The Results of Paleo

Alright. Here I am. Braving everything I have. Those who have an issue with me posting my mid section can just shag right off, I say.

It took a lot of guts to post these vulnerable photos of myself on my website for the entire web to see. The results of my 30 day paleo challenge from April 7 – May 7. Ohhhhh boy.

My backside before and after.before-after-back-s

The side view before and after. This one is more ‘impressive’ to me because you can see the shorts being ill fitting on my bum and legs. In the after photo they’re much looser._s

Now don’t be stealin’ any of my bod pictures for any fancy postcard printing ya hear? ha ha ha. I kid.

You may notice I haven’t posted a frontal photo. That’s because I didn’t think it was that impressive. Sure you could see results but in the after photo you could still see love handles. My stomach was more “cut” looking, but other than that I’ll keep that picture to myself for now.

The numbers don’t lie, that’s for sure. I was absolutely shocked when I heard the results as I was getting measured at 3:30pm yesterday.I think the coach that measured me was also very surprised. He swore a little when I told him my “before” numbers, and seemed impressed.

WEIGHT
Before: 128.4
After: 119.4
Difference: 9 pounds lost

WAIST
Before: 34″
After: 29.5″

BUTT
Before: 39″
After: 36.25″
Difference: 7.25″ lost off my waist & butt.

I worked out a minimum of 5 days a week for those 30 days. Saturday & Sunday were rest days. But the last Sunday I went climbing, making it 6x/week. Basically I went to CrossFit: Mon, Wed, Fri and climbing on Tues & Thurs’s.

May 18 we find out who “wins” the challenge at the local CrossFit box. I’m feeling pessimistic (as I always seem to do about those type of situations). But hey I think everyone is a winner in my books, who was successful with the 30 day challenge whether or not they cheated. Which I did not. I truly wanted to see what my body was fully capable of in those set amount of days.

My clothes all fit differently. I have to wear a belt most days with my pants and if I don’t I feel like I’m hiking them up off my arse all day long. That and when I wear work out clothes I feel like I stare in admiration at my mid section the whole time. I’m really liking it.

Yesterday and today on the other hand was full of non paleo eats. Will I continue the paleo diet for life? No.  But I will certainly cut back on the amount of sugar I intake. Meaning, I’ll try to eat mostly paleo throughout the weekdays and on weekends have whatever I like in moderation.

I mean, there’s an ice cream birthday cake to be eaten, after-all. Right? Can’t let that go to waste.

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16 Comments

  1. You look awesome and beautiful in the before and after photos but I definitely notice a different. I totally think I’m going to attempt to at least try to eat paleo.

  2. @Erica: Thanks Erica. It wasn’t “hard” to do paleo because I already knew what the sweets or breads tasted like. I just didn’t eat it throughout the challenge. Boy, it’s expensive and time consuming though – I’ll tell you that much.
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  3. Wahoo! Look at you SHRINK! :) I think it’s awesome how you used yourself as a guinea pig to see if the Paleo Diet works! I have been living Paleo for 10 years – LOVE IT! I hope you do keep your intake low… AFTER you eat that cake of course, LOL
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  4. “Shag right off.” Love that comment!

    I think you look amazing!

    Pre-pregnancy days (sigh, I miss my flat belly), I would eat super healthy and low carb during the week and save any cravings or treats for the weekend. It worked out really well. I don’t think it’s healthy to deprive yourself ALL the time, especially when ice cream cake is involved!!

  5. Congrats on the challenge! I bet you enjoyed your birthday after that.

    By the way, don’t ever be shy to show off your body like that. You’re healthy and in great shape! Always be proud of it. And the whole challenge might be an inspiration for others.

    Kudos to yourself for sharing your experience.

  6. Nancy that is fantastic and you can clearly see the difference it has made. I am sure this will make you rethink food now. I am seriously thinking about doing this. I am a huge sweet/sugar person.

    Keep up the great work.

  7. I’m proud of you. You are skinny but fit and you appreciate your treats. I think women have a lot to learn from you. Congrats on your success.

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