I lost HOW many inches???

So my weigh in this morning was much to be desired- I was only down a total of 3 lbs for the week but my water weight was still very high and I still had to take my measurements.  I was dreading it actually- because if I didn’t change in inches, and I deprived myself of all good foods in life (sugar and carbs) for one whole week and nothing to show for it, I am not sure this whole thing would have been worth it.  But alas….

I went ahead and took my waist, arm, thigh and hip measurements. I had to go back to my journal to see what my original measurements were and I did a double take- much to my surprise, I was down 2″ in my thighs and 2.5″ in my waist and hips! I didn’t change in my arms, but I lost quite a bit everywhere else so I was pretty impressed, happy with the results and very MOTIVATED! Maybe there was something to this diet!

The thing is, despite my strict food intake this past week, I know I couldn’t keep up eating like this forever.  So I have a goal.  The goal is to lose 20 lbs.  Once I can get down 20 lbs. and I have attained my goal, I can then modify my food intake, at least in order to maintain my weight and not gain.  Judging from my results, those nasty sugars and carbs were very much to blame for my after-baby muffin top.  I really haven’t done any working out so far, so I think if I incorporate some light work outs and weights with my diet after this initial two week try out, I may be able to pull off 10 lbs in 1 month, maybe more.

MEALS FOR TODAY: 
Breakfast @7- 1 whole egg, 3 egg whites, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup lentils LOTS of water 

Lunch @11- chicken, peas, lentils 

Cold green tea with lemon

Snack @ 3PM – 12-15 Almonds

Dinner@6:30PM – turkey tacos – replace shells with butter lettuce leaves, refried beans, guacamole

Snack – 1 tablespoons of natural peanut butter

Here’s to losing those inches!!!

 

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