all right soo…

betterbella2013 on Dec 31st 2012 08:55 pm

I tried but I’m exhausted…I made it to the last part of the second circuit but once I realized that I was unable to do the exercises correctly, I called it quits…plus I’m hurting in place I don’t normally hurt and I don’t want to injure myself and have to put it off…so I’m trying to get down two bottles of water before bed in hopes of adding my muscle recovery…I took some tonalin…so hopefully i won’t be too sore tomorrow…:/. It is rest day for shred but it does mean that I have running intervals for 45 minutes and the full frontside/backside workouts which are hell on a stick…Beginners workouts my tailbone…:) I’m loving this…

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Okay lets have some honesty…

betterbella2013 on Dec 31st 2012 06:28 pm

I did the backside 3 circuits but I maxed out…like my body is like…for reals? What the hell is this shiz? Its pretty upset with me and my lower back is hurting and I’m tired so I’m going to go ahead and juice my veggies and fruits and down that awesomeness and then if I feel betters, I’ll attempt frontside for a circuit or 3…if I can pull off 1, I’ll be happy, but I’d LOVE to go for the whole 3…

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Update and a little insanity of my own :)

betterbella2013 on Dec 31st 2012 05:18 pm

All right so! I ended my juice feast last Thursday with the Mangos. I made it for 3 days and lost 7 pounds which is a win. I’m going to take that. I said in the beginning that I was listening to my body and waiting for it to tell me it was ready for food again due to some digestive issues I had and after my first two teas from my Doctor…my body was like bring on the goods! 🙂 so, i gradually started back eating…just veggies at first (a baked potato) and then other soft things. I didn’t incorporate meat back into my diet for another 2 days. On Sunday, I had a piece of Tilapia. Even though, I could tell that the huge blockage in my tummy was over and done with, I didn’t start having movement again until today (Monday) which means the scale is off due to 4 days of food and very little semi-solid movement. Sorry for the TMI but its health stuff…Its ALL TMI. But I’m still taking my digestive enzymes with every meal, also I am taking other pills for health and digestion so I’m expecting it to clear up shortly and the scale will be back to being awesome :).

My Insanity :)…

So I’ve got the bug now. I’m on L1D2 of Jillian Michaels Shred and also today I went out and bought one of her books and two more DVDS; Frontside for Beginners and Backside for Beginners which each consist of 6 circuits intervals. My thought is this: If other, also normal fat people can get with Jill and other famous trainers and lose up to 100 pounds in 3 months…then surely if I put the same type of effort in, I can lose 60 in 3 months…I mean that’s my theory. So here is my plan…and we are going to put this to the test for 30 days: I am going to do Jillian Michael’s shred 5 days a week, 2 days on, 1 day off 3 days on, 1 day off, after I complete the shred and catch my breath and decide I’m still alive, I’m going to go outside and do walk/run intervals for up to 2 miles depending on how I’m feeling. I don’t have a fancy watch, but I do have my MP3 player so what I do is jog for the first stanza of a song and then when it gets to the first chorus, I walk the rest of the way and I will gradually adjust it up until I’m running the whole way. I did it tonight and I completed one mile within 3 songs…about 12 minutes which is way faster then my normal standard mile. After I complete this post, I’m going to do 3 circuits from frontside and 3 circuits from backside and follow it up with a fresh veggie/fruit juice that I’m going to make on my uber awesome blender so my body can use great nutrients to rebuild itself. I’m going to do the run/walk intervals everyday and on shred off days, I’m going to walk/run up to 45 minutes. Ideally, I’d like to get up to 30 minutes of walk/run intervals on regular days. After my walk/run intervals, I’m going to do 3 circuits from frontside and 3 from backside, alternating each day for a total of 6 circuits. My thought is to do at bare minimum 1 hour of super awesome exercise per day. I’m going to give it all I got and increase my efforts as I get stronger and more resilient, but I’m feeling like this is possible for me. I’m feeling like I’ve got the drive for change if I can just hit upon the right formula then something amazing is going to happen.  I’m going to continue to calorie cycling, but since I’ll be exercising everyday, I’m going to up my calories range from 1300 to 1800 to 1500 to 1800. Obviously, if something happens and I wound up not getting in all my exercise for that day, then I will decrease my calories accordingly but I’m feeling really great about this. I think I can pull this off. I think I can work my way up to 2 hours of exercise per day…but right now, I want to get up to an hour of exercise per day, even if I have to take breaks between sections. And so those are my thoughts. I posting it here on the blog because I do feel the need to declare, but the only person reading this is me…which is fine, since this is about me and for me anyways. And then I went off on a negative rant about people, but I want no negativity in this space of pure awesomeness that I’m going to exist in for the next 30 days. 🙂 So I’m off to do the final tail end of my workout and I’ll check in with stats at the end of the week, perhaps on Sunday :).

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Day 5

betterbella2013 on Dec 27th 2012 04:13 pm

…today sucks too…lol…but, its not due to the feasting. I got a prescription of teas from my doctor yesterday and so I am heavily cleansing and I feel…less then happy. I actually have a bit of a headache at the moment. I have been productive today though. I finally handled some issues that have needed to be addressed since like March. Outrageous but that is what happens when you find some clarity. I’m definitely less clear now because my head hurts so I believe I shall be early to bed tonight. My emotions have been vascilating, one moment I’m in tears and the next I’m dancing in the mirror…insanity. I am in hopes of being able to complete some school work this evening. I think that if I keep juicing as part of my diet, I may be able to apply to grad school and graduate :). How awesome would that be? Never underestimate the value of clear thinking ability. But I think I might be a mean person with clear thinking…lol…I’m not getting excited about weight loss until Monday morning.  I’ve been doing lots more research which I intend to post on 3fc about. But I think I’ll probably be down to at least 234…lol..I don’t want to get my hopes up too much. That’s only 3 pounds down from where I currently am, but I have to complete this round of detox teas from my doctor and also survive Friday, Saturday and Sunday on juicing. It could be 230, we are hoping for 230 but we won’t be overly upset as long as its somewhere in the 230’s. I’m currently working on a cup of hot lemon tea which is the juice of one lemon and some honey. Its tangy, lol. After that, I’m going to do some juicing for the evening and tmrw, since I have to be out of the house by 7:45 in the morning. (Hooray for Early mornings!) No weigh in today since I have the detox going on….I’m hopeful to have some ‘movement’ tomorrow and then I will have a better idea of where I stand, lol.

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this is hard…reflections on day 4

betterbella2013 on Dec 27th 2012 09:19 am

…believe it or not its not the juices that are defeating me…its myself, which is usually the way this goes. I’m so excited about my weight loss and the feeling better that I am going back to old habits…and what would seem to be the right thing to do but is actually the WRONG thing to do, way wrong, super wrong and that is: not eating enough…even though I am hungry and I should do my juices, I tell myself that I shouldn’t because it will affect the loss. But I’m an idiot, because we all know, tried and true, that the quickest way to get fat(ter) is to reduce your calories super low and lose a lil weight and then that weight comes back and each pound brings a buddy or three. So now I’m having to mentally shake myself because I stalled yesterday and its because I didn’t eat enough, plus also i went to the Chinese doctor and she gave me a prescription to help with the detox portion. Yesterday was the first day that I REALLY didn’t get enough juices in…I was out and about and stressed and busy and tired and it just didn’t happen for me. But today, I have like ten mangos on the counter waiting for me and I’m going to eat one every single opportunity I get….according to fitday, they are about 135 calories each 🙂 🙂 soooo I’m going to eat mangos today and do veggie juice this evening and see if that shakes it up a lil bit. Also about to get my workout in 🙂 🙂 and go walking…two in one day! Because I ate a mango and had my lil bit of oats this morning…but I had a little more 1/3 cup because a) I’m running a calorie deficient and b) I need the fiber in order for the chinese detox to work :)….So stuff we should realize at this point…NO this is not a traditional juice feast, but more of a going raw kind of a thing…I’m making the feast work for me as opposed to trying to force my body to conform to something it doesn’t want to cooperate with. Don’t be afraid of having to modify the system ladies. We are all different people. O But! i had pear juice last night and it was fantastic! My mind continues to be clear and that is….liberating, of sorts. Its like being in the dark in a rotted broken down house, its not that big of a deal to you because you can’t see clearly what you have so there is contentment in the dark…but once the lights turn on then you can see clearly. I am in what I like to call, a state of agitation and its because I can see.

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Day 3

betterbella2013 on Dec 26th 2012 08:22 am

uh…yesterday SUCKED. It was the first day I was out of the house and I wasn’t weak or anything…it was just a bad day for some reason. My counseling appointment was canceled due to the holiday. (stupid holiday) I believe I’ve gotten used to that release and the lack thereof just threw me off completely. Even though I was up and out and about, I didn’t get anything achieved, but I guess I should be happy that I was able to survive period.

I’m heading to the chinese herb doctor (day 4) to get some stuff to help me with cleansing as well as blood building. I still have no idea what brought this on, but since I had to stay up late last night to try to handle some stuff that I didn’t handle and ultimately wound up being awake till about 6am, (no joke, I didn’t sleep last night, at all, no dozing or anything) I had some peanut butter and it gave me a headache and I was like, since when does when you’re eating give you a headache. Especially such a small amount (1tbsp just for a small boost) Despite this departure, I still lost another 2 pounds. I’m at 237 peoples. (yay!)….

Also, since I’m moody as hell, due to lack of sleep lol and general snarliness due to this new diet that I am immensely enjoying the benefits, but am in wonder of why my body chose this method, I’m starting to wonder if 3fc should really be called 3sb since some of those people on that site, aren’t all that supportive. My motto usually is don’t knock it till you try it and if someone else has found something that works for them, then if I can’t be supportive then don’t say anything at all, because we’re all fighting the same fight here, but apparently that’s just me. I’m going to leave it at that.

i didn’t get any exercise in 🙁 and didn’t get all my juices in, but I was only off by about 30oz so I’ll take that :). Still lost weight, lol…this is insane, if I keep this up, I’ll be out of the 230’s by the end of Week 1. Haven’t been that small in 10 years. EPIC. What’s funnie is that my pants all still fit they are just fitting better (no love handles hanging over the sides, since I refused to go above a size 18), I went to size 20s very briefly and busted my tail to get back to my 18s. I was just not going to be a size 20 kind of a person.  I wonder at what point I’ll actually graduate to a size down…like maybe between 200 and 210…I’m going to die when I’m able to actually fit a 16 and that may actually happen like soonish. So my mini goal for the rest of this week is to do everything and anything to be 229 on Sunday morning when I wake up :)….Pray for me, lol. Seriously, 1 week down and I could very likely lose 15 pounds…insane except for that whole food allergies thing. I may never go back to processed foods! Who needs that kind of stuff hanging around! Also, I think my body is just ready. We were prepared for this. I’ve been detoxing and stuff all year on and off and going wheat free for about 4 months really helped me. Granted, I fell off the wagon, but dudes, I think I did a lot of stuff to help myself this year and this is the reward. Having the self discipline and the self awareness and self-love to handle a juice feast and losing tons of weight….uber happy. Its 11:20 and I haven’t broken my fast yet, so let me get my first juicing in. Stay tuned. I have to venture out into the world today. Here’s hoping, I’m more successful this day then yesterday.

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I take that back…

betterbella2013 on Dec 25th 2012 06:55 am

We are actually at 239 this morning after the bm but before having our first juice 🙂 🙂 :)…230’s people after 2 days…Lets see where today brings me to :).

On another note, breaking up the euphoria, I’m really concerned about not getting enough calories, so I’m seriously considering having a small 300 to 400 calorie meal, like scrambled eggs, or whole fruits and veggies, no meat definitely not…but I don’t want to be starving. I think that is a key thing on this journey…because if I’m starving myself then this weight loss is not for real and as soon as I start back eating, it will come back…so I have to be sure that I’m getting in, bare minimum of 1500 calories a day in juice. I felt like I hit it my first day. I know I didn’t hit it yesterday….it might have been around 1200…so not too bad, but that means I have a deficient today and I have to be careful not to send my body into starvation mode because that’d just screw everything up….so we’re going to experiment a little today. We have averaged 2.5 pd weight lost each day…so lets play around and see where we are tomorrow.

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…still alive :)

betterbella2013 on Dec 25th 2012 06:39 am

lol…I didn’t work out last night. Couldn’t summon the energy and I didn’t want to push my luck. Plus I really don’t think I had enough calories yesterday so I’m pretty sure I was at the point of diminishing returns.

Woke up this morning and we are back to the analog scale since the digital one is off…and we are down to like 240.2ish…its not completely on 240 but its not on 241….so…we have lost about 5 pounds in 2 days. I’ll take that :). Now if I can just manage to start being productive then we will be on the ball…here’s to actually achieving something today….

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betterbella2013 on Dec 24th 2012 07:34 pm

already noticed some shrinkage around the middle. My awesome winter jacket fits better and the belt around it ties better and snugglier :). Okay going to drag myself into my room to work out…if you don’t hear from me in 30 minutes, Im dead, call an ambulance :P.

after my workout, I’m going to take my measurements so I can check them every couple of days doing this awesome life changing process :)…

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Day 2

betterbella2013 on Dec 24th 2012 07:25 pm

Well…I can honestly say I’ve had better days…I didn’t go off plan, lol picking up vocab from the forums. I drank lots of juices and have been doing more research on exactly what I’m supposed to be doing here lol, since I kind of run butt first into stuff and then turn around to see what I’ve gotten myself into :). lol and I’m smiling for the first time, maybe I should have blogged sooner, then I wouldn’t have wasted most of the day feeling miserable :/….So for starters last night before bed, I took magnesium in hopes of moving along a movement and emptying my tummy which still felt full from like 2 days ago (hence the juice madness, believe me peoples, its not my idea of fun to not eat for 30 days, this is pure necessity)…eh. It didn’t do much of anything and so it had me frightened to start my day because I was unsure if it would be a delayed reaction, so I didn’t go anywhere or do anything for the whole first part of the day and it was raining, so bigger bummer…I did manage to get out and walk a mile (woot woot!) and that made me feel good since it started raining again and I still didn’t go in, lol, petty stuff like that makes me happy. I did get some cleaning done…did a bit more juicing…drank the juice. O it was so yummy! i juiced like 5 tangelos and they were amazing. I also did a pure green juice (all veggies) and it wasn’t so bad. I added one apple just to take the edge off….I drank about 3 bottles of water today and also a carrot apple and pineapple juice. I finally made it out of the house to take out the trash and hit walmart at the last second so the lines would be moving faster and bought a much needed strainer for my juice. I felt a lil winded after coming up the steps back into the house which isn’t normal, so I thought maybe I needed to do more juice and so I was doing a veggie mix and got the bright idea to toss in a tomato ( BAD IDEA BAD IDEA) and so it is now just sitting here looking at me…like are you really going to waste all these veggies and not drink me…and the answer is…YES. I’m not drinking it…it tastes awful..and by awful, I mean bad. I’ve had some terrible drinks in my day, but this takes the cake. That ‘mater just ruined my awesome juice and now I feel bad because I need to drink some juice but I don’t WANT IT lol…and also its a waste…and I don’t have veggies (i.e. money) to waste but I also am kind of lacking the willpower to force the issue. I juiced a lemon and added it to it and it made it less awful…(of all things, imagine a lemon making it better, IT HAS TO BE BAD). Yesterday I was so jazzed and also, I’ve lost about 4 pds…lol…so jazzed I should be, BUT dudes, I am starting to feel the negative, starting to feel myself waning and I’m like, seriously, on the second day? ridiculous.

o also, this morning when I woke up at 4am of all times, I had a very little oatmeal, (like the real rolled oats, i don’t do that instant stuff). My tummy was doing some weird things and I felt like I needed it. It was about a 1/4 cup of oatmeal and I ate a couple of bites before deciding I didn’t really want it and moving on. I also had a couple of fingers of honey ) lol…because honey is yummy. I started drinking detox tea and also a cup of Smooth move and so…we shall see what the morning weigh in shall yield. I have too much juice on my tummy tonight to get an accurate read…and the scale has been fluctuating like mad…but the low end hit 240 so…I’m thinking I’ll be there or somewhere around it in the morning on an empty tummy, also, I have to get my workout in or try to…I think I may just have to break down and make a different juice so I can feel confident doing a workout. I don’t want to squander one day of this feast, rather for 2 weeks or 30 days…so I need to walk and work out each day to give my body optimum opportunity to release the pounds.

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