Sorry, sometimes I have a little too much fun with the titles of my blogs, other times I just write whatever first comes to mind. This time was a bit of both 🙂
Sorry I didn’t post last week. I realized Sunday night while in bed that I had forgotten. It wasn’t my intention, life just happens sometimes. And it’s crazy how much can change in 2 weeks!
I have since lost about 13 lbs believe it or not! I started a new plan (not a diet) called the 131 by, you guessed it, Chalene Johnson lol. I may have a problem, but I could have worse ones! I seriously love everything she puts out there. You should check her out everywhere she is.
So basically, it’s more like an experiment on your body, seeing how it reacts to certain food, by removing them from your diet. The first phase is more or less a keto diet. Now, I was terrified to give up my carbs, let me tell you. Really terrified lol. But I gotta say, given the fact that I lost almost 8 lbs this past week alone, without any exercise, well it’s encouraging me to keep at it. That and knowing a new phase starts in 2 more weeks. Eating out is the most challenging, so it’s encouraging me to eat in more as well, and meal plan.
As we speak I have a pork tenderloin and 4 chicken breasts in the oven. I’ll be having the chicken with a caesar salad (yes, believe it or not, this is keto friendly when done right, even if you add bacon to it!) And the pork tenderloin will be paired with mushrooms and cauliflower rice. So basically that speaks for about 7 meals already and I will have some sausages and roasted cauliflower and broccoli for the rest of my meals. Who says cooking for one is hard!
I am not knocking weight watchers or anything, but I realized that even on that, I would eat well for breakfast and lunch, but then pig out at dinner, so it wasn’t really changing how I looked at food, and not encouraging me to think outside the box. I wouldn’t encourage a keto-like diet long-term because it isn’t meant for that, and like anything else, people plateau, but that is why I love the 131. There are SO many resources available for members and so much research done in this, it’s so INTERESTING. I love it. And I am just excited to see how far I go in my first round of 12 weeks. If I keep going at this rate, it’s going to be interesting!
I know it won’t always continue to this degree, and I know i’m losing a lot because I have a lot to lose, but it’s a great start! And there’s a real possibility of me hitting my goal this year. For once! And if I keep at it, it will help me towards my financial goals too, so that’s a bonus.
I have also found, and not sure if it’s because of the encouraging results, or the eating habit change, but I find my anxiety is way lower recently. I hope it continues!
I can’t remember if I ever got into the law of attraction in my blogs yet, but it is something that I relate to. You can check out an old blog of mine here. But I just brought it up because I have found so many things happening lately for the better. And all these synchronicities. So hopefully that means I am on the right track. Just gotta let things go that are out of my control and go with the flow and let the universe take over. When you do that, things just start to happen big and small!
Alright, well for now that is all she wrote, I will be back next week, I promise 🙂