Monday, June 18, 2012

Weightloss Monday + a 30 day challenge


Mondays. Usually people hate the word. I feel this way to at time, but not this Monday. This Monday, I am excited! I am excited because I finally decided to stop putting bad things into my body. This Saturday I started the {Whole9} Nutritional lifestyle. I say lifestyle because I hate the connotation that the word "Diet" comes with and I don't do diets. I do lifestyle changes. I was vegan for 5 years and vegetarian for 4 years before that. I definitely don't do short term diets that don't work. This Saturday {06/16/12} I started the 30 day challenge. I am doing this challenge with one of my favorite blogger friends {Party_of_four}. Both of us will be showing our results once a week over the next 4 weeks {It's our new Mini-series}.

This is the program.

"We eat real food – meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, healthy oils, nuts and seeds. We choose foods that were raised, fed and grown naturally, and foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.
This is not a “diet” – we eat as much as we need to maintain strength, energy, activity levels and a healthy body weight. We aim for well-balanced nutrition, so we eat animals and a significant amount of plants.
Eating like this has helped us to look, feel, live and perform our best, and reduces our risk for a variety of lifestyle-related diseases and conditions." {Whole9 Website}

In the past 2 days I have felt fantastic, physically. It has definitely been hard not eating grains and flours and sugar since sadly it was part of every meal... I have been forcibly strong as my body detoxes off all the bad food I have been consuming. I am not to going to lie and say it's been easy. It has been hard but I just keep thinking that I don't want that bread or cookie in my body, my body deserves better. 

If you want to read more about this lifestyle and the 30 day challenge, read {HERE}

Here is a peak at what I have been eating this weekend...

{orange and lemon chicken with sun dried tomatoes and cucumber}


{Believe it or not, but I have never BBQ'ed myself. I've only watched}

{Free range angus beef with lemon zest, and seasoning. Topped with avocado and lemon zest}

{Sausage, carrot, sun dried tomato's, wrapped in egg = Burrito}

And of course here is my weight loss update.

No weight loss, but I can see definition and toning from my work outs and I am way less bloated. 

Current weight 156
Start Weight 228

{Starting Weight Photo's}
Before weightloss CarliAnn192

{Current Weight Photo's}


I am so ready to be feeling better and looking fitter, aren't you? Wanna join our 30 day challenge? Let me know. Comment below. 


  1. Go girl! SO awesome! I actually think my hubby and I are going to start this soon. That or a juice fast first, but I don't have a juicer yet and they are pricey, so we will see. Depends on whether or not we splurge for the juicer!

    1. How cool. I love my juicer. I wish I used it more. I am going to start going to farmers markets to get better prices on local stuff. I can't wait to crack it out again. Good for you guys!

  2. Girl, you look incredible! I am so inspired by you! I'd love to join your 30 day challenge! I'm doing Jillian Michael's 30 day shred right now as well as the couch to 5k and trying to eat healthy and count my calories! I'd love to join :)

    1. Wow! You sound like you are doing awesome too! Congrats! I just check out your blog and started following you! Do you blog about your sucess/challenges with health and weightloss? I would love to read.

  3. We are going to feel so great at the end of this month! I put guacamole on everything now!

    1. OMG, me too. I wish I didn't run out of avocado already. Next check I am going to start weekly shopping at the farmers market.

  4. Wow! You are doing so awesome! I just came across your blog from thee blog hop. I'm a new follower! Keep up the good work! ...and thanks for posting all this, I totally feel motivated right now! :)