On Sat April 9th, the hubs and I started the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse. You can do this as part of the 24 Day Challenge or you can do it solo. As you know in Jan we did do the full challenge. The recommendation is to cleanse every 90 days. Some people do the challenge every 90 days. We have been eating pretty much like you do on the 24 day challenge 90% of the time, so we just did the cleanse. I'm going out of town next week and we found 10 days where we didn't have any events.
The consists of 10 days of clean eating. You *eat*. You don't starve yourself. You eat three meals a day and 2-3 snacks. It's all clean, avoiding things like dairy, sugar, alcohol, condiments, bad carbs. . . we eat very little carbs. You can have whole grain breads, but we don't. I know for myself that I will have better success if I don't. But I do eat grain like quinoa every day. Since I run, I really need the carbs to keep that energy level up. I eat three snacks as I have that extra/optional one after dinner, before bed. That's my snacky time and I just can't give that one up. But snacks are clean: fruits and nuts. That kind of thing.
My start weight was 188.2.
My hubs start weight was 207.8
My final weight this morning was 182.6. That's a loss of 5.6 lbs. I'm happy with that. I wanted more, but I did the best I could and this is what my body gave me. I lost half inch off of: hips, waist and both thighs, for a total of 2 inches lost. I really want to see the 170's soon so I'm going to keep up with the clean eating and see if I can get there before I go to KY next week.
My hubs however ended up in ONDERLAND!! His final was 199.8. I don't think he's been in the 100's in his adult life. He was much larger before I met him and lost weight prior to meeting me in 2006. But I know that he has always been in the 200's the whole time we've been together. He's pretty excited! He also lost a total of 2 inches: 1 from both the chest and hips. He's kind of shrinking before my eyes. I think he's loving it. He was resistant to any kind of "cleanse" or limiting food groups/eating before. But he's loving the reaction he's getting from people and I know he feels better.
The thing I love the most about the cleanse and clean eating in general is that my weight is more stable. I don't have wild fluctuations of going up a few pounds in *one* day. Here's my daily weight since the start of the cleanse (from the bottom up!)
You will notice that my fat % went up. But gosh darn, those monitors are something else. Any change in hydration can affect it. It seems to take much more than 10 days to see results. So I'm not too worried about that. I've been stuck since Saturday morning at the exact *same* weight. That's becoming a bummer. And even more of a bummer is that it's my TOM starting today. So I suspect I will fly up 3 lbs in a day or two from that bloat. That's one thing clean eating can't control. The bloat from Aunt Flo! Ha!
I thought since I haven't posted in a while, that I'd share some images from this weekend.
First - my horse, Eli is lame. I don't know what he did and I don't know if it's related to his neck arthritis. But there's no riding right now and I don't know when I'll call the vet yet. I leave town next Wed so I may address it when I get back, unless it gets worse. This is a sad face selfie. I was excited to try a horse selfie with my new phone because the front camera is wide angle. It's much easier to fit a horse head in the photo!
On Saturday I took my nephew to his baseball practice. His Dad was working and his sister was sick, so his Mom couldn't take him. I love that boy! He's so funny and so well behaved.
He's a true farm boy and he loves working with his dad in the field (his dad does field work for someone when not working his *real* job @ John Deere). So on the way home from baseball practice we stopped to check on my husband in the field. Have I mentioned on here that my husband farms? Probably not, cause in reality farming sucks and it sucks all your money down the drain.
Sunday morning, before my husband went to the field, we went for a run. Whew - he's just too fast for me. I really have to up my speed to run with him. I know it's good for me, but as summer comes and the temperatures go up, it's getting harder. I hate hot weather running. But I sure am proud of myself when I'm done and see that speedy pace! :)
On Sunday, my nephew was at my Mom's house and she sent me this photo. She said he noticed the tractor a mile away and starting getting excited that it was my hubby. I thought this photo was about the sweetest thing I've seen in a while.
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