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Old 01-24-2013, 10:31 PM
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So far, I've been starting a better focus on healthy living. I don't want to focus on weight loss, that never works for me. I've tried so many times to just cut all carbs and that doesn't work for me either. I always go 3 or 4 days then feel so sick I end up binge eating.

So the past two weeks I decided on three rules for the time being. Then add on maybe another thing at a time.

1. No cokes.

2. No fast food.

3. No processed grains for breakfast or for lunch

Rule #1 I have been perfect on. No sodas at all. #2, I cheated one day in two weeks. And then I ended up sick. #3 has been good so far although I have kept in whole wheat bread at dinner. Goal is to eventually remove that.

I also have been eating occasional cheese. It is my weakness. I haven't been counting calories at all, just trying to change my tastebuds. I had gotten to where I was eating crap bread kinds of foods for breakfast, crap for lunch, and crap for dinner. It was horrible and it took to the point I was totally burnt out on that kind of food. I went from maybe a day like- bagel, cream cheese and juice for breakfast to eggs and/or sausage and whole fruit for breakfast. Drinking cokes and sweet tea at work versus drinking unsweetened or green tea or water at work. Eating pizza/hamburger/sandwich/pasta for lunch versus now doing soups and salads or meat and veggies. And then having fast food for dinner versus now having meat and veggies or a sandwich and veggies and fruit. It's not perfect but it's been a lot of change with more change coming.

I've also hit the gym 3x this week with the goal of adding on.

On about day 4 I felt sick like usual, but with a big headache. I ended up going home from work and sleeping literally all afternoon and night. The next day seemed to kind of reset things. I felt much better.

I also ordered 5 paleo cook books. My end goal is to be fully eating a paleo diet and enjoying good food. And then to work out 30 mins during lunch 4x a week, 30 mins 3x a week after work, and then spend as much of the weekend doing stuff as possible.

So far I have lost 5 lbs but I have started in the past two days to feel AMAZING, which is better. This afternoon I was all grins for no apparent reason. I find myself really just feeling full of energy. Also not nearly as hungry. And also not nauseous like I usually do when I 'diet'. It's awesome.

I just really don't want to get caught up in the weight loss. I want to make sure I am going at this from the right perspective FINALLY. I feel like right now I am at a very good mentality. I feel like this is very sustainable and I have some better options when I'm strapped for time versus grabbing fried chicken or a burger or something like that. I also have some great baselines for the past two years for all my bloodwork and wellness check my company has us do. I am really anxious to see how those numbers change this next November when it's time for my next checkup.

Next week's goal, starting this weekend is to actually cook at least 3 meals from my paleo cook books.

Hank CA - (approx. 1 1/2 year old Spotty Dog)
Mia CGC - (6 1/2 year old Papillon)
Summer TG3 TIAD - (11 year old Papillon)
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