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Days 9 and 10… and then some

Sooooooo updating my blog is apparently not my strong suit! This cleanse ended with a success, 11 pounds in 10 days. After that, however, I did go back to eating sugar, but c’mon, it’s HALLOWEEN! Okay, it was Halloween last Friday, and yes, I’m still eating candy… but tomorrow I have a plan, which involves eating more fruit and avoiding sugar. I know if I can make it through one day, I can continue on.

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I won Overall Best Costume in my company’s Halloween Costume Contest! YESSSSS! I think bleaching my hair earned me extra votes! I’m going to stay blonde, and actually, after some feedback from my coworkers, my new plan is to perform as a Marilyn Monroe tribute artist! It will be in a while though, I’m planning on having my second baby before I start performing, so I can use that time to practice songs, acquire my wardrobe, shoes, and makeup, and get ready to entertain people at the fabulous Marilyn Monroe! I have a lot to learn about her and her life, and I’m looking forward to it! And, it gives me great inspiration to get in better shape. Here’s photos:

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Exclusively Lucy is back!

My, my, how time flies. I am happy to say I’ve found my footing. I’ve decided that I am choosing what I want each moment. I started with my dining room table:

Ahh... Serenity...

Ahh… Serenity…

It’s… so lovely… I am taking a stand for order and making it a habit to pick up every day. I feel that I’ll have more energy when clutter is abolished. But, I’m doing it in stages. First, the table. Then, the Microwave Desk. And so on, ending with THE DEN. The Den (ominous shudder) is the second room that we crammed all of our stuff into when we moved here eight months ago. I’ve got four days off at the end of August, and I intend to finally turn that terrifying death-trap into a functional and peaceful space. However, my plan involves working up to that point by establishing a routine to keep the rest of the house in order. My husband and I just sorted laundry on our sparkling dining room table! 

Achieving goals feels good.

Here is an image I designed based on a quote from an awesome book that is helping me become mindful (thank you, work book club), called Search Inside Yourself.

You know I love designing quotes.

You know I love designing quotes.

This quote refers to the ability to distance oneself from one’s emotions by recognizing that emotions are ephemeral phenomena of the body. I’ve found it quite helpful in enabling choice in my life. 

 

Today’s Mantra:

I am doing the best I can, and it is enough. 


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07/04/2014 – Day 60! Last Day of this cleanse!

So, I tried posting yesterday and the day before with no success after the big update. So today I’m using my slightly newer PC laptop instead of my elderly Macintosh with hopes that this post will stick!

You may have noticed that my weight is now 163. Woohoo! It may be because I had an avocado last night instead of a third drink because I got home too late, or because I weighed myself later in the day than usual today (thank you, Baby, for sleeping in!), but wha-ev-ah I’ll take it!

Feeling really good about eating solid foods tomorrow, but MAN do I want to eat now too! Just a few more hours really. And I’ll post all my results tomorrow. 🙂

 


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07/01/2014 – Day 57

Lucy's weight 07/01/2014 - 164.8

I am zen about my weight!

Hello! I have decided that my results are spectacular and that my body may have leveled out and I have accepted it! …And I almost fit into my size 10 work pants! Almost. I’m pretty sure if I don’t get really bloated when getting off the cleanse I will fit into them in a matter of weeks. My goal is to maintain the 30+ pound loss for a month or so, then go on another 30 day cleanse! I’ve reached a point where I feel so wonderful that keeping my health optimal outweighs excuses. So I’ll continue to eat healthfully, with room for some less optimal choices (Papadeaux, Red Lobster, Olive Garden… oh, those commercials…)(and I also have Burger King and Sweet Tomatoes coupons taped to my kitchen cupboards…) I’ve completely hit my goal for this cleanse in terms of size. I was hoping to end is size 12s, and the fact that I can foresee fitting into 10s so soon is just gravy!

My husband and I love to eat out. LOVE IT. We have spent a good amount on meals because we love to eat. And omigod Cow Appreciation Day is so close! We will feast on Chic-Fil-A! This year I’m making my Cowstume the best yet.

Lol… the Photoshop filter I use is called box blur…


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06/30/2014 – Day 56

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Today was a challenge. There was a team building exercise at work today (bowling, super fun!) and I was surrounded by free food. And free food is my weakness. BUT since there are only four days left, I just drank a LOT of water! AND OMG LOOK AT THE AWARD I WON:

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Here is the close-up:

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Feels good to be recognized for my achievements. And really, it was so easy. Just blend, drink, repeat. OTHER GOOD NEWS! I have figured out how to use the puffy vanilla protein powder! I tried stirring it in, which wasn’t bad, but tomorrow I’m going to shake it. I had my new favorite drink tonight: Chocolate Cherry. I will have to get some chocolate protein powder!


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06/29/2014 – Day 55 (oops, did the math wrong…)

Lucy's weight 06/29/2014 - 165.0

Not enough water again!

We were out and about today so I probably didn’t drink enough water. I know I’ll be on track Monday-Friday this week, and then SATURDAY I EAT AGAIN! I’m super excited about it. Ugh, my friend came over tonight and she’s wanting to start the cleanse soon, so I was showing her how to blend the drink, and tonight I decided to get fancy and we poured out the first portion because it got all puffy, and it was good, but then I added a whole lemon and a big ol’ hunk a ginger, and it was waaaay too much… she said that she liked it, which I believe, but I also know a good drink, and this one fell a bit short of the mark. But it is all a learning process! I blame the protein powder! It has changed the texture of my drinks and has taken a bit of adjustment to get used to, and tonight, well… I’ve made better drinks. Anyway, off to bed with me and the baby. I’ll check in tomorrow!


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06/28/2014 – Day 53

Lucy's weight 06/28/2014 - 165.2

As I suspected…

Not drinking enough water again! Don’t think I drank enough today either, and I had 1.5 avocados. I’m going to skip my third drink today since it is late. Tomorrow I will make more of an effort to drink 5 bottles. I’ve been tired lately, so I’ve been taking it a little more easy on myself. I took a two hour nap with the baby. I love weekends! I’m also getting more and more excited about eating solid foods! My husband and I are thinking up meals we can have weekly. I have a freaky love for bangers and mash, so that is in the rotation. Mmm!