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Going Paleo for 30 Days

I completed the 28 Fast Metabolism Diet and did not cheat at all. It was not the most pleasant experience, dieting never is. But I walked away from it 10 lbs. lighter. So to me, it was worth it.

Oh No, Not Again
I then attempted the maintenance stage. However, the scale started tipping in the wrong direction almost immediately. Grrrr.... What is a woman who still has 30 lbs. to go supposed to do? I can tell you for sure it isn't staying on the FMD long term. I did mention it wasn't the best experience for me, right?

Now What?
So I decided to do some self reflection and think about what has helped me with weight loss in the past. Trust me, I am an experienced dieter. And therein lies the problem. I desperately need to get off the diet train. I have no problem losing weight. I also have no problem gaining it all back, plus some.

But one lifestyle change did help me significantly before and didn't feel like a diet - eating Paleo. I pondered that for a few days, switched to 99% …

Finished My 31 Day Juice and Water Fast

I successfully completed my juice and water fast for the month of January. Glory to God!

I went to the doctor a few days ago and sure enough, my blood pressure is normal! I am not getting put on blood pressure pills. Yay! Another praise report that I have during that time is that the Lord broke panic attacks off of me. Also, he changed my attitude towards food. And, I didn't fast to lose weight, but the Lord blessed me with a new body as well.

This was me a few days into the fast.

And this is me now, 19 pounds lighter.

I have every intention of continuing to take care of my temple. Since breaking my fast I have been eating several small, healthy meals a day. And tomorrow, I will begin walking again.

During my fasting I spent a lot of time researching healthy, delicious meals. I am especially interested in dishes that I can prepare quickly. So, starting tomorrow I will begin a series on healthy, homemade meals. Several of them you will be able to prepare completely in the microwave.

Stay tuned!

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