I can tell you from experience, that if I stick to the paleo lifestyle, that I feel better and that my weight comes off. I have lived it, but, (isn’t there always a but?), I sometimes stray from the paleo ways. I truly have no good excuse for it to tell you the truth, and I even do it knowing that I will feel crappy when I do. I will say that I never go whole hog when I do. I stay mostly paleo and just become paleo-ish.
So, time to get back to it! This has to be more than a New Year’s resolution. I know that Cavan will never be more than paleo-ish because he really loves his pasta and even I will tell you that spaghetti squash is not the same as spaghetti. I am on a bit of a mission, though because I know that the more tasty meals I can make to keep him off the grains, the better. I may have trouble getting him off his chocolate milk though, but we will see how it goes. Cavan and I do not drink coffee or soda and Cavan doesn’t even drink tea and he also likes his sugary lemonade.
I am thinking that if I take it day by day, knowing that he will start to feel better and the pounds will start to come off that I may not be able to keep him to paleo every day, but perhaps at least most of the time.
You see, the problem is this: his knees are getting worse. I’m afraid that he is kind of between a rock and a hard place here though. I don’t think they will operate until he gets his weight down and yet I believe that if he gets his weight down, he won’t need the surgery. Hm! Either way he needs to get his weight down and I need to try to do it without him realizing that he is actually becoming paleo.
Aha! This is the gauntlet of challenge. Am I up for it? Well, I shall do my best! This will take some planning, AND he get desserts! Let’s see how this goes. It will do us both the world of good, but I need to try to keep it interesting. He won’t eat some of the paleo things I love, like sweet potatoes and squash, but I’ll figure it out. Also, he is allergic to onions, but I don’t mind because I don’t care for them, anyway.
So, let’s see how we do this week. One day at a time and if he starts to see results, I may have him hooked! It’s gotta be better than the last diet we were on that was essentially 300 calories a meal. We did lose 60 pounds each, but it was not sustainable. I believe that this is sustainable. I know it is for me, at least it should be, I just get lazy.
God bless you all with your own diet challenges!