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ONEderland is in sight and building a recipe book!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I am 9.6 lbs away from ONEderland.

.... wait what?!?!?!

It feels mental. I'm a bit beside myself about it really. I haven't been below 200lbs since I was like 16 - I am now 25.

I've been on spark for a very long time and decided to backtrack through all my previous weigh-ins and the lowest that I can find is 209.2 in the summer of 2012 which is my lowest weight as an adult. All I can think is - how did I let myself get back off track after getting that close???

I shouldn't beat myself up about that though, so much of this journey is mental/emotional and I've done a lot of growing up over the past year and my newfound inner strength is what's giving me the motivation and the perseverance to do this.

In order to give myself the tools that I need to lose the weight (and more importantly maintain my weight!) I have been building a recipe book of different recipes. I'm incredibly interested in Paleo/Primal recipes. Not because I plan on living my life without eating carbohydrates - that's not really fair and I want to be able to have an open diet without worrying about that sort of thing all the time. But I love the idea of eating clean and making things from scratch. I know that bread/pasta is my nemesis so I'm compiling lots of recipes for alternative flours or vegetable substitutes.

Currently I really want to start making my own bacon - the stuff you buy in store is packed full of salt - plus in the UK it's not that easy to find streaky/American style bacon. So I'm going to buy a pork belly and try to make my own! Yikes!

I'm also going to experiment with some vegan baking!

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    Good for you. Keep on keeping on.
    2031 days ago
    What a great idea! I, too, have started to make one as I see things, know one day I will want it, so bought a lovely bound notebook and have started to write them down!
    Congrats on your success and good luck on your goals...I will watch you and cheer you on!
    2031 days ago
    You will find lots of interesting things in a vegan diet. It will be interesting to hear how the bacon experiments turn out. cool. but American style bacon is also salty.

    You really are a cutie pie and woo woo on your tremendous weight loss!
    2032 days ago
  • EUEK098
    I love British bacon aka Back Bacon. Always look forward to it when I'm visiting my brother.
    2129 days ago
    With any luck (on my part) we may reach onederland around the same time! I was there before and even 30 pounds beyond it but ... well. Here I go again. Congrats on all your hard work!! You got this!
    2130 days ago
    I can't wait until I'm that close! You're right, no sense dwelling on what's happened in the past. You should be SO proud of yourself for all you have accomplished! Go you! The recipe book sounds like a great idea! Kind of takes the thinking out of completely planning your menu...just pick a recipe! Keep up the good work!
    2138 days ago
    2138 days ago
    wooohooo this is so exciting! keep it up!
    2138 days ago
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    I am really digging the "everything from scratch" thing as well... I have yet to change my eating habits or start an exercise program... I was taking baby steps and decide a good way to start with would be eating everything I usually eat but making it from scratch using only organic products... nothing processed, nothing chemically grown, no pesticides etc.... I COULD NOT BELIEVE that I lost weight... its makes you wonder what you were really putting into your system before huh?


    2138 days ago
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    2138 days ago
    You are doing GREAT! I think you have the right attitude about your journey and I love the idea of making your own bacon! Let us know how that goes.
    2138 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    Awesome job!
    2139 days ago
    Hooray for you! You'll be there soon!
    2139 days ago
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