Sunday, June 29, 2014

Goal Setting : 52 Weeks of Paleo

I have a new goal to write about on Sundays, hooray! Mom and I have decided to go Paleo which means no grains (rice, corn, wheat, etc.), no legumes (most beans, soy, peanuts), no sugars (like the processed crap), no starches (basically potatoes, because sweet potatoes are ok), and some say no dairy, but I don't agree. Basically, no processed crap and a bunch of veggies, fruits, and meat (like BACON)!! For me, it's largely experimental. There are theories that it's all good for a variety of reasons, like the Agricultural Revolution and humans can't process stuff and inflammation of the intestines.

Whatever. I don't really care. All the time I was running, all the insistence that fatties and sedentary folk exercise came with promises of MORE ENERGY! Sure, I felt happy and more energetic, for about a half hour after a run. And then, I felt the same. I don't really feel badly with what I eat now. I just feel fat and pressured by American society to want to put down my Reese's Big Cup and go get thinner. Also, whatever to that. For me, this is largely an experiment. I wanna try something new and see what happens and see if my body feels happier. Running made me feel great for a variety of reasons that weren't really what all the magazines and stuff said. Maybe I'll feel the same about this. I don't know. Mostly, I'm happy to have a goal.

This week was kind of like almost-paleo. Mom and I have been putting it off because processed food is cheaper than realer food. But she put her foot down about groceries and so we bought better groceries. But we still had bread and tortillas and peanut butter in the house. And then I went out with a friend and I wanted ice cream and I forgot I'm not supposed to eat it. And then I worked a festival and the lady next to me made an extra funnel cake and I didn't know how to turn it down without seeming rude. So, yeah. But I just pitched all the non-paleo crap in our house, and we are committed to going five days of paleo eating this week. We can do it.

So here we are...Sundays are for writing about my goals and it'll be updates on paleo eating. Maybe I'll post recipes and shit! Or not, I don't know. But I'm excited to have something.

6 comments:

  1. I'm really proud of you. Paleo is a challenge after we are taught for years and years to eat a certain way by society, our parents, etc. I loved Whole30, as you know, and though I wasn't as strict with my diet afterwards I did pick and choose different elements that applied to me (for example, too much dairy makes me want to shit my pants whereas too many grains has the opposite effect). Of course, since getting pregnant I haven't been following the rules, but I truly believe we need to listen to our bodies and do whatever works for us. I would suggest trying it for longer than 5 days to really feel a difference, but if that's all you can do then it's better than nothing! I just didn't really feel the "magic" until about halfway through the month. Good luck and have fun!

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    1. No, we just have five days to be strict now. It's a short goal inside part of a larger goal. If we feel we need to break the rules a bit on Saturday, then we will. But for right now, it's a count down for five days. After that, it'll probably be five more days.

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  2. Doooo it! As you know the switch to healthier eating changed my life and is a big passion. I started by eating natural greek yogurt, nuts, oranges, broccoli with hummus, frozen veggies, oatmeal, salads, eggs and occasionally some canned or fresh fish and it was cheap and easy and results were almost immediate. I know it's just an experiment for ya but it helps to make it about replacing old favorites with the "healthier" versions. You have to make it enjoyable.

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    1. Making it enjoyable is the hard part. It is not cheap and easy for us to switch to paleo. It's extremely difficult and time consuming. But we are going to stick to it.

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