October and November went great. December was.... well.... Let's not talk about December. January first, along with the rest of the world, I began again. It's been 8 weeks since I consumed ANY sugar or ANYTHING processed! I have jumped in completely and I'm loving the journey!
The more I read and learn, the more experimental I become. For example, I started with basic clean eating, which is whole foods! Lean meats, fruits and veggies, whole grains, etc.. Then I read a book that led me to try cutting out grains, including bread, crackers, rice, pasta... THAT made a huge difference immediately. The weight really started dropping then and I started feeling GREAT in my gut. SIDE NOTE.... I've always been very, (ah-hem.. gassy). Totally un-sexy. Since I cut out the grains my belly has felt GREAT! As I continued researching, I came upon info about sprouting. It is my total obsession this week! IT'S SO FUN!!! Over the weekend, I got totally lost in you-tube videos demonstrating sprouting. And the next day... and the next day... and when I'm done typing this, guess where I'm headed?
|Left to Right... Wheat Berry, Mung Beans, Broccoli Seeds|
Guess who sprouts, by the way?? Raw vegan foodies! Naturally, I began checking out their websites and blogs. ( Did I mention that I am learning so much?!) Tonight for dinner I made a raw sprouted adzuki bean & quinoa chili. It packed some heat! WOA! No... I'm not saying I'm totally diving in to a raw vegan lifestyle - but I'm sure going eat more raw and keep investigating!
At last weigh in (February 4) I was down 18 lbs. It was about a week later that I began seeing and feeling noticeable differences in my clothes. I also did my measurements on the 4th and was down 11 inches overall. I decided at that time that I would not weigh or measure again until March 3rd. Today is February 29th - so just 3 more days.
So.. that's the update! Off to surf you-tube :)