Recently, I have been going through photos of the past year, updating photo albums and weeding through all of the photos stored on the hard drive of my computer…and I found this photo of me on the left here….it was taken in September 2011, about 2 months after I had given birth to Samuel and just 1 year prior to that I had given birth to my daughter Charity (almost to the very day…Charity was born 6/27/2010 and Samuel on 7/3/2011)…so this flesh suit that you see here is SO. NOT. ME….it’s the accumulation of 2 PREGNANCIES worth of extra FAT.
I’m not exactly for sure how much I weighed here, as I didn’t weigh myself…but I know that it’s the heaviest that I have ever been in all my life. If I had to guesstimate I would say that I was somewhere around 220 pounds?? And I am 5’4″ so 220 lb. is A LOT!
So, I got out the camera and snapped some new pictures yesterday of how I look right now…to compare and give you an update on my weight-loss since I haven’t done anything on it in a while 🙂
In these photos I weigh 190 pounds and I’m wearing a pair of size 14 Levi’s jeans….and I don’t think I look none too bad after having had 5 KIDS! Although I’ve still a looooong ways to go! At the beginning of this year when I started getting serious about losing weight I weighed 211 pounds and I’ve lost 21 pounds since then and I want to lose about 30 more to reach the size I was on my Wedding Day…163 pounds and a size 10.
I currently still eat very little sugar or carbs, a lot less than the average person, usually around 75-100 a day…the average american is said to consume 400 carbs a day and most of that in the form of high fructose corn syrup! I stopped drinking soda, it’s been well over a year since the last time I had a soda 🙂
I find that key for me is to start out my day right. My breakfast is the same every single day…
-2 eggs from our hens fried in butter
-slice of sprouted wheat toast with butter or homemade goat cheese
-4 oz. glass of orange juice to down my supplements
And then for the rest of the day I mostly try and stick with things that are homegrown/foraged from the homestead. I eat 1 BIG Salad everyday, either for lunch or with dinner, using homegrown veggies…we’re getting at least 15 eggs a day right now so sometimes I have even more eggs…deviled eggs or pickled eggs with some fresh or lacto-fermented radishes from the garden and a beer (that’s my fav “happy hour” snack…around 5-6pm whilst Nathan and I putter about the garden…the unseasonably GORGEOUS weather continues! 😀 ). I’d say that about 50% of my diet right now is homegrown and/or foraged from the wilds that surround us….and today I have plans for a nice young rooster, I’m going to invite him to dinner….muhahahahahahahaha! 😈