It’s Paleo Tuesday!!
How is it that It’s Paleo Tuesday again??!! God, the weeks and months are just flying by. We are now ten weeks into this Paleo dietary change and not much changed since my last update. Part of me wonders if I should forego this bi-weekly post and only post when I come up with new recipes, or I try new recipes or something has changed. Not entirely sure where I want this to go but I feel a bit repetitive. The fact of the matter is, not much of the content of this “diet” changes from day to day but that’s not to say that things are boring or have become so, quite the opposite. I’m still loving our breakfasts and lunches. When we have some more time, I’d like to make paleo pancakes for Jeff; I’ve made them once on a weekend he was up north without me but haven’t made them again since. We’ve also just been incredibly busy lately, with making trips up north to see Jeff’s family whenever we possibly can. We’re visiting them this Friday/Saturday but it the visits have a purpose and it’s to do my holster certificate/club safety course at the gun club where Jeff and his family belong. It’s a bit funny in itself because I’m still waiting for my paperwork to be processed by the RCMP but once they are approved, I’ll be ahead of the game and have a couple of courses/obligatory safety courses out of the way. Anyways, let’s get to some of the updates and why I’m really here today.
Adjusting to the change: We are fully used to eating this paleo diet now. The one thing I’d like to do is try experimenting from our usual dishes that I/we make. I am especially a creature of habit and Jeff hasn’t complained once in the last 10 weeks about the repetitiveness of the meals. At first, I was changing up the breakfasts and lunches a bit, incorporating sometimes homemade pork patties, to simulate a port sausage round, if you will. For lunches, some days I would switch up our yummy salads and pack romaine leaves of lettuce so that we could make wraps with chicken, bacon and paleo mayo. But, I guess with time, and I’ve spoke to Jeff about it and he insists he’s not bored of anything of the food we’re eating, so we just stick to our usual go-to breakfasts and lunches. Breakfasts every day look like 2 bacon slices and egg muffins. Lunches are always (and most often our weekend lunches, too) salads with romaine lettuce, spinach, baby tomatoes, a few crushed pecans, a bit of bacon bits, some shredded chicken and our paleo mayo. Both breakfast and lunches are filling as ever. In terms of dinners, we usually have a protein and veggies but the odd time I’ll add in some sweet potato, but we haven’t been eating them a lot lately, pretty much since we started this paleo diet, we’ve been eating very little of sweet potatoes. I can’t say that I miss it too much but it is good when we do have some.
Weight loss and how we feel: I don’t think I’ve weighed myself in the last week or so ago but in the mornings, I’m down to 140 lbs, which is odd because I feel like I’m dropping in size still but not necessarily in numbers. Hard to say because we don’t own a scale so the only time I can weigh myself is at the gym or when I’m visiting my mom’s. From what I see with Jeff, he’s doing the same thing. I see his size getting slimmer but I don’t think ‘he’s weighed himself in a few weeks. I’ll have to get him to weigh himself up north when we visit his mom this Friday/Saturday.
And just for comparison purposes:
On the left, that’s about 4-6 weeks ago, the middle picture is about 2-4 weeks ago and the picture on the right is
I think I look leaner, don’t I? Thoughts? I feel like I have less “fluff”…. Either way, I’m happy with what I see when I look in the mirror. Oh and another thing, I used to have cellulite at the back of my things, where the tops of my legs meet my ass and now that is no longer. I’m amazed! Surprised? I guess not, given the results I’ve seen living a paleo life has brought.
I’m excited to start my 6 week pole-dancing classes and to see how much stronger I get from doing that (and how much pain I’ll be in for those 6 weeks!!!).
And below are taken today, May 26, 2015. Ignore the fkn stupid-ass posts and pointy finger. LOL
Closing thoughts: I keep saying the same damned thing but I’ll shout it out from the roof tops if I need to. I’m loving this life, I’m loving just how lean and strong I’m feeling. I feel unstoppable. 🙂
The fifth pic was a bacon basket full of veggies inside that Jeff made on Saturday night. Can I just say that it was DIVINE?!! I split dinner into two meals, even though it was mouth watering and delicious, I couldn’t fathom trying to swallow my entire plate down even if I wanted to.
And yes, I had raspberry sorbet last night, leftovers from Charlie’s birthday. No it’s no paleo but it was a nice, refreshing treat. 🙂
Are you making any lifestyle changes? What are you doing to ensure you live a long and healthy life?
Hope everyone has had/is having a great Tuesday everyone!!!