Today is my birthday.
Today is the day I set over 100 days ago to try and achieve my first goal – to be under 200 pounds.
Did I achieve it?
Keep reading if you really want to know…. :0
A few nights ago my husband and I stumbled across a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross.
It was one of the most fascinating shows we had seen on the desire to get healthy. (Click on the link to read more about Joe’s journey. It will blow your mind.)
A few days before we saw the show I started praying and asking God to show me what to do to break this insane vicious cycle of eating horrible, wading in waist high (pun intended) guilt, then trying with all of MY strength to get back on program.
I felt like my answer was simply- going back to the basics. I needed to start over. I needed to detox again. Clean the slate and give my body a break. (A. From all the junk and B. From all the self induced stress ABOUT eating all of the junk.)
So here is where my journey will take yet ANOTHER twist.
Today I celebrated my birthday- STRESS FREE with family and friends.
Tomorrow I will begin a juice ONLY detoxing fast. I have a number of days in my head of how long I believe I will do this- yet I am not ready to truly commit the number to the page so to speak…just yet. At least not the FINAL number.
I will tell you I have committed (for all intents and purposes of this blog) to juice fast AT LEAST three days. This will give my body the rest it needs and time to re set.
I will log in tomorrow and tell you what I am drinking, how much and when. I will also let you know how I feel and the effects it’s having..or not having.
In my heart of hearts I believe this is the next step.
I will continue to workout with our trainers.
I will also continue to take my meds, Advocare vitamins and drink WATER only (in addition to the juices.)
**p.s.- the juices I am talking about will be a blend of raw, fresh produce. 80% veggie, 20% fruit. NOTHING processed or store bought. All thrown into my blendtech and poured over ice.
As far as did I make my first goal… No. My last weigh in was 212 on my home scale. My starting weight, on the home scale, was 238. Giving me a grand total of 26 pounds loss and 18 inches loss over the last 103 days.
Tonight, I ran across a picture that was taken of myself beside former American Idol contestant, Colton Dixon. This was taken in October 2012.
Now, this is a picture taken literally just before I typed out this post… of me now.
Do you see a difference? I still have such a long way to go…but I am still taking baby steps..each and every day!
Until next time,
See ya on the LIQUID (Juicing) Side,
Aj Luck <3
(I have decided the best gift I could give myself was the gift of health.)