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How's Your New Year Going So Far?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

It's been a busy time around here since 1/1. We are getting our kitchen renovated, so things are kind of in upheaval, but it's all working out. I still have a refrigerator hooked up, and a working microwave, but that was about it for food prep until my BIL brought over an electric skillet. That think is a lifesaver! It allows me to make yummy egg scramble with loads of veggies. I can also make oatmeal in the microwave. (I don't eat bread on my eating plan, so things like toast or cereal are out!) It's so interesting to see as I work my was back to goal that once I really committed to staying away from flour and sugar, my cravings and "cheating" really evaporated. Now, if I'm hungry, I reach for a handful of almonds or some Greek yogurt (plain) and add fruit to it, and I'm satisfied. Since 12/31, I've lost 8 pounds and I only have 3.5 left to get back to my desired weight in the middle of my maintenance range! I know my new workouts at the gym (small group HIIT training and a session a week with one on one personal training) are helping, but I think it's really the careful eating that gets results. How are you all doing so far? I'm so encouraged by reading what works for everyone. I hope you are working your plan and seeing results and enjoying your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle! We can do this!
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    You're doing GREAT! Keep up the good work. Staying on the program and getting good exercise (especially the HIIT kind) will ensure that you're back at your maintenance weight in no time!

    Keep Sparking and keep being AWESOME!
    1979 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Great job on getting rid of the extra weight. That is terrific how it is coming off and the cravings are under control. I can only imagine how disruptive having the kitchen renovated is, so great job on finding a way to get through it and eat healthy.
    2016 is off to a great start for me. Keeping my weigh steady right where I want it and keeping up with exercise in the basement as it is so cold outside this time of year here in Minnesota.
    Keep up the great work Lisa! You are doing awesome!
    1980 days ago
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    1980 days ago
    I thought I was totally addicted to sugar until I did the Whole30 and realized it's not that hard to live without. Now do I want to live without? No, but I can and I can definitely cut down with only a positive impact on my weight and health.

    I'm not doing quite as well as you with the kitchen renovation. We've been eating out A LOT. My BF can be ... picky ... and he took no interest in the electric skillet. He's heading out of town and I will use it when he's away. However, I am still using my 21-Day Fix containers to measure food and eat less. I brought them to work with me today, too, so I don't overeat rice that goes with my chili. (I could eat mounds of rice with every meal.)

    Keep up the good work, my friend! emoticon
    1980 days ago
    emoticon So far so god, for me. Same with flour sugar and no cravings-so far so good.
    1980 days ago
  • ARAZA30
    Great job! I have been keeping my resolution so far for almost 2 years. The secret is have realistic goals. Best wishes
    1980 days ago
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