I'm down another 4 pounds? WOW! What a pleasant surprise!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I have been avoiding getting on the scale since last week's BIG binge and the "recovery" mini-binges I've had every day until yesterday. I just KNEW I would be back up to where I started before embarking on the plant-based plan. When I saw the scale read 130, I had to get on it three times to make sure it was right...then I went down to the basement to check my workout room scale and it showed 129. WOW! I don't understand how this weight loss could have happened considering all of the stress/emotional eating I've been doing lately. I think sometimes God gives you a surprise blessing to keep you going when He knows you're trying. THANK YOU GOD for inspiring me to keep going!
The crazy thing is that I don't notice any real changes in the way my body looks. I measured my waist at 31" which is down from the 34" it measured when I weighed 150, so I know I'm getting smaller, but I don't notice my clothes fitting more loosely and I can still see the fat roll on my stomach from the back. I think that in order to see the changes I'm hoping for, I need to kick my exercise up a notch, and I need to keep my strength training consistent.
With today's weigh in, I'm only 10 pounds away from my ideal weight of 120. Wow, I haven't weighed 120 in almost 4 years! It's hard to believe I've already lost 20 pounds. It feels weird to be so close to my goal. I'm SUPER motivated to see that number on the scale. When I do, I'm going to post a picture in the same black swimsuit I wore when I was 150, so my 30 pound weight loss is documented. It will feel fantastic to post my "AFTER" picture!
I know I keep harping on this plant-based eating plan, but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it if any of you are having issues losing weight. It took me almost a whole year to lose the first 10 pounds by meticulously counting calories and exercising portion control, and working out almost an hour 3x a week. With Dr. Fuhrman's plan, I have lost 10 pounds in less than 2 months, and I'm not counting calories at all. And as y'all know, I haven't even been consistent! The plan is so easy - you can have an UNLIMITED amount of vegetables, fruits and beans. I know it sounds difficult, but it's much easier than you think, and it's the healthiest eating plan there is.
THANK YOU ALL for reading my blogs, and motivating and inspiring me on my journey! I wouldn't have been able to do this without you guys, and this site!