Paleo Update July 2012

Taken at the beginning of the month before I started weight training.  I believe I weighed about 133 to 135 lbs.

For the past two weeks I have been weight training.  I downloaded this free app on my phone.  I have not been pushing myself all that much, if I can’t do all the reps with proper form, then I make sure that I don’t advance in weight.  I know it might sound strange, but I did notice a difference in just 6 sessions!  I have been a little discouraged that no one else has noticed, but oh well, that will come!

My friend suggested taking pictures because she said that she noticed a change in her pictures first!

We had a week that I did not really adhere to my diet and I could really tell a difference.  I was just tired all the time and I felt very bloated and heavy!  I am still trying to figure out what works for me and my family and what doesn’t.  I’ve been told that this takes a lot of time.

I am still missing quite a few things from my diet, I’m missing a lot of the breakfast foods that I love.  I am still trying very hard to listen to my food voice, stop when I’m not hungry or have reached the point of diminishing return.

I have gotten away from eating a salad everyday, and I really need to return, I can tell a difference.

Beginning Paleo

I felt like in the beginning, my life revolved around coconut.

  • coconut milk
  • coconut flour
  • coconut oil
  • shredded coconut
  • and at the time, I was using a coconut body wash, I guess it’s good I like coconut, however, a lot of the food doesn’t taste like coconut, unless it has lots of shredded coconut in it!  ;)

 

My Stats

I got down to 130 pounds for a week or so, but I think I’m on a steady climb back up.  The last time I weighed, I was around 134, but it’s been a week or so.

I am:

Squatting 65 lbs

Overhead Press: 45 lbs

Deadlift: 105 lbs

Bench Press: 45 lbs

Barbell Row: 55 lbs

 

My Goals

I don’t have a specific number I want to weigh, that’s not what it’s about for me.  My goals are to:

  • be healthier
  • feel better about myself
  • be a good example to my kids
  • be stronger

 

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About Carolynn

I am a teacher turned stay at home mom to five children. I have a passion for helping parents be better parents and strive to help make life easier for them. Join me on my journey!
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