“If It Doesn’t Have a Mama March” Week 1…DONE!

March 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Before I write this post, I just need to get one thing off my chest:

Dear Heidi Klum,

We get it.  You’re a “real person” who eats 80 calorie yogurt “just like the rest of us”.  Now knock it off.  That commercial is gross.

Love,

Bethany

Okay.  We can move on. 🙂

So Week 1 of the “If It Doesn’t Have a Mama” March challenge is done.  What a week it was!

I  announced the challenge and the guidelines.

I realized I was going to have let go of some old faves...coffee creamer and salad dressing.

I baked my own bread.

I managed to still eat out…twice.

I also realized how much attention I have to give to ingredient lists and wish manufacturers would print them in a reasonable font size.  We’re going to have “Rock On-the-Bridge-of-Your-Nose Glasses Like an Octogenarian” April if they don’t! 😉

While the past week has been challenging, it hasn’t been unbearable.  I do miss my coffee creamer, I cannot lie about that.  It was not super convenient to bake my own bread, but I did what I had to do.

I noticed some changes in my energy level — I seemed to have more energy, but since this isn’t a scientific study, we can’t totally attribute that to this challenge.  I also felt less…bloated?  I don’t know if that’s the right word for it.  I didn’t know I felt bloated to begin with before this challenge, but after a week of eating whole foods that either had a mama (or came from an animal that had a mama) or grew in the ground, I feel lighter.  It’s a good feeling, I promise.

Now, if you’re going to ask about weight (gain or loss), you’ll just have to wait until the end.  Don’t worry — I’ll address that.  I did weigh myself before I started this for recording purposes, but as I’ve mentioned before, this challenge is NOT about weight loss.  It’s about putting food in my mouth that I recognize.  It’s about fueling my body with REAL FOOD.  It’s about being a Retro-tarian!

Now I just have to get through the next three weeks. 😉  Wish me luck!

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