Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It Was Just a Dream

The past few nights I have had very strange dreams...about food.

The first night I woke up in a complete panic. I had consumed three entire pizzas during my dream. Three. First, that isn't humanly possible. Second, I woke really thinking it had happened. Third, I did not have any kind of craving for pizza before or after the dream. No, I do not believe my body was telling me it needed the pizza. It was just strange.

The next night I had a similar dream. This time, however, it involved Honey Nut Cheerios, chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. Oh sugar goodness. In my dream I was visiting my in laws. I was walking around their home with a cup full of dry Honey Nut Cheerios. This happens on a regular basis when I visit them or my parents. Pre paleo Ginny loved dry cereal. OK, I probably still do, but it isn't my snack of choice anymore. Later in the dream I consumed a plate size piece of chocolate cake covered in ice cream. Seriously, what is wrong with me? Has anyone else had dreams about food for no apparent reason? I would have expected this during week one or two, but not with five days to go! The refined grain and sugar devil is playing tricks with my won't work I tell you!

I apologize for no real updates on The Paleo Diet for Athletes the past few days. I hope to have some more read for tomorrow.

I would like to send a great big congratulations to Breck and Nicole on the birth of their new baby girl! Congratulations guys! This girl is going to be one amazing CrossFitter someday, just you wait and see! She has great genes from both parents.


  1. No dreams about food, yet. So have you gotten what you want from the diet? I feel a bit leaner through my waist, but overall no huge improvements, I really don't have "weight" to loose just wanted to build more lean muscle mass. Still working at it:)

  2. been paleo for about 7.5 months, I've had a few dreams where I was eating pastries and breads and it scared the crap out of me!

  3. Ginny, I have a feeling your dreams have to do with anxiety of what will happen once the 31 days are over. However, your willpower is astounding and I can't imagine you'll ever break down and have a plate-sized portion of chocolate cake. I haven't had any weird food dreams, but I did dream last week that I stepped on the scale and had gained 22 lbs. It felt very real for days and I am still unable to step back on the scale... it was just too scary.

  4. I feel great about what I have gotten from the paleo diet. Although my size may not have changed much (which is ok with me) I know there are ares where I am more trim. I feel really good after I discomfort from eatin too many chips and salsa. Also, my workouts have been really great lately and that makes me more happy than anything! I plan on keeping it up, with a few open meals here and there.