All the Sun For You

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Sharing My Findings

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As I embark on the last 5 weeks of my fitness challenge, we’ve decided to follow a Paleo diet for ourselves (we always follow one for the kids – more on that another time).  We were strict Paleo right before Matthew turned 1 and we both have never felt better!  Because weight loss is a side-effect of following a Paleo diet, we figured this was as good a time as any to get back on our healthy eating lifestyle.  I can say that just 4 days in, I feel great!

Because I’m a tracker of all things in my life, I’m going to keep track of the recipes we use each day for our family dinners.  I’ll be tracking all of this on my Paleo Adventure page and then moving each week’s worth of content to a post every Sunday (or so).  I’ll be keeping notes on weight loss, how I feel, how it went in general, etc. each week.

This really is an exercise for myself, so I don’t expect anyone to follow along or care about this.  But in case you’re looking for great Paleo recipes, or are curious to see how this way of life changes my life, feel free to read along each week!

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Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

5 thoughts on “Sharing My Findings

  1. Sounds good! Would be interested in info about snacks you give to the kids!

    • We give the kids natural snacks – nuts, berries, homemade applesauce (no sugar), cheese sticks, nectarines, and yogurt. When Matthew is at school or with friends, he does eat the snacks they eat because we can’t control it. At home, there are no crackers, no mac and cheese (he’s never tried that), no fruit snacks. It works out really well!

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  2. I’m very interested to read more about your thoughts on this. I tried paleo when I was into crossfit years ago… I dropped weight for awhile, but I actually had to eat more carbs/grains to keep it going. Interesting how our bodies all respond differently to ways of eating.

    • It’s interesting – I had to do this just two weeks ago, but eat more food in general. I stopped dropping, and MFP actually gave me a warning that I was going to go into starvation mode, so I ramped up my calories and one again, started losing. I was trying really hard to reach my goal each day, but with the calories burned with nursing and the cardio stuff I do, it’s been hard to hit the target. I still can’t hit it on the Paleo diet which is high in calorie and high in fat. But now I’m losing again at a rapid pace, so whatever.

      I think our bodies need to be shocked every once in a while. We all plateau at some point, and that’s when things need to be shaken up. Like the class I took today – shook me up big time in a good way, and my body will be asking for more!

  3. Can’t wait to follow along and hear how things are going!

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