Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!!

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  • Neiko

    3 weeks ago

    Bumble, in addition to watching Joe's Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 1 + 2, I would advise watching other shows like Forks over Knives, Food Choices and What the Health, all of which are on Netflix. The last ones really gave me clarity on why i should become a vegan (not vegetarian). It's about a healthy life style and not really about weight. It's about eating things humans are really adapted to eating. We're not really omnivores, not many people can stomach eating raw from a freshly kill animal. All our consumption of meat requires us using tools to cut it because we naturally don't have these tools ourselves like true omnivores. Meat we eat usually has to cooked and otherwise processed, like grounding. So we can eat meat if it's heavily processed but that's like saying if we put ground beef into the feed for cows and they eat it, that beef is suitable food for cows. It's not, except maybe cows from hell.

  • Bumble

    3 weeks ago

    Starting reboot today, definitely looking for accountability, I have done this once before, and lost 20 lbs first two weeks, then stalled, and was in the middle of a move, keep wanting to start but finally ready to try again. Weight loss is important, final # isn't, health and mobility is, but I have a good 100-150 to loose. I have 9 kids lots of babyfat to shed, and a few pieces of cheesecake...

  • Sick'n'Tired

    1 week ago

    9 kids! I bet there's never a dull moment in your house. All the best on this journey. It's good to think of yourself as a priority. If you are healthy your family benefits.

  • Neiko

    4 weeks ago

    Hi all, it's been about a month since I started being Vegan and I've been able to keep it with only one exception like 3 days into the process when I had some shrimp and polenta. So essentially, it's still about a month. Like I said before, I've not really been juicing but rather making an intense smoothie each morning. I can't bring myself to waste all that precious kale and spinach in the juicing process. This is what I put in my Vitamix, give or take some different fruits:

    1 basket of strawberries (fresh or frozen or mixed)

    1 quarter of a pineapple

    1 mango

    1 large slice of some kind of melon, cantelope, watermelon, or honey dew

    1 large bunch of spinach

    1 large bunch of kale

    1 half of a large lemon, juice and zest but not the brine

    1 banana

    2 cups of ice

    It makes about 50-60 ounces of smoothie, some of which I drink immediately and the rest I sip throughout the morning

    I can probably make it to about 4 pm without feeling any hunger or food cravings.

    I've lost about 12 pounds since I started but more importantly, i feel great and I'm comforted by the idea that this is the best way to stave of heart disease and cancer.

    Moreover, I truly believe that people were not really evolved to eat meat as we do. Our teeth and gut can't handle it. Sure we can eat meat that has processed but we could've just as easily mixed ground beef into the feed of a cow but we certainly don't cows have evolved to eat meat.

    If we're truly meat eating, just imagine a smoothie with raw meat items it, how many people would drink that?

  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 weeks ago

    Look at all the new people posting! So great to see you all plugging away at living your best life. A little bit about me... I am a veteran rebooter. I have been around for a while.

    SoonToBeSkinnyMe, I too have Hashimotos. Your relationship with food can go a long way to feeling your best.

    Maddog, I am finished this semester on August 4th, 2017. I have 2 intense exams tomorrow and then one after another and 2 more presentations and then it's over. I am counting the days. I will have a whole month off. The first thing I am going to do is get myself back on track food wise and sleep.

    It's really hard when you have a full course load... and then some... as well as family obligations. My son was admitted to hospital a few weeks ago, I have been trying to fix up my vacation home, I still have boxes from my move in January and I have been helping my youngest with all his applications for his start to school in September.

    I found I did really well balancing everything until my vacation place opened up in May. I found myself slipping back into my old habits. I don't know why I do this every time, but it's my pattern. The good news is that I only gained 10 lbs. The bad news is that I gained 10 lbs. After the renos are completed I am selling my vacation home. It's better for me. I can always rent a place when I need to get away.

    I Hope everyone else keeps plugging away. I started January 9th, 2017 and went from 267 lbs to 215 lbs. I am now 225 lbs. It's a constant battle, and the battle can be won if you don't give up!

  • vpear

    1 month ago

    In week 3

    Hi Juicers! I am beginning week 3 of the juicing and have lost 14 lbs. I need to lose about 130 total from where I began. This is my second fast. Made it through 5 weeks last fall. I love the way I feel. Exercising is a struggle each day. I am committed to becoming healthy and happy. I want to take dance lessons and feel free of this burden. I wish you ALL the very best. Visualize who you want to be... and do it!

  • SoonToBeSkinnyMe

    1 month ago

    Hi everyone. I'm new to the group and am looking to lose 110 lbs!! I started juicing 10 days ago and have lost 9 lbs so far. I'm really pleased with this as I have an underactive thyroid and losing wieght can be a challenge. Wish me luck!

  • MikeM

    1 month ago

    Hi! I am new to the group. I need to lose at least a 100 pounds and could use all the support I can get.

  • PrairieWest

    1 month ago

    Welcome aboard! There is a lot of good support here - keep us updated on your progress!

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 month ago

    Wow, so many new people posting this week! Way to take a leap in the right direction! You've come to the right place. A lot of people here have had big success and offer great advice. YOU CAN DO IT. Keep posting, keep juicing, forgive your slips and stick to your plan! "If it is to be, it is up to me!"

  • Marion

    4 weeks ago

    Oh Maddogcupcake, you and I could be great friends. You have the same attitude that I do. I'm back at this site again. I never seem to leave it. It' truly makes me feel better to eat this way. I too agree with you. One of the best things I learned is the "clean slate". At the end of every day, if you've had a not so perfect day, you "clean the slate." There is no point in wasting an entire week. Mess up a day - so what. Who's counting! Get back on the wagon the next day and forget about it. It's all about moving forward. I've got a long way to go, but not as many as yesterday!

  • Momtocav

    1 month ago

    Alright here we go! I am writing it down. Putting it out into the universe. I am going to lose 150lbs. There is no try. I have to get the weight off. I have to do it for my kids. I have to do it for my husband. Most of all I have to do it for me. I can't live the way I have been living anymore. I can't feel this bad all the time. I need to be my best self for everyone around me.

    I am on day three so far of straight juice and I feel pretty good so far. Only real craving I have had is for salty foods like peanuts but I have resisted which is a big deal for me.

  • LouLouD

    1 month ago

    Day 6 for me and really struggling. I'm so fidgety and in the past I would eat or whip up the cocktails to subdue that feeling. It's just after 4 pm here and I haven't done either of those yet. Just wanted to check in and read about how it's going for everyone else. Thanks for being here and having me in the group.

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 month ago

    LouLou - are you hanging in there? Activity in the evening - like walking, lifting light weights or gentle yoga ... or some group hobbies - might be a good fit for you!

  • PrairieWest

    1 month ago

    An exercise a Buddhist friend of mine gave me might be helpful for you - when you feel fidgety, restless, or you experience anxiety, just sit (or stand, depending on where you are) quietly for a moment and think: what is causing this feeling? Why do I feel this way? The drinking and eating are avoidance tactics that only make you feel better for the moment. To really get a handle on feelings like this, finding the underlying causes, and dealing with those, is necessary.

    As you think about the why of it, also just acknowledge that 'yes, I feel this way. It's not wrong to feel this way - I just need to find the causes why.' She said to 'observe the feelings in a nonjudgmental way, acknowledge them, and let it be okay.'

    It's not an instant fix, and the exercise is meant to be practiced and used as a coping mechanism in place of food, drink, shopping, etc. that are destructive or unhelpful in the long term.

    I do this now and it helps a lot. I still have bad days, but I have far fewer than I used to. I hope you find it helpful! Honest introspection is something sorely lacking in American culture especially, but also in many of us regardless of culture. Best of luck and health!

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