I don’t feel like its made much difference this time around. If anything, I feel like my stomach and butt are bigger :/
That said, I’ve lost and inch around my waist, and inch around my belly, and last I weighed (at the beginning of this week) I’d lost about 2kg.
Maybe this is as small as I can (healthily) get? And that’s ok :)
My hips and shoulders feel bonier, and my collarbone is more pronounced than I think it’s ever been. But my face still feels chubby, and that’s annoying.
I guess I just feel like I lost 2kg over the 5 months since I did it last time (was it that long ago?!?!) just eating what I wanted (making paleo choices at home, but really being quite lazy) and I’ve only lost the same being super strict.
My coworkers have gone really well with it though, and that’s the exciting thing :)
Also if my calculations are right, I’ve lost approx 12kg in 7 months, and that’s pretty cool too :p
As I said in my last post, I finished the Whole30 on Saturday.
It’s now Wednesday, and I have some reflections…
I knew I would have to wean myself back onto things that I hadn’t had in month, like things with sugar, and things like rice and corn (trying to continue staying away from gluten, dairy and potato, and minimise the sugar of course).
But I have to confess, I’ve gone a bit crazy. I think I just got really excited to eat again the things I had to say no to for the duration of the cleanse.
But 4 days into eating ‘what i want’ (we’re talking gelato, doritos, sushi, cookies my sister baked, birthday cakes from friends birthdays last month that i took home and froze….) and I can REALLY FEEL IT. I feel GROSS. and BLOATED. and MOODY.
Today I had the worst anxiety i’ve had for 3 weeks. My stomach feels unsettled, and just overall… I’m not sure that eating those tasty sweet things is worth it!
I mean… it seems worth it at the time… yummy tasty things… and it’s so nice to just be lazy occasionally now… but after losing 8kg and having everyone notice and compliment me, and after feeling just AMAZING even BEFORE i found out how much I lost, and now comparing that to how I feel now…
THIS SAID, I want to really branch out with what I make when I go back full paleo. and so I don’t want to start back strict until my “Well Fed” gets here (EEH THANKS TARA! <3) So until then, I’m added some occasional gluten free bread to the diet, and not saying no to things just because they have sugar in them. Also… alcohol. Mmmmm.
So the Whole 30 is over for me today!
I’ve already had the tiniest bits of sugar, probably not smart, but all day out with my mother and sister, and i need to wean myself on somehow!
BUT ANYWAYS, the main reason for this post is to say, I just measured my waist, and weighed myself.
Now, I’m not sure what I was when I started, but I know that when I measured for my corsets, I was 32-33 inches around my waist, and I was about 74kg when I last weighed at the gym a few weeks before I started. I haven’t been below 70kg for at least 2 years, regardless of how hard and fast i was working out.
JUST NOW. AT 3:30pm on Sunday the 30th of September 2012, my waist measured at 29 inches, and my weight is 66.3 kgs.
AH! I just can’t believe those results! I mean, I’d noticed my wrists and ankles slimmed straight away, and i know my hip bones are much more noticable, and i felt thinner…. but I was fully prepared to look at the scales and see 70kg.
I’m so stoked!
A random salad I threw together.
It has: torn spinach leaves, shaved fennel, diced tomato, cooked sweet potato, steamed capsicum, mushrooms, lemon juice, and responsibly fished tuna. Salt, pepper and a splash of paleo balsamic vinegar to taste.
it would have been more awesome with a creamy mayonnaise, but i’ve yet to try making my own. Cant wait for my “Well Fed” book to get here, to try out all the recipes!
Lovely medium-rare grass-fed organic rib fillet on steamed carrot, zucchini, capsicum and cauliflower, with mushroom, salt and pepper.
this was yesterdays lunch (and dinner. it’s so much easier just to cook all at once :P)
my chef husband was very impressed!
Amazing grass-fed angus rib fillet with a side of roast mushroom, spanish eggplant, carrot and fennel :D
this was tonight’s dinner, and it was amazing.