Real Change

An honest account of events.

Real Change

Posted by choosefit3 on 6 years ago Im totally thrilled that after just 8 days of my 60 day juice fast i have completly turned around my relationship with food. I have been an over eater most of my life and always made excuses or thought " well i dont eat THAT much." When you take the food away its amazing to think of how much food i ACTUALLY consumed in a days time and why i consumed it. I find that this is the first diet that is actually working for me and i realize its because its so strict. Dont eat anything is a hard thing to swallow (: at first but it takes the complication of counting calories or making a good choice in what to eat. At the end of the day i feel great. Am i the only one out there that has been meaning to start a diet tomorrow and then tomorrow never comes. Wondering why years later im still planning on losing the weight. Eating because your bored and then feeling guilty and angry when you look in the mirror. Hiding myself in every picture and becoming a master deceiver when it comes to postitioning myself in pics to make me look thin. My camera sees me the way i see myself.. thin and beautiful. It is funny that in the picture on this very profile i actually weigh 260lbs but look like a thin girl? Do you guys believe me? cause its true.. lol Is it redicoulous that on day three I was making my 5 year old twins tuna fish sandwhichs and went as far as to take a bite, chew and then spit it out.. I DONT EVEN LIKE TUNA!! Am i redicoulous or what.. haha Does anyone else have these silly episodes? Im grateful because its been very eye opening and liberating for me! Im on day 8 and down 12lbs .. I weigh 248 and have another 60 i want to lose. Im 5'9 and otherwise very healthy. Id like to hear stories from other people about there progress, goals and any silly stories or victories! thanks everyone for reading

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  • purplecrazedronnie

    6 years ago
    I'm the same way as far as starting a diet tomorrow and it never comes. I've been overweight since I was in high school and I just turned 29. I thought that by now I'd be down 50lbs, but I'm not. I do the yo-yo diet thing where I'll do really great for a week or two and then cave. I really wanted this juicing to work for me, but found the taste awful. I do give you respect for lasting 8 days, how have you done it? Do you like the taste of the juices? I really want to lose close to 100lb's because I weigh right at 274. Thank you for your honesty, I know dealing with image issues etc is hard. I hope your juicing is still going well!
  • DIAHAR

    6 years ago
    I love the taste of my juices. Your juices probably taste bad because of too much green. You may be trying to be too much of a purest. Add Carrots or beets or more apples or the juice of a melon. Keep experimenting until you find a juice flavor you love. Too much greens in one juice can be bad tasting. You can also dilute them with water. Keep tying - please do not give up.
  • kittynurse

    6 years ago
    I just watched Phillip McClusky's video Living Cuisine for Weight Loss (you can rent it on amazon for $2) and I found it really inspiring to hear his story. He was very overweight and had tried many diets, then started raw foods only and it worked for him. I'm a huge yo-yo dieter, and I've tried many juice fasts in the past but have found myself feeling deprived and quitting. In the last 2 months I've done a 5-day and a 10-day cleanse, and I feel spectacular while I'm juicing now. I did what Phillip did & told myself I could eat anything I wanted to as long as it was raw and plant-based; I ended up adding a half of an avocado, and sometimes a whole young coconut to my cleanse. Just knowing I had the option to eat anything I wanted (as long as it was raw) really broke through my dieting mentality; I felt empowered rather than restricted. It's amazing. Jon Gabriel (who Phillip mentions in his video) also helped me a lot with his visualization practices. Anyhoo, hope this helps!
  • jas77450

    6 years ago
    Choosefit3, I too will start my diet tomorrow. But...I'm 53 w high bp cholesterol and diabetic. Officially started 6/26 w juice only. Did well for 21 days and off all meds, lost 21#s from 250 start. Went on 3day binge then took me almost a week to lost what I gained. Back on the wagon till my son and family visited for a week. Ate out a lot but still juiced. Back on meds a. Feww days but off now. Back on track w occ. bites or chew and spit out, haha. Current wt 221 so down 29 #s. the results are amazing, feeling so much better but have learned how quickly you can go the wrong direction. Key is, hang in there and you will eventually get where you want/need to be. And yes, you look like a thin girl! Hard to believe. What's your tricks? I'd like to try it. I look so horrible in pics, I know they don't lie tho, except w you. Keep up the good work. It does get easier w occ temptations.
  • bozzalev

    6 years ago
    Hey ladies! I just started my fast on monday 8/6/12. The first 3 days were really hard. I thought for sure i would give up. But i am on day 5 now and have never felt better! Plus i lost 9 pounds so far! I have been heavy all my life, even as a kid. I finally reached a point in my life now where i am ready to change. i want to know what it feels like to be thin! I was never really a big dieter. I just kinda succumbed to being fat and knowing its too hard to change. Well guess what... This fast has been the hardest thing i have done in a long time but i am determined not to give up. Day five has been so much easier for me. Now i can see doing this 30+ days. I started out at 307.6lbs and now i am below 300lbs for the first time in about 5 years! I'm so excited!
  • choosefit3

    6 years ago
    Thanks everyone for sharing.. Purplecraze.. NO I DONT LIKE THE TASTE OF MOST JUICES. I have found a few that I like, one that tastes similar to tomato soup and the mean green are tolerable and any fruit juice I like. What I find works for me is I just drink it very fast. If I do plan to sip it I put it in a container that doesnt let the smell out and that helps a lot. You sound like me getting discouraged when it comes to losing weight. IF I CAN DO IT SO CAN YOU. Ive always been a pretty girl but its hard to see me as pretty when carrying around an extra 80 lbs or so. Purplecraze you are also very beautiful, wouldnt it be fabulous to be thin also. You can do this and im here for anyone who needs support or encouragment. What I did right before I started my juice fast was I kept a food journal for 3 days and ate like i normally do. I was completly honest with my journal about EVERYTHING i put in my mouth and that gave me the final kick i neede3d. I couldnt believe how much food i actually consumed and vowed that i was done abusing my body and my self esteem. Jenn, Congrqats on the 21days and 29lbs!! You did great even if you fell off the wagon a bit you still did amazing and I know you will do again this time around. Cant wait til i see 220 on my scale .. that will put me that much closer. If you notice in my pic you dont see my arms or stomach lol. I alsways pull my shoulders back arms behind me or outside the range of the mirror. And i take at least 10 pics to get one i like. If you saw my facebook page you would think im just a skinny girl but you'd notice there aree no full body shots.. lol Well im on my way to be a healthy and thin girl and I can wait. Bozzalev, Congrats on your 9 lbs.. the way your going you wont be heavy anymore! lets put an end to this fat!!
  • Corpulent no more

    6 years ago
    We look forward to seeing the full body shots because then we will know you have achieved your goal and your dreamxx keep up the good work
  • carrieinkemah

    6 years ago
    I don't have weight issues but health issues, an autoimmune disease and osteopenia - a nice side affect of the colitis. So you can be the "ideal" weight and still get diseases :-( I do appreciate ya'lls efforts and honesty though and had a good chuckle Ashley. Sugar, chocolate, ice cream, and anything sweet is my weakness that I NEVER said no to so I just wanted to share this morning. I got to work and have a mini fridge right next to my desk. Someone in our office had a box of donuts for us to eat. I picked it up, opened it, and inhaled...awww a whiff of heaven! It did amuse my co-workers too. So, I am able to just say "no" but only because of determination and my commitment to my health that I recently got proactive about. I too do not like the taste of most of the juices and drink really fast from a straw till gone. I even had to plug nose on one my boyfriend made for us. Juice on!
  • choosefit3

    6 years ago
    Sorry about your health issues carrie, im very blessed and grateful for my overall good health, although if i stay on the path of destruction im sure id have some health issues do to my weight. I too love smelling food. lol Its funny cause yesterday I let my twins pick out a donut at the grocery store and took them to the ppark to eat it. While i was sitting there sipping down my carrot, kale cucumber and beet juice i was smelling the donut and it helped alot. lol Im pretty sure my tastebuds think ive gone mad.
  • purplecrazedronnie

    6 years ago
    Thank you so much choosefit! I too take a ton of pics and finally find the one I like best. I really can't stand other types of pics because they all come out horrible! I'm also glad I'm not the only one who thinks that most juice tastes gross. I really thought I was just being dramatic. I'm going on my honeymoon in 2 days and celebrating my first year of marriage and when I get back, I think I'm going to try juicing for 10 days like my original plan. Reading all these posts have really encouraged me and I want to get down to a healthy weight!
  • choosefit3

    6 years ago
    Congrats on your honeymoon! How fun for you! I originally was just going to do a 3 day juice fast to prepare myself for the 60 day and after 3 days i decided why stop now? You can do it. Ill be here when you get back and Ill help encourage you and get you goingon your adventure. I have to admit all my clothes fit better and it keeps me going. I know it will for you too.
  • pploeser

    6 years ago
    There are really great stories here. I say I finished my 15 day fast on Sunday of Juice only and feel great. I lost 24 lbs net and peaked at 27 while on the fast. Since I've been juicing still and eating great leafy salads for lunch and a piece or two of fruit, and the weight loss continues. As of this morning it was 28 lbs :) I'm thrilled and more happy to see others on this journey and doing fantastic. So I suppose I moved from a fast to a reboot, but it's all about life change. Ashley, I couldn't agree with you more about changing the relationship with food, and that is what I'm focusing on most for myself right now. Also, for anyone juicing and eating, I discovered today a great "salad dressing" to make from the juicer. 1 good sized Kale leaf (or 2 smaller ones) 2 small bunch of mustard green 1/2 a lemon 1/4 inch of ginger mix and pour. I've been eating dry salad since ending the fast on Monday but let me tell you, I'm going to keep this around for my salads, so so yummy.
  • dojopage

    6 years ago
    Sounds really yummy - another thing to try is just scooping out a slightly over-ripe avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice. Does the trick every time!

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