May 26, 2014.  Week 10.  Day 64.  7 lbs down.

Seven pounds in nine weeks.  Some might say that’s not a great accomplishment.  Even I expected more from myself.

But, the truth is, I have been carrying around this extra weight for nearly four years.  I don’t expect to lose it (and keep it off!) in a short amount of time.  Even if it takes me a year, I’m ok with that.  What’s one more year?  Time flies!

I’m getting stronger.  I’m seeing shape and definition forming on my body!  I’m feeling good!

I also want to remind you, I didn’t have a lot to lose.  My goal is to lose 25 pounds.  Only 18 more pounds to go and I will be the weight I was when I got pregnant, and in a healthy BMI range.  A bigger, secondary goal is to gain muscle mass.

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Me on the Ottawa River.

In my last written blog, I wrote about starting a nutritional detox.  Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet.  The stars were not aligned for me.  Meaning, the timing wasn’t quite right.   My biggest obstacle last week was a dinner I had planned with a friend.  We went to a popular restaurant.  I had a Thai noodle bowl.  It was delicious!  Now, are you wondering what’s wrong with a Thai noodle bowl?  Or why didn’t I order something like a salad instead?  Well, first, I will say there’s nothing wrong with a Thai noodle bowl.  But, restaurants rarely or never use organic ingredients (unless it’s an organic restaurant).  Thai sauce contains sugar.  Basically, a lot of restaurant meals will be low on nutrition, and high on calories.  By the way, I checked after my dinner when I got home, and that Thai noodle bowl was a whopping 900 calories!  And yes, I ate the whole thing.

If you’re still wondering why I didn’t order a salad, it’s because when I go to a restaurant I like to enjoy my meal.  I sometimes do eat salads.  And sometimes noodles.

Tomorrow I start my detox and I’ll admit, it’s not easy for me.  Yes, I’m a holistic nutritionist.  Yes, I eat healthy.  But hey, I am just like you.  I like my treats too.

Tomorrow I start my detox and I plan to follow it for seven days.  Seven days without wheat, dairy, sugar, coffee…and the list goes on…

I’ll keep you posted.


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