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A Hopeful Loser

I received a bunch of compliments from different people yesterday regarding my looks. Compliments are nice. I’m getting better at saying “Why, thank you” as I back away from the conversation.

Yesterday my favorite neighbor told me that I’m looking great and that he’s amazed at how quickly the changes have occurred. He said he’s never seen anything like it and asked if I’ve been working out a lot. I told him that all I do is walk and that it’s most likely my food that should take the credit for my success.

I’ve also started to compliment myself more. I’m my own cheerleader, after all. I push myself to do all that I can do but I also congratulate myself. I feel like a superhero sometimes. This is going to sound dumb, but I take great pleasure in jumping onto things and jogging for short lengths. I enjoy being a sweaty mess and seeing the number of steps on my fitbit climb up and up.

I don’t avoid the mirror anymore. I used to sneak past them because seeing myself would upset me. The amount of selfies I take has skyrocketed.

I’ve been wearing my spanx less and less. I am looking forward to the day when my body makes my spanx obsolete. Someday, someday.

[I forgot about this post in my drafts. It’s kinda outdated but, whateves.]  My husband and I cooked up a storm. I made sweet potato chips and garlic lime dip (after making paleo mayo from scratch) while he cooked up some ground bison with onion, garlic, red pepper and misc spices. Oh, and fresh guac.

[I forgot about this post in my drafts. It’s kinda outdated but, whateves.]

My husband and I cooked up a storm. I made sweet potato chips and garlic lime dip (after making paleo mayo from scratch) while he cooked up some ground bison with onion, garlic, red pepper and misc spices. Oh, and fresh guac.

thepaleojourney it totally will be the comfiest thing to lounge in as soon as it stops being 100 degrees outside. Texas winters take forever to arrive and they leave all too quickly. But soon, sooooon!

detoxjourney Nuh uh, we just cut the raw bacon into bits and sprinkle them over the sprouts after we’ve buttered them. We season them with salt and pepper and bake the whole thing at 450 for 15-20 minutes until they’re crisp. 😍

quietexperiencesofaloudmind oh, it was delicious!

lunaloses Yes! It’s super easy to make, just takes a few minutes to prep. I loosely follow this recipe.

My absolute favorite snacks!
Sweet potato fries, brussels sprouts & bacon w/ parmesan cheese.

My absolute favorite snacks!
Sweet potato fries, brussels sprouts & bacon w/ parmesan cheese.

ahopefulloser
beingfateatingfat:

ahopefulloser:

If I can do it, anyone can.

Don’t believe this lie.  Anyone can’t do it.  You did it because you are remarkable.

My heart jumped when I started reading this cause I thought I was getting my first “hate”, but then I finished reading..!
:)
I have to disagree because I am certainly not remarkable. I’m persistent, that’s all.

beingfateatingfat:

ahopefulloser:

If I can do it, anyone can.

Don’t believe this lie.  Anyone can’t do it.  You did it because you are remarkable.

My heart jumped when I started reading this cause I thought I was getting my first “hate”, but then I finished reading..!

:)

I have to disagree because I am certainly not remarkable. I’m persistent, that’s all.

Question for you! Did you do any type of medical exam/ physical prior to your weightloss? Just wondering how your primal diet has effected things like cholesterol, blood sugar, or any other things they use to determine "health".

I’m so happy you asked!! As a matter of fact, I had my blood drawn five months ago in April. I used www.wellnessfx.com which I highly recommend.

I had already dropped 124 lbs at that point, but my results indicated that there was still room for improvement, though I am 100% certain that if I had tested before my weight loss each category would have been in red. WellnessFX color codes the results to make them easier to understand.

Most of my markers were in green like my HDL “good cholesterol” was at 67 ((Total HDL ratio 2.8)) and my Triglycerides (38) while my CRP was in the “moderate” category at 2.07 (>3 is high risk) and my Apo B (the “bad” protein in LDL) was at 88 (>80 is high risk) but as I mentioned, that was 5 months ago. Hopefully those numbers will improve when I re-test in the near future.

My blood sugar was at 71 and my A1c level was 4.9 which is awesome.

I really wish I had tested before my weight loss while I was at my least healthy state. I wasn’t concerned with my health at that time, unfortunately.

Either way I think those numbers are pretty damn good considering that I follow a diet dominated by butter, eggs and bacon!

Thanks for asking, thepaleojourney !!!

Jeez, looking at photos of myself from a mere year ago and seeing how drastically I’ve changed in that small amount of time makes me want to preach the gospel of paleo/primal living… !

Whoa.

I wore my old black “Texas” shirt a few days ago despite it being too big on me because I’m running low on clothes that fit properly.

Anyway, this reminded me of some photos that were taken of me last year when I discovered that this same shirt finally fit me again (because I had previously outgrown it.) I remember being super proud of the fact that it fit again and I insisted that my husband take my picture to mark the occasion. The resulting image did not please me so I hid it safely away in my computer files only to be dug up again today.

So! Here we have past and present me. September 5th 2013 and September 4th 2014! Almost exactly one year apart.

I wore my old black “Texas” shirt a few days ago despite it being too big on me because I’m running low on clothes that fit properly.

Anyway, this reminded me of some photos that were taken of me last year when I discovered that this same shirt finally fit me again (because I had previously outgrown it.) I remember being super proud of the fact that it fit again and I insisted that my husband take my picture to mark the occasion. The resulting image did not please me so I hid it safely away in my computer files only to be dug up again today.

So! Here we have past and present me. September 5th 2013 and September 4th 2014! Almost exactly one year apart.

Lunch at Chipotle yesterday while we waited for our scheduled Craigslist meet up. We bought 2 tickets to paradise/ tomorrow’s Texas football game.

Lunch at Chipotle yesterday while we waited for our scheduled Craigslist meet up. We bought 2 tickets to paradise/ tomorrow’s Texas football game.

"You Fckn Did It"

Fact: Jason Mraz wrote this song about me.

myrinmin AHopefulLoser

thepaleojourney 

gettingbackme & helloyoubootifulthing Thank you for the encouragement!

Texas football is back!!!
2012 vs 2014

Texas football is back!!!
2012 vs 2014

Today is the 365th day in a row that I’ve logged my food on MFP. Here’s a look back at what I looked like when I began logging my food and a picture of me today on the 1 year anniversary! 

MFP

Tomorrow I will have logged my food on myfitnesspal.com for a streak of 365 days. To mark this occasion I have found a photo of myself taken last year in August which I will post tomorrow next to a photo of me today.

I’m blown away by how different I look and feel just 365 days apart and I almost can’t wait to show y’all!

While we’re on the topic, here are the reasons I log my food on myfitnesspal:

-because I have a pretty sweet streak going

-to show everyone that you can drink butter every day (and eat bacon and avocado and fats, more fat… Fat!) and lose a whole lot of weight

-no other reason

Wow - you are a true inspiration to everyone starting the journey to a healthy life (like myself) Thank you for sharing yourself and story with us all

Anonymous

Dude, thank you for the kind words. I appreciate it!
Good luck on your journey, though you don’t need it. You can and will do this thang!