Happy Father’s Day to my dad and hubby. In the picture to the left you’ll see a beautiful brownie cookie cake that Kev got from our neighbor (cookie cakes are one of my favorites) but I didn’t have any, score. You also see my stepson and granddaughter in the other pictures. Love my family!
Week 2: I lost another 4 lbs
Week 2 went well even with a Father’s Day picnic thrown in. I’m happy to say I didn’t cave AT ALL.
There were some yummy looking treats on the dessert table but I passed on all of it. I took a baggie of celery, a veggie burger and almonds. The only thing I did do was have a little ketchup on my burger. I was really hungry, hot and I had a headache so when we got home I had another healthy smoothie.
This week was harder because my juicing buddy Rikaine had to leave in the middle of the week so we are keeping each other going via phone/text. She packed up foods from here to help keep her on track too. When she goes back to Honduras in a few weeks, we’ll be staying accountable then too.
We stopped eating bread, rice, crackers, things like that. She stopped dairy but I am not giving that up however I am limiting it a lot more this month.
Foods that are keeping me full in between juicing/smoothies and dinner are the following:
- Hard boiled eggs
- Cauliflower (dipped in jalapeno mustard)
- Celery (also dipped in mustard)
For dessert, I have been having 2-3 Medjool Dates, some of those times with a little peanut butter on them. These are sweet enough to get me over the ice cream/cookie cravings. Like I have mentioned before, I am not giving up all goodies forever but I am doing this so I can make wiser choices. I am looking forward to having some froyo with toppings though. Not until vacation though. Pushing through.
For some reason this week I have been approached by quite a few people wanting me to join their network marketing companies. Just to let everyone know up front, I am trying to do this with REAL foods, no pills or packaged smoothie mixes.
I am always up for trying new whey protein powders and protien snack bars but I’m not going to be joining any companies to do that. Just sayin.
I personally enjoy making my own smoothies and juicing. I don’t particularly like the clean up after juicing but I would rather put veggies/fruits in my body over pills and vitamins although I am not opposed to vitamins and usually take them when I’m not juicing as much. Surely you can understand!
I try to teach people here that you don’t have to do anything really special to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. And if you are smart, you don’t have to spend a lot of money either. That’s the great part.
Heading in to week 3 I am feeling pretty good. I really don’t know how some people can do only juicing for more than 7 days so big kudos to you. I’m glad that I chose 1-2 times a day. And I look forward to going to once a day in July if I feel I can stick to making the right choices for my other meals.
We have our 1st vacation coming up so I won’t be juicing but I sure plan to make the most healthy choices I can (while still enjoying some goodies). We’ll be in Carmel and San Francisco California so it should be OK. And we’ll be on foot a lot so that will be a nice bonus.
Overall June is going well so far. I would like to get more walking in this week though.
How are you all doing? Did you set any goals for yourself this month?