Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 30 - Nov 14 - I DID IT!

Well this is it. 30 days. To recap...

Things I did NOT eat over these 30 days:
- grains/wheat/gluten/bread
- starches or legumes
- added sweeteners of any variety (honey, splenda, sugar, stevia, agave, etc..)
- anything processed (No chemicals and/or preservatives for me!)
- dairy (With the exception of heavy cream in coffee. The only ingredient = heavy cream.)
- alcohol
- vegetable oils

Things I DID eat over these 30 days:
- (mostly grass fed) meat
- cage-free eggs
- (mostly organic and/or local) vegetables
- healthy fats in the form of coconut oil, avocado, and kerrygold butter
- some nuts
- some fruits

I've learned a TON from this challenge... I have intentions of making a formal culminating post later this week. I'll definitely be posting tomorrow night about what I did on Day 31 and what I'm planning on doing on Day 32 (and beyond).

Today's food was nothing out of the ordinary...

Breakfast: zucchini quiche, brussels and bacon, coffee.

Lunch: crockpot meat, carrots, zucchini, coffee.

Snack before heading to CrossFit: apple with melted almond butter (okay, this was kind of a treat). I cut 42 seconds off of my time for "The Garage" from pre-challenge to post-challenge :) I also had some of Shamus's Paleo ice cream after the workout .. yum!

Dinner: eggs and brussels and bacon

What a great 30 days it's been!!


Alycia said...

Congratulations!!! You did REALLY well and I hope you are proud! You have been a great inspiration to a lot of people during this challenge- me included. There were days that I thought, in the back of my head "It doesn't matter if I cheat. I'm running this thing. I don't need to do it 100%. I know how to eat well.", but it was the enthusiasm of our members, namely you and a few others, that kept me honest and made me 'walk the walk' Thanks!!!

Kate said...

Awww thank you Alycia.. that is super flattering! I'm so happy that I was a part of this :)

Eleni said...

Congrats! I'm on day 5 of my paleo challenge. I feel good and I've lost some weight, but the cravings are kicking in and I'm really not looking forward to my meat and vegetables...I just want cheese and pasta. I'm not new to healthy eating by any means, but I am new to a low carb diet. I've always been against low carb diets since I don't believe carbs are the enemy. I think it's healthy to have a balanced diet and not be restrictive...but I think I need something to pull me in and keep me focused. Hopefully I can keep it up, and I might modify it when I'm done...but I think if I modify it I'll just get back to my old diet.