This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

15 pounds....GONE!!!!!

I dropped 15 pounds, just like this big old 15 pound sack of potatoes!
I am beyond thrilled! After picking up this 15 pound bag of potatoes, it sure makes me realize how heavy 15 pounds is and how hard it must of been on my body to pack it around all the time!
I did not go on a diet, but I did change the way I eat. I started watching my carbohydrate intake and I cut out sugar and flour. I try to eat only 20 grams of carbs a day, but I don't count fruits and vegetables. It's so easy, affordable, delicious and not boring. I started this way of eating back in January. It has been a slow progress, but slow and steady win the race!
It took me a couple of days to detox from sugar, but I am totally off of it now and I realize how bad it was for my body. Cutting it out not only has helped with my weight loss, but also with my tummy issues, body aches and inflammation.
I am so happy! I started at 133.0 and now am at 118.0. I would still like to lose about 5 more pounds and I believe I will do it! I never count calories, I eat until I am full, I eat a wonderful variety of delicious foods and best of all I don't crave sugary carbage-garbage any more!
Here are a few sample meals. Typical breakfast at home, scrambled eggs with cheese, sliced peaches with stevia and coffee. Sometimes I add mushrooms and onions to my eggs and sometimes I also have bacon.
I'm not normally hungry until 9:00, so on the days I work I typically eat breakfast at my desk with foods like this, packaged ham, string cheese, nuts and an apple with coffee of course!
I eat all kinds of stuff for lunch, here's a sample of artichoke/Parmesan dip with a small amount of corn chips, almonds, blue cheese, sharp cheddar cheese and fresh fruit with real cream on top!
Sometimes I'll make a big yummy salad with cheese, nuts and bacon and full fat dressing.
A typical brown bag lunch on work days, pickle roll-ups, carrots, almonds and an apple.
Sometimes I bring leftovers to work for my lunch and on this day I had barbecued salmon with roasted fresh veggies. Yum!
With this way of eating, you get to eat lots of meat!
A typical dinner is barbecue steak and fresh veggies. On this night I had corn on the cob!
This night we had baked halibut that I breaded with almond flour and drizzled garlic butter on top! We also had fresh artichoke and broccoli from our garden. It was delicious.
It's very easy to eat out too. I usually order a steak and instead of rice or  pasta, I ask for a double order of vegetables. I drink one glass of wine with my dinner.
A good choice for dessert is fresh fruit.
But my favorite dessert is Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt. They have many flavors, but my favorite is blueberry. Sometimes I'll eat two!
I started eating low carb in January and lost about 5 pounds, but in March I went to a naturopath who tested me and I found out I was completely depleted of Progesterone.
I am now taking 100mg a day and I know this helped me push through to continue to lose the additional 10 pounds. It has helped me tremendously with my depression, sleep issues and my sense of well-being. This in combination with my low-carb eating has helped me lose those horrible 15 pounds and hopefully 5 more!
While I am pretty active with walking around the hospital at work, working around our farm at home and watching my grandson, I need to start exercising again. I have slipped out of the habit of walking 3 times a week and want to get back into that.
I am so happy that I have lost the weight without a crazy exercise routine or a crazy diet. I eat wonderful delicious, healthy food and I feel better than I have in a long time. I feel like me again!

"Or do you not know your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's." I Corinthians 6:19-20

5 comments:

Susan Russ said...

Wow,Sharon,amazing transformation! You have given me some tips that I will try. Thank you for sharing your journey.

Julie K said...

So happy for you! This plan sounds so do-able, I'm going to start tomorrow. I eat way too many carbs/starches. This sounds like something I could do day to day. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

You are an inspiration Sharon!You look amazing!
Mary

gin said...

Wonderful! That gives me inspiration to keep walking/exercising and healthy eating.

Shan said...

Sharon,

I can't tell you how happy I am that I found your blog...once again! When you stopped blogging (I do understand, trust me), I somehow lost your "address". But something told me to try and find you today....and there you were...a tonic for my soul!

You look great and I am happy to be able to visit with you once again!

Kindredly,
Shan

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