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Phase 2

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I started phase 2 today. So far, so good.

The scales said 0.5 pounds down, but since I weigh daily (just for my own curiosity), I am not counting it until I am a full pound down -- too much potential for fluctuation. Regardless, the needle is headed in the right direction! Hooray!

Phase 2 is simply a more liberal cleanse. Less of "the drink" (just once a day) and more food choices. Only 14 days until a normal protein shake in the morning instead of the nastiness that is "the drink".

Interesting note, I have fewer rosacea issues when I drink the drink, than when I had a week gap with no drink in between the first two phases. Even though it's nasty, there is something in that drink that keeps my face a natural color (not sunburn red) and keeps the acne-looking bumps away.

Still hitting 1200-1500 clean eating calories, although to be honest, I struggled getting all of my food in today. That is due in part to being so busy and part because I just wasn't that hungry. I forced a protein shake before my workout for energy. And, had a post dinner english muffin/natural peanut butter snack. And, yet, I am still 65 cals short of my intended target. I am not really hungry, but I am afraid if I don't get my cals in, I will be starving tomorrow.

I had a great workout this evening. Well, it was great, because I felt good when it was over. :) Strength training that included stability ball leg jacks and burpee/renegade row combos. Yuck. 60 seconds on/30 seconds rest. The balance of the workout was upper body -- and my upper body needs all the help it can get!

Looking forward to a solid rest tonight.
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