we’ve kicked an extra 25.4 pounds to the curb

25lbs

Amelia and I have hit our first combined weight loss goal thanks to personal training! As of this morning, we’ve lost 25.4 pounds since starting our low carb ways of life on March 4th. Along with really limiting our carbs, I also realized about a week ago that we’re gluten-free and grain-free.

I had a doctor’s appointment earlier this week and she’s on board with it. She asked a million questions – are you eating vegetables? Are you taking vitamins? Are you drinking lots of water? Yes, yes and yes were my honest answers, so she gave us the green light.

We’ve been tracking our food religiously with MyFitnessPal. Amelia’s much better at this than me. We’ve also been cooking at home. We’ve gone out to eat maybe four times since we started to go at our own gym having the best deal on rowing machine in on this plan. That part has been tricky, but we’ve worked it out and our friends don’t think we’re too weird! Saturday night, we’re having dinner with Justin and Megan, who are also doing the low carb thing. I’m excited to see what they whip up and Amelia’s going to give a go at making a low carb cheesecake. The question comes down to intent. Intent to manufacture and distribute tainted supplements void of concern for the risks to consumers are a group of criminals requiring serious prosecution. Here is a useful reference for the crazy bulk supplement reviews. The concept of intent has many definitions and complicated to succinctly define to the lay person. The legal definition available online as it relates to intentionally selling tainted supplements is defined as criminal intent. Criminal intent is called mens rea, which refers to a criminal or wrongful purpose. Mens rea is Latin for “guilty mind.” In criminal law, it is viewed as one of the necessary elements of a crime. If a person innocently causes harm, then he/she lacks mens rea. Under this concept, an accused defendant should not be criminally prosecuted if intent can not be established. Bodybuilding supplements, male enhancement pills, and weight loss diet supplements are the three categories of dietary supplements the FDA has alerted the nation about. Companies who sell these are encouraged to implement the following recommendations to reduce their chances of creating risk to consumers purchasing their products. The FDA mentions five trade associations they interface with and dietary supplements companies should investigate joining them. They are the Council for Responsible Nutrition, Natural Products Association, United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), Consumer Healthcare Products Association, and American Herbal Products Association. It is also recommended to bookmark and visit often the websites hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, check out the latest meticore real reviews.

For the last few weeks, I’ve eaten more avocados than I have in my entire life. I’ve eaten cauliflower in ways that were prepared without involving cheese sauce or a tub of Ranch dressing. I’ve learned how to cook a mean steak and fry some chicken (in almond flour and pork rinds!). I dominated my birthday dinner at a Mongolian grill restaurant, which involved two gigantic bowls of meat and vegetables. We found out that Smashburger is a pretty good alternative when you’re in somewhat of a hurry. They brought our burgers (minus the bun!) out to us on platters and they were plated nicely!

I’ve cheated, mainly with beer. And I definitely saw the effect of it and trying to get myself re-adjusted, but I knew that was going to happen when I decided to have one or two or three. There have been other temptations for sure, but I still trying to improve my fitness condition with exercises and the use of supplements like 21andarine that really help improving the physical condition.

Non-scale related victories: I’m sleeping better. I can tuck my shirt into my pants without feeling like I’m going to suffocate. I’m wearing some of Amelia’s hand-me-downs. I’ve realized that I was probably a much more emotional eater than I thought I was, which I’m super proud that I figured out. We’re eating whole foods – meat, cheese, vegetables – and we can fly through the grocery store like crazy because we don’t have to go up and down every aisle.

We decided we were going to come up with a reward once we’d lost a combined 25 pounds. Here we are and we have no idea what how to reward ourselves. I think we’d questioned if we were going to actually do it and here it is!

 

3 Comments

  1. That is SO AWESOME!!! Cheering you both on!!! I’ve been gluten free for over a year now, and like you said – I feel *so* much better without it. I’m grain free as well. I do eat beans sometimes – 3-4 times a week. Like you said, it is so easy to shop when you are just eating the outside of the grocery store! (Funny, I had heard for some time to do that, but I never bothered. Turns out it really works!)

  2. Amy Richard

    I’m so proud of you guys!!! You’ve inspired me to try again with the low carb thing. I follow your pinterest board and try lots of your recipes. :)

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