Yet Another Weight Loss Blog

So, for those of you keeping tabs, you’re well aware that I’m in the middle of a 3 month challenge to lose 10% of my body weight. I’ve been pretty diligent about updating you with my progress each and every weight in.

This past Tuesday was our one month weigh-in. With each monthly weigh-in, we also measure (bust, waist, hips, arms and legs), and we participate in a fitness challenge (push-ups and crunches.)

While I only managed to lose 1/2 a pound last week…

Sad face.

…I managed to post a HUGE number for inches lost in January!!!

Happy face!!!

I managed to lose 13.5 inches in 4 weeks!!!!!!!!!!

Woo Hoo

The fitness test went just as well. (Yet another reason to Woo Hoo with the best of them…) When we first started, way back on the 3rd of January, I could barely do 15 push-ups in a minute. And they were painful. And practically impossible. But yesterday, I not only DOUBLED my push-ups in a minute (30! Wo0!) I did the first 15 in under 30 seconds. HUGE improvement.  Combined with adding 10 more crunches to my total, the inches lost, and a combined weight loss of almost 6 pounds, I’m feeling AWESOME about how far I’ve come in a little under a month.

I am discovering so many advantages to working out and eating healthy. I’m feeling stronger, slimmer, and sexier every single day. I feel good about myself for the first time in decades awhile. I am sleeping better, and I have more energy.

But the one perk I hadn’t expected was how much better food would taste when I cut all the processed foods and refined sugars out of my diet. Once upon a time, I would have told you I was fat because I loved to eat, even though eating for me just meant shoveling as much food into my face as possible. But I’m enjoying food SO MUCH MORE now that I can actually TASTE it. Every nuance in a dish is appreciated, from flavor to texture to spice.

For instance, I had a nectarine the other day that was flat out the most delicious thing I’ve ever had in my life. I had an affair with that nectarine. I licked the juice off of my arm and sucked it off my fingers. I made yummy noises that would have led some to believe there was some sexual activity happening in my kitchen. I enjoyed eating that nectarine so much that it was practically pornographic.

When I told Dana about my love affair with fruit, she laughed and said I should have recorded it for the blog.

So I did.

Here’s my short film entitled “For The Love of Fruit.” Enjoy.

Because it’s just not romance without a little Kenny G.

In short, I’m jazzed by my progress, and SO excited to see what’s ahead on the weight loss path I’ve chosen. Dana has been so supportive, and together, I think we really can conquer the fat.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, there’s a particularly fat and juicy apple waiting for me at the dining room table.

If you can’t see the video, point your browser to: http://youtu.be/ioX6XobSFC4

6 thoughts on “Yet Another Weight Loss Blog

  1. Katnip Lounge

    dood!

    I am soooooooo happy for you! You may know that Scott has lost almost 60# and is still losing…we eat virtually nothing processed and I (we) TOTALLY agree about the food-taste thing. In fact, I went out for dinner with a friend last night and was SO sorry I ordered something cream-sauce laden. Talk about indigestion.
    Have you tried oven-roasted grapes? 1 tsp olive oil, toss with 1# grapes, roast on parchment paper covered baking sheet at 250 for 1-2 hours. OMG they are good.

  2. Stephanie

    You are so weird. And I mean that in the best, most positive possible way. Thanks for making me laugh out loud with every post! And congrats on the lifestyle change!

    (Someday I’m going to be in your corner of the world. And I’m going to knock on your door. Just warning you.)

  3. Simoney

    aw man thats so awesome Abby!
    AMAZING!!!!
    And that nectarine just made me smile… and remember the one I ate two days ago, mmmmmmmmmm yummy.
    x

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