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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:25 am 
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I was rather bad about not tracking my food on Friday and Saturday. I had to work those days at the call center and just flat out was a slacker about coming home and logging my food. I vow to do better this week.

Also, I am going to change my weigh in days to Sundays since it's the actual start of the week and all.

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Sunday June 8, 2008

Last week's weight: 237.4
This week's weight: 236
Change: -1.4 pounds! Yay! :D It's not much but it's progress!

Breakfast: bagel with vegan cream cheese and strawberry preserves, one glass of apple juice
Lunch: I skipped it today.
Dinner: 2 veggie dogs, fruit salad, garden salad, peanut butter cookies, soy milk, apple juice
Ounces of water: I forgot about water today. I'll do better tomorrow!

Exercise: Lots of it but no actual exercise activities! Cooking for the guests, hauling wood, building a fire, doing dishes, cleaning up. Yep, that was my exercise.

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Congrats, every pound counts!

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You probably don't really want to lose more than 1.4 lbs per week anyway. That is just about the perfect amount. Slow and steady.

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Monday June 9, 2008

Breakfast: fruit salad (consists of watermelon, canteloupe, honeydew, and strawberries)
Lunch:
Dinner:
Ounces of water: 16

Exercise:

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Good job! Keep it up. Your doing great. My daughter and I are going kayaking and camping tomorrow. It's great fun. A pound is great for a week. I try and focus on my change over a few months and not weigh my self too often, or I become less satisfied with modest, sustained success, which is my goal!

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Courtney, just checking in and browsing through your journal to show some love and support and send it your way.

Wii Boxing! Coooooool. I never got into the boxing but i've tried the new wii fit recently, it is pretrty interesting. I love how when they measure your body statistics in the beginning, they tell you where you're at and they use that scale that's off base with reality and doesn't take into account lbm, just height and weight. According to them, i'm obese. raaawwwwwiiiiiiight :P

but the exercises are pretty cool on it. I enjoyed doing a yoga tree and having them assess where my center of balance is and to make sure i keep it there during the pose.

Kayaking rocks! I did it for the first and only time in Costa Rica off the Tortuga Islands and enjoyed every moment of it, as long as i steered clear of the rapids which i went close to by accident. It was so much run hopping from island to island on it. I would def do it again. Lovely pictures.

Congrats on the 1.4lbs. You can do it girl. I'll be checking in to make continue and congratulate you while you're on your way. It will take time to lose the weight but you'll get there. I'll send you the link of the person who inspired me for the juice feast. He did it for weight loss. went from 400 to 195 in a yr, major kudos to him. Not saying to do it but just showing an example.

I totally agree with Zack, more veggies and fruits girl and for the love of whatever please do not drink any soda, it is so terrible for you, i refuse to touch it even before i was vegan.

Maybe this will scare you away. The acidity in one 12oz can of soda is so severe that to bring your ph back to a normal level, you have to drink 30 glasses of water for every can of soda. Acidic body = environment for incubation of disease. Just say no! Not to mention the sugar is probably coming from the animal bone filters that 'whiten' when refining it.

:cheers: :heart: <-- big hug of support for you as you continue on your journey

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Thanks for your words of confidence! :) I greatly appreciate the support.

It's funny that you mention your friend who lost weight with the juice feast. I was watching a show on TV a moment ago and it mentioned a "master cleansing" and talked about the lemonade diet, where people consume a lemonade made with fresh squeezed lemons, a little bit of maple syrup, and a pinch of cayenne pepper throughout the day. I looked up the website and it's a detox cleanse as well as a weight loss thing. I am sure I could see results with such a thing but I don't know how long I'd be able to go without actually eating a meal. I fully admit that I love food! Would such a thing be healthy for a person's body? If I remember right it says to do it for a minimum of 10 days and max of 45 days. I have no doubt I'd lose weight quickly that way, but would it be worth it to do it that way?

I've been super bad about logging my food over the past couple of days. I was out of town on business and I did take my cooler along with food, but just didn't write anything down. I know I ate way too much and I have to stop keeping a supply of peanut butter cookies in the house. They are my weakness and I can't make a batch without them being gone in a couple of days!

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I know alll about that damned cleanse and personally i wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. I know so many who are all about it, have done it, loved it but to me it just doesn't sound right. I mean maple syrup and water? cmon you can do wayyy better than that nutritionally for a long term fast ya know?

As far as how long you can go you don't know until you try. You'd be surprised at your willpower once you set your mind to something. Everyone likes to succeed and imo the biggest thing holding people back from doing things is the fear of failure bf they even start so they avoid goals all together. That is an automatic failure, at least if you try, you'll only get stronger for the next time in case you don't achieve the goal you set out to do.....

Tr it for a day, just drink water for a day, 24hrs, that is not bad for you. You'll test your wits and then have a nice healthy decent sized meal when you resume eating...

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I think I'll give the water fast a shot tomorrow or Saturday. It will be easier for me to do that on a day when I'm at work and not tempted by whatever's in my fridge. ;)

Thursday June 12, 2008

Breakfast: rice with black beans, corn, and homemade salsa, garlic marinated mushrooms, carrots
Lunch: veggie dogs
Dinner: Chinese food!!!!! A couple of friends took me out to dinner. I had brown rice, broccoli, mushrooms, green beans, corn, and noodles. I had so been wanting Chinese too! :) But I ate too much.
Ounces of water: 32

Exercise: Went on a long walk with a friend. :) Spent a couple of hours walking around the mall pushing our kids in their strollers.

I am going to get in some form of exercise today! That's my mini goal for the day. :)

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Friday June 13, 2008

Today was bad. I had a migraine this morning so I didn't go to work. After taking my Imitrex and getting rid o the migraine I spent the day grazing. I just couldn't stay out of the kitchen. And I ate bad stuff. I don't think I had a real meal today. Just lots of snacks. I had chips, cookies, a couple of veggie dogs, and I think I overdid it on the soy milk. That's all I drank today. 4 glasses of it.

This may explain why I have had a tummy ache this evening. I can't do this. I have to eat healthier.

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When you first go vegan it is easy to eat lots of vegan junk food...tofu cream cheese and sour cream were my weakness;)...but they have trans fat....so I stopped eating it. If you try putting peanut butter on half a bagel( that is my solution to everything put peanut butter on it) and have a piece of fruit and soymilk..that would keep you fuller...(1tblsp of peanut butter 3.5 grams of protien) and heathy fat...and be better for you. For Migranes( completely homeopathic..no narcotics..only 7$ a stick) buy that stuff "head on" my bf gets migranes soo bad he pukes....but he was in a full out attack..he put that on and was fine within 15 minutes...SERIOUSLY.
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Oh....and Smart balance light...100% vegan...40 cals per tblspoon...improves...cholesterol. tastes like buttah....


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I'msorry but smart balance does not taste good. I got it once because th store was out of Earth Balance. I couldn't stand the taste and ended up taking it back to the store. Earth Balance all the way!

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For my migraines I am on Imitrex. It's the only medicine I have found that works for them. That "Head On" stuff didn't even touch it. I tried that one a few years back and it was a waste of money for me.

I will have to try your peanut butter idea though for bagels and such. I haven't tried Smart Balance yet but I love Earth Balance. I love peanut butter and I really love the Earth Balance too.

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Saturday June 14, 2008

Today I am taking the advice of Lean and Green and having nothing but water today. Maybe a liquid diet today will help my body flush out some of the crap in there and get me on the road to feeling better on the inside.

Ounces of water: 64

Exercise: Not sure I am going to get around to this today. I will be working a 10 hour shift and some friends are coming over tonight to have a girly movie night. I may run by the store after work for a bit and that can count as exercise, right? ;)

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