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 this....it 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!