This picture was day 4 of my weight loss journey. The light in my eyes and that genuine smile were something I hadn’t seen in awhile. Let me back up though to the first few days..
People…detoxing from processed and sugary foods is REAL!!! The first couple days were, well, brutal. I felt like I was starving, nausea, headache, tiredness, and so irritable that the men in my household started to avoid me. They said I was ‘hangry’ and the thought of a snickers sounded really good!! I never fully grasped how much crap I had been fueling my body with for years. I know it is crap because why would I feel so bad not having it. This lasted for three whole days and then..
..day 4 hit.
Wow..talk about a difference and change. I woke up at 4 a.m. wide awake AND with energy. By 9:50 a.m, I had cleaned the kitchen, laundry room, office, showered, taken the boys to school, hair and makeup, errands, and had done a couple loads of laundry. Believe me when I say that has never happened..never. The other change was I wasn’t as hungry as I was the days prior and my cravings were subsiding. I literally felt amazing! I was in what is called fat burn.
The lower level of carbohydrates, coupled with the reduced calorie level of the.. Plan, allows your body to enter the fat- burning state. This gentle, but efficient fat-burning state helps the body achieve faster weight loss while helping retain muscle mass. The fat-burning state also helps naturally reduce appetite and hunger while still allowing you to feel sufficient levels of energy.Description found on my weight loss program website (message me if interested!)
Within four days, I had lost 5 pounds. Day 5 was about the same. I didn’t have quite the energy, but the hunger pains were definitely gone. I actually had to force myself to eat at my scheduled times. It is crazy to me how the junk I used to fuel my body with, never left me quite satisfied, so I would eat another large amount and the cycle continued. Now I was eating small meals six times a day, loaded with good nutrition, and I felt full.
I have to be honest and say that the above picture causes me anxiety to share, but this is about my journey and accountability. I did choose to not share the side and front view.. I’m not ready for that yet! This is me, my before picture, and I am the heaviest I have ever been in my entire life. My goal is to lose 130 pounds. Yes..you read that right. I need to lose that much to have a healthy BMI and to reduce my health risks. I believe I can accomplish this goal. I have never felt more confident in that than I do today. I need to put the work in, and I’m finally ready to do that after failing so many times.
My next weigh in and measurements are on Monday. Stay tuned for an update sometime next week!! For now, thanks for joining me!