I have a chart where I track when I achieve a certain weight - a weight is achieved when I've been at or below that weight for three days in a row. To give you an idea of how 'stuck' I've been - it took me 25 days to get from 212 to 210 - and it had taken me 16 days to get from 216 to 214 (I hit 212 and 214 on the same day)- so basically it took me 41 days to get from 216 to 210. I'm all for 'slow and steady' weight loss but that's just ridiculous!
So, what's the difference? Well, I've added cheese back into my diet. For some reason, when I'm craving something sweet/snacky or whatever a piece of cheese seems to do it for me almost as well as a chunk of chocolate and it means I can grab something when I'm a little hungry that isn't nuts (and thus a little lower in calories). At home I stick to grassfed hard cheeses. If you haven't already - you really should try the Kerry Gold products!
The other thing I did was made myself some daily goals. It's been obvious that once I get to my goal weight I'll be able to eat by the general paleo/primal principles and stay healthy, happy and fit. But when I'm trying to get my body to burn this fat I need to be a little more focused in my intake. (I've always know this with other diets, but was hoping it wasn't true with paleo) So my goals are now, eat quality meat, cheese, fat and vegetable matter AND stay in ketosis. What this has meant is I've told myself; no sweet potatoes just cause they are 'paleo'. No Reese's "Big Cup" just cause it doesn't have wheat... and many other small but important decisions. I've always known I was metabolically deranged - but this experiment this week has proven to me just how out of whack my system is. "Just one" really does hurt.
This weekend will be interesting - Nigel and I are taking a trip down south so that we can take care of some 'official business' for his Mom. Travel has always been a trigger for me. I love to eat while driving or riding in the car. 8 hours in the car also usually means several stops at
PS: my 5k is next weekend! Please don't let it rain!
*Freudian Slip perhaps?