Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!!

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  • MaryMary

    2 months ago


    Hi everyone,



    I moved in with my sister to help her with her kids and stopped juicing, but i am beginning today. My sis doesn't eat healthy and you can see the effects on the 10 and 12, so i am hoping my lifestyle change will help everyone in the house. The kids like juice (as a snack) so that's nice.

  • VeganFreak

    2 months ago


    Doing my first 40 day boot reboot. Was gonna start with just one day, but I kept watching the documentary and hearing Joe's voice pushing me , and I'm 5 days in!!!



    Feeling great. I also transitioned to a Vegan over night, this was a personal choice for me, and I'm loving it. Determined to get rid of this extra fat. On my journey to be healthier and loose my 90 lbs. goodby late 200

  • Maddogcupcake

    2 months ago


    Hi, Everyone! I am still holding at 205 as my fast-breaking period ends. That brings me to 60 pounds lost over a 90 day juice fast, and no weight gain over the 3 week fast-breaking period. I still feel full very quickly and am eating small meals. I try to ensure I eat plenty of raw food with any cooked food since raw food still has live enzymes which greatly aid digestion. On that note, I've been reading about cooked food and how the body reacts to cooked food as if it were a toxin, i.e. the immune system responds and inflames the body as if it is fighting a poison. Which leads me to reflect on my life of eating mostly cooked food 3 meals a day, and putting that together with the fact that chronic inflammation is the basis of most disease and discomfort. But, good news! Apparently if you consume a meal that is at least 1/2 raw and 1/2 cooked, that immune reaction disappears. I won't be able to hold to this all the time; but it's doable when I think about getting a salad with a couple tacos on the side, instead of the full-on Mexican plate. This weekend I will be eating here and there on the fun side of town to celebrate my birthday, although I chose a raw food restaurant for the official celebration. But next week it's back to tackling the remaining 50 or so pounds to my ultimate goal. Have a wonderful weekend everyone, stay focused on health not weight, forgive your slips, get back on the horse, and "love yourself enough to stick to your plan!"

  • Yeager

    2 months ago

    Thanks for the information! That is helpful to know. Where did you find that information, btw?

    CU@Healthy!

    Rick

  • Maddogcupcake

    2 months ago

    Hi Rick - I first started looking into the toxicity of cooked foods when my brother, who had prostate cancer, was told by his doctor to avoid smoked meats because smoked meats have high concentrations of carcinogenic compounds. (We live in the South, where smoked meats and BBQ are a religion!) Since then I have run into the information about cooked food being toxic through several books and papers about food. However I try to take everything I learn with a grain of salt. I do want to be healthy and avoid disease, but I do NOT want to live to 120, and I do NOT want to give up experiencing the pleasures and cultures of modern life- many of which are culinary. I'm taking the "moderation" approach.

    There seems to be a lot of debate about the cooked food thing, and a lot of anger. However once you start getting exposed to conventional doctors who have written about how they heal diseased patients with raw foods, high dosage vitamins and probiotics, for me it becomes less easy to deny.

    The conclusions seem to be that there are several ways food becomes toxic when cooked, and some forms of cooking are more harmful than others - like frying, grilling, searing, smoking and MICROWAVING! I had read about microwaving several years ago, and stopped using it at that point. This was way before my juice fast. I take cold or room temperature lunches to work, or I heat up my lunch with an electric tea warmer at my desk. At home, I heat it in a skillet. SIGH. It makes me feel like a nut sometimes, but then again, why should I care? Not so long ago, doctors didn't believe in washing their hands before surgery and the general public believed "bleeding" someone would get the bad demons out that were causing an illness... Science and knowledge are ever-evolving.

    Here is an online article online by Susan Schneck that has a good overview of the more detailed materials I've read. Then, I believe it was David Woolfe where I read that eating a meal of at least 50% raw will reduce or eliminate the immune system's inflammatory reaction to cooked food. But I don't know the credential behind Wolfe's claim. I just know I feel better when I do it. Of course, eating 50% raw doesn't help with the carcinogenic content of the cooked portion. There's only so much I can handle!

    https://draxe.com/the-heat-is-on-raw-vs-cooked-foo...

    http://hippocratesinst.org/cooked-food-whats-in-it

    http://www.rawglow.com/cookedfood.htm

  • Yeager

    2 months ago


    265 lbs.



    90 lbs released



    New BMI number as well: 35



    10 more to go to the Century mark. Yeah!



    CU@Healthy!



    Rick

  • Yeager

    2 months ago


    266 lbs.



    11 lbs more to go to hit the Century mark.



    Getting there. Lots of exercise yesterday.



    CU@Healthy!



    Rick

  • Maddogcupcake

    2 months ago

    You are seriously killing it!

  • Yeager

    2 months ago


    267 lbs.



    Undiscovered country.



    If you need inspiration to keep going, here it is. I just made the lowest weight I made on my 100 day Reboot. Guess what? From here on in, it is the Undiscovered country. Every pound from here on in is a new area for me. Size 42 pants, here I come. For those keeping score at home, I am 12 lbs away from the Century mark of weight loss. The Gauntlet is down, will you pick up the Challenge? (BIG SMILE)



    CU@Healthy!



    Rick

  • Yeager

    2 months ago


    Got to 269. That puts me 2 lbs away from the lowest I was at the end of the 100 day Reboot in 2015. 19 more days and 19 more pounds to get to 250. So close and yet, it is there...waiting for me. BSA Physical this week. Jambomed will still have some heartburn over my weight. Sale vie, sale gar. Keep up the great work ya'll.



    SDHandler, how are you doing ?



    CU@Healthy!



    Rick

  • Leatherfeet

    2 months ago

    Good for you Rick keep it up!

  • Leatherfeet

    2 months ago


    hi, still juicing on, no complaints, life is glorious. Thanks everyone for your support.

  • Maddogcupcake

    2 months ago


    RM - Thanks for posting about the sodium! I always learn from you. It wasn't until I started my fast that I realized how much water I had been retaining - for years and years. Suddenly, I could see my ankle bones.

  • Maddogcupcake

    2 months ago


    Leatherfeet - your words are so true. If you hang around with 9 alcoholics, chances are you'll be the 10th alcoholic. You can beat it, but wow, does it take discipline. I have been out to eat with others while I was on my fast maybe 40 times (over 90 days). On my fast, I didn't eat anything at all at these restaurants, just had tea. In a way, this was easier than eating a salad while others had pizza, because I just couldn't eat anything. I mean, I was angry and self-pitying, but I wasn't tempted to cheat. Now that I'm off my fast, it's much harder.



    I've been out to dinner a handful of times since I came off my fast. Mostly I've been successful with this strategy: I make sure we're going someplace I can get something that's on my "diet" AND will be satisfying to me. My brother loves sushi, so we go there and I get the ginger salad and a cup of miso soup. If they want to go to the steakhouse where I would have to get a garden salad, I advocate for a change in venue or I say "No, thanks, see you next time." I know I will have a miserable time in that scenario, so I avoid it for now. My spouse developed food allergies many years ago and always orders / eats accordingly, and says that what works is shifting your attention away from the indulgent food aspect to the experience of being out on the town and together with others. Just completely changing your expectations about meal time being indulgent.



    I'm not there yet. The last time we went to dinner, I got my ginger salad and miso soup. And I thought, I'm 10 days into coming off my fast, I can have a shrimp. Then I slipped. That one shrimp turned into 5 shrimp, 3 bites of noodles, some chocolate, etc. As Sick n' Tired says, I went to "the fun side of town." Well, I spent the next day in the fun side of town's bathroom having one of the worst experiences I have ever had. For the last two days, I was not able to eat anything at all but a single juice. I was so angry with myself. Well, this Friday and Saturday I will be faced with it yet again. Friday, I pushed for a tapas restaurant where I have already picked out a salad & vegetable I will order, and I will absolutely IGNORE everything else on the table. Saturday, it will be a raw food restaurant. Saturday is my birthday, and that is what I chose for myself. Compare to last year's pizza and cake/ice cream. Progress.



    I'm reminded, true change is a decision that is made over and over again, maybe forever. As I've learned before, I can't just decide to forgive someone and wipe all that history away, I have to forgive them over and over again in my mind. And I can't just decide to change my lifestyle one time, I have to decide it over and over again. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's so darn hard.




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