Wow! Thanks all! Still going strong. I began this whole endeavor by doing the master cleanse for 6 days. Not to lose weight (which, come on, when you're not eating you will always lose eight--temporarily at least), but to give my digestive system a break and get it (and my mind) ready to start on a new path.
Since the cleanse and since I've been cooking my own food (after the salmon I made a chicken/zucchini/feta/lemon dish that ROCKED!), doing cardio and began a moderate strength training plan, my energy and mood are way up. And I am seeing some results already. And while I have lost 11 pounds in 16 days. Of course much of that is from the cleanse, which I don't expect to be permanent. I hope to get to the point where I am losing about 2 pounds per week--right now I recognize that my loss is a bit rapid/extreme.
Oh, did I mention that I haven't smoked in 16 days either? (Patting myself on the back.) I know, I know, I am not very good at the moderation thing (in most aspects of my life). It's either ALL healthy or ALL not, but I do know that I will be able to keep up with this one. My boyfriend says we are "dieting," but I don't really see it as that. I see it as getting back to knowing what the heck I am putting into my body, enjoying eating more than I did before, and rediscovering my love for cooking.
Anyway..blah, blah, blah. Thanks for the encouragement all--and same to YOU!
We live in two worlds: the world into which we were born, and the otherworld that was born within us. Both may be a blessing or a curse. We choose.
| current weight: 215.2