I am a 41 year old divorced mother of one 12 year old. I work a part time job at a deli/bakery (34 hours a week) after being a stay at home mom for 12 years. I am currently a solid 30 pounds overweight. I would like to use Paleo Diet to shed extra pounds, increase energy and to gain control over my life and eating habits.
I have ordered the Paleo Diet book (not received it yet). I can tell you what I have ate for the last 2 days that HASNT worked!
Monday for breakfast I ate a piece of zucchini, basil swiss cheese quiche. Lunch was celery. When I came home I promptly ate leftover breaded chicken nuggets and french fries then fell asleep for 2 hours. Not good.
Tuesday I ate canned bean salad for breakfast, for lunch I had Wasa crackers with swiss cheese and when I came home I ate copious amounts of potato chips and a peanut butter cookies. Fail. Again.
This generally isnt the way I eat- Honestly!!!!! I am so tired and exhausted from work I am a zombie when I get home. Im not sure if I am actually "hungry" when I eat. Also, the wrong combinations of food are tweaking my blood sugar insulin level which effects energy level. I have spurts of clarity when everything falls into place : I hit the gym when I should, I work out at home doing push ups, I eat my leafy greens and lean proteins and drink 64 oz. of water a day. Heck, I even read motivational quotes and positive affirmations! My "moments of clarity" are becoming less and less frequent.
I am also painfully aware that the foods I have been eating make me tired, logy, miserable and achy. My job at the deli means 7 hours of standing up, walking around, carrying products, using meat slicers etc. My legs hurt when I get home. My back hurts...I am physically exhausted. Losing weight would mean less stress on my joints at work, less aches when I get home. Eating better combinations of food means I will be more alert, less tired and have more energy to spend AFTER work as well. I feel out of control with food and eating..I look forward to being in control of my weight, my energy and MY SELF.
Tonights goal will be : Make a salad (at the very least cut the lettuce and have it ready) for a salad for TOMORROW after work. I may even make it and put it in an individual serving dish so it is all set for me when I get home. Less thinking after work may help! I need to conquer my mindless, impulsive eating.
Another goal for this evening is log back into MYFITNESSPAL.com (to track my calories, what I eat and my exercise). Not necessarily for the sake of the calories but so I am completely aware of what I am eating. If you want to look for me on there, my name is: Lolafrancis.
.............and so the journey begins!