooohhh, I'm so excited about this, I don't even know where to begin!  I've written about how I'm going to take all the help I can get when it comes to making the right food/exercise choices for me.  Help comes in many forms, but I find pier support/friendly competition the best.  I have a little over 8 months left in my one year challenge to myself, or 294 days.  So, here's what I'm thinking: I'm going to break up the rest of my time into nine 30 day challeges.  I'm going to ask for volunteers to take a 30 day chunk and go Paleo with me.  30 days is all you do, get 30 days closer to my goal is all I do.     
By working with a different person each month, I'm bound to never get bored.  We can share recipes and helpful tips.  Its an exciting opportunity for anyone that has been thinking about taking the Paleo plunge!  I don't bite (although, people are Paleo), I'd love to share what I've learned, and also to have the accountability of a partner for the remainder of the year.  30 days is NOTHING!  C'mon, who is with me?!
I already have a volunteer to get me from Day 70 to Day 100.  Who is going to take the 30 days after that, and after that?  I would love it if people that haven't tried Paleo to give it a try, its just 30 days!  Or even if you have tried but want to try again.  You can help me get to 365 faster, and you might just learn something about yourself!
There will be rules.  But nothing too crazy.  Once we have agreed upon a 30 day plan/goal set, I think we would be fine with a once a week check in.  That's 4 emails in 30 days.  Don't tell me you don't have time! 
You can remain anonymous if you want, or I will promote the crap out of your blog.  I'm not picky.  The only thing I do want is people that are serious about giving this a go for 30 days, and will actually give it their all.  I don't care if you eat 34 twinkies the night before, and then on day 31 eat 42 big macs.  All I'm interested in is 30 days of you abstaining from sugar, grains, legumes, and dairy (dairy can be potentially negotiable).  You don't even have to exercise. 
If you'd like to take a chunk of days let me know in the comments.  Otherwise, I'll just hunt people down.  I know where to find you.  I need 8 volunteers for the following: 
Dec 1 to Dec 31st
Jan 1 to Jan 31
Feb 1 to Feb 28
March 1 to March 31
April 1 to April 30
May 1 to May 31
June 1 to June 30
July 1 to July 31
I'll handle the last 20 something days on my own.  If, IF there is an overwhelming response and more then 8 people want to do a 30 day chunk, no problem.  The more the merrier. 
A few links (I have so many more) of Paleo inspiration/information:
An easy to read bio-chem breakdown:

A few good places to start:

Paleo Recipes!


  1. I'm already doing Paleo, and I've recently cracked down and gotten more strict with it... so I'm not really just getting started, but if you run out of people who are just getting started, I would be happy to participate. :-)

  2. No problem, like I said, this can be for people that are new to Paleo, or that just want a 30 chunk to refine their skillz. I would LOVE you to do a 30 day time chunk with me! Let me know what month sounds good to you.

  3. I would love to do March. I'm thinking I'll def need something motivating to get me out of winter sadness. :-)

  4. I will read up on it and see if I think I can do it.:) I'm pretty sure I can.:) I would take the January slot if you don't already have someone. Let me know.:) I KNOW I couldn't do December!LOL

  5. Me! Me! Me!!! I'm going to go for the easy choice and pick February if I could. I wish I could do the next open slot but my work schedule is getting crazier by the minute and I end up eating whatever is put in front of me (not in a bad way, in the I don't have time to make or find anything to eat, somebody pick me up some food, scarf in 30 seconds way). By February though life should be stable enough that I will have time to commit. And it's a great way to get back to my own Paleo ways. I just got the Kindle version of the Sisson book for $3.99, good way to start out!

  6. Great! Looks like I've got January, February, and March covered. I'm so excited about this. Thanks for the help.