Well, what a crazy week it has been! I felt like crap at dinner of day 1 -- then the rest of the week I have felt just fine! So fine, in fact, that I cheated and weighed myself (you aren't supposed to during the first month, but I couldn't help myself) AND I'M DOWN 6.5 POUNDS IN ONE WEEK!!!!!!! 10 POUNDS TOTAL! I'M AT 10% WEIGHT LOSS!!!!! The kicker? I DIDN'T GO TO THE GYM ONCE THIS WEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I took a few 10-14 minute walks at work for a break and swam a few days in the pool. That. Is. It! I was so curious to see what simply changing my diet would do and I lost 6.5 pounds. CRAZY! Just by keeping some dairy, sugar and grains out. Starting tomorrow I'm back to the gym. Can't wait to see what I lose this week. It makes me wonder if my body will plateau or if I'll gain with putting on muscle. Either way, clothes are fitting better and I feel good. Bought some new workout shorts today, too :)
So what did I eat? Well, for breakfast every day I had my egg bake that I told you about last time. Lunches were either salads or leftovers from dinner. One night I had "fried rice" made out of cauliflower with a pork chop and sugar-free applesauce. Omg, amazeballs.
Cauliflower fried rice
Another night I made pancakes out of a very ripe banana and 2 eggs. Throw some cinnamon on top and OH. MY. GOD. Tasted just like a banana bread pancake. Next time I will be add some nuts to it! They were so incredibly moist and just delish. I can't wait until my bananas are ripe enough where I can do this again. MMMMMMMM
Last, but not least... my room is a disaster area. I moved to Pennsylvania for a few years.. acquired new clothes.. moved back home and had no room for anything. So, I have bags of clothes ranging from size 10-16. I can not WAIT to get back into my old clothes again. I look at these suckers every day and I can't wait to rip into them and wear them... soon :)
soooo many clothes
I put together my fat pic from 1998/2000... to losing I think 50 pounds? I'm not even sure.. but the pic next to it is prom 2001 - my junior year of high school. And, I still have that dress. I WILL get back into it. Not sure where I'll wear it to... lol... but I just want to zip it up again.
Thanks again to all my friends, family, and coworkers for supporting me and helping me through this. Really, the week was not bad. I've had some people question this "fad diet" and it isn't. Those people have never been more than 100 pounds overweight. They can eat what they want and not put on a pound. I don't expect them to understand. Am I scared that after these 30 days I may fall into a sammich at lunch every day routine? Yes, I am. But, it takes 3 weeks to make a change. This will be 4 :) I plan to keep it up -- but of course I will be adding back in things like cheese every now and then. This is changing my lifestyle. This is a 30 days "cleanse" of sorts.. but will last so much longer. I've been finding so many yummy recipes. Friends have given me recipes for pizza that I can't wait to try.
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.