I feel amazing. For the last seven weeks, I have been eating strictly Paleo and incorporating Crossfit workouts into my exercise regime. I saw this graphic on emeals website and it explains perfectly the difference between Paleo and just “Eating Clean.”
Before you go and judge and say, “Gross, no way!” listen to this:
I don’t have a sweet tooth anymore. My hubby and I were enjoying nightly bowls of ice cream. I used to NEED ice cream. I don’t even miss ice cream anymore. You could put one of my favorite candy bars in front of me and I would not even have the urge to eat it (Yes, that did happen this week! Three words – Peanut-Butter-Snickers!) My sweet tooth is non-existent.
My cravings for carbs (the bad kinds) are gone. I used to come home and devour as many chips as my conscious could handle. I mean I would shovel that crap in. There was this “magical” time when I was cooking dinner where I would go into a carb coma. No more. There aren’t even carbs in my house.
I have so much energy. I literally go non stop all day and I don’t have crashes or times where I am just exhausted. I just feel good.
I am getting stronger. Today, I did kettle bell swings with a 40 pound kettle bell. Do you know how heavy that is? Trust me, it is heavy! Last week, I did 150 push ups and 150 dead lifts at Crossfit. Could I have done that 8 weeks ago? No way!
I had four people last week tell me I LOOK like I lost weight. Three people at work and my mom all said that I looked smaller. HELLO!
My jeans are fitting so well. I bought two new pairs of jeans right before I started Paleo and they fit a little snug. There was certainly a little muffin going on! Well, now, I have to constantly pull them up because they are loose! Not falling off of me loose but no more muffin top loose!
Why am I telling you all of these things? Is it to try and convince you to go Paleo? Nope. Is it to brag about how great I am feeling and looking? Nope. Is it to make myself feel better when I step on the scale everyday? YES!
Know why? Because the scale is NOT showing how I feel. Here is what I saw today:
Am I frustrated as hell? YES! With what I am eating, I should be losing weight. I know I am building muscle and muscle weighs more than fat and blah blah blah. However, the scale is NOT moving.
Week after week Day after day I get on the scale and it says right around 184 (my home scale). Some days it says 185.4 and other days it says 183.2. Just depends on the day.
What should I do? Do I have a scale addition? Does the number even matter?
I am thinking of putting the scale away for a few weeks. Just focus on how I FEEL. But…do I NOT weigh in when I go to m Weight Watchers meetings? Do I tell the lady that weighs me in that I don’t want to know what the scale says? Then, how do I tell you all what I weigh?
UGGGGGHHHHHH….do you sense the frustration?
I need your advice. Do I put the scale away for a while? Do I continue to weigh in once a week? Do I continue to weigh every day. What is your opinion?