I thought it was time to give a quick update on my diet. I say this with my tail between my legs. It's not an easy thing to talk about - a total admission that you have a problem. My hope is by putting this out there it will help me be accountable through the remainder of my journey. It will be a long one, for sure.
I'm not calling it a life change....yet. I did this kicking and screaming. And it takes months to make something a habit. So currently, it's still a diet. I am hoping my life will change and I will view food differently.
Here was me at 23 lbs down.
Here I am before our client visit on Sunday (32 lbs down).
I have lost 32 lbs so far. My hubby has lost 42. We feel so much better, already! My plantar fascitis stopped throbbing. My hips don't hurt. My pants don't fit - in a good way! The first month we did a liquid-only diet (regulated and monitored by a doctor) and now we're back to real food and couldn't be happier.
I know this is going to sound silly, but Gwyneth's new book 'It's All Good' has been pretty revolutionary in our house.
She was put on an elimination diet by her doctor, and the things she eats now are very similar to the things we are eating on our meal plan. Whether you follow Paleo, or gluten-free living, these principles seem to ring true to us carb-o-holics. So what if she's not a doctor, she looks great and I need healthy recipes for our meal plan - so I'm a believer.
When I decided to throw away all of our regular flour and pasta and the stores of reserves in our pantry, and opted to buy coconut flour, almond meal, millet and brown rice flour - my pocket book was hurting from that shopping trip. But we just feel so much better! And look at Gwyneth. If she can do book-signings and photo shoots sans hair & makeup, I am gonna give this a whirl.
Some of the recipes from her new book that we are loving are the "Candy Bars" and the Grilled Salmon with Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette.
More soon. As I said, this will be a long journey. And thank you to so many of you who have reached out via email. I am so happy to have a big ole group of supporters in my corner. :)