Today is January 15th.
15 days into 2013.
In my last post, I wrote that my main personal goal this year was to get to my goal weight. 35 pounds to go.
Well, let’s make that 36.4.
There have been a lot of excuses as to why I haven’t exactly got to work on this goal yet. First, we were out of town for New Year’s. Then, I figured I’d wait until Big Sister started school again so I could have a clean slate with eating and exercising.
While I’m happy to report that I did exercise 5 days last week, my healthy eating habits are still on Christmas Vacation.
And that brings me to today.
I’ve done a lot of reading on the paleo diet, but at other points in my weight loss journey, it just didn’t seem like a good fit, or something I was interested in doing. When I first started losing weight, I worked on portion control. Then I added exercise in the mix. Then I tried to keep it real. Also, I love coffee creamer & cheese, so asking me to give those things up was laughable.
But a couple of weeks ago, I started reading up on it again. The truth of the matter is, I don’t want to count calories every day for the rest of my life. I want it to be a natural habit to reach for healthy, unprocessed foods. And while I’m usually not a follower of fad diets (and I hate to call this a “fad,”) I do think that sometimes it’s worth trying something different to kick start your journey.
Shape has a good article on the Paleo diet in a nutshell.
Check back with me in 2 weeks to see how I’m doing!