Challenge Update: Low Carb Journey

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So last Monday, I talked about the challenge of “taking care of me“, and I said I was going to be writing an update every Monday….  so grab a cup of coffee, here we go…

Overall last week was a pretty amazing week for me even though there are a few rough patches that I am working through.

Right now, I am grinning like a Cheshire cat (in fact my cheeks hurt from smiling so much the last couple of days)…. doing the happy dance…..  jumping up and down and celebrating small victories!!!

I joined the 90 Day Low Carb Challenge, and am adopting a LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) way of eating.

I am absolutely thrilled with the results of the first week.  I have lost 10.5 pounds and am feeling a lot more alert, energetic and focused!!!!!

I’m finding it pretty easy so far.  The entire key to this WOE (way of eating) is to make sure your net carbs (carbs-fiber) stays under 20 each day.  Instead of fueling my system with carbs that turn into sugar and basically do really nasty things to my blood sugar levels,  I am fueling my system from healthy fats.

It’s kind of been a fun week because I’ve actually got my mother doing it along with me, and last night my aunt said she was interested in jumping on board as well.   It makes it easier to have an accountability partner.  I tell you what, I can hardly wait to wake up in the morning and jump on the scale.

I can already feel it… in just one week.  My tummy isn’t protruding quite so far, I don’t have that 2 PM fall asleep at the keyboard kind of sugar crash, the huge amount of inflammation in my body is starting to lessen and it doesn’t hurt quite as much, AND when I’m hungry, I eat!

So excited!!!

And to make sure that I am keeping it healthy, I have actually been trying “new to me” foods in the process.  Yesterday, I had my first ever avocado!!  It wasn’t bad.  Not super fond of the texture, but the people in the low carb group gave me some great suggestions and ideas  to try for next time.

avocadoI also had asparagus, and spinach this week.  All of these wonderfully healthy foods have never graced my dinner table before.  And they weren’t awful…. In fact, over all I really enjoyed them!!!

The awesomeness is spilling over into other areas of my life as well.

I don’t feel so bitchy all the time!  I’m sure people around me are enjoying that part LOL

In other News…. 😉

What else has been going on in my world….

July was the worst month I’ve ever had with regards to my eCommerce side of my business.  Sales were down more than half, and that sucked bad.

I have been really staying focused to list more items as well as get rid of items that I had listed that have not been selling.  The work is paying off as I am noticing my sales are starting to increase daily to where they were last month.  I’m still not out of it completely… but I will be soon.  So YAY!!

This is the time that I need to spend energy and effort building and preparing for a rocking 4th quarter.

My brother, sister-in-law and nephew were here for a visit and family BBQ.  Love spending time with family.  My brothers family is super busy, and so we don’t really get a visit in more than once or twice a year, so I cherish that time.

Richard-visit

BTW – this could be a starting pic for me on this low carb eating (and I currently HATE getting pictures taken)

We also had issues with wasps around the house last week.  No fun, but I think they’ve been taken care of for the most part.

I kind of feel like I’ve abandoned my series on procrastination, but I have been having so much fun posting about other stuff the last few days.   We will dive into the last bit in the series this week.

Okay guys…. my coffee is empty and I have a sh*t ton of stuff I want to get accomplished today.

Would love to hear what has been going on in your world?!

Talk Soon,

Heather

 

 

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