Thursday, November 17, 2011

Onto part two of the plan

Part two of my "get this weight off and fast" kicked into part two today. I am back with the cleanse part. I don't call it the master cleanse because I am not cleansing for any other reason than weight loss. I don't drink that horrid salt water solution. I am using 2 tablespoon of whole flax in a bit of warm water and stevia. It tastes like cereal. On the master cleanse the idea is to clean up the bowels, I guess, with that impossible to down salt water drink. I did that one day and will never do it again. If you don't grind the flax seeds they pass through undigested, so that is what I do. I really like the taste and how they work for me.
Today was a good day with the lemon drink. I got hungry only at the time I usually eat dinner about 6pm. That was solved with some tea and a teeny tiny bite of the Greeks dinner. Well 3 teenny tiny bites. I had 4 glasses of the lemon drink and those bites.
The goal is to lose 8 pounds this time. I lost good the first time around, hopefully I will do the same. I forgot to weigh this morning darn. Better not forget tomorrow.
Only 8 to go to reach what the Dr. wants me to before surgery but of course I want to lose a few extra. In fact I want to get back where I was a few months ago. 130 or 135, I won't get there before Jan. 20 but will eventually. Good to have goals.
I will be cooking and eating Thanksgiving. Not a traditional dinner but close. I haven't had meat in over a month. Guess turkey will be what changes that.
I will be back to the lemon drink the next day if I don't hit the leftovers. I want to be in the new size 8 slacks I bought for my trip to San Diego Dec. 1.  I am in them just not as comfy as I like.
All I need for the trip is a pink purse. I think I found everything I need to meet family members again. I haven't seen them for over 50 years. Can't wait. I am the oldest of the bunch and of course I have to look great or as great as I can make me. Hope I don't break a fingernail before then and I need practice with the eyelashes. I am going to glam me up.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Losing it

All is going well as far as food choices. I am finished with the first round of the cleanse, more to come. I am now enjoying my green juice during the day with a cooked veggie meal for dinner. Still trying to stay away from fruit. Not doing so good at that, yesterday I really enjoyed 12 nice big strawberries. While they are great for us and low in GI they are still a fruit that gives me horrible hand and feet cramps. The last time I ate them I suffered for over an hour with tight muscles still the next day. Why this happens I have no clue. Grapes are the absolute worst for me, so far blueberries and apples don't do it. This was the first time strawberries did it. I think I may have a fructose intolerance. Hate it.
My food for dinner has been broccoli and or sweet potato drizzled with olive oil and lemon with a slice of sprouted wheat bread. That's it.
I am not hungry after eating but sure am just before. That may be because I don't eat breakfast nor lunch. I do drink the green juice and if I am home will eat an early dinner,  around 4pm. I am feeling great on this routine. I have lost 7 pounds so far. No loss this week, sorta expected after the cleanse, in fact I gained one pound after I completed it.

I will do the cleanse again starting this Thursday. I plan to stick with it for 7 to 10 days and then go back to the juice and one meal a day again. Doing that twice more before the surgery in Jan. The doc told me to lose 20 pounds, to do that in only 2 months is nearly impossible for me with just counting calories. I have been counting calories for years and know I lose one pound in 5 to 7 days. Not enough time to lose 20 so my new plan was put in action. So far so good. The side benefits are amazing. I love the feeling and the flat stomach again. I hope to live like this for an extended time. I know I can as long as my mind is set and that darn sugar bug leaves me alone.

We are going to a wedding out of town Dec. 1. I am in bad need of clothes that fit. I found a pink slim skirt at Nordstrom then a real cheap zebra blouse at Macy's. Picked up some spanks black nylons, ordered a chain drop waist belt online, now I need earrings and possibly a purse. I have black pumps and boots, don't know which I will wear. Would like some new booties but the cash is rapidly disappearing. Will post some pics when the outfit is complete.

Today I weigh 163 goal of 150 before surgery but really want to weigh 135 or less. When I hit my goal of 127 two years ago I felt on top of the world. I want that feeling again. I am getting there. Today I wear a size 10, at 127 I was a size 2. People told me I was to thin, didn't know I would ever be to thin. Personally I don't think I was.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A new me in the making

I had been missing going to the Dr's for some small tune ups on my aged face so I made an appointment. While there my favorite PA casually said that the Dr. is now doing lower face lifts in office with local pain killers. Wowzzzeee did that get my attention. I came home told the Greek about it and he immediately made arrangements for me to pay for it. I am getting it done Jan. 20, after I lose 20 pounds.

I have lost 8 since the visit, hope to lose more than the 20 he suggested.  Wish I could have the jowls removed before then because we are headed to San Diego Dec 3 for a wedding. I will be seeing relatives I haven't seen in 50 years or better. Yep, been that long. I am really looking forward to it.
But, since I screwed up and gained a few pounds I have to get rid of them so the neck lift works the way I want it to.  Excited for sure.

On the weight loss plan, I am currently doing a cleanse. I am losing about a pound a day, today is day 8, I hope to lose 10, wanted 12 so if I gained a few back after the cleanse I would still have 10 gone. I don't think I will make 12. 
After this cleanse is over in 2 days I am going to do a juice fast. I can't do fruit anymore so to sweeten the green juice I will use Stevia.  I really am looking forward to having the juice. I am pretty tired of the cleanse drink. In fact I have been cheating. I will have a few bites of food and not the cleanse drink, I tell myself I am not doing this to actually cleanse myself, I am doing it to lose weight. Well, I am so why not eat a few bites. I am doing fine. I love the new flat tummy.
I am also in the size 10 jeans. yea. Now I can get me a few size 8's. If I dig in the closet I might find some. I did wear that size a few years ago. I really, really want to be back in the 2's and 4's that are gathering dust. Goals.

I have also been studying more about Calorie Restriction. I am counting calories and tracking even on the stupid cleanse. It is really amazing how few calories I am consuming right now and NOT hungry. It is only a 10 day cleanse. After it is over I plan on doing the juice fast for another 10 days, only because of the darn Holiday. I don't know where that will be and I know I will over do it where ever it is.

I read that on a juice feast I can expect to lose one pound a day. I really doubt I will. Juice has more calories than the cleanse and I am losing one pound a day now. I will be happy with half a pound a day.
After the cleanse and fast I will be back to Calorie Restriction, doing the green juice for lunch, I never put anything in my stomach before noon and never eat after 6 pm. I like giving my body a needed break from digestion.

My 2 meals will be very balanced, making sure they are properly combined. If I do have fruit it has to be on an empty stomach. I have learned the hard way about fermented fruit in the stomach. It isn't beans that is the musical fruit, believe me. I don't mean to toot my own horn.
Just now had a sip of water, reminds me of how much I hate it. Just not my thing. Water makes me thirsty. I know, weird, the more I drink the more I want. I don't want.
Well that is the plan, sure hope I can do it. I see no reason to not make it.  I feel better now than I have in a darn long time. I am pretty sure the reason I felt so down on myself was the lousy job I have. That hasn't improved, except he is treating me better. His work load has gotten so small I work only one day a week and not a full day. Sad, so sad. And I really could use the hours right now. Guess I should look into a different job. Somebody must want a 70 year old worker. I am a good one and soon to be a skinny one.