|December 2010. I'm on the right.|
Back to my early morning run with Barb. She listened to my little rant, and then recommended I should give the paleo diet a try. It's not like I hadn't heard of the paleo diet before. A mere three months before, my best friend "Shady Lady" (that's her blogging name) told me she'd like to try the paleo lifestyle. I looked at her like she'd gone insane and told her that was just crazy. And because she didn't have any support, she quit after a few weeks. Well, on that cold January day, this paleo "thing" sounded a lot more reasonable. It made sense!
I went home, got on the computer, and googled. And I went to Mark Sisson's website, where I didn't just find valuable information on eating like a caveman, but I also read hundreds of success stories. Wow! This paleo lifestyle might not be a bad idea after all, I said to myself, and started that day.
|Yup, I had a very excited husband, when I looked like this.|
And then, the holidays came around, and with it several parties, wine, sugary treats (sugary German treats in particular), and I thought, what's wrong with cheating a little for just a month. I cheated. Almost every day. I even started eating certain gluten products again. And of course, give a sugar addict some sugar, and she'll want more of it. By New Year's Eve, this cavegirl was starting to gain weight, experienced weird hip pains, and craved sugar every day.
Time to go back to the roots once more! I started the new year with a 30 day challenge. No sugar, no dairy, no alcohol, no processed foods, certainly no gluten. I'm back. I'm on Day 6 today, and if it wasn't for the flu (the actual flu, not the carb flu), I know I'd feel fantastic. Welcome to my blog. I hope you'll join me on my journey. Have a happy day! For more posts from me on my old blog, go to Such Lovely Freckles