Paleo Challenge: Day 21 Check in
I have now been 100% paleo for a full 3 weeks. This is probably the longest I have ever gone without cheating on my diet. This week wasn’t very difficult, I didn’t have any big issues with wanting to cheat because I didn’t do any excessive drinking in the past week.
The one thing I wasn’t proud of this week was on Wednesday I drank a diet soda. I was tired and on a long drive and needed some caffeine. I had not thought about whether diet soda is ok or not for my challenge because I stopped drinking diet soda when I found out how bad artificial sweetener is for you. I admit I felt pretty dirty when I was drinking it but I think being drowsy behind the wheel is more dangerous to my body than a little diet soda.
My goal from last week was to drop down to 169.5 pounds from 171.5. This week I failed to make my goal, but I did drop a half a pound. I though I would have done pretty well this week since I did a lot of intermittent fasting this week. I even did a 24 hour fast. Some of the issues that have help me back from dropping the weight I want was that I skipped the gym 3 days this week. I also was pretty bad and ate an entire 8 ounce container of cashews in a 24 hour period. That is 1600 calories I did not need.
My goal for this week is to get to that 169.5 pounds that I originally wanted to do. I also want to be sure to go to the gym 6 out of 7 days this week.