Thursday, August 21, 2014
My relationship of four years has ended and I am managing the stages of grief very slowly. In the first four days I lost ten pounds, in the next three weeks I lost four more. I am exercising again, 90 minutes or more per day, and will soon start strength training. I interviewed for a job today and got it, so I'll be putting my experience as a vegan personal chef to good use by helping a local eatery establish a new menu, plus I'll learn to be a barista! So cool.
I am logging my food and logging my exercise so I can keep tabs on how I'm doing. I will not spend any time in any teams, just using SP for the bare minimum.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Hi everyone! I'm sorry I've been gone so long.
I recently had a diagnosis of low functioning thyroid so I've started taking liquid iodine daily. I need to make some dietary changes too. For now I'm coming to terms with the 17 pounds I've gained in the last year. Nothing about the way I eat has really changed; I didn't start porking out on pizza, potato chips, and beer, but I have gained 17 lbs and none of my clothes fit. The other day I visited a women's clothing boutique close to where I work and I spent $100 on three summer items to get me through the summer. Normally I only wear second hand clothes, but I wanted to do something nice for myself. As I drop the weight again, I can pass some of the clothes on to my partner and my friend.
So here I sit, ready to battle with the bulge again. I've set some goals including daily affirmations, mindful eating, enough sleep, daily walks.... I'd like to run a 5K in the fall and be able to do 10 pushups without dying. I'm going to get a family YMCA pass and start strength training again. I think the biggest boon to my weight loss goals is mindful eating. I need a lot less food that I think I do.
Last evening I grabbed the dog and we went out for a 60 minute walk together. It was really nice. I want to do that every night after supper. :)
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Wow! Where has the time gone?
Today is day 18 and I am down 9 lbs and my partner is down 19 lbs. She tried on all her clothes this morning and most are too big. She looks so great, but now we have to go shopping! Oh darn! LOL! Actually she has lost 14.5 inches off her body in just 16 days. I can only imagine how good she'll look and feel by the end of the summer.
When the 30 day juice fast ends, we're going to keep juicing for August but add in raw snacks and one raw meal. I'm really excited to try out my raw cookbooks.
Well, that is all for now! Here's hoping I'll get down into the 150s when this is said and done. I haven't weighed 155 since 1994.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Wow! I am still here!
We have been making a variety of juices like:
Super Green Detox
Santa Fe Salsa
Pear-fect Pear and many others.
I think that by having a great variety of recipes is key to sticking with it and not getting bored. Most of what we drink fits the 80/20 rule; in fact, many of our juices are VERY green.
My partner has dropped a pant size... so encouraging. Her face is also so thin, having lost all the puffiness in her skin. We took our measurements and weighed in last Sunday, so we'll do the same Monday morning for a comparison. My waist is definitely smaller, but I don't feel much different. I have about 25-30 lbs to lose but my partner has about 80 lbs to lose, so I realize her weight loss will be more pronounced than my own. She is also exercising for two hours a night cutting grass, raking, planting, weeding, etc. I've become super lazy... well not really... I stand and juice for four hours every day, plus I cook for a living. I should walk or swim or something for exercise.
Well, I guess that's all for today.
Monday, July 08, 2013
OMG!! Today was so hard!!! I was cooking ten meals for a client and I kept having to taste dressings, dips, etc. for salt, lemon, etc. It was horrible! I felt sick, tired and sweaty all day, spontaneously breaking out in a full sweat several times. I felt my willpower give way, so I gave in and ate some roasted veggies. Then I felt good, full instead of hollow and sick. It's been six hours since I put anything in my stomach, so I think I'll have a juice.
The juices I made yesterday were all really good. Tomorrow we will have:
Super Green Detox
Clear Complexion Juice
We drink four L juices per day (12 oz) and two S (8oz).
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