#FatBlast50 Follow Up

The #FatBlast50 ended last Saturday and yes I did go out and celebrate by eating:

(1) Fresh baked bread slathered in peanut butter
(2) A Hero burger and fries and what was probably the best god  damn Diet Coke of my life
(3) Cupcakes
(4) Wine and tortilla chips with con queso

Basically, it was a day of food debauchery. But by Sunday morning I had had my fill and was back to eating normally.

The entire process of removing grains/sugar from my diet was eye-opening for me in so many ways and I’ll write a post about that but I know y’all are probably wondering if I lost any weight because that’s the first thing people ask me ALL THE TIME.

So yes, I did lose some. It wasn’t my main focus but I get why people are interested so I’ll give you the run down. As you can see in my very flattering pictures there’s a definite change and no, there was no belly sucking in happening. I was too busy thinking about the peanut butter that was about to come my way.

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Pounds Lost: 6

I also lost 1.7 inches off my stomach, 1 inch off my hips, 2 inches off my waist, and 1.7% body fat.

Could I have lost more if I had done the 50 days without any ‘cheating’  – also known as my Saturday night wine.

Errr, yes. Probably. I guess. But the fact is, I’m not an all or nothing gal and if I’m out with my friends celebrating a birthday, Imma gonna eat the cake. Same goes for my Saturday night glass of wine…..or two. I enjoy it and I’m going to keep on enjoying it.

But it also taught me that there are simple changes one can make that will have an impact on our health. Also, I’m totally getting a t-shirt made that says Sugar is bad y’all.

That shit is in everything. Seriously, go open your fridge right now and start reading labels. It’s scary how sweetened our society has become.

p.s. My husband informed me midway through the #FatBlast50 that he decided to stop eating pasta and bread and dropped seven pounds in two weeks. He’s fun like that.

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Sharon DeVellis is a mother, wife and writer who can uncork a wine bottle in less than 10 seconds but buys twist-offs for emergencies. She’s currently in therapy to stop talking about herself in third person.
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22 Responses to #FatBlast50 Follow Up

  1. Dee Brun says:

    Way to go Sharon..My fave part of this whole blog is the point you made about learning Simple Tips to changing your habits..So true..the little things can really make a differenc…Inspiration. !! Cheers

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  3. Doula Garnavos says:

    Great story and congrats! I am a fellow FatBlaster & was an eye opener for me as well! There is sugar in everything! It really taught me how to eat…..

  4. alimartell says:

    Seems like it was successful all around for you Sharon!

    (Also, you have willpower, girl)

    I’d love to hear about the simple changes you will make going forward…and what you are aren’t willing to change. Blog post, please?

  5. Peady says:

    The results speak for themselves, don’t they? It’s great to figure out what works for your own body!

    Your husband. My husband. All of them! Ugh. Mind you, mine is a foot taller than me, so maybe I shouldn’t be able to match him bite for bite. ;)

    I guess the proof is in the wheat free, sugar free, gluten free, protein pudding!

  6. Kaari says:

    Cool! I’m in the middle of a (gulp) Paleo (which is code for “no poptarts or diet dew or peanut butter”) challenge through my CrossFit gym…and I’m surprised at how easy it’s been to give up the grains–which I thought they’d pry from my cold, dead fingers. Did your workouts suffer at first, though? I’m tired…getting better now at almost 3 weeks in, but last week was sluggish. Congrats on the 50 days!

  7. Mel Gallant says:

    You rock! Well done. Don’t know that I could go 50 days without wine either. ;)

    • Sharon says:

      I just kept thinking….this is seven weeks long. What if I die at six weeks? I’d probably be really sad I didn’t have any wine. Because this is the way my mind thinks :)

  8. Keith says:

    You had me at peanut butter. Good going on the fat blast thingie.

  9. sueg says:

    I thought the same about the better bras….and stand up straight…put your shoulders back! But nontheless you stood the same in both pictures, no retouching and the losses are visible and amazing.

  10. Michelle says:

    I did something similar in September, cut out nearly everything good. I mean bad. For 30 days, there was no wheat, sugar, dairy, caffeine, OR wine.

    I lost 8 pounds. I’ve gained 10 pounds since then because I went back to wheat, dairy and, of course, wine. Not much sugar and barely any caffeine, though.

    Gah. I think this all or nothing really messed up my body and need to be smarter next time.

  11. Lisa says:

    You have a thigh gap and I kind of hate you for that.

  12. MEN. My husband had to cut sugars way back when for health reasons. He lost 15 pounds in a couple of months, and he was STILL EATING LOTS AND LOTS OF FOOD. WTF, male metabolism.

    You look great, by the way! I don’t think I could cut grains AND sugars. I’ve cut back a lot on bread, but still love my pasta.

  13. mumby says:

    I’m on a doctor-ordered yeast-free (sugar, wheat, fermented booze) regiment to try and solve a gut issue. I hhhhaaaateee it.. but I’m in the “Pity Party” phase.. did you blog or pinterest what you ate? I just really don’t know what to eat!

  14. Brandy says:

    Wow! You look awesome (although you did before too).

    And it’s so not fair how men can drop weight so much easier than we can!

  15. Pam Dillon says:

    And he’s still alive? ; )
    You look great. And must feel good, I expect.
    You certainly inspired me. Not so much to eliminate anything in particular (although I’m trying to do away with chips) but to be more mindful and more healthful in all choices. (It’s work with slow progress, but big benefits.)

  16. Katja says:

    Husbands can be such jerks. Congratulations on a successful 50 days and I love the boots with workout gear look.

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