So Paleo Days 3 and 4 have passed and I’m on to Day 5.
Day 3 was pretty emotional for me. I’ve never considered myself an emotional eater, as a matter of fact when I’m upset, the last thing that I want to do is eat. As a general rule, when I’m upset, I can’t eat at all.
But then as I sat around my house and realized that I couldn’t have popcorn drizzled with salty butter, or chocolate chip cookies, or bread slathered in butter, or those disgusting but mesmerizing, enormous, icing-stuffed, chocolate drizzled cookies from Sea World anymore. Or a glass of red wine. *cry* As these realizations hit me one by one, I was extremely emotional about it. I had every thought in the book, from, “I just don’t think this is going to work for me” to “Don’t be ridiculous, you’re doing great” to “we can’t even afford to eat this way” (My grocery bill was cheaper this week) to “I’m going to fail at this just like everything else I’ve ever done”.
Insert LARGE, sad sigh.
From day 1, I felt less bloated so yes,on day 3 I was feeling better. But holy cow those hard realizations kept coming in waves and it wasn’t easy.
I decided to step on the scale which is not something I’ve ever enjoyed doing. I mounted the scale gingerly, hoping to see at least one pound gone from my efforts. I was down a solid FOUR pounds in 3 days. Count them, people!
Yesterday (Day 4), I realized that my hips don’t ache for my first 5 steps upon standing up from a sitting position. I keep expecting to stand up and have to limp around for 30 seconds but it isn’t happening. My knees feel better. And best of all, I had this constant protrusion at the top of my stomach, just under my breasts that is GONE. After 4 days. GONE. I haven’t taken “before” pictures yet because I didn’t think that I would see a visual difference in the first week but I was wrong and now I’m super sad I don’t have a “before” picture to show you because I look thinner. Visibly thinner.
I PROMISE I’m not going to focus on weight like this every week but I just HAD To weigh myself before I went to bed last night and I was down a solid FIVE pounds. In 4 days.
When I lie down in bed, I don’t feel bloated and I sleep better. I can’t believe so much has changed in only 5 days (4 really). I really can’t wait to see where 4 weeks takes me. Then 4 months, and 4 years.
In similar Primal News, Kyle was off of work yesterday so I took advantage of his presence and asked him to fire up the grill. We have a charcoal grill, and I just haven’t learned to use it yet.
The menu was as follows: