So I am super excited to share the results of ‘Project Me’ with all of you! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about you can check it out here: Project Me.) To recap I had to make some serious health decisions back around the first week of December after a colonoscopy revealed abnormal growths. I made the decision immediately that I was making changes in the types of foods I put in my body.
I began using a Nutribullet processor, eating a lot more raw veggies and fruits, eliminated all sugary sodas, drinks, fried foods, fast food, processed foods, etc.
Thus far I am down nearly 2 inches in my waist and almost 8 pounds. I now weight 180.8 pounds down from 188.
Honestly it hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be to make these changes. I think the health-scare motivation was exactly what I needed. I tried exercising a little, but the MS issues put that on hold although I’m thinking about new things I might be able to do once I hit 175 lbs. The National Arthritis Foundation states that 1 pound of extra fat exerts 4 pounds of extra pressure on the knees so I have effectively relieved 32 pounds of pressure off of my legs and knees. Another 5 pounds might relieve enough pressure to allow me to walk more and maybe begin doing some light exercise to get my body to sweat.
The goal I set in November is to get to 10% body fat and to be in the best physical shape of my life. Once I get to 175 lbs I plan to stop focusing on weight and begin focusing on health and physique.
I have decided that I am tired of allowing myself to make excuses for my poor decisions. I decided I am no longer going to spend time justifying my poor decisions. I decided I will no longer accept a weaker version of myself.
Thus far I am happy with my results and all of the veggies and fruits has infused me with energy I haven’t had in years!
2019 will be the year for Project Me!