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Day Three! Cabbage Soup Diet

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Here it is the end of the third day -- whew! I felt a little bit dizzy a couple of times today, and the diet said this could happen...... I mean dizzier than I usually am. lol

Today I was allowed to eat fruits and veggies in combo with my soup and that is sooooo much better than just veggies alone. I breezed through the day. It was also my day to be a Caregiver in the afternoon, so it didn't leave me time to ponder if I was hungry or thirsty or anything else. And I drank a big glass of water while I was doing things with my customer.

It is not the easiest diet to stay on, but I am motivated by the great results I'm getting! Sure there are times I think about a piece of bread, an egg, a glass of milk -- almost anything that I know I'm not allowed to have. But I know that feeling is normal, and truthfully I do not feel the slightest bit hungry. You can't ask for more -- not hungry -- losing weight!! Perfect!

Start weight: 149.4 AM I HAPPY
Day 2 weight: 147.6 ABOUT THIS WEIGHT
Day 3 weight: 146.0 LOSS? YOU BET!

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VITCHY-VICKI 11/12/2009 12:29PM

    Checking you out on the soup D keep going doing great.
Just be careful after this is all over for I have done this D and after I was off it I gained some weight back so have to be good later too.
But good luck I will check in again later.

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NANCYCA555 11/11/2009 5:09PM

    Go, go, go! You're doing great, girl!

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I'm Going on the Cabbage Soup Diet

Saturday, November 07, 2009

OK, OK! I'm not as fat as that, but I'm tired of being on the high end of the 140's instead of on the low end of the 130's! I heard about a new diet called the Cabbage Diet and I'm thinking of starting it tomorrow and doing a running journal (via blogs) of how each day goes and how I feel. You'll get the real skinny (pun intended) from me on how this diet works, feels and what kind of results you can expect.

A male friend of mine who weighed in at over 260 did this diet a couple of weeks ago and he claims to have lost 10 pounds on it. I'd love to do the same, but realistically at my weight, I do not think it possible. But if I even lost 5 to 7 pounds I will be ecstatic! Wish me luck all, and goad me on when I get tired of eating the Cabbage Soup!

Hugs to all! Eve

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NANCYCA555 11/8/2009 3:45AM

    I've done the cabbage soup diet three or four times in the past, and it totally worked. 10 pounds each time. The trick is to be highly disciplined and eat only the foods listed for each day. Good luck!!!

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Stay on Track on Vacation

Monday, November 02, 2009

I don't mean to imply that I had a drink each night of my vacation, but I did try to follow some practical rules so I wouldn't come home as a blimp! Rule #1 - don't eat past 7:00 p.m. I think this is a very good rule to follow whether at home or on the road. Rule #2 - Have an apple or low-fat yogurt to snack on while in your room. This can take care of late night munchies or an afternoon slump that seems to hit after shopping or sight-seeing. Rule #3 - Don't throw caution to the winds just because you are on vacation. With our mind on our new "Healthy Lifestyle" you can allow a splurge now and then, but it doesn't mean splurging each and every day of your vacation! When you get right down to it, is stuffing yourself on a forbidden meal worth the shock of what the scale will say when you get home??? For me, it sure isn't.

I did not do wonderful on my 5-day vacation, and I realized there were appetizers that I indulged in that were not good choices, but over the entire time I gained only .4 or .6 I do not remember which -- so I'd say it ended up quite good. I actually find that my evening hours now that I'm back home are harder to deal with than when I was on vacation and didn't have all those snacks and stuff available. So a bare room does have some merit!


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NANCYCA555 11/3/2009 6:28AM

    Hey, a .4 or .6 pound weight gain sounds like it was worth the price of that FIVE DAY vacation. Way to keep it that low. It sounds like you managed pretty darn well. There are a lot of good tips in here for when I go on vacation. Having a healthy snack in your room so you don't get to hungry when you go out sightseeing is a really good idea.

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My Goal Hasn't Been Attained, But I'm Still a Success!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Yes, I'm smiling! It's because although I have not attained the weight that I set out to achieve, I know I am still a success in many ways. My weight is much less than it was when I first joined SP nearly two years ago, I'm eating healthier, and I have a better outlook on my life. That's pretty awesome when you think about it!

Sure, there are days that I slide a bit and I see my weight creeping up, but I'm smarter about how to put a stop to it before I've done too much damage! Messing up with one meal is a lot easier to fix than eating everything in sight for an entire week. It's all relative. There are also days when I look in the mirror and I'm not pleased with what I see. But, you know, today I went shopping with a girlfriend for clothing. I took a size 12 skirt into the dressing room and it was waaayy to big around the waist and hips. What a great feeling! I went back and grabbed a size 10 and it fit soooo much better. If that's not being a success I don't know what is!

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CATLADY52 10/19/2009 5:44PM

    You make me happy!

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DEBBIER9 10/18/2009 10:56PM

    way cool emoticon

you rock


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NANCYCA555 10/17/2009 1:58AM

    Wearing a size 10 is AWESOME. This was a nice, upbeat, and inspiring blog. Thanks for sharing your joy. I'm feelin' it!

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DINY123 10/17/2009 1:51AM

    YOOHOO!- I know what you mean- i wen t shopping for a coat and thought I would need 18-20 size/ when all was done I took the 12-14 size and was very happy!-

So many times we are obsessed with the scale - while in reality we are a changin! Great blog Eve- Write on-Di

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VEUVEGIRL 10/17/2009 1:48AM

    You have a great outlook, love it! Keep up the good work!!

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I'm Motivated Now!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Whoopee! I'm motivated NOW -- I've got 2 weeks exactly before I'm going to Montana! The Big Sky and cool weather. I've been invited to spend 2 weeks on a ranch just outside Missoula and that has jump-started my motivation; I want to lose as much as I possibly can before I leave! And while I'm enjoying the cooler weather there and with no chores, I want to ride bikes and take long walks and eat right -- maybe I can end up the month down to about 140 and just keep going!!!

So for now, every day that I haven't committed to other appointments I'll be hitting the gym and with a goal in mind it has inspired me to work, work, WORK! Hey! I'll be seeing you in the size 8's before you know it!


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LOVE2MEN 9/2/2009 10:11PM

  Isn't it funny how an upcoming event can be so motivational? I'm the same way! Sounds like a fabulous trip. I've never been to Montana, but have always wanted to visit there. Hope you have a wonderful trip!! And good luck with your goal!


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DINY123 8/8/2009 5:07AM

    Size 8!- wow havent seen that for years! WOW way to go and have fun EVE!-

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MARYANNE4403 8/7/2009 10:21PM

    hope that you have a GREAT time on your trip. lots of luck reaching your goal by the end of the month, i know you WILL do it

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