Tuesday, May 14, 2013

90 Day Challenge -- Nine Week Update

It's time for another 90 day challenge update. I can't believe that it's already been nine weeks. Time really does fly by. Before I delve into it, I want to say even thin people struggle with losing weight. I'm a prime example.

I've been doing the work  and eating relatively healthy although I did have a few fun Friday nights with the girls. I wish my results were better, but that's the journey right? So this weekend I refocused and have my eye on the prize.  But hey -- photos don't lie... I'm looking good :)

Week 1                                                      Week 9


Height: Still 5'3"
Weight: 140 (3/1); 137 (3/28); 138 (4/18); 139 (5/10)*

BMI: 30.6% (3/1); 27.9% (3/28); 27% (4/18); 27.25% (5/10) 

* I weighed myself Monday and was 137 -- way to loss two pounds over the weekend! 

Yup I'm human and I fell off the wagon ate some chocolate and enjoyed a few bottles of wine. Here's the kicker it's not like I over indulged so the trainer has me on a new "diet." Boy do I hate that word. When you tell me I can't eat something that's all I want to eat and all I can think about is food. I keep telling myself it's three weeks. Now that I'm refocused and on a new eating and exercise regimen I'm feeling good. So what am I eating these days -- not 100% paleo 

I'm still eating for my body type, but focusing on macronutrient  manipulation. So what does that mean? Macronutrient ratios are the percentages of protein, carbohydrates, and fat in your diet. My week looks a little like this: 3 carb days, 3 protein days and 1 fat day. 

Carb Day: (B) Green Smoothie + Sprouted Toast with a light non-sugary spread; (L) Brown Rice or Quinoa bowl with beans/peas, seeds and as many veggies as I want; (D) same at lunch

Protein Day: Green Smoothie + two hard boiled eggs one yolk, light sea salt; (L) Green Veggie Salad + Chicken (light); (D) Meat (Chicken or Fish) and Veggies

Fat Day: (B) Green Smoothie + 1/2 Avocado; (L) Nuts, Veggies, and honey; (D) Shrimp Salad and 1/2 Avocado 

Exercising in the great outdoors!


MY -- Green Smoothie

Kale (desired amount)
Spinach (desired amount) 
1 Celery Stalk
 1 tablespoon Flax or Chia seed
1 tablespoon Very Green from Trader Joe's
1/2 Banana
1/4 - 1/2 cup Frozen Berries, Pineapple or Mango
1 cup water

Blend until desired consistency and enjoy.

Sometimes I like to add a half pear or apple. 

I'm feeling great and even rocked a bikini last weekend. It's the home stretch so I'm trying to stay focused, positive and healthy. 

psst...want to read more about my weight-loss? See Starting weight,Three week update and Six week update

Linking up with Northern Belle Dairies


  1. You look great T! You've inspired me to try the 90 day challenge after I have the baby! Jenn

    1. Thanks, but seriously girl you are the skinniest pregnant woman around! You will snap right back into shape :)

  2. You look great! Keep it up girlfriend!

  3. Girl, you are looking awesome!! I'm going to use you as inspiration!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

    1. You are too sweet! I think the first six weeks were the hardest. Now I'm ready to go the distance! Good luck -- I'm sure you'll nail it.