So after many helpful comments here, on facebook, and twitter I feel a bit better about how I am going about this whole Paleo+Weight Watchers+Better Choices lifestyle. I’m not really doing Paleo in it’s pure form, which may seem like cheating.
I am basically taking the ideas of Paleo/Primal Eating and infusing it into Weight Watchers. A lot of people would say that I am just “doing Weight Watchers the way you should do it,” by eliminating processed foods, sugar and refined (non-veggie and non-fruit) carbs. Well ladies and gents, those people are pretty much right.
Weight Watchers does a great job of explaining the points system, but they are so Anti-Fats it’s kind of redonkulous. The point is, fat and protein keep you full. Carbs do not. I am not saying by any means that a Big Mac or a huge steak is what I will be eating constantly. What I am saying is, I will be infusing more protein, more veggies, fruit, nuts, and seeds into my diet while eliminating grain products (for the most part. I am not going to turn down Crepes when I am in Paris this October, sorry), sugar, and cutting WAY back on my dairy intake. I am a firm believer in cheese as it’s own food group, but I am sad to say it hasn’t been so kind to me.
I’m not cutting out dairy completely. It’s just not possible for me. Yes I know if I HAD to I could, but I don’t have to. This is my plan of kind of cleaning up my act. I am sure with guidance and training I could give up dairy, and who knows, may be I will end up being one of those Paleo people in the purest form after a couple of months, but right now I am trying to phase out the things I know I can phase out.
Plan of the Day
- Breakfast: Veggie Fritatta
- Snack: Water
- Lunch: Spinach Salad w/ Veggies and Walnuts; Yogurt; Grapes
- Snack: Apple
- Dinner: Chicken Stir Fry with Peppers and onions and Asian Slaw
- Activity: The 3.1 Miles I didn’t do yesterday
- Dessert: (Maybe) Frozen Banana “Yogurt”
See? There is Dairy in there. I’m already ‘cheating’ – BUT – my menu is clean. I bought literally nothing processed at the store last night except for Beer.
That’s another thing. Paleo says to avoid Beer. Yeah that ain’t happening.
So – On the Grad School Front:
Yesterday I mailed my supplemental materials. It’s 100% out of my hands now. Nervous doesn’t even begin to convey how I feel. We’ll see come October.
I thought about responding to Rep. Todd Akin’s commentary yesterday on here. I thought about rehashing my rape on this forum again. I thought about saying that if it had resulted in a pregnancy I wasn’t sure if I would be able to carry the baby to full term. I thought about detailing the horrific nature of me in the shower, day after day crying and cutting myself with a lady bic because THAT pain was better than what I was feeling. Yeah I thought about it. Then I thought about the fact that men like him, don’t care about stories like mine. Men like him would rather wrap women up in neat little boxes and tell them how to act, live, and be. Men like him don’t know how to deal with the suffering of women who are abused. Men like him can’t hear those cries. So instead of a long post about how he “Doesn’t get it”, I stayed mum on it.
So I weigh in tomorrow. Expecting a gain. It’s cool. I know I deserve it. I doubt I’ll shed 10 pounds today, but that’s fine. I got this moving forward.
Look out for my post on the amazing Fritatta I made for breakfast!