This Kitty’s Gone to Heaven

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Mondays are weigh-in days for me and I was down 2 pounds!  It was even TOM, AGAIN (this has been happening every three weeks now, ugh) Could it be true?  Is it possible to lose weight while drinking wine and eating cheese?  I still don’t believe it, so I am going to give it another week (of including wine and Compte – a raw milk cheese) in my diet.  I also committed another, what is typically thought of as, a diet no-no last week.  I ate (and drank) after 9:00 pm.  Hmm, but what did I do right?  I stayed under 60 carbs and 2,000 calories per day.  I engaged in some kind of exercise each day (either tennis or a visit to the gym).

And the Paleo diet.  I do like the Paleo diet.  I know it is not for everyone, but as long as I can have wine and cheese, I don’t care so much about grains and sugars, or fruit, for that matter.  Let them eat cake!  Wine is my cake.  Also, I have been eating only hormone-free, natural sources of protein, such as organic eggs, Applegate Organic turkey bacon (really good) and Harvestland chicken sausages.  At this stage in my life, I do not need any more hormones flying through my system.  I do try to buy organic veggies when possible, but I really don’t think that is as important as avoiding hormone laden sources of protein.

Tools and work arounds have helped tremendously. I am using the Calorie Counter app, by fatsecret.  What a great tool.  That thing does everything.  It even scans bar codes.  Using it, I notice that there are carbs in foods I thought were all protein, such as eggs. This helps me stay on track with my carb counting.  I keep my gym bag packed by the door.  I keep my supplements in a basket, so I can walk around the house (or sit and read) while downing them all (there are 14) with about three glasses of water (half my minimum water intake for the day).

For the record, my supplements include: Tart Cherry Extract, Krill Oil, Curcumin Complex, CoQ10, Milk Thistle, MSM, Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, Magnesium, a multi vitamin with iron, Super B Complex with Vitamin C, IP-6, Vitamin D3,  and Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D. I also drink a little Kefir, as a probiotic, every day. Most of the supplements came from Swanson’s Vitamins, so they didn’t break the bank.  I am not sure I will continue to take them after I have achieved my weight loss and fitness goals. However, while I am on Paleo, I think it is best to take supplements.

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