6 Month Paleo Update

Monday, January 11, 2016


Despite how embarrassing these pictures are for me, I wanted to share my weight loss update with you.
In July I shared here that I was starting back up on my paleo way of living. I had done Paleo in the past and I loved how quickly I was able to drop weight, how energized I felt and how I didn't even feel like it was a diet. Paleo just became a way of life for my family and I.
I stopped paleo while I was pregnant with Josiah, honestly because I couldn't control my urges to eat everything in sight! Well low and behold I gained a whopping 50 lbs during my pregnancy all because I could not put down the Whopper! I was obsessed with Burger King- now I can't even smell it. My last week of pregnancy I was weighing 180 lbs.


After Josiah was born I did not give myself a hard time about losing the weight right away because I had bigger fish to fry with Josiah getting pneumonia and then going through castings for his clubfoot.
However when I realized he had a dairy allergy I felt it was time to buckle down and eat healthy so my precious boy would not have any added stress to his little stomach. I am so happy to say that going Paleo did help him a lot.  

I  started out weighing 155 lbs back in July and today I am weighing 125 lbs. During the holidays I cheated A L O T, simply because I can not pass up my mother's Honduran tamales and paella! (Insert happy dance here,) seriously the best food ever!!! I stuck to my Paleo way, for the most part, for the last 6 months. I went on long walks around 2 miles daily, in the Summer, once Fall hit I got cold and would only go like 3 times a week. I also stopped eating past 7 pm and if I got hungry I had some celery with sunbutter or a banana with sunbutter or just a handful of nuts and a glass of water. Most of all I was mentally determined.

I have to admit I am very proud of my accomplishment. I not only feel like I look a whole lot better in the right picture (which was taken Sunday night), but I feel good physically. I feel healthy!
It has been really cold here, but I can not wait for it to warm up a bit so I can start going on long walks with the boys again. My goal now is not to lose more weight, but to maintain my weight and build muscle, being as having 3 babies left me a lot of extra skin everywhere that I need to tighten.

If you are thinking that weight loss is one of your new year's resolutions, I recommend you trying out Paleo. Keep in mind this is not a short term diet, this becomes a way of life. You eat real food. You feel great. Your skin looks great. You look great and you somehow get a better attitude about life.
I hope my story is motivating for someone and you go out there and live a healthier life. Don't continue to make excuses for yourself. Every day that goes by is a new day to love yourself and take care of your body. If you have a bad day, pick up the next day on the right foot, just keep going!

28 comments:

  1. You look just incredible and you are glowing with health! I am intrigued! One of my resolutions is most definitely to try to lose weight this year, very original I know.:) I love reading journeys like this because it really inspires me. :) You must feel so energized and fantastic!

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    1. I do! I feel really great! I hope you can find a meal plan that works for you. Your health is important :) Thanks for reading!

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  2. Your commitment has definitely paid off! Glad you've found an eating plan that works well for you!

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  3. You look great! And your smile it's just so confident! I would try the Paleo but my family has a bunch of picky eaters and I would be looking at making seperate meals all day! I do however need to loose weight so it is something that has passed my mind and seeing your results is motivating! I hope you continue towards your goal of tightening up this year, keep it up!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I do have a tad bit more confidence. I hope you can find something that works well for you and your family! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. You look amazing! Kudos on committing to a whole different lifestyle. I've heard great things about the Paleo diet.

    All the Best,
    Allison | www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

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  5. this is awesome! congrats, and you look amazing! I have done the whole 30 (sort of like paleo) on and off during my pregnancy, but it's way too hard to keep up with all my cravings/wanting to eat ALL THE TIME. I want to get started again in 9 weeks when my daughter is born, but I'm concerned with all the meal prep since she's going to be born with bilateral clubfoot as well. are there any go-to recipes you make a lot that you can make ahead of time & freeze? or any meals that you felt were especially easy to throw together?

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    1. Yes, pregnancy cravings are so tough to yield! I actually never really had to do meal prep. I made sure to always keep lots of fresh veggies from farmers market and fruit on hand. I would throw a form of protein in the oven or rotisserie or even the crock pot and cook up some quick veggies like sauteed squash or make a salad. I also kept hard boiled eggs in the fridge. Nuts are a good go to for a filling snack. Sunbutter with apples, banana or celery helped a lot too. I have a few recipes already on the blog if you search Paleo, but I will be adding more so stay tuned! Thanks for reading and I can't wait to see pictures on instagram of your precious baby girl!! :)

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  6. This is absolutely amazing!! Kudos to you amazing mama!

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  7. I need to do something about my weight. I've done Weight Watchers successfully in the past, and I need to start it again. Thank you for this motivation, Dominique. I needed it today.

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    1. I'm glad I can motivate someone by my testimonial. I hope you can get back on the track that works best for you. Best of luck!! xx

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  8. Oh, by the way, you look beautiful - as always. Even at 155 lbs you were beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you! I felt so uncomfortable in that picture, you're so nice!

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  9. You are a beautiful in both pictures but I know ALL about needing to feel comfortable in your own body and I'm not there yet! I LOVE how you committed to something and stayed with it! I'll definitely check out paleo - I prefer a lifestyle way of eating rather than just a quick diet.

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    1. You are being too nice, I felt so uncomfortable and unhappy with myself back then. Yes, take a look into paleo, but ultimately find something that suits you. Thanks for your comment!

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  10. WOW! Amazing difference! You are still beautiful in both pictures but look so much happier in the after shot! Keep going girl, you are rocking the paleo lifestyle!

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    1. Yes, the after shot is so much more me. This picture was actually an out take. My husband made me laugh, but it was so real I just went with it. thanks for your encouragement! xx

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  11. Way to go!!!! I lost most of my baby weight and sort of plateau'd... and the holidays were awful for me!!!! I need to really get it together this week. I'm. just. so. tired. HAHA! (which would be better if I was eating better!)

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    1. Yes, I hated always being so tired!! I have 3 to keep up with so I had no room to be tired. I hope you can find an eating plan that suits you and don't give up!! Best wishes! xx

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  12. Way to go!!!!I have been thinking of going on a diet and reading gives me the motivation i needed.Thanks

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    1. That's great, I am so happy I can motivate others! As uncomfortable as this post was for me, your comment makes it a whole lot easier to deal with. Thank you!

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  13. Good for you. Great results. I just love paleo. It's the best diet I have ever tried. I lost weight, and feel so much better and healthier. And the meals don't suck,
    like in most diets.
    I'm using the paleo grub cookbook, you can check it out at http://lookingupstuff.com/weightloss/2015/04/23/paleo-grubs/

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    1. That's great! I'm glad it has worked for you. Yes food no longer sucks to me. Lol! I will look into that cookbook. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  14. You look amazing!! I'd love to look into paleo. Mainly so I can start eating healthier to feel healthier. Thanks for the suggestion. Definitely going to look it up! :)

    BlondieInTheCity.com

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    1. Thank you! I hope it's something that can work for you!

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