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New Year. Try again.

Monday, January 02, 2012

I am entering this new year feeling pessimistic, but determined. It feels like the older I get the less and less my body wants to change for the better. I got the Christmas splurge out of the way and have been relatively stagnant for a couple of months. I renewed my body media monitor subscription and plan on using that to track my calorie expenditure. I have not done any shopping, but I do have some relatively healthy food in the house. I am planning on using the treadmill at lunch and then doing some walking/calisthenics after work with my son. My son is only 6 and is starting to show the signs of having weight issues. My son's pediatrician sort of chewed me out (I wanted to smack her a good one, but I also listened). I know childhood obesity is a major health issue in our country and I really do not want my son to be a victim of it. I have a lot of weight I need to lose, but I am only going to try to focus on 10lbs at a time. For every 10lbs I lose I am planning on some type of small non-food related reward. Anyway, I hope everyone has a successful weightloss journey in 2012.

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    You can do this for your health and your families....Here's to a great 2012!

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Well I caved...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I managed to complete seven days of green juicing and got too tired of it. It is really a lot of work and the amount of compost created was astonishing. I was producing two ice buckets full of waste a day! Anyway, yesterday I had to eat a salad instead of drinking it. It was very good. Then for dinner I ate a piece of chicken wrapped in a tortilla with lettuce, tomato, and hummus. Still sensible choices, just not juice. I actually feel mentally better (not so deprived). I guess the juice fast ends and the sensible eating begins. I think my body appreciated the fast and will do it again in a couple of months. I will also continue to drink juice a couple times a week to get the boost of veggies in my diet. This morning I made the family a huge breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and strawberries (I had green tea and strawberries). Doing good so far. Now I just need to get my butt moving more.

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SUGARSMOM2 9/11/2011 11:53AM

  good job . you are a winner ... better health . more engery . less you.. the rewards are going to be big.

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GRANNY-66 9/11/2011 11:27AM

    You juiced for 7 days - you are a champ. Good for you, too, for listening to your body and knowing when enough was enough.


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On Day 7 of Juicing

Friday, September 09, 2011

I am on the cusp of completing the first week of a juice cleanse inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. So apparently I should be done with the major detox phase and I do feel like I may have finally rounded the corner. Yesterday was really tough. I made a juice for lunch and dinner that did not taste very good to me. That makes me question why I am doing this and every commercial showing someone eating was torture. Now it is a new day, I stepped on the scale and am down 11.5lbs since starting the cleanse. My goal is to get as close to 200lbs as possible before restarting a modified diet. I spent this past week doing a lot of "experimenting" with different green juices and there are a lot of them that are not very good. I am now just going to focus on the ones that I liked to continue on my journey. I really have not been doing any exercise since starting the cleanse because I had not much energy. I am hoping that how I feel right now (which is pretty good) continues to grow. I hope this is the kickstart that I need to see my quest through to getting back my body!

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JUICENUT 9/9/2011 6:44PM

    Congratulations on making it a whole week! You have such willpower, especially since you did not like some of your juices.

Please take the time to share your juice recipes on the Juice Feasters Recipe forum. The ones you didn't like are just as important as the ones you give a thumbs up.

I am so glad to hear you have added energy. Take it easy... Just a brisk walk is good. Don't do so much you feel depleted. Your energy level will continue to increase.

Start watching your body's rhythms... and go with the flow, do more when you have more energy, rest a bit when you don't. Our bodies are pretty smart.

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PENNPLAX 9/9/2011 3:30PM

    I supplement with whey powder in a breakfast smoothie. I am usually pretty close to my nutritional needs (low on the fat requirement). I am doing this mostly for the benefits of a detox since my body was fighting me tooth and nail to lose any weight previously. I am hoping this will make it more successful when I return to a sensible diet.

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NELLYCFIT 9/9/2011 3:17PM

  I haven't watched that film, but if you plan to stay on this program for long, please make sure that you are getting all the nutrition you need in the juices. How do you get your protein when you are doing juicing? Do you use protein power, or get in an a different way?

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JANLUC145 9/9/2011 12:13PM

    I also recently saw that documentary. Sounds like you are doing well! It seems that the best idea is to use this plan briefly, to kick start things, and then move to a more modified approach. Good luck to you!

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Day 4 of No Processed Food Complete!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I have gone 4 whole days of no processed food and I feel pretty good (mentally). Tonight was a juice made of beet greens, kale, pear, apple, strawberry, and coconut water. It was pretty good. Never have I consumed so much produce in my life. Today is the first day that I feel sort of sick to my stomach and have spent way too much time in the bathroom. I hope this will soon pass.

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VOCALMAMA 9/7/2011 9:07PM

    It WILL pass and its worth it! How long do you plan on doing the fast?

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JET150 9/6/2011 9:57PM

    Good luck! Your system will soon get used to the good food, and react unhappily to the processed stuff. The super processed stuff won't even appeal to you, or seem like food anymore.

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MUGSYMOM 9/6/2011 9:21PM

    That must be tough! It seems that almost EVERYTHING is processed these days!

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Personal Challenge for September

Saturday, September 03, 2011

It is the beginning of a new month and we are finally out of the horrible heat. I feel more energized to start a personal challenge for myself. I have done and failed challenging myself with weight loss, so now I will try to challenge myself with simply living healthier. My goal is to consume natural foods (i.e. non-processed) foods for an entire month. In addition, talk a walk every day (not less than 30 minutes). I am hoping by the end of this month I will have more energy to continue on. I have been feeling extremely sluggish lately and need some changes in my life. If I lose weight then that is great, but that will not be my #1 goal. I know that every January our company sponsors blood screening and for the last two years my blood glucose has been flagged. This year my HDL was bordering on the low side. I plan on having 2012's result be better than the previous years. Feeling optimistic.

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VOCALMAMA 9/7/2011 9:08PM

    AWESOME goals!!!!

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REBECCATKD 9/5/2011 9:25PM

    Excellent plan! Can't wait to hear about your progress!

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    That sounds like a great personal challenge...taking positive steps will make you feel good...

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FIT@401 9/3/2011 4:02PM

    You can do it. This is the best time of the year to be out walking. Love your picture with the fish.

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GONEWLIFE 9/3/2011 3:21PM

    Good for you ! good luck.. you can do it !

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