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Advocare Challenge: Day 25 and Beyond!

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Realized that I forgot to update this as I finished the Advocare 24-day Trim Challenge. The whole NFL Draft/Zero Sleep/No Free-time really cuts into the whole “blogging for no reason.” Anyways…

  • 13 LBS lost
  • 7 inches lost from my waist
  • 2 points off of my BMI
  • Blood Pressure at 129/69

I’ve already ordered another shipment of Advocare supplies. I won’t be doing “the challenge” again for a while, because one is only supposed to do the “cleanse” portion four times a year. I will, however, continue taking the “max phase” vitamins and using the meal replacement shakes. There are also two supplements—ThermoMax and Catalyst—that are supposed to aid fat-burning and metabolism. I’ll be trying those out for the next couple of weeks (once the shipment arrives!).

Had my first beer last night in over a month. 22-year-old Mike would be flabbergasted at that statement. I stopped by my favorite restaurant after a (long) day with both sons. Joshua was home sick, and Silas refused to sleep because his big brother was home! My first post-advocare meal looked almost exactly like my last pre-advocare meal—TomYum Soup, Sushi made with black rice, beer and mango pudding for dessert. It was simple, packed with fruits and veggies and overall a lot healthier than it could’ve been. I’m proud that it wasn’t a greasy burger and fries!

Not really craving alcohol or soda anymore and I’ve nearly eliminated excess salt from my diet. I’ve found I barely even miss it. I’ve continued to eat healthier than I did before the diet. A lot of the swaps I’ve made to our shopping list are going to stay permanent. There’s little reason to switch back!

So, we’re going to keep going. I’ll keep you all updated on the progress.

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Written by Michael Schottey

April 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM

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