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-8.4 pounds, totally EXUBERANT. Day 6

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The scale was stuck for a bit. It was rather horrifying waiting patiently wondering if those pounds were going to be the last I shed.

Today I am down -8.4 pounds !!! I broke into the 180s. So therefore I feel Exuberant. Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement. "giddily exuberant crowds" synonyms: ebullient, buoyant, cheerful, jaunty, lighthearted, high-spirited, exhilarated, excited, elated, exultant, euphoric, joyful, cheery, merry, jubilant, vivacious, enthusiastic, irrepressible, energetic, animated, full of life, lively, vigorous, adrenalized.

That is what eating right for my body does for me. It has given me a gift of feeling vivacious, energetic, euphoric, and full of vigor. My skin is GLOWING this morning as a result of the lifestyle changes. It looks beautiful, so pretty. My waist line is shrinking fast. More than looks eating right makes me feel wonderful. It gives me energy to stay awake all day, I can get stuff done around the house, stand on my feet longer, walk further. I feel ALIVE, the best I have felt in a long time.

Yesterday I did have a tiny slip up. The neighbor came bearing a tin of heavenly smelling, delicious homemade cookies and candies. emoticon I know from multiple tastings from the years past. I ate a 1" tiny star shaped frosted Christmas cookie and a tiny piece of almond roka homemade. OMG. My body reacted to it in the worst way ever. emoticon Within a few minutes I could feel the toxins spreading through my chest, it was tingling, felt heavy. Over time it made all the MS symptoms go haywire. I had to go lay down and sleep emoticon as the sensations spread through my body. It left me feeling heavy limbed, wobbly, like it was taking away my lifeforce. It caused the MS to flair up. Thankfully by the time I woke up in the evening, yes I slept all day from the tiny Christmas cookie, I could feel it wearing off. I took some zeolite to lessen the effects. All I can figure is it's an allergy to food and whatever food additives are in them. Those foods must of created tons of inflammation, enough to keep me from moving normally.

Lesson learned was I can absolutely no longer tolerate normal foods that most people can eat in reckless abandonment. I am wondering if it was the food all along that contributed to my decline. Yes I have MS, but I think its the food that speeds up the decline of my health. Food that I thought was healthy. The more I read, I realize how much food plays a role in how we feel.

Instead I must stick to my fresh juices and fruits and vegetables, some nuts, and seeds. I don't react to them. It's what works for my body. Dan the UPS MAN said I am looking better since changing my diet. WoW a compliment.

Yesterday I made a new recipe for Cinnamon apple butternut squash juice. I juiced a really big half of a butternut squash and ended up with only a quarter cup of juice. Then I added an apple and some ginger. The apple gave me a cup of juice. I tasted the combo and it wasn't bad, but it was too sweet. To save the recipe I ended up adding lemon, kale, radish tops, a radish, 1 grapefruit, a bag of cranberries and I tasted. It was too sour. So I added a handful of grapes and 3 beets, one bunch of cilantro, and a head of garlic. Tasting again and it was perfect ! It was so delicious and packed full of healthy ingredients. I saved the recipe by creating a new one.

Dinner was a Roasted Vegetables blended into a delightful creamed soup. No dairy added. It was so thick, flavorful, yummy. It had butternut squash, yams, potatoes, onions, and turnips. When I blended the vegetables with water I toss in a couple of tablespoons of pine nuts and blend until creamy. The pine nuts act as dairy would adding a richness and creamy flavor. I season it with pink salt, black pepper and Braggs Sprinkles. Braggs sprinkle is my favorite seasoning. It's a blend of many herbs. It always seems to fix problem recipes and enhance the flavors.

Hubby is back from visiting the relatives for the holidays. They were talking about the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead I had given to the brother-in-law the other year. He said it opened the door up to discussions on juicing as he took some juice with him. His Dad wanted to try out the juice. They also sampled my homemade crackers. It sounded like he was happy with all the healthy foods I make for him. Hopefully they understand I make them because of my love for him. emoticon

Tip of the day.

Tip #2.

Happy Holidays Spark Friends. emoticon
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

STEPBYSTEP1955 12/26/2013 1:51PM

    emoticon on the weight loss. Keep up the great work

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WINE4GIRL 12/26/2013 10:09AM

    i always learn from you! So sorry you were sick from the cookie, but glad you stopped at ONE! Wow! Hubs and I have learned that we can't eat a lot of stuff out that we used to since I usually cook for us. Our diet is going to change even more... new challenge to get healthier coming Jan. 1!

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DS9KIE 12/25/2013 9:27PM

    wow wee that is wild how just a small amount of cookie does to you
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FLMOMX2 12/25/2013 5:42PM


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LEN_VERSION32 12/25/2013 1:06PM

    Wow! This is amazing! Congratulations!!

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NAESREALITY 12/25/2013 12:33PM

    That is Awesome! You are doing great. I too can tell the difference immediately in my body when I eat "normally" I do not have MS., but I begin to feel "sick" and lethargic. I agree with you that food has a very feel effect on our bodies. emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 12/25/2013 10:41AM

    emoticon What FAB~ulous results! I would be exube emoticon rant, too! Enjoy your success! *hugs* BB~

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TREYONE 12/25/2013 8:30AM

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 12/25/2013 8:23AM

    emoticon on the weight loss and figuring out what foods work best for you. Merry Christmas! Have a blessed day!

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STEVEN2GO2 12/25/2013 2:25AM

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WALLAHALLA 12/25/2013 1:43AM

    emoticon Have a blessed Christmas! emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 12/25/2013 12:52AM

    emoticon CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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123ELAINE456 12/24/2013 11:05PM

  Awesome Blog. Congratulations on your Weight Loss. Have a Wonderful Merry Christmas with your Family. Jesus Is the Reason For The Season. God Blessings to You and Family Always. Hugs and Best Wishes To Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SYDLETZIII 12/24/2013 9:22PM

    Congratulation on the weight loss. Keep up the great work

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1CRAZYDOG 12/24/2013 9:17PM

  Merry Christmas and hugs!

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TOKIEMOON 12/24/2013 8:30PM

    I'm so glad that your symptoms have abated and that you think you know what things to avoid. But should such drastic sensations happen again, you really should be checked out.

Glad your healthy lifestyle is appreciated by your hubby. Who knows, it sounds like you are reaching his family as well. Wouldn't it be something if they started asking for more or your fixings!

emoticon on such an amazing weight loss. And this has all happened between Thanksgiving and Christmas! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 12/24/2013 8:07PM

  emoticon I'm glad that you are feeling better!

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RICKI157 12/24/2013 7:34PM

    Congratulations!!!!!! You Are Doing AWESOME!!!!!

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DJ4HEALTH 12/24/2013 5:24PM

    Congrats on the weight loss and sounds like you may have a problem with wheat too

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4RASCALS 12/24/2013 5:20PM

    emoticon Great job.

Glad your feeling better.

Merry Christmas

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ARTJAC 12/24/2013 4:57PM


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MOM2ACAT 12/24/2013 4:18PM

    Congrats on the pounds lost, and what a fabulous gift to give to yourself!

Merry Christmas! emoticon

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DOLLYHOLLY 12/24/2013 3:50PM

    Fantabulous! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_BABE_ 12/24/2013 3:37PM

    emoticon good job!

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PHOENIX1949 12/24/2013 3:31PM

    Those food and additive allergies are very tricky. Trial and error seems the most reliable tests. Unless I purchase it and prepare it, I'm taking a chance with my many defined & undefined food allergies so I rarely eat what others prepare. Glad you had a fairly quick comeback from the reactions.

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SPARKLINGME176 12/24/2013 2:51PM

    Fabulous! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 12/24/2013 2:38PM

  Love that you have found your way of eating .. So very glad it has helped your MS .. Happy holidays Hugs Susie xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 12/24/2013 2:25PM

    Congrats. emoticon
Happy holidays to you

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 12/24/2013 1:44PM

  Merry Christmas! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JTREMBATH 12/24/2013 1:18PM

    wow emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSA526 12/24/2013 1:18PM

    I am so happy for you!! You are doing an incredible job taking care of yourself! emoticon Keep up the great work! Merry Christmas!! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/24/2013 1:15PM

    What a good reminder that a little bit of processed food can really work a number on our systems. I just ate something I normally don't eat and I can feel it's effects. My body doesn't know it's Christmas. It just knows what foods work best for it any time of year. We have a really healthy Christmas Eve dinner planned with a little bite of the ganache for me for dessert!

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NASFKAB 12/24/2013 12:46PM

  you are doing an awesome job to stay well way to go Merry Christmas

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BIGPAWSUP 12/24/2013 12:30PM

    Awesome! I'm so happy you have found what works for you!

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JMARIES51 12/24/2013 12:27PM

    Awesome work, and great to hear that the relatives were interested in the movie. I think that is probably a huge surprise, no?
Take care and have a joyous holiday. You are shining!

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JANTHEBLONDE 12/24/2013 12:17PM

    Wow! You rock girl! I am so proud of you losing 8.4 pounds!!
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LOOKY-LOU 12/24/2013 12:14PM

    Great Blog! I am very blessed with good health and have never had to change my lifestyle to accommodate illness. I am so impressed with your eating changes to control your health. Taking such drastic steps cannot be easy and so I applaud you emoticon


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