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Final 30 Day Paleo Diet Results and Weigh In

My 30 Day Paleo Diet Challenge results:
Week 1 Stats
Weight 177 BF% 32.4% Waist 34.5 Right Thigh 21.5 Right Calf 14.75 Right Arm 12 Week 2 Stats
Weight 176 BF% 32.2% Waist 34 Right Thigh 21.25 Right Calf 14.75 Right Arm 12 Hips 42.5 Week 3 Stats Weight 176 BF% 31.8% Waist 33.5 Right Thigh 21 Right Calf 14.75

Things I'm Loving Right Now -- August

Things mentioned:

and I highly recommend ignoring my crazy ramblings on what he says and reading the book yourself. I know I can confuse. But this is a really awesome book on Paleo.

and my review of this book:

Cathe Intensity DVD
Cathe Lower Body Blast DVD
AppleGate Farms Turkey Bacon and Beef Hot Dogs
Chicken of the Sea Wild Caught Canned Salmon

1-Pint (16-oz) - Coconut Cream Concentrate

32-oz. - Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 1 quart

Shelton's Italian Turkey Sausage
Organic Valley Pasture Butter
Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water

Natural Grocers:
Fresh Ground Almond Butter
Almond Meal
Coconut Flour

There you have it, what I was obsessed with in August. I forgot the Lindt 90% Dark Chocolate and the My Spice Sage Cinnamon. That's what I get for losing my list!

FTC Disclaimer: I received the coconut oil for review, everything else mentioned I purchased myself. (I hope you guys know by now that it's irrelevant as far as making this list whether I was se…

Paleo Week 3 Weigh In

As usual, I'll just start with the numbers. My results on the Paleo diet so far:

Week 1 Stats Weight 177 BF% 32.4% Waist 34.5 Right Thigh 21.5 Right Calf 14.75 Right Arm 12

Week 2 Stats Weight 176 BF% 32.2% Waist 34 Right Thigh 21.25 Right Calf 14.75 Right Arm 12 Hips 42.5
Week 3 Stats Weight 176 BF% 31.8% (using an Omron BF Monitor) Waist 33.5 Right Thigh 21 Right Calf 14.75 Right Arm 12 Hips 42
I am baffled by my results (physical and otherwise) so far with eating Paleo. Weight loss has been only 1 pound total in 3 weeks, but I am losing inches like mad! I can feel it too. I feel thinner all over. My clothes are lose. My stomach is noticeably smaller! I've never experienced anything like this. Normally (for me) the scale and inches play nice. It's a good thing I did measurements as well as using the scale. 

10 Minute Solution Best Belly Blasters!

10 Minute Solution: Best Belly Blasters! is available for pre-order now, it comes out September 6th. 

I enjoy this DVD. I really love the versatility it offers. You can do a quick 10 minute ab routine on top of any other workout. Or you can add some of the routines together for a great stand-alone ab workout to really target that area. I also love the variety of ab workouts it offers. No boredom here.

I received 2 of these DVDs from the pr company to give away (I already had 1 of my own). One I gave away on facebook...and the second one...

Twitter giveaway time.

Comments on this post do not count as entries, you must tweet me your entries. If you aren't on twitter, it's easy to set up an account. It doesn't matter how long your account has been active, just that you tweet me your entries.

To enter:
Tweet me an entry, something like "I want to win the 10 Minute Solution Best Belly Blasters! DVD" Tweet whatever you want, just make it clear it's an entry.You must incl…

Paleo Friendly Flavored Coffee Creamer Recipe

Since going Paleo I've tried everything in my coffee and loved nothing. 

Someone suggested I google: Primal Coconut 'Crack' Creamer. This is what I came up with: Original recipe

I altered it a bit because the canned coconut milk (I think it's the guar gum) was bothering me and I'm doing NO sweeteners this month (nope, not even stevia).

This recipe is sweetener and guar gum free.

My Recipe:
1 cup water
3 tsp Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate
1 Pasteurized Egg
2 Tablespoons Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil (melted)
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
Dash Nutmeg
Throw everything together in the blender (or use a hand mixer). Mix well. Refrigerate.

Mine turned out a little runnier than the recipe I saw online, but it's yummy! It separates a little in the refrigerator, I just stir it up each time before using. I'm a happy coffee loving paleo girl now ;)

Products mentioned:
1-Pint (16-oz) - Coconut Cream Concentrate

32-oz. - Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil -…

Paleo Week 2 Check In

First, to the numbers:

Week 1 Stats Weight 177 BF% 32.4% Waist 34.5 Right Thigh 21.5 Right Calf 14.75 Right Arm 12
Week 2 Stats Weight 176 BF% 32.2% Waist 34 Right Thigh 21.25 Right Calf 14.75 Right Arm 12 Hips (which I forgot to measure the first 2 weeks) 42.5
Starting to see things move in the right direction. One pound down and down a little in my measurements. Glad to see it. 

If you're interested in detailed tracking of what foods I'm eating, etc you can find my daily Going Paleo vlogs here.
I am starting to realize that Paleo means a lot of different things to different people. Not wildly different, but it can get a little tough when looking for what exactly to tweak to get better results. I'm thinking I should have picked a specific book (I'm liking Robb Wolf's best) to follow for this month. For instance fruit, there are differing opinions on how much someone trying to lose weight on Paleo should eat. The same with nuts and even fats. Depending where you look you will find s…

Sunday Quote

Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. ~Golda Meir

Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso Review

If you've been watching my daily vlogs or weekly posts on my little Paleo experiment you know that I've been using this book a lot. I've read it completely and made many of the recipes. Now, I'm ready to share my thoughts:

Awesome By August Week 4 Prize!

I can't believe we've come to the end of this. It's been so great! Thank you to everyone who's participated and to all of our prize sponsors. You can check out their links in my left side bar. Sorry I never got a participant link up post put together. It just flew by!

OK, to the good stuff....our last prize pack is sponsored by Coach's Oats! If you've read much of my blog, or twitter, or facebook the last 6 months...this company needs no intro ;)
Coach's Oats will send our week 4 prize package winner: a full size bag of their oats, a full size bag of their MultiGrain pancake mix, and a Coach's Oats coffee mug. Hooray!

Good luck and thanks again to everyone for participating in Awesome By August this year!

Paleo Week 1 Check In

First, I'll get right to the numbers of my first week results on the Paleo diet.

Beginning Stats Weight 177 BF% 32.5% Waist 34.5 Right Thigh 21.5 Right Calf 14.75 Right Arm 12
Week 1 Stats Weight 177 BF% 32.4% Waist 34.5 Right Thigh 21.5 Right Calf 14.75 Right Arm 12
Exactly the same. The .1 difference on the BF monitor is nothing, readings on that can vary. Normally I might be discouraged, disappointed, or annoyed, but I'm not. I knew I hadn't lost anything this week, but honestly, from the amount of nuts and fruit (along with all the other yummy foods) I had over the weekend and all week long really, I would normally have expected a gain. I'm focusing on the positive, changing a few things this next week, and moving on.
What I'm loving about Paleo so far: Not having to count calories or track obsessively. Love this. Mentally this is priceless to me. I am tracking via my daily vlogs on Adventures in Tracking, but that's it. I have no idea how many calories, carbs, or protein g…

Sunday Quote

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

The Firm Express GIVEAWAY!

Who wants to win The Firm Express??

If you haven't noticed, I've cut back on giveaways on my site. I've decided I'm going to be pickier on which giveaways I choose to do. But this one, I jumped at. 

The folks over at Gaiam are offering an entire The Firm Express system to one of my readers.
A little taste of what The Firm Express is:

You can click here to see what comes with this system. 

Now, to the good to enter: You must be 18 and a US or Canadian Resident.Leave a comment below telling me why you're excited to try The Firm Express.Tweet about this giveaway including a link to this post and my twitter name @fitviews. Then leave a comment below that you did so. Limit twice per day.Subscribe to my You Tube channel and then leave a comment below that you did. Follow The Firm Express on twitter and then leave a comment below that you did. Please include your email or twitter name in all comments so that I can easily contact winner.You can do any or all of the a…

July Things I was Loving

I went ahead and did a quick Things I'm Loving video for July, although I'm doing Paleo right now and what I'm eating now is different, this is what I was loving last month.

Things mentioned:


Metromint waters Gotcha Matcha Cafe Grade. 
Laughing Cow Light Chipotle
Wholly Guacamole 100 Calorie Snack Packs
Eat Smart Food Scale
Gary Taubes Book:
Runner's World Magazine

Disclaimer: some of these products were sent to me for review, some I purchased myself (or in the case of the book I got it from the library and didn't purchase at all). I will never allow a company to pay or bribe their way onto this list, I hope you guys know that. These are honestly things I love that I pick to go in these videos.

Daily 'Going Paleo' Vlogs

I've decided to do daily vlogs over at Adventures in Tracking for my paleo month. If you're interested you can follow over there, or subscribe to my you tube channel for updates.

I'll do weekly weigh ins and updates on Mondays on this blog. Everything else will be over at my tracking blog.

Awesome by August Week 3 Prize!

HUGE congratulations to everyone who has stuck it out through week 3! Whether, you've lost weight, reached your goals, or just kept at it, I'm proud of everyone for sticking with staying accountable.
Our week 3 prize is sponsored by the awesome folks over at... I LOVE their chocolate probiotic bars and their Wild Strawberry Uncle Sam Cereal is among my favorites. 
Attune will be sending our week 3 random drawing winner an Attune Foods grocery bag filled with their good for you goodies! 
I'll announce the winner on the Awesome by August Facebook page.

The Paleo Diet Experiment Starting Stats

Today is Day 1 of my Paleo Hype or Help experiment, and I have to say I'm pretty excited to go Paleo for a month. I feel very prepared and ready to make it a fun month (or longer, who knows?). I LOVE trying something new. First, my beginning stats:

Beginning Stats Weight 177 BF% 32.5% Waist 34.5 Right Thigh 21.5 Right Calf 14.75 Right Arm 12
I've back-slid a tiny bit the last week. It's been hot, I've been busy, blah blah I've been making excuses to myself. Enough. I am excited to have a little re-set here. My meals are planned, my cupboards are filled with healthy Paleo foods, I'm ready!
For my workouts during this experiment I will be training for my 5k and trying out some new Cathe workouts I ordered. Click here to visit Cathe dot Com. I'll also probably throw in some random workout DVDs here and there; I have several to review right now. I aim for 5 or 6 days of workouts. I'll track my workouts and my eating over at Adventures in Tracking if you're inter…