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Saturday, August 02, 2014

My intended final 30 of 30 day JULY JUICE blog didn't deserve mere words. My disappointment level emoticon. I will digress and claim the (count em) 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 whole pounds I lost during the "30 day" juice feast/fast. In MY mind, had I stuck to the program, immeasurable goals would have been reached (based on others' results).

Early on I slowing starting to mess UP: Getting OUT with an excited, healthy family and subliminally slipping in their evening meals instead of sticking to my juices/water ALL day. Also, stopped the real exercise I began, then by the time vaca came, drinking fine liquor and letting go of inhibitions

My metaphysical (thought to exist but can't be seen) plans: Looking hawt emoticon in Florida and allowing myself a whole eight days to gorge and not gain weight! Soak in the emoticon and emoticon and fit into the "goal" outfits I packed.

ACTUAL RESULTS emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon, plenty of Mexican food, long nights and little sleep

- gained a little more than a newborn emoticon. Weighed myself the morning of my return home---an astounding 180 POUNDS. Gained all 7 PLUS 3 more pounds but I refused to emoticon.

Immediately closed my eyes and accepted what I knew to be my truth. I let myself go back to those terrible habits, self-defeating behaviors had to be acknowledged. I closed my eyes, prayed for the strength to do what I set out to do and immediately that inspiration set in my bran. That same inspiration from initially watching the FAT SICK and NEARLY DEAD video, the inspiration I received from logging in to SP and learning from someone or some article every day, the inspiration from listening to ailments my family members are experiencing from years of bad habits (wrong foods/little movement/unseen forces shutting down organs)

Grabbed my headphones and gear; went to the walking trail. Took 11,162 steps during 1:38 minutes for a total of 5.14 miles. Drank lots of emoticon and drank my juices and allowed myself a sardine craving. Take a dietary supplement daily. I've been active and/or juicing with occasional bites or heated real vegetables (my one veggie treat: Nuked organic Kale & carrots flavored with a low-sodium bouillon and coconut water)

My mom, who doesn't do fall for fad diets, told me about an added bonus of soaking in Epsom salt. It's a weight reducer. She said its been shown that those who soak in Epsom salt for a couple hours after a workout, not only feel extraordinarily well but have lost four (4) pounds as well!!! I immediately bathed after my last mountain hike.

Am weighing myself ONLY when I feel changes in my body, so yesterday morning I weighed in at 170.6. Jumped up and down a bit, prayed for guidance and strength, had a chance to walk/tiny jog (about 15,000 steps) for 2.5 hours. FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS....I'm sore but emoticon

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  • JSPIN74
    1254 days ago
    1327 days ago
    Interesting and smart. Hard working and determined. Pretty and funny, but I would never have guessed 180.
    1329 days ago
    emoticon Cheryl, haven't experienced a lot of weight loss, either. I am slightly disappointed, but I love the positive energy I feel, and that others, are noticing. I believe the key is moving and enjoying life, without food being the central part, of it. I have about 10 days left, as far as only juicing. I don't plan on giving it up, because I love the way it makes me feel. Sounds like you had a great workout. Keep it up, and keep posting. I love reading your blogs, because you are honest and I always take something positive, away from them. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1329 days ago
  • MANGO12321
    Great Cheryl! I've been eating healthy--mostly protein and veggies and am down 15 pounds. I agree with your mom. No fads. Just eat well and exercise and your body will respond. Juicing was not super positive for me either as you know. I'm enjoying learning to be healthy though!
    1329 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    The scale doesn't tell the whole story. You are doing a lot of good things. Keep on trucking!
    1329 days ago
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