However, I have stuck with Paleo the entire time. Presently I am out of food, so getting through the next several days is going to be tough.
Progress!There is no way that I can weight myself with the cast right now, but I did manage to measure my waist (I measure the "thickest" section of my belly).
Before Paleo: Waist - 39 inches
2 Weeks In: Waist - 37 inches!
I cannot believe that I lost 2 fully inches off my waist, just sticking to the diet while doing no exercise! I am confident that I will be able to fit into most of my pants again (I am currently wearing nothing but sweat pants while I recover from surgery)
One very important thing to remember is that I cannot expect progress to continue so rapidly. If it did, I would be back to a 32 inch waist real quick ;P
Staying Motivated!It is really tough to stay motivated to keep going with Paleo, in particular now that I cannot walk. One of the criterion for success is to take ownership for what I put in my mouth. That means planning the meals, buying the groceries, and doing the cooking. I really enjoyed doing that in my first week, but I cannot do any of that with my messed up foot.
One way I have found to remain motivated is to read books, and continue to look for recipes.
I finished reading "It Starts with Food", and it was a great book. Reminiscent of "The Paleo Solution" by Robb Wolff, a little less "sciency".
I ordered 3 recipe books so I can hopefully restock on food:
- Nom Nom Paleo - Food For Humans
- Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat
- Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes
I also ordered "Wheat Belly", which should contain more details on why these foods are bad for you.
So, there it is. A great start to Paleo for me, certainly results wise. I need to just push through the next week or so until I can actually move around. Scrounging together snacks and having salads every day is no way to eat.