Restarting My Paleo Journey

About a year ago I was introduced to the paleo way of eating. I jumped right in and quickly lost 20lbs in less than 3 weeks. I was very pleased with my results and had every intention of continuing this way of eating for good.

Unfortunately I allowed life to get in the way. I travel quite often and it always just seems easier to grab some fast food instead of packing a healthy paleo meal. Slowly but surely the 20lbs came back. In fact the 20lbs plus 7 more came back.

As of this writing I have reached the 250lbs mark. I am 5’11″ tall so that weight is far above where I should be at. My ideal weight is around 190 lbs so I have exactly 60 lbs to drop this year. And I will.

I decided to restart this site and share my new paleo journey. I know it is easy for some to read this and say why paleo, you couldn’t stick with it the last time. That is a legitimate question, and I would be lying if I said I haven’t asked myself the same question. The answer is I did not fail because it was too hard, I failed because I drifted along without a plan.

This time around I will take certain measures too ensure that I stick with my weight loss plan. I will review my goals every morning and every evening before going to bed.This will help me keep focused and on track. Each evening I will decide what I will be eating the next day. Because of my travels the main meal that I will worry about is lunch and I plan on having salads with a protein on most days. I will also cook some extra meals on the weekend so that we have a few extra meals that only have to be heated up on hectic days.

I invite you along for the journey. I would love to hear your success stories. I promise to keep this site updated at least 3 times a week. I plan on sharing recipes and paleo related material as well as my progress.


2 Responses to “Restarting My Paleo Journey”

  1. Dawn says:

    Hi Mark.

    Sorry to hear that you’ve been having trouble sticking to Paleo. It is not easy to do when you’re eating out all the time. That’s why I try to find a suite with a kitchen when I do. I also have some go-to travel snacks that I try to bring along. You’re right that planning ahead is key. I try to research appropriate restaurants (and even natural grocery stores)ahead of time as well.

    For some people, making a sudden switch is too difficult, and they can’t maintain the changes. That’s why diets often fail. You might consider going a little easier on yourself, and implementing changes gradually, one meal at a time, one day at a time, etc…

    It takes time to reverse old habits and create all new ones. You want to make this a lifestyle, so stress reduction has a lot to do with it as well. Emotional eating habits and/or an overly busy schedule can sabotage anyone. Take a look at the big picture of your life and see what small changes you need to make. It’s not just about food! Think about your career, relationships, exercise habits, etc…Best of luck and much health and happiness in 2014. You’ve heard the wake up call, so you’re already half way there! Now it’s time to act in a way that works best for you.
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    • says:

      Hi Dawn,
      Thanks for the great info and encouragement. I have a week long trip coming up and I will definitely
      take the time to plan it out.

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