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Trying again, experiment 2

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

I am going back to the fruit cleanse with a couple of tweaks to start with and then I will adjust as I go. Last year I did the fruit cleanse 100% as it stated and I had amazing results, I did after two weeks start adding back food and to my surprise my taste buds were also changed forever since I really still can't eat bread, it just tastes bad which is good. Anyway, I do have an attachment to my coffee and had a really hard time adding it back into my diet because it tasted so bad but I did it emoticon I was just missing something and that cup of coffee was it!

So for the first week I will have a cup of coffee, I will ry to limit it to one, and I will eat small amounts of protien like cottage cheese or boiled eggs, other than that I will eat obly low glycemic fruits. If my weight loss is very small, then I need to ffirst reduce or eliminate the protien for now. I am doing strength training 3 times a week so I feel I need a little to sustain my muscle growth. If reducing/eliminating my protien helps me lose better then I will continue for a small amount of time, a week or so if not then I need to eliminate the coffee emoticon . A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do emoticon I will take away the coffee for a week and see if that helps if so, then I know that my boedy does not like the coffee and maybe I am producing cortisol because of it. I can always add it back later, when I go into maintenance if that ever happens. emoticon

In March I was 184 and so happy I had big plans of reaching the 170's for the first time in a while but no the corona virus came alone and for some weird reason I gained. Then in April I did an intermittent fasting experiment for a month. I exercised while fasting, didn't really make changes to my routine, and tried to eat healthy food. Yep, you guessed it, I gained emoticon There for a while groceries were hard to come by so I couldn't eat as well as I wanted and to an extent prices are still kind of high and fresh fruit is not as easy to come by. So here I am, I am going to try the fruit diet again.

I will continue with my workouts of 3 cardio days and 3 strength training days with one day for flexibility training. I am currently following a lady called Sydney Cummings on youtube and I am having good results with her. My balance has improved, I no longer have to hold on to something when doing a lunge, my strength has increased, I have more stamina, and I have a more tight body. Now my weight fluctuates when I just want it to go down and I haven't lost inches but I am leaner so onward and upward. Hopefully I can stay consistent with my exercise and my diet and get my body and scale going in the right direction.

If you were able to make it to the end of this blog I thank you for your patience while I blabber on and on emoticon but I am done now and will keep you and me updated on my progress. Really I just wrote this blog to keep myself accountable but thanks for reading and don't feel shy about leaving comments or suggestions that is why I love spark, I love to learn new thing every day! emoticon
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    398 days ago
    Hi, Purple teammate! It was hard there for awhile, but finally things are beginning to come around! Can’t find much exercise equipment out there these days, though! I hope losing is easier for you this challenge than it is me! We’ve got the power, though, Purple power! Go Phoenix! emoticon
    413 days ago
    Hey Lacreshah, I also made it to the end emoticon . The fruit cleanse sounds interesting, and I definitely think adding in the protein is a good thing. I'm a coffee junkie - I have tried quitting in the past, but I get such serious withdrawal migraines that it's just not anything I care to do anymore (quit I mean). Lately, though, I have been adding coconut milk to it in an effort to get more "good" fat into my diet. I am doing IF, and it has been working pretty good for me, so far (I have also done it in the past, and somehow managed to get off track). Also, congrats on getting your exercise in, something I need improvement with! Have a great Wednesday!
    413 days ago
    Lol Lacreshah, I made it to the end! Funny how our tastes change as we alter what we eat, I too am not finding coffee to be as tasty as it once was, one cup is far less than my usual intake but that's all I seem to want right now. All the best, I look forward to hearing about your results. Are you going to carry this through the summer challenge as well? emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • KIMCAR08
    What fruit cleanse do you use?
    414 days ago
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