Monday, June 10, 2013

Clean eating day 6, 7, 8 and 9

Wow, this is quite a catch up post!  Four days that I haven't touched on yet.  My son got sick and threw a little wrench in my blog schedule.  Also, since I have complete Mommy brain all the time I really do not have the ability to even remember all four of those days and what happened.  So, I can tell you went awesome!

I have not cheated once on my raw eating plan.  In addition to eating raw I have also upped my exercise.  I'm swimming twice a week, doing yoga twice a week and taking part in a 30 day squat challenge.  I'm up to 100 squats and must say that my ass and legs always feel a bit tired now.  I've never done squats in my life though so I am excited to see what it does to my body.  On top of that I walk or ride my bike when I can.  Yesterday I also got a chance to go paddle boarding again.  It was windy as heck and one of the hardest paddling challenges I've ever faced.  I felt so strong and powerful afterwards and for the first time I am feeling a bit sore.

The food has been great.  I am finding that sometimes with raw foods the flavors are overwhelming and I tend to like the foods that I guess would be a little more bland.  I had a red stew this weekend and could only eat a portion of it because it was just so strong in flavor.  I've been picking up meals from The Green Boheme for the past week, but this week I will be making some stuff on my own as well.  Here's wishing me luck on that one!!  I want to try and do some things that are not just salad....I can get really bored with salad.  I will still pick up some food from The Green Boheme though, I would miss it and there is no way that I could be on my own 7 days!!

Now for some exciting stuff.  Today I got on the scale and it read 218.4.  That's an 8.4lb loss since I started eating raw.  I also know that I have lost two inches from my stomach....TWO INCHES!!!  I cannot tell you how happy I am to be in the teens.  I haven't weighed below 220 in about 10 years.  Each time I have dieted in the past I always seemed to get held up and stalled out at 220.  This time I broke through the barrier and now being below 200lbs is firmly in my sights.  I can't wait to get there.  When I do the first thing I'm going to do is buy a swimsuit.  I don't care if it's the dead of winter!  Of course I'll take a picture of that when I do.

Thanks to everyone that has supported me, encouraged me and told me that I inspire them.  It really makes me feel good and you all really inspire me to keep going with this!  2013 is the year of CLEAN and the year of health!

1 comment:

  1. Great job lady!! Keep it up! You are doing awesome! You are an inspiration! Thanks!