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10/22/11 4:23 P

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I've never followed the Isagenix program "as directed". I don't really exactly follow any program. I tend to "tweak" others' ideas to fit me personally, rather than follow them.

As I've come close to goal, I continue to mix my Isagenix Greens and muy IsaFruits. I take 1/2 T in the morning and 1/2 T in the evening.

I'd been using 2-3 half shakes per day, when I was dieting more consistently. Sometimes the IsaLean shake (I prefer choclate); sometimes the IsaPro. Often a combination. And, combining them with small amounts of food at meal times (usually veggies and protein).

I've been using the shakes a lot less frequently lately. I really DO prefer solid food to meal replacements. But, I've been fluctuating around the same 2-3 pound range for about 3 weeks now. Hasn't happened to me since November 2010. (I'd consistently lost 4-6 pounds per month between September 2010 and June 2011, even during a 3-week plateau. During July, August and Sept, as I was closer to goal, my weight loss slowed to 2-3 pounds per month.)

Today,for breakfast, I ate a 230 calorie breakfast (mostly veggies and a little bit of deli ham, stir-fried with a small egg). Also, a little bit of cottage cheese sweetened with Stevia with some blueberries added.
For lunch, I went to Pizza Hut's buffet, and had one slice of thin crust taco pizza, lots of raw veggies from the salad bar, and one cinnamon stick, for a total of 372 calories.
I plan to have half a shake and something small and healthy for supper, and I may eat some small, healthy snacks too. For today, I'd like to keep my calories in the 850-1000 calorie range; tomorrow, I'll eat "ehough", so my body doesn't go into starvation mode (probably 1200-1300 calories).

I haven't been tracking calories for the past 3 months anymore -- just estimating, and, trying to stay in the 1200-1300 calorie range twice a week, and, below on the other 5 days. That worked for me before. So, because I've been "stuck" for awhile, I plan to go back to what worked in the past, and see if I can't lose another 10 or so pounds, in order to get some needed inches off of my "apple" waist.

~ Faith

~ Faith
Leader: Doing It With Multiple Sclerosis;
Plateau Busters!!!!;

2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro

Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months;have gained.
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK

 current weight: 121.6 
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10/22/11 9:31 A

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I'm having a shake right now. I get up in the morning between 5 and 5:30, walk my standard poodles one at a time, have Ionix Supreme and my breakfast shake and then take both dogs for a ninety minute walk.

It's apple season in Washington so apples are a main part of my snacks. I make applesauce from the apples I pick in a friend's orchard. I freeze it so I can have applesauce and oatmeal for a snack all year long.

Our big meal today will be turkey burgers(5oz of ground extra lean turkey breast with matzo meal and a TBS of salsa), a big salad (tomatoes, carrots, spinach, red pepper, sweet onion) with a TSP of Ken's Greek salad dressing, and frozen green beans.

I'll have a shake for my other meal.

It's raining here this morning so I am grateful for my wonderful coat with a hood. The dogs don't care what the weather is. Wet weather seems to make everything smell better to the them so they like it better when it's raining.

have a great day

The reason most people fail instead of succeed is that they trade what they want MOST for what they want at the MOMENT.

August Goals:

*dance more
*walk for an hour or more early in the morning
*live a complaint free life
*100 Warrior III poses each day day
*finish the rock project in the yard
*act the way I want to feel
*come from a place of love
*don't take things personally

 current weight: 113.0 
10/22/11 8:54 A

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Did you have your shakes today? What did you have for lunch and snacks? Perhaps sharing what we all did will be able to help each other out with ideas and suggestions.

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