Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve just been really busy trying to get to the gym more often, help with family issues, work, snow…snow…and more snow! (Whoever is praying for snow, please stop. Thank you.)
Still dropping weight, just much more slow than I was. That’s okay because I feel great, plus I’m building more muscle. My progress pictures are proving to be a very awesome thing (Keep taking your own!). I have come so far, and getting back to where I want to be. In a few months, I will be speaking briefly at a function about my paleo journey. When I get more information about the function, I’ll post it and you are all welcome to join!
Been much more strict about buying grass fed and organic foods. I am still aiming to be at my optimum health, and this is a major factor to me. If there is one thing we owe ourselves, it’s to feel great! If you feel great, you’ll look great…that’s just how it works. :c) I ordered my meats off of the U.S. Wellness Meats site. If you haven’t checked that out, I highly suggest it.
Having been paleo for 6 months now, it has gotten much easier, as far as having the knowledge and discipline to know what and what I can/should not eat. I’ve really been able to break it down to fundamentals (still have a lot to learn). For example, if someone says, “Here have a chicken parm sandwich.” Well, I can’t have the bread, the cheese, or the breading on the chicken. So they would respond with, “Well take it off the bread, take the cheese off, and take off the breading.” My next response is that I’m unsure of what it was cooked in…and it goes on from there. It’s just not the bread or the gluten or the cheese, it’s more than that at this point. Maybe that only makes sense in my head (like most things).
If I’m put in a situation where I am unable to prepare my own meal, or I’m out for dinner, I don’t freak out thinking, “I don’t have options!” I always have options, it just takes a little work. And now I don’t have many temptations anymore. I also don’t have the appetite I was fooled into thinking I had a year ago. I was a bottomless pit, searching for comfort in the things I ate because it was the only satisfying aspect to my life (or so I thought). When in reality, I didn’t realize how much damage I was actually doing to myself and all the amazing things I was actually missing out on. I paid for it, but finally there is light at the end of the tunnel!
I am seeing so many changes in myself. My view of the world has gotten a little more clear. Quoting Willy Wonka, “If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.” Ain’t that the truth? If you haven’t gotten there yet, don’t give up.
Tell me your stories…I’d love to hear them. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, too! @paleyoblog
“The greatest gift you can give to anyone is speaking and sharing your story.”
-Noah De Koyer-