So many things have changed since I started this blog. I started out ready to write about how eating less and working out more was going to make me fit and skinny but that’s not how it turned out. Even with a blog I still did not have the motivation to go running a set number of times a week and found it almost impossible to live on 1200 calories a day. I was beginning to think I would always feel dissatisfied with my body.
I took a trip to visit a friend across the state and was very excited to bring him some homemade whole wheat bread and jelly. I presented my bread and he informed me he was on the Atkins diet. He also had recently purchased the book Wheat Belly, 3 copies to be exact. So we spent our weekend reading. I was blown away to learn that most of our wheat was genetically modified, though it didn’t stop me from stopping at McDonald’s on the way home. When I got home I started doing a little more research and by the end of the evening I declared myself grain free. My goal is to remove toxins from my body and life to be the healthiest I can be. My weight is no longer a concern, I have not lost any weight since May but as I learn more and more about real food and how it affects the body the less I’m worried about how I look on the outside and am more concerned how everything is working on the inside.
I didn’t understand that the auto-immune diseases I had could be caused by food. I thought that because other people in my family had asthma I was just stuck with it. I thought because of my asthma that it was just a natural progression to have other auto-immune issues like eczema, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Blepharitis and Rosacea. I’m hoping that as time goes on and I learn more and more about how food affects me I will no longer suffer from these conditions.
So why Almost Paleo? I’m using the word almost because the Paleo diet is the closest to how I am eating but it’s not exact. I’m still learning what I can and can not eat and I’m sure as my body heals that will change.
This is my original about me:
This site exists because one morning I had a very hard time buttoning pants that hung on my last year! I’m 48 years old and in relatively good health, there is no reason for me to be this out of shape. My goal is to be in the best shape I can be by the time I’m 50. I don’t have a weight goal in mind but I want to feel good about how I look and what I’m able to do. I want to be in shape physically, financially and spiritually.
Since I started this blog in May it has evolved and is still evolving. Stay tune, who knows where it may go next.