Wednesday, November 3, 2010

End of my 2 week Challenge Results

Just a quick post to brag about myself report my results:

After 2 weeks of my original challenge of Strict Paleo (no grains, legumes, dairy, or added sugar*) and Intermittent Fasting anywhere from 14-18 hours a day and including on 24 hour test, I have hit my goal of losing 10 pounds in 2 weeks! I started at 212lbs., and after my weigh in this morning I weighed 201lbs! All the sympathy weight gain from earlier this year is GONE!!!! I'm back to the weight I was the day of my wedding.

I am down a belt size, and I can definitely tell my BF% is down. I'm leaner. I have been at a sticking point lately, and I really think the IF and working out in a fasted state was the little push I needed to get over the hump. I'm not sold on the no dairy thing yet, but it's working, so I'm not in a hurry to throw it back in. I know today's dairy is definitely NOT the healthy product it claims to be, and I think I will probably forgo the milk and yogurt. I will definitely be snooty on my cheese selection as well.

Now alcohol is going to be tough. It's already very painful not pouring some Bourbon over ice in the evenings. I should just accept the ten pounds and have a drink, but I'm afraid I will binge. I may have to get a bottle of good red wine for this evenings dinner. I think that should be acceptable. We'll see.

Anyway, 10 pounds in two weeks is pretty cool. My jeans are loose. It's a good feeling.


  1. Congrats!! And you should brag!
    I am "eating" totally Paleo, including dairy at all, which I thought would be my undoing. I really haven't seen or felt any difference from giving up the dairy, for what it's worth. But like you, I know it isn't very healthy--at least not the stuff I can get. But I still haven't given up my nightcap and my exercise is sporadic. I think those are the last two pieces of the puzzle for me.

    Oh, and I love your "Where My Buffalo Roam" list!

  2. Thank you Patty!

    I can't be sure if it had anything to do with dairy or not, but I know taking dairy out has helped me to clean up otherwise bad habits. I used to graze on cheese and used more butter than I probably should have. I definitely think Fasting has been the last link in the chain, but removing dairy was more about the experiment. I know I feel better without it, so that has to say something. I don't think it will ever be a permanent fix, however. Wine and a good (raw milk) cheese go so well together. I could take or leave milk and cream usually, but butter makes everything better. I'm torn. It is definitely worth the experience to omit if for a while. It's so challenging that it's rewarding. Best of luck on your adventure!

    AND thankyou for reading my links!

  3. Keep up the great



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