Continuing Clean Eating

Today officially marks the start of Week 2 of eating clean.

I decided on some short term goals today:

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I want to get to week 12!

I think keeping track of my weeks again, with this in mind, will really help me stay on track and stay motivated.

4 weeks is not that far off, and the first week was really pretty easy, breezy. I feel so much better mentally and I believe also a bit better physically, so I should have no problem getting to 4 weeks.

8 weeks is a little daunting right now, but having people close to me start to notice a difference is really appealing.

12 weeks feels like forever, but it’s truly not that far away, especially considering that my wedding is in just 38 weeks.

Also, getting to a place where everyone can notice a difference would be a huge motivation for me. I’m also thinking that, after 12 weeks of eating clean, It will have become a habit by that point. It should be my routine, and provide confirmation that I can keep doing this- not just until the wedding, but for the rest of my life.

As I’ve mentioned in other posts, this has become less about just the wedding and fitting a dress (though that is still important!) and more about my overall health.

I am so happy to have finally made changes that I truly feel I can stick with long term. I’m also happy to report that those include smarter choices on my part and that I’m eating both fruits and veggies now and really focusing on a balanced and nutritious lifestyle.

I feel so proud of myself already, and I can’t wait to start taking progress pics again and to see my transformation.

12 weeks will be here before I know it!

13 thoughts on “Continuing Clean Eating

  1. While it may take four weeks to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for friends and family, and so on and so forth – as someone who’s lost quite a bit in the past (regained, sadly) – I know I felt physically/emotionally better after just one week πŸ™‚

    • I agree! I have one week of clean eating under my belt and I feel like I feel better physically. I know mentally I do for sure, but I think my body feels better too. Excited to continue and not only see results, but really feel the difference! Good luck on your journey- I know it will be life long for me.

      • I’m glad to hear you’re already feeling better. I’m going to get back on the wagon eventually. Originally, I lost weight for my wedding; but really, I didn’t do it in a way I could maintain (I was working out 4 hours a day and eating very little, it was not healthy). I think that is why I gained the weight back.

        Good for you for working on it, and when you reach goal, just remember: maintaining is easier than re-losing πŸ™‚

      • Thanks- I started by solely focusing on getting down for my wedding. It recently changed to a focus on my health and I am trying hard to find solutions that I can maintain long term. This is going to be lifelong for me and I’m glad I’ve seemed to finally find a balance. You can def get back on the wagon and do it!!!!!

  2. You can do it!! Hang in there. I just blogged about a Cardiologist who admits the medical community is wrong about what causes heart disease. Cut out the refined carbs and bad oils, your health will improve dramatically. Following you now, will cheer from here!

    • Awesome!!!!! Thanks- I’m basically only eating meat (beef or chicken- no breading, etc) and veg, fruit and some nuts now. I can’t wait to see how I continue to feel 😊

      • I must admit that when I cut out carbs, I was a dangerous person to be around. I was Grouchy. I mean seriously. I avoided my office because I was afraid I’d punch somebody! πŸ™‚ But once I got through that first week, or three, I suddenly felt great. Now, with 33 pounds gone, I know that I can do this. I’m not killing myself, my inflammation in my body is way down, as is blood pressure. Seriously, people are noticing big time, and I’m really feeling the effects of good eating habits. Not going back to the old ways. I’m just not!

      • That’s awesome! So happy for you! I am a bit of a carb-whore, but I must say I haven’t even been missing them this week! I just feel so much better. I also noticed I’m craving things less I think. I’m sure you’ll never get rid of cravings completely, but I feel like this has helped. I actually want to eat my veg and fruit now and I do not want junk anymore. Congrats on the excellent weight loss! I’m following u now, too, so we can root for each other! Excited to see where we go from here!

      • If you get a chance to read that article I posted, he makes a good point about the damage carbs can do. He mentions that your veins end up looking like you’ve run a steel brush through them… With that visual, I’ll skip the extra carbs for the most part. I don’t think you should cut them all together, but complex carbs are better? Yay! New blog bud!

      • Yay!!! Ok- will try to ck it out in just a bit!!!! And what a visual. Not cutting out all carbs, but veg have carbs and my trainer was explaining ur body reacts differently to carbs like that versus refined carbs. So that’s what I’m sticking with.

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