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Hey bloggers! I have decided I will not be working on weekends, unless something really important comes up. Everyone needs time to relax and collect their thoughts, yes? But let’s just talk about my weekend for a minute.

I am super soar from working out. I have been doing some free weight workouts in my home, along with squats and lunges. My thighs are soooo tight! Ouchies 😦 Also, my sister has been working out with me, showing me things she does with her personal trainer–that helped a lot!

My eating has been on point. I have been prepping all my meals and eating them on time. Sometimes I cannot even finish because I feel like its always “time to eat.” This is where I am struggling. Because of my lapland, Once I eat I am full for hours, so it can be difficult trying to force down another 6oz piece of meat with veggies and rice. However, this is where I listen to my body and stop when I cannot eat anymore. That is why the first two weeks are crucial, so I can note anything that does/does not work for my lifestyle and I can alter it depending on my needs.

The good news is that I am 4lbs down since Friday when I started using SSP Nutrition products and eating clean. Also, I’ve been to the grocery store 2 times! If you are going to eat clean and prep food you must be committed– that means going food shopping almost every other day!

I have been trying to mix up the foods I am prepping because I have tendencies to get bored of the same ol’ same ol’. Some of the meals I am prepping are baked salmon with garlic and cilantro and lime, shrimp, grilled steak with black pepper and cayenne, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, brown rice, quinoa pasta, and mushrooms. Not going to lie–cutting things like salt, butter, oil and cheese out of my diet have been pretty uneventful. I do not miss these things physically, but I do mentally.

Here is a typical breakfast: its what I look forward! It’s the meal with the most flavor and the one that is the most mentally satisfying. 1/2 cup of plain oatmeal with a handful of blueberries, 3 egg whites with 1 full egg and two slices of turkey bacon.

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Breakfast usually keeps me full for a while, and once I take my SSP fat burner “Thermo-9” I am GOOD for hours, which is why I struggle through my second meal everyday. I still cannot believe the progress I am having! I feel like my goal weight is a few days away 🙂

2 Weeks.

So today is the day that I am going to devote myself to two weeks of clean eating and SSP Nutrition supplements. These two weeks are a “trial period” to see how I do. Without a doubt, I know I will see results, however, I like to take things slow and this sort of commitment scares me, so I will be doing two weeks at a time.

Let me rewind for you. Almost three years ago I received the Lap Band bariatric surgery, resulting in a 70lbs weight loss. Awesome, right? I know. I went from a size 20 in jeans (even had a pair of 22s at one point) to a nice fitting 14. I have not been a size 14 since I was in like… I don’t know, elementary school?

Within these past few years I still have been unable to reach my goal weight of 199lbs. I just want to be under 200. I am currently 219–20lbs away from that initial goal. Twenty pounds does not seem like a lot, but it can be when you are not eating right or working out. So in order to help kick these stubborn pounds, I am turning a new leaf.

Why have I not eaten right or worked out before you say? Well, it is a mind game, and for the 30 years of my life I have had the same eating habits. I have tried dieting like everyone else and it’s all about commitment and will power–both of which I do not have.

But this time I have REAL help, from REAL people, like you and I, but have devoted themselves to this lifestyle.  I will be posting before and after pictures, tracking my eating and journey.

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With the SSP Nutritional System I have purchased Lean Muscle Meal, which is a natural protein powder that contains Whey and Casein proteins. Also, I bought Thermo-9 supplements that will give me energy, endurance and boost my metabolism to burn fat. Both of these products contain vitamins and minerals and are easily digestible.

This is me this morning meal prepping for… um, one day.  I also took my before pictures (not happy in the least bit–yikes!) and my messurements (another yikes!) But, I am not going to swell, I mean, DWELL– on these negative thoughts. It’s just the beginning of what I hope to be a long, healthy road ahead.

 

 

 

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