Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I think I am getting bored.

Today for breakfast, I did not juice.  I was running late and really just needed to get out of the house. So I grabbed some carrots and away I went.  I don't think it was that bad of a choice.  When I got home I was in a hurry - as always - to get Jordan to Wildcat.  So I grabbed an apple and headed out the door. Both times I made sure to take water. 
I think just juicing and juicing might drive me bonkers.  Yesterday I only juiced once.  But I didn't eat badly either.  Today we headed to the food coop to look for some vegan alternatives.  I have been reading labels at my regular grocery store as well, just to see what is going to be doable in the future.  While I was at the coop I got some Boca burgers and whole wheat vegan buns.  So tonight for dinner I am going to have a veggie burger and sweet potatoes. I am really looking forward to it.  It will be a different taste I haven't had in my mouth in several days.  I still had a large salad for lunch....so I am still right on my program.  Tonight I add a little grain.  We shall see how I feel. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

What I learned today...

I learned that cantaloupe is better for eating rather than juicing.  It tasted kind of weird, and it made my morning juice more like a smoothie.

I learned that Quaker Steak and Lube has very little in the way of vegetarian meals.

I learned that I can resist the 4 wheeler at Quaker Steak and Lube, which consists of onion rings, fried pickles, mozzarella sticks, and soft pretzels.  Used to love all those things.  Tonight we went and I didn't have a bite.

I learned that I can resist birthday cake and ice cream even if it is from my own kid's cake.

I also learned this weekend that I need to be more vigilant about my water.  My weight loss has slowed, and I'm sure it's because I haven't been drinking my water like I should be.

It's been an interesting weekend with grilling, eating out and cake, but I have resisted it all.  I find myself thinking, "Surely I can have one thing..."  but I haven't had anything that isn't on my list yet.  I hope I can keep up with this program for at least another 10 days.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 9 of the Reboot!

I am really bad about this blogging thing.  I get so busy and don't find time to write. And I know I really should blog and get out all the crazy things that run around inside my head.  Especially now that I have been doing the juice reboot.  I have been juicing for 9 complete days now.  I honestly didn't think I would make it this far. But lo and behold here I am. So after 9 days I have lost 13 lbs.  I feel wonderful.  I think this program has been so easy for me because I really like vegetables.  In the morning I usually have a couple of apples and carrots with maybe some celery added in.  For lunch I have mostly vegetables, celery, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, and maybe an apple thrown in. Sometimes I don't have the apple.  For dinner I have a salad or stir fried vegetables.  I have added in a few black beans in my stir fries and salads for some extra fiber.  The only place I seem to be having problem is getting in all my water.  However, I figured out a solution to that problem.  Starting tomorrow I will be filling up a 2-liter bottle with my water and make sure I get every drop into my body.  I know I can do this! 
The best part about this whole thing is that all the swelling is gone from my legs.  I never even thought of how swollen they were until I could push on them and move the muscles in my calves.  Another bonus is that I no longer need an afternoon nap.  I have even tried to take one and I don't fall asleep. 
The hardest part I have encountered is the amazing smells that come from my kitchen when the kids' meals are being prepare.  I thought I was going to lose it the other night when they were having spaghetti with my homemade spaghetti sauce and garlic bread!  OMG that was hard.  And then this weekend we had Jordan's birthday party, we grilled hot dogs and there were chips, snack mix, smores and M&Ms.  I have no idea how I made it through, but I did.  I didn't even lick my fingers when they were covered with sticky marshmallow.  Tomorrow the family comes for cake and ice cream...I will not have any!
Tomorrow will mark the end of my 10 day phase.  I told myself I was going to take this 10 days at a time.  I went to the store and bought more veggies for juicing...so I am about to embark on another 10 days.  I am planning on doing at least 30 days and then I believe I will switch over to Engine 2 diet, which is basically eating a plant based diet, concentrating on whole foods.  I will probably at least continue to juice once a day.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Day 2 of Reboot

About two weeks ago I watched the movie, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead."  I was quite inspirational and I really thought it was about time to get my self together and lose the weight that is making me so unhealthy.  I plan on juicing for 10 days and see where I am. I am hoping to lose at least 10 lbs in this first phase.  At the end of the 10 days I will probably go for another 10.  I really want to lose a total of 20 lbs this month! I think by losing a chunk (so to speak) at the beginning it will inspire me to keep going.  I want to lose at least 120 lbs. Although I have to admit I would be thrilled with 100.  As soon as the first few days are up I plan on getting on an exercise plan as well.  A friend of mine is doing the coach to 5K plan which seems to be working very well.  Good for her! I have to give her kudos for continuing in this heat. It's been at least 95 or hotter every day for the last week.  Hopefully the heat wave will break before we head to Bash - which is 4 days of camping on a fairgrounds.  Not a lot of shade.  We don't want to melt this year!