Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Slim-Fast Journey

This was literally the first week of Slim Fast. I haven't been sticking to it 100% but I will be this week. Last week was really hectic but this week I am refocused and back on track. This is how I know this journey is different. I don't let a setback hold me back. I keep pushing forward. I keep making sure I do my best everyday. My hip injury has made me nervous but I want to see bigger losses on the scale. I want to see what happens when I give 110%. Now that I am on a set schedule I have my slim-fast laid out so I am ready for the day. I am not sticking to their products, I have made it so it doesn't cost a large amount. The products I've bought make the journey only around 20 a week. The biggest expense is the shake mix (6.98) and the meal replacement bars (10.98). The snacks aren't 100 calories but stay pretty close. I am logging everything I eat and if I use my dinner early, I make sure to eat a meal replacement bar for dinner. I like Slim Fast because it gives me control. It helps me stay on track and it encourages me to keep my metabolism up.

According to another blog with Slim Fast the weight lost in a 60 day period is 3-10. I'm going to show you how wrong you are. Previously on Slim Fast before I quit I had lost over 30 pounds on it. That was sticking to the meal set up and working out daily. I am 18 days into my journey and already down 4.4 pounds, and that's not being 100% on Slim Fast. Let's see how much more I lose in 42 days.

The taste of the mix is really yummy with the skim milk I take. I also use a shaker bottle which blends it really well. To me, there isn't a strong aftertaste. Slim-fast encourages you to eat every 2-3 hours. I start my morning with a meal replacement shake. In a few hours I eat a snack around 100 calories, a few hours later it's meal bar time, then another snack, then dinner, then another snack. That is three snacks, a meal shake, a meal bar, and then a balanced 500 calorie dinner. As soon as I start to feel hungry, it's time to eat again. For me personally, it is teaching me self-control. To be aware of my body and what I am putting in it. I don't deny myself, if I am craving something I eat it and log it. I am honest with my body.

So far so good, can't wait for the next weigh in. :)

Weigh-In



Previous Weight: 238.0
Current Weight: 235.4
Loss/Gain: -2.6
Total Loss/Gain: -4.4

The first round of the T.K.O. Challenge ends September 8th. I know I can knock out those six ounces by then. Right now my weigh in dates are flucuating because I am working overnights which makes weigh-ins and dieting hard. But I am managing the best I can. I will definitely take the loss considering I feel ill this week and I didn't give my body proper rest from the long hours I've pulled.


I thought this was entirely too funny. I have a set schedule for overnights now so I'll be able to take Ally to school, go to the gym, and pick her up from school. It's going to be so much easier to have set hours. I am excited to get back to the grind this week now that I am feeling so much better. Here's to losing those six ounces and knocking out round one!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Under The Weather


I've been sick for the last three days and just can't shake it. I'll be back soon lovelies.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Weigh In


Previous Weight: 239.8
Current Weight: 238.0
Loss/Gain: -1.8

I'll take it! Considering I didn't stick to my diet 100% I am really happy to see a loss!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

How Do We Break The Cycle?

Part of this journey and part of the purpose of this blog is to always be honest with oneself. How can you expect to lose the weight if you are lying to yourself? If you always portray yourself in this great light but never show those darker, raw layers; how will you ever fully lose the weight? If you are anything like me, the smallest things can be triggers. This weight didn't get put on overnight so it won't come off overnight. Losing weight is so much more than just shedding pounds, exercising, and eating healthy. It's dealing with all of the emotional baggage and finding healthier ways to cope. How do you cope though when it becomes second nature to eat everything in sight when you are upset? After taking this first week to work on diet and exercise and toppling into a low, it really pulled me to make a post about emotional eating. Unfortunately, I didn't stay strong. I caved and had a really severe binge. I was on the cusp of celebrating a huge non-scale victory for me. How do we break the cycle? How do we say enough is enough?


This couldn't be more true. I'm not letting one bad week or one bad binge completely stop my progress. For me, I plan to channel that emotional hunger into working out. I am working to retrain my brain to be more positive. I lived in a toxic environment for a number of years. I stayed in a toxic marriage for far too long. I've done a number of things that were toxic to my body and mind. It takes so much to overcome emotional hunger. It is so easy to eat your feelings and it is such a challenge to channel that into another outlet. I want to succeed though. I want my body to do incredible things. I want my outside to match how much stronger I am starting to feel on the inside. It is a process but know I will be your biggest cheerleader. Each and every one of you guys. I will be supporting you as loudly as possible. Tomorrow is my weigh in and my day to get back on track. It's a fresh week. The T.K.O. challenge is all about being able to gain a fresh start. It's about not letting a bad week take you down completely. There is always the opportunity to start over, just don't give up. You have life stuff going on and feel that low coming? Email me. Let me be your support system. Let me be your shoulder to help you keep on keepin on.

My Email: embracing.life.simply@gmail.com

We can lose this weight. Both psychically and emotionally. One pound at a time, one day at a time.

Brightest Blessings Lovelies.