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To 14-Day Cleanse.. Or Not. That is the Plateau-Breaking Question! Any Advice?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I found a Spark suggestion area for plateaus from a sparker who said she broke her plateau with a 14-day cleanse. She was nice enough to send me the recipe and I've been debating whether to give this a try.

Yes, it worked great for her. And no, I've never done one before. My concern is keeping my body on an even keel with insulin level and all other things that depend on good nutrition. I'm worried that I'll go weak and drop dead. (in which case, I won't have to worry about the plateau anymore!)

Has anyone any advice on this? Thanks!

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/20/2010 2:08AM

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With insulin I'd definitely check with your doctor first.



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FLMOMX2 5/19/2010 12:15PM

    With insulin problems I'd stay far away from a cleansing.

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 5/19/2010 1:33AM

    Nope, I'd skip the cleansing. Plateaus are frustrating, but part of the process. Trying to rush your body as it adjusts to having a new lower "normal" weight will probably lead to yo-yoing, which I've been fighting. Just give it the time your body needs so your weight won't keep fighting to creep back up once you do get it off.

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WATERMELLEN 5/18/2010 9:38PM

    Definitely sounds iffy to me -- I'd check it out with doctor first to assess the particular "recipe" involved. If insulin levels are a particular concern then this might be very risky for you indeed.

Slow and steady does it.

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/18/2010 6:12PM

    I know my doctor is dead set against these.He says lots of water and healthy eating.I know I have a steady diet of anti-infammmatories to worry about so I need stomach coating but all in all ,the dietician I saw and the doctor are both set against them so I would be cautious.My doctor does like health remedies and does like green tea thinks it is good for you so it is not a question of him not being willing to try anything different either!

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MSLZZY 5/18/2010 4:44PM

    I think I'd skip on the cleanse. I've read that they are not as great as they are touted! Spark had an article on it not too long ago so research it first. You know, I'm not close enough to help you
if anything goes wrong LOL!

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GRACEISENUF 5/18/2010 4:21PM

    Hey first of all thanks for the spark goodie! Love a good hug.

I have heard pros and cons for cleanses but because I haven't seen the ingredients I really can't say. I still think the best way it to just track the food and get moving.

I am trying to drink more water to do a natural cleanse and just putting good clean food into my body. I know I feel best when I eat really healthy food and not packaged stuff. I am back on track and feeling SO much better already.

If you decided to go through with the cleanse let me know how it works our for you. If you have any special medical issues you might want to ask your Doc first.

Best wishes!

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My Plateau Done Me Wrong

Monday, May 17, 2010

Yes, it's a new C & W song I'm writing. It's a sad ballad, but take heart, it ends on a happy note - one of hope. Maybe.

I've been on this lifestyle change journey for a year and a half. I lost the entire 34 lbs in the first 6-7 months and have stayed there for a year. No matter what I did, no matter how I tried, I just remained at the same weight.

Yes, I went down pant sizes, but hey... there's only so much joy that can bring when you know you have more to go because you are just not at that comfortable goal weight.

I didn't think that I was discouraged by this plateau, but I was. I've persisted on SP, despite losing interest. But I stopped blogging, responding to blogs, caring about portions (because I've been exercising a good deal, I threw caution to the wind - somewhat), etc.

Up until recently, I blogged daily and then just ran out of topics. But now I see that blogging is really a reality check. Not for comments from other sparkers, but to see what's really going on in this psyche of mine.

I'm still not sure if I'll get back to blogging or just remain lazy and apathetic about it. Fortunately, I have maintained my weight loss, but I have to light a fire under my butt and get the rest of this yucky yellow matter out of my body.

Wishing all a good evening.

  
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GRACEISENUF 5/18/2010 3:44PM

    Good for you maintaining your loss! Hey thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog...I really appreciate the encouragement.

Onward WE go!
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FLMOMX2 5/18/2010 8:51AM

    You will get back on track. We are in this together. Best news is that you've kept off the weight. emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/18/2010 6:53AM

    Blogging can be very beneficial but is not for everyone. Sometimes just reading what others wrote can make a difference.

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/17/2010 10:47PM

    I try to "Light my Fire" with blogs! "Me and you are subject to The blues now and then
But when you take the blues And make a song You sing 'em out again" "You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You say you got a real solution Well, you know We'd all love to see the plan You ask me for a contribution Well, you know We're doing what we can ...."With apologies to Neil Young and the Beatles for pilfering bits of their songs for my purposes tonight LOL!




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WATERMELLEN 5/17/2010 10:38PM

    Blogging: who's it for? Interesting thought!! Sounds like you are going to think your way off this plateau!!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/17/2010 9:52PM

    Blogging helps me, like you said.

I lost 30lbs the first SP year and then have struggled since then, like you said. Except no smaller pants sizes since after the 30.

Something that helped me was finding a system for food mgmt that worked for me, and a system for exercise mgmt that worked for me, within SP. SP was not enough for me in those two areas. After 18 mo I found a sys for ea and now I'm happy. Now I have the hard work to get the rest off, like you said.

So I can relate.

Food: No S Diet SparkTeam
Exercise: The Step Diet SparkTeam

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ANDARI26 5/17/2010 8:11PM

    I know blogging can really help you get your head straight. If it is getting too tedious maybe you should try doing it once a week instead of everyday. Then you'll have a week worth of info to process when you sit down instead of only one day. Just an idea. I too am stuck at a Plateau so I'm feeling your frustration. I work out a lot and also monitor diet and log. I'm just going to keep going and eventually I should start moving again. Best of luck.

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A FREE GLOBAL WOMENS TELESUMMIT - MAY 1-MAY 8- (Repeat blog)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thought this info was worth repeating for those who may be interested and missed it the first time.

A friend just sent me info about this free telesummit that I thought others might be interested in. It is described as:

"The 8-day program will explore many facets of being an inspired woman including: feminine leadership, women's health, communication, relationships, manifestation skills, sensuality, community organizing, spirituality, and much more.

Panel dialogues will focus on questions of importance to women, which will then seed your conversation with other participants.
Each day will also include networking opportunities to advance your work.

Never before have so many top women leaders gathered on the phone to offer their secrets, stories, advice, and encouragement to other women. It promises to be a dynamic week of personal transformation, powerful dialogues, and inspiring circles - all without expense or travel. This event is not like other teleseminar series - you will be an active co-creator and collaborator through breakout groups, collaboration circles, and more.

You can participate live on as many calls as you like and interact with both the leaders and other participants via a state-of-the-art MaestroConference platform.

Or you can just listen to the recordings later at your convenience since all will be taped.

The Summit runs from May 1st to May 8th and is completely free. Please do share this invitation with friends and allies - all are warmly welcomed to participate. While the event is geared towards women, men may participate as well."

Additional info is at:

www.inspiringwomensummit.com

  
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Lasering Holes in Belly Fat - Laser Lipolysis? What's this New Procedure?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I just read in Womens World about a new technique. Does anyone know anything about Zerona Laser Lipolysis? Low-level laser beams blast fat in targeted areas. A doc says, "Within minutes, this creates thousands of tiny holes in the cell membranes of unwanted fat, allowing the fat to leak into the bloodstream and be flushed out of the body."

Well, is this just another gimmick? I'm going to research it more and see what's up.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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TEAPOTWITCH 5/20/2010 12:48PM

    The belly fat is unhealthy. Just cause it sounds high tech, doesn't necessarily mean it is dangerous. More looking into it would be helpful to determine what aids to diet and exercise are safe options for you.

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/24/2010 7:21PM

    sounds scary and risky id rather walk it off emoticon

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/24/2010 7:02PM

    Sounds very unhealthy to me.

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 4/24/2010 11:12AM

    From what I've read, the result can be a big mess, and I wouldn't risk it.

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FLMOMX2 4/24/2010 8:40AM

    Never heard of it.

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MARTY19 4/24/2010 8:40AM

    I'd be interested if what you found out and what the cost is. But I am not at goal yet so that isn't even a consideration. LOL!

Marty

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MSLZZY 4/24/2010 7:37AM

    What next? Great if it would work but I'll pass! emoticon emoticon

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MUSIC66 4/24/2010 1:43AM

    never heard of it either.

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/24/2010 1:39AM

    I haven't heard of this I too will research this then we can put our heads together , two heads are better than one LOL!

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A Free Global Womens Telesummit - May 1- May 8

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Can't believe it's been weeks since I blogged. This from a person who did so daily for over a year! Yikes!

A friend just sent me info about this free telesummit that I thought others might be interested in. It is described as:

"The 8-day program will explore many facets of being an inspired woman including: feminine leadership, women's health, communication, relationships, manifestation skills, sensuality, community organizing, spirituality, and much more.

Panel dialogues will focus on questions of importance to women, which will then seed your conversation with other participants.
Each day will also include networking opportunities to advance your work.

Never before have so many top women leaders gathered on the phone to offer their secrets, stories, advice, and encouragement to other women. It promises to be a dynamic week of personal transformation, powerful dialogues, and inspiring circles - all without expense or travel. This event is not like other teleseminar series - you will be an active co-creator and collaborator through breakout groups, collaboration circles, and more.

You can participate live on as many calls as you like and interact with both the leaders and other participants via a state-of-the-art MaestroConference platform.

Or you can just listen to the recordings later at your convenience since all will be taped.

The Summit runs from May 1st to May 8th and is completely free. Please do share this invitation with friends and allies - all are warmly welcomed to participate. While the event is geared towards women, men may participate as well."

Additional info is at:

www.inspiringwomensummit.com

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/23/2010 8:22PM

    I'm glad you're still here!

Thanks for the summit info, I registered and bookmarked it. Hope it's good.

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MSLZZY 4/23/2010 7:00AM

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JLITT62 4/23/2010 5:30AM

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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HICALGAL 4/23/2010 1:02AM

    thanks for the info!! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/23/2010 12:23AM

    Thank you this sounds wonderful!

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 4/22/2010 11:45PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this! And have a great weekend!

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