here are my final stats, as of day 21:
- chest: lost 2 inches
- arms: stayed the same
- waist: lost 1 inch
- hips: lost 1 inch
- thighs: lost 1/2 inch
- total inches lost: 4 1/2
- total weight lost: 7 pounds
so that's an average weekly weight loss of about 2 pounds, which is a good pace for me, especially since the scale has not moved in nearly 2 months. but asides from the weight loss, in three weeks i've noticed other things, other ways to measure that i'm on the right track:
- my 3pm cravings for chocolate/sugar/salt completely went away by the end of the first week
- i'm sleeping a lot better
- my posture has improved
- i feel my core engaging more in everyday activities, like carrying kids and groceries, running and walking
- my clothes are fitting better
i would say the biggest thing i love about the fix is that i can eat my favorite foods. i don't have to cut out eating my amazing homemade crusty bread, or pancakes, or spaghetti and meatballs. i just have to eat smaller portions and plan for what i'm going to eat so that i don't overindulge on sugar or carbs.
as i mentioned last week, i'm planning to do another round of the fix, starting on 9/15. i'm really happy with how i've been able to break a lot of bad habits, some of them i didn't even realize i was doing. for example, i didn't realize how much i was snacking during dinner prep, every single night. breaking this habit was really hard, but very necessary. i don't even want to know how many calories i was consuming during that hour.
and so! the daily food journal and workout updates will continue! aren't you thrilled? because having this accountability is really working for me. i hope you're happy.
ashley "it's been a long summer" rebekah