12:30 – just had a cup of coffee with milk, was getting a bad headache…

finished first bottle of lemon mixture… getting ready to make another batch to drink throughout the day.  hungy…but trying to ignore and just look toward friday night sushi!!

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weight watchers core plan

August 29, 2008

 

me in my garden, blogging

me in my garden, blogging

 

 

OK — so my more rational, practical self has decided that the best thing really is a healthy well balanced diet.  I will try weight watchers (again)….i have done the diet before and i have had success…but the weight does come off a little slow.  clearly, a healthier way to lose and better chances of the weight “staying off”.  at heart, i am truly a health-nut.  I eat mostly organic foods, i shop daily at my local health food store and local farm.  I think that my personal library contains probably every diet/nutrition book written.  I love to read about health, wellness and medicine.  I am very proactive about my health…i love getting a “check up”  i love acupuncture and I do take a ton of supplements (when i am in my groove)…my trouble is i do OFTEN slip out of my groove and find myself in the Italian Pork store or… i bake or cook…cooking is really my therapy…i get lost and it feels so good and feels just as good to eat…guess that’s why it’s called soul food…

so…today i am doing my personal best to be well…and make smarter choices… I am going to try the “core plan”.  i have never done core before, so i am not sure what to expect.  at least, with weight watchers, it is not so terribly restrictive.  there is a nice amount of “edible freedom”. and i think that i need that.   i will report back often and let you know my progress.

Isagenix day 5, take 2

August 23, 2008

this morning i lost another pound, for a total of 5 lbs!

i did eat more than i was supposed to yesterday.   i was supposed to fast but i ate 2 hard-boiled eggs, melon in the morning, walnuts and the isagenix chocolates. 

today i will have a shake for breakfast with the accelerator pill and a shake for lunch… a nice yummy dinner (probably sushi!) and another accelerator pill…  the shake days are pretty easy.  the shakes are HUGE, thick and filling.  pretty yummy…

isagenix cleanse, take 2!

August 21, 2008

ok, so it’s been about 2 months since the last cleanse…and yes i gained most of the weight that i lost back, BUT…i was terrible.  so I am going to give it another go…do the 11 day cleanse, lose the weight and then go to smaller, healthier meals and see if I can keep it off…

i am on day 3, i have lost 2 1/2 lbs already…

thank you!!  this morning i lost another 1.5 lbs…for a total of 8 lbs!!

it feels great to be lighter, my back feels better…  i am petite (5′ 3 1/2″) and i have a small frame…so losing some is definitely a big plus for my health. 

about the bruising, i spoke to several customer service reps last night, beacause i did notice a few more bruises.  they’re small, about the size of a dime and kind of a faded grey color.  i have about 7 of them, in various locations.  i emailed isagenix’ medical department and spoke with my contact, who is great and made a phone call to someone who should really know.  but in the meantime, no one seems worried about it.  i would normally go to my doctor, but I am on vacation…it’s not that easy.  

i have decided to start taking a multi vitamin today and some extra iron…maybe that will help.  today is my last cleanse day.  so happy about that.  

i will post new body measurements later…

still no change on the scale, although i do feel lighter.  the shake days are becoming much easier to deal with.  the shakes really do fill you up…and i eat dinner early, so it comes quickly.  last night i had muscles ( in a light thai sauce, no coconut milk) steamed lobster with cocktail sauce, 3/4 of a baked potato, corn on the cob…and a small glass of red wine

here comes the hard part!  2 day cleanse ahead of me!  this is tough…and, if i do not see any weight loss after these 2 days i will scream.  can’t wait for them to be over.

bruising seem better….think it might have been a coincidence…

more later.

just wondering, might just be a coincidence…but i have a few random bruises that i do not remember getting.  has anyone ever noticed the same thing while taking isagenix product?  maybe i need iron?  would love to hear your thoughts…

 

so today i changed my routine a little bit.  i chose to eat lunch instead of dinner.  i woke up and had my shake, drank my water, ate the chocolate “snacks”  and then went to the beach for a bit.  we came home took showers and went to town for a late lunch…it was about 2:00-2:30 which really worked out nicely.  i was not hungry at all at dinner time and cooked my family a beautiful meal.  i have to say that cooking for my family is so satisfying.  i am a true foodie, a lover of food and a lover of the kitchen.  nothing will keep me away, cooking for my family gives me great pleasure.  i sat with them at dinner and drank my shake.  and now at 8:45 i am done, my only task now is to drink about 8 more ounces of water.  i wonder if there will be a change on the scale tomorrow…

tomorrow is my last shake day, then 2 more “cleanse days” and then 2 final “shake” days…

will report more in the morning.

yesterday, day 5… was my first shake day after the 2 day liquid cleanse.  i could not wait for dinner!  i had my 2 shakes during the day and also a hard-boiled egg for lunch, i was so hungry and it is an approved cheat…we went out to dinner and i had a small glass of chianti, shrimp cocktail, small green salad and linguine with shrimp and scallops, i ate all of the seafood and left most of the pasta.

this morning (day 6) on the scale my weight stayed the same.  today i am going to exercise a little.  i do walk everyday, but i will add a little something to my exercise regime.

i feel pretty good about my overall weight loss so far, 7 lbs is great!!  and i do notice a difference.  

as for next steps…i spoke to an isagenix rep, and i have decided to transition from the 9 day cleanse to the 30 day program.  the 30 day program is similiar to the 9 day:  2 shakes a day and cleanse 1 day a week.  the maintenance program is: 1 shake a day and cleanse once or twice a month.  I am not at my goal yet, but this cleanse is not over yet.  my feeling is that since i am still “on vacation” with my family i will do a combination of the 30 day and the mainentance plan.  i also inquired today about substituting a bar for a shake.  mix things up a bit!  oooohh kapow!

ok that’s all for now folks!  will report back tonight.

mornin’  

last night laying in bed was kind of hard for me, but i got through it.  i was definitely obsessing over different things to eat, and dreaming of crispy warm garlic toast.  i finally fell asleep.

this morning i had lost another pound on the scale and measured myself with the tape measure against my starting measurments.  i have lost thus far,  almost 7 lbs and 10.5 inches.

i am having a cup of coffee with milk (not allowed) and will have my chocolate shake in a bit…

waiting to hear back from my friend at isagnix about next steps…will post what she says later today.