Today marks the completion of Week 1 of the “Let’s get Physical” Weight Loss Challenge.
I had an up and down kind of week. For starters…..
- My little girl turned 12. This meant baking cupcakes, a mini cake, and a chocolate chip cake. (I ended up having two cupcakes, yep I’m being honest here)
- There was extra toasted onion GF Matzo in the cupboard.
- My husband brought home Blackberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.
- Disneyland was forcing guests to eat Mickey Sourdough bread.
- Pizza bites were shoved down my throat.
So that being said I went up a couple of pounds this week at the beginning but I lost it and actually lost 1.2 lbs. this week! Go me.
How did I change things…..
I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I’m supposed to eat low glycemic because of this and avoid the evil three….
- White Potatoes
- White Rice
This being said I went Gluten Free in February and because I thought gluten was making me sad too but turns out if your Ferritin is super low as mine was it can cause all sorts of lovely things but still I ate gluten free. Doctors said Gluten Free would be good for PCOS but it’s very expensive and so my husband and I talked and when I wasn’t struggling with this extra “Liam” weight I ate differently so this is Pre Liam…..
I ate mostly sugar free, lots of protein, lots of veggies (the good ones that are low glycemic) and good fruit’s too. No more bananas or oranges and a lot of gluten free items are made with corn or white rice both no no’s :(
I change things and this worked! I feel better too! I can eat as much of the three items listed (protein, veggies, fruit) and still feel good. I can have low glycemic pasta or other things once or twice a week and not late into the evening. I also found a large bottle of Voss water that holds 28.74 ounces of water. Two of those is already 57.48 ounces plus add ice and little glasses of water.
My gem of a find this week is I started juicing. My amazing friend gave me a juicer and I had this book “The Top 100 Juices” to turbo charge your body with vitamins and minerals and low and behold there was a recipe for a juice that was great for women with PCOS. Yep!!!
Apple, Grape, Pomegranate Juice
25 Seedless Grapes
1 Pomegranate Cut in half
That’s all I needed for a yummy drink! Good for me too filled with fiber and high water content and it’s great for weight loss too! Win Win!
I wasn’t perfect this week and I received in the mail Pumpkin Bark yesterday but I feel strong. You notice no exercise this past week well that changes today or I will attempt for it to change and to be honest about my growing exercise or lack there of.
Until next week!