Friday, July 25, 2014

My Diet Update

I'm happy to say that Sean and I are both still going strong on this Paleo diet...hopefully lifestyle change.  There is freedom in throwing out the scale...figuratively, not literally.  Though I totally would throw it out...Sean wants to keep it.

I have no idea if I've lost weight, but I feel like I have in my clothes a little.  I feel good...I feel so good!  I don't know the last time I had a headache!

When I want a donut, I grab a banana or some sort of fruit and if I feel like that won't satisfy me, then I assume I am not actually hungry, but bored instead.

I miss cheese and milk...dairy in general.  Ranch dressing...oh, I love ranch.

I am kind of over missing out on certain beverages like I was missing them in the beginning.  I have only drank water and green tea since July 3rd...oh and those Vodka Tonics...and I know, Tonic Water is far from Paleo, but we'll just act like it's Paleo because I'm not giving up a little bit of alcohol...just sayin'. :)

So I'm going strong...though I need to work out...I know, I know.  That's coming next.  Soon...I hope.

Monday, July 14, 2014

I threw away the scale...

Okay, well not literally because Sean still uses it, but I will not be using it.  I have committed to not weighing myself more than monthly (for now) after my first "weigh in" didn't yield the results I was hoping for.  I feel amazing...AMAZING!  Seriously, it's incredible how eating this way makes me feel!  I have more energy (soooo...maybe it's time to start working out), I am less tired, no headaches, no indigestion, no swelling (I often get swollen feet).

I am committed.  I need to make a lifestyle change and I feel like I want THIS to be it.  I don't want to yo yo anymore, I don't want to do fad diets that make me lose weight, but don't make me FEEL this good and aren't realistic to maintain, I don't want to be a slave to the scale, I want my life to be healthier...for me!  I want to feel good on the inside and feel like I look good on the outside.  I want this to be my time to make this change.  I NEED this to be my time to make a change.  Soooo, 10 days in and still going strong.

Monday, July 07, 2014

I'm Dieting...My Thoughts

So I am back on the kick...I have said I need to make a "lifestyle change", but let's get real...I'm on a diet!  And when I make the whole heart decision to do a diet...I am all in.  Thankfully for me, Sean is doing it to!  I WANT it to be a lifestyle change, but I'm taking baby steps here...I'm hoping that this "diet" BECOMES a lifestyle change.  The problem is, I am an addict...period.  I can do a diet and do it right for several months, but the day I decide to let myself just have ONE PIECE of's over.  My addiction though lets my brain believe that it will just be that one piece...really, this time it will.  Ugh.  I don't know how to stop that because I don't think I can legitimately NEVER have a piece of cake again.  Is that realistic?!  I don't think so.  So how do I make it a lifestyle change???  I hope I can figure that out someday!

So it's Paleo.  I really do love Paleo.  I LOVE meat and veggies and FRUIT...I LOVE fruit!  I have to say that we have been at this diet for over 4 days now (I know, not that long!), but I felt better after TWO!  I've done this diet before...and I never felt better.  There is something about eating clean that truly does make your insides feel..."clean".  I know that there is not an ounce of processed crap in my body and all the while I am satisfied.  Though, I must say, I am still hungry ALL THE TIME!  I could snack all day long.  However, I never get that miserable, yucky, full feeling on this diet ever.  Honestly, I haven't ever eaten more yummy things though!  We've had amazing meals these last 4 days and they haven't been difficult...just using much more fresh, yummy ingredients!  So while my body is feeling better and I am proud of myself for making truly healthy choices, our bank account is getting drained!  YIKES!  How do people continue to do this forever?!?!  My sister, Cassie is pretty legit Paleo and has been for a long on earth????  Are you a closet millionaire or something?!?!!!  :)  I am going to need to make some serious budget adjustments to fund this diet!  I will do it though because it is our health we're talking about here...and nothing is really much more important than that!

Yes, I want to lose weight...obviously, but I ALSO want these consistent migraines I get to STOP and I want to feel better.  I plan to start running again because I really enjoyed it before.  Baby steps though, people...I haven't gotten that far yet. :)  I have had several people tell me I should do yoga.  I am not so sure that I could be a yogi, but never say never!  I certainly would have never thought that I could eat Paleo!!!  I love cheese!!!!  I love pasta, sugar, brownies, BUTTER, milk, chocolate, corn, caffeine, potatoes...CHEESE!  And when I say I LOVE those things...I mean, I am IN LOVE with those things...all of them.  So who knows...maybe I will try some yoga at some point.  Lord knows I could use a little calm and peace in my life!  For now, I will start with running, though...well, not for now...maybe in a few weeks! ;) lol

So we'll see how this goes.  I feel good.  One day at a time is my plan!