December 28, 2011

Big, big things.

I haven't had much time to exercise since Saturday's 6 miles.  Tonight I go back to Crossfit (I meant to go yesterday but took a nap).  There are some other things happening though...

This morning I am starting a two week expedition into the Paleo Diet.  My parents had this book and I thought that I would give it a try.  I've had a great experience tracking and counting to lose 50-55 lbs but all semester I've battled the same 5 lbs over and over again so I was looking into something with a bit more structure. 

The Paleo plan is based supposedly on how cavemen ate.  The diet focuses on returning to a way of eating before any kind of organized or purposeful agriculture so things like grains and legumes are out, including dairy.  This means that meat, poultry, fish, nuts, fruits, and veggies are the base of the diet/plan.  I did see that the more you exercise then the more starchy vegetables you have so I can add more things like sweet potatoes and spaghetti squash.   I'm committing to two weeks but I did try to make room for some other things.

First, I have a very big, important birthday on Sunday, New Year's Day.  I am turning 30.  I'm not too excited about it so I am trying to think of ways to celebrate it on New Year's Eve, when I will be by myself.  Everyone I've called is still out of town for the break.  Maybe I'll make myself a roast beef and get a cupcake? 

Second, I can give up drinking milk for two weeks (or indefinately if I decided), I could even give up cheese for long periods, but I cannot give milk up in my morning coffee.  I drank it this morning without any sugar but the idea of black coffee was something I couldn't do. 

I'm interested in seeing how this goes.  For breakfast I had eggs and an apple.  Lunch was turkey, spinach, and a clementine.  Dinner was a New York strip and cherry tomatoes.  I'm thinking about having another apple and some nut butter now that I'm done with CrossFit.  So day 1 is over, let's see how day 2 goes tomorrow.


Tess Koncick said...

I am starting a heart healthy diet that sounds similar to the Paleo. Day 1 over for me too. Walked and lifted weights. Looking forward to tomorrow! Keep up good spirits and goals! You'll find community wherever you go. Tess

Lucy Moorer said...

Keep pushing!!! And I wish you a wonderful Birthday! What a great way to start off a new year! Be blessed!!