Things are still going very well. Have been enjoying my way of eating still...so so much. I don't miss really anything from the way I used to eat before. I do occasionally enjoy a treat and am keeping that to once a week or so, and when I say treat, it's not like I'm running to Dairy Queen...it's more like making some kind of paleo friendly sweetened with honey goodness.
In fact, I didn't even use sweetener in the ice cream I made last night. I took frozen chopped bananas, and blended them with plain unsweetened cocoa and half a cup of almond milk. Almond milk is not technically allowed on W30, but I don't mind a little here and there. I've added in a little dairy too, some cheese every now and then, but only the kind I LOVE and only if I want it, which is pretty rare.
So here is where I am weight wise, this morning I weighed in at 190.8. WOW! I haven't weighed that in over a year. This was post-run in the heat and humidity and it's my "week to lose" so we'll see how well that stays down. My goal of 189 in May didn't happen, but I still lost around 5lbs in May so I'm ok with that. For June I started at 192.8. It's looking like 5lbs a month is doable for me. Will take a little while doing it this way, but hey, it will stay off right?
Overall my results since December have been pretty staggering. I've lost 35 lbs and a TON of inches, including a total of 9.5 inches off of JUST my WAIST!
Here's a series of updated, humiliating pictures:
Sure, I have a ways to go...some days feels like a long way. But I am positive I will get there. These pictures show what a long way clean eating and exercise can take you!
Now for a more flattering comparison picture:
Want to see some food pictures? I've had a few friends asking me what I eat exactly. I follow the Whole 30 principles with just a few paleo like tweaks. This means I eat protein, veggies and healthy fats at each meal. Some fruit as well, but it's not the "star" of my plate. I get enough at each meal that I don't need to snack hardly at all.
|Cauliflower pizza crust didn't come out as well as I'd hoped as I didn't have wax paper BUT it was still pretty good. Recipe also on my pinterest board - for the crust. The sauce is easy, your favorite seasonings mixed with tomato paste.|
|Homemade chicken salad with my homemade paleo mayo (YES I can make my own mayo!) and dates. I season it with curry and sea salt. Wrapped in romaine.|
|This is the Power Steak Bowl for breakfast at Panera! 2 Hard boiled eggs, steak, tomato and avocado. SO good!|
|My zoodles again...this time with homemade spaghetti sauce (1 lb of grass fed ground beef, seasonings, a can of tomato paste, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.)|
As you can see...I really like my new zoodles creation. They are AMAZING and have brought pasta back into my life! Here is where you can get the zoodler Amazing zoodle maker! - it does tons of other veggies too - I have some sweet potatoes to try this weekend!
So there you have it. TONS of pics. And hopefully some inspiration for your own food adventures. Basically every meal for me has the same balance. Protein, healthy fat, and lots of veggies. I love everything I eat and am excited I'm also losing weight in the process!
Oh and before I forget, my husband has now become a runner! This morning we ran 2.25 miles - he's actually got some speed to him! I'm struggling a bit with IT Band syndrome, but am planning new shoes and full use of my foam roller to treat it. Wish me luck! His first race will be in a few weeks...then if all is going well, we will start training for the Savannah Rock and Roll Half Marathon in November!
That's enough excitement for me for now!
Take care all!