Triumph over Travel
Well, I've been out of town for a week or so, and AWAAAAY from the scale. Yes. AWAAAAYY. That's what it feels like, because as I have stated in previous blog posts, it's difficult to be AWAAAAYY from the scale. I obsess about it a bit, but it ke... Read more
Raw Vegan Recap
Well, the raw vegan experiment is done. The results? Inconclusive. I have a lot of fruit allergies, so I dealt with a lot of congestion/sniffling/sneezing this week. I slept more than usual, but it's possible I wasn't taking in enough calorie... Read more
Day 2 Recap -- 5-Day Raw Vegan Experiment
Day 2 went well. I probably overdid it on the nuts, because I went up a lb. Oops! But they were great! Cashews, sunflower seeds, almonds... and AVACADOS!
I took it easier today, so I expect better results tomorrow.
I experimented wit... Read more
Day 1 Recap -- Raw Vegan Experiment
Well, day one went stupendously. I had no hunger, no lightheadedness, no cravings whatsoever. I find this much more 'doable' than juice fasting -- with most of the benefits.
I was asked if I would be ditching the scale during this time. Ac... Read more
Taking the Plunge
Today I begin an experiment with the raw vegan lifestyle. I've been attracted to this way of eating for a while now. I did a juice fast about a month ago. I intended to do it for a month, but only made it 7 days in all. But I loved the idea of n... Read more
Ditch the Scale?
I'm thinking of ditching the scale for a while. The last few days have not given me good news. I've been in the habit of weighing myself pretty much everyday for the last few years. I never used to. I didn't grow up with a scale in the house. My... Read more
I had a successful weigh in day at Weight Watcher's today. Down 4.4 lbs. this week, and I got my '5% of your body weight lost' sticker. I was asked to say a few words to the group about what the most important part of my progress has been thus f... Read more
What Did I Do Right?
It's occurred to me recently that I tend to focus entirely too much on what DIDN'T go right in my weight loss journey on any given day.
I have what I refer to as my 'Pillars of Weight Loss Success'. These are the things that over the years... Read more
Today marks 6 straight weeks of TaeBo for me. It's hard to believe how difficult it was to get through the first few workouts. I committed myself to 6 months of working out everyday. I said that after that, I woould evaluate my progress, and det... Read more
Diet is (Almost) Everything
Just wanted to check in and say I'm finally getting my eating habits back on track after suspending the juice fast and doing some traveling. Travel is probably the toughest thing for a weight loss regimen, because scheduling is everything.
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I had to suspend the juice fast for a variety of reasons -- travel, mostly. I also started dealing with body aches, dry, cracked lips and fatigue. My first comittment is to my workouts, and I felt it was impeding my ability to workout each morni... Read more
30-Day Juicing Journey -- Day 6
After deciding to take the weekends off, I'm back to juicing, and I have to say, it was difficult to get back into the swing of things. I'm still dealing with pretty serious cravings -- for chicken McNuggets of all things???
It helps not to... Read more
30-Day Juice Journey -- Weekend Edition
Just a quick note to say that I decided to do a 5-day a week fast for a month rather than 30 days straight. I've been hearing so much about the 'bounce-back effect' where people put on weight after juice fasts because they've been deprived for s... Read more
30-Day Juice Journey -- Day 5
Well, I'm sitting here sipping my orange/pineapple/strawberry ginger juice this morning, and I have to say mornings are always a highlight for me. The juice is better. My energy is higher (except during my TaeBo workout), and I'm not experiencin... Read more
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30-Day Juice Journey -- Day 4
Checking in for day 4 of my 'juice feast'. Day four was a little better than day 3. I've been watching lots of YouTube videos on juice fast/feasting, and many people report experiencing headaches, moodiness, irritability, etc. ... Read more