Just stopping in briefly this morning for the weekly weigh in. But, first, I wanted to touch base about the 7 day cleanse that I talked about last week. I got through the first two days, and I had to abandon it. It just wasn't for me. The cleanse calls for the first four days to be strictly fruits/veggies with a little dairy on day four. I was struggling without eating protein. I usually eat a high protein, low carb diet because I have to for my body type. (There are three body types...Endomorph, Mesomorph, and Ectomorph. To find out what type you are, go here. It is very interesting and helpful.) My type is mainly Endomorph with a little Mesomorph and I have had success eating the way suggested for my body type.
|Great article on how to train for your body type here.|
I wasn't expecting the cleanse to be easy, but it put me flat on my back. Literally. Day two I was in bed at 4pm with no energy and a terrible headache. So, next time I want to do a cleanse, I will just stick to Phase 1 of The Maker's Diet (how I ate the first couple of weeks when I started my weight loss journey, losing 10 pounds the first week). I did make the "Miracle Soup" a couple nights ago. My whole house smelled like Kimchi. It was very strong. It didn't taste bad, but it isn't something I think I could force myself to eat three meals a day.
Starting weight-- 304 lbs.
Today's weight-- 279 lbs.
This week's loss-- 2 lbs.
Total weight loss-- 25 lbs.
I am so excited about those 25 pounds! I started the week before Halloween and have made it though Halloween candy and Thanksgiving dinner and the entire month of December! That time of year is often hardest for me. I often gain during that time.
I am setting a weight loss goal of 5 pounds for this next week. I am ready to hit the 3o pound mark!
If you are struggling, I want to tell you something. You can do it! You can. Just keep making healthy decisions one day at a time. One meal at a time. It gets easier.
***I issued a fitness challenge last night on Cultivate Create FB page. I think I will start doing that at least once a week! Be on the lookout for it!
To view the post that started my weight loss journey, click here.