It feels like everything’s been moving so fast! I’m on day four of the 24 day challenge and already down SIX LBS! I know I know. I cheated. I’m a rebel. I weighed myself. Some people say to only weigh yourselves on day 11 (first day of max phase) and 25 (morning after your last day of the challenge). But I couldn’t resist. I’m also the kind of person that likes to weigh myself more regularly so I know if the scale isn’t moving, I need to change things up. SIX POUNDS!
Having a huge support group makes a world of difference. I’m part of a private FB group that’s close to 3K people who are all either doing, have done, or about to do a challenge. Lots are just maintaining the lifestyle etc. But around 200 of us (or more) joined the National All In challenge starting January 11th.
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Last Sunday we went shopping to prep for the following week. Got all sorts of goodies and produce that won’t end up just rotting away in the bottom drawer. Imagine that. Crazy talk.
There’s a good chunk not pictured here. Like La Croix to mix with our Spark. That’s an essential. Brown Rice Cakes. PB2 powder. Some other rando’s. We are fortunate in that where we live, there’s tons of fresh seafood that you can just go down to the docks and buy, We also butchered our own cow this year so we have organic, grass fed, hormone free beef that’s insanely lean and fab (that’s what she said).
For dinner one we did a simple stir fry with quinoa. Super quick and full o’ flava’.
I passed on the quinoa but the fam bam had it and totally approved.
For snacks I’ve been keeping it simple and fresh. The first day was a small adjustment. I think because I was thinking about food so much it was making me hungrier than normal.
This hits the spot. Sweet baby carrots with some spicy guac. I’ve eating two bags in four days!
Last night for dinn I made a white chicken chili. I honestly just kinda wung it… winged it… wanged it? WTF is the right use? I’m tired. Fuck if I know. I like wang it. Because well wang is a fun word and apparently I’m forever 12 years old.
I promise to post the recipe soon!
I’m a big vagina when it comes to spice, literally pepper makes me sweat like a whore in church, but I made sure to give this a little kick anyways. It clears out your sinuses, keeps you full, and makes you drink a ton of water while eating it.
I brought this for lunch today too. I countered it with some fresh fruit to douse the friggin’ fire that was happening in my mouth.
It’s odd how you can forget how good simple, convenient, fresh foods can be.
Tonight however I lost my mojo and didn’t plan anything for dinner. There was leftovers and, I had my lunch kind of late so I passed on dinner while the fam ate leftovers. Of course, just like Man Friend said, I would sit my ass down for the first time today and wait til everyone was done and say I was hungry. I felt bad proving him wrong so, I decided to be a good girlfriend (I refuse to use the word fiance if you haven’t noticed) and say I was hungry. Turns out what I whipped up real quick is one of my new faves!
Two eggs and half an avocado on top of Ezekiel toast.
Friggin’ amaze balls.
I feel like now may be a good time for a disclaimer. I’ve NEVER been one to participate in any “diet” program. I’ve never done shakes or weight watchers or any of the latter. Not that I felt there was anything wrong with them, I just knew that eating clean and exercising was the key to weight loss. Simple right? HA! Somehow, maybe with age, shit just wasn’t that easy anymore. Due to health issues, I’ve had to be on a cocktail of medications that caused a hefty amount of weight gain. That combined with shit eating habits and sitting on my ass has put me way outside my comfort zone and makes putting on any pants an aerobic dance that looks similar to Napoleon Dynamite trying to ribbon dance. So I decided what the hell, why not, I’ll try it.
It’s a game changer. The supplements boost your energy, suppress your appetite, keep you full longer, and get your metabolism going. I’m never hungry. I eat ALL day long. The biggest piece has been the energy for me. I feel like I’ve been a zombie for the last two years. In a fog. Slowly but surely I’m crawling out of it and I haven’t felt this good in I don’t know how long. Not to mention Spark. Ya’ll know my love for spark. I’ve written about it multiple times.
Plus it just looks so damn pretty too, right?
If you’ve ever even been the least bit on the fence… just… trust me. I don’t endorse shit. I don’t promote shit. I’ve never been one to publicly do anything but I started this entire blog simply because of how much this is doing for me, my family, and my friends. Every single person that has joined me on this has been happier for it. If you have any questions, apprehensions, or just want to chat about it please, always feel free to contact me! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s start that convo!
This. Right here. I can’t make you fight for your own life. But if you can find a way to make the choice for yourself, I can’t wait to help you along the way.
If you want to take a look at products, shop around, or order your challenge now go to www.advomeg.com now and get to it! It’s such a fun process and I can’t wait for you to join.
Once I get confirmation for your order, I’ll add you to the private FB group I mentioned above and introduce you to a whole new world of people and friends! There’s daily check ins, inspiration, recipes, questions, and SO MUCH LAUGHTER. It’s a great group!
More recipes, updates, and BEFORE AND AFTERS, to come!