Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 1 of Paleo Challenge

I've talked about challenges before, and I realize that I have given excuse after excuse as to why I didn't persevere. But after reading the Whole 30 challenge again, I ventured into Paleo today. My challenges will be giving up dairy, sweeteners and alcohol. These have obviously been a barrier in my quest to lose weight, and it's time to get serious. I love Melissa's "tough love" attitude over on the Whole9 blog. Her mantra? "Giving up heroin is hard. Fighting cancer is hard. Changing your eating habits is NOT hard."

Today started off with a bit of IF. I ate Tuesday night about 9:30, then didn't eat today until lunchtime. Here's what I ate today:
  • Grass-fed, all beef hot dog with mustard.
  • 6 oz grass-fed rib eye steak, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 baked organic sweet potato with 2 tbsp coconut oil and cinnamon, organic collard greens
  • Chai tea with 1/2 cup coconut milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • 10 local cherries
  • Unsweetened herbal tea

Stats are: 1348 calories / 47g carbs / 109g fat / 54g protein

One day down, 29 more to go. :)


  1. I decided to do the Whole30 challenge as well - too much diet creep lately. I started june 1st.

    For me, the tough thing will be the red wine, dark chocolate, cheese, butter, and coffee. Coffee wasn't on their list, but I decided to be strict and see what happens....

  2. Awesome Mark.....someone to share the journey with! oh, I will miss my dark chocolate too, and I have a ton of it in the house right now. I just keep telling myself how much better it will taste on July 2, and I will probably only need a tiny bit to satisfy me. The power of positive thinking! I look forward to hearing your progress along the way.