After weeks of eating according to the parameters of The Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno and my initial clean eating detox; my participation in the 50 Day No Sugar Challenge; and getting the flu this weekend…my clothes have been feeling…different.
I could no longer ignore my gaping bras, and when I pulled on my skinny jeans this weekend and they fit perfectly, I knew something was up. I have been trying to get down into the ‘60s’ ( 132lbs-152lbs) since I was a teenager! I have only been in the elusive sixties twice in my life. Once when I was starving myself, drinking like a fish and depressed/ post bad break up. And another time when I thought that following a cleansing alkalising vegan detox with soup and broccoli in soy sauce water for weeks was a reasonable thing to do. (More on my idiotic antics here if you are interested)
So you can imagine my elation but surprise to find myself under 70kgs this week! No calories were counted and no abstaining from anything but refined sugar. I have not been dieting, I have not been hungry, and I am in great spirits because the Viking is immigrating to Australia NEXT week on the anniversary of 10 months long distance!
I talked recently about my good habits starting to ‘weigh up’ and helping me maintain but it seems that eating clean full-time tips me over the edge into the weight-loss zone. Yet I have honestly not felt any of the typical effort I normally need to accomplish weight-loss.
Stepping on the scale and weighing 68.8kgs (151 lbs) and my measurements all reflecting the loss too (cause scales can tell fibs!) was just the best. Who knew I could be happy, full and slim?
Before August 2010 (the time I quit dieting for good) I used to cry my eyes out to the Viking every time we were getting ready to go out cause I felt like shit and looked hideous even when I was making an effort. Spanks and tights couldn’t smooth out the lumps under my clothes and I felt thick around my waist which with my natural figure is my smallest place. I am so glad that I started taking steps then to feel like this today. I am proud of myself and thankful to my body for putting up with so much and still blessing me with results after putting it through so much when I was a crazy dieter. Slowly but surely I am getting to where I want to go.
If you are unhappy do something today to change how you will feel in the future.