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09-Oct-2012

Week 2 Review

Week two was over on Sunday and I’m pretty happy with the results.  They weren’t as dramatic as week one but I knew that I couldn’t keep up that pace for long.  Here are the numbers and then some thoughts on the week.

  • Weight: 267.8 (-1.8 for the week, 10.6 overall)
  • Neck: 18.25 (-.25, -.5)
  • Chest: 50.75 (-.25, -1.25)
  • Waist: 49.75 (-1.0, -2.5)
  • Hips: 45 (0, -1.0)

The week didn’t get started on the right foot.  I had a major cheat on Sunday evening.  It didn’t bother me physically but I felt guilty and the scale reflected the cheat with 2.4 pound jump Monday morning.  The rest of the week went well food-wise with me cooking all my meals at home except for Friday.  Those meals out fell within the guidelines and were a nice treat.

I didn’t get in as much exercise as I would have liked.  The weather wasn’t very good and I drove to work a few days.  I do considerably less walking on those days.  I’m adding in some bodyweight workouts this week as well as getting back to walking more.

I’m feeling really good following the Paleo plan and am enjoying the extra energy and mental focus it has given me.  I’ve been more productive at work and at home.  Aside from the extra planning and cooking needed to keep on track I haven’t noticed any downsides.

I’ll try to check in more regularly but won’t make any promises.  I figure staying on track is more important than blogging about it.

27-Sep-2012

Days 3 and 4

I’m still on track, I just lost track of time last night and didn’t post.

Last night I ate out for the first time since starting the plan and I think I did okay.  I went to a Chinese buffet and avoided all of the breaded foods.  The only thing that was questionable was the rice.  It is a paleo grey area.  Technically rice is a grain but is different from others such as wheat because it is gluten free which is the cause of so many problems.  I don’t plan on doing this often and I’m eating well today so I don’t feel bad about it.

I’ve been logging my daily step count for the program at work.  I have logged over 40,000 steps in the last 7 days which is approximately 20 miles according to the site.  Walking to a from work goes a long way to upping the total.  The exercise feels good and the weather is perfect for it.

One other thing I’ve noticed and also I noticed it back in January when I was eating clean is that the pain in my right knee is nearly gone.  I don’t know if it is the diet, the exercise, or the combination of the two but it is very welcome.  I had been thinking of going to the doctor to have it checked but I’m going to give it some time.  If it still hurts after dropping weight and getting more fit I’ll have it looked at.

Overall, I feel great and have had no problem sticking to things.  I’m determined to make this work.