Friday, May 14, 2010

It's official!

I have gone down a swimsuit size. :) :) I am now 34/8 in Speedo!!!!!

I started "Operation Lean Down" after the November Calgary camp. The first 8lbs I lost were easy -- I stopped eating $hit. No more chocolate almonds from Costco, no more nachos and cheese, no more crap.

Then, with some tips and advice from my coach, I started to eat way more protein, fruit, and veggies. I think the key for me has been in finding what fruit and veggies I enjoy and incorporating easy snacks and recipes into my diet.

I've gotten creative in finding ways to add protein to my diet too: hemp hearts, cottage cheese, black beans, chick peas, and chicken breasts are my best friends. :) Oh yeah, and LOTS of good fat too: avocados, walnuts and raisins, olive oil, almond butter

Poor Mike is even more frustrated with all the veggies that are in the fridge now. He opened the door and said, "LOOK! The whole bottom half of the fridge is GREEN! AAARRGGHH!!!" Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!

So...from a high of 140lbs, I am now sitting at 126lbs....

:) :) :)

11 comments:

Keith said...

Woohoo! Even though it's not like you were fat and huge before...

Poor Mike, I feel his pain. There is a very limited number of green veggies I actually like, and a slightly longer list of one's that I'll choke down.

runningman said...

Wow, good for you Julie!! You are gonna run like the wind, and climb like a rock star!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats

I was wondering lately how to get more protien without using meat or dairy, thanks for the tips.

Charlie Browne said...

Great news, but now you will have to put rocks in your pockets to ride in the Pass winds!

Jenna said...

Your bikini video was showing a cut little tri girl!!!

Kelly B. said...

Wow!! You teeny tiny thing!!

I am reading this book right now..."The primitive blueprint"...Mark Scisson...they guy who writes the daily apple...he writes alot about diet etc and how to eat. Your "new" diet is very much what he recommends. In parts he is not practical...at all!! Not with a family anyway. But a very interesting read.

Susi said...

high five sister!! so how much is mike down now that he's been bombarded with veggies? tee hee.

吳ElwoodR_憲妤 said...

天氣涼了~要注意身體喔@~@..............................

Sparfy said...

awesome on the change of diet. i ( last night ) read about diet myself. lol. veggies and fruit and free range chicken... sounds hideous.

gads i hate to give up brownies and cookies. *sigh* but i think i am going to over the next few weeks!

i think anyway...

Cath said...

Woo hoo! Now they say, it's something like 10 secs per km faster per 1kg - so you'll see the benefit on your run for sure - good on you girl!

xxxx

Amy said...

That's so exciting! Congrats!!!