It’s been 171 days of following my plans.
171 days of high-protein, low-carb, completely different eating (and “eating” in those early days).
171 days of avoiding sweets, pasta, bread, potatoes, and other starchy foods I’d come to call friends over the last few years.
171 days of re-teaching myself how to eat for fuel and necessity rather than solely for pleasure and comfort.
I think it’s fair to say I’ve come a long way.
As of this week, I’m down 68.1 pounds.
According to a fun list I found online, and a few of my own calculations, I’ve lost:
- 68 guinea pigs
- a baboon plus an average human brain
- 3.5 automobile tires
- 4.25 sperm whale brains
- An elephant’s penis
- $1,459,519.20 in gold (at $1339.50 per ounce, today’s cost)
- 3 bags of our dog’s food
- 1 of the members of our 6th grade wrestling team
- 272 sticks of butter
I’ve still got a ways to go…but seeing my progress this far has been SO motivating! I get to eat real food snacks starting this week, so I’m down to three meal replacements! I’m counting down the days until Spring Break, since I’m heading to Phoenix for a few days. Warmth is much-needed after this hell of a winter.
Me and my bestie, Lizz, at her birthday party last weekend