Why? Why go 'strict'? That's what my friends are asking. They've even been nice enough to hint (or say out loud) that I don't 'need' to lose any more weight. Well, the truth is that I've been plateau'd now since February. I know, earlier blogs say different, but when you gain and lose the same 5 pounds over a 3 month period of time, you're on a plateau.
|Mark's Daily Apple|
BUT, I promised myself I'd do this "Strict Paleo" month starting today, so how does one do that and not cough up a lung? AH!! Strength Training class! 30 minutes designed to kick your butt... and it DID kick mine. BUT, I got an awesome leg and ab workout in. Then had my friend, a respiratory therapist, come over and beat on my back and give me a breathing treatment!!
So... why the plateau?? Well, looking back at not only the inactivity of the past 3 months, but my diet, I realized two things. I was "cheating" more often with rice and actually (GASP!!) at some corn, AND I was not eating enough. Yep... would skip meals again. Old habits die hard.
Here's my plan: To blog daily and keep myself faithful to the Primal/Paleo lifestyle and be accountable to someone - you.
So, with that being said... I went to an old standby, eggs for breakfast:
1/8 cup chopped white onion
1/8 cup chopped green peppers
1/8 cup bacon bits (the real ones I make)
all scrambled together with salsa on it!
Coffee with Vanilla Almond milk in it
Lunch: (at a function, so it was nibble food, but made it easy to count)
3 strips roast beef
2 strips turkey breast
4 mini carrots
bottle of water
1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
3/4 cup frozen cherries
1 scoop whey protein powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Dinner: (more nibble food at another function)
3 Huli chicken wings (not fried)
carved roast beef and horseradish
cucumbers, celery, carrots and green olives
Club soda and a twist of lime
Home: chai spice tea and almond milk