Monday, July 13, 2009

Weigh In

I like Monday morning weigh in's because it always seems that I am more honest with my food choices over the weekend. I'll admit I was horrible this past weekend though cause I knew I was starting a program this morning so it seemed like I was doing the " this is the last time I'll have this in a while" thing. I know BAD!!! Anyhoo, as of this morning I am seriously getting back in the weight loss game. Last week I said I was but it didn't last more than 1 day of exercise and I ended up eating out with hubby several times throughout the week. I was reading First for Women magazine when I came upon this fruit detox cleanse that helped some people lose as much as 16 pounds in 4 days. I'm not gonna kid myself & think I can lose that much but I am gonna try for 5 pounds in 4 days.

So this is what the fruit detox consists of, a homemade lemonaide that I drink throughout the day for 4 days, if I get hungry I can drink herbal teas (must use maple syrup as a sweetner) and eat unlimited berries and certain water based veggies. I love hot teas and have founf in the past that it curbes my appetite so I think I should be able to do this detox. The article says you can stay on the program until you reach your weight loss of do mini detoxs 3-4 days every week until you get there. I think I'll be doing the mini cleanses. The woman in the article did 5 mini cleanses & ended up losing 7 pounds the first week & 5 there after. I can live with that!

My motivation to stick with the program this week is a trip to 6Flags this coming weekend. The last time we went my clothes were tighter then they are now & let me tell ya ... it was painful on a few of the rides. I don't want to have to squeeze into the seats this time, I want to enjoy the rides. I CAN do this! I did it before so I know it is possible to lose the weight again.

Homemade Lemonaide;

In 8 oz of water combine 3 TB of lemon juice, 3 TB maple syrup, and 1/10 of a tsp of cayanne pepper. Sip 6 cups throughout the day.

Author's Note: It doesn't smell anything like lemonaide to me and it doesn't taste all that great warm but if it's cold and your just sipping it ... it's not so bad. Be careful not to put to much cayanne pepper in it if you don't like spicy cause it is SPICY!!!

Fruits & Veggies;
If your gonna be on the cleanse for a week or more you can Citrus, berries, cucumbers, peppers, and leafy greens. If you get a headache or nausea as the normal side effect in the first 3 days, (This is because your body w ill be realeasing toxins very quickly) sip 3 cups of peppermint, raspberry chamomile, or slippery elm tea daily.

Weigh in:
Ok, so I guess if your still here I haven't bored you to tears and I will put in my weight. Two hundred eleven pounds and six ounces. Like writing it out will make a difference! =) Maybe I think hateres will be looking for a number to laugh at and not actually bother to read words ... yes I'm weird, I think about those sorts of things. I'm so totally embarrassed that I let myself go like this. My highest weight ever was 234 a year after I had my second child. I lost 80 pounds in a year and was able to maintain it for 2 years. Now 8 years later I'm almost back to where I started & I just can't do it. I won't ever be there again.

So, here's to a new day andagreat outlook on what I WILL accomplish! I do plan on weighing in everyday that I'm on this detox. I'm hoping the weight will be less and give me more motivation to stay on plan.

Thanks to all of my supporters.

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