This morning as I was going to start Jillian Michaels’ Week 3 of Ripped in 30, my preteen said to me,
“Mom, you are trading in that muffin top for a pack.”
These words were worth every amount of encouragement I’ve ever craved. Thanks, kiddo!
(btw, Jillian is sadistic. I love her and what she is doing for my body and self confidence, but damn she’s kicking my butt….with love. Right?!)
I am 184.8 lbs. YES!
I haven’t weighed this little since ‘08. My body is starting to look like the body that “is” my body. You know, how I remember my body in my mind. It’s refreshing yet shocking, because I have lost almost 40 lbs in two months. Yes bitches, 40 LBS IN TWO MONTHS!
Break out the champagne!
I lost 4 lbs this week! Holy flicking crap! What did I do differently? I cut out salt almost completely, & I eat greens & beans with every meal.
What I’m doing works! I’m down 35.5 lbs!
I am a pretty girl, but I’ve never been “thin”. I’ve always been curvy, muscular, athletic, or just flat out…thick. I was always told that I was built the way I was because of genetics, bone structure, and a slow metabolism. Those statements are lies. I can lose weight. I am losing weight. I’ve lost a great deal of weight since I changed my life. I’m up to a total loss of 30.2 lbs and 20 since I switched to Dr. Fuhrman’s plan in his book, Eat to Live! And it’s all due to eating only VEGETABLES, FRUITS, BEANS (with one serving of whole grain a day) and NO SUGAR!
I tried so many different ways to lose weight. I tried crash diets only to gain back more weight. I’d tried diet pills and felt like I was on speed. I tried eating smaller portions of “whatever” I wanted and never succeeded. Flat out not eating worked and/or working out obsessively worked as well, but I still didn’t get down to super model thin. I never thought it was possible. Nope. Never ever. Do you think I’m being a bit premature saying this? Well, I don’t. This is the first time I have ever been fulfilled and been losing weight. That’s the key word: fulfilled. I didn’t think it was possible. I have watched family members struggle with weight. My mom had gastric bypass surgery. Most of my father’s side of the family is obese. I saw my impending age as a life sentence for obesity. IT’S NOT TRUE! I just had to change how I perceived food. I now see it as for NUTRITION. It’s not a remedy for emotional pain or boredom.
I’m doing well. I’ve lost another pound.
I have a question for you:
if you had to be labeled would you be a “hero” or a “villain”?
I have been thinking about this all day. I don’t really know what I would be, but here’s what I do know: I know that I have a good heart and a strong mind, but I don’t always choose the route that everyone else is taking. I suppose it all depends on point-of-view. So, what would you be?
Over the course of the extended holiday weekend, my weight stayed the same! It was hard as hell when my neighbor brought over peanut butter rice crispie squares covered in chocolate frosting. I knew I didn’t want that them, but eating shit is a holiday tradition. Right?! Not anymore.
My mantras: I don’t want to be a fatty. I am thin. I am healthy. I control what enters my body. I am strong. I have the tools to change my life.
My favorite treat that I whipped up was Vegan Chili Con Queso. OMG! It was delish! We served it with chips and homemade refried beans and the second day it was served with chili! It was better than real queso! Oh yes! BETTER! I tweeked the recipe to my liking, but Isa hit this recipe head on! Give it a try! You’ll love it!
and this raw fruit cake was to die for! I omitted the agave and used all organic dried fruits. It made so much that we will have plenty for New Years!
It was so nice and not winter like here that hubs and I took several holiday walks. It was wonderful and we got to talk and not be interrupted by the kids because they were sleeping (yay for baby wearing and strollers)! Also, we started working out. Wow! That was intense! I’m ready to have the muscle tone that I had when I played sports. Oh yeah! Just wait!