I mentioned it quietly in a tag (that most people probably missed) but I bit the bullet and decided to do the Advocare 24 day challenge.
I’m on Day 4, and I feel INCREDIBLE.
To be honest, I haven’t been taking the pills like I’m supposed to, but I have been eating clean, and eating more often (smaller meals every ~3hrs), and it’s kept me satisfied and not craving anything. (I’ve also had ONE piece of sugar free chocolate each day too).
The scale is loving it. I’m sleeping better. I have energy. I have focus. I am putting things into my body that are GOOD for it, and truly FUEL it, instead of making fucking excuses as to why I “deserve” french fries and chips.
Being without fried foods for ~3 days probably doesn’t sound like a huge feat to you all, but well, for a fat girl, it is. :)
Yesterday, a person at work took me to lunch and I had googled enough to know what was “okay” to eat at restaurants. So, we went to Chipotle.
Normally, my order at Chipotle includes things like “extra cheese” and “chips and guac,” but yesterday - I got a salad, with veggies, chicken, salsa and corn salsa. All compliant with what I’m eating, and to be honest? All of it was delicious. I didn’t feel deprived, or “man this would taste better if I had cheese.”
I’m really excited about how this has kicked my ass back into gear. It was expensive, yes, but I think that these 24 days will help me get back into a routine. To be honest, I’d like it to spark me eating this way 90% of the time, and allowing myself ~one cheat meal a week (but even then, cheating smartly - one piece of pizza, light ranch, etc).
This is a lifestyle that hasn’t been super difficult. I have support from Trevor. I don’t struggle with the idea of making myself one thing and the boys another. In fact, I’ve just modified meals around it (ie the quesadillas for them and salad for me the other night). I’ve remembered how much I LOVE vegetables. And I’m really excited.
Tomorrow will be a test - we’re going to Dave and Buster’s for Daschie’s birthday, but I’m already at a point where I don’t want to fuck this up - so I’m not going to.
And that’s what I have to say about that.
(For those of you interested in Day 4 numbers, I’m down 8.1lbs, and I’ve lost about 6” already from around my body.)