And if you did, will you please share what worked?
My story is probably fairly common. I am 5ft3, 137 Lbs. I am fighting hard to get back to my pre-child(ren) weight of 125. You know, back to having clothes that are nice and actually fit me. hah.
I started going Paleo when I was 147 Lbs. Those 10 pounds flew off in 10 days. But now, I am hovering at 137. At 5ft3, there is no way that my body wants me to stay like this. I must be doing something wrong.
I work out at my gym (weights, running) 4 times a week. When I am home, i do ab roll, squats, push ups, and a lot of running and playing and dancing with my kids. I consider myself fairly active.
What should I do? Would sticking to lean meat and veggies for a while help me get closer to my goal? Or if I returned to eating more fat, once i reached my goal, would i just gain that weight back?
Here's a week out of my food journal (yes, i keep one. haha) Feel free to tell me how dumb I am if it will help me. I just want to be healthy.
December 22, 2010: 4 slices bacon, half an avocado mashed with red onion and lime juice, half an english cucumber, red onion, green pepper, 1/2 cup ground beef, lettuce, half an avocado mashed with red onion and lime juice
December 21, 2010: 5 thin slices of leftover london broil, 2 eggs over easy, and a little cucumber/red onion/green pepper salad, 1/2 cup ground beef, half an avocado with red onion & lime juice
December 20, 2010: 3 oz leftover ribeye, 2 eggs over easy, steamed broccoli, coffee, braised leeks and 2 baby lamb chops
December 19, 2010: 2 eggs, 2 slices of bacon, cup of coffee, 1/2 grilled chicken breast and half an avocado (mashed up with lime juice and red onion
December 18, 2010: cup of coffee, 2 eggs with baby portobellos and red onion and a little crumbled goat cheese, half of a grilled chicken breast, half an english cucumber, tiny piece of a braised lamb shank and green cauliflower with garlic, lemon, and feta
December 17, 2010: two eggs over easy and a tiny bit of leftover prime rib, small salad with chopped veggies and tuna
December 16, 2010: Two eggs over easy and a few slices of leftover sirloin steak, a scoop of tuna (made with onions and celery) over a bowl of romaine lettuce drizzled with evoo and red wine vinegar. Confession: I am still using Helmans made with olive oil., Half of a grilled chicken breast and half of an english cucumber, red wine
December 15, 2010: 3 slickes of leftover steak, 2 eggs over easy, and the leftover brussel sprouts , grilled chicken caesar salad – no croutons, red wine
December 14, 2010: 1 cup of coffee with cream, two eggs over easy, 5 thin slices of rare top sirloin steak, half chicken breast diced up with a tsp mayo (chicken salad), green pepper cut into wedges, slice of prime rib, leeks with garlic and chicken stock
Thanks for any advice. Yours truly, a newbie