Recently, on the Vegetarian/Vegan SparkTeam www.sparkpeople.com/mysp ark/team_messageboard_thre ad.asp?board=0x9x37755854 , someone asked about how to reserve certain dishes for veg*ns (common term used to mean both vegetari... Read more
So, you know how 'they' say you are supposed to make a goal to work out for 15 mins 3-4 times a week? Well, I read a study that actually advised against that because then it puts an excuse in your head - "Oh, I don't have to today, I'll do it to... Read more
Here I am at day 7 and I am still going strong. I feel great and my hunger is totally gone. I have to remind myself to eat and drink later in the day. I have added green protein powder for breakfast because my muscles were really sore and I felt... Read more
So, this is a little late. Yesterday I had an awful furry tongue and bad breath. I did eat a few mints and brush the hell out of my tongue and it was slightly better.
I am still peeing a ton but I think my bladder is getting used to it mor... Read more
Man, I feel like I'm always juicing and washing the juicer. But with 3 meals and 2 snacks per day, I guess that's what happens.
I believe I am just starting the detox effects. I have had a slight headache all day and it's not a normal tens... Read more
So, after a wonderful wedding weekend (my brothers), I've decided it was time for a juice fast. I've juice fasted before and it was nice. I didn't lose a single pound though so don't assume I'm doing this for weight.
This weekend, I had to... Read more
I can't believe I've gained nearly all of my weight back. I have my reasons but I'm struggling to regain control.
In December of 2009, I was looking and feeling great but something was very wrong with my joints. Right before Christmas I in... Read more
I like testing out new diets. It's interesting to me and allows me to find out more about myself. 811 is great. I love fruit and it was easy for me to not have to think about what I was going to eat and when. BUT, I found out that I love to cook... Read more
The cravings are coming in full force now. Last night was pretty hard but today has been worse. It's not so much things that aren't good for me, but rather it's the restrictiveness of this diet. I long for more wiggle room. Today I had my first ... Read more
Today I was a bit tired and a little emotional. I have read that, on any diet really, your emotions can get the best of you in the beginning because you are no longer feeding them as you used to. So I've been on the 811rv diet for 5 days, been t... Read more
I've had some great followers as of late so I thought I would answer some of their questions:
How do I not eat the food I am cooking for my family?
I'm not going to lie and say I'm not tempted, however, insuring that you are getting pro... Read more
I visited the Asian market with my mom today and made some good finds. I got a dragon fruit (which I've never had before lunch today), persimmon, coconut, longan fruit, cherimoya, HUGE papaya and a type of melon I've never seen. It was a fun out... Read more
If you haven't been following my blog, you don't know about the greatest motivational group on SparkPeople. "Just do It!" has weekly challenges for you to accomplish your own goals as well as monthly activities and tons and tons of great support... Read more
I ran (4.87 miles, 51 mins, 10:28 min pace) and it was nice. I felt great running and was glad to be taking the steps to getting back on track. I have a goal to run 15 miles this week. So, I'm nearly 5 down. :)... Read more
Two month Spark-iversary tomorrow so I added another body shot. It's not too different. I've lost 8lbs in the month. My butt has gotten a lot smaller and my thighs have thinned slightly. But now you all can see that the most dramatic weight loss... Read more