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Last month I shared with you that I would be starting a weight loss journey and since February 19th, I’ve lost 12 pounds! Woot Woot!
You can see in the images above that I’m losing weight in my mid region. The apple body shape is not my best friend. I don’t like that my stomach sticks out farther than my chest. I’m a 38 D, so that’s not OK. But on the Month One pictures you can see that my stomach is finally about even with my chest. That’s HUGE for me. My stomach is what I am most insecure about.
I don’t really like the word weight loss. I would much rather say “Healthy Life Journey” but that just doesn’t get the same attention. But, I am on a journey to be healthier, not skinnier. Being skinnier just comes as a bonus from getting healthier. It’s more important to me to be active and outside playing with my kids than it is to be skinny. So diet and exercise are important in this process. You can be skinny and just as unhealthy as I am right now. Getting winded just walking up the stairs. So I’m working on getting my shoulder better (after a skiing accident) then I will be exercising my butt off!
Now let’s talk about how the plan is going.
I am loving the MD Diet. It’s so easy to follow and I love that I am accountable to someone each week and my weigh ins. I feel like the Vitamin B shot that I get every week really helps with my energy level. If you want to learn more about why I chose MD Diet and why I love it, head over to my Weight Loss Month One post and read all about it. And head to the MD Diet Clinic website to see which of their diet plans are best for you.
Going to my check up last week I did learn that I’m definitely not drinking enough water every day because I’m dehydrated.
The nurse told me that because I’m bruising so badly at the shot injection site that she knows I’m dehydrated. That’s not good. I used to drink about 5 Diet Pepsi’s a day. (That’s so embarrassing to admit). But since I’m not drinking those anymore I don’t really feel like drinking plain old water.
The nurse told me about TruLemon.
TruLemon is a drink mix that comes in little packets like Crystal Lite, but it’s only pure lemon. No other ingredients. So it’s healthy for you and won’t elevate your insulin levels. We don’t want to confuse our bodies while we are training them to lose fat, so it’s important to not eat artificial sweeteners . . . well, ever. Even if you aren’t on a diet. Plus, they usually are the culprits giving you gas. Yuck! You can buy a bunch of TruLemon packets over at Amazon and they will be at your house in 2 days if you have Prime.
What am I eating every day?
- I start the day off my drinking two scoops of Elite Protein (Rich Chocolate Flavor) because it only has 3 carbs per scoop and 30 grams of Protein. I haven’t found a protein powder better than that that actually tastes good. They sell this protein powder at MD Diet Clinic so it’s convenient for me to pick it up there on my weekly appointment when I run out. It lasts me about 2-3 weeks though.
- For a snack around 9:30 or 10:00 AM I eat a piece of fruit. Usually an apple or an orange. But I love berries and those are super good for you when you are dieting too, they are just more expensive so they are a special treat on occasion.
- For lunch at noon I eat about 40 grams of protein along with veggies. Usually something like a big turkey salad, a tuna salad with green beans, or a piece of chicken with veggies.
- Another snack at 2:30 PM which is something with high protein low carbs. Almonds, string cheese, protein bar, etc.
- Dinner is at about 5:30 or 6:00 PM and it’s consists of 40-50 grams of protein (steak, chicken, fish) and a big serving of veggies or a big salad.
- I’m not supposed to eat after 6:00 or 7:00 PM but sometimes I just need a little snack so I’ll eat a Yasso Ice Cream Bar. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone else, but if I’ve had a rough day, it’s allowed. Ha ha! It’s frozen greek yogurt, so it’s not THAT bad for you, right?
This week I’m going to try a bunch of new recipes that I found on Wholesome Yum.
This recipe for Low Carb Keto Chicken Crust Pizza looks delish!
Here are a few recipes I have on the blog that I’ll be making too. Just click on the image to go to the recipe.
To learn more about the MD Diet plan head to their website. See you next month for another report and follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see my progress through Insta Stories and Facebook Stories.