My version of Paleo is very simple. It is so simple that I rarely look for help, ideas, tips or tricks in order to eat the way I do. I learned about Paleo, gave it a try (in the strict Whole30 form), found what worked and that was the end of it.
I buy a cart full of veggies, a little fruit, enough meat for dinner every day, eggs, nuts, seeds, flax milk (or something equivalent like coconut milk yogurt) and spices.
Then I eat that stuff - either raw or simply cooked.
So, there is really no reason for me to read Paleo recipe blogs or grab a cookbook or anything of that nature. We only use Paleo "baked goods" a few times a year for a special occasion like Thanksgiving or a birthday (ahem, like MY birthday tomorrow, I requested a Paleo pumpkin pie, which Chris makes beauuuutifully).
However, I do subscribe to a few Paleo newsletters that I get in my email once in a while, as a sort of reminder and motivation to continue to eat the way I know works for me. They send little articles and medical info and nutrition info, etc. One I really like is from PaleoLeap.com.
The other day they send me an article on weight loss with Paleo, which is not usually the focus of eating Paleo. It can often be a RESULT of Paleo, but the focus is on healing the body.
The article they sent had a great quote: "Heal the person first. The excess body fat will follow."
I've always preferred the focus on health and healing and filling the body with good nutrition that helps the machinery of the body work as efficiently as possible. As a disordered eater, this focus helped me get a good mindset. It gives me a way to eat knowing I am doing as good as possible for my body, regardless of weight loss or gain (though I only gain weight when I veer off the Paleo template, really!).
I would suggest giving the website a look if you are interested in starting Paleo - the first page gives a really great "Paleo at a Glance" rundown so you know what you are getting into and WHY!
My life - going okay :) I am still up two pounds from where I had gotten to last week (so I am at 123) because I ate pizza and drank beer at my friend's engagement/birthday party. Not a big deal, but will a little more aware and less likely to veer off Paleo for a while as I recover. I am definitely not a 100% Paleo eater, I haven't figured out how to eliminate beer or the occasional party situation!
I am glad I made a commitment to No Chip 2014 with Chris - chips and dips were the only snacks at the late night party and I didn't touch them, even though I had a buzz on reducing my willpower. We really should make a No Pizza year, because that is obviously a big weakness of mine. But I am not quite ready to give it up completely (I eat it once every few months).
Okay - got to get on with the day!