Wednesday, August 06, 2014

1 month eating Paleo update...

I am still going strong peeps!  :)  Sean is too!  Weirdly, I am proud of the fact that I ate a tiny piece of cake a couple of days ago at my brother's birthday celebration and it didn't ruin me.  Imagine that!  I actually am not craving cake or sweets anymore than I was prior to eating that few bites of cake.

I am still not working out though. :/  I called Anytime Fitness today though to see about a trial membership to see if I will like it.  So that counts as a step in the right direction, right?!  I am excited to start running and hoping I can do some other forms of exercise as well and will have another option for working out besides running outside once it gets super cold out.

And I still am not stepping on the scale.  I love not being so concerned about the scale.  I can tell in my clothes that the weight is coming off and that makes me happy and keeps me going.  And I like Paleo eating.  It's expensive...I don't like THAT part.  We are able to eat a pretty big variety of things and I am a huge fan of meat, veggies and fruits so it's a good diet for me.  Oh, and eggs...I eat eggs pretty regularly.  I miss desserts.  I miss dairy...I miss cheese and milk.  And chocolate...I miss chocolate.  Not so much that I am going crazy though.  And I plan to hopefully get to a point where every once in a great while, I can eat a little of those things as a treat.

Mostly, I FEEL good eating clean.  I feel like I am putting things in my body that are good for it.  I haven't had a headache in WEEKS!  That is so worth everything!  And I am losing weight...being healthy is the goal and with that will come weight least that's the plan!

It's been just over a month since we started eating Paleo...Sean has lost over 15lbs (all the while, never giving up beer:)) and I have no idea how much I've lost, which I am FINE with!  We both feel great and are enjoying this diet.  Most often, it is actually pretty easy to do!


Anonymous said...

What do you eat for meals?? Suggestions ... What's a typical week for you eating?

Jennie Peakin said...

At the beginning of the week, I usually prepare a few chicken breasts and a couple of large inexpensive steaks. I cut half of the steak into strips for salads and half of the chicken into strips for salads as well. Then I have prepared food in the fridge for lunch. I usually eat salad with steak or chicken 2-3 times a week. Other times I eat leftovers from dinner the night before for lunch and another option that I sometimes do is saute some veggies in coconut oil with some sea salt and pepper and garlic. I also will eat the steaks and chicken breasts I didn't cut up along with some raw veggies and fruit. Breakfast is usually fruit...a banana, an apple, or if I am really hungry or doing it as a brunch and want to fill up more to hold off until supper, I will eat eggs and sometimes bacon. I snack on pistachios, almonds, cashews or fruit usually. Dinner varies, but most often it is some form of meat either grilled or fried (battered in a mixture of almond and coconut flours and fried in coconut oil) or sometimes bakes. We do roasted veggies A LOT...throw any veggies on a cookie sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil, sea salt and pepper and roast at 425 for 10 minutes, stir or flip the veggies over and put them back in for 7-10 minutes more. We do this with sweet potatoes all the time! I have a few paleo soups that I have found on pinterest that I like as well. Hope this helps a bit! I may do a more detailed blog post on this at some point as I've had several people ask. :)