Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday #3

This morning I weighted in at 191.
That's four pounds down from last week.
I worked really hard this week
I worked out every single day
{Some days TWICE a day}
I swear I've done enough squats and lunges I thought my legs would fall off
The constant fatigue in my body is something I'm starting to enjoy
It's a proud feeling...
I ate rite & stayed with in my calories every day.
I fell great, I have tons of energy.
It's awesome to finally feel good.
Really good.
I've worked for it.

Something I've started to focus on instead of looking at the big picture is the fact that every day I get fitter. Everytime I work out I get fitter. Everytime I make a choice to eat the right foods I.get.fitter.

It's so important to focus on the small victories, daily, hourly, hell minute by minute it's tough to loose weight, it's tough to make the right decisions with food, and find the motivation to exercise...but if you do everything right well mostly right you will succeed! You will always get out of your body what you put into it.

Eat junk and you will become junk, eat healthy and you will become healthy

I've made a decision this week...Kind of a big one. One of my girlfriends was over the other day, she's been eating vegan for a month and has lost twelve pounds! Her mid-section is insanely smaller, she says her energy is up, she sleeps better, her period is shorter, and her cramps...what cramps!?!

Dairy is bad news everywhere you look. Almost half of the calories in whole milk come from fat, and nearly all of its carbohydrates come from sugar. When it comes to your
weight, dairy has twice the calories of carbohydrates. Making the dairy you consume twice as likely to cause weight gain than if you were consuming the same amount of carbohydrates. Extra calories the body cannot use are stored on the body as fat, regardless of their source. But when those extra calories are coming from a high-fat food, you are doing your body a double disservice. Overall dairy is bad for weight loss...

Here are a few pictures I found of women who went vegan {no dairy-no meat}...after just a few short weeks, their bodies are completely transformed! Their results really just make me want to give it a month or two...try it out see how it goes.

can you believe this one...FOUR months.

Now I'm not going to go all crazy, throw away all my leather shoes never gonna happen, I'm not going to protest naked in Central Park, I am not going to stop shaving my armpits, dread my hair and start using vegan beauty products...for me "vegan" is not a political stance...which is why I'm not identifying with it. I'm not calling myself a "vegan" though essentially I will be.

I am simply cutting out most dairy and meat products, particularly red meat, for the next 6 weeks. I'm still going to be drinking my whey protein, even though it is a milk based product, I'm still going to eat eggs, and I'm still going to eat chicken {I barely eat it as it is, but sometimes I like it on my salads}. I'm going to also be changing Addy girl's diet. We are going to basically still eat all the soy versions of milk based products...butter, yogurt, almond milk, cheese, sour cream. You would be so surprised how little you actually have to give up to make this change. I don't know yet if this will be a permanent thing for us LaPoint girls. I have a feeling we will end this little trial feeling much better



  1. Vegan is a huge deal - and SO hard. I was a vegetarian for a long time and even then I couldn't imagine cutting out the rest. Best of luck! Congrats on the big loss this week as well - get it, girl !

  2. I'm dying at the Phaedra and Lilly gifs lol.

  3. Awesome loss this week! I wish I could give up meat and dairy, I just can't. Well I could, but I'd be a miserable mama! I've cut back though. Good luck with it!

  4. Hello! I am a new follower and weigh in on Fridays. I linked up my weigh in from Friday, hope that is okay!

    1. of course that's fine! thanks for linking up with us today!

  5. Hmmm that is very very interesting. I am curious to see hwo it works for you! Take pictures!!!

  6. Those pictures are interesting. The point you made about having a smaller midsection appeals to me, but I don't know how I'd live without my Greek yogurt! :)

    Have you ever watched "Forks Over Knives"? It's available on Netflix. You might find it interesting!

  7. great job!!! keep up the good work!

  8. Awesome loss this week. You are doing great!

  9. We have been doing a no red meat diet for the last month and a half and I have so much more energy! We have also reduced our intake of milk down to 8oz or less a day and only buy grass fed cow milk and free range eggs. Be really careful with the soy though, it can have adverse reactions although minor but there hasn't been much research for long term. Keep going girl!!!

  10. Awesome loss this week!! Good luck on your new adventure!!

  11. cutting out dairy is a good thing. I'm a few days into the Whole 30 eating plan & it's been interesting. good luck with your new plan!

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

    {PS - I'm giving away a fitness journal. Would love to have you win!}

  12. Great job on your loss this week!!! Going vegan is hard - I don't know that I could completely give up cheese! Can't wait to hear how the first week goes :)

  13. I applaud you on your cutting back on meat and dairy.. but be careful about throwing around the word vegan.... you are far from it if you "sometimes like chicken on your salads" lol. My sis is vegan and she would have an aneurysm reading that. I on the other hand, am not a vegan. I eat chicken quite sparingly.. I eat eggs.. thus I don't use that word ever at all in any capacity to in any way shape or form describe my diet or lifestyle. "Vegan" has no place in this article. Nonetheless, good luck with your journey :D

  14. I don't eat meat but was eating dairy. Cut it out and 11 days later I've lost six pounds.