Today is day 12 of my Paleo lifestyle change and I have lost a grand total of 12 pounds. I haven’t been exercising but I have been more active around my house. I’ve simply been making grain and sugar free meals and snacks the crux of my food-life.
Eating primally is becoming more and more natural as I make my own sauces, butters, and dips to eat with fresh vegetables. Breaking old habits is hard but I haven’t fallen off of the wagon. I used to grab myself a handful of the kids’ cereal each morning, on top of my daily bowl of grains. Now when I pour their cereal, I have the urge to grab a handful of carbey deliciousness but I am capable of stopping my hand from grabbing a single nugget.
I’m not hungry anymore and I’m not snacking all day long. I don’t even have to have breakfast the minute that I wake up whereas before, I had to have breakfast within 30 minutes of waking or risk passing out.
For the first time in 2 years, I can stand up from the floor without using my hands to hoist myself up because my knees no longer feel like they’re going to explode. I still expect the pain so I wince out of habit when I stand up and then am always pleasantly surprised to feel nothing.
My milk supply is still super strong and Grady has been sleeping better at night.
The best part is that people are following me. Kyle’s parents have hopped on board enthusiastically which I think is AWESOME. His dad has asthma that didn’t come on until adulthood. Kyle’s mom has often thought that maybe he has a gluten or grain allergy but he wouldn’t eat differently (I wonder where Kyle gets that stubborn streak?). They’re learning, just like me, about what is OK and how they can snack or eat their meals. It will be great to see the changes in both of their health. My little sister who has struggled with her health for as long as I can remember is interested in learning about it and I hope that she jumps on board too. I think that she would see a drastic change in her moods, her energy level, her pulmonary issues, and her weight. I also have friends near and far who are making positive changes in their food choices.
I am inspired that other people are inspired by me and if fuels my desire to live a healthy life the way that it was meant to be lived.
As for that Halloween candy residing on my refrigerator, I keep telling it, “You don’t taste nearly as good as I feel because I am not eating you”