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Fast Metabolism Diet day 27 twelve pounds down...yip, yip, yippee!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

emoticon So I'm feeling pretty spunky this a.m. Hopped on the scale and eureka...12 pounds down! emoticon emoticon emoticon It's a mini miracle of sorts...for me at least! My poor ole' insulin resistant body is finally realizing it's not going to be put through starvation, or caffeinated into oblivion anymore.

It's starting to trust me and release the fat storage it's always held onto so fiercely. Our bodies do that when we deprive them of food. They go into battle station mode and start stocking up the larder with carryover supplies. Unfortunately those supplies are nasty hard to shed fat stores.

It's taken my body a good long time to pack away this chunk~o~lunk fat now referred to as brown fat because it's been there so long...and it isn't going to let go willingly. emoticon

I have to be patient...not a strong personality factor of mine. I want my svelteness...and I want it NOW! emoticon Good luck Lucy on that one...my body whispers with a smarty pants edge in my ear! emoticon You abused me for so long...look who's in charge of this project now...ME! emoticon

So I'll keep plugging away. I have until tomorrow night for the official end of my 28 day metabolism reset to decide. Then I'll decide if I'll stay on this plan for another cycle or look at something a little easier as far as all of the cooking that is involved. I have several other plans to consider...but at this very moment I'm thinking...if it ain't broken...don't try and fix it.

I just don't know if I can sustain all the crazy menu rotations and the cooking...heaven knows I was not put on this earth to be a chef! emoticon emoticon

I was put on this earth to be an ART~TEEST! emoticon and a teller of tales...mostly true! emoticon

But....the problem is I want to be a SLENDER artesian and that takes discipline in eating and exercising of the body when I much prefer to be parked at my jewelry table, or at my computer conversing with you!

Yes...I hear you...we can't have it ALL at least ALL at the same time. emoticon

So I'll just have to make some sacrifices here and there...right now health is HIGH on my 'to do' list. Higher than it's been...well...maybe ever! emoticon Truly Spark has made that realization crystal clear and I'm so thankful I found this site and you...my many, many beautiful loving friends! emoticon

Who knew a simple calorie search could bring me to a community that is full of loving, supportive, fantastic friends? We have SO much in common and health is at the top of your 'to do' lists also...it just feels so good to be amongst common minded friends!

My fitbit bit the dust..so I had to get another one. I've been wearing my holder duct taped together for months and the tape gets itchy and annoying. One customer saw it peeping above my blouse line in a garment that had a little peek~a~boo cut out hole and asked me if I was wearing a pacemaker. I said...well yes of sorts...this little gadget does tell me a whole story about my 'pace' for the day! emoticon Derp...no she didn't get it either! emoticon

So I'll have to reconfigure this new one to the computer when I get two minutes. I'll be happy to have a new slimmer model not one bound up in duct tape! Do you know duct tape could patch up the entire world if need be? emoticon emoticon

I'm a little over half way through my book 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt. Usually I just read a few pages each night before I drift off into dreamland. But this book is SO darn good...I've been reading in the early a.m. too! I'm seriously jealous of this writers ability to wield her prose! Just actually gob-smacked at her sentence structure and story painting! emoticon

If you want to lose yourself in a REALLY good book check it out. I relate to it so much because it's about a young boy that loses his mother in a museum bombing. He is so lost and so alone at such a young age. He goes to stay with his school chum's wealthy family and feels like a total outsider.

He goes searching for the young girl that he couldn't stop staring at while his mother was showing him art pieces in the museum, she too fell victim to the terrorist bombing and lost her Uncle that was with her that day. Finally after much searching and lots of luck he discovers where she is living and takes himself over to the townhouse on lower 5th Street.

He finds that her Uncle owned a very upscale antiques shoppe ( I LOVE antiques) and she is badly hurt and is staying with her Uncle's friend and partner in the the business. Theo feels immediately at home amongst all the old furniture and the partner takes him down to his work room to learn how to restore some beautiful old pieces of furniture. This gives Theo great comfort and takes his mind off of the horrific tragedy he went through in the loss of his mother. He feels an affinity to the dear little girl Pippa because she is in the same boat as he is with the loss of her dear uncle.

Finally his father (divorced by his mother) comes into the picture and whisks him out of NYC to Vegas and he goes through another entire culture shock trying to adjust to life in crazy Vegas (this is like me leaving Iowa and coming to the la~la land of FL) with his father's new wife...a crazy within her own nutsy life who clearly doesn't want to be saddled with 'the boy' emoticon

The adventure unfolds...Theo gets caught up in some dire circumstances. I identify to this book on so many levels. In many ways it makes me feel close to my Josher about some of the terrible challenges he had in his life. I identify with Theo's grief in losing his mother to me losing Josh.

There is still plenty of adventure left in this book and I'm sure when I finish it I will miss the characters very much and continue to think about them for some time to come.

That's saying A LOT for a book, and even MORE for the writer...Donna Tartt is a GREAT role model for those of us who love to write, but even more...love to read!

Check out this and fall in love! He had just learned of the drowning death of his childhood friend who he had lost touch with many years earlier when he moved to Vegas. He's now back in NYC.

"And yet is was remarkable too how his world (his childhood friend) limped on without him. Strange, I thought, as I jumped a sheet of water at the curb, how a few hours could change everything-or rather, how strange to find that the present contained such a bright shard of the living past, damaged and eroded but not destroyed. Andy had been good to me when I had no one else. The least I could do was be kind to his mother and sister. it didn't occur to me then, though it certainly does now, that it was years since I'd roused myself from my stupor of misery and self absorption; between anomie and trance, inertia and parenthesis and gnawing my own heart out, there were a lot of small, easy, everyday kindness I'd missed out on; and even the word kindness was like rising from unconsciousness into some hospital awareness of voices, and people, from a stream of digitized machines." Donna Tartt

This is the PERFECT description of what one goes through with the loss of a tremendous love...I couldn't possibly have described it better!

I bow down to you Donna Tartt...I hope everyone reads and appreciates your VAST talent! emoticon
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I truly admire your dedication to this plan and all the extra time it takes for you to cook and prepare meals. I love to cook but don't do it nearly enough.

    Thank you also, for the review of the book. It sounds like a great read.
    Have a great one!
    1474 days ago
    Thanks for the book review of Gold finch. We recently lost a precious nephew who was only 27 years old. I know his mother is devastated. Possibly this book would be good for her to read.

    1476 days ago
    Well done my friend well done!!!!!
    1476 days ago
    I have to say, I AM SO HAPPY I DID NOT LOSE MY DH, LAST MONTH!!!! It is just not time, for him yet! I have certain lost people who have passed over. Thank you so much for your support..... it was a stuff time, but he is doing MUCH better!

    I'm so glad you are focusing on health.... it IS our only wealth :-)

    Love you!
    1477 days ago
    Somehow I got unsubscribed from your blog!!!

    I'm so proud of you. You are amazing.
    1477 days ago
    You are doing such an inspirational job! Thanks for letting us share in your joy!
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  • GRAMMIE1959
    My-oh-my, how I have missed your blogs. I am back to SP. For the most part I have been on a self destruct mode with my weight loss for the past two years and now I am picking up the pieces, learning from my mistakes and carrying on. I have always enjoyed your posts and look forward to reading them a new.
    1477 days ago
    Great job on getting rid of those pesky pounds! I'm going to check out that Goldfinch book. Sounds enthralling! emoticon
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    Congratulations, Bobbi Anne! That's completely emoticon emoticon
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  • JUSTME29
    Sounds like an interesting book.

    I guess I agree with "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" - but I know the cooking is a challenge. Do you think it'll be easier a second round now that you know what you are in for and have done it once? Is there a way that now that you've an expert you can figure a way to throw in some pre-made or restaurant meals here and there to take off some of the strain of cooking and allow you to eat with your friends again?
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    Wow congrats!
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    emoticon emoticon So happy for you!!!
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    Congrats on the weight loss! and on your perserverence which has led to your weight loss success. I know it's not easy!

    I was given The Goldfinch by a good friend, and I have just started it. It is amazingly good.

    Have a great weekend
    1478 days ago
    Congratulations on the lost pouunds. May they stay LOST!

    I'm going to have to read that book. Isn't it lovely when you find a writing that mirrors your own emotions? Puts your feelings into words so perfectly?

    I wish you a fabulous weekend!
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    emoticon Congratulations on dropping 12 big ones!!!! That is emoticon and from what I have read of Hailey's diet, those emoticon lbs. are gone for good Bobbi!!!.. I think if you keep it going for another 28 days you are going to see even more pounds gone than 12, emoticon your body is just getting into the fast burning mode!!! You have already rocked it. emoticon

    I absolutely emoticon reading your blogs, I look forward to every single one, and it's because of your own writing talent. I feel like I get to read a wonderful professional writer's entry into a good quality emoticon magazine and it doesn't cost me a dime. Thank you for always putting your heart, life, joys and sorrows into your blogs, emoticon that is what makes them so awesome as well as your transparency. People can identify with you, and that's what makes your blogs and you so special!!!! emoticon

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    Comment edited on: 2/8/2014 1:12:37 PM
    Congrats on the weight loss!!! WooHoo!! Remember I told you I was feeling good about the week??? Well, pooh! I gained 3 pounds!! Wha??? Maybe I found some of what you got rid of!! Oh well. This is another week!
    Sounds like a great book, but when I reads, I falls asleep!! hehe Mostly I read blogs ( like your wonderful ones) and recipes. hehe
    Keep up the great work! If you decide to do this plan again for the next 28 days, I think you'll not take so much time b/c you've done it and are more familiar! If you choose to do a different one, you'll will be doing something new that will take a bit of time just to get into the swing. Anyway, that's just my 2 cents. (Love that Foodlion Lion!!)
    Keep up the great work, Bobbi!! You are doing fine!!! (((HUGS)))
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    Hi Bobbi;
    I'm so happy & proud of you for sticking with the FMD. I knew you could do it and You did emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I'm just sure you will choose the right path for you to follow in order to finish attaining your goal. Of having a more slender body, plus you've filled your life with more positive energy & lightness all this in 27 days. If I were you I'd keep going, yet you know what is best for you and I can't wait to hear about it, I do hope you'll keep us all posted on your continued progress forward.
    Again dear one I am so happy & proud of you You are truly beautiful inside & out. Loved your book review.
    Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1478 days ago
    You just answered your question - "If it ain't broke, don't try and fix it!" I'm going to repeat the diet for at least three, maybe four cycles, despite the fact that it's cooking intensive, I really hate eating vegetables in the morning, and I can't have a beer or glass of wine. Why? Because this is working. It's working better than anything I've tried and I'm mostly happy with the food. My weight loss is slow right now, but I keep re-reading the book. I have a very slow metabolism, and it may take another cycle for it to really start working properly on it's own. And, it seems that repeating these cycles will finally get me to a really healthy weight that I will then be able to maintain. I don't know about you, but I'm really tired of being over weight, and I'm even more tired of struggling and starving to lose weight and then gaining it all back when I start to eat in normal portions. This program uses food in a prescriptive manner. If I were prescribed medicine and told to take it for a specific period of time, I wouldn't stop taking it if it were working. Just sayin' emoticon
    1478 days ago
    12 pounds.... oh wow Bobbie... that is fantastic!

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    What an awesome and inspiring blog - thanks for brightening my day.
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    emoticon emoticon good weight loss

    emoticon thanks for book review
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    emoticon emoticon ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS!!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon FOR THE BOOK REVIEW!!!

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