Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 35 aka Weigh in Number 5

 This morning was weigh in number five and....drum roll... I lost 3.8 pounds!  Thats 21.8 pounds since Day 1 of Crossfit and Paleo!!  Craziness!

Couldn't Resist....
That is the good news...the bad news is....that I had my biggest cheat last night since starting this journey.  My brother Chris and sister in law Erin were in town and we decided to go out for Greek...I know I did so much better than before I started but I still didn't eat 100% Paleo - I had chicken kabobs that were DELICIOUS and hummus.  In place of rice, I got a feta salad with greek dressing.  I scraped off most of the feta cheese but there was definitely some left.  I ate a total of four bites of the salad and it was soooo good.  Yum!  Sooo..I cheated.  It is over now and I am proud of myself for eating a paleo breakfast and lunch yesterday and for going to greek and not eating any pita bread and to the movies and resisting the popcorn.

Easter was super good!  We had ham and all kinds of paleo friendly sides - everyone volunteered to make something!  We had butternut squash, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower "rice", turnips and carrots, a very little bit of unsweetened apple sauce...really, it felt like a feast.  We also had mashed potatoes that everyone raved about but I avoided.

My dad made his famous (at least in our family) chocolate bread pudding and whipped cream for dessert.  I made two different kinds of coconut milk ice cream.  I tried one recipe with strawberries and pureed mango...this one did not have any eggs in it.  The flavoring was really good but the texture was all wrong.  For the other one, I used the recipe found on Paleo Diet Lifestyle.  It was more of a custard recipe that called for egg yolks.  I also added a very little amount of grated dark chocolate.  The texture was PERFECT but it was not sweet enough.  My fabulous sister in law Erin had a brilliant idea of adding a little honey to it..that made it soo amazing!  Now this is certainly a special occasion treat..not something I will eat everyday...but it was really good and I know I will use this recipe again.  Actually, it has made me decide to purchase the Paleo Diet Lifestyle cookbook - I cannot wait to try out more recipes!

Easter was pretty hard - I really, really, really love Easter candy!  And my dad's chocolate bread pudding and my mother's mashed potatoes and pita bread and movie theatre popcorn and the list could go on and on and on..... it is a constant battle and I know it probably always will be.  I really do have to take one day (sometimes one meal) at a time or else it seems so overwhelming.  I have caught myself making mental lists of all the foods I love and can no longer have and it is tough - especially when everyone around you is enjoying in those foods..but I have a total weight loss of over 21 five weeks!!!  And I really have not felt hungry even once...a big difference from when I have tried other weight loss plans...

There was a photo op at the movie theatre last night and I thought I could use it as my "goal" picture...or at least for a good laugh:


  1. Bethany, I understand about restricted diets (I have Celiac Disease). It can be so frustrating! It's a great idea to get a cookbook specific to your eating plan. It'll help you stay motivated, and give you menu ideas to get excited about. Keep up the good work, and I hope you feel healthier every day!

  2. Oh well, so you cheated. But look how good you have done from day 1. You have done so great and I'm glad you are feeling good too. YAY!

  3. It's about time I let you know I think it's awesome you are writing this blog. It's brave and, best of all, well written. Thanks for letting us in on your journey.

  4. Seems like EVERYONE I know had a cheat day or week recently. And yours was massively humble compared to others (cough cough: mine). CONGRATS on the awesome progress, VERY impressive!!!