Reflections on decaf soy lattes

Wow, this was a tough weekend. On Friday, I completed the last 3 days on the magic juice. Saturday and Sunday were going to be about adjusting my new eating habits into my every day life. The “diet” is officially over but maintenance will be up to me now for the rest of my life. Let’s just say that on Saturday, I was hungry. Like a bear out of hibernation hungry. I had some breakfast and then Ccelli and I went about our day. Saturday is our grocery shopping day. It’s a fairly long walk to the store, so typically […]

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The Dirty Dozen

I try my best to buy my produce all organic. But let’s face it, it is not always possible. Something I found really helpful is following tips. Always remember the “Clean Fifteen” and the “Dirty Dozen”.

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My New Normal

This morning as I was drinking my delicious blueberry vanilla shake, Ccelli and I had a conversation about what I would eat after the program. Btw, I did say Blueberry!!! It’s day 23 and I can begin to slowly incorporate fruit into my diet. Those little blue nuggets of happiness were heaven this morning! In addition it’s Tuesday so I weighted myself, 20 lbs so far people. It is a glorious day! Back to my story though … I said to him that when I can eat “normal” again, I will probably continue to eat the way I am now […]

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15 lbs of questions

Tuesday is the day I weight myself. Once a week so I don’t get consumed with the numbers. This Tuesday the scale said I lost a total of 15lbs so far. I think most people would be happy with that number but I felt a tinge of sadness. I had expected more. I always expect more from myself. There have been moments through this process when I questioned why I was doing it. Why am I sacrificing great food, cooking elaborate meals, drinking coffee? Just to look good? Is being thin that important? Shouldn’t I just live my life, enjoying […]

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The Mental Shift

Saturday was the last day of the magic juice. Rumor has it, I danced around the living room singing “The Final Countdown” today. Five days of liquids turned out to be quite beneficial. There is a substantial difference in how I feel. My energy levels are higher than they have been in years. I’m feeling very optimistic about the future.

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