PNW cleanse week 1

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Well, so far so good! Although it has not been a whole week, Saturdays are easiest for me to blog so I will start now.

I began with 2 calorie loading days accompanied by the HA2CG drops. I gained 2.6 pounds over those two days.

I had my first low calorie day yesterday with the drops and additional potassium and magnesium and I lost 5.6 pounds.

So today I am 3 pounds lighter than I was on Wednesday when I started. In a nutshell:

Starting Weight 256.2
May 9th - 257.6
May 10th - 258.8
May 11th - 253.2

I have no hunger and no real desire to eat - but I still have my head trying to make me feel deprived and sorry for myself. This is the area I am going to focus on first.

I am doing this program with keeping the end in mind - I fully realize that I will not be successful with this or any program if I cannot make permanent lifestyle changes. I certainly don't want to put in all this effort only to gain it all back when I go off.

I have started to research eating as cleanly as possible - no chemicals or preservatives, and organic whenever I can get it. I have a Pinterest board full of recipes and I will continue to post them until I enter maintenance where I can add back in everything except dairy, starch, sugar and grains.

The other area I am going to work on for this 20-40 day period is mental - changing the way I think about food and finding joy in life that does not involve food. Don't get me wrong - I have a lot of joy in my life that does not involve food - I just want to trade in my obsession for food for a different kind of obsession. I am striving to be one of those people who eat to live (with tasty healthy recipes) and not live to eat. Currently I think about food ALL. THE. TIME. I can't pass by a candy dish or snack bowl without eating some. I think about lunch as soon as I finish breakfast and dinner when I finish lunch. I look for opportunities to eat when I am at my worst. I know this is not healthy and I want to change that.

It is going to take time to change. I know that. When I look back at what I have accomplished professionally, personally, and physically over the past 20 years I know that I have the commitment and drive to succeed. I have proven it over and over. Now I just have to apply that same drive and commitment to my health. I'm ready - and I can't wait to prove it to YOU that can do this and I can be better for it.
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  • SYN-CA
    You go girl! I think you are amazing! So when you pass that candy dish, or have that food thought, think of how many of us think you are incredible just as you are!! With you all they way!
    1800 days ago
    Great goals to work toward Chris. I think any obsession is in the mind rather than need. I pray for comfort and joy and all good things for you while you are going through this part of your journey and afterward. Love you!
    1808 days ago
  • SCRAP317
    She wants me to be "active" but not strive to get my heart rate too high. She said "go for walks, garden, mow the lawn, clean your house, but don't go running or hard biking yet". So I am trying to keep moving. I would really like to do stretches and she said that is fine, too. Thansk for asking - and for your support!
    1809 days ago
  • JEAN111766
    This is great Chris! It will be interesting to follow your journey. I know this plan is not for me, but I am real happy for you and that this is the right plan and right time for you to give this your commitment.
    I really hope it helps you to find what food triggers affect your weight loss/ weight gain.
    Is exercise a part of this plan?

    1809 days ago
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