KAREN’S PERSONAL WEIGHT LOSS JOURNAL

April 16, 2014.  Week 4.  Day 24.  3 lbs down.

I need to step this up.  My new goal is 2 – 3 lbs per week.  I should reach my pre-pregnancy weight of 150 lbs by mid-July, if  not sooner.  I talked about my food choices in my last Youtube video and basically said that I’m not going to change the way I eat.  True, I eat well with treats in moderation.  Treats like chocolate, French fries, and yes, cheese.  If you saw the video you know that I made lasagna for dinner.  I ate that lasagna for three days in a row.  I like to prepare big meals that I can save for left-overs.  This way I don’t have to cook every day.  🙂

me and Sam in Florida 3

Me and my daughter on a recent vacation.

Well, maybe that ooey-gooey-yummy-lasagna came at a price.  Maybe it’s ok to eat cheesy pasta while ‘maintaining’ a healthy weight, but for a 2 – 3 lb weight loss I need to lose the cheese.  And probably the gluten too.

In fact, I’ll be preparing for a complete nutritional cleanse or detox in the next few days.  If you’re in the Rockland area, I would love to see you at my upcoming detox workshop.  To be perfectly clear, the purpose of a detox is not to lose weight.  It’s health benefits are so much more than that!  A detox will reduce your toxic load, resulting in an improved immune system and increased energy to name just a few.  Of course, by eliminating foods such as wheat and dairy, I’m sure to lose some extra pounds too!