Update on Kat's journey:
I am heading into week number eight of my third round of sessions with Debra, and have put two major goals successfully behind me. The first was getting off blood pressure meds, and the second was getting back to the weight I was six years ago so I could safely endure knee surgery. There is simply no going back to processed and oil ridden foods. My body feels like a happy place and I am more active than I have been in years. I am down from a size 3XL dress to an L and from a tight fitting size 20 to a loose fitting 16 sixteen in jeans. My eyes are bright and my energy feels boundless. My confidence, on most days, soars. I find that the joyful energy I have inside of me is infectious and people around me cannot help but smile. I am not saying that challenges do not creep in, or that I don’t get hearty punches of self-sabotage. After all, I am a baker, and although my love affair with eating cupcakes and cookies has mostly lost its lure, there have been moments when my old habits kick in and I find myself mindlessly gobbling cake scraps or cookie dough. Debra has named it, “eating behind my own back.” With her help, I have found ways to combat these old sugar demons and regain peace and self-control in the kitchen AND still pour joy and love into my baking. I began this new life in March and I can honestly say that deprivation has not played a role. I had grown accustomed to “diets” that were all about NO, you may not eat that, or portion control, or you must exercise so many minutes six days a week. I could muscle my way through those diets for a couple months and lose weight only to gain back what I had lost and more. Living WFPBNO truly is living. I can eat as much as a damn well please of foods that not only taste good, but nourish me, give me boundless energy, and even reverse and combat disease. Cooking my own food has become such a rush. I always enjoyed baking, but cooking was not my thing. I used to rely solely on processed, mostly frozen foods that I could heat up vs. cooking fresh foods. Now I have so much fun trying out new recipes AND I have complete control over all the ingredients. It takes cooking to a whole new level when a friend or family member delights in one of my healthy creations. I urge anyone who wants to change how they feel, inside and out, to give Debra 90 days of your life. Allow your taste buds to shift and your gut to realign! Because in three short months, the changes will blow your mind.
Take it from me. I have gone from a self-loathing fat ass to a self-loving BADASS!
Goal #3, watch your back, because here I come!