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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:11 pm 
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DATE: Wednesday 8/15
Thrive Diet Food: pear almond cereal w/ hemp milk, cherry tomatoes, salad w/ sprouts, apple cinamon energy balls, apricot recovery pudding
Extras: coffee, portabella burger
ACTIVITIES: bicycle 14 miles
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Sounds like your training is going well, and you food sounds delicious! I might have to buy that Thrive Diet book.
mmm hmmmm, yum yum :D

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DATE: Thursday 8/16
Thrive Diet Food: don't remember
Extras: vegan pizza
ACTIVITIES:running errands

DATE: Friday 8/17
Thrive Diet Food: salad
Extras: I was very bad today and ate a bunch of frosting
ACTIVITIES: processing grapes into 12 pints of grape juice

DATE: Saturday 8/18
Thrive Diet Food: Blueberry mango pancakes. banana grape apricot smoothie, curry lentil rice pizza w/ sweet pepper sauce, tomato, walnuts, chocolate recovery pudding
Extras: coffee
ACTIVITIES: 2 mi walk & daily dozen (new stretch/warm-up routine from fitness trainer = 12 different exercises doing 10 each)

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DATE: Sunday 8/19
Thrive Diet Food: Blueberry mango pancakes. banana grape peach smoothie, curry lentil rice pizza w/ sweet pepper sauce, tomato, walnuts, green beans w/ garlic, chocolate recovery pudding
Extras: coffee, medittereanean tofu scramble, pinto beans, & sesame bagel
ACTIVITIES: yard work

DATE: Monday 8/20
Thrive Diet Food: Blueberry mango pancakes. curry lentil pizza w/ sweet red pepper sauce, vega energy bar, 3 energy balls, chocolate recovery pudding
Extras: coffee, teriyaki veg stirfry w/ brown rice
ACTIVITIES: 14 mi bicycle

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Pancakes and pizza as part of the plan...this book is definitely going on my wish list!

I know Brendan Brazier (he's the author, right?) is mostly into endurance sports. Clearly, this diet is aimed at good health and getting lean (well, clearly in my assumption!). Do you happen to know (or have any thoughts on) how well this diet would work for folks who want to add muscle mass--i.e. who do more of a bodybuilding/figure type of thing?

What attracted you to this diet?

You said on one of your posts you were "very bad today and ate a bunch of frosting." I read on Lindsay76's log that one day her food was "hilarious." I think I will start using that label from now on instead of "bad." I can laugh at myself instead of berating myself. But maybe "very bad" doesn't have the same loaded quality for you that it does for me. In any event, I hope you enjoyed every bit of the frosting and are feeling great!

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Do you happen to know (or have any thoughts on) how well this diet would work for folks who want to add muscle mass--i.e. who do more of a bodybuilding/figure type of thing?
What attracted you to this diet? Beth
I couldn't say anything about building mass as that has never been my concern. I've been searching most of my life for a healthy food plan that I could stick to. In between trying out different diets - I gravitate to fast junk food. Now my freezer is filled with fruit (from my back yard - woo hoo!) and my kitchen is stocked with the staples from Thrive (and no junk!). I had frosting leftover from making cupcakes for my husbands company picnic (i'm obsessed with not throwing food away - but would have been better off putting the frosting in the garbage instead of on my hips :wink: )
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=You said on one of your posts you were "very bad today and ate a bunch of frosting." I read on Lindsay76's log that one day her food was "hilarious." I think I will start using that label from now on instead of "bad." I can laugh at myself instead of berating myself. But maybe "very bad" doesn't have the same loaded quality for you that it does for me. In any event, I hope you enjoyed every bit of the frosting and are feeling great!Beth
Being human, I can be bad once in awhile, but if I used the word 'hilarious' I'd be cheating all the time and not owning it. I need firm boundaries - black & white - otherwise I'd be slipping into gray all the time. I've had a lifetime of bad eating habits and now that I want to change - I need to be clear with myself.

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DATE: Tuesday 8/21
Thrive Diet Food: Pear banana cereal, curry lentil rice pizza w/ sweet pepper sauce, red cabbage with cucumber dill dressing, vega energy bar, romaine & grape juice smoothie, peach banana pudding, peaches
Extras: zero
ACTIVITIES: work with personal trainer (her name is LU) - 3 killer exercises repeated to failure + daily dozen (10 each).

Total weight loss: 7 lbs

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bunnylalu wrote:
ACTIVITIES: work with personal trainer (her name is LU) - 3 killer exercises repeated to failure + daily dozen (10 each).

Total weight loss: 7 lbs


FANTASTIC WORK!!! Your success (esp. knowing you've had your struggles, too) is an inspiration to me to push harder. Thanks for sharing.

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DATE: Wednesday 8/22
Thrive Diet Food: nectarine, choc almond smoothie
Extras: dinner @ Pilaf: pakora, veg&rice, choc silk pie
ACTIVITIES: industrious housecleaning

DATE: Thursday 8/23
Thrive Diet Food: Forgot to record info for this day - but I remember that I was exceptionally good :o
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ACTIVITIES: daily dozen, 2 mi walk

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DATE: Friday 8/24
Thrive Diet Food: Salad w/ mega sprouts (I sprouted 8 different kinds of beans), Vega energy bar, iced chai w/ fresh hemp milk, pecan burger, cauliflower, fresh corn, almonds
Extras: 1oz dark chocolate, iced mocha (w/ choc hemp milk)
ACTIVITIES: 2 hour hike in the hills :D

DATE: Saturday 8/25
Thrive Diet Food: blueberry pecan pancakes
Extras: coffee, portobella burger, potato salad, veg pizza, choc p-nut butter soy delicious ice cream, diet pepsi which actually made me very sick to my stomach and burned my throat - won't be doing that again!
ACTIVITIES: 5 hours moving heavy boxes & furniture

DATE: Sunday 8/26
Thrive Diet Food:cherry tomatoes
Extras: coffee, tofu vegie scramble, polenta, bagel, vegie enchciladas, chips w/ guacamole
ACTIVITIES: resting

DATE: Monday 8/27
Thrive Diet Food: pecan pancakes, salad w/ black beans & mango salsa
Extras: coffee, tofu in chipotle sauce
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I've been very sick all week - will post again starting Tuesday (after Labor Day)

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bunnylalu wrote:
I've been very sick all week


Get well soon bunny

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bunnylalu wrote:
Total weight loss: 7 lbs


Congrats! I really enjoy reading this thread. I haven't been 100% Thrive Diet, but reading the book has resulted in a lot of eating changes for me, and the thing that made me finally break down and get the book was you discussing it.

Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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Thanks Montana & Christopher, I'm feeling much better. I ate a lot of bread while I was down with stomach flu and not much in the way of Thrive foods.... but now, back at it

DATE: Tuesday 9/4
Thrive Diet Food: apple banana nut cereal, green soup, zucchini chips, lemon rooibos crackers w/ quinoa, clover sprouts, sprouted corn tortillas, pineapple tomato, almonds
Extras: portabella burger, 1oz dark chocolate, choc hemp milk, coffee
ACTIVITIES: daily dozen & personal "kick my ass" training session - I felt terrific afterward!!

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I've got to take a temporary break from keeping this online journal. I'll get back in the groove sometime soon... :roll:

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