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Clean Eating Weeks 2 and 3

So weeks 2 and 3 of P and I’s 6 week clean eating challenge have come and gone.  We are both alive AND I am here to tell you it is not the end of the world if you cut alcohol, sweets and other junk out of your diet.  Boy, it sure seems like the end of the world though. Ugh.

As far as the scale goes, I have lost 6 pounds and P has lost…

18 pounds!!!

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God I hate men!  Why is it so easy for them to lose weight?  Why?!?!

Let me just table my anger about the fact that life isn’t fair and focus on the positive changes I have noticed over the first few weeks.

  • Energy rising.  Like a phoenix from the ashes, I feel like a new lady when it comes to life.  Cooking more, cleaning more, and being nice to my husband…weird.  I feel like a 1950s housewife.  Just one that drops more F bombs.
  • Maybe she’s born with it.  tumblr_mf28lgwIkP1rlyreko1_500My skin feels better and looks better (thanks for noticing Channing). For the first time in I don’t know how long, I didn’t break out into my normal acne ridden face when Aunt Flo came to visit…weird.
  • Tapping into my genius.  If you read this blog even on a semi-regular basis, you know that I am a gal who LOVES mindless TV (i.e., Real Housewives of Insert Any City Here).  Over the last few weeks though, I have recently started watching documentaries and…wait for it…science shows…weird AND WTF!!watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme

Yes, P misses his beer and I miss wine and chocolate and pizza and wine (had to list it twice since I miss it so much), but we feel good.  Is this what being sober feels like?

Here is hoping the next 3 weeks run as smooth as my baby soft skin!

Thanks for reading, and have a cocktail for me tonight!

Ang

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Lean (or at least soon-to-be), mean, clean eating machine!

After returning home from Hawaii, the inevitable happened.  Sadness set in.  Of course I was devastated we had to leave paradise, but what I was most upset about was P and I’s pact.  We made a promise to one another that we would go crazy in Hawaii and drink and eat whatever we wanted (and for 9 days and 8 nights that is exactly what we did…  think “Jersey Shore” but with thirtysomethings who know words with more than two syllables) BUT when we came back we would start a new healthy eating plan.

The plan kicks off with six weeks of:

Very little carbs

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No sweets

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And no booze

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Today is day 6 of said plan.

Days 1-3 were rough.  Started on Saturday and spent most of my weekend on my back, in bed (and not in the good kind of way).  Withdrawals had definitely kicked in over the weekend.  Tired.  Oh so very tired while nursing a bad headache.

Days 4 and 5 were better.  Actually had the energy to get a quick workout in after work yesterday.  Yeah!

Day 6 is running much smoother.  Feeling MUCH more energetic!  I actually came home from work and actually accomplished…wait for it.…15 minutes of housework…whoo hoo!

Initially I was dreading this experiment, but now I’m looking forward to the next 5 weeks.

Couples that get healthy together also get hotter together. Right?!?!

Fast forward to 6 months of this clean eating thing and P and I could look like this:

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Or not…but at least we will be healthier.  Turning more into hot potatoes than couch potatoes.

Thanks for reading!  If any of you have any tips or advice for getting through this let me know.

Ang

I’m also documenting the 6 week jumpstart on Instagram if you want to tag along.

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Exercise: Better than Prozac

Today started off rough.  Was having a “poor me” day and called my mom to only break down feeling sorry for myself.  Then I went to the gym and got a TWO hour workout in.  It was the BEST way I could have ended the day!

Me before the gym:

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Me after the gym:

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Going to sleep very well tonight!

Ang

Giving Up The Junk Before Thanksgiving

Today is day 3 of my newest health challenge.  No more booze or sweets until Thanksgiving.  I also joined a group online where the goal is to run 100 miles before Thanksgiving.

So to sum up:

No more of this

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Or this

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And a lot of this

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until November 27.

Should be fun…right?

Anyone else want to join me?  Anyone?

Ang