So I was doing great back on June 20th. But where am I a month later?
See, this little thing called a bat mitzvah – coupled with out-of-town visitors (one a NYC chef who wanted to see the famed PDX food scene) & a ton of vacation time off derailed me a bit from my now-almost paleo ways.
While I stayed clear of sugar, wheat & cheese, I did succumb to a fabulous lentil rice pilaf & other bean-y things (falafel/hummus). And I did have a bite or two of challah, come to think of it. All-in-all? 85-90% paleo for the 2 weeks surrounding bat mitzvah.
The exercising? Not so much over the last 2 weeks (although I snuck in some pool time while at the hotel), sigh. Unless you count errands & agitating and/or stressing!
Monday, though – I was determined to get back on the horse. So I loaded up my farmer’s market bag of healthy salad stuff, did my waterfront walk yesterday, & dragged myself to the gym tonight for water aerobics. While I was there, I jumped on the scale – expecting to see it stalled at the same place it was a month ago.
Um, no. Another 6 lbs gone. During vacation, major life events & “food tours”, no less.
That’s 24 lbs in 3 months. And it’s proof positive for me that my version of “clean living” (aka paleo) is the way to go for me – no matter what else is going on in my life.