Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Paleo Week Four

We are now officially paelo. And I am loving every second of it. Why did I ever quit (oh, yeah I remember I had a baby. That's a valid excuse!) This was my last week with Dorothy Booth Fitness (worth EVERY penny) and now I am on my own, so to speak. At this time I cannot imagine going back. Not only do I feel better, I also think I look better. Who knows?

I am trying to exercise 3-4 times a week, and I am loving meals. I am still eating peanut butter...but I'll take this one "exception" (many paleo recipes allow for peanut butter, actually!)

One thing I will add...if you are a Christian, you will need to talk to your church about communion. This WOE (way of eating) is a lifestyle--there is no 80/20 aspect to it. No wheat, at all! Especially for me, because wheat bloats me up like nothing else. I was lucky, because my church already offers gluten free bread! Score. I will be using the gluten free bread from now on when in church. (it does have rice in it, but I am willing to compromise in this aspect, as long as it does not have gluten).

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I finally mustered up the courage to measure myself. I want to track my body over the next few months to see if paleo and exercise can help me lose a little bit of postpartum weight. I have been feeling really good about my body, and wanted to see where it was. The only thing I measured before starting paleo was my belly--it was 39 inches. I couldn't measure the rest of me then because I was really really struggling with body image, and the thought of actually counting my "fat" terrified me. I am happy to say I no longer feel this way.

My measurements, after four weeks paleo, and 3 pounds lost. (My husband lost about 15 pounds. To say I am jealous is an understatement...I blame nursing.)

Thigh: 22 inches (each thigh)
Bust: 38 inches
Underbust: 33 inches
Hips: 46 inches
Belly: 37 inches (I lost two inches going paleo. That's a lot!)
Upper Arm: 13 inches

From here on out I plan on doing monthly paleo recaps! Have you guys enjoyed hearing about my paleo journey? Would you ever go paleo? I am glad to see that most of my autoimmune issues have vanished with this WOE!