Tuesday, April 22, 2014
I am 9.6 lbs away from ONEderland.
.... wait what?!?!?!
It feels mental. I'm a bit beside myself about it really. I haven't been below 200lbs since I was like 16 - I am now 25.
I've been on spark for a very long time and decided to backtrack through all my previous weigh-ins and the lowest that I can find is 209.2 in the summer of 2012 which is my lowest weight as an adult. All I can think is - how did I let myself get back off track after getting that close???
I shouldn't beat myself up about that though, so much of this journey is mental/emotional and I've done a lot of growing up over the past year and my newfound inner strength is what's giving me the motivation and the perseverance to do this.
In order to give myself the tools that I need to lose the weight (and more importantly maintain my weight!) I have been building a recipe book of different recipes. I'm incredibly interested in Paleo/Primal recipes. Not because I plan on living my life without eating carbohydrates - that's not really fair and I want to be able to have an open diet without worrying about that sort of thing all the time. But I love the idea of eating clean and making things from scratch. I know that bread/pasta is my nemesis so I'm compiling lots of recipes for alternative flours or vegetable substitutes.
Currently I really want to start making my own bacon - the stuff you buy in store is packed full of salt - plus in the UK it's not that easy to find streaky/American style bacon. So I'm going to buy a pork belly and try to make my own! Yikes!
I'm also going to experiment with some vegan baking!