Monday, September 24, 2012

The Results Are In (Drum Roll, Please)

Mildly disappointing, I didn't lose any weight this very last week. I blame waaaay too many alcoholic beverages and slices of cake on Friday and Saturday (stupidly just before my weigh-in). Just because the cake was vegan didn't mean it was calorie free. But hey, I've learned my lesson, forgiven myself, and am ready to move on to bigger and better things.

So, over the course of my three week Weight Loss Kickstart, I:

  • Lost 6 pounds
  • Lost 1 and 1/2 inches of off my hips
  • Lost 2 inches off of my waist
  • Lost 2 and 1/2 inches off my bust
  • Lost 1 inch off of each thigh
  • Gained a lot more energy, especially midday
  • Stopped drinking coffee and soda almost entirely
  • Completely halted my IBS episodes
  • Started developing a better self-image, outside and in
  • Cleared my previously conflicted conscience about eating ocean life
Not to shabby, I'd say! I am feeling really, really positive about all of this. So where to go from here?

Right now, I feel like I've only just begun a really awesome adventure--there is so much more to do and learn about food (and I do love food). Dr. Barnard tells me not to say, "I'm a vegan now," but instead to say "I will follow a vegan diet for the next (relatively short-term commitment here)." So what kind of commitment will I be making?

Check out my new name to find out. Hope you'll stick around!

1 comment:

  1. OMG! You're awesome. I did 4 days Vegetarian, 2 days went off, 2 days vegetarian, and am going to try for a whole week this time! You have much more commitment than me. Or I just don't have your drive. Still, I think you made great progress and I'm super proud of you. Also, I love your new blog background!