Monday, September 29, 2014

24 Day Challenge Check In

It's over already?!?!?

I am over the moon pumped to report to you my stats now that I have (SUCCESSFULLY) completed the AdvoCare 24 day challenge!

Here are my final results...

I lost a total of 15 pounds and the following inches...
4" from chest
3" from waist
3" from hips
2" from upper thigh
1.5" upper arm

I was so happy when I did my final check in! Yea!!! I am back on track!
I truly loved the challenge and I was able to abstain from alcohol, sugar, dairy and coffee the whole 24 days however, now that it is over, I am drinking coffee again. I love my coffee! I am staying away from the other things and sugar as much as possible as I know it is not that great for me! 

The biggest change that I experienced from the challenge was learning AGAIN that my portions were at least 3 x the size I should be eating. Now I measure and weigh everything! 

Also, food prep was a great help. I realized if I have healthy food prepped then I will not normally eat crap. So I will continue with the prepping also.

Thanks to AdvoCare for this much need jump start! I will keep you posted on the losses!! HA

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thinking Out Loud Thursday

Happy Thursday yinz! I am joining Amanda at Running With Spoons for her Thinking Out Loud Thursday!

Thank goodness there is only one day left in this week!

I am wishing this day away to get to Friday ASAP! 

This is the final day of my Advocare 24 Day challenge! It looks like it went fantastic!!! I do not weigh in and check measurements until tomorrow but it looks like it is going to be more than 15 pounds lost in 24 days!!! YEA YEA YEA!!!!  It has been awesome and I feel great!!! I have cut out sugar and coffee (with only 1 blow pop and 3 cups of black coffee) for the past 24 days and I am ready to get my coffee back!

Maybe not so mush wanting to add sugar back to my diet but definitely the coffee!!!!

I have such a fun weekend planned and cannot wait to get it started! My family will be going zip-lining on Saturday!!! This has now become a tradition and we love it!  My parents get us all tickets for Christmas and we all go on the same excursion! Sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and my parents watch all the little kids that day. Actually, last year, they took the kids to the kids zip-line for the day  while the adults did the adult version.  SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Then on Sunday, they are all coming to Pittsburgh with me to run the Great Race - YIPPEE!!! It is so fun to run on the streets of Pittsburgh...over bridges and highways that you usually just drive on! I LOVE THE GREAT RACE!

Cant wait to link up and find out what interesting things you are thinking about!!!

Happy Thursday yinz!