32 days down, 21 pounds lost, and over 100 cups of vegetables consumed, and I must admit that I am feeling completely different. Hi, I’m Laura, and I really love bread, but my body doesn’t. I was finding myself feeling bloated and sluggish quite often, not to mention the 75 or so extra pounds I was sporting around. I have struggled much of my life to remain healthy and find a program that has worked. I have yo-yoed up and down, but finding something sustainable is the hard part. I have tracked calories in the past with much success, although as soon as I stopped tracking, the pounds began to creep back on.
So, a little over a month ago, and right before New Years, I discussed with my fiancé, a techie by day/baker by hobby, the possibility of starting this program together and we did. It has been a slight adjustment and a test of wills at times; hosting a baby shower and another party at restaurants on Day 4 was challenging to say the least.
What I have figured out thus far:
- Have one day a week that is your prep day (I chose Sunday): Chop or grind your veggies and place them in Ziplock bags for easy division later to save yourself some time on those evenings when you want to eat dinner quickly.
- Records everything!-Tracking in myfitnesspal every day is helping me see the trend of the nutrients I am consuming and takes less than 5 minutes a day to do!
- Water is your friend-In those moments I feel hungry between meal/snack times, having some water helps me take the edge off.
- More to come!
Looking forward to enjoying and sharing the journey with each of you! Every day we get a little bit closer….