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!

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    Congrats girl!
    I am so happy the new lifestyle is working out for you.
    Keep on going!
    3397 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss!
    3401 days ago
    Congrats....and this whole journey is a mystery, isn't it !?!?
    3402 days ago
    YAY!!!!! You are doing the darn thing!!!!! I agree with you about the ETL plan....and you are living proof if you do 90% healthful eating and 10% not so good you are changing your life for the better!!!!
    3402 days ago
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! you are doing AWESOME! emoticon
    3402 days ago
    What a wonderful surprise. Congrats!
    3403 days ago
    you go girl !!!!! emoticon
    3403 days ago
    Congratulations on your accomplishments, your focus, and your LOSS!
    Keep up the great work!!!
    3403 days ago
    That is SO exciting! Your positive energy is carrying you through!!

    3403 days ago
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    Wow.....just WOW!!!!!
    What an exciting week you've had. I found it funny that our blogs today were totally opposite. You lost pounds but haven't noticed any changes........I didn't really lose but noticed changes. Either way, we're both making progress. One thing we do the same is thank God for helping us along. On my program list of things to do to make my journey happen, is to thank God for each meal. At the same time, I tell Him thanks for keeping me motivated and for giving me Spark friends like you to turn to when I need help or to inspire me.
    Have a good Sunday Naima. Fill it up with good healthy choices!!!
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    3403 days ago
    Congratulations on your progress, even with the mini binges!!
    3403 days ago
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    Hey Naima! Glad to hear that the scale was 'your pal' this morning. Its not unusual after a binge to go down--your metabolism gets 'kick started' again. ( or something) Lots of people do that kind of on purpose....however, I am focusing more on changing my behaviours with food, so I am really reluctant to have ' free days' or 'eat whatever you want days'
    I dont WANT to reward myself with the food, ya know?? I do know though that some ppl swear by that--a 'free day'. Each to his own--I am not psychologically ready for that quite yet. It scares me, to go back 'there'"
    This is about YOU and YOUR progress though--and I am glad that you have recovered from the week where you were struggling again, and that the results were, not noticeable.
    It IS weird though eh? how you dont feel differently??? I guess we are all different, at 18 pounds i am down a size and a half--and your clothes arent fitting loose!!?? weird. Does your fiancee notice?? is this just YOU being critical, missy?? :)
    Again, though another proof that this is not an exact science. :)

    3403 days ago
    Wow "With today's weigh in, I'm only 10 pounds away from my ideal weight of 120. " WOO!! I am so happy for you!! You are doing great!
    3403 days ago
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