Monday, November 3, 2014

Things are a changin

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great Halloween- our's was a blast, and after all the ado last week over our dogs' anxiety we had TWO trick-or-treaters. Kind of a relief but kind of sad!

You may have noticed (or not noticed) that there have been waaay less recipes on here. This is because I have been soooo bored with clean eating. Boredom = distraction = lots of cheating. Then a doctor's appointment during this bored period in which I was weighed and have gained 15 lbs since this time last year = time for a change. So in this house, we're going paleo! Harrison and I both want to be healthy and on track for the wedding and we both like a good challenge so here we go!

 First thing's first- what IS paleo? Thanks to Pinterest I found a handy infographic from e-meals to explain:



How is this different from clean eating? Emeals has yet another helpful infographic:



I also got this scale on Amazon (gasp! my first scale ever!) and we're both going to weigh in every week. I have really mixed feelings about weigh ins, but my doctor's appointment made me realize that things had gotten further out of hand than I realized and I need a littttlleee more accountability.

So here's the new routine, and what will be on the blog (at least on Mondays and Tuesdays)

1. Weekly Weigh ins
2. Weekly meal planning and grocery lists
3. Exercising 5 days/week

Here is what our Week 1 meal plan looks like (we are going to Richmond for my 10 year reunion sooo that might be a cheat day at least..):


Recipes coming this and next week! Some are from Pinterest which you can find on my Paleo Project board !

Have you done paleo? What are your favorite resources? Do you have a favorite paleo meal I should try?

17 comments:

  1. GOOD LUCK!!! I haven't completely gone paleo being gluten free is pretty much as far as I will go since I have lost pretty much most breads/grains. My cousin has though and she loves the lifestyle. Cant wait to see how it works for you!

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    1. thank you! cutting out grains is going to be the toughest for me for sure!

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  2. You go girl! Hunter and I looked at going paleo... Then I realized how much I love my sweets. LOL!

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  3. Good for you! I had this epiphany recently as well. Just got way off track and out of hand - SO, I may not be going paleo - but I am getting back to basics with my exercise - and hoping that I will just make better choices with food. One thing at a time, right?

    I can't wait to see your progress - and the recipes!

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  4. I have a similar post on this in my drafts. I started Paleo about 2 weeks ago and down 12 pounds. Totally helps with sugar craving and really just getting some of the bloat out. You can totally do it!

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  5. I think you're going to rock this challenge!! I had a co-worker who did paleo last year and lost so much weight, but in a good way!

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  6. i've never done paleo - i'm not a fan of eliminating whole categories of food. i have plenty of friends who have tried it for periods of time, but i don't know many people who do it for good. i think you'll probably like it and it will shake up your system, but just remember you're eating for life! no one thing is inherently bad -- even chocolate and wine are heart healthy in moderation :)

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  7. I have never done paleo, personally I just can't behind it - I understand the premise, but it's not for me - I rely on grains and beans far too much, and I don't eat a lot of meat so I wouldn't be eating much at all! which probably would be for the best, lol... jk.
    Anyway! I totally think whatever you put your mind to you are totally gonna rock it!

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  8. Have you looked up the blood type diet? I was wondering if you have any thoughts about that?

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    1. I don't know anything about it but it sounds interesting! I'll definitely look into it!

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  9. Will be interested to hear how you like it and what recipes you come up with :) Now that its post marathon training for a bit, need to get back into my "normal" eating routine.

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  10. i totally understand the need for a change!! i'm curious to see how you like paleo and what results you get. i can't seem to commit and i'm not much of a meat eater so i'm scared to go "all in". good luck!!!

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  11. I wish I had the discipline to do clean-eating or Paleo, but I sure love reading about them on your blog. :) See you THIS weekend!!

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  12. I am a lover of Paleo!!! It works for weight loss and just overall health.Our bodies are just not designed to ingest some of the things that we have come to know as food groups. You will feel a thousand times better when you are eating this way. I cheat too much but it really is the best way to eat in my opinion. Oh and you can have chocolate and red wine!!! Bonus!!!

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  13. i guess i do a modified paleo because although i don't eat processed crap, i do eat things like oatmeal and whole grains. everything else is organic/clean.

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