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17 lbs!? WHAT?!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

If you'd have told me a month and a half ago that I'd lose 17 lbs by early June, I would've laughed in your face! Not that I'm a major downer, but that's a big number! Well, I have lost that much, and I'm SHOCKED.

Cutting calories has saved my life, and tracking my food has been an eye opener! I can't believe how many calories per day I was eating! Probably 3-4 thousand. Sounds crazy, but it's pretty easy (and some days I ate more than that).
I wouldn't have been able to make any progress without my husband joining SP with me and doing this as a partnership. We definitely keep each other accountable, and it has brought us closer.

I've come to realize how blind I was about how bad my health had gotten. I thought I looked like I always did - kinda big, but not much more than your "average" woman - but after tracking my food and losing some weight, I can see how bad it really was. I was eating horribly, and it wasn't just bad angles of me in those pictures; I was pretty big! Now I don't cringe *as hard* when I see pics of me, but that's something I need to work on. I feel like I'll never be 100% ok with my appearance, no matter what I weigh, and that's not good! I am so hard on myself.

I went to the doctor the other day for a routine physical, and the scale was 18 lbs lighter than it was in January. My doctor was really pleased with my progress, but also told me to cut back on the fake meats (I'm a vegetarian). NO! I love my Morning Star burgers! They're fast protein and so tasty. I'll take her "suggestion" into consideration, but in the mean time, pass me a faux-burger with extra mustard!

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    Great news! I'm happy for you. Perhaps your doc wants you to slow down on fake meats because so many of them are made with non-organic soy? You might consider looking for organic versions, which means you aren't eating GMO soy, which isn't good for you.

    Check out: Faux Meat and Dairy vs. Real Meat and Dairy::

    Keep up the good work!

    1742 days ago
    It's so wonderful that you've been able to share the experience with your husband and support each other through the process.

    As for the doctor's request to stop eating the faux meat, did she say why? Perhaps she has a legitimate reason you should consider. If it's an additive or ingredient in the faux meat you might be able to figure out how to make your own healthier version.
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    That is fantastic news!!! See, I knew you could do it. Portion control and journaling is the best way to stay on target and get those "surprises" emoticon
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    Awesome job! Keep up the good work!
    1743 days ago
    Awesome! Congratulations! Have you thought about creating your own "fake meats" from scratch?
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    Nice work!
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    Way to go!!
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