Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!! Created By Natshell62
09/23/2017 03:55 AM
This group is inspired by all the amazing people I have met in this community who, like me, have or had 100 lbs or more to lose when starting this journey with our wonderful Joe Cross:) There are special challenges in this world for those of us who are "morbidly obese" and there are some incredibly inspirational people around here conquering those challenges every day. Come be inspired and inspiring!
Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!!
Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!! Created By Natshell62
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Hello, fellow rebooters! Back in the summer, I posted that I was going to begin this new lifestyle. In July, I began juicing after rewatching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead both 1 and 2. I also watched (along with my husband) Food Matters. We began a slow transition, he and I, away from processed food to live, raw, fresh, organic (mostly) and we did this gently and conscientiously.
Every day we juiced. I would eat one meal a day, usually a vegetarian meal, then began transitioning to a more plant-based diet. For me, the process has been completely enjoyable, because I didn't (and don't) feel deprived. Juicing allows me to expend my energy on other things as I don't obsess so much about food. Now, that doesn't mean that I don't think about it, but my focus isn't on my addictions (salt, sugar, carbs, etc) so much anymore.
To date, I have released 31 pounds. This is the most I've ever lost in all my years of yo-yo dieting. This is what works for me. I will continue to juice, and now prepare to do a longer reboot than the 3 days. The best feeling for me is that my body is shrinking, and clothes that were tight on me then now are baggy. I will be at my lowest weight in ten years in about another six pounds or so.
My husband doesn't like veggies, so my approach for him is to juice everything he doesn't like. He's had beets, parsnips, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, you name it. He doesn't care, so long as I put a little (no more than 20%) of fruit with it. As for me, the humble carrot, Swiss rainbow chard, and kale are my favorites, along with celery, cucumber, and a Honey Crisp apple.
We've joined a food co-op, and that has been a joy to support local farms.
I just wanted to say that this process can be the time you focus on you. What you're doing is one of the healthiest choices you can make. Be kind and forgiving to yourself.
Thank you for your support. My journey continues.
Hi, Sick'n Tired,
I would really love to see pictures of your redesigned refrigerator. I'm having issues with my veggies taking over all the shelves, too. I have to say, though, that with the greens being so prominent, they are, as SDhandler says, up and front. They are foremost in your mind. Wishing you well on your journey!
Choices. That's what it really comes down to, right? I was this close to going off diet last night at a sushi restaurant, but I didn't. I ordered what I should order, and did not allow myself to second guess it or weigh the decision or even think about (and regret) the decision afterward, i.e. I coulda had fried dumplings! Each time I make the right choice I try to use that momentum the next day when another tempting choice arises. Today I've worked out, I've eaten well all day, but then my snack falls through and I'm starving. Crossroads. Do I go for the cookies and muffins at the coffee shop joint? And do I then let that familiar phrase creep in... "might as well." I goofed and had the cookies, so I might as well have that cheeseburger tonight! Well you know, it's Thursday and tomorrow's date night, so might as well just extend the good times through tomorrow. Well then it's the weekend, time for relaxation and enjoyment. Monday is always a good day for beginnings. Might as well just continue through the weekend and start back on Monday.... NOOO. No. No. No. Stop the pattern. I know where that road goes. Rewind it back. Yesterday I chose well, it made me feel good. Remember that feeling. Now use that feeling to choose well right now. No cookies, no muffins. No cheeseburger, no chain reaction. Locate the (1) piece of fresh fruit in this joint hidden among baked goods and sugar yogurt, and eat that. Locate the (1) packet of raw nuts, eat those. Crisis averted. Feeling good. Going to remember this feeling at the next crossroads. Choices.
End of day three! I'm thinking that I will try for ten days. I've done it before, but put the weight back on. This time everything feels different. I want to do the full ten days and KEEP IT OFF.
Hi everyone - so many new people... welcome!!! I finished my reboot about 3 months ago and good news, I am still in those size 16 jeans, baby. Woot woot! Bad news, so much for 2 cheat meals a week. That only lasted about a month. It's more like 2 cheat days now, but still qualifying as a major lifestyle shift over my SAD diet prior to the fast. Still drinking juice, eating vegan the other days. So all you newbies, you can make a change and it is worth it! Take it one day at a time and push through. Do it for your health, do it for you, do it for all the loved ones around you. Juice on!
Day 3 has started for me. Its comforting and encouraging to know that there are lots of people on the same journey as me. I wish everyone all the best of luck and success. Here's to Better Health!
Juicing for days 1-3 all done. YAAAYYYY!! Took til 2pm. I know it will get quicker as I get familiar with the recipes.
New to the group, Food addict. This should be interesting. I'm sure I can do the 3 day reboot, we'll see after that.
Hi Honey. I,m starting today as well. Wishing you every success for the 3 days. Did you start today? I am hoping to complete 30 days. Had my breakfast mean green juice this AM. Not bad. Have juiced enough for the whole day. Need to get the next 2 days done today. Then I can relax. Juicing is taking a while to do. Need to buy up for the next 2 days. Hoping to get it all done within the next 2 hours. :)
Tammy! Ups and Downs seem to be order of the day for us this year. I think your friends scale is broke. haha. My doctor's scale is always higher. I think they keep the scale high so they can make us depressed and they get to order us depression/anxiety meds, and in turn get a free trip to the Caymen Islands by the pharmaceutical companies. (or not.haha)
I bought an inverter for the truck and on the road with son traveling down in NC. Now I can blend on the road. Finally get back to healthy eating on the go. I am trying to out how to do walks in different towns we go into. Need safe walk paths, but being unsure of the location, I don't want to walk into a dangerous location.
Hope to check in daily. Hope everyone checks in. Like to see some familar faces!
Glad to hear you're getting back on track. Pictures to come soon. I have been working out since last week. There's another guided reboot foe Thyroid conditions coming up but I am not sure if I will join. I want to, just have to plan and schedule. My classes start at 8 AM this semester. I am so not a morning person.
I did a 60 day juice fast two years ago. starting at a weight of 370 lbs :( . I'm not sure how much weight I lost during my juice fast but as of today I weigh 257 lbs so over a hundred pounds in a two year period. I've gone up and down and up and down. Usually in a 10lb area. Meaning I would be 310 pounds bouncing around between 301 , 307, 309, 302, then finally falling between 290 and 300. then bouncing around from 290, 299, 294, 296, until i finally drop into the 280's. I find it funny actually. But at least once I drop to the next 10lb area I don't go back up. But it can take a while.
I've had to come to terms with my eating addiction. and intense desire to have immediate results. I am not a clean eater by any means although I try eat plant based whole foods mostly, i still struggle with a sugar addiction. So I try to stay away from sugar, not always successful.
I'm back to go for another juice feast :D. I'm going to do 5 days at a time. The first 5 days will be a smoothie in the morning and juice the rest of the day. I'm hoping to be just juicing the next 5 days. I have a tendency of setting goals I can't achieve so Im keeping it simple :D.
I'm happy to be back, looking to drop my stomach weight as that is where i carry most of my weight.
big hugs to everyone and here is to success