How he lost 30 pounds in 2 months
I normally don’t write about weight-loss. Today, however, I felt like I wanted to tell you about this, because we feel better and we want you to feel better, too. 🙂
One day, Mickey decided that he was tired of being tired. He had always been an athlete (I watched him play basketball, track & football throughout high school & college), but this was different. Ever since his back surgery a few years back, he was slowly putting on weight. It was never a lot, but it was enough that he didn’t feel good anymore.
So… He started using this diet plan.
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To support him, I knew that I needed to do it with him. Have you ever tried to diet while your spouse, roommate, friend… was eating ice cream in front of you? It makes it next to impossible.
The good news is that it paid off. Really.
Here he was 6 weeks in, at 28 pounds lost:
He ended up losing even more and by two months, Mickey lost about 30 pounds and I lost about 10 pounds. He really did great & stuck to the new way of eating. We both feel way better. You know how sometimes you just need a jump-start to get back onto the road of eating healthy or doing better? That’s what this was for us. 🙂
We have always worked out, but until our diets changed, we never saw or felt a real change.
Now, I will say that I think that the key to losing weight while eating cleaner & higher protein is to be sure to watch your calories. I’ve seen friends go straight to clean eating & gain ten pounds. Clean eating can really rack up the calories. (ex: nuts, almond butter, etc… all have a LOT of calories and fat, so you have to eat much less to still be in your normal range). That’s why you need to have a plan that explains it & tells you what to do.
Anyway, the difference from eating better is huge. I’m not even kidding. Mickey and I both have more energy and feel better. (Our stomachs feel better, our focus is more clear, our energy is higher… and the kids feel better, too.) Mickey said that his knees don’t hurt anymore (yay!), which is great because he has had ELEVEN surgeries now (thank you, football), so I was really dreading #12.
I’m not going to lie that I don’t still eat a cookie when I make them for the kids, but we make them with better ingredients & they still taste great. I won’t say that I don’t drink a diet coke every day (no need to lecture me on this one either… lol. I know it’s awful, but I promise it is better than the several that I was having. ahh!).
The kids are feeling better, too (yep- they are eating clean & they don’t know it!) We are doing about an 80/20 ratio with them (80% clean, 20% not). It is way easier than I thought it would be.
I want you to try to make ONE healthy change to your life today. What is ONE thing that you can do to make a difference? Eat better? Workout? Do something to lower your stress? Sleep 30 minutes longer?
We also have a Private Facebook Group where we will hold each other accountable and Mickey and I will share recipes & ideas. We have members that do the same. 🙂
If you aren’t on Facebook, that’s ok because it will all be in the course.
If you are ready to lose, I’d love to invite you to JOIN THE ‘LOSE WEIGHT, GAIN ENERGY’ PLAN HERE.
About Becky Mansfield
Hi! I'm Becky Mansfield ~ founder of Your Modern Family. I am the wife to Mickey & the mom to four little blessings! I am a teacher turned play therapist and stay at home Mom. I love to share my organization tips, kid ideas, money-saving tips and recipes with you. Read more...
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