Sunday, May 4, 2014

Good news/Bad news

Well, not really bad news... :-)

In the last few months, I've lost a bit of weight. I started this paleo diet with my old CrossFit gym back in October when they did a food challenge. I really needed something to jump start a better way of eating. I'd been eating for convenience rather than nutrition, shall we say. Oddly enough, a Starbucks breakfast isn't the best fuel for a high intensity workout. So, I accepted the food challenge because it came with a monetary prize. It was a 30 day paleo diet - no added sugar, no dairy, no grains, no legumes, no alcohol. The challenge also included a body fat test. The first two weeks sucked like nothing else. But week three was like magic. Week four was easy because I knew it was almost over. At the end of it, I saw dramatic results. My energy levels were much better. I could pay attention better at work and had more energy before, during, and after my workouts. I was convinced.

Since then, I've stuck to the paleo plan, tweaking it as needed, "cheating" when I want, and I've continued to lose weight and body fat. That's the good news. The bad news is related to this blog.

My motorcycle gear no longer fits! I tried on my Olympia Airglide pants and even with a belt they wouldn't really stay on if I had an unfortunate get off. My Draggin jeans, which I wear over my Bohn under armour (which does still fit) are also too big. So big, in fact, I could pull them off without unbuttoning or unzipping them! Wow!

So, I've done a bit of shopping and have a new pair of mesh pants. I'm still searching for a new pair of Kevlar jeans. So, yay for a healthier me! Not so much for having to replace my wardrobe so I can ride. :-) Ok, so that's not such a bad problem to have and I shouldn't complain but.... :-)


  1. Congratulations! That is a real success story. And after a few years it may be time for some new gear. The paleo diet seemed interesting though I've ended up cutting out a lot of the meat and fish as well. Very small portions.

  2. Good for you on getting healthier. I had the same problem with riding gear when we went vegan 2.5 years ago.

    It is a good problem to have when the gear is too big.