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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Woke up this morning... weighed myself. Thought I was going to cry. Most I've ever weighed in my life.

But instead of wallowing in my weight. I did something about it. I took all my measurements. I tracked them on here. I started a cleanse with a friend of mine, who is on She shared all the information with me. I'm not going to lie. I was skeptical, I was scared, I was nervous but I said, forget it. I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING!

Besides the headache I've had all day-- which could be allergies or the lack of coffee, I feel pretty good. The food on day 1 has been pretty good, I was surprised-- I was also surprised by the lack of calories in the cleanse-- but I get it, apparently there is a science to it or something. I just know that I want to stick with it for the 9 days to restart and begin back on my healthy eating. I'm not aiming for perfect though-- If I keep this headache, I'm adding in more calories/nutrition. Tomorrow's breakfast is two eggs scrambled with veggies though, so I figure that will be a very filling, nutrient rich way to begin my day.

So, instead of beating myself up for letting my weight get out of control, I'm being solution focused-- I am going to get healthy. This weight is going to hit the road (as am I with my walking!!) I can do this. I have a wedding dress to wear in 6 months. Past time to get serious, but not too late!

What do you think about cleanses? I've always been skeptical. Do you think they can be helpful tools to get you back on track or do you think they're too restrictive?

(The new job is great, I will update soon-- just been a lot of reading & office time & getting invited to eat out for lunch! I get to make my own schedule beginning next week, I will PACK my lunch!! Healthy choices!)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DBELLE39 3/31/2014 7:16AM

    Have never done a cleanse, although I've thought about looking into it.

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TTLEELEE 3/30/2014 8:25PM

    I haven't done a cleanse for years, and when I did it was for allergy testing stuff. Lost a bunch of weight!! Mostly because I couldn't eat much of anything emoticon I hope it works for you as a way to kickstart your process!! And it is great to have a friend along for the ride.

It sounds like you have a good plan! Wishing you great success and a beautiful wedding!!

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TIME-4-TINA 3/30/2014 1:43PM

    I think cleanses are good, but I could never do it. When I get hungry, I too, get headaches. But I also get very bad pains in my stomach. Hunger pains I can handle. But these kind of pains I can't. So good luck. Hope you can do it. It's a good way to jump start your diet.

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BYEFATNANNY 3/30/2014 10:30AM

    I think this may give you a kick start and the fact you are doing it with a friend is helpful, you can compare notes. Yes you will get a headache without coffee (hint take an Excedrin w/caffeine) It will shrink your stomach so when its over that will be helpful. I say try to stick with it. If you can't handle it, just add a few veggies only. For motivation go try on that wedding gown. emoticon emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 3/30/2014 6:57AM

    I have mixed views regarding cleanses. I'll be anxious to read your "follow-up" blog!

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VANICIS 3/30/2014 3:56AM

    The scale is the devil. I swear its evil and ruins my day everytime I step on it.

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ELSCO55 3/29/2014 11:00PM

    Never done a cleanse. Hope you week goes well.

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GRAPHICS2 3/29/2014 10:08PM

    Glad you took positive steps rather than give up. Just go one day at a time changing the habits that took you where you are, and you will make it.

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BARBIE176 3/29/2014 10:07PM

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EMMACORY 3/29/2014 10:00PM

    Sounds like you have had an awakening. Hope the cleanse goes well for you. I have never done one. Since you have a wedding in 6 months I would suggest that you put a picture of a wedding dress on your refrigerator as a motivator to keep making good choices. emoticon

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EVENSTARR1 3/29/2014 9:55PM

  I don't know a lot about cleanses, but I want to say I appreciate your blog post. Keep up the great job! You can do this!!!! :)

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