Monday, March 28, 2011

30 Days

At it again.  Going strict paleo for the next 30 days.  For some reason when the challenge was over I couldn't keep to it.  And not because I really needed the bread and butter and candy that I indulged in, I just really wanted it.  I experimentally ate everything I wanted for the last week and lo and behold, I feel horrible.  Not guilty, but bloated and tired and sick.  I can't wait to start exercising again today as well.  It's been too long.  I took a bit of a vacation from healthy.  Odd, because I really love being healthy.  I love exercising.  I love yummy healthy food, good old plain meats and vegetables make me very happy.  Starting again today, and we'll see how it goes. 
Starting weight, just for the record- 130.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bring it back, Baby!

Wow, so I fell of the proverbial wagon a bit.  The first thirty days of paleo were fantastic and then I started to reintroduce a few items.  Then I went way overboard on my "cheat" days.  I can certainly tell that dairy foods make my stomach cramp up.  I can tell immediately when I've had something highly processed, my stomach is not a fan.  For better or for worse, McDonald's does not taste good to me anymore.  I can taste the fakeness of it.  I am so in love with meat and vegetables of all kinds, especially since I am no longer scared to use enough olive oil and coconut oil.  I used to hold back and only use a tiny bit back when I was counting calories.  Now I use the right amount, the food is great, I am full, etc. 
For the past couple of weeks I have been drinking a lot of wine and snacking on a lot of grains.  Not a terrible thing, I didn't gain a whole bunch of weight or anything.  But I can tell that I am more bloated.  I feel less energetic.  I feel how it affects my body.  So I am going back to 100% paleo until March 31.  That's Nathan's birthday, and it's a 23 day total of going back to eating really simply.  This should help as I transition from being a kickboxing member to being a member of the Y.  I am so excited to take a yoga class soon.