Hi there friend!
My name is Carrrie, and this year I lost 50 pound with CleanFoodCrush and the 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge. Here’s my story, I hope it inspires you along your own journey đź™‚
I’m a 40 year old, full-time single mom to a 6 and 4 year old andÂ I work at a medical clinic as a receptionist, Iâ€™m also a licensed massage therapist.Â I have a very large extended family and most live in the same small town that I grew up in. Everything I do at this time in my life revolves around my kids and family.Â
Iâ€™ve never been thin, but I gained more weight after my second pregnancy and then even more when going through a separation and divorce. I became depressed and ate my feelings away.
First, I purchased Rachelâ€™s cookbook bundle in January and joined some of the facebook pages prior to that. I didnâ€™t start right away, but when I did, I discovered all of her recipes were easy and delicious! I love that they donâ€™t take exotic items or have a long list of ingredients. Just real food!
As I started to make some of the recipes, I actually started wanting to eat better! I had days and weeks where I would fall off the Clean Eating train, but I would start again. I lost about 30 pounds by the end of August and then felt kind of stuck. I wasnâ€™t fully Eating Clean and was losing the same 5 pounds.
I finally chose to make the commitment and joined the 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge.
I decided to join the 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge in September. I lost a total of 12 pounds during that month. I ended up joining for the year so that I can continue on this journey!Â Now, I’ve lost a total of 50 pounds this year!
I donâ€™t have cravings and I donâ€™t mindlessly eat. If Iâ€™m feeling like I need a snack, Iâ€™m normally grabbing veggies. I am starting to find myself again and Iâ€™m gaining my self confidence back.
This has been the easiest weight loss I have ever had. I tell everyone that I am not on a diet, I just changed what Iâ€™m eating. I think this is important because I donâ€™t want my kids to think Iâ€™m â€śdietingâ€ť, Iâ€™m just eating healthy!Â
Rachel, Billie and the team supported me along the way, and they will be a wonderful support system for you too! My photo’s above are a before photo and a progress photo, because I plan on continuing this journey – so it’s not an after photo yet ????
I was asked what words of wisdom I have for someone who’s new to Clean Eating, so here’s what I want to share: the first week may be difficult, but it will be worth it to get rid of cravings. Drink lots of water. Donâ€™t compare your progress to anyone else. Donâ€™t be disappointed if you â€śonlyâ€ť lose a pound or two in a week, by the end of the month that adds up and before starting you wouldnâ€™t be disappointed with losing “only a pound”. If you stumble, forgive yourself and move on you donâ€™t fail unless you give up.Â