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aysemari
Posts: 1596
Joined: Dec 2009

Ladies,

how are we doing? And you think I forgot, hunh?

Let's hear it, who's still on the wagon, who's hanging on ..

I made myself a list of questions that keep me in check:

- my biggest challenge no coffee =Yes
- no processed foods =yes
- 8 cups of water per day = yes
- at least 20 minutes of exercise=yes
- juiced in the morning =YES

So far I am doing good, tell me about you?

How are you doing in the weeks leading up to the cleanse?

But remember number 1 rule, no stress just love for your battered body.

And for the seriously interested PM me your address and I will forward you
something to measure your success with.

Keep it juicy!!!

Hugs,
Ayse

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missrenee
Posts: 2137
Joined: Apr 2010

Okay--I've taken everything you've written to heart. I went to Whole Foods the other day--purchased all organic veggies and fruits. Geesh--not too cheap. Okay, I'm over that part.
So yesterday I started my morning with this smoothie: a couple of leaves of red swiss chard, 1 carrot, 1 gala apple, and 1/2 c. blueberries. First of all--the color was one I have never seen before. Oh, wait a minute--yes, I remember--diarrhea diapers from my baby boy! So, I put it in a non-clear glass so I didn't have to look at it. Then, I drank it. Hmmmm-interesting. I can't say I loved it, but I did get the whole thing down. I kept my day plant-based (except for some cheese at lunch). Had some nuts for snacks.

Today, I juiced 1 carrot, a couple of leaves of swiss chard, 3 celery stalks, 1 gala apple and 1/2 c. blueberries. Pretty much the same lovely color and maybe a bit more palatable. For lunch I had celery dipped in almond butter--that was good, a slice of nine-grain organic bread and cheese (sorry about the cheese again). Right now I'm writing this (don't be mad)sipping a Starbucks nonfat, decaf latte.

I drink tons of water anyway so that's no problem and the exercise is very doable for me. I don't think I've eaten any processed foods.

So, how am I doing? I do have to admit--this is stressing me out!! Please pm me something to measure my success with! By the way, I watched "The Doctors" tv show today and apparently, the cir***ference of your tummy should be less than 1/2 your height in inches. I'm in trouble.

Hugs, Renee

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aysemari
Posts: 1596
Joined: Dec 2009

Renee,

you did fantastic! I can't believe how well you did.

Except please don't stress think how your lovely body sucking up
all the delicious goodness you are providing and raveling in it!

I avoid going to whole foods, it's ridiculously expensive. I go to
Sunflower market Southern and Mcclintock. Also I utilize Costco
if you are not a member let me know I am more than happy to
pick up some juicing material for you.

They have these great organic baby lettuce, fits right in my juicer =)
Also they have great deals on organic berries, spinach, carrots as
well as meats. The other day I discovered they have quinoa, a great
power grain, lots of protein. And it's organic and dirt cheap compared
to whole foods.

PM me your address, when you can.

And again CAN I say how amazing you are!!

Wooohoo, I am so excited, this is gonna be great!

PS: I am seriously starting to dig this meditate thing... I get up, drink
some water, put on some candle and sit on my specially soft pilow and
yes, you got it ... I actually MEDITTATE!

New Flower
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Joined: Aug 2009

Quinoa every other day
Steel cut Oats 5 times per week, Steel cut is very important detail

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aysemari
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Joined: Dec 2009

I never heard of steel cut oats. I have to look it up.

I am sure I can get that at whole foods, the mecca of
everything healthy.. LOL

Thanks for sharing,
Ayse

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sea60
Posts: 2601
Joined: May 2010

so I'll start juicing in March...but I'm ready freddie!

In answer to the bullets you listed:

A HUGE Yes!
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not yet.

I embrace my scars!

Hugs back Sister!

aysemari's picture
aysemari
Posts: 1596
Joined: Dec 2009

That will give you and Renee more time to transition.

I just got back from an appointment and wait, wait for the drum
rolls - I LOST 12 LBS. You can only imagine HOW excited I am now!!

I love the way I am feeling. And yes exercising can be a pain.. lol
But I walk/run when I feel like it and on other days I dance.. Yes
I dance. Crazy Bollywood dance video gets me going. It is very
colorful, vibrant and sexy! You can't help but be in a good mood.

Hugs,
Ayse

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mariam_11_09
Posts: 695
Joined: Nov 2009

Juiced = yes
coffee = yes ( 2x this week)
tea = yes
8 cups of water = yes (but it is still not enough)
exercise = plenty each day
no processed foods = do bran muffins count?
other:
milk thistle = yes
bentonite clay = yes

did pick winter greens from garden and ate a raw salad each day.

lost 24.5 pounds since Septmeber

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sea60
Posts: 2601
Joined: May 2010

You ladies rock! I've lost 6 so far and it's coming down slow and steady. I started January 1st.

Mariam, what does milk thistle do? Is it in pillform? That's wonderful that you HAVE a garden to grow your veggies.

Keep up the great work.

Hugs,

Sylvia

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aysemari
Posts: 1596
Joined: Dec 2009

Mariam,

you are amazing, I hope I too can post 20+ soon. But I am
really focused on doing it in a healthy way.

I am jealous of your garden, I really hope I can move soon
to the east coast and have my own garden too.

I never heard of milk thistle and bentonite clay, do you takes
this in capsule form?

Hugs,
Ayse

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Dawne.Hope
Posts: 825
Joined: Sep 2009

If I were giving myself a grade, I'd give myself a b or maybe a c+

No coffee
Some processed foods, but I'm slowly cutting them out
Not eight glasses of water a day, but close to 6
I'm doing about an hour of cardio 3-4 times a week
Juicing - every night

I'm having a hard time cutting dairy. I've switched to almond milk and I'm trying to acquire a taste for it. Cheese is my weakness. I've tried not eating any and I can't give it up ... yet anyway! :)

So far I've only juiced spinach, carrots, celery, apples & oranges. I hated the celery at first but I'm growing to like it. I like the granny smith apples better than the others ... juiced that is. The tart of the apples I find goes well with the spinach & carrots.

I'm going to try more exotic veggies this week. I'm having trouble with the 3:1 vegetable to fruit ratio.

I haven't gotten on a scale because I easily become obsessed with weight but my clothes are a little looser ... always a good thing. My tummy isn't as poochy either.

Thanks ayse, for making this fun! :)

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aysemari
Posts: 1596
Joined: Dec 2009

A few suggestion for juicing. First I would really recommend to do it in
the morning on an empty stomach, it is a great sensation to feel all that
goodness in you.

As for juicing material, try Romaine lettuce and cu***bers (cu***bers
are great for you, very alkalizing effect), they are both sweet in flavor
and easier to stomach at the beginning. Also grapefruit is great. I also
put a tiny piece of ginger sometimes to add it a little more flavor. Another
great thing to juice are beets, they give it a nice bright red color and the
taste is very good.

Not to be gross... but I found when I juice in the morning, my bowel movement
is more regular. Prior to juicing there were days I didn't go at all. Now it is like
clock work, at least twice.. ok, ok I'll stop... Teeehihi (:

I hope these tips will help with your JUICY experience!

Thank you for partaking, you make it fun for me.

P.S PM me your address so I can put something in the mail for you.

Hugs,
Ayse

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