I hope everyone had a great Holiday. We are certainly fortunate to live in this wonderful country! I give thanks everyday and hope that you do as well.
A rainy weekend was kind of slow and relaxing around here, but I did find time to get the dogs out running
With dogs if possible
Also, update on the weight loss contest...
I have lost 9 pounds since the start and almost 1/2 way to my goal of 20 pounds down by August 31. I may have betrayed my advantage in the contest by putting my progress up, but I dont actually think 20 pounds will win.
I have returned to the Zone and have lost the weight fairly quickly lately, but there was about 2 weeks where my pants may have been a little looser, but the scale showed no difference. Now I am losing a pound every other day or so.
I also got a Ninja blender for Fathers Day which has been great fro making whole food vegetable drinks from Kale, Broccoli, Carrots, Berries and other fruit. I dont mind eating vegetables, but it has been really hard for me to be able to get enough Kale to satisfy my carbohydrate requirements. Throwing a bunch in a blender with some blueberries, ice and a little water makes 2 glasses of the entire food, not juiced. I can get this down quickly and it actually doesnt taste bad at all.
I also made almond butter with the Ninja...pretty good! There is a small Nutri Ninja thing that is perfect for making Butter Coffee as well. Kim told me about the Ninja. About 1/2 price of the Vitamix and from what I have seen it is just as good and has way more attachments. Check it out if you are into it.
I find myself consuming about 10,000 x more raw green leafy vegetables as I did before I had the Ninja. Everything I read says that is what the body needs. It has helped to decrease my flour intake by allowing me to get a much faster carbohydrate drink made entirely of vegetables and fruit.