A sweater like this one is just the right thing for a foggy, rainy day. The grey and yellow brightened up my day nicely and the flowers were just the hint of Spring I needed. I’m having fun with grey combinations – stay tuned for more fun match-ups!
Now more on the journey…
To answer some of your questions, today I’ll talk about the diet portion of my journey. As I mentioned earlier, I started my diet in January of 2012 with a 21 day cleanse. I used the Standard Process program which combined natural supplements with a specific diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and lots of water. I had already eliminated caffeine, aspartame and diet sodas, so I started drinking green tea and using natural sweeteners (Stevia and honey). I also limited my alcohol intake – just for special occasions. I replaced ice cream with frozen yogurt and made smoothies every morning for breakfast (frozen fruit and water, no juice or milk). After the cleanse I stuck to 1200 calories a day, adjusting my calories to compensate for any I burned during exercise. It was a tricky balance, but it paid off. All in all it took about 10 months to lose the 30 pounds. And I can guarantee you every single day was worth it. Now I still adhere to the 1200 calories a day and log everything I eat in the My Fitness Pal app. With continuing my diet and exercise I’ve kept the weight off (at least 25 pounds of it) and feel better than I did in my 40s. Life is good!
Merona grey flowered sweater: Target
Mustard turtleneck knit top: CATO
Jordache denim leggings: Walmart
Bandolino black riding boots: DSW
Have a lovely, healthy day!
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