Monday, January 23, 2017

Paleo Diet - Almost 3 Weeks

Ok, I'm so happy with this "diet"... more of a change of eating... life change...

I am not 10 lbs under than what I started!  I began 2017 at 180lbs!  In less than 3 weeks, I'm 170lbs!  Just cutting out carbs and beans!  I'm so thrilled!  Ecstatic!  I can see my future positively now!

Jeremy is also still doing it; mostly... lol  But, he's down 9-10lbs too!  So, he's happy about that.  I think he'd more better progress if he'd quit alcohol again. :-/ I really hate that he's drinking again.  He becomes irate, irrational, loud, belligerent... hate it!

Spaghett squash is the bomb!  Cauliflower is so versatile! Ghee is good but expensive.  Coconut flour is clumpy if you try to use it to thicken sauces.  Coconut milk is absolutely delicious!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Paleo - Finished Week One

So, yesterday marked a week on the paleo diet.  My weight is 172 lbs this morning!  That's amazing!  I haven't seen that number in quite some time!!!  I did a little research and found that it is typical to lose 5-10 lbs that first week, but not to get discouraged if that rate doesn't continue because, what happens is that you're losing water weight.  Carbs retain water.  However, just because you may not experience such dramatic weight loss week after week, you should experience a general decline over a long time.  And, I'm fine with that!!!  Actually, I'm setting my sights on losing at least 10 lbs a month (yes, I can actually see that happening for the first time in my life! ((well, to be fair, it's only been the last 8 years I've been having weight issues; so, not all of my life... but, you know what I mean)))  I plan on doing some exercises too; so, hopefully, that will hasten the weight loss :D  Jeremy weighs 194.7 lbs last night; he was happy! :D  He isn't sticking to the diet as strictly as I am.  Looking up more info on the paleo diet, I found that there's a group that practice primal paleo; which, included dairy. That's what Jeremy is doing.  He could do without the dairy because of his sensitivities to it... but, one step at a time! :D

I've been using the site, PaleoLeap, for reference... lots of recipes too!

I'm so happy with this diet!  No pills... just clean eating!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Paleo Diet

We (Jeremy and I) just finished day 2 of the paleo diet.  It really shouldn't be to hard to stick with.  It's mostly getting rid of glutens.  Kind of like the Atkin's Diet, but, you can eat a good variety of vegetables and fruits.

Yesterday and today, I ate 2 eggs with bell pepper, onion, seasoned with Tony's Chachere; today, I added tomato to them :)

For dinner last night, Jeremy put pork chops in a casserole dish; covered them with hot sauce, onions, bell peppers, broccoli, and seasoning.  Cooked until meat was done.  Really very tasty!

Tonight, I put chicken thighs in the Ninja slow cooker.  Added onions, bell peppers, chopped tomatos, a little Sriracha sauce, and chopped carrots.  Also pretty tasty; the kids liked it! :D

Jeremy stopped at the store on the way home from work and picked up some groceries.  He bought more coconut oil, almond milk, coconut milk (in cans - tastes so yummy), and spaghetti squash, etc...

I have to say that I'm soooo happy that Jeremy is doing this with me!  Makes it easier to continue and avoid the "no-no" list of food!  We both need to drop some weight!  He hovers between 195-200 lbs and I've been hovering around 175-180 lbs!  UGH!!!  We have to change something!!!

My online friend (whom I've met in real life twice), Sasha, has lost 60 lbs in a relatively short time and has kept it off with this paleo diet!  Since I've met her in real life, I know how she looked... so, I know she's isn't lying (not her nature anyways! lol). Her progress has been amazing!!!  She started this year at 99 lbs!  Of course, she is a little shorter than I am, but, still!  She looks great!  I'd be happy to lose 40 lbs!  More than 40 would be awesome though!