Improving Your Health, One Meal At A Time!

I started my 30 day Paleo Challenge on September 14th after seeing a huge jump on the scale (6 pounds) after starting the latest round of the Biggest Loser Challenge on September 7th!!! After a few days, well actually 9 days, of getting my feet wet and getting rid of some questionable foods in my house, I was ready to give this my BEST effort!!! My Biggest Loser starting weight was 160.6 and my weight at the end of the “30 days” was 157.6…while that is only a 3 pound loss, if you count the 6 pound gain during the first week, it’s a 9 pound swing!!! 3 or 9…I’m happy to see the scale moving in the right direction and for the right reason!!! I’m extending my challenge until at least October 23 so I get in a complete 30 days…I’m hoping to see another big drop at the end of the full 30 days!!!

To refresh, my goals are to eat: lean meats, healthy fats, non-starchy vegetables, limited fruit and starchy vegetable, no processed or man-made carbs, nuts, grains, legumes or dairy (except the whey in my green powder/protein shake which I am limiting to 3-4 per week and only pre/post workout).

Workout goals were to scale back my workouts to 2 ST sessions per week and 3 runs (30 minutes speed, 45 minutes hills and LSD with my running group) as well a weekly yoga class and at least one full rest day! Since this weekend I had a cycling event on Sunday, I opted for a shorter long run (6 miles instead of 8) and to forego my hill run on Thursday!

Thu 10/6
Rest Day
Weigh in 157.8
6:45 AM – 7:00 AM 2 hard-boiled eggs and half apple
10:00 AM – 10:05 AM Teecino with coconut cream
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Chicken breast and veggies, cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Kale chips, cherry tomatoes, beef jerky
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Chicken leg and thigh with veg, zucchini, tomato and coconut oil

Fri 10/7
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Ground beef, onion and peppers
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Yoga
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Chicken breast, tomatoes, cucumber and apple
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Baked kale chips with nutritional yeast, strawberries with coconut cream and vanilla [Stomach a little bubbly after coconut cream]
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Nap
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Pot roast, vegetables and broccoli
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Coconut flakes x3

Sat 10/8
5:45 AM – 6:00 AM Vital scoop, Paleo protein, Maca, glutamine, omega 3, coconut cream
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM 6 miles No Forerunner
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Chicken breast and apple after run
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Chicken breast, grilled veggies, guacamole and yams from Sharky’s (after Expo)
6:10 PM – 6:40 PM Chicken leg and thigh and roasted veggies
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Coconut flakes

Sun 10/9
5:00 AM – 5:15 AM Vital scoop, Paleo protein, Maca, glutamine in coconut cream before race
5:30AM – 2:00 PM Long Beach Bike Tour plus Marathon course support
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM 6 oz chicken, tomatoes and cucumber after ride and while on the course
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Sharky’s chicken, broccoli and yams
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Oven fried sweet potatoes with coconut oil, grounded bison and left over veggies (ate too much)
8:00 PM – 8:15 PM Chocolate coconut ice cream with shredded coconut flakes (homemade–no sugar or other sweeteners)

Mon 10/10
7:00 AM-8:30 AM ST with PT
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Roasted chicken, tomato and broccoli
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM Grilled lamb and sautéed cauliflower in coconut oil
6:45 PM – 7:15 PM Chicken breast with onion, red pepper, zucchini and eggplant

Tue 10/11
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Chicken, tomatoes and avocado
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Fartleks [Very hot! ]
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Turkey breast, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber slices and strawberries
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Grilled lamb greens with bacon and Hubbard squash
8:00 PM – 8:15 PM Turkey breast and 1/2 apple

Wed 10/12
Weigh In 157.6
6:30 AM – 6:45 AM Vital scoop, Paleo protein, Maca, glutamine, coconut water
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM ST with PT
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Chicken leg/thigh, tomato, avocado and greens with bacon
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Pot roast with veggies (snack)
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Turkey breast, tomatoes, celery, carrots and cauliflower
8:00 PM – 8:15 PM Strawberries

Now that my food and exercise are getting reigned in…it’s time to seriously work on my sleep!!!


Comments on: "Jackie’s Journey Paleo…30 Days and Beyond!" (2)

  1. Great post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  2. Thanks for stopping by!

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