One of the things I haven’t done in a LONG time is a weigh in. I’ve been putting it off because I haven’t want to look at the number or let everyone else see the number, but I know that in order for me to succeed that has to change.
But first things first.
How has this first week of eliminating dairy, grains, gluten, and sugar gone?
I’m not going to say that it hasn’t been hard, but I have definitely had a change in mind-set.
Since finding out about my diagnoses with Hashimoto’s Thyroid I have been looking at losing weight differently. I can’t lose weight a conventional way. It won’t work. I have to say goodbye to certain foods (and food groups) in order to get my thyroid working properly again. I have only been eating like this for 7 days and I feel an amazing difference! I know it can only get better by taking it long-term.
What have I been doing/feeling these past 7 days?
1. Juicing. I have a juice every morning with my breakfast. Right now I stick to the same juice. It has: cucumber, green apple, lemon, spinach, and carrots. It makes about 25 ounces and I split it between me and the hubs (did I mention that hubs is doing this with me for the first 30 days? He’s pretty awesome, and he’s doing great).
2. Less Hunger. I feel more satisfied at each meal and find that I eat less and can go longer in between meals. It’s amazing that an egg and an apple with a little almond butter can keep me satisfied for almost 4 hours. This is an amazing feeling!
3. Better sleep. When I am tired I am actually tired and I go to bed. There is no afternoon lull, and I have felt more energy throughout the day.
4. No Headaches!!!!! I can’t remember the last time I went 7 days with no headaches.
Before I started my 30 days of this special diet I looked up plenty of recipe’s (I knew if hubs had to eat chicken and salad every night he would go insane) and a couple of them were amazing!
Side Note: This year we decided to try buying a quarter cow (I say trying because we don’t eat a lot of red meat). We bought it from a private farmer that raises grass-fed cows and I have to say that I have been impressed. I don’t think I will ever go back to buying beef from the store. It melts in your mouth.
Another recipe was Asian Meatballs from Nom Nom Paleo
The sweet potato made these meatballs have a sweet taste to them, and they were a huge hit with the hubs.
There were a few other meal that were delish, but I will write a separate post for those.
So how did this weeks eating impact my weight?
First off I just want to say that I have erased all of my weigh ins from the “weigh in” page. I’m starting over because looking at some of my lower weighs from a couple of years ago were getting depressing and in my opinion I am on a new weight loss adventure since being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. So here is the new beginning!
Starting Weight (March 1st): 287.7
This week’s weight: 281.3
Total weeks loss: -6.4
Total overall loss: -6.4
I can tell a difference in water retention for sure (water retention and all over puffiness is a huge symptom of Hashimoto’s, this explains why I feel like my face is HUGE right now).
I can’t wait to see what week 2 brings!
Thanks for reading!