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Monday, April 02, 2012

It's been more than two months since I've been here. I gave up. I worked hard all January, every day working out and eating what I was supposed to and not only did I not lose weight (I gained 3 oz), my measurements did not change at all! I was thoroughly disgusted and decided I was done trying to lose weight.

So, for the month of February, I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I felt like it and did not exercise. The result was unexpected - I lost three pounds! I know it sounds very strange and some would think impossible. But it proves what I suspected all along. My weight is more dependent on my emotional state than what I eat. Stress makes me gain weight.

I've also looked into Hypothyroidism, even though the tests came out negative. More often than not they will show a false negative. So, again, I'm taking my treatment into my own hands and decided to try iodine therapy. I don't want to go on synthetic hormones if I can avoid them. It's only been a week so far so I don't even expect there to be any change.

As of today, April 2, 2012, I have started an intensive dietary detox program. I didn't make this up myself so I have a book to guide me. I'm hoping this will kickstart everything; after giving my body a much needed rest from garbage food and being lazy.

My sister took me shopping yesterday and helped me pick out a Zumba 2 program for the Wii. I've never done Zumba but was told it's fun. I don't know about that, but I can see how I will get a good workout, once I figure out how my feet are supposed to move! lol Today's session lasted about 15 minutes - I don't want to overdo it and get discouraged and I don't want to make myself sick since I'm also detoxifying at the same time I'm starting this.
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CHAMILTON50 4/29/2012 6:53PM

    emoticon ..... good for you! emoticon
I have zumba for my wii and want to look into zumba 2. My daughter & I have done zumba together on Monday nights since Jan. and it is sooooo much fun. I think it's easier in a class than on wii.....lol
Our instructor was a student at the university & she graduates and is going away for the summer.....hopefully she will be back in the fall (she says she will be), I bought a new pair of sneakers just for zumba....lol
Just do what you can and have fun! emoticon

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SHEPHEARD 4/3/2012 1:58PM

    Day one left me with a massive headache all night. I tried Ibuprofen, then Motrin (which finally helped) and took a full sleeping pill and went to bed earlier (10pm)

I got up at 10:30 this morning, still feeling sleepy but got busy making almond milk so I could have my breakfast. I had my warm water with juice from 1/2 lemon as soon as I got up. I cooked a pot of quinoa last night so all I had to do this morning was grind the almonds with fresh filtered water and strain. It takes me about 1/2 hour to make 4 cups. I should freeze 1/2 because it doesn't keep long.

I kind of blew it at supper as I'm not supposed to have dairy, flour (any kind) any grain except rice and sugar. Without thinking (in fact I didn't think of it until an hour later), I put a dab of butter on my rice. So today I have to be more vigilant and remember to use coconut oil instead. :D

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SHEPHEARD 4/2/2012 4:39PM

    Thank you! How do you like the Zumba?

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LUCKY1964 4/2/2012 4:19PM

    I can agree with the emotional state having a lot to do with the progress of weight loss. I also have the zumba for the wii even though I have the older version that came out a few years ago. I am starting to try and get back in the habit of using it as well. I hope that the weight loss journey for you goes well.

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