Not trying to boast here – just trying to stay motivated and perhaps help kick start a reader who wants to improve their personal health platform for a better retirement. I’ve made some progress.
I lost 10 pounds in January. I am ahead of the weight loss path needed to reach my goal of 165 pounds.
My goal for daily calorie intake is 1500 calories. I have achieved that goal so far. Only once did I go over (by 66 calories) but there were a number of days where my daily intake was under 1200 calories. This is easy to do if you eat a lot of bulky vegetables. Raw carrots have become my go-to snack food. When I was a kid I was weird in that I used to eat raw carrots like Bugs Bunny so this is bringing lots of memories. I am also eating a lot of Broccoli and brussel sprouts. Those “steam in bag” frozen vegetable products are quite handy for this.
I have done reasonably well with my Paleo plan. I only ate grains once – absent-minding eating of a cracker when sampling lobster spread at Costo. (You can practically eat an entire meal of Costco free samples if you go at the right time.) I also indirectly consumed grains by drinking a few beers in January so that is also technically a Paleo cheat.
To help satisfy my occasional wheat cravings, I bought a loaf of bread made from almond flour (which is Paleo) from Whole Foods. This loaf cost $11.00 so I am eating it slowly – only two slices so far.
I ate many salads. When I eat out, those salads often include grated cheese which I ate instead of removing it as a true Paleo eater would.
I am doing OK with my yoga, crunches and sit-up routines but my sprint interval workouts have suffered due to weather and procrastination. I need to do better.
If I can drop ten more pounds in February – that would be awesome. We shall see.