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So far, I’ve managed to lose 57 pounds (shh, don’t read further and you won’t find out my fail). It has taken the last six months or so to come off.

To lose the weight I’ve eliminated processed foods, sugar, and flour from my diet. Once the weight started coming off and I felt better, I started running (walking).

Yes, it is basically a low carb lifestyle, but it works for me. I started it to lose weight in hopes that it would help with my heart palpitations. The weight loss didn’t help, but the elimination of sugar and flour did. So, whatever the case I’m happy. I’ve found something to help with my situation in a healthy manner, no drugs required (most days). I do take my normal supplements like multivitamins, Microbiome Plus+ GI Probiotic, an all natural cleanse, vitamin C, and my essential oils.

A typical day for me consists of between 20 and 50 net carbs. Net carbs are the carbohydrates in a food minus their fiber. So, if celery has 2 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber it has only 1 gram of net carb. Easy to figure out.

Breakfast might be two scrambled eggs with spinach and cheese.
Lunch might consist of a large salad with grilled chicken.
Dinner may be a hamburger patty with mushrooms and onions.
Snacks are available as fresh veggies, cheese, meat, or sunflower seeds.

I’m not admitting anything, but on occasion, lunch might be something as simple as a hot dog and a carrot. I do get pretty lazy when it comes to lunch around here. It’s always better to have a nice supply of leftovers so I’m not constantly doing things like that.

Running has been something that has been both a joy and an OMGSH do I really have to do this today thing. I try to make myself do it for at least 15 minutes on those days I don’t want to do it at all. After about 15 minutes, my brain is like alrighty then we can do the whole hour. That adrenaline kicks in and I can keep going.

Lately though for the last few days, okay two weeks, okay, well maybe a month, omgsh sigh, I’ve had serious motivation issues. The food hasn’t been well planned and the running well umm more days off than on.

This week, I’m back on track. I forced myself to get on the scale and almost cried. Five pounds, okay, maybe 10, came sneaking back on. Seriously, wanted to go with the heart palpitations and eat some chocolate and drink wine at 8 a.m.. Even though I don’t WANT to do anything at all, I want to curl up in a ball and watch mindless Facebook status updates and chitter chat with friends, I’m up and forcing motivation. I have my running clothes on first thing in the morning. As soon as school is done, I jump on the treadmill for an hour.

I’m going to faithfully get on my MIRA Bluetooth Bathroom Scale each morning even when I want to smash it to bits. The scale is Bluetooth Smart Ready and sends the information direct to my tablet. I can keep track of exactly how I am doing and keep an accurate (no lying to myself) record of my weight. It was super easy to program and I suppose not lying is a good thing and keeping myself accountable is too.

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So, here’s to a new week. Plenty of good food, water, and exercise.

I received one or more item in this review in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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