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I've lost my Mojo - Have you seen it?

Monday, February 10, 2014


From my last entry, I was gung-ho for the year to come. I am all in this - I know everything there is to know about what I need to succeed...

Yada, Yada, Yada.

It annoys me to no end seeing my scale go down 5 lbs and then up 3 and down 2 and up one - gah! I swear it must have a mind of its own. What is my body doing???? I have used 4 different scales and I see the same results.

These are good the facts I can clearly state:

1. I eat very well. Salad is the main course. I eat at least 5 fruits and veggies everyday. I take probiotics, vitamins, suppliments, omega 3 fatty acids, etc.

2. I avoid sugar.

3. I have cut back on meat, yet keep high protein foods in my system such as eggs, beans, etc...

4. I meditate daily & maintain a low blood pressure.

5. I have no known illness or diabetes.

6. I exercise daily.

7. I am everybody's best cheerleader. I can motivate the heck out of you & can lead groups into massive inspiration.


Here are the downsides to my lifestyle:

1. I have a hard time drinking water. It has to be cold & taste good, therefore I am dehydrated.

2. I don't get in 40 min of cardio, 5 times a week like I know I should.

3. I fell down the stairs several weeks ago causing some serious injury to my spine.

4. I am allergic to a lot of foods & extremely sensitive to most, so basically my body is full of poison.

5. I drink coffee & wine.

6. I have lost my "mojo".



I know, I know... Drink more water, cut the caffeine & alcohol, get more exercise. I GET IT! But I think that last one is the key. If you or anyone you know has found my mojo, please send it back. I would really appreciate that. Thank you!

  
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BUNNYCATS 2/17/2014 2:56PM

    "Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you." ~ Walt Whitman emoticon
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DEE797 2/14/2014 9:24PM

    Keep moving forward…find out what works best for you food and exercise-wise. Each day make yourself a priority and continue to do that on a daily basis. Before you know it you will have strung many days together and are that much closer to reaching your goals. emoticon emoticon

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QUEENIEDMI 2/11/2014 7:17AM

    I don't believe you have to exercise 40min 5days to see results on the scale. Doing HiiT type workouts for just 12min/day will produce results. Examples would be Cathe F's x10 and Michele Dozois' Peak 10 workout DVD.

If you were exercising and you can't now because of your back that would make a difference. Hope your back feels better soon!

Have you ever tried eat to live 6wk plan that might help with the scale?

Take the mojo back! You can do it.... most importantly don't give up!

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HHOLT6 2/10/2014 9:01PM

    tough to read... but I agree it is hard!
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by the way I just love your background!

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BUTTERFLYWINGZ 2/10/2014 5:09PM

    lol - I'm trying to figure this out... ;)

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MASRITE 2/10/2014 3:19PM

    I think someone is stealing lots of peoples mojo's cuz I lost mine, too!! Who do we call???

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Going for it in 2014

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I am so done with my laziness. I wish I hadn't fallen away from this in 2013, but I want this so bad. I want to be focused in the new year - not just making a resolution here, but committing to get it done this time... I don't want to use Spark as a personal place to hang out & talk about my problems. Simply use it as a HEALTHY tool - to focus on STRENGTH, NUTRITION and EXERCISE. I am so ready...

  
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DEE797 12/31/2013 10:50AM

    You are a strong and determined woman. I know emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 12/23/2013 11:17AM

    You've got the determination. Now you can make it happen.

Focus on tracking your food so you see your habits and where you can make changes.

Maybe just update your status daily with what you intend to do and then move on with your day. Sometimes just blogging or updating my status with what I intend to do for the day keeps me accountable.

No need to hang out any longer than that to build your healthy habits.

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FITWITHIN 12/23/2013 4:59AM

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MASRITE 12/23/2013 12:21AM

    I'll so do it with you in 2014!!! I need a push myself.

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JIBBIE49 12/23/2013 12:07AM

    I love Judith Beck PHD

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SAFL04 12/22/2013 7:38PM

    Best of luck to you!!

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LYNN_GODDARD 12/22/2013 7:14PM

    Awesome background!! Very inspiring and you are bound to succeed with a mindset like that! emoticon

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The Big After-Cleanse Reveal

Friday, September 13, 2013

Well yesterday was my last full day on the cleanse and when I weighed in this morning, I was the same as yesterday morning. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense because I cut all processed foods, sugar, caffeine and alcohol for over a week.

Six pounds is great, but this particular cleanse usually flushes out the water retention, which it hasn't for me. I am still inflamed in my hands, feet and abdomen. Some things I've eaten during the process have had gluten so I guess that's the #1 culprit. It is just SO HARD to find comparable ingredients for creating balanced meals.

Oh well... fresh start & at least I know I've done something good for myself... Now I can go out to eat tonight in LA :) Excited to have a nice meal and a glass of wine with a good friend!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

  
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NETSUE64 9/13/2013 3:52PM

    It had to be difficult sticking to that for so long. Good for you and good job on the weight loss!

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MASRITE 9/13/2013 2:34PM

    A 6 lb loss is better then a 6 lb gain!! Good job on keeping to it. Enjoy your meal out tonight!

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Day 8 - Isagenix Cleanse

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Last night I had fish, kale sautéed with garlic, and lentils. We had watermelon for dessert... So healthy - I was proud of myself. I have been eating two healthy snacks in the middle of the day, along with my accelerators. You would think that I would have released more pounds but I have been staying pretty much within 1-2 lbs. There was gluten mixed in the fish (patties) that I have been eating - yes, I have a lot to learn... so that may be the reason why.

One more day & I'm done with it. I was supposed to be on the juice cleanse today & tomorrow, but since I had the reaction to it last week, I'll just continue with 2 shakes and 1 meal.

I feel as though I've really grasped this. I'm not hungry & my energy is up so GREAT!

  
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BUTTERFLYWINGZ 9/12/2013 1:27PM

    THank you :)

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MASRITE 9/11/2013 8:51PM

    emoticon job!!!

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Cleansing {Day by Day} - Day 7 of 9

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I am on day 7 of the cleanse & so far, so good... Here's a re-cap of my week:

Day 1 - Hungry, cranky and craving coffee. I wasn't sure I would go through with it, but I made it without cracking. (Down .8 lb)

Day 2 - Feeling a little queasy. Checked out Google and found out people with high acid in their systems (me) can have a reaction to the IsaCleanse. Never had this before, but I definitely have an imbalance in my body. (Down 3 lbs)

Day 3 - FINALLY a shake day! Welcomed it with open arms and enjoyed the shakes for breakfast and lunch. I was almost out of my beloved Vanilla flavor, but plenty of chocolate. Had a delishious fish patty with quinoa and salad for dinner - yum! (Down 3.2 lbs)

Day 4 - Getting used to nibbling on an almond or wafer when hungry between meals - love the freedom of not having to plan so much. I feel really satisfied! (Down 5 lbs)

Day 5 - I cheated a little bit - had a Klondike bar after dinner - woops! Repeated my fish meal - yum! (Down 5.5 lbs)

Day 6 - I'm still going strong! Had an omlette for my big meal around Noon, which was satisfying. I broke & ate some cheese-its while I was watching TV. OMG they were so good! But a big no-no... GLUTEN and Carbs. Oh well... (Down 5.5 lbs)

Day 7 - I feel really good - hoping to release more this week. I plan on finding some Alkaline water which is supposed to help with my chemical imbalance. I have tried it before and felt really good from it - worth another try. I just don't want to be sold on buying that expensive Kangen system... (Down 6 lbs)

So far, I'm down exactly 6 lbs in 7 days - this is the least amount I've ever released on a cleanse, which tells me there's been something seriously wrong with my system for a long while. I can feel it in my body & doctors just can't pinpoint it so I'm left to my own resources. I am still feeling swollen but seeing the scale move down as opposed to up (which has been the case for a looooong time) feels encouraging! I just need to find out how to reverse the acidity in my system and STOP eating products with wheat in them - duh!

  
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DEE797 9/11/2013 6:01AM

    WOW on losing 6 lbs in 7 days. Do hope you are able to figure out how to reverse the acidity in your system. emoticon

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MASRITE 9/10/2013 8:00PM

    6 lbs in 7 days is awesome. I'd take it. Glad it's getting easier for you as the days go by!!

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