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6 months from now I'll wish I'd started today.


Sunday, November 04, 2012

I am back up to 172 lbs.... just two months ago I was down to 166. :( I slipped off the exercise and eating right wagon and have paid for it. My pants are tight and my muffin top is back. UGH!

I have lurked on Eat to Live for a long time. I've tried the diet many times in many years but could never stick to it. I'm ready to try again. Today I'm logging what I eat so I can see where I am failing. My portions are just Too Big, too calorie dense. My morning shake and cup of tea equals 571 calories. That's just BREAKFAST!!! Clearly I need a dietary intervention. Last night I made cookies for my family and before I went to bed I had consumed six of them! I never seem to learn. :-(

A couple of weeks ago I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead at the theatre. Dr. Joel Fuhrman supervised Joe Cross while he went on a 60 day juice fast. I really admire Dr. Fuhrman and I was impressed Joe Cross chose him as his doctor. I think it's time to take my admiration to the next level and actually listen to him. Between now and Christmas I want to do a juice fast for ten days. In fact, I'm really looking forward to it. Until then I'm going to follow the 6 week plan to a T and jump start some fat loss. I'm also going to the gym on Tuesday to book an appointment with a personal trainer. I want to do heavy weights for maximum fat loss and improve muscle definition.

Okay, so I'm putting this out there. I have fallen off my vegan wagon. I have stopped exercising. I have gained back six pounds. To rectify this disastrous situation I will EAT TO LIVE... vegetables, fruits, beans, and some whole grains to ultimately take back my health and hopefully lose 20-30 pounds of body fat along the way. I will make outdoor exercise (walking the dog) a priority every day, even if it's only 15 minutes. I will visit the gym at least twice a week to lift weights.

Six months from now I'll be glad I started today. :D
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LORIEGIRL213 11/7/2012 12:25PM

    You can do it!!!! We all "fall off the wagon" now and again but you "nipped it in the bud" and caught it before it got totally out of control. You are now back on track so it can only go forward from here. Good luck on this new path on your journey to weight loss. Lorie

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LIV2RIDE 11/6/2012 9:57AM

    The best part is you caught this before it got out of control. You have an awesome plan. You can do it and we are all here to support you! Eating whole foods is the best way to heal your body from the inside out. Whether you juice, blend or just eat the whole foods. It's amazing to watch it happen. 6 months from now this won't even be an issue and you will be amazed at your progress.

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BREW99 11/5/2012 5:36PM

    Oh my! That's a lot of calories for breakfast! I find that I have too many calories when I make yummy smoothies too. At least you logged it to see. Congrats! emoticon

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FEB_SHOWERS16 11/4/2012 11:25AM

    I know you can do it!!!! emoticon

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AMARILYNH 11/4/2012 10:32AM

    Oh wow I could have written this! I'm not very far above my goal weight but I'm fighting weight gain and I think if I'd just give in and live by ETL principles maybe it wouldn't be such a fight. I'll be watching and rooting for your success!! emoticon

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SPIRALDOWN 11/4/2012 10:18AM

    Its not an easy struggle. I tried 3 times and now i am down the most i have ever been.. This journey is a struggle everyday but is so worth it.

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