I'm down exactly 15lbs. . . it's been about 6 weeks with 4 weeks being almost 100% Paleo (grain free). I'm thinking it's about time to measure again. . . my 14's are officially falling off! I can pull them off without unbuttoning them. I don't have any 12's in my closet, so I'm hoping to make a quick transition into my 10's (of which I own several pair!). I'll just wear a belt and have saggy butt syndrome until then. :-)
My friends are noticing. . . one said this morning, "I swear you've lost another 10lbs since last week. . . you are getting TINY". Tiny is a overstatement. . . but I'm definitely shrinking again. Yay!
For lunch today:
Leftover Cauliflower soup (this is a favorite in our household) w/ a small amount of raw sharp cheddar cheese and a bit of diced up uncured ham. Joining my soup is a side of sauteed zucchini and mushrooms in Kerrygold butter. This is not a high protein lunch, but I'm counting on the healthy fats to carry me through. I love this soup and it's a great way to sneak in a couple extra servings of veggies.
Yes, I've made some not so healthy food choices along the way. . . for instance, this past weekend, Hubs and I stayed out of town and ate out the entire weekend. I had 3 coffee shop mocha's -AND- 2 milkshakes over the course of three days. Bad choices. . .but I made them consciously. I didn't consume a bit of grain. . . I did have mashed potatoes with my steak and veggies. BUT I didn't gain a pound (I didn't lose any either). Monday and Tuesday I spent in carb detox and it wasn't fun. . . it's funny that as I eat standard American diet foods, I feel crummy. I didn't realize how desensitized I was to foods until I took them out of my diet. This amazes me, especially since I already ate much healthier than the average American (no gluten, only whole grains, limited sweets, no fast food, etc. . .).
I'm actually getting excited for family photographs at the beach in late Summer. Looks like I won't have to hide behind the kiddos this time!