Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Whole 30 Day 25 - Still working on forming new habits.....

Hi all,
This is Rina. I have been working with Sophia for the past 6 months trying to spread the word about the wonderful Grass Fed Jerky Chews. I have been eating a pretty clean Paleo/Low Carb diet for the past few years, but still decided to jump right in and try the Whole 30. I'll be blogging daily about my experience for the next 30 days.

I am finding the sliders very filling. But to my disappointment my kids don't like them.
So I had to cook something else today just so the young generation is fed.

I made chicken breasts in a slow cooker as I was feeling rather lazy after all that frying yesterday. I seasoned meat with salt, put in slow cooker with Imagine chicken broth and homemade BBQ sauce (recipe from It Starts With Food or Nom Nom Paleo) and cooked on high for about 8.5-9 hours. Then I just shredded using 2 forks. It is yummy. My new favorite.

I also have this recipe that I intend to make some other day http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/poultry/best-bbq-crock-pot-chicken/ 

I also read the book, Fit2Fat2Fit by Drew Manning. Got this little book on buck book sale a while back and only got to it now. It was a quick read. This guy, a health and fitness nut and personal trainer did an experiment for a year. He decided to take 6 months to stop exercising and eat a Standard American diet, then 6 month to get back into shape. He gained 75lbs. 

One of the key takes from his book (and weight loss registry) is that you need a supporting community in order to successfully drop weight and maintain. It really resonates with me. When I was on Medifast I did really well when I blogged daily and participated in online discussions on the MF board. Supporting others and getting support from others was a life-saver for me. I knew I wasn't alone. Somehow I didn't get this feeling when I was on Weight Watchers back in 2007. 

Another key point from this little book is that you do need a certain amount of discipline and dedication. Only one meal at a time. One choice at a time. Not even a day. Just this minute. This step. 
I knew it already from working with coach -- training for a 5k two years ago. I only need to make the right choice at this minute. Not think far into the future.

And it feels great! Looking back is rewarding but looking ahead is daunting and discouraging.

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