Measurements November 5th, 2011

Age: 22
Weight: 130.2 Down 5.2lbs (biggest weight drop ever)
Height: 5’1″
Body Fat: 30.6% Down .02%
BMI: 24.6 Down 2
Neck: 12.625″ Down .125″
Right Bicep: 11 Down .5″
Waist: 30.25 Same
Around Belly Button: 36.125″ Down .275″
Hips: 37″ Down .25″
Left Quad: 17.5″ Same

This is nuts to me: 5lbs in one week? I haven’t been doing anything but eating paleo–not even exercising! I measured myself at the same time last week. This feels pretty awesome. Paleo ftw.

I’m about to embark on my first “cheat” day, which will look nothing like the 4HB cheat days that I used to partake in. I’m allowing myself cheese (primal), chocolate (primal), red wine (primal), and one food item that’s completely off the diet on Saturdays. Keeps me sane, folks!

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Wings! Wings!

After not grocery shopping for quite a while the past two weeks, I found that I barely had anything to eat in my apartment! I ended up ordering wings for today, and I’m getting up early to go to the farmers’ market tomorrow. It feels good to be back on track.

Two eggs (Breakfast).

Lemon-pepper wings (Lunch).

Small apple (Snack).

Lemon-pepper and hotsauce wings (Dinner).

Totals for October 29th, 2011

Until tomorrow,
xx
Suzie

Just a quick before/after

I need to get myself re-motivated after a month-long hiatus (too much vacation time? I think so). School starts again tomorrow and I have to avoid all that naughty junk food. THUS: PICS!

Before!

After!

Okay so I’m not looking as nice as my lower picture atm. I need motivation to get back to exercising and eating healthily. I might start food blogging and calorie counting again. /sigh I wish it were just easy to ignore all the yummy pastas and easy prepackaged foods while on vacation.

I’m starting back up again tomorrow. I’m promising myself that! Words of motivation would be super, super appreciated yall!

Fruit Salad (Day 6)

Had a lovely meal with Aaron’s parents last night. They brought over fruit dessert! I’m finding that I’m going to have to be more careful with how much fruit I eat; I’m eating too many carbs right now.

Morning Bacon!

Morning Eggs!

Salad with nova, raspberries, mangos, and homemade dressing (Lunch).

Banana (Lunch).

Spicy tilapia with olives and tomatoes & salad with balsamic vinegar (Dinner).

Fruit salad (Dessert).

Totals Day 6

Until tomorrow,
xx
Suzie

Still Getting Back Into It (Day 5)

I’m finding it difficult to not cheat here and there and everywhere with paleo. I’m used to falling back on my cheat day, and that would keep me strong during the week. What am I endlessly allured to?

Those fruity, delicious summer drinks.

Yes, in the past few days, I’ve had shots, beers, and piña coladas. Fellow dieters, alcohol is possibly the best way to undermine your diet and travel down a dangerously delectable path to obesity and beyond. I have to stave myself off.

To be clear, no, I’m not drinking alone. I’m a 20-something in the summertime. There is temptation everywhere.

I need to get out of the mindset that alcohol is something I can have whenever I want. I mean I can, but my body can’t handle it. Oh Miss Colada. I will miss you.

I have been without consistent internet for the past few days, but I’ve been pretty good with keeping paleo. I would say I’m 90% there. Okay. Eighty if you count the alcohol. Maybe 75%. But today was especially good. Pictures!  Continue reading

So Much Better than 4HB (Day 2)

This diet is so easy compared to 4 Hour Body. Tomorrow I’m spoiling myself and running off to Whole Foods for some simple organic gluten and dairy free paleo snacks! Delicious! Suggestions? Tomorrow I intend to go out with some friends for a birthday, so I will definitely cheat a little. We will see how it goes :).  Continue reading

Here We Go Again (Day 1)

I am so in love with how many options are available on this diet!! I am currently sitting here next to my sloth of a boyfriend, who is eating Walmart-sized marshmallows. Frankly, I’m happy that I stuck with my baked apples with cinnamon. Yum!

Day 1 wasn’t so terrible ya’ll. I am much happier in this lifestyle.  Continue reading

It’s Been 2 Months

Hey 4HB folks!

It’s been 2 months since I threw down my last bean and screamed, “I’ve had enough!” I left the 4HB project, swearing to never look at another taco salad or stir fry ever again, and hoping for a new beginning. I had hit 124.4 lbs, and hoped to keep it there.

Now, two months (or 57 days later), I have gained 5lbs. Not horrible, not unmanageable, but after realizing it takes three weeks to lose just 5lbs, it’s still somewhat depressing. I don’t want to continue gaining weight, but 4HB is not sustainable for me. I need something new. Before I go into the paleo diet, I first want to highlight what I have kept from 4HB that likely has slowed the weight gain.

  1. High protein breakfasts within the first hour of waking. Okay, they are perhaps not as high as they should be. I eat two whole eggs and an egg white every morning, which is about 18g protein, as opposed to the prescribed 20g-30g. Clearly, I need more bacon.  Continue reading

Confidence and The Dress

Hey 4HB/Paleo people!

I am excited to start blogging again about food and weight loss, and my journey branching off 4HB into other weight management lifestyles. But before I do that, I wanted to share some great news with everyone on the blog.

Currently my scale isn’t working (AGAIN) and I haven’t taken a measurement since April 9th. However, I know assuredly that I’ve lost weight. How, you ask?

The goal dress.

For those of you who haven’t been following me for a while, or have been and need a reminder, I’ve been hoarding away a size 4 goal dress in my closet. I did something dangerous and bought it before it fit me; one of my goals for the diet was to fit in. The Dress has been a big motivator on the diet.

A model in The Dress

Another thing that I have been diligent about is not posting pictures of myself. That changes today. Why? Because, dear friends, I am celebrating that I fit into my goal dress. And I have the confidence to celebrate this achievement :).  Continue reading