Alissa, Hubby and I loved the Detox but boy was it hard! The first day was horrible. I had a terrible headache all day and I threw up several times. The second day was a lot easier but my face started breaking out pretty bad. By the third day I was feeling great and my skin started clearing up and now it looks and feels more hydrated. Oh and the Cleanse definitely “cleans” you out….lol. I’m feeling so energized and my appetite has gone way down as well. I felt sooo full after the bowl of 60 calorie steamed veggies I had for breakfast. I feel good. I feel healthy. It was very hard but well worth it in my opinion and although I didn’t really do the Detox to lose weight, I ended up losing a pound and Hubby lost 3 lbs. I would definitely do it again and I might even go for the level 2 and do it for 5 days!
Now that the Detox is over I’m very excited to eat healthy SOLID food again and I feel more confident about sticking with a healthier diet now too.
Ooh, I’m still jealous of the Mad Greens place! The place looks so yummy! What did you end up eating for lunch? Have you decided on dinner yet?
Oh my gosh Jina, you are hardcore for sticking it out through that first day!!! I don't think I would have had the willpower to last it out through headaches and throwing up. That is awesome that you feel so good and so healthy now though - it sounds like it was all worth it. I have heard of people breaking out and whatnot during detoxes and I think that the reason I heard was that it's like the toxins coming to the surface. That is really interesting. Anyway, I'm glad that it all worked out.
I did eat at Mad Greens for lunch today. Oh it was so yummy! I adore that place and it is like 2 blocks from my work. Some times I walk there, but I was in a little bit of a hurry today so I was lazy and drove. I got a salad with mandarin oranges, carrots, corn, almonds, won ton crisps, and almonds, with a ginger soy dressing, and warm pita bread on the side. YUMMMM!
Still thinking about dinner tonight. Ideally I need to come up with dinner for tonight and tomorrow night too so I can do my shopping for a couple of days rather than having to hit the store again tomorrow. I'm thinking chicken, but that's just because chicken is my old stand by.
Thanks Alissa, it felt hardcore!
Oh man that salad sounds sooo good. Oh and warm pita bread! Yum! I want bread sooo bad...that's one thing I DO miss!
I hope you figure something out for dinner. Chicken sounds good....how about chicken tacos? LOL....sorry, I had to throw that out there because I've been kind of craving chicken/fish/shrimp tacos.
Alissa, what did you end up making for dinner?
AFM, I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately and have come to accept that this is my new body. Now, that doesn’t mean that I’m going stop trying to be healthy. I still want to live a healthy lifestyle but I’m not going to put so much emphasis on weight. Please don’t judge but I was considered “underweight” before I got pregnant for the first time. No, I didn’t have a eating disorder. I was actually eating like cr@p and a lot of it too. I guess my metabolism was crazy fast then but now has changed but that’s okay. I’m getting older and I realize now that I was probably a bit too thin back then. I keep looking at myself in the mirror and think where in the heck am I supposed to lose 10 more lbs. from? I had to honestly ask myself why I so focused on losing weight am and the answer was soo stupid. Well, maybe not stupid but not good enough for me. I just wanted to fit in to my old clothes again. And I know it might sound silly or whatever but I have a lot (I mean A LOT!) of money invested in my clothes…lol. I was just talking to my hubby about and he even admitted that he thought I was a bit too thin back then and he likes my body the way it is now. Well, gee, thanks for telling me that you thought my body was grotesque back then. Just kidding, he didn’t actually say that but that’s what my brain heard.
So since I’ve come to terms with the fact that my body is okay just the way it is, where do I go from here? I know I want to continue to eat right. I want to continue to cut most processed foods out of my life (except diet DP!). I want to be as healthy as I can possibly be. I guess I also have a reason to go shopping now…I have to but all new clothes!
Jina - I think that it is wonderful that you are accepting your body the way it is, and just trying to make it as healthy as it can be. That is excellent. I think that your health and well being (including just being happy in your own skin) is THE most important thing and YAY for getting to go shopping!
I think that a regimine that focuses on eating well, getting a little bit of exercise that you enjoy, and just being really really good to yourself will be an AWESOME way to take care of yourself and love yourself.
AFM - I did make chicken tacos, and they were sooo good! Thanks for the suggestion! Tonight I am making pork chops in gravy, rice, and green beans. I am also going to the gym.
Thanks Alissa, I feel at peace. Though, I did cheat last night but I swear I feel like I'm PMS-ing!
Oh yay! Oh man....you're making me so hungry! I've been craving shrimp tacos sooo bad. I think I'm going to make some without the tortillas!
Did you make your shrimp tacos? Man, that sounds really good. I am pretty in love with any kind of taco that you put in front of me. Actually, I have lots more corn tortillas, I may just have to make some more tacos in the next couple of days before they go bad...
Ugh, I was AWFUL yesterday. If you have read the book The Hunger Games, they talk about having "Hollow Days" where no matter how much you eat, you can't get full. That was me, yesterday. I blame it on PMS'ing for sure.
Today, I am promising myself that I am going to be good, AND I am going to the gym again tonight.