It's Saturday and I FINALLY got a chance to get to the library...waited outside for it to open; yes that's how BAD I wanted to check in and chat:)! My blog www.homelessformyhealth.blogspot.com is up....reminder, I am NOT a technical person, it's basic, simple but straight from my heart, which I feel is most important, at least for now:)!
NICOLE: thank you for your support:)!
RICK: YES, I saw that episode Of EMWLE:)! I LOVE that show! Personally I believe it to be so much more authentic than Biggest Loser BECAUSE Chris Powell keeps the person in THEIR environment! Seriously, how many of us can just "check out of life" and go to a ranch and workout most of the deal? Yes, it would be great BUT you also don't face the forces/issues that were key to you putting on the weight in the first place, so when they come back home, they have a TON of stresses---getting use to the new them, dealing with issues that were most likely the cause of their excess weight, trying to now figure out HOW to fit in exercise in their REAL environment, etc. This is just my opinion of course.Yes, it IS awesome to witness their before and after versions.
Ironically, the episode of EMWLE you speak of aired around the time I had to make my choice...my life/health OR a roof over my head?! Seeing he was able to do it, was sign to me that I made the right choice. I know with the right attitude, the Universe WILL provide for me...put the right people, things, places, etc in my path as I need them on this journey. Again, grateful I at least have a car to stay in....MANY homeless people don't even have that....so I feel blessed:)!
CAROLINE: HOWDY girl:)! sorry I couldn't post sooner. Thanks for checking in on me:)!
So, I really wanted to just start juicing on August 1st BUT I had FRESH FREE produce offered to me...salads, raw veggies, etc....SOOO, I juiced for breakfast and lunch and decided to eat a BIG raw salad (much like I use to) for dinner. Well, let me tell you, I believe my stomach was in TOTAL shock! ALL those fresh veggies at ONCE!....I was on the toilet (thank goodness I still have a few more weeks of access to one at anytime:)!) most of the night! I could not believe HOW my body reacted! You would have thought I ate a box of Ex-lax!.....sorry not to be gross..but literally it was like pouring Drano down a clogged pipe! So, that was Wednesday night/early Thursday morning!
Thursday, I had the same menu ONLY I found myself NOT as hungry for such a big salad as I had the night before...could be subconsciously I didn;t want to be sitting on the toilet all night again...lol:)! I had a FEW more episodes BUT nothing like the night before.
Friday, I had juice for breakfast, steamed veggies for lunch (literally ONE pound) and some juice for dinner. Just TWO bathroom episodes last night:)!
Now, I initially stated I was going to weigh in (I posted that on my blog: www.homelessformyhealth.blogspot.com) every 7 days/once a week. Well, i was 345 as of 8/1/2012...today JUST 4 days later with all the juices, salad and steamed veggies, I am 335:)!.....that's about 2.5 pounds per day. Now, I know much of that is probably water weight BUT I also feel, from ALL those bathroom trips, I also cleaned out some "stuff" that's been caught up in my "piping". I DO feel a bit tired, not sure if that's detoxing, lack of sleep from so many bathroom trips, the hot humid weather OR a combo of all:)! Oh, I also have been drinking about 1-2 quarts of water/day.
10 years ago, I was a HUGE diet soda drinker..literally a liter or 2 per day. When I gave it up and switched to water I felt so much better. I tried a diet soda about a year after giving it up and it tasted like a glass of chemicals! Seriously! I thought maybe the waitress poured me a glass from an old bottle, etc. She gave me a fresh one and I just could not swallow it! AMAZING how the taste buds change! I will NEVER touch soda and have not for OVER 10 years now because of that chemical taste! It really clicked in my brain, it was NOT a natural healthy food! I drink JUST water. Yes, I would rather go thirsty than drink soda or ANY other form of liquid! Okay, off my soap box:)!
Tomorrow, Sunday, I DO plan on 100% juicing. I have off from work (still getting into the swing of the new job---focusing on the good stuff of it, being grateful for what it CAN offer me verses focusing on what it can't---this mindset is really helping me:)!), will be packing, as I plan to do once I am done here, and go back to my apartment, so if I DO feel tired I CAN take a nap. Also, I think packing will keep my mind busy and my hands away from food....not that I have any in the fridge/cabinets...lol:)!....just the veggies/fruits fromm the reduced produce rack I have for juicing. One good thing about being single, no need to keep excess food in the house:)!
Well, that's about all for now. Tomorrow, Sunday, I won't be posting, library is closed:(...I will try to get back to the library on Monday to check in. Wishing EVERYONE a WONDERFUL weekend:)! Also, THANK YOU to all who have posted, it truly means the world to me....makes me feel like I am NOT alone. Thank you to those who have read but did not post. I feel your energy, too:)! ALL your kind words, well wishes, prayers, etc REALLY fill my heart:)!---it is making a positive impact on my life and helping me to dig in deep and change my mind---the mind is on control--the flesh is dumb and weak---our bodies follow like little puppies to whatever our minds think...be it a thought, action, etc. Just in these past 4 days, I have been more aware HOW I phrase my thoughts as well as the words that come out of my mouth. What we think and say, we get in return. It may sound silly and simple, but it is true.
I found myself the other day telling myself out loud and in my head I'm too tired...and guess what I just became MORE tired! So, I tried to catch my thoughts and words. I repeated to myself and out loud, I am full of energy. I am feeding my body BOLTS of lightening! I am a SUPER GIRL! I laughed out loud a few times (even now) when I said those words and thought them BUT do you know after a while I wasn't feeling so tired:)!...call it crazy (or me) but it worked:)! Just some food (especially those 100% juicing) for thought:)!