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  • Sick'n'Tired

    3 years ago


    Anyone here still around? I am getting ready for a guided 60 Day reboot August 17th, 2015. I was just diagnosed with a Thyroid condition. It explains a lot of how I have been feeling the past few years.This upcoming reboot is supposed to be designed for Thyroid issues. Here's to hoping it helps! Going to keep you posted.

  • Lazerjet

    4 years ago


    I have had a terrible cold for the past three days, just getting over it now. I definitely didn't juice during that time, I barely got out of bed.



    How is everyone else doing?

  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 years ago

    Hey Brent. .. so how did turnin the big 30 turn out? I am still plugging away. I survived my mom's sticky buns. I only put on 4 lbs since fasting but think I lost it since opening our summer place.

    Joe came to Toronto and my mom won a juicer to take back with her. She was being tested for dietetics a few days after she went home. We are waiting on her results. My uncle died from complications due to dietetics.

    Anyway hope all is well with you.

  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 years ago


    Hi guys! Wow have I been busy. Anyway, saw my Naturopath last night and my stats keep getting better. In the month since I saw her last I have lost 7 lbs. That makes a total weight loss of 30 lbs. Only 87 lbs to go.



    She wants me to increase my protein. The numbers on my scan indicate muscle loss. I like hemp protein best. I also may add a boiled egg from time to time and fish.



    My cells must be so happy. I feel better than I have felt for a long time.



    My mom comes in 11 days! So excited. After she leaves I will do another juice fast. I don't know for how long but it will be enough to get my weight loss moving again.



    It's nice to see I am still losing but I want it to go faster. I would like to be under 200 lbs by June. I think it's doable.



    Hope all is well with you.

  • Lazerjet

    4 years ago


    How is everyone doing? I spent the weekend helping my friend move. Today I start another short 10 day juice fast. I'm making a push for my goal. Hopefully things turn out.

  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 years ago

    I hope your plans are working out Brent!

  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 years ago


    Going on 2 weeks since I have finished a 33 day juice feast. I have lost 26 lbs. While I haven't gained any weight, I haven't lost any. I go down 2 lbs and go up 2 lbs, go down 1 lbs and up 1 lbs. It's frustrating.



    I am on a plant based diet. My family is loving it, but I am wondering if I will ever lose anymore weight.



    My plan is to stay on this diet until after my mom leaves in May and then I am going on another juice feast. I have to see that scale moving as I have another 94 lbs. to go.

  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 years ago


    Thought I would share this story because it's encouraging me to stay on track. We are Canadian and my boys had March break this past week. We didn't go away because a friend of mine that owns a pool league needed my boys to work for him moving tables to another location. It took the whole week and an over night in the new city to set them up properly. So the boys ate out the entire week.



    When they got home Saturday from Hanover (a little one horse town in Northern, Ontario) I had made 3 different soups from the "Oh She Glows" book, some veggie lasangas and some fried mixed greens so we would have a variety for the week ahead.



    Back up to before they left, they were complaining because they thought I was going to "turn vegan" like that was a horrible thing to do. I reasured them that I wasn't going vegan, but that I felt they would truly benefit from a change in diet.



    Fast forward back to Satuday. When they came home to the smells in the house their first comment was thanks mom for making real food! I was so happy to hear them say that, but I pressed to know why they said it. Their comment was that eating out all week they were starving. My middle child said that he didn't feel satiated.



    I said where did you learn that? He said that he noticed the food I was feeding him made him full. He could eat less and feel full longer but eating out, he could eat a lot and feel hungry an hour later.



    I am one proud momma right about now. It's not a vegan thing, it's a life thing.

  • Lazerjet

    4 years ago


    In the past 6 days I've gotten myself off track. I've worked ridiculous hours and its destroyed my energy and motivation. I haven't had a juice in days and I can actually feel it, my body isn't happy with me right now.



    Today was supposed to be a day off by I still ended up working for 11 hours. When I finally got off of work I went to the store and bought a bunch of fruit and veggies. Now I'm done juicing them so tomorrow I'm going to get back to the right path. If possible I'd love to say the words 'I'm at a new low!" sometime next week.

  • [...]

    4 years ago

    Brent, don't beat yourself up (it's Brent right?) We all go off track, but this is a lifelong journey, not a race. I also find when I'm working 100+ hours a week (which seems like every week) I go off track when I don't get my juices made, whether i'm just too tired or out of veggies/fruit. I went out for dinner with my honey and my stepkids, we don't do that often. Went out of chinese. My stomach was hurtin so bad last night. Every time I go off track, I feel it and it motivates me to not go off track. Doesn't mean I don't go off track, I still do, but I know how to hop on the wagon again. I have a juice in my hand as I write. I just try to get better at setting myself up for when i'm off track and I try to make better choices. I made a quinoa greek salad yesterday, it has a little bit of feta cheese, but that's all other than a little olive oil and red wine vinegar. It's a healthier choice then the crap my boyfriend eats and when I get home late at night and am starving, it's a great thing to grab and it's healthy and filling. I also will grab hummas and baby carrots or when I'm being really bad, tortilla chips (at least they are gluten free), much better choices for being off the wagon so to speak, hummas is veggies..tortilla chips are not, but I didn't grab the hostess cupcakes :) Be kind to your self Brent, you are working your ass off, and enjoy your juices when you drink them, it'll make you crave them more ;) Good luck this week! i'm starting again this morning too! :)

    - Vickie

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  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 years ago

    Brent, it can happen. I transitioned back to eating last week and was doing fine until Sunday night. While I had a veggie meal... I had a coffee and a few drinks. Ironically, I still lost 2 lbs lol so what ever I did was just fine :)

    I have been eating a lot of hummus and tabouli, but juicing at least once or twice/day now. Like Vickie said it's the journey. I truly changed everything about my diet. Even my kids notice the difference.

    Hope you see "a new low" :)

  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 years ago


    I just subscribed to Food Matters TV. There is so much great content on there. I can't believe how many inspiring stories.



    I am watching one on seeds right now. I always knew corporations control government, but to see that they control life... makes me angry.



    I have had my corporate/goverment battles, but this whole Monsanto thing is really dangerous. How the heck can you own the copy rights to seed? Complete BS!



    Now that I got that out of my system... I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

  • Holly GoLightly

    4 years ago

    I am with you, Tammy. Monsanto is evil on so many levels and yet so big and powerful it almost makes you feel like there is some missing justice in the world.

  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 years ago


    Day 5 eating a plant based diet with juicing and I find I am feeling better and better everyday. I still have about 95 lbs left to loose. The scale hasn't moved at all. I have to start walking. I am still swiming 4 times per week, but I only seem to be able to get 15 minutes in and it's not straight because I have problems breathing. I get winded, but I still keep trying.



    There these guys that are so hardcore. They can go and go and go for like an hour. I keep telling them that one day I'll be in their lane :)



    I hope all is well with you all.

  • Holly GoLightly

    4 years ago

    I get winded swimming laps too. I find that I can push through being tired. It takes about 8 laps straight now before my muscles finally stop fighting and just do it. Because I have yet to find a good pair of goggles, so I mostly swim with my head above water. Also, you can do water walking. Just standing in the water is good for your core because normally you only have downward force on your standing position (gravity) but in the water, there is force from all sides trying to knock you down so your stabilizing muscles have to work harder so upright exercise will work you as well. Just jumping up and down in the water is work (though not quite as crazy as in the air.) Jumping up and down while moving forward for backward is more work. So, there's lots of different types of cardio to be had in the water. Not that I'm a water aerobics teacher and that I completely have a bias or anything...

  • Holly GoLightly

    4 years ago


    St Patty's day! Ugh...Company happy hour....they can have their green beer. I'm going to have green juice instead!

  • Sick'n'Tired

    4 years ago

    I put spinach and kale in my "Mean Green"... what an interesting flavor.

  • Holly GoLightly

    4 years ago

    I actually tried mean green for the first time the other day. I still hate kale. Also, it makes my fingers wrinkley so I'm not sure that it's good for me. I addressed the masses on this and they told me it had to do with a thyroid issue. I guess maybe kale interacts badly with my thryroid?

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