Thursday, March 22, 2012
So basically my modified low carb diet didn't work whatsoever. Not only did it not work, but it was a complete pain in the arse trying to whip up 2 separate meals for my family. So.... I totally reworked my whole approach. Why not just make my entire family eat healthier? I mean, I don't need to be the only healthy one around here do I? So that's what I did. I threw out all the white breads, white pastas, and white rice. Cleaned out my pantry of all the processed foods, and boxed meals. And I got rid of anything in my fridge that was full of fillers and ridiculous amounts of sugar. All these were replaced with whole grain everything, more fresh veggies & fruits, healthy snack options, & more lean protein. I've noticed that I am going to the grocery store way less!!! If I keep my house stocked with the basics, the only thing I'm going to have to go to the store for the majority of the time is for my fruits & veggies!
For the last 2 months, my new approach has been a complete success! I've lost 22 pounds since January 11th. At the same time too, my endo added cytomel to my daily routine, and I haven't felt this good in a very very long time! I do my Wii Zumba for an hour every day, Russian Kettlebell every other day - take a rest day every other week, or basically whenever I feel like it. I'm able to actually do all my housework again without having to ask for help. I've also already got my vegetable garden going, and have started to bake my own whole grain breads!!!!!
Since I weighed in at 217 this same time last year, I have lost a total of 35 pounds! This translates into 7 whole disgusting inches off of my belly alone! I can't believe it! All of my doctors were beside themselves that I had been doing so well. I had lost quite a bit of weight!!! And I had quit smoking also! Damn... I really like this new me!
My husband and I decided to celebrate this past weekend. We went to a motorcycle shop. I've ridden on the backs of motorcycles in the past, but have never actually driven one myself. What the hell though? I mean, if I can do the whole weight thing, and do it in a healthy way, why can't I learn to ride a motorcycle too? I'll tell you this too - I'm determined to look good on my bike as well. Give me a few more months.
I've been taking series of pictures every 30 days as well. I can't wait to show everyone the progression!
Here's my new baby!
Cheers everyone!! Don't give up on your dreams!