Started by MrBigMike, Last reply by judithh on 2013-04-15 11:48:15
Number of Replies: 2
...giving not just a pound of flesh, but 9 and a half.
When last I posted, my plan was to do 5 days of juice only (this past Mon - Fri). Well, since I couldn't think of any good reason to stop, I decided to extend it another 3 days, when I will have a reason to take a break.
This morning's weigh in, after 7 days juice only:
9.5 pound wt loss for the 7 days
39.5 cumulative wt loss since I started healthy eating
so that's 39 down and 49 to go
During this past week I dropped another pant size, now down to 36" waist. I gathered up all my 38's and took them to Goodwill, along with a number of shirts and a couple of sport coats. Belts, too. I think it was 3 weeks ago that I shed my 40's...maybe just 2. Anyhow, hard to imagine I'll drop another size in 2 or 3 weeks. I'll probably spend a bit of time in these clothes, some from when I was on the way up, but most are clothes I bought with the intention of losing wt, but never did. So, I have plenty of clothes to keep me covered for a while.
This past, was a great week of exercise. For me in this process, exercise is a key. In the last 9 days I went on 5 bike rides, 1 hike (yesterday) and had 3 sessions at the gym lifting weights. The changes in my body are remarkable.
My daily juice plan looks like this: Morning is a fruit oriented juice as I want the sugars to help propel me through rigorous workouts, no bonking for me. I tend to make the same thing: a couple stalks of celery/1 carrot/1 handful of spinach/1 each apple, grapefruit and orange. It tastes really good. I drink about 16 oz of this. Late morning, early afternoon, and dinner time I'll have about 16 oz each of a vegetable oriented juice. I'm looking for nutrition more than flavor. I have the Mean Green, or a juice with beets, or a version of the bloody mary juice. I cannot say that I would choose any of these above a meal of solid foods if this were simply a pursuit of culinary delight. But, I know what this is. Juicing is a means to an end. And it is one effective means.
This week I have some business colleagues in town, so that means resturant dinners on Tu/Wed/Th. I'm juicing today (day 8...new ground for me) and will juice morning and afternoon on Tu/Wed/Th. Thursday evening/Friday morning I'll assess things. The decision to make is whether I want to go juice only again so soon, or stick with a combo of juicing with one solid food meal.
Exercise remains a focal point. Gym MWF and bike TuTh.
This whole thing is a matter of the mind. I have daily temptations to cheat. But I refuse to. The first time I cheat will make it that much easier to cheat down the road. Cheating would undermine all feelings of accomplishment. So, I don't kid myself. Cheating won't be something that just happens to me. It doesn't "just happen" to anyone. Cheating is a conscious decision to depart from the committment. I refuse to depart.
If you read this I wish you great self-discipline, and the courage to be honest with yourself. That's the key.