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After a long hard fall off the paleo wagon I am back on......

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PaleoDavid:
I was strict for about a year or so and slowly began allowing more and more crap to sneak back in until ultimately I was eating mainly SAD albeit a bit cleaner than average. Still, I was eating ice cream, burgers with buns, etc. Needless to say the 40+ pounds I had shed returned. Mind you this was all simultaneous to having injured my shoulder, forgoing much exercise, getting surgery, then rehab, etc. Well, after a few stalled attempts I feel as though I have my mojo back. It's only been 5 days of strict paleo, but it has been about a month of improving my diet and learning to say "no" again.


I was really feeling it and I got the impulse to to kick things off with a little fast to remind myself I didn't have to cave-in to food temptation. I fasted for 18.5 hours and re-fed on canned salmon, avocado, and eggs (I posted a picture under the recipe category earlier today). I followed that with a 24 hour fast that was broken with a bone broth-based beef stew. I was thrust into ketosis after these two days. I know because I used a Ketostix, but also because my urine was ammonia-laden (I had become part-cat so to speak). Since then I have not fasted other than not eating after dinner and typically through lunch aside from a few cups of green or mint tea. I did have the "carb-flu" for those two days though.


Results have been dramatic; much like they were the first time I went paleo. It has been 5 days and I am down 6-7 pounds. Hunger has not been an issue. Meals have been strict paleo. I even went to the movies on Sunday and avoided what has always been a temptation for me - nachos with cheese and jalapenos. I snuck in a bag of hard boiled eggs and a bottle of mineral water and I was good to go. It's too bad the new Bourne movie wasn't quite as good as the previous ones.


I feel really good about this. I have that same "high" that I had originally. I don't mean a "high" like euphoria. Instead I mean I am seeing results that are reinforcing my drive and will to continue this WOE. I also have what may be the added benefit of failing and seeing the negative results. I am definitely pumped and I feel as though I am making a great deal of progress both physically and mentally.


I am holding off working out for now as I want my focus to be on diet for now. However, I will likely be starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu once again in a few weeks. Get it, get!

Bearso:
Good Job David.

Warren Dew:
Welcome back!

Kilauskas:
Almost the same story for me,junk food is like a drug.You can't have a bit off it you gotta cut this sh*t out completely.Exception would be having a bit of alcohol on special occasions.

PaleoDavid:

Yeah, I have decided to swear off beer altogether. Although I love it - we have tons of microbreweries in St. Louis - it is like a drug for me as well. I'm sticking to the occasional Norcal Margarita.


--- Quote from: Kilauskas on August 29, 2012, 12:02:22 PM ---Almost the same story for me,junk food is like a drug.You can't have a bit off it you gotta cut this sh*t out completely.Exception would be having a bit of alcohol on special occasions.

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