So here are more results:
I guess it's time to mention that I have been doing the 30 day shred. I am on day 17... level 2 is much harder than level 1 but, after having done it 7 times, I am seeing a significant improvement in my stamina. The first day I did it, I thought I was going to die. Now, I don't dread it as much. You really just need to work past your inner demons.
But like I said, I didn't want this blog to be about every little detail. You can't keep up with a blog if you plan to go into too much detail. And I thought this place was going to be my "venting" station, but it really hasn't been as bad as I had set it up to be. So far, seeing these results after eating REAL food, just NORMAL portion sizes, I feel like this is something I can carry on for a long time. Of course this time I am being diligent in adding fruit and vegetables to the mix, oh and drinking my water, but honestly I haven't made THAT much of a sacrifice. I am not depriving myself this time, I refuse.
Hope everyone's journey is going well!