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Once again, I had a busy week but I managed to stay on track and see results. This week I lost 1.2 pounds for a grand total of 9 pounds down. The even better news is that my fat % is down which means I have built more muscle! My first smaller weight loss goal was 10 pounds in 4 weeks, I’m one pound away from reaching my first goal! I am super stoked that I have lost more inches and my clothes are fitting more comfortably, too! Also, my fancy scale at home gives me my metabolic age (which I haven’t been sharing because I already feel like there are a lot of numbers to look at) and I’m younger by one year this week — this means I am healthier and happier! Here are my results:
My food journalling for the week can be found here. I’m struggling to eat enough food to compensate for all of my exercise. I’m never hungry and have been making happy and healthy choices so I feel okay with this. There is no deprivation and I am well nourished (however, I did skip a meal or two accidentally, oops!). I’m trying to make my meals a little more robust by adding in some more healthy fats and proteins. One of my other goals was to cut back on my wine consumption. I’m doing OK with this but not super crazy fabulous. I find it very difficult in social settings to say no and find myself having a glass or two. May the wine Goddesses be on my side this week!
As for exercise, I’ve still be going pretty hardcore. I’m going to continue this for one more week and then pull back a bit. My exercise for the week looked like this:
Needless to say, I’m pretty pleased but there are few things to work on:
- Eat more healthy fats and protein.
- Don’t skip a meal
- Say no to wine!
- Rest and recover
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In January 2013 I realized I needed to do something to improve my health. I spent 2012 on maternity leave and often neglected taking care of my own health (sleepless nights and caring for a tiny human will do that!). Not to mention the many years before that where health was at the bottom of my list of priorities. Luckily, I discovered Lisa's 30 day green smoothie challenge. The recipes were incredible and a green smoothie drinker was born! But I didn't stop there. Starting each day in such a healthy way led me to consult with a naturopath (it would have been Lisa if we were in the same city), do an elimination diet, and discover that I have sensitivities to wheat and milk. I changed to a whole foods-based diet (most of the time) and took up running. In the span of 8.5 months I went from being tired and sluggish on the couch (literally - I could run for one minute at a time before having to walk) to having enough energy to run the Detroit International Half Marathon. I actually RAN the whole thing! And I lost almost 60lbs along the way! Thank you, Lisa, for being my catalyst. Your challenge kept me interested in a new way of living and saved me! I continue to drink a green smoothie every day for breakfast. What a wonderful way to start each day!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Imogen Meloche Windsor, Ontario