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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% …

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% Paleo, and immediately lost another 5 lbs. Literally, it magically disappeared in just a week. Then I became lax... and... plateaued... And this is where I am today.

March Merriment
 Well, it's a new month and I figure if I can fast for 30 days or do FMD for 30 days then with the Lord's help I can do whatever I need to do for 30 days. So I am going Paleo with the intent to lose weight through the end of March. I hope that will help me get to my next goal which is it get out of the 10's I am currently in. (You know, 220's, 190's, 160's). Right now I am only 1 lb. away from going back up into the next 10's. So, I want to avoid that and to lose 10 lbs. That will get me to the next weight category that I want to be in.

After much reading, listening, and watching it is apparent that eating Paleo is a very personal experience. But here is what the lifestyle change means to me.


Paleo My Way
  • No dairy (except butter)
  • No grains
  • No processed foods (except some condiments, bacon and pepperoni)
  • no sweeteners of any kind
  • No white potatoes
  • No sweet potatoes
  • No nuts
  • No fruit juices
  • No cheating (with God's help of course)
Sweet potatoes and nuts are Paleo friendly foods. But they are not waistline friendly at the moment. Also, sweeteners are not my friends this month. Bacon and pepperoni are debatable foods but they make me happy so they stay.

Other Body, Mind, and Spirit Goals
 I will also strive to do the following this month.
  • Drink 8 cups of water a day.
  • Walk at least 30 minutes outside every day that it is at least 60 degrees.
  • Read my Bible daily.
  • Externally beautify myself. (Yes, beautify is an actual word dating back to the year 1526.)
  • Love myself and not be my own taskmaster.
  • Stay in the moment when I am with my family and really enjoy the time that we spend together.

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