Yes, I know. I’ve been neglectful but alas, sweet reader, My laptop is FIXED!!!! which makes the labour of blogging a million times more convenient and enjoyable from the comfortable coziness of my bed.
There has been so many changes to life in the last few months that time literally slipped away which is all the more reason to keep writing myself through this whole weight loss process.
Today, I am at 180.2. yuP. I actually lost. New numbers. Numbers I have never seen before. everything from 183lbs downward is a new “skinniest ever” number.
First of all, I have to admit that I gained about 10lbs in April and May and crept all the way back up into the 190’s. 197 to be exact, plus 2 extra pound of water retention. That is the number I saw right before I started a superly insane strict DIET at the beginning of June. I knew I was so far off track that I needed to do something extreme. Between not losing anything for a whole year and hovering around 185ish, then the weight moving upward, I FREAKED OUT!
Here’s a picture of me mid weight gain :
The crazy diet plan: 100g of lean protein, 2 cups of 1 vegetable (no mixing), 1 piece of fruit for a snack. 3x per day.
Easy enough right? RIGHT. It was so simple there was no thinking or planning work involved. It was as easy as half a chicken breast atop a bowl of fresh spinach, a squeeze of fresh lemon and a dash of pepper… I tracked everyday and still stayed in the healthy ranges for necessary calories, protiens, fats. etc. and all of the recommended servings of each item, except for carbs.
The hard part was that it got so boring and sucking all the life and fun out of creating enjoyable dishes BUT, I still stuck to the plan. For 3 whole freakin’ weeks. Swayed slightly a few times and mixed a couple vegetables but actual made it through to the end successfully.
Week 1 I lost 9.8lbs.
Week 2 I lost 5.8
Week3 – 4.4
for a grand total of 19lbs. The results are INSANE which made it worth it. Now I’m feeling energized, on track and in control, empowered, and excited to see results.
Here I am on the final day about to go out for my Canada Day Festivities. 180lbs . and THAT lovely lady is my best friend Jax who has also recently lost a whole bunch of weight. We’re so proud of each other and ourselves. It’s great to have that kind of support.
I also ran 83km total in June, and walked over 100kms total.
Heading into July, I want to keep the general idea of the healthy diet plan, no white starches, no fried foods, no dairy and no sugar. Along with following the simple, more strict rules from Monday to Friday with a few modifications (like mixing veggies), 100g of lean protein, 2 cups of veggies, 1 fruit. 3x per day.
My next goal is to be rid of the 180s and into the 170’s. 175 to be exact, by VACATION time, July 20th.
Happy Canada Day everyone!!!