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Detox: Day 6

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Weight: 161.6 (down 5.2 overall, up 0.2 from yesterday)

Today has been super busy, so no food pics, but I remained on track with my detox. I was surprised that the scale only went up 0.2 after my dinner out.

Breakfast: Smoothie and Tea

Lunch: leftover stirfry

Dinner: salad bar- just lettuce, artichoke hearts, baby corn, and grape tomatoes, sprayed with balsamic vinegar and a tiny bit of olive oil (no idea how to track this one)

Snack: dried fruit

I'm still a little hungry, so I'm hardboiling some eggs right now- I've only hard boiled a few times, and I think I might be failing at it right now. Oh well!

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    Mmmm love hardboiled eggs!! emoticon

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CHANGINGMORGAN 11/30/2011 9:15PM

    I ALWAYS fail at hard boiled. I don't know why. I'm just totally and completely inept at it.

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Detox: Day 5

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Weight: 161.4 (down 5.4)

More than halfway done! Woohoo!

So I'm starting to think that maybe if I start off my day with a picture that I post, maybe I will spend a few extra minutes a day on my appearance. I feel like I have been slacking on my morning routine so much lately, and kind of looking like a slob. So here is my photo of the day:

Short blog today, but I'm thinking about giving myself a challenge for the month of December. I have always thought about doing the 30 day shred for 30 days straight, but that's never been the way that I have used that program. I have always just used it as an additional workout to my normal routines. But really, it's only 20 minutes, there is really no excuse that I can't do it (except the big one- I'm just being lazy). Guess I'll need to decide tomorrow if I want to set that goal.

Started off the morning with my smoothie, milk, and tea... hit the snooze button a few too many times (as I'm sure I will tomorrow since it's getting so late):

Then had a snack of dried fruit during my morning lesson (not pictured).

Did actually eat lunch in the lounge today... had a spinach salad with tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Salads are just way better with artichokes :P Everyone thought I brought ice cream for lunch with my Baskin Robbins container.

Then I came home and took a nap before meeting up with some girlfriends for dinner. I knew it was going to be hard for me since it was an Italian restaurant (cheese and carbs are my weakness), so I had some popcorn before heading out. Note how dark it is because I was being lazy and didn't feel like getting up to turn the light on.

Made a good choice at dinner... Greek salad minus the cheese:

I did good throughout dinner as my friends ate pizza and offered me some (and it looked amazing).

The not as good choice, and my first real cheat so far. I've never had gelato before, so my friends insisted that I get one, but it was a small amount, and the first dessert that I have had since Thanksgiving:

I know that my dinner/dessert wasn't entirely appropriate for my detox, but I think I did really well considering it was a night out. I'm curious to see how I do Friday and Saturday night... I think I'm going to have to skip going out at all to just get through the rest of the detox. But now I'm close to being done, and I am showing myself that I can do anything I set my mind to!

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CHANGINGMORGAN 11/30/2011 9:17PM

    I LOVE PITANGO!!! Omg. Now I'm craving it. You are SO mean to me! Hahaha. Good job on the day!

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ONETWOTHREEME 11/30/2011 8:00AM

    good job! if you're looking for an amazing plan to detoxify your body of nasty toxins.. check out CLEAN by dr. alejandro junger. i came across it last wek and I've started a bit of the elimination diet and feel great so far. everything about it makes sense!!! am going to do the 21 day detox soon. definitely check it out! its changed my whole life on the foods we eat!! congrats on your loss!!

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    Awesome job on dinner! I know it is hard to stay on track when you are out but you did great!! Keep it up! emoticon

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Detox: Day 4

Monday, November 28, 2011

Weight: 162.8 (down 4 overall)

Started out the day feeling like I'm slimming down a bit, so I wanted to take a pic to make myself feel a little better about myself (if I'm brave enough on day 9, I MIGHT post my before bikini shots from day 1... it's scary!).

Then started out with my made up smoothie that I actually really like, some milk, and some tea... starting out the morning trying to flush out the system :P

Packed up my lunch and headed out. Only my key to my garage got stuck in the lock, so I messed with that for about 30 minutes, and still couldn't get it out. So I left for school with it still in the door.

Embarrassing admission: I am on a dating website, and happened to notice my neighbor is on it too. Sent him a message through it asking for help since I don't have his number. Luckily, he is a very nice guy and came over tonight to help get it out... took him a while and some pliers, but it finally came out, and it was a good excuse to socialize with him for a bit.

Got to school and realized that I left my lunch and snacks on the countertop at home. I was soooo irritated, especially after the garage door. I went all the way back home to get it to make sure I remained on track for the day. I love living so close to work now!

My first lesson of the day was taught while eating a banana and drinking lots of tea. Also, this week I am eating lunch in my classroom so that I do not fall into the temptation of holiday treats in the lounge. It sucks, but it's something I've gotta do for myself. Lunch was leftover stirfry... but I wasn't too hungry, and only wound up eating half.

Spent forever debating what I wanted for dinner, and made some sauteed mushrooms. Yum!

Also had my snack of popcorn (I am cheating on this a bit... it's Smartpop, but it has butter).

Didn't wind up working out today, but it's ok. Tomorrow is another day, and my nutrition stayed on track for the fourth day in a row. Yay! Tomorrow is going to be the tough day- I'm going to dinner with some friends from college, and they picked an Italian restaurant. Cheese and carbs are my weakness! But I'm going to try to get them to make me a special salad.

It's way later than I expected to be up, so I've gotta get ready for bed, night :)


Detox: Day 3

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weight: 164.2 (down 2.6 overall)

Started out the day with some water, tea, and sparkpeople :)

I fell asleep for a while, and then kept falling asleep, and didn't get around to eating until a little late in the day. But I finally just had a yogurt for breakfast:

Lunch was a big salad with spinach, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts topped with Asiago salad dressing :

Snacktime: bannana and popcorn

Then since I had planned on having leftover stirfry, but decided I didn't want all the extra sodium today, I made a smoothie for dinner. Nothing fancy, just a yogurt, bannana, milk, and ice... but put it in a fancy class because that always makes things taste better :)

I'm still really low on calories for the day, so I might have some tomatoes and hummus as a snack... a little later than I would like to be snacking, but I want to try to add exercise back in tomorrow, and I have lacked energy the past few days (note how many pics today were taken from the couch... which I did not leave ALL day).

On another note, I am trying to do the whole dating thing. One thing that I have come to realize about myself is that I have no idea how to take a compliment. I did not realize this by myself... I have had numerous guys lately tell me how cute, attractive, or pretty I am. Somehow I always manage to turn it around, and quite a few guys have pointed this out to me lately. My self esteem has been so low, I guess this is just one way it shows. It's something I need to work on, and will. Next time I will just say "Thank you".... and maybe eventually I will get to the point where I can say, "I know" emoticon

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CHANGINGMORGAN 11/28/2011 11:49AM

    I know that feeling too! Now that you know or realize, you can do something about it. Keep it up!

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Detox: Days 1 and 2

Saturday, November 26, 2011

So, ANEWAMANDA had done this detox a very long time ago, and I took note of it. I knew that if I ever let my eating get out of control again to the point that I couldn't stop it, I would give this a try. So I decided the day after Thanksgiving was the perfect starting date!

I also determined that I wanted to do this right now because I wanted to do it for me. Normally my dieting, working out, and weight loss in general is fueled by me doing it for someone else (typically a guy)... this time I am going to be motivated to do it for only one person, the most important person in my life- ME!

My reward for 9 days of commitment= monthly tanning

Stolen from ANEWAMANDA:

"Fat Smash Phase 1: Detox. This is a 9 day commitment and these are the rules:

Foods allowed during phase 1 include:

•all fresh fruits in any quantity
•all vegetables in any quantity, except white or red potatoes and avocados; vegetables should be raw or lightly cooked (steamed or grilled)
•one cup daily of fresh-squeezed—not canned—fruit or vegetable juice
•one cup daily of cooked unsweetened oatmeal, grits, farina, or cream of wheat
•up to four egg whites daily
•any dried beans such as lentils or chickpeas
•2 cups daily of cooked brown rice
•a maxiumum of two tablespoons per day of tahini (sesame paste)
•2 cups daily of low-fat or nonfat milk or soy milk
•6 oz (170 g) of low-fat yogurt, maximum of 12 oz (340 g) daily
•a maximum of two pickles per day
•one-two teaspoons of low-fat virgin olive oil for grilling vegetables
•low-fat dressing, no more than three tablespoons per salad
•herbs and spices
•hot-air popcorn without butter or margarine
•a maximum of two tablespoons per day of artificial sweetener
•2 cups daily of unsweetened decaffeinated herbal or green tea
•unlimited water.
Foods prohibited during phase 1 include:

•cheese, including soy cheese
•fried food
•fast food
•alcohol "

My starting weight: 166.8! GROSS.... apparently I have gained 13 pounds in the past 5 weeks. Hopefully most of it is water weight and will come off quickly.

Day 1:
Weight: 166.8

So I wasn't entirely prepared to start (though I was mentally), and hadn't bought my groceries. I went out to get my groceries and got distracted by Black Friday shopping.

-Egg whites with sundried tomatoes, spinach, and salsa

-Grilled asparagus

-Popcorn and tea

Got all my Christmas shopping done and everything wrapped... and even got the Christmas tree set up!

Weight: 164.8

-Egg whites with sundried tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and salsa

-Veggie ginger lime stir fry with quinoa

-Raspberry lemonade smoothie (no pic)

-Dried fruit

The part of cooking healthy that I HATE:

Even got the Christmas lights up:

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MELLYBEANS0919 11/27/2011 4:31PM

    Sounds interesting. Your food looks very good!

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TISH0125 11/27/2011 3:13PM

  looking for some ideas like this detox plan, big thx! ! ! im feeling absolutely disgusting after thxgiving wknds treats and sweets and leftovers...ughl! thx so much for sharing!

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    Love the plan and OMG your decorations look great! I can't wait to get mine up!

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CHANGINGMORGAN 11/26/2011 11:58PM

    You know what... I"m going to do this with you! Except I "start" on Monday since I already have brunch plans for tomorrow lol. But I'll menu plan now!

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