HEARTOFROSE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HEARTOFROSE HEARTOFROSE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Totally Exuberant This Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177479 Today is my first day back to work after the Holiday break. I kicked off the morning with my usual habit and I stepped on the scale. I had to do a double take when the read out was 198 lbs. Just like that, I had met my first goal. I wanted to be under 200lbs. Voila, I am done! <BR> <BR> Now, I need to schedule in the massage that I had promised myself. <em>30</em> My next goal is 190 lbs which is just 8 lbs away. Here I come ! <BR> <BR> Well I am off, I have finish making lunch and snack... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:07:39 EST Merry Christmas - A Holiday Weight Loss :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176068 As some of you who have been reading along know, I switch to a 100% raw plant food diet a week ago. No dairy, no breads/grains... just fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. <BR> <BR> There had been one nagging bit of worry: how will I survive the Holiday feasting? Not only is December festive because of Christmas, we also celebrate my Dad's birthday, my son's birthday and my own. <BR> <BR> So on Friday, I picked my parents up from the airport and they took the family out to Applebee's for di... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 19:50:30 EST Goal Check... Plateau Broken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171994 Despite the Holiday feasting that seems to be everywhere, I am proud to say I have stayed true to the raw whole plant food diet. I feel mentally sharper. I have begun to notice differences in how much healthier my hair feels and how much stronger my nails have become. They used to rip rather easily. <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople when I had reached a plateau in my weight loss journey that began in August. At the time, I weighed 232 lbs. Today, I weighed in at 202.4 lbs. I plateaued during th... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:49:01 EST Day 3 of my Raw Plant Food journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170027 Hello All, <BR> <BR> So Sunday was Day 1 and Monday Day 2 eating a raw plant food diet. My breakfast, am snack, pm snack are juices. Lunch and dinner are basically salads and sprouts and raw pates. My husband is going on an all juice diet to reboot his digestive system. Actually for him, these are the first veggies ever entering his body. <BR> <BR> The AM and PM snack juices are: <BR> 6 Kale Leaves <BR> 1 Cucumber <BR> 4 Celery Stalks <BR> 2 Green Apples <BR> 1/2 Lemon <BR> 1 1" piece of gi... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:35:21 EST Three movies that have changed my outlook on life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168161 Over the last couple of days, I have watched 3 movies that have radically changed how I view food and nutrition. The movies are: <BR> <BR> 1. Food Matters <BR> 2. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead <BR> 3. Forks over knives <BR> <BR> These movies are available on Netflix. So, I have decided to switch to a raw food plant diet - not just for weight loss but as a lifestyle change. I will be giving this eating regimen a fair 60 day evaluation. <BR> <BR> I am determined to blog about this experience dai... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:17:00 EST