When you're obese, such as I am, yes.. still in that bracket... the bigger you are the more pounds you can drop when you start. Makes sense... you're shocking your big body to MOVE and eat HEALTHY all at once and it responds by dropping the poundage.
However, going into my 5th month of this new found love for getting into the BEST shape of MY life... I'm finding it a tad harder to see the numbers I'm use to... but there's a reason.. my body is telling me its time to turn it up a notch on my activity to kick my weight loss into second gear. I now have to work a little harder to continue to see good numbers... I'm ready!
From 292 just a few short months ago to 251.5 ..
Snapped a few new photos and I am seeing more and more results...
This new way of eating is really working for me... I'm paying more attention to quality and quantity than ever before. Fast food cheeseburgers is "unhealthy fats" while my boca burgers with whole wheat thin buns and low fat cheese with a dollop of avocado... healthy fats and proteins!
Looking back at my video and photos I submitted earlier this year to the biggest loser casting call for season 15.. WOW.. what a difference!
Whatever I crave or hungry for I now immediately think of the healthiest version of that... if I crave a frozen dessert like gelato.. I grab the greek plain yogurt and natural flavorings and make it myself.. double cheeseburger? Boca patties in a pan with a little olive oil and chopped onions... cereal in the morning.. Fiber One with a little protein.... it CAN be done.. and or years I just didn't see it. My idea of weight loss in the past meant deprivation and starvation.
I eat to live. Simple as that. Healthy choices of course... my next goal is creating a healthy pan pizza (yes I'm a chicago girl!) thats easy.. tastes just as good and healthy! So if anyone has any ideas please share! I do make a thin crust pizza with Flatout bread thats low carbs/calories and high in fiber which I LOVE!
Someone asked me about health bars.. so many on the market. Honestly.. if the numbers are similar to a candy bar run! I look for low sugar/high protein such as Pure Protein bars.. my fave so far! they are not really sweet.. but you will appreciate them.
A photo from earlier this year..
.. a quick tip. We all know water is essential for weight loss... but how many of us REALLY take advantage of this wonderful and powerful natural beverage. I make it a point to drink one full 8-10 ounce glass of water first thing in the morning when I get up, usually with a little lemon juice. Then I eat and take my vitamins. During which I down another 2 (smaller) cups of water to take my vitamins and during my breakfast. Same goes for all other meals. Some people drink juice first thing in the morning.. I find that orange juice.. while delicious.. is not the best thing for me in the morning. I will drink some before a workout because of the carbs..or before a long walk.