Where have I been? Great news!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

... I've been... around... Of course with Christmas I had a downfall... but started back up at the beginning of January. I have so much to say and I am soooo excited!!! I started seeing a nutritionist - Krystle, as my Chiro office.. and I LOVE HER. She is so amazing!!! I meet with her every Thursday and I look forward to it! When I started out, about a month ago it was still around Christmas and boy was I slackin'! I have gotten serious in the last 2 weeks and it's paid off. Let me explain what kind of program I am on. The only main thing I have to watch is sugars. I shouldn't be exceeding more than 25g. a day. Carbs are eaten in the morning and taper off and my evenings are usually carb free... and my life is FULL of veggies now... and... I LOVE IT!! I have to drink a GALLON (Yes, a full gallon) of water every single day... and it's been a challenge. If you don't think it's hard - try it. It's a task in itself... but I have been doing pretty good getting around 90 oz a day and working my way up. Actually TWO days this week I met my gallon goal. I peed... a LOT! lol. It's so awesome because at first I was scared to eat too much and she told me I wasn't eating enough! WHHHAAAAT!? I have never been told that! lol. So I have been upping my green veggies ( I stay away from corn and carrots), getting lots of protein and eliminating processed foods (which is also a challenge)! If I don't understand an ingredient on the label, why would I eat it - why I am I putting a foreign substance to my body in my body? Makes so much sense now! And it's SO EASY. Don't get me wrong... trying to find food without sugars in it (that's not processed to a pulp) has proved t be a challenge... but once I have the food.. it's EASY. I eat when I'm hungry.. I drink lots of water... I feel good... I EXERCISE. Oh boy - the workouts.... THOSE are tough. She has me working out 6 days a week.. and I am currently doing a workout plan similar to those training for fitness competitions... WHOA. TOUGH WORK!!!! My muscles hurt all over! I am finishing up week 2 of this workout plan...alll these muscles hurt allllll over my body and it's downright painfully sore! The very first day - I cried during the workouts. Cried because they're so hard for me to complete and cried because I have let myself become this weight and have to work this hard to get back down to normal... so, it's tough. But - I manage. Cye comes to the gym with me most days to workout with me and to make sure I am working the weights correctly.. and that has been SOOOO helpful! Between him and Krystle I have an AMAZING support system( I even cried(in a good way) to Krystle because I feel like I have so much support from them and I have never had people cheering for me so much.. and... it feels GOOD)!!!!!... long story short (I'm running low on time) i have lost 13.5 pounds in 2 WEEKS!!!! GO ME!!!!!! ( I re-weighed myself 4 times in a row because I couldn't believe the scale - LOL)
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