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A Successful October 2014!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hello everyone. Its been a while. I just got back a computer system so I hope to be more active on SP. After the Whole30 program, I have not let go of the type of foods that was eating. Two days since ending the program on the 27th November, I ate bread but I still eat the vegetables and meat. The Friday after the 27th was the 31st of October and I lost more weight. On that day, I lost in total 15 pounds. I was over the moon.

Thanking everyone for reading my blogs and the support.

Actually I now weigh 219 pounds because when I weighed in the next week, I found that I lost 1 more pound. I have started another Whole30 on the 9th of November and I am aiming for 15 more pounds. I want to continue with this way of eating as I feel better and look better. My confidence has improved and this is the one thing that I have accomplished for 2014. God be praised.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/13/2014 8:42AM

    Good for you!
I know you must be feeling much better.
Keep up the good work.

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Whole 30 Synopsis

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

So yesterday was the last day of Whole30. I really enjoyed the experience. In total I've lost 12 pounds in 30 days. I am so grateful for the support of my fellow Spark-friends, those who have commented over the weeks and I really felt the support. I had no internet for a while so I am really sorry that I could not do any daily updates.

Why - I did this program because I felt I was fighting a losing battle. Food ruled me. I HAD to eat sweets. I HAD to eat bread and if I didn't eat chocolate each then my day was not complete. I never thought I could of lived without candy and sweets and this made me see that I did not have to live to eat. I did not have to let food take me over.
Some days before I had read a book called "Why Can't I Stop Eating" by Debbie Danowski and I learned that I was addicted to food. I hid to eat. My pocketbooks were full of wrappers from what I ate. I stuffed my self and I was really unhappy.

When - I began this fully on September 28. I had began 2 days before but I ate one of the foods that were on the banned list. So on September 28 I actually made a decision to change the way I ate.

How - I prepared my self by purchasing substitute foods such as sweet potato/ cassava to be used as the carbohydrate - instead of rice and bread. I had more meat like chicken and fish and vegetables like carrots and lettuce were in most of my meals. Almonds and plantain chips were used as snacks in addition to fruits such as apples.

It was not easy. I felt to eat my usual meals. I missed them sometimes. However when I began seeing results I decided to hold on to see day 30. I am really happy for the results I have gained - although the Whole30 promoters said not to focus on the weight loss - I am grateful for the weight I lost and I love the way I feel. Not many persons have noticed my weight loss but I am not worried as I am doing this for myself and not them.

For my first meal, after Whole 30, I had bread and peanut butter. It tasted good but something was missing. I don't know what or how to describe it but I am not ready to end the way I am eating. So for the next few days until November 1, I will eat the same way I have been eating for the past 30 days - the only difference is that I will be adding in peas and peanuts. I had some candy and I know that I can still be sucked back in to the vortex of sugar. So I will eat my fruits and vegetables and peas now until November 1st where I would begin again.

Thank God for Whole30, I learned a lot.

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 10/30/2014 3:28PM

    Great job on completing the Whole 30!! I've done it and can relate to it. I have also noticed I don't have that intense sugar craving anymore- don't get me wrong, I can eat a cupcake like anyone else- lol but I no longer put sugar in my coffee and I can drink tea on its own. Things like that, that were unthinkable before!!

Do what works for you:)

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LIVIN4LISH 10/30/2014 10:10AM

    Hello, just started my first Whole 30 on Monday. Like you, I was sucked into the "sugar vortex," as you say. I think, primarily, I was just eating unconsciously, now, I am much more aware of what I am putting into my mouth. I am only on day four, and have simultaneously come down with a pretty nasty cold, or flu, or something, so I am not feeling well. I am feeling good about me, though, for being successful even for these 3 days!
Hope your next Whole 30 goes well. emoticon emoticon

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CIPHER1971 10/28/2014 12:54PM

    Way to go - emoticon

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PJMX18 10/28/2014 12:05PM

    Great job on the weight loss !

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NSV - Haven't Worn this in.....

Sunday, October 19, 2014

4 years. This was one of my favorite dresses and yesterday I tried it on and wore it to church.
I am seeing success so imagine how elated I would be when I have reached my goal weight.

This was me about 4 years ago in the same dress, below

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CELEBRATELIFE 10/19/2014 4:07PM

    I love it! You go girl!

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/19/2014 10:28AM

    You look beautiful - love the dress!!

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CIPHER1971 10/19/2014 9:53AM

    AWESOME. you look gorgeous

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Day 21 of Whole 30

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I am sorry that I haven't been updating you guys. My computer is giving some trouble but I have great news. As of Thursday this week, I have lost 10 pounds emoticon emoticon God be praised. I have been thanking Him for leading me to this program. Just when I wanted to give up and I was going to stop trying to lose weight, He has blessed me with this.
I have been telling others about it and the success I have been finding on this program. Mind you it hasn't been easy. It's a lot of preparation and shopping and some cravings pop up but this is all worth it. In fact I would like to continue eating this way on day 31.
I've been having non-scale victories too. Today I am going to wear a dress I haven't worn for 4 years, I will post a picture soon.
People haven't noticed as yet. Usually when I lose weight people don't realize but I believe by pound 15, maybe by 20 a difference will be seen.

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CIPHER1971 10/18/2014 6:36PM

    That is brilliant - emoticon

I am sure everyone will notice soon.

Have a great day

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/18/2014 7:34AM

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Day 13 of Whole30

Friday, October 10, 2014

Guys I now weight 227 pounds emoticon I haven't seen that number in at least a year if not more. I feel elated that finally I am seeing success and I am not running back to food to make myself feel better emoticon emoticon emoticon
Usually when I see results I get comfortable and start eating the same foods that got me into the state I am. NOT this time. Because of Whole30, I am seeing results and I am continuing to eat the foods that give me energy and keep me healthy and allow me to lose weight... emoticon emoticon

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CELEBRATELIFE 10/11/2014 7:34PM

    I am doing the happy dance with you!


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CIPHER1971 10/11/2014 6:36PM

    emoticon Way to go - you are totally rockin' this

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