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  1. rebkos says:

    Had another doctor appointment today and weighed in at 213, so I’ve lost 6 lbs in a month and 9 lbs since I began eating differently almost a month and a half ago. Not quite as impressive as Jackie’s weight loss, but I’ll take it! Especially considering I haven’t started ANY sort of exercise routine yet. That is still on the to-do list. I do feel like I have more energy than I used to. Not in the sense that Im buzzing around like I would after caffeine, but in that Im not “crashing” anymore and having lethargic, lay-on-the-couch days. I am able to do whatever needs to be done, with a few sit-downs to feed the baby, for 16 hours and no nap. I need to get off my lazy butt and set some real goals to get back into a fitness routine. How about this: I’ll start Monday October 17th, while kiddo is at school. (That will give me time between now and then to ‘dig out’ the exercise bike, which will probably be a workout in itself, lol!)

  2. Becky says:

    I had a doctor appointment today weighed in at 219. I wanted to check my cholesterol and check it’s progress as well, but my doc thinks it’s too soon after having the baby to mean much, so I’ll wait a few months. I think we should track our waist, hip, upper arm and thigh measurements at their widest point each month as well. It can be very reassuring if our weight plateaus at any point, because our bodies will still be changing even if the numbers on the scale don’t move. I’ll try to get a picture soon. Great idea!

  3. Becky says:

    I don’t think I have any friends that would want to join in just yet. Was hoping our sisters would, atleast after they see what kind of success we get, but this lifestyle can be a hard sell to someone who’s not ready for a real change. This is actually very similar to giving up cigarettes, etc for me. Processed and fast foods and sugar especially can be just as addicting in my opinion. I have to constantly remind myself that this is the only way that’s going to give me the results that I want so I need to hang in there. I thought you’d said that this would be a 60 day experiment for you, not 10 months! That said, I think it’s great that you’ve set a goal like that, because I’m guessing that you’ll feel so great by then that you won’t want to revert to your old ways. As for me, I’m hoping to make this a permanent lifestyle change, so consider me onboard for the next 10 months at least.

  4. Jackie says:

    Beck, we are the same height, and our ideal weight is the same! I am shooting for 145, which is just 10 lbs more than my super skinny pre-wedding weight. I KNOW we can do this!! Are you with me for the whole 10 months?? Let’s post our pictures now, and then each month, so that we can have a visual record of our progress. I’m going to make a “picture gallery” and if you email me your picture, I will put it up!

    This blog has only been posted on my Facebook account, and my “friends” are mostly family, so…we will have a limited number of readers, and they all love us! However, if you want to open it up to all your friends too, I’m ok with that.

  5. Becky says:

    Well, I am getting a rather slow start with this vegan challenge. Until I restock the fridge with fresh ingredients we are doing a pantry/freezer vegan diet. 🙂 I think it’s empowering to know that I can handle feeding myself a healthy vegan diet even without a trip to a farmers market every few days, but variety is the spice of life, and fresh is best, so I’m going to have to keep working on that. As far as my starting point going into this (modesty is dead to me), I weighed 222 three days ago. I just had a baby 6 weeks ago and weighed 176 this time last year which was still to heavy for me at five foot nine. I’m hoping that by sticking with a whole foods plant based diet I’ll be able to finally find (for the first time in my life) and maintain my ideal body weight, which I’m guessing will be somewhere shy of 150 lbs. Stay tuned!

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