Clean eating update: Down 34 lbs!
I’ve been a real slack about my clean eating diary on the blog. For daily updates, be sure you’re following me on Instagram.
So, last week I reached a pretty big milestone when I hit 30 lbs. lost. That’s really a huge number for me and it’s definitely the most weight I’ve ever lost at one time. I’m really proud of myself for getting to this point and by doing it in a way that is healthy and sustainable.
As I write this post I’ve actually lost a total of 34 lbs.! Since quite a few people have asked me how I’m losing the weight, I made a little video last week.
I’ve had a few rough patches in the past month. The first was our vacation in july when I wasn’t eating the cleanest food. This week has also been tough for me due to some stress and chaos in my life. I’m working through it and determined not to let myself slip too far out of a positive mindset. The fact is, we all have busy/tough times and just pressing through that without giving up is what’s important.
Oh and on a weird note I’ve really been fighting against myself to drink water. I attribute much of my weight loss to hydration so it’s a real bummer that I suddenly just don’t want any water. I am drinking it, but not as much. Working on increasing my water intake every day.
I’ll also admit that I’m starting to get a little bored with my food. I’m on a mission to find new clean recipes this week.
A few things I continue to eat and love are scrambled eggs with avocado and salsa (natural salsa with no added sugar).
Salads! My favorite ingredient to add to my salads are chunks of sweet potatoes. Sometimes I chunk up a potato and roast it with olive oil and sometimes I just bake one in the microwave, let it cool a bit then cut it into chunks for my salad. Either way, tastes surprisingly good on a salad!
Tuna salad! Loving Wild Planet brand wild skipjack tuna. This is a Greek tuna salad. Mix the tuna with a little Greek yogurt, add chopped cucumber, fresh tomatoes and feta cheese on a bed of lettuce.
Maybe some of you can help me mix up my diet a little. Do you have any favorite clean eating recipes? Share them below!