I am so excited to hit my halfway point! I took some of the weight off last winter/spring then sort off fell off the wagon. But I started up being consistent and accountable 3 weeks ago and have dropped another 9 pounds. I am really proud of myself that I have committed to a whole foods (mostly vegetables, beans, nuts and some lean meat) diet and stuck with 5 days of exercise. I feel great. My skin looks amazing. I have energy. I sleep better. And in the last few days I have started to crave exercise, which is fantastic.
I attribute my weight loss in the last 3 weeks to my diet primarily. The exercise was a bonus. But since I have ridden my kitchen of processed foods, ditched the dairy and flour/starch based foods and have made vegetables the main component of all of my meals I feel amazing. And I have added green smoothies (all vegetables) and juicing to the mix too. Can't believe how great I feel and how much I crave vegetables....breakfast, lunch and dinner!
I should also mention that in previous years when I have lost weight my mindset was primarily on the exercise. I would sweat it out in the gym at least an hour a day six days a week. I would tweak my diet a bit, counting calories, but not necessarily nutrition. I could work as hard as I wanted in the gym but I would only ever lose a pound a week. Since I have turned this around (really eating quality foods and exercising 30-45 minutes 5 days a week) I have seen a consistent 2 pound a week loss. Very excited and very proud! Mexico trip in 8 weeks to celebrate my 40th birthday.....let's keep going girls!