SEESKO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SEESKO SEESKO'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/ Meeting Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652942 Trying to celebrate my victories as I am on this journey towards the body I want. First, Today is Friday and that means I am one full week of sticking to my eating with no mistakes. yeah! <BR> <BR> I squatted 185 this week :).......when I made that goal i thought I was reaching.....I did ten reps which means I know I can go heavier. 200 here I come. <BR> <BR> Benched 145...wow, I remember when I tried 120 and couldn't get one rep...looking towards 160 <BR> <BR> I love my weightlifing ro... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:04:44 EST The Binge Monster Returns http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647846 I thought I had locked all the doors and boarded up all the windows, but I must of forgotten one because the binge monster found his way into my home today. Oddly, he looks a lot like me. <BR> <BR> After doing really well for quite some time, I had an all out binge today. <BR> <BR> I got out of routine and everything spiraled out of control. The sad part is that i am not even sure if I accounted for everlything. (If you see my tracker...the 1600 calories at the bottom were the binge) <BR> ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:04:43 EST 2014 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575367 2014 Goals <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> 1. Eat at east 4 servings of vegetables a day and 2 servings of fruit <BR> 2. Have at least one daily green juice or smoothie <BR> 3. Drink a gallon of water a day <BR> 4. Ditch the soda except for the occasional treat when eating out <BR> 5. limit alcohol to special occasions (no more nightly wine) <BR> 6. Ditch the sugar except for special occasions (birthdays, holidays) <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> 1. Exercise is part of my daily life, it will not b... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:22:30 EST Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying...Don't Wait til Jan. 1st to Live http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567082 I keep hearing people say that they are waiting util Jan. 1st to get healthy. For me fighting towards health is a daily battle. Every day I wake up ready to fight, some days I win, some I don't. However, I don't want to wait. I know there are a lot of temptations this time of year. Trust me the goodies are in my house too. However, I am trying my best not to have my all or nothing attitude. You know the one that says, I ate three (okay five) cookies, might as well have that wine and fo... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:20:40 EST I Wanna Be Like Mike! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533846 "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." -Michael Jordan Wed, 6 Nov 2013 11:17:07 EST Biggest Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383449 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1400149410.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1814500751.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l751706433.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Meeting former biggest loser contestants: Tara Costa, Jackie Evans, and Dan Evans was great. They were all very nice and encouraging. They have sparked a fire in me to lose the rest of this weight. Sun, 9 Jun 2013 14:14:00 EST Update! Doing great .....juicing, plant strong, and progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369186 It has been awhile. <BR> <BR> I am still doing great. Losing at a slow steady pace. I continue to juice a day or two a week. Or sometimes just make a juice for a snack. I now eat lots of fruits and veggies and am pretty much meat, dairy, and oil free. I still have a weakness for cheese and substitutes are not worth it, so i let myself indulge once in awhile. I also don't fret about being meat/oil free when a special occasion rolls around (out to eat, friends, ect...) so all in all I w... Mon, 27 May 2013 10:49:48 EST Screwing my head on straight before it is to late! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311164 Hi Spark! <BR> This past month has been a hard one for me. Lots of stress. The result was that I was on and off with my eating. I would eat great for a day or two and then terrible for a day or two. In the end I gained a few pounds back (6 to be exact). It is time to get this under control before I end up were I started. <BR> <BR> Update for my boys: My son's broken arm is healing. His surgery went well and all looks good. I have made my peace with holding my 2nd grader back a year.... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:21:30 EST When it Rains it Pours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278907 It's raining, It's pouring...........Life is so crazy right now. <BR> <BR> First as you all know the sequestration has had profound effect on my families financial situation and added a lot of stress for my husband and I. <BR> Tuesday night my 10 year old slipped at the high school swimming pool locker room and broke his arm. Unfortunaly he is going to need surgery next Tuesday. Also, got a call a few days ago from my 7 year old's teacher requesting holding him back next year. Ugg.....can... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 13:05:15 EST Guess who is in Onderland? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269644 <BR> Well, I am in onderland. I am so happy about this and feel really healthy (besides this cold). In two months I lost a whopping 43 pounds. In January I lost 32 pounds while juice fasting. In February I lost 11 pounds while committing to a diet of vegan and mostly fat free (nuts are a daily part of my diet along with flax and chia). I wasn't perfect, I never successful cut out cheese completly. There were good days and bad days. I feel like it was real and something i could stick ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 11:25:04 EST I can't Stop Crying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266890 Tomorrow is the day that our government changes our lives. This sequestration will be taking roughly 43% of my husband's pay away. Looking at our finances is showing that times are going to be tough. Tomorrow I will have to sit my kids down and explain that they can no longer do taekwondo, guitar lesson, and other activities that cost money. We will have to tell them that there will be no trip to see family this summer. The other summer activites we have planned will also be off. I do... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:57:32 EST The Forgotten Protectors of Our Country http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258569 I don't use my blog to talk about things other than my health often. Also, I am in no way a political person. I try to stay away from those kind of conversations. However, today i am a bit frustrated with our government and need to vent. <BR> <BR> You see my husband is a United States Border Patrol Agent. The often forgotten protectors of our country. Regardless of your stance on immigration, most do not realize just what a border patrol agent protects our country from day in a day out.... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:02:03 EST Cookie Dough Dip......and it is healthy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245071 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1215011755.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Holy Cow! I found this recipe for "cookie dough dip"....get this it is made out of chick peas. I finally made it today and guess what? My kids loved it!!!!! Now for those of you that don't know, I have very picky kids. I am in shock! I even got the question, "Can I take this in my lunch?" <BR> <BR> It was really easy to make too. I am suppose to be juice fasting, but I must admit I couldn't resist a nibbl... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:19:58 EST Back on the Juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242488 <BR> <BR> It is official , I am back on the juice. I am doing a 10 day fast starting today. I am allowing myself coffee this go around. Only one cup in the morning. We will see how it goes. <BR> <BR> You guys are probably right about my choice of meat yesterday. Next time I eat meat it will be something way less processed. <BR> <BR> I hope that this juice fast can help me break my few remaining bad habits. Like cheese! After the fast the whole family has committed to eating healt... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 07:56:23 EST Yuck! I have become one of "those" people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241479 I went shopping this morning and filled my cart with fruits and veggies and lots of other things I used to not buy. Like: rice flour, flax meal, almond meal, egg substitute, coconut water, tofu. As I looked at my cart I thought "Yuck, I have become one of those people!" As the cashier checked me out, I found myself hoping she would notice that I am one of "those" people! <BR> <BR> The last time I ate meat was on December 31. I did my 30 day juice fast and have been eating mostly fruits,... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:30:44 EST Post Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235512 My re-entry to food has gone well. I have eaten lots of good salads and fresh fruits and veggies. I kept having at least one juice a day, usually for lunch. I noticed my stomache gets full alot quicker. I have kept with the gallon of water. <BR> I gotta tell you that I felt a whole lot better when on the fast and almost want to go back to it. Thinking I may end up doing a one day juice fast at least once a week. It was so nice not to have to think to much about food. <BR> <BR> Tonig... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 10:11:10 EST My 30 Day Juice Fast is Complete! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231246 My 30 day juice fast has come to an end. I feel fantastic! i won't lie and say it was all easy, but it was a lot more enjoyable than one might think. I believe I have probably taken in more fruits and veggies in the last month than I have in several years combined. Sad, but true. <BR> <BR> Let me share some numbers with you. <BR> <BR> I lost a little over 32 pounds this month. <BR> 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/31 206.8 <BR> <BR> I also did measurements. I won't bore you with each individu... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:56:43 EST Day 29 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228951 Day 29....Holy Cow! I feel great! <BR> <BR> I have made the short list for groceries and have developed my final plan for my first few days off the fast. <BR> <BR> Day 1: <BR> <BR> I will start my day with a piece of fruit (if I am not working) and follow up with a juice a little later. Oh and prbably a little coffee! <BR> <BR> I will have a juice for lunch. <BR> <BR> For dinner I will have some raw plain veggies and fruit. <BR> <BR> I will hold off all eating until dinenr if I wo... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:03:07 EST Day 28 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227340 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 <BR> 1/15 219.4 <BR> 1/22 215.8 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> Put on yet another pair of pants this morning that I could not wear. So, I had to weigh in. I have surpassed my goal of 30 pounds. I am at 207 which is 32 pounds and I still have 2 days to go. Woo Hoo!!!! <BR> <BR> I am feeling so good today. I walked 8 miles on the treadmill last night and woke up totally not sore. Worked all day today and am going to try to get in a few miles tonight. I found a show o... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:59:41 EST Day 27 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225419 Thanks to my friend Wallahalla!!!!! i heated up fresh apple juice this morning and wow, yummo! It wasn't coffee, but was a lot better than tea. Thank-you. <BR> Today has started well. We will be busy, so I made my juice this morning. <BR> <BR> breakfast: <BR> Hot apple juice <BR> <BR> lunch: <BR> orange <BR> carrot <BR> spinach <BR> <BR> dinner: <BR> beet <BR> cucumber <BR> pear <BR> <BR> <BR> I can't wear the pants I wore at the begining of the month. I had to keep pulling them up!... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:12:50 EST Day 26 of 30 Day juice fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224818 As the end approaches I am both nervous and excited. I am excited about the new way I plan to eat and about having a cup of coffee! :) However, I am also nervous about the end of this fast. I am scared to slip back into my old habits. I feel like I have gotten rid of the cravings for "bad" foods, but scared that once I start eating again I will not be as strong. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:38:08 EST Day 25 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223363 I can see the end of the tunnel and oddly that makes it harder to stick with it. I am going to stick it out. As I said before I need to prove to myself I can finish what I start. But gosh, I had to do a lot of self talk today. Mostly about that darn coffee. I really think it is a comfort thing. It gets cold and I feel like I should be holding coffee in my hands. <BR> <BR> Had some good juice today. <BR> <BR> breakfast: <BR> carrot <BR> orange <BR> rei fruit (a new one for me....kind ... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:47:45 EST Day 23 and 24 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221162 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 <BR> 1/15 219.4 <BR> 1/22 215.8 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> <BR> Welcome to day 24. I didn't have time to write yesterday. All was good, besides a slight headache. I don't think I drank enough water yesterday. I will be back to my gallon of water today. <BR> <BR> Still collecting recipes for after the fast. I can't believe how much I am craving salad with a fruity topping. I think looking at all these recipes is a way to torture myself. I have convinced my husb... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:14:16 EST Day 22 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218091 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 <BR> 1/15 219.4 <BR> 1/22 215.8 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> <BR> Have I mentioned how much I want coffee. It is -2 right now and that is suppose to be the high. Tomorrow and Wednesday are supposed to be colder. I have tried tea, it just isn't cutting it. I don't think I have ever had this strong of a desire for something like this. <BR> <BR> Positive side effect: My husband noticed that my teeth are very white and in the course of that conversation noticed th... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 06:49:21 EST Day 21 of 30 day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217528 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 <BR> 1/15 219.4 <BR> 1/22 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> Went shopping today to restock my fruits and veggies. I actually wrote down some recipes to use this week. I am really excited about tomorrows breakfast (pineapple, orange, strawberry). I bought a few things I have never had. An ugly fruit. Never eaten one. Don't even know if it is juicable. I will probably end up giving it to the family. They need to try new things too. <BR> I am starting to buy things for... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:31:22 EST Day 19 and 20 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216625 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 <BR> 1/15 219.4 <BR> 1/22 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> Busy weekend and didn't have much time to get online. Everything went well. Pretty typical in that I only had desires to eat when cooking for my family. Resisted. The hardest part is still the drinks. I miss coffee a lot. Also, on the weekends hubby drinks wine or something, I miss having some with him. I going to buy some seltzer water today and try adding some fruit juice to it for a treat drink in the eve... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:18:32 EST Day 18 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213236 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 <BR> 1/15 219.4 <BR> 1/22 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> <BR> Woke up to -10 and didn't want to get out from under the warm covers. I did though! My mood is much improved and resolve has returned. I have 12 days left and have started to plan how to eat after the fast ends. I have found tons of plant based fat free recipe ideas, however, at most of the time I will probably keep it simple with salads and fresh fruits. <BR> <BR> <BR> I worked today and found it harder ... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:15:35 EST Day 17 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211167 So, yesterday I was not in the best state of mind regarding my juicing. I was bored with it and generally not in a good mood. I really started to think about an making yesterday my last day. I woke up today with the plan to juice through out the day and then eat a small salad with pureed fruit as the dressing tonight. I sent my kids off to school and started making my juice and that is when it hit me. I didn't feel good about my decision. When I started with the plan to juice even thoug... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:44:43 EST Day 16 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210385 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 <BR> 1/15 219.4 <BR> 1/22 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> Woke up with lots of energy. Struggled a little when I took my son to pizza hut. Didn't eat anything, but did take a few sips of diet coke and licked sauce off my finger after serving my son. <BR> <BR> breakfast: <BR> orange <BR> coconut water <BR> <BR> <BR> lunch <BR> spinach <BR> apple <BR> <BR> <BR> dinner <BR> zucchini <BR> broccoli <BR> kiwi <BR> <BR> <BR> Finding that I am kind of bored with my juices.... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:21:02 EST Day 15 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207881 Half way there! <BR> <BR> 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 <BR> 1/15 219.4 <BR> 1/22 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> So weight loss has slowed down greatly, but I am still thrilled. 20 pounds in two weeks is amazing. I was hoping to hit 30 for the whole fast, so hopefully the increase in working out will speed up weight loss just a little bit. <BR> <BR> I loved my mango juice yesterday. So yummy! <BR> <BR> Today: <BR> breakfast: <BR> apple <BR> kiwi <BR> coconut water <BR> <BR> <BR> lunch <BR... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 07:21:00 EST Day 14 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206389 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 <BR> 1/15 <BR> 1/22 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> <BR> Slept well last night. Woke up and drank my water. My water drinking really falls off over the weekend. Walked 2 miles on treadmill. <BR> <BR> breakfast: <BR> Mango <BR> Coconut water <BR> <BR> <BR> lunch <BR> kale <BR> kiwi <BR> cucumber <BR> <BR> <BR> dinner <BR> apple <BR> spinach <BR> zucchini Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:54:10 EST Day 13 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206149 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 down 17 pounds in first week <BR> 1/15 <BR> 1/22 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> Not much to say and not much time. <BR> <BR> I felt great yesterday. Pretty much had my normal juices. We went shopping and I bought a ton of produce. I somehow accidently bought two big containers of kiwis so a lot of kiwis are going to be in my future. <BR> <BR> <BR> breakfast: <BR> watermelon <BR> <BR> <BR> lunch <BR> kale <BR> apple <BR> <BR> <BR> dinner <BR> kale <BR> watermelon ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:04:28 EST Day 12 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204728 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 down 17 pounds in first week <BR> 1/15 <BR> 1/22 <BR> 1/31 <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy, busy, busy. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> apple <BR> pear <BR> coconut water <BR> ....way yum! <BR> <BR> <BR> lunch: <BR> 4 cups spinach <BR> 1 cucumber <BR> .....very green, but not as hard to get down as you might think. <BR> <BR> dinner: <BR> 2 kiwi <BR> 1 crown broccoli <BR> 1 pear <BR> celery <BR> ....again just don't like celery , but will keep working at it <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:29:54 EST Day 11 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201715 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 down 17 pounds in first week <BR> 1/9 222.0 <BR> 1/10 221.6 <BR> 1/11 221.5 really?! <BR> <BR> <BR> Woke up feeling a little bloated today. Not sure why? It is a little discouraging to see the scale slow down so much, even though I knew it would happen. I know I am doing good for my body. I have been doing some reading about what each fruit and veggie does for your body. Amazing! <BR> <BR> So my brother lives in Arizona and has his very own orange grove... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:00:11 EST Day 10 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199980 Good Morning! <BR> The list of daily weigh ins was getting long, so decided to compress it. <BR> <BR> 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 down 17 pounds in first week <BR> 1/9 222.0 <BR> 1/10 221.6 <BR> <BR> Weight loss has slowed down for sure. However, it isn't all about weight loss. I am feeling fantastic. I slept so well last night. Woke up refreshed. Drank my 32 ounces of water while hubby drank coffee. I do miss coffee a lot. I think I have mentioned that before. <BR> <BR> Her... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:13:23 EST Day 9 of 30 day juice fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198240 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/2 235.4 <BR> 1/3 232.2 <BR> 1/4 229.4 <BR> 1/5 227.4 <BR> 1/6 225.8 <BR> 1/7 223.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 One week = 17 lbs. Gone <BR> 1/9 222.0 <BR> <BR> Perhaps things are slowing down. However, I gotta say I am feeling pretty good today. Getting my water back on track and increasing the amount of juice I was drinking made a big difference. <BR> <BR> I woke up with the strongest desire for coffee. Have been fine without it until today. For those of you that don't kno... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:31:14 EST Day 8 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197292 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/2 235.4 <BR> 1/3 232.2 <BR> 1/4 229.4 <BR> 1/5 227.4 <BR> 1/6 225.8 <BR> 1/7 223.2 <BR> 1/8 222.2 One week = 17 lbs. Gone <BR> <BR> <BR> I woke up tired today as I didn't sleep well. However, I felt really good today. I got a lot accomplished. Felt very energetic. Very little hunger. However, I made my family chicken and biscuits and the smell just about killed me. <BR> <BR> For my pal wallahalla: <BR> <BR> breakfast: <BR> Watermelon <BR> cucumber <BR> ...way t... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 16:36:40 EST Juice Fast My One Week Results and Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196444 I can not believe it has been 7 whole days. I had ups and downs, but overall it was a positive week. I enjoyed most of my juices and I am sure my body is thanking me for all those fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> I lost....wait for it.......17 pounds in 7 days. Wow! Skeptics will say it was water weight (which some of the initial poundage was) however, if I am carrying around 17 pounds of water I think there is a problem. <BR> <BR> Hunger was strong for the first couple of days, but dimini... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 07:48:30 EST Day 7 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195285 I ate a banana. <BR> <BR> why? <BR> <BR> Because I still felt a little light headed and I had to drive my kids to the doctor. I wasn't going to risk my kids safety. I am a little disappointed, but hey. I am back to juicing again. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 15:23:14 EST Day 7 of 30 Day Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194696 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/2 235.4 <BR> 1/3 232.2 <BR> 1/4 229.4 <BR> 1/5 227.4 <BR> 1/6 225.8 <BR> 1/7 223.2 <BR> <BR> Good morning. 16 pounds gone in 6 days...I will take that! <BR> I slept great last night. Not hungry upon rising. Drank my 2 bottles of water first thing. <BR> <BR> For breakfast I had: <BR> oranges <BR> blueberries <BR> yum, yum, yum <BR> <BR> I had my first scary negative effect around 9:00. I had just sat down to watch a show with my son and I got extremely light heade... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 10:19:59 EST Day 6 of 30 day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193274 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/2 235.4 <BR> 1/3 232.2 <BR> 1/4 229.4 <BR> 1/5 227.4 <BR> 1/6 225.8 <BR> <BR> <BR> Slept great, not much hunger through out the day, planning dinner is hard because it is Sunday and we always have a big dinner with dessert. I will survive, but procrastinating at starting to cook. <BR> <BR> breakfast: <BR> 1 grapefuit <BR> 1 orange <BR> <BR> <BR> lunch: <BR> 1 cucumber <BR> bunch of kale <BR> ....my first all veggie smoothie, not yummy but not unbearable either <BR... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 14:40:10 EST Day 5 Juice Fast (not a pretty subject) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191126 So, I am up early on a Saturday. Why? I am still having bathroom issues. In addition to sharing my experience with all of you I am keeping a record for myself. So, I am going to be frank. Turn away now if you don't want to much information. <BR> <BR> Here is something I forgot to share yesterday. I read that when juice fasting you should consider enemas, salt water flushes, laxative tea...something. Most juicing experts believe tha you need to do this to help your body get rid of the ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:38:52 EST Day 4 of 30 Day Juice Fast Continued... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190691 Update: <BR> Well I survived! I drank some water and made my juice while making dinner for the family. After i was done drinking it I had to take my son to practice. I am home now and feeling good again. <BR> <BR> Here is what I had today: <BR> <BR> cateloupe <BR> kiwi <BR> blueberries <BR> ....loved an all fruit one this morning. <BR> <BR> <BR> Kale <BR> 2 carrots <BR> 2 oranges <BR> ..not bad <BR> <BR> <BR> kale <BR> 2 stalks celery <BR> 2 carrots <BR> 2 apples <BR> ...very yummy and ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 21:13:20 EST Day 4 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190301 I woke up well rested this morning and with feeling good. <BR> <BR> I weighed in: <BR> <BR> 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/2 235.4 <BR> 1/3 232.2 <BR> 1/4 229.4 <BR> <BR> <BR> I wasn't hungry at all most of the day. I thought hey, I am out the woods with the hunger thing. However, the hunger struck about an hour ago hard! This is the worst hunger yet. I will survive this. I need to break these addictions. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:57:19 EST Day 3 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188494 Today was a good day. <BR> Had a hard time sleeping again last night. If it persist tonight then I think I will look for some herbal sleep tea. <BR> <BR> Woke and Weighed in: <BR> <BR> 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/2 235.4 <BR> 1/3 232.2 <BR> <BR> I didn't really struggle with hunger today until I started making dinner for the family. It is in the oven now and I had my dinner juice while making it. I feel better now. I am finding that smelling food is the worst. I think part of the problem i... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 15:52:01 EST Day 2 of 30 Day Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187627 So yesterday was day two of my 30 day juice fast. <BR> <BR> I woke from a restless nights sleep. Tossed and Turned all night. I weighed in first thing. <BR> <BR> 1/1 sw: 239.2 <BR> 1/2 235.4 <BR> <BR> <BR> I was shocked at how little hunger bothered me on only the second day of my juice fast. I made all my juice in the morning and put them in pint jars that way I could have different flavors. <BR> <BR> I had: <BR> 3 kiwis <BR> 3 cups spinach <BR> very yummy and light way... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 07:45:18 EST Juice Fast Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184661 Well I made it through day one. Overall I felt pretty good today. I walked on the treadmill a bit. I felt hungry only when I smelled food my family was eating. I took in a lot of water. Over a gallon. I drank some green tea in the evening. I thought I would have headaches form no coffee (i usually drink a pot a day). However, I had none. maybe all the water helped. <BR> <BR> starting weight: 239.2 <BR> WAs really upset when I saw that number. Highest weight in over two years. I h... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:56:21 EST 30 Day Juice Fast....My Plan of Action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178613 Hey all! After lots of research and a train to get to this point, I think it is time to declare that I will be starting my 30 day juice fast on Jan.1. I know how cliche, right! However, family is visiting and quite frankly I don't want to hear discouragement from them. After all they have not done the research I have and will be saying things they think are true about health and diet. So while they are here I am preparing. I have having at least on juice a day and trying to limit caffie... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:06:57 EST Have you ever read the ingredients on 100% Whole Wheat Bread? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168852 Look for the words whole and you know you have whole wheat bread that is good for you right? Wrong! I have been buying whole wheat bread for my family for some time thinking I am making a good choice for my family. I always make sure it says 100% whole wheat so I knew I was getting the good stuff. However, after seeing a documentary I read the ingredients of my 100% whole whet bread. Guess what ingredient is listed right after whole wheat flour? Hig fructose corn syrup......what?! Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:33:18 EST Scared , Sad, Hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167875 In wake of the tragedy in Conn. I am very simply stated SAD. I look at my two beautiful boys and am heartbroken that they live in a world where this can happen.....However, I also look at them and feel hopefully. How could I not. They are my greatest accomplishment and this world is better because they are in it. So as a mom I worry and am scared for them, but I also know that here is so much hope in their future. <BR> <BR> There is also something else I am scared about this morning. Ab... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 07:51:19 EST