Saturday, January 7, 2012


I weighed in this morning. Saturdays, since being on Weight Watchers while in law school, is my official weigh in day. After 1 month on the Paleo Diet with some exercise, I've lost over 8 lbs. I was teetering up and down the scale before officially committing to Paleo after the holidays and before the new year, so a true measure of my weight is not possible. My initial goal when starting this blog was to get below 200 lbs. I wanted to get to pre-third-baby-weight, which was 198 and then to pre-husband weight which is 150.  I finally feel like I am on my way to pre-husband weight.

Well, after 3 years since having Lootie, I've finally reached my first goal. I am relieved. I am giddy. I am ready to conquer the world. Truthfully, I am just happy to be able to be out of the 200s. I feel like the Biggest Loser.

But now that I've accomplished my first goal of getting out of the 200s, I have been thinking about the next goal. I am now taking the weight loss in 10 lb increments, or is that reductions(?). Well, in this case, I have 8.1 lbs to lose until my next goal. I want to get down to 190 lbs. How will I accomplish that loss?


  • continue eating Paleo: no grains, no white stuff, no sugar (not even honey, maple syrup, or stevia, no caffeine, no alcohol (I've never been a drinker)
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Eat leaner meats and go organic, grass fed, so I can reduce the amount of hormones and unnatural feeding of cows, pigs, and chickens.
  • cook more often at home.  I am considering buying a Sous Vide.  I will be buying a slow cooker next week, so I can ensure to cook while I am at work.  I hate the rushing around like a mad woman when I get home with 3 little ones and Nana; asking me a million questions and wanting a lot more of me than I can give.  The protein will be done, and I just then have to worry about the sides.
  • Kettlebell/Plyometric Tabatas (KPT):  at least 3 times a week.  I wrote up 4 routines that include 4 sets of kettlebells and plyometrics.  I want to master the kettlebell, so I can increase the weight.  Building strong muscles is important in Paleo or in any lifestyle because of the fat burn while at rest.
  • Cardio: use my machines at least 4 times a week as a supplement to the KPT workouts or instead of the KPT program.
  • Do a cardio video 2 times a week, so I don't feel guilty about the fact that I've abandoned them for KPT.
  • Use my pedometer to ensure that I get 10000 steps a day when at "rest".  The sedentary lifestyle of an attorney is not good for my bottom.
Self Care:
  • Taking time to be still and present with myself.  I want to be able to go to bed when I am tired and not up and awake for others.  I want to read a book, if my mind would cooperate, and not multitasking a million things.
  • Doing spa treatments or massage as rewards for losses and continued commitment, so that I don't turn to food as a reward.
  • Keep going to therapy to work through my "issues" that have caused me to gain weight over the years so that I may finally adopt this eating Paleo and exercise as a way of life for the rest of my life.  
  • Not turn to food as a crutch for my emotions.  Think through every forkful and every meal.  Food is not comfort; it is for fuel.
I plan to post a few times a week because I have a lot to say about this process.  I am sure many of you are thinking that depriving oneself of a complete food category is unsustainable (I'll have a post about that), but I stopped consuming milk over 2 years ago because it hurt me, and I am going to do it with grains and sugar because they hurt me too.

How do you reward yourself when you've reached a goal?


  1. Oh! This makes my heart so happy for you! This is an amazing accomplishment and I think maybe it needs more recognition than a 6 sentence paragraph!!??? WHOOO HOOO!!! This is AWESOME! You are definitely on your way to that next goal of 190! This is really so exciting!

    Can you tell I'm excited!!? LOL

    slow and steady, I'm convinced, is the way to lasting change. You are doing it!!Congratulations. Hope you get to reward yourself very soon!

  2. I am so with you, Rosa. It is great to see that you've already reached one goal.

  3. I am so proud of you! Paleo always does such wonderful things to our bodies, especially at the beginning when we need the most help. I also lost close to 10 pounds my first month. It was amazing! I hope you continue down the paleo path and love it and enjoy the benefits as much as we do! Congratulations!


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