Happy New Year! My goodness where has the time gone?!?!? It's been over 2 months since my last post!! I can't believe how fast time has flown. November and December are such busy months with the Holidays, time had just escaped me. It's a new year, so I wanted to give the blog a facelift...what do you think?
Where do I even begin to update ? I'm nearing almost 7 months since I completely rid my diet of any processed carbs, gluten, potatoes, and rice. Weight loss progression has come to a halt, I've basically teetered between 25 and 27 lbs down for the past almost 3 months. It hasn't been a complete disappointment though, because there have been so many more non-scale related victories. The first being my clothes. I was able to purchase a shirt from the misses section and not the super limited plus sized section! Also, I've dropped 3 pant sizes, which is mainly due to losing 8 inches from my waist! Secondly, I've decreased the systemic inflammation in my body to the point where I am not constantly in pain every day. My massage therapist is able to massage me without having to break through so much rough tissue. My back was compared to a turtle shell previously. My chiropractor is able to adjust my back with much ease. My adjustments were a workout for the both of us previously because nothing would move! I can move with more ease, and my range of motion has increased significantly. Last, but definitely not least... I 've decreased my mile time from close to 20 minutes to go 1 mile on a treadmill/elliptical to just under 10 minutes!!! It's actually 9 minutes, 44 seconds to be exact! These victories are amazing, and I attribute these positive changes to my healthier lifestyle.
Which brings me to my newest focus, using food to heal you. It's absolutely amazing how you can change your overall health, simply by modifying what you put into your body. Food can become a medicine, but if you abuse it, it can become poison. I'm slowly , but surely, learning the benefits of using food to fuel and nurture my body. I'm learning so much along the way, and I'd like to start sharing what I learn with you! Going forward, I will be focusing on various foods , their health benefits, how I incorporate them into my diet, as well as recipes that I've tried. I'm really excited about this, as I hope you will be when you follow along with my adventures of learning various food benefits, trying new foods, reviewing recipes, and whatever else comes to mind. The most important thing for me is that I'm going to be focusing on the positive. I won't be focusing on telling you all the things you shouldn't eat, but rather highlighting the good and positive attributes only :) Let me know if you have suggestions of foods I should try, or recipes, I'm all ears!