Trying to be patient

Okay, so after my whiny post about not being able to lose weight, blah blah blah, I got lots of helpful advice. I have a doctor appointment in October just to make sure nothing is wrong that would make it harder to get this fat off. I do know I had a baby 5 1/2 months ago and I know it takes a while to lose what was added in 9 months, but I want to look better now!

So, here’s what I’m trying now. For the past week or so I have only been eating foods off the Paleo Diet food list. This is not a “diet” per se, but a change in eating lifestyle that it would be healthier to keep for the rest of my life. Here is a list of most or all of the foods you can have. I can honestly say that I could keep to eating like this with an occasional treat, if the other 5 people in this house would eat like that too. I have cut out all drinks except water and one glass of juice (tomato right now) per day. Since I really don’t like water I have been adding some lemon juice and I’m getting used to it. After not eating a bunch of sugar or even bread (I had 1 piece in the past week) I do feel somewhat better. I am still exhausted, but I think that has more to do with 4 children and lack of good sleep. I am also still working out almost everyday. I moved up to level 2 of the 30 day shred again yesterday and I do feel like I am going to die at the end of every workout, like Jillian wants me to, but that doesn’t last long.

With all of this I am still not really seeing a change in my body though. I’m not sure if it’s there or not. I think maybe I’m not seeing it because I want immediate change – from fat roll to skinny flat stomach. At the beginning of my change I will admit that I was more concerned with being skinny and not caring how I got there, thinking that I was pretty healthy. Now I want to be healthier and try my hardest to live on the good stuff. Now, if I can just convert my family!

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