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Starting Day 5 of Detox

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I am feeling so empowered! This 10-day detox (Dr. Mark Hyman's) is so healthy and good for me! The hardest part is the detox shake that I drink to start my day. I'm still adjusting to the flavors the various seeds add to the drink. I can get it down and it does set the tone of the day. I'll keep trying the various options till I find one I like ~ recipes are provided in Dr. Hyman's book. It fills me up and keeps me satisfied for hours! The rest of the day is veggies, chicken or fish and nuts. Lots of flavorful meals, just packed full of fiber and nutrients! I was going to stop after the 10 days and start up again in the New Year, but now I know I can get through the holidays sticking to the plan ~ may be somewhat modified, but most meals I can stick with the plan. I even signed up to bring a roasted broccoli-cauliflower with onions and garlic dish to my family Christmas gathering. It's on plan and I know others will enjoy it, too.
I'm looking forward to my Monday weigh-in tomorrow!

  
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    emoticon keep up the great work Susie!

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BMCC488 12/14/2014 3:48PM

    Sounds like it's going great! It does sound like a sustainable meal plan too so that's good too emoticon

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Monday Weigh-In

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Monday, my official weekly weigh-in day when I'm trying to eat well and move more! I got back on track with my weekly weigh-ins on September 29. I am excited to report that I'm down 11.2 pounds since then, and have reached my starting weight for 2014! I was aiming for that for the end of the year so I'd have a no gain year! Now, I'm confident I'll be down a few pounds by years end. So good to be back on track!

I even lost 1.2 pounds according to my weigh-in this morning and I was in Chicago for a 4-day vacation. I did water aerobics in the hotel one night, got some walking in, and watched my portions and food choices. It worked!

I'm starting my 10-day detox plan on Wednesday. If you saw my pantry and fridge, you'd wonder where Susie moved to and ask who lives here now! Ready for a healthy lifestyle which will lead to a healthier me!

  
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BMCC488 12/9/2014 10:47PM

    emoticon emoticon Glad to see your enthusiasm! And congrats on being back to your starting weight early.

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    Way to go. You are ending 2014 with a bang!

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Anyone ever try the 10-day detox diet?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Just checking in! Counting my blessings and moving forward. I had another great strength training workout after a 40 minute walk with my niece. It really helped to know I had to meet her or I may not have bothered. She said the same thing so we were good for each other. We'll meet again on Monday before all the Thanksgiving prep begins. I will make it to the gym on Wednesday in between baking pies!

I've been reading a book called 'The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet' by Dr. Mark Hyman. I'm going to do the 10-day detox sometime before Christmas, then will do it again in January, and want to continue with the super advanced plan discussed in the book for months to follow.

If anyone reading my blog has any experience with Dr. Hyman's detox plan, please let me know what you think of it, and share any tips you may have. It has some foods on it that I have never tried, but nothing that doesn't sound doable.

Remember to start each day with a thankful heart. Here's to a happy, healthy weekend that carries over into Thanksgiving week for those of us in the USA.

  
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SAPHRAEL 11/23/2014 11:19AM

    I've never tried that one. I have done a 10 day cleanse though. It was really restrictive. I wouldn't recommend an extreme cleanse around the holidays unless you really get mentally prepared. It's difficult to work around all the events.

I do encourage an occasional cleanse, especially if you are interested in challenging yourself. I'm going to go check out this doctor now that you've mentioned it!

Good luck!!

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    I never tried this. Let us know how it goes! A wonderful week for you too! emoticon

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BABYSOX 11/22/2014 7:49PM

    I have never tried that detox diet. Good luck and keep us posted.

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    That's great that you guys were good for motivating each other to get out and walk! emoticon

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I Chose a Workout Alternative

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

When I was a kid/teen/twenty-something, I would bake in the sun unprotected and would even use baby oil to "get a better tan". Not smart, I know. So, I decided to have a full body skin cancer check and yesterday was the day. I had 2 suspicious spots, one on each leg, that the doc removed and sent to have biopsied. Results in 2 weeks. Not worried, just feel good that I did this for myself! On the down side, no water aerobics for a week to avoid infection at the removal sites. Small price to pay.

I intended to go for another great water workout today, and even invited my niece to join me. I have 5 free passes to my gym to share with her. She's hit a plateau with her weight loss. I think a new workout regiment may help. Rather than cancel, we met at the gym anyway. We walked for 30 minutes, then she went to use the cardio machines, while I went for strength training. I haven't done much of that for a long while and WHEW! My body is certainly telling me that I should have never stopped. Wow, I think I'm gonna be sore tomorrow. I even lowered my weight amounts since I hadn't been in so long. I'm meeting my niece again on Friday and will have another go at it. Gotta get this body stronger and firmer again..........while I'm dropping the excess weight, of course.

Still working my 'no gain holiday'! Hope you've got a plan for Thanksgiving! We've got this!

  
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    That's great about the scan... and that you took your niece to the gym anyway! emoticon

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RANAF222 11/19/2014 6:47PM

    Good for you on getting those spots checked! Better to be proactive about these things for sure! Have fun with your niece at the gym!

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Monday Morning Whoo-hoos!

Monday, November 17, 2014

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I was actually looking forward to my Monday morning weigh-in today! I had a good week and was hoping it would show up on the scale as last week it didn't (I think my body was in shock from actually working out :) I didn't let the scale discourage me and stayed on course. It paid off as I'm down 3.6 from last week!!! So excited!

I'm headed in the right direction for my "no gain holiday" goal, too. I want to at least be down to my January, 2014 weight of 248.6 by the end of the year! I weighed in at 250 today so that's an attainable goal. I may even shoot for 240! Why not! It would be nice to actually post a loss for the year now that I'm back on track!

Here are the general goals that will get me there:
6,000 or more daily steps
1,000 + monthly fitness minutes
more daily fruits and veggies
healthy size food portions
8 + cups of water daily
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BMCC488 11/17/2014 3:39PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep it up you're doing great!

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    Great Job Susie!!
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RANAF222 11/17/2014 9:45AM

    Congrats!! I think you can make it to 240lbs by the end of the year!

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