Thursday, July 12, 2012
Sorry - this is quick. I actually posted this on Mar's sparkpage and then decided it would be better as a blog post! Sorry for the lack of blogging & updating... I've been working late every day after spending last weekend doing nothing feeling sick, and I just haven't had a break.
I am feeling better, finally - as of Monday, it was like somebody flipped a switch. Two weeks of paleo, and two weeks of feeling crummy... but I really don't think they're connected, just a big coincidence because I felt the same (crummy) way last November, which was definitely not paleo; and I started feeling crummy on a Thursday, whereas I didn't start eating paleo til Sat or Sunday... so not connected! I will however accuse paleo for the unending headaches... which thank goodness have gone away now. And for the low energy when exercising - I just couldn't keep an intensity up, and the day I jumped on the bike I think I only lasted about 20 minutes before I wanted to quit.
I think I'm going to continue cruising along with a lowered carb intake and not shy away from fats as much as I used to; however, I don't plan to stay paleo or forbid the occasional grilled cheese sandwich, fancy dinner out, or slice of birthday cake. I'm sticking with no sugar or splenda in my coffee and tea - I think that was a great habit to get into. I'm also having more snacks of nuts and almost no snacks of carbs, and when I do have fruit, I'll have protein or fat (nuts) with it, so it's not such a sugar hit. I keep reminding myself: SUGAR IS SUGAR, even if it goes into your mouth as a starch, it becomes a sugar in your body. Sugar is sugar.
As for getting back into weight loss mode... I'm swamped this weekend (going out of town tomorrow!) but after that I plan to start exercising again - this past 2 weeks has been highly sedentary and kind of saddening. Stay tuned!