It's been a whole month since I went full paleo. I did fall off the band wagon a couple times throughout the month. Once when I went to Disney World, I had a delicious hot fudge sundae with my son. The next day I went to Cheddar's casual cafe and I can never turn down their croissants and Alfredo. Other then those two days I did very well with keeping to a paleo diet. OH wait Ii tried taco bell's new naked chicken taco and it was amazing. I had them make it with no cheese, while it had breading on the chicken I still gave in and tried it. I had these three food slip ups but I was easily able to go right back to my usual paleo routine. When I used to do fad diets I found myself slipping up and not being able to easily transition back to the diet. It isn't that way at all with paleo. I love the paleo diet. Absolutely 100% love it. I am learning so much about food and cooking with Paleo. When I first went into this i was worried that I would no longer have variety in my food, I was wrong. I find myself having more variety in my eating then I ever have. I am trying so many new and exciting recipes and food combinations.
After a full month of paleo I hopped on the scale. I am down 8 more pounds. Putting me at 20 lbs lost since December 1st, all thanks to changing the way I eat. That makes me 160 lbs. My ideal weight at 5'7" is between 137-140 so I still have a ways to go. This past month I have also switched over to all natural products. I use a shampoo bar for my hair which makes my curls look AMAZING, I make my own toothpaste, body wash, and deodorant. I also stopped wearing makeup and wear very small amounts of perfume only when going somewhere nice. I feel like all the little changes can really help to get me on the path to a healthier body inside and out.
The frequency in my migraines has drastically reduced from every day to a small migraine every couple days. So far aside from migraine reduction there hasn't been too much improvement in my overall health. My carpal tunnel syndrome has been going haywire the past week and a half. So bad that i can no longer do anything with my right hand. I tried to open a door knob and after 5 minutes of trying actually gave up. Also in the past week I started getting this weird burning knee pain. It actually feels like the nerves on either side of my knee cap are physically burning. It only happens when I extend my legs but it's excruciating. I was doing more research on the paleo diet and MS and have found tons of testimonials from people who this has worked for. With time i hope we can tell. I'm not going to give up. I truly think this will work out for the best.
go to the chiropractor Monday. I am having some xrays of my spine and they will hopefully be able to do something about all the herniated discs in my back. I am doing some adjustments, laser therapy and spinal decompression therapy. Wouldn't it be amazing if my neurologist was wrong and I just had a nerve pinched in one of my discs?? It's a dream I've had constantly where i go into get my back adjusted and bam just like that I regain feeling in my leg and arm. Then I wake up and the upset starts. It would be a pleasant surprise but alas....
Below are my Day 1 and day 30 pictures. I do notice a bit of a difference, especially in my back. I tried to take pictures in the same position as the first and used the same sports bra. (same bottoms but different pattern)
With one month down and a lifetime to go I am very happy with my slow progress. I only hope that in time I will see a bigger and better change in my health.