I completed my Polar Bear 5 mile run event on Saturday. I am THRILLED to say that I ran my first mile without stopping! It kind of came out of no where and I shocked even myself. The entire time I kept thinking, “This isn’t too bad” and it wasn’t!! Before I knew it I was at 0.75 miles, at which point I was so close I couldn’t stop. Then when that clicked over into 1.0 I literally reenacted the Rocky theme, lol. If I wasn’t conscious of tripping over myself or another runner I may have done a cartwheel right in the middle of the intersection. This one mile goal feels almost as good as what I expect to feel when I reach my 100 pound goal… almost. If a mile makes me want to do cartwheels I don’t know that I can handle the elation of finally reaching this 100 pound mark. I’ve just been working so long towards that one mile. I quit, started again, quit. Now I did it and the accomplishment I feel is pretty damn good. On to my next goal of 2 miles! I haven’t gotten our picture from this race yet, but I will post it when I do. I made a point of trying to look happy instead of completely exhausted. As I was exhausted I don’t know if I succeeded, lol.
I went to GNC as I started my cleanse and I was talked into buying the 7 Day Fast Loss Kit. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. I feel like this made me feel more bloated than normal which is NOT a good thing when doing a cleanse. One of the benefits to my last cleanse was feeling like my stomach was flat. So not the case this time around. I will not be buying this again.
This just goes to show you… before you go into the GNC store or Vitamin Shoppe do your research yourself! Check reviews and do NOT let yourself be persuaded by the sales representative trying to talk you into something. Lesson learned. If I had been paying attention I would have noticed their shakes having a lot of sugar.
On that note, I’m feeling very motivated today. My week started off bad and I’ve been straying towards sugary foods. My sister, who runs my Facebook blog, Operation Skinny & Fit, with me, challenged me to a 5 day fast from sugar. I think I’m going to take this challenge on. Now I just need to figure out what exactly I can eat because it seems like sugar is in EVERYTHING.
Anybody who sees this should check out an article she posted on the dangers of sugar. It’s worth reading! Check it out here.
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My sister has joined with me as an admin in my Facebook page, which is called Operation Skinny & Fit. I feel she and I are a good team. I’m great with food and knowing what to eat. She’s great with fitness motivation. Between the two of us I think we’re a pretty good package. If you’re looking for more food ideas and/or fitness tips check us out. 🙂
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I am sick to death of this cleanse. I added meat back to my diet. I wanted to go until Friday, but I lack discipline apparently. I don’t think I mentally prepared myself for this cleanse as I did last time. I rushed into it and it was a very last minute decision (I decided the night before I started). I will not do that next time.
At any rate, last night I ate boiled chicken. Today I will be sticking to fish. I really wish I liked salmon because it’s great for you. I don’t so I will be eating tilapia today and continuing with fruits, veggies, and my Yor Health program.
Yesterday I did a blog for Weight Watchers. I decided to go back with that program. The majority of the weight I lost was due to Weight Watchers. I met my 50 pound goal and then I sort of deadened out. I hit a major wall and started counting calories instead using My Fitness Pal. I’ve since only lost 16 or so pounds through that so I’m going back to Weight Watchers and I’m excited about it. I love, love, love, love, L O V E Weight Watchers. I believe the majority of my success is due to their program. The rest is my resolve.
I was telling my sister and I will share it here too, that I’ve been slipping on the veggies. With the Weight Watchers program you can eat all fruits and veggies you want and it is 0 points. That was a huge reason I was successful with their program. I pushed the fruits and veggies because it was like free food. I think going back to Weight Watchers will get me back on track with that.
Also I feel like when I cheat with a food that gives me a free for all for the rest of the day. Like I eat a poptart and suddenly the entire day is a cheat day. With Weight Watchers they give you bonus points for the week. That number can be separated throughout the week or it can be used all at once. I think the bonus points will help me keep from entire cheat days. I read before to eat right through the week and when the weekend comes to give yourself a fun “cheat” meal. I’m going to use my bonus points for that.
My last problem lately is the gym. I’ve gotten out of my routine and I’ve gotten lazy. I think a big part of that is that I go to the gym in the evening when I get off work and my boyfriend gets home to stay with our daughter. Now when I get off work it’s dark out and I just want to go to bed. So I need to either start working out early in the morning or just suck it up and go. I’m determined to go today. Yesterday I added the following quote to my Facebook page: “The greatest thing you have is the 24 hours in front of you. The past is gone; the future is distant. Today you CAN succeed. Set a goal you can achieve in the next 24 hours.”
My goal is to get my butt to the gym tonight no matter what. Once I go few times consistently I’ll get my resolve back to working out 3-4 times a week. So that is my plan. I consider going back to Weight Watchers a fresh start. My goal weight right now is 175. It’s taking forever to get there, but I thought the same when I was trying to get to 250 and again 225. So I know will eventually get there.
It took some convincing to get myself out of bed this morning. So on one hand, no energy is a good thing because this cleanse is working. On the other hand, the cleanse is working and I feel like crap.
This cleanse hasn’t been as bad as the last one and I wonder if it’s because I’m doing Yor Health now. Despite the lack of energy today and mild head pressure since Monday I haven’t had any symptoms. I do feel better since taking Yor Health today. I have a focus that at least allowed me to do the dishes and sit down at my desk to start working for the day instead of crawling back into bed.
I measured my waist today just because I was curious. I’m down 2 inches so hoorah for that.
I recently read “Skinny Bitch” and the authors talk in very gross detail about slaughterhouses. It was enough to make me consider going vegan. Vegan was actually going to be my next book topic. With this cleanse I don’t know that I have it in me to be vegan. I want baked BBQ chicken, or fish, or the turkey deli. I can’t wait for Saturday.
I’ll leave you with this today… “You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.” – Unknown.
I’m smelling my grandma’s dinner of baked ziti from Fazolis and I just had a “why the hell are you doing this again?” moment. Oh YAH. Skinny & fit. Skinny & fit. Skinny & fit. Skinny & fit. So instead, my tangerine is fabulous. I don’t need no stinkin’ (albeit deliciously smelling) ziti.
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I expected to feel like complete crap today. That’s expected since I’m getting rid of the built up toxins. The last time I had headaches, no energy, etc. This time around I just feel normal. Maybe because I’m not eating as bad? I don’t know. I want to feel bad so I know this is working, but it’s only day 2. So far I just feel a slight pressure in my head as the day goes on.
Last night I started reading a Nicholas Spark’s book called “Safe Haven.” I find that when I watch TV all I want to do is eat. I hate sitting and doing nothing. So when I watch TV, I feel like I need to keep myself busy and I do that by eating. That sound crazy? So since I’m doing this cleanse and trying not to eat in the evening anyway, I decided to forget about TV and read instead. When I read my mind is occupied and I don’t think about food. That’s my little tip of that day to late night snackers like myself… read and give up some TV time.
I decided on “Safe Haven” because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel. That they are in a movie together is A M A Z I N G. So my reward to myself for reaching my 75 pound mark is going to see this movie when it comes out. I think I will imagine myself running to Josh Duhamel when I’m on the treadmill. That’ll get me to my goal. 🙂
I went to the GNC store to see if there was anything I wanted to buy to help my cleanse along. I normally shop at the Vitamin Shoppe, but GNC was closer. Besides the fact that if I didn’t know how to say “No” I’d have ended up with every item in the store and the sales rep kids, my visit was nice and I may be a new customer of GNC.
I let the lady talk me into purchasing the 7 Day Fast Loss Kit. I feel kinda stupid now because I already have my shakes with Yor Health, but it is what it is. I’m just going to do both. So now instead of a 5 day cleanse I am doing 7 days. I’m sticking with my original plan of Mon-Fri, fruits/veggies/shakes only, but then Saturday and Sunday I will allow food back in for the extra 2 days.
In looking at the reviews before I bought this cleanse kit I read that it’s easy to use, curbs appetite (very helpful for the cleanse), weight loss, boosts energy and that it tastes good. As I’m sipping a shake for my lunch I can confirm that the taste is good. We shall see for the rest.
In a nutshell it is a 3 step program. 1) Lean shake 2) Diet pack that includes supplements to help burn more calories, increase energy and support water balance 3) a diet cleanse drink that used once a day will cleanse the body of built-up toxins.
They sell the diet cleanse separately for around $15 so if I like after trying it for 7 days I may continue with it separately.
More to come tomorrow.
Last night I was reading blogs on WordPress when I came across one that was discussing their cleanse. I decided to give a cleanse another go. I started this morning. I will be juicing with my Magic Bullet (yah!!). I’m excited for this because the last cleanse consisted of raw fruits and veggies, as well as store bought juices. This time around I will be making my own! In addition to that I will be continuing with my Yor Health shakes. Our family pictures will be Saturday as is my work’s Christmas party so I decided to do a 5 day cleanse Monday through Friday. Then Saturday I will try not to undo my progress too much at my Christmas party for work.
I started a little late this morning, but I started off right with my Yor Health mrp shake. I added Almond milk and a banana. I’m going to make do with the fruit I have until I’m off work then make a trip to the store to get more.
That’s it for today! I’ll leave you with this…