Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Losing weight, going #gfree and giving it my all.

It's moving.

It's happening slowly, but it's moving. Yahoo!

I started off at xxx.x weight. Yeah, you didn't think I'd be sharing it did you? I'm not THAT brave yet! That weight was on September 4th. I started the Let's Get Physical challenge with a group of peeps coordinated by Wendy, of Wendy Nielson: Writing a New Story. We have a few more weeks to go, but since September 4th, I have weighed in a few times. Lost a little, gained a drop, lost a few more drops.

And after Tuesday morning's weigh-in I'm down 4.6 lbs. Four-point-six pounds after four weeks.

It's not fabulous. Not as fabulous as I'd like it to be, but hey, it's not that bad, right? I mean - I can't complain since last week I was like dying. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but I was freakin' sick, people. Seriously. And though the week before I worked out big and hard (Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri!), last week I didn't work out AT ALL.

So, yeah, most of my loss has happened these last few weeks and I'm okay with that.

I'm glad it's happening, no matter how slow, ya know?

And on Monday I started a new aspect to my own personal challenge. I'm participating in Udi's Gluten Free 14-day Challenge. I met up with them briefly at BlogHer, and they emailed a follow up to see if I'd be interested in this kind of challenge. I've always wanted to give it a go, so I figured why not? Udi's sent me a few products to ease my transition into non-gluten-filled-foods. They sent me a bag of granola, a package of brownie bites/chocolatey muffins and a loaf of g-free bread. They also included a few Qs - which I haven't used yet because our quick grocery stop at Target did not have any Udi's products for me to score - boo!

I had only been on this newfound way of eating for a day, so I know it's got nothing to do with the scale changing, but I'm hoping that next week it does have an impact! Maybe finds a way to help clear my gut of the gluten that's lived there my whole life?

I even cooked up some quinoa for myself! Imagine that?

So - what are some of your favorite weight loss tips? Healthy eating advice? Gluten-free recipes or mindset ideas for me? Please feel free to share, here or on my facebook page.

If you leave me a comment and want to actually have a conversation, leave me your email as some of you aren't Blogger (where I created my blog) peeps and I hate not being able to write back. Especially since I'm sitting here sipping my tea and I'd love to chat! Cheers!


12 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I've never done the gluten-free thing, but I hope that works just as you'd like it to work!

Alison said...

4.6 pounds is still weight loss and any loss is good! Go you!

doseofreality said...

4.6 pounds in 4 weeks is not slow. It's absolutely perfect! It's the kind of weight loss that stays off. AWESOME!!! --Lisa

Amy said...

I have a goal to lose a pound a week, it isn't happening yet but someday. That is the kind of weight I want to lose slow and steady.

Congratulations on your successes. I will try to link up with you on Facebook. My former sister-in-law eats gluten free because her daughter absolutely can not have glutten. She sent me some great tips. I will try to pass them along via FB.

Keep up the great work.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

4.6 in four weeks is HEALTHY! Give yourself credit.

Water... drink lots of water... that's my biggest weight loss tip!

Patty said...

Congratulations on the loss and going gluten free! I've read the health benefits are fantastic! :)

Just A Normal Mom said...

One pound a week is healthy weight loss, so you are right on target! Well done!

Be careful of "gluten free" products, as they can be just as packed with calories. There is so much out on the market that is just a substitute, but not necessarily healthy. That said, I eat Udi's and I do like their products.

Grains like quinoa are a great healthy option! You can even use it in place of rice or pasta that you would normally have with a meal.

My only advice is the basics. Less calories in, more calories burned. Choose healthy, nutritious calories. And when those cravings hit, tell yourself that same food will be available to you at another time, just not right now.

And again? GOOD JOB! Sounds like you are doing great!

Stephanie said...

I am amazed at how well GF is working for people! Best of luck to you.

Lora said...

totally healthy and awesome!

And if you think about it, 1 lb a week is over 50 lbs a year. Most people don't put on 50 lbs in a year, so most people shouldn't take off more than that!

love to you!

Galit Breen said...

Love that you're dedicating so much to your health and well being, but mostly just to *you!*

(Still cheering you on, girlfriend!)

Rebecca said...

That is great. Really happy for you

PMSS said...

Thanks for posting this. Today I watched BBC Documentary film about how to lose weight titled 10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight. I recommend you to watch this if you did n't watch yet.

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