That's right! So I jumped on the scale this morning, and the final damage was 19 lbs lost! :) I can't believe I went from 214 lb to 195 lb in just 30 days! In this last week it REALLY tapered down, but I'm sure that's normal. I've continued on my way though, thrilled at the change the folks over at Whole9 promised I'd have...the life-changing experience of learning to view your food in a whole new way.
For example, my hubby swung us by Wendy's on the way home from work/school. Once upon a time I'd get a sour cream and chives baked potato (loaded with butter and sour cream, of course), a small chili, and a small frostie. Instead, when we drove up all I smelled was chemicals. I picked up the baggy of pistachios that I had stashed away and started noshing.
At work, people are saying "You're done! Now let's go to Starbucks and celebrate!" I happily tell them that I'm off sugar and dairy and am staying off because it does weird things to my body.
I am SO grateful for this experience. It has completely turned the way I view my food, a turn for the better.
I have to say that I celebrated a little bit by frying up a pan of organic uncured bacon...bacon is really less than ideal and this particular one had a little bit of sugar in it. But it was DELISH. I am saving all but the couple of pieces that I ate for the soup that I'm making tonight. And I saved the fat so I can use it to cook eggs again. I love poached eggs, but dude. You get a little tired of them day after day. It would figure that mere days before I was to be done they decided that grass-fed organic butter is fine if it's been clarified. Wish I had known that 30 days ago! But it will make the following months a little easier. Cooking eggs with olive oil is only slightly less gross than cooking them in coconut oil. Blech.
Time to run. Week 1 Day 3 of C25K today. I'm going to try to start improving my time/distance a little bit. I just need to push myself. Next run after this starts the next "notch up"...longer runs, shorter walks. Bring it on. I'm ready for this!
P.S. This is post-run Jessica speaking. My knees are feeling it a little bit today, not so much during my run but after. I improved both my time (by about 30 sec/mile) and my distance (2.18 mi) today. I have to admit that I had my first encounter with vanity while running. I was plugging along on my run segment when two very decent looking men came running toward me. Just as I was almost to them, my app told me to switch to a walk interval. They looked at me and cheered me on (must have been looking a little haggard) and told me I could do it...so I kept running...hahaha! I switched to a walk about 60 feet after we crossed paths, but I must admit I laughed at myself later...and told Trav and he laughed at me too. It's amazing what a little vanity will do for you!