Well, technically it doesn’t actually begin until tomorrow, but it kind of started last week. Our Plexus shipment should arrive sometime today, so I will start with the Slim in the morning, but I have to confess that I actually started the Biocleanse and ProBio last week. I was going to wait and start it all together, but I had just grown too tired of my intestines being in knots all the time. After one week, I can definitely notice a difference too. My gut hasn’t bothered me nearly as much! Score one for Plexus I suppose.
I will mention that yesterday morning I did feel pretty lousy. I was bloated and gassy, had a headache, some brain fog and just all around didn’t feel too well. Turns out, those are all symptoms of candida die off (if you don’t know what candida is, just think “bad stuff in your gut”). I felt better as the day moved along, but I just thought I would throw that in there.
So anyway, tomorrow I start in full force, and I wanted to take a moment to talk about myself before Plexus. I was not always overweight. It wasn’t until my senior year in High School that I started to notice the fat coming on, and through college it simply continued to pile on. It felt like I went from being fairly “skinny” to overweight almost overnight. I have been overweight for so long now that I can’t even remember what it felt like not to have all that fat hanging around. Over the years I have tried different ways to get rid of the fat (low calorie diet, low fat diet, WeightWatchers, Whole30, etc) and while I have been successful with some, nothing has really kept it off.
Now I don’t want to keep all of this just to weight-loss, because that is not my only issue. I have had acid reflux since High School, and over the past few years I have had intestinal problems that have occasionally been so bad that they have incapacitated me for hours. Not to mention heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and many other conditions run in my family. These are the things I want to be rid of or avoid all together.
Last night we took my before picture and also took my before measurements so I can have something to compare to as my Plexus experience progresses. Since I want to be as straightforward as I can, I am going to go ahead and post those now to not only document them, but to attempt to keep myself accountable. I am going to try to post updated numbers (and maybe photos) on a weekly basis as well.
This, of course, is my “before” photo. I’m excited to start seeing changes!
And now for my measurements.
Weight: 265 lb
Waist: 51.75 in
Hips: 48 in
Chest: 46.5 in
Abdomen: 51 in
Left Arm: 16 in
Right Arm: 16 in
Left Thigh: 28 in
Right Thigh: 28 in
Left Calf: 17.25 in
Right Calf: 17.5 in
I’m also eager to see how, and if, these numbers change over the next few weeks. That’s about it for today, so onward I go, into the future, never to be the same again!