Thursday, January 22, 2015

How I started on this journey

In mid October of last year, the one just past, I decided to experiment with taking all gluten, dairy, and sugar out of my diet. I had been experiencing perimenopausal weight gain(my heaviest ever at 132 pounds) in addition some minor aches in my hands and knees. After the first couple of weeks, I no longer felt the gastric bloating which had become my norm. And I lost 3 pounds. A couple more weeks past, and the pain in joints was significantly less. I had lost 3 more pounds. By mid November and the beginning of hunting season, I had none of the usual shortness of breath climbing into my deer stand. My hunting attire which had been tight the previous season was not quite loose fitting.

By Christmas I had lost a total of 13 pounds, dropped two sizes, and had more energy than I'd had in a long time. And I never stepped a foot into the gym. I was finally making progress. I began reading more about the Paleo Lifestyle and decided to give it a go. I pretty much followed the diet, now was time to add the other two components. And that is where this part of the journey will begin.

I want to post for me to hold myself accountable a record of my dietary intake along an exercise and sleep log. This will be to evaluate the whole Paleo packaged deal. We will see where this journey takes me.

Like everything else, it's a process


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