Thursday, June 16, 2011

My journey to becoming a LeanGreenMama!

Someday I'm going to be a LeanGreenMama.  Someday.  For now, though?  This:

Pretty, huh?  Or not!  These snaps were actually taken a few weeks ago.  Some of you have seen them before.  We're using these as the "before" pictures.  

Before I found LeanGreenMama.

Before I got serious about my eating.

Before I started on a new life adventure, a journey to create a healthy lifestyle.


And now?  Now, it's week 2.  I weighed in at 186.0 yesterday morning.  Hey, that's about 5 pounds in the last 3 weeks, folks!  Five pounds since I found Jennifer and LeanGreenMama.  That's 1.6 pounds down from last week when I officially started the program.  That's progress!

I'm loving the program.  Jennifer is dedicated to helping her clients change their lives.  She's not there to teach you a great diet secret.  She's not there to give you a quick fix.  She's there to change your life!  And so, each week of the Six Week Bootcamp challenge, she proposes a new challenge.  Last week?  Eat ONE healthy meal each day.  ONE!  I don't know about you, but I though one healthy meal a day was easy!  This week?  This week she's challenged us to eat TWO healthy meals a day.  Just two meals.  And get moving.  Just a little.  A little more than normal.  A little harder than normal.  Push just a little.

Today I had a smoothie for breakfast.  Strawberries, blackberries, pineapple, mango, banana, spinach and (eek!) just a little bit of broccoli.  The broccoli somehow didn't make it into my lunch bag, so I just threw it into the blender.  I didn't taste it, but my body appreciated it.  For lunch, I had a couple handfuls of grapes, about 10 baby carrots, and a bunch of broccoli.  Yay!  Two healthy meals!  And then, dinner time.  Salmon patties.  Usually we make homemade macaroni and cheese.  Tonight I grilled potatoes, onions, green peppers, and green beans!  See how I healthified my dinner?!?  Go me!

Thank you, Jennifer, for allowing me to participate in your 6 Week Weight Loss Bootcamp!  What an amazing program.  Thank you, thank you, for your weekly videos and downloads!  I've printed everything and created a binder.  I'm working on reading through.  I'm working on watching the videos.  I'm trying my hardest to make changes.  I've tried to diet so many times before, but your lifestyle changing program seems to be a perfect fit for my (imperfect) self!

I'm looking forward to sharing with all of you readers my progress over the next 5 weeks (and beyond)!  I can't wait to see where this journey takes me!


Karen said...

GO, Elizabeth! Maybe you can be a motivator for others of us that need to improve the way we live!

Elizabeth said...

I've learned a LOT of things already! Definitely making a difference in my grocery shopping already. Yesterday, for the first time ever, I bought an avacado! AND I used it to make a yummy guacamole, which I put on my meat and dairy free tacos (while my family had the beefy/cheesy variety).

Melissa said...

congrats! that's awesome!

Meagan said...

What a GREAT post!! I'm also doing the bootcamp, but haven't posted about my experience so far yet... But I'm putting together a few posts for next week.

I'm even debating, if I'm brave enough to show it, a bikini pic "Before" post, to REALLY motivate me to get my butt going, and have a WAAAY better "after" pic!!!

Stay tuned... :) I'm at if you want to check it out later.

And good luck with your goals!! I'd never had too much trouble with my weight until I got pregnant last year. I gained over 60 pounds, and never realized it could be this difficult to lose them. But I agree, Jennifers program rocks!!

Elizabeth said...

Meagan, I can't wait to see what you decide to do for your post!! I felt brave to just do a full body way I'd do it in a bikini! (Plus, the only one I own is from my honeymoom, 8 years ago...when I knew the only person that'd I ever see again was my hubby!)

Colleen said...

I am really enjoying the bootcamp too! I post typically on Monday...but had to check out today as this is my weigh in day and was shocked to see 6 pounds gone in two weeks (over 5 of them just this week)!!

Congrats to you and your loss! I look forward to seeing your posts some more!

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