Today is Day 30 


I can’t believe it has been 30 days. I would say that it has flown by but that would be a lie.  However, it was much easier and a much more pleasant experience than I anticipated.

The Results!
Weight  – lost 15.5lbs (17.5 since starting WW in April)
Hips – 3 inches lost
Waist – 6 inches lost
Chest – 5 inches
Thighs – 1.5 inches

*I still need to take my after pictures so stay tuned!

What I Learned

  1. Read your labels! There is a really a lot of unhealthy crap in our food. And there’s sugar in everything! Why is there sugar in bacon??? There are so many chemicals that we’ve never heard of and could never pronounce. It is all very toxic to our systems. We need to hold food companies more accountable.
  2. Organic food isn’t that much more expensive.  Yes, organic, cage-free brown eggs are about $5/dozen and regular old white eggs are $2/dozen but when you learn how chickens are treated and how the eggs are processed you’ll realize that they are worth the extra $3.
  3. You don’t need to buy everything organic. You don’t need organic pineapples or organic bananas. Anything that has an outer layer that you will toss doesn’t need to be organic. My suggestions though is that ALL meat be organic and/or grass-fed.
  4. It is possible to get through 30 days of anything. If anyone had told me this time last month that I would be drinking black coffee and unsweetened ice tea I would think they were crazy. If anyone had told me I would have turned down my favorite Pavillions pound cake I would have called them a liar.
  5. I still hate people who say that the only way to lose weight is through diet and exercise.
  6. I’ve learned to think about why I want something specific. Just because a food pops into my head doesn’t mean I have to eat it. Mindful eating is important. If you’re not hungry, then what is the real reason you want to eat?
  7. I didn’t meet the goal that I’d set for myself but that’s okay and I won’t beat myself up over it. I’ll take my time and let my body do what it wants. As long as I know that I’m doing what I’m supposed to, the weight will come off.
  8. I don’t want to live in a world without ice cream!  But I don’t need to eat a pint every day.

Although I pleased with my progress and proud of my accomplishments I realize that I still have a long way to go. This was the beginning of the process.  I’m not happy with my body just yet, but I now know that I have the ability to make those changes that I want, both physically and mentally.  I never thought I’d look forward to laying in a hot room in a pool of my own sweat every night, but I do.  I LOVE hot yoga and would recommend it to anyone with a stressful job, a hectic life and/or a busy mind.  Some times we just need to slow down and take the time for ourselves.

In the end I would recommend this program to anyone but it isn’t easy and you need to be in the right place and frame of mind to start. Definitely read It Starts with Food before you start.  It might also help to watch the movie Food Inc.  If you decide to start or have any questions feel free to email me. Good luck!