Weight, health, food, diet, fitness, and lifestyle-balance.
As a 30-something lawyer-lady, these are things I think about and read about when I am not preoccupied with lawyering.
I suddenly gained a lot of weight about 2 years ago. Through watching my diet and exercising, I slowly lost about 20 lbs, and gained muscle. Yay! Certainly, I felt much healthier and happier than at my maximum weight of 230. I got stuck at that mark for over a year, which was very frustrating.
A few weeks ago, I consulted a new physician for bloodwork to see if there was a hidden cause.
At the same time, I followed a few links on the internet and ended up reading a book on the Paleo lifestyle. When I finished the first book, I read another one. What I read made a lot of sense to me.
My doctor made some diet recommendations (eat more calories, eat more protein), and some exercise recommendations. Along with those suggestions, I implemented the guidelines recommended in my Paleo books, and got immediate results. I quickly dropped almost 10 lbs, and felt stronger, and more energetic. For the first time in two years, I got below the sticking point.
I was, and I am, intrigued.
So. The main purpose of this silly little weblog is personal documentation of the Paleo thing. So far, I like this new lifestyle and I want to continue eating and exercising this way. I also intend to make note of recipes that work, recipes that fail, that kind of thing.
Will I continue to like Paleo living? Will it continue to work for me? Will I never post again after this first post? Time will tell.
You may ask, “why would this person not simply document everything in a personal diary and keep her blithering to herself?”
Good question. I suppose it’s because I know that if I keep it to myself, there is absolutely no opportunity for anyone to stumble across this site, interact, and share ideas. It was by stumbling on someone else’s site that I decided to read those two Paleo books and now find myself feeling healthier and happier.
If my perspective as a “Paleo Lawyer” is interesting to even one other person, great! If I am the only person who ever reads or cares about what I have to say, that’s OK too. Let the games begin!