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Monday, July 30, 2012

Cleanse Day 1

I usually do my deep cleanses on Sunday and Monday. I did that mainly because we often have family dinners on Sundays and it was just easier for me to avoid overeating and eating what I shouldn't if I just wasn't eating at all. However, I think, after a month, I have a little more will power, so I've switched to Mondays and Tuesdays so I can enjoy eating with my family on Sundays.

Last night, we had dinner at my mom's house for my brother's birthday. I decided to have a shake for breakfast and lunch so that I could eat dinner with my family. That may have been a bad idea. lol There was almost nothing I could eat there! The chicken was covered in gravy. We had white rice. There was a lot of fruit, but I'm avoiding fruit for now. I had some veggies, with a little big of the chicken gravy on top. By the time I got home, I was SO hungry. :( I hardboiled some eggs and had two of them. I shouldn't have been eating that late at night, but I was SO hungry and I knew I would be starting a two day cleanse today, so I thought I would be setting myself up for failure if I started it off ravenous!

Anyways, the cleanse day is going well so far! No hunger, plenty of energy, good times!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Love it!

Today at church, a friend of mine, who I haven't seen in a few weeks told me something to the effect of, "I don't know what it is about you, but you look different. Your hair is the same, I don't know what it is, but you just look really happy and healthy. You have a glow about you."

What a great compliment! I don't really see a change in myself. I see myself everyday, though. It's good to know that there is definitely a difference!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 30 of the 30 day program

So, today is day 30 of the Isagenix 30 day pogram. I went to Amber's house on Thursday (day 28) to do measurements and take my 30 day picture, which is also going to serve as my "before" picture for the Isabody Challenge! For the life of me, however, I cannot remember where I put my paper with my measurements, so I'll tell you what they measure and the total inches lost, but I can't tell you how many inches I lost in each area.

For Isagenix, you measure:

Rright upper arm
Left upper arm
Right thigh
Left thigh
Right above the knee
Left above the knee
Right calf
Left calf

So, there are a lot of places to measure, which is why the number sounds so large. All total, I lost almost 30 inches! 5 of those inches were around the waist alone! 2 1/2 were in the chest, which I'm not too happy with. LOL

This morning, for my 30 day weigh in, I was at 270!!! That's 27 pounds in 30 days. AMAZING! (If I do say so myself ;) ) You may or may not remember, but I'm basing my percentage measurements on 300 lbs because it's just easier math, and I know just a few months ago, I was over 300 lbs. So, that makes a TEN PERCENT weight loss!

According to Weight Watchers, losing just 10% of your total weight can make a HUGE difference in your health.
A Healthier HeartBy losing just 10 percent of your body weight, you can lower your cholesterol and reduce your blood pressure, says G. Ken Goodrick, PhD, psychologist and associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. High cholesterol and elevated blood pressure are two major risk factors for heart disease.
Lower Risk of Type 2 DiabetesIf you're overweight, you're at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, which means your body can't make enough, or properly use, insulin, a hormone that helps convert food to usable energy. By losing just 10 percent of your body weight, you'll improve your body's ability to use the insulin it makes, possibly preventing the onset of the disease, Miller-Kovach says. If you already have type 2 diabetes, shedding that 10 percent may improve your symptoms and possibly prevent complications, she adds.
More Pep"Just a 10 percent weight loss increases feelings of vigor and vitality," says Miller-Kovach. "You'll feel better and have more energy."
A Mental EdgeLosing 10 percent can give you the self-confidence and motivation you need to keep going. "Success builds on success," says Miller-Kovach. But be sure you recognize it. "Losing 10 percent is a milestone in the journey," says Miller-Kovach. "Once you get there, take the time to congratulate yourself on your efforts."
Reality CheckAfter losing 10 percent, you gain a sense of what it will take to lose the rest and reach your final goal weight. "It gives you a context in terms of saying, 'Am I willing to put in that much more effort to lose even more weight?'" Miller-Kovach says. If the answer is no, that's okay. "Some people only lose 10 percent and that's it," says Goodrick. If that's you, pat yourself on the back. "Health-wise, a 10-percent weight loss is a great achievement," Goodrick says.
 I can absolutely say that everything said above (except the heart and diabetes thing, I really have no idea) is absolutely true. 10% makes me want to keep going. 10% is more than 1/6 of my way to goal!

Isagenix has a 30 day money back guarantee. You can bet I let my autoship do it's work and didn't return a single thing. I'm absolutely stoked and feel better than I have in a really, really long time.

Friday, July 27, 2012


I'm still struggling to consume enough calories of the right food. 1200 calories a day...480 calories worth of shakes...leaving 720 calories throughout the rest of the day.

This has been my lunch the last few days:
1/2 chicken breast (which is, apparently, actually a 1/4 because you count both pieces as a breast? I don't know why chickens are considered to only have one breast. I have two. They're getting smaller, too! Yes, I overshare.)
1 oz. goat cheese
2 cups pea shoots
2 cups spinach
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/8 cup sun dried tomatoes (julienned)

I fry up the chicken breast (on a nonstick pan, so I don't have to use any oil).
I top it with 1 oz. crumbled goat cheese. On top of that, I put the julienned sun dried tomatoes (that I have simmered in water for a few minutes). I then fry up the mushrooms with some garlic and Himilayan sea salt, then add the pea shoots and spinach to the pan and cook them with the mushrooms until they are all wilted. I then put all of the veggies on top of the chicken with cheese and tomatoes.

It's absolutely DELICIOUS and around 350 calories. Which leaves me with 370 calories to somehow eat the rest of the day. After eating my lunch, I'm honestly just not hungry anymore the rest of the day! Do I force myself to eat? Today, I added about 1 teaspoon of pesto spread on the chicken before the goat cheese and cooked my mushrooms in about 2 tsp. of pesto. It honestly made it taste EVEN BETTER! Big surprise, as I love pesto. lol It added about 70 calories, which put me right in the calorie count I want for lunch (between 400 and 600) but still left me a calorie deficit for the day.

I'm thinking of maybe having a hard boiled egg for a snack later in the day? I don't know. It just seems silly to force myself to eat when I'm not hungry.

Isagenix Party Last Night

Last night, I went to an Isagenix party at my friend's home. With Isagenix, you don't really have to do parties, but I think they can be helpful when you are trying to get your business started. Anyways, while at the party, my friend asked me to share my experience on Isagenix. With only 28 days on the program, do I really have a story to share? Yes, my weight loss has been incredible, but it's only been 28 days. I'm not someone who can say, "I may be 125 pounds now, but I used to weight 297 and it was all thanks to Isagenix that I am where I am now." I'm still 271 pounds (as of this morning! YAY!). Who is going to listen to me? Who is going to look at me and think, "WOW! I need to do what she is doing!" Even with losing 26 pounds, I'm still morbidly obese. I still look gross. I'm still at a point that most people can't even imagine being at.

So, for my "story," I tried to focus on how the products made me feel, rather than the weight loss. I told about how I play with my kids more, how even they are noticing a difference in the way that I act. I told them I go swimming. I told them that, in general, I just feel better and that while the weight loss is a great side benefit, it's really about how I feel. I also made sure to mention that even though I wasn't seeing the scale go down, I was amazed at how many inches I had lost, because I know that number on the scale really gets to people. It was really starting to affect me. I mean, I could maintain my weight by eating McDonalds and ice cream and candy bars and chips. Why was I drinking these shakes and only eating one a meal a day to do the same thing? What got me through the scale not budging was really how I was feeling. I'm not napping during the day anymore. I'm not asking my children to go get me something in the other room because I'm too tired and lazy to get up and get it myself. THAT was how I was feeling eating McDonalds, ice cream, candy bars and chips. I was miserable. I'm not saying that I'm bursting with energy, running around the block or anything now, but I'm up. I'm awake. I'm playing with my kids. I'm swimming with my husband. I'm living.

I guess I really do have a story to tell after only 28 days.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I think I've figured it out

So, the first couple of weeks with Isagenix, I was REALLY good with my water. I made sure to write down every time I drank water, so I could keep track of how much I was drinking. Then, I slacked off. When I slacked off, my weight loss slowed. As a bit of an experiment, yesterday, I decided to force myself to drink as much water as I could. I think I had almost 200 oz of water yesterday. I was down two pounds this morning!

Drink your water! It really works!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pinterest is EVIL

I must remember not to browse Pinterest when I'm hungry...or on a diet. Seriously. Everything there looks SO delicious. I swear that 75% of the things my friends pin are food related...very often dessert related.

For instance, I just pulled a super easy banana bread out of the oven. It's after midnight. Why am I baking? Well, because I saw it on Pinterest and thought, "I have all of those ingredients! I should make that!" So, I did. It smells delicious. I'm not eating any. It makes me a little sad. Not as sad as being fat makes me, though, so I'll continue to resist the temptation.

I'm still stuck where I was a week ago, weight wise. I know that as far as plateaus go, it's not a big deal to be at the same weight for a week, but only four weeks into my diet? I'm bummed. Granted, I haven't been following things exactly as I should. I had way too many calories when I had those meatballs, so I didn't have my dinner shake that day. Yesterday was my son's birthday party. I had a bratwurst. It had 270 calories. So again, no dinner shake. I'm fairly certain that's not the way you're supposed to do it, but the thought of putting even more calories in seems wrong. I know that Isagenix isn't about losing weight, it's about cleaning your body of toxins and becoming healthy, but right now, I'm just focused on the weight loss.

I will, however, say that my self esteem has improved dramatically in the last 3 1/2 weeks. I've been married for fourteen years. As I've said before, my husband loves me no matter what. He thinks I'm gorgeous. However, with how ashamed I've been of my body for the past 8 years, I've hidden it, even from him.  I don't like him to see me change, it's lights off only during *ahem* that time, etc. Our new home (we bought it about 10 months ago) has a pool. When we purchased the home, I purchased a swim suit. Since we bought the house, I had gone swimming with Allie (my 5 year old) a few times, but would never go swimming when anyone else was home. My children have asked me many times to go swimming with them, but I always come up with some excuse or another. Really, I just don't want them to see me in a swim suit. Even my husband couldn't get me to go swimming. Me? In a swim suit? In front of him? I don't think so. I don't even wear shorts because I'm embarrassed by my fat legs and the stretch marks on the back of my knees. I just started wearing capris and short sleeves this summer. That was a HUGE step for me. It was always jeans and 3/4 sleeve shirts. So, the thought of wearing that swim suit in front of anyone, even my husband, was horrifying.  Since starting Isagenix, I've gone swimming with him not once, not twice, but THREE times! Granted, they were at night, in the dark, when the kids were all in bed, but I did it! I'm even contemplating going swimming with my children soon. I may have to buy a new swim suit though, because the one I have is getting too big!

Saturday, July 21, 2012


A few years ago, I bought a belt. I loved it. It had studs and sparkles and was just as cute as cute can be. I bought the biggest size they had (in a plus size store even.) I got home, went to put it on didn't fit. :( It was too small. The biggest belt in a plus size store was too small. I basically fell to the floor in my closet and just sobbed. There is something very defeating about trying on something in the largest size from a plus size store and having it be too small for you. I think that was kind of a turning point in my life. You'd think it would have been a "I need to do something about this" turning point, but it wasn't. It was exactly the opposite. It was a "there is no way I can ever come back from this" turning point. I pretty much gave up on ever being thin again. How can you change when you're so big that you don't even fit in plus size accessories?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Taking things for granted

There are things that I think that people who are not extremely overweight take for granted. Bending over to pick something up from a sitting position, sitting in a chair without wondering if it will hold your weight, fitting in a booth seat at a restaurant, crossing your legs, going on a roller coaster with your children, etc.

Today, I did something I haven't been able to do in a long time.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 1 of Cleanse 3

So, back on a deep cleanse! Hopefully this will kick my little plateau's butt. I'm only a couple of weeks in. There's no reason my weight loss should have stopped. I'm still exactly where I was a week ago. Frustrating. I'm just going to push through and hope the "whoosh" fair pays me a visit. I'm not sure if the "whoosh" fairy is something that my friend made up, or something she heard from someone else, but the whoosh fairy is the magical little fairy that shows up in the middle of the night and magically makes five pounds disappear. She usually comes after you haven't lost any weight in a while. "Whoosh" is the sound of all of those pounds flying away with her. Silly, I know.

Today is my son's ninth birthday. Pancakes, eggs and bacon for breakfast. Man, I love breakfast. Being a cleanse day though, actually makes it easier. Otherwise, I might be tempted to take just a little nibble of each. Not eating at all makes not making small bad choices much easier!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

This is why I'm not supposed to step on the scale

I became scale obsessed again. Every time I'm in the bathroom (which is a LOT with how much water I'm drinking!) I step on the scale. That dang scale hasn't budged since Tuesday! It's SATURDAY!!! Seriously, I maintained my terrible weight eating crap that tasted DELICIOUS. Why am I doing this if the scale doesn't even budge? In fact, it even went UP a couple of times.

I do feel better. I'll give you that. I'm happier, I'm more calm, I'm less lazy. All good things. I really want that scale to move, though. :(

Granted, the cheese tortellini with pesto I had for lunch today probably didn't help.  That brings me to another thing. How on earth do you get enough calories eating rabbit food? Seriously. I'm supposed to eat 1200 calories a day. The shakes are 240. So, two of those are 480. My lunch is supposed to be 400-600 calories. Do you know how many vegetables make up 600 calories? Even with chicken breast and dressing, my HUGE salads only amount to about 240 calories. What else am I supposed to eat? For a snack the other day, I had two cucumbers with some ume vinegar and sea salt on them. Do you know how many calories are in a cucumber? I think it was 18. Woohoo, 36 calories for my snack. That totally helps. So, 240 for three meals plus two snacks of 36 calories? 792 calories if my quick math is right. (If it's not, don't worry about's still not 1200!) I'm not supposed to eat anything unhealthy, but I can eat rabbit food until I'm about to puke and still not hit my calorie goal. I did have a hard boiled egg today, which is supposed to be okay. Those are about 80 calories. Woohoo, 80 more calories, I'm getting up there! I can't not hit my calorie goal because if you don't eat enough, your body tells itself to store everything because it's starving.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Night Owl

I hate that I'm a night owl. I hate being up at 2 in the morning. (It's almost midnight right now, but nowhere near tired) I hate that midnight is 6 hours from dinner time. I think part of my weight problem stems from being a night owl. My usual routine used to be:

8 am: Wake up
12 pm: Realize I haven't eaten and grab something quick to eat, which was usually bad for me because I didn't want to cook for just myself
6 pm: Eat dinner
9 pm: Put the kids to bed
11 pm: Eat ice cream/chips/soda/cheese/etc. because I finally have a moment to relax and food was my go to relaxer
12 am: Eat everything I can get my hands on because I didn't eat enough during the day.
3 am: Go to sleep

Now, I have a shake for breakfast. I have a snack. I have a decent lunch. I have a snack. I have a shake for dinner. The problem comes around 11pm at night when my body signals that it's time to eat. Had I gone to bed at 10, I'd be sleeping and my body wouldn't get there. However, I didn't, so now it's 11:45 and I'm SO hungry. I don't want to eat though, because I'm trying not to eat after 8 pm. It doesn't help that I'm browsing Pinterest, trying to find things I can eat for lunch. Ugh.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Weigh in and measurements!

So, after my second cleanse, today was my weigh and measure day! In the past 12 days, I've lost...wait for it...16 pounds and 16 1/2 inches!!!!  Woohoooo!!!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

It's been a few days

So, I'm still going strong! Today is day 2 of my second deep cleanse (two cleanse days in a row). The cleanse days have been a lot easier than I thought they would be. I get hungry at times, but not unbearably so. I'm practically drowning myself in water, so that's probably filling my stomach up a bit as well. Amber and I decided to put off measurements until tomorrow so I can get an accurate measure of what is going on after my cleanse is over. I have a USA Today ready to go so I can join the IsaBody Challenge! Of course, I have no plans of winning because I won't be anywhere near my goal weight when I'm done, but who knows what the future may hold. 10% of your total score is based on whether or not you've joined the challenge before, so for the next challenge, I'll be 10% closer to winning! lol

I was a little "bad" on Saturday. I went out to lunch with my husband and had sushi for lunch. Sushi rice has a ton of sugar in it and I'm sure some of the sauces did as well. The scale went up a little, but is heading back in the right direction now! Yes, I know I'm not supposed to be stepping on the scale.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

2nd Post in a row, I know

I didn't want to just add this to my last post because it was getting so long and is a completely different subject anyways.

Today, on the Isagenix Accountability page on Facebook, someone posted this:
How do I join the Isagenix 100 Pound Club?After reaching a loss of 100 pounds or more with the use of Isagenix products the member, enrolling sponsor or up line executive may email for more details.

What are the Benefits of joining the Isagenix 100 Pound Club?Benefits include complimentary registration to Celebration (non-transferrable, upon confirming your enrollment), on-stage recognition during Celebration and an invitation for you and a guest to the Founder's Gala, VIP seating during Celebration and a special recognition reception. In addition you will be featured on the Isagenix Wall of Fame, located in our World Headquarters and have the opportunity to be featured as "Success Story" on and future Isagenix events.
 Complimentary registration to Celebration, you say? VIP seating, you say? I'm in! This year's Celebration is next month. It's about $200/ticket right now, going up to $300/ticket soon. Celebration is Isagenix's big annual...well...celebration! I don't really have a reason to go this year. I've just started. I'm not selling the product. It sounds like fun, but I'm not a huge, "GO ISAGENIX! YAY!" kind of person at the moment. However, it does sound like a lot of fun.

So, I'm officially writing out my goal. My goal is to get a free ticket to next year's Celebration by joining the 100 Pound Club by the time of the event. So, a little over a year to lose 100 pounds. That's a really big number, but I'm starting to realize I am beginning to have more and more motivation and believe that I can do it more and more each day.

With everything that happened yesterday, I totally missed the free shipping coupon for Isagenix. However, since I have reached my first goal, I gave myself permission to go ahead and order an extra bottle of Cleanse for Life...even with the $9 shipping! Yikes!

CRAZY day yesterday!

Yesterday was the fourth of July. I was hosting my family for dinner, swimming and fireworks. Of course, that means something bad will happen!

My girls (ages 13 and 12) are house sitting for some people while they're away on vacation. They have an older lab that my girls feed and walk. Yesterday, I suggested the girls take our dog with them and walk the dogs together. This has NEVER been a problem before. Suddenly, my husband gets a phone call from my daughter, who is screaming and sobbing that our dog is bleeding and his head and face is completely covered in blood. They are running home, blood flying everywhere as the dog runs. We get him into the yard and finally get it out of them that the dog they are watching bit him and they have no idea where the blood is coming from. We cleaned him off and find about a 1cm tear on his ear. It's not a big deal at all, but man, that sucker was BLEEDING. I applied pressure for over an hour, then when it wouldn't stop bleeding, called our vet. Of course, it's the 4th of July, so they're closed. I REALLY didn't want to take him to the emergency vet...can you imagine how much an emergency vet costs on a holiday? Yeah, I wanted to avoid that. Three hours of pressure later and the bleeding hadn't let up. As long as there was pressure, it was fine. Let go, and it was flowing. Keep in mind, I'm supposed to be cooking this entire time! So, off to the emergency vet we went.

I dropped my husband and our dog off at the vet and got home to cook. I took care of my daughters, who were SO upset because they felt like it was their fault that our dog got hurt because they were in charge of the dogs and they should have noticed that something bad was going to happen. One was just sobbing because she was the one who was holding our dog on a leash when it happened. I cleaned myself up (I was absolutely covered in blood :( ) then I got started on the food. My husband got home with our dog, who was  all bandaged up, and I continued with the food. About an hour after Odin (our dog) was home, he shook his head, his ear came out of his bandage, and blood went flying everywhere. Back to the emergency vet! We got him rebandaged and came back home. By the time we got home, all of our guests had arrived, but that was okay, because I had managed to get the food ready before I left! Yay!

Okay, so there really is a weight loss aspect to all of this. Yesterday, to say the least, was CRAZY. I took my Ionix Supreme in the morning before all of this had started. My original plan was a shake for breakfast, to have most of the food ready by 2 and my husband was going to cook tri tip on the bbq for lunch. With all that happened, that didn't happen. So, my plan for lunch was shot. The beauty of Isagenix is that you can choose to have your meal for lunch or dinner. Lunch is optimal, but dinner is acceptable. So, when I got back from the emergency vet, when normally I probably wouldn't have eaten lunch at all, I was able to have a shake. I decided that I was going to need to run full force to get dinner prepared in time, so I mixed some Want More Energy into my shake. It tasted like a dreamcicle! YUMMY! (Vanilla shake with a serving of orange Want More Energy)

Now, here's where I don't know who to credit for this miracle. Amber (my Isagenix coach) swears by the Ionix Supreme for controlling stress. It has adaptogens in it, which are supposed to help physiologically as well as psychologically. Now, there are two things you should know about me:

1. I don't deal well with blood. It's not that it makes me queasy, it's just that I totally freak out when I see a significant amount of blood, especially if it's coming from one of my children. I'm completely useless. Thankfully, my husband has always been around when any of our children have been severely hurt because I just cannot handle it. He usually has to yell at me to go away because I'm screaming and sobbing and making things worse. With six kids, you'd think I could handle it by now, but I can't. I become a hysterical mess.

2. I HATE being late. It is one of my biggest pet peeves. I don't mind when others are late, but I refuse to be late myself.

So, yesterday I was dealing with two of my biggest issues, a ton of blood from someone I love and running behind when I'm expecting company. When my daughters told us the dog was completely covered in blood, honestly, I was ready to be useless. I was ready for a freak out. When they got home, yes, he was completely covered in blood. However, I just went into action mode. I took him into our yard, cleaned him off, found the area that was hurt, ran to grab rags to apply pressure, looked up how to care for a bleeding dog ear, then sat there with him for hours, getting blood all over me and the yard. All this time, knowing that I needed to be cooking, but being okay with the fact that dinner was going to be late. When the decision came to take him to the emergency vet, I was prepared to be stressing out about how much it was going to cost. However, I was just okay with it.

When I came home and had to start cooking five hours later than I had planned on starting, I expected to be in a mad rush. When I left my husband at the vet, the last thing he said to me was, "Don't freak out. Just do what you need to do, don't rush so much that it causes even more problems. Dinner can be late. Everyone will understand." He knows me so well. He knows that when I'm running late, I freak out. He knows I rush. He knows that usually leads to bigger problems, like food burning, or dropping entire dishes of food. Usually, it doesn't matter, I'm so stressed that I rush anyways. This time, I got home and just calmly did everything I needed to do. Yes, I had to cut out two dishes, but not only was everything ready on time, but as usual, we had way too much food anyways!

So, do I thank the Ionix Supreme for that? I don't really know, but what I do know is that not a single part of yesterday had me stressed out, when usually, I would have been in tears several times during a day like that, and dinner wouldn't have been ready on time because I would have messed something up in my rush to get everything done. The only difference in my life right now is Isagenix. You be the judge.

Oh, and my dinner was delicious and I think I managed to stay between my 400-600 calories!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Putting Day 2 to Bed

Today was cleanse day 2! It was quite a bit easier than day 1. Neither day did I feel like it was going to be impossible to continue or that the temptation was too strong, which was nice. I do have a couple of meatballs from the party stashed away in the fridge, though. lol

I'm feeling good. No lack of energy, no terrible hunger pangs. I did have an IsaDelight (a milk chocolate one) today. It was really good! I made sure to have it at least an hour and a half after my IsaSnacks and 1/2 hour before my next cleanse drink. It felt nice to actually enjoy something today. I've decided to take the IsaDelights off of my autoship order. I just don't foresee going through thirty of them in thirty days! If that changes, I can always add it back, though. On the fourth of July, they're having free shipping, so I'm going to order my extra bottle of Cleanse for Life that day since I want to do three deep cleanses (two days cleanses) a month instead of two, which is what the 30 day system gives you supplies for.

I also changed my Ionix Supreme with my next order to the powdered version. That liquid version is hard to get down! Hopefully the powdered will be better. I've gone ahead and added the extra Cleanse for Life to my autoship so I can do the three deep cleanses every month without having to pay extra shipping for the third bottle. Instead of a third bottle, though, I'm getting 16 little bottles, just in case I'm ever out and about on a cleanse day and need to have one handy!

I'm going to see Amber on Friday. We're going to take new measurements and just go over how the week went for me. She also wants me to join the IsaBody Challenge, which means new pictures. Ugh! She has asked me not to step on the scale until Friday, which I'm going to try my hardest not to do. I'll give you a little insider information, though. When I stepped on the scale tonight (my no scale 'til Friday is starting tomorrow..I swear!) I was at 287...TEN POUNDS IN FIVE DAYS!!! Awesome!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cleanse Day1 under my belt!

So, yesterday was cleanse day 1! It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We had my daughter's birthday party last night, with three different kinds of mac and cheese, bbq meatballs and a gorgeous salad.  All of which, of course, I couldn't eat. I didn't find myself hungry. I just found myself missing the taste of food. I have heard that a lot of people miss the act of eating...actually chewing and swallowing. For me, that wasn't a big deal at all. I just missed the taste. As I was making the homemade mac and cheese, I SO badly wanted to taste the fontina cheese (I LOVE CHEESE!) and as I was dishing up food for my daughter, I really wanted to taste a bbq meatball. I could smell the vinegary sweetness of the sauce and I so badly wanted to taste it.

I WAS GOOD!!! I didn't eat any of it! I washed my hands instead of licking the sauce off of my finger. I drank water when I wanted to put something in my mouth.

I did, however, realize during my last Cleanse For Life drink that I hadn't been drinking the proper amount all day. For some reason, I had in my mind that 4 oz. was 1/4 C. It's not. It's 1/2 C. So, until the last drink, I was only drinking half of what I should have been. Oh and learn!

I did find myself pretty hungry around 10 o'clock last night. I decided to just go to bed.

I'm about half way through cleanse day 2 today. So far, so good! My stomach has growled a few times,  but I'm really not all that hungry. I'm drinking so much water that I'm practically floating! I don't feel tired. I don't feel light headed. I don't feel starved. It's been a pretty good experience, well aside from not being able to eat! lol The cleanse for life drink isn't all that bad. It's better than the Ionix, that's for sure!

Amber has told me not to step on my scale for a month. I can't do that. lol I did sneak a peak today, but will report my weight tomorrow morning!