So I am on day 3 of the Advocare 24 day challenge. I wish I would have started blogging on day 1, but here goes anyway...
There is not much I am passionate about other than complaining to my husband that there is not much I am passionate about. I have struggled with my weight since before I can remember. By struggled, I mean I was always overweight, but never really worried about it. My senior year of high school I lost a good bit of weight doing weight watchers. I can't remember why I did it or what motivated me, but it happened. After losing a good bit of weight and being at the smallest I can ever remember being, I was still overweight. After graduation life kind of happened. I went off to LSU and my second year I moved out with my two best friends. I gained weight. A LOT of weight. I don't even remember being particularly conscious of it or worried about. I drank A LOT as well. I'm sure this had something to do with the weight gain. Anywho, after graduating and weighing my MOST, I finally decided to start up on weight watchers again. I can't tell you what motivated me. I have no idea. Oddly enough being heavy never bugged me that much. I was still active and happy. I lost 46lbs on weight watchers in about a year. Slow and steady. Towards the end of this process (a little over 3 years ago) I met my husband....at a bar...while drinking (romantic I know!!). I kind of put a hold on the weight loss for a little while. That little while became three years. I kept the weight off until after we got engaged and moved in together officially (about a year ago). Since then I have gained almost exactly 10lbs.
I have tried weight watchers again about a billion times and somehow only make it a few days without totally blowing it. Sometimes you just have to try something different. Don't get me wrong, I owe a lot to WW. They have a good plan that is usually easy to stick to. But I also feel that at my age I should be taking in healthier choices. These choices aren't as easy on WW. I'm not going to have 20 almonds when i can have a sugary delicious snack cake for the same amount of points. NOT. GONNA. HAPPEN. I don't just want to be skinny. I want to look good too. Enter Advocare.
Now, I was/am skeptical. Trust me. I'm not one to try these kinds of things. The challenge isn't cheap, but I figure if I spend the money I will feel more accountable. It's no different than going to WW meetings for 4 months and not losing any weight right?!?! I started the program Monday morning. I'll spare you all of the details for now and go into it later, but I have to say I am on day three, down 2 pounds, wedding rings are falling off, and I am feeling FABULOUS! Whether I lose weight or not there is definitely something to be said about that. I have about 30-35lbs that I would love to lose. 45 would be great, but let's be realistic here. Now I know I won't be losing 30lbs in 24 days, but I think that the way I've been eating the last few days is totally sustainable. I have been feeling fuller than ever. Don't get me wrong, I am missing sugar. I would murder a toddler for some jelly beans right now, but I'll get over it. I think once the 24 days is over it's a sustainable lifestyle as long as I can still have a carb loaded, cheese heavy, delicious dinner once a week.