Our Summer 2019 Finalist, Lauren!
Read her story:
I started this challenge feeling pretty hopeless and discouraged. I got married a year ago this month and at my wedding day I was still overweight and bummed out. I had an amazing day but I knew I didn’t give it my all to look my best. I gained more weight after we got married from eating out and not being careful about what I was putting Into my body. I decided that enough was enough.
This is my third challenge and the first one I have submitted after photos!! The spring challenge I had lost a few pounds but didn’t see the scale change I was hoping for so I didn’t even take after photos and was feeling similarly for this challenge. I lost most of the weight the first few weeks and after that I plateaued for the rest of the challenge so i assume it was water weight loss and didn’t feel that it would even be worth it to take the after pics. Boy was I wrong!! I was blown away by how different I look!!
I feel better physically, I have more energy, my clothes fit better and I’m just getting started! I definitely had to be a lot more aware of the mindless snacking I had gotten used to.
There were so many times I wanted to give up and grab some chips or ice cream but I kept thinking how good it would feel to lose even one more pound. I have a pair of jeans my skinny little sister gave me that I tried on before the challenge and they wouldn’t even zip closed but now I wear them out on our date nights and have an inch of space so they fit like a gem :)
Clean Simple Eats has changed my entire Life! I’ve never thought of myself as a health nut but my hubby and I are now addicted to drinking almond milk (thought he would never admit it to his friends haha!) , we don’t eat popcorn when we go to movies (we take our power bites) and we feel so much better! I never knew how being healthy could change not only my physical health, but emotional and mental as well!! Thank you CSE!
Our next Fall Challenge Starts September 9th. Get on the waitlist HERE.