I had a chance to get my measurements taken again after two weeks doing the experiment, just to see what progress was made. While minor gains were made in most areas, the biggest surprise was the loss of 2-3 inches from my hips. I guess it’s true that you tend to lose weight in the last places you need to because my hips and butt are the last places I was hoping to drop inches. Hopefully the rest of me catches up with them soon.
If you’ve been reading this and wondering if you could ever do something like my experiment, I recommend you give it a try. If a month is too intimidating, then go for two weeks because you feel so different after just two weeks and it might make you keep going for the month. While it’s not the easiest thing to do, especially if you aren’t a preplanner, it is still something that can be done if you put your mind to it. Once I hit day twelve, it was like a cloud lifted from my brain and I could actually feel my body being healthier. This feeling in itself is almost as addictive as the cookies and candy I used to enjoy.
What I ate today
- Eggs and kielbasa with a sprinkling of cheese
- Salad for lunch, sans the black olives because I’ve run out.
- Dinner was the leftover chicken from yesterday that was still delicious today, along with the final Keenwah (I know I’m spelling it wrong). I also had a big helping of the mashed sweet potatoes, but was informed that they were mashed with cauliflower also.
I think I’ve eaten more cauliflower this month than I have in the past few years, but it’s all been great. We had the cauliflower tater tots, then mashed potato style, and I’m sure Stephanie has worked it in a few other places too. I think she just bought three more cauliflower heads today, so we’ll see what she comes up with next.
Well, onward to day seventeen.