Saturday, March 3, 2012

Day 11: Light your light shine!

I am feeling wonderful! Went walking with my sweet husband yesterday. He dropped off the truck to get the tire fixed on it and when we went to get it we decided to walk down as a family to get it. We put Sage in the stroller and went for our walk, it was a beautiful day out and it was a good walk, my leg muscles were tingling when we got to the tire place. I love that feeling of my muscles twitching all over, makes me feel like I did some good for my body. I felt energized after our walk too, of course did some huffing and puffing to get to where we were going, sad how out of shape I have let myself get over the past few years. I am excited that I have found the motivation and determination to get myself back to where I was five years ago.

I am still feeling wonderful! Loving all the things that have come from my juice fast. Healthy skin, more energy, down 12lbs, sleeping really well at night, did I mention down 12lbs! I look at myself in the mirror and I am seeing a light that has not been there in a long time! It feels really good to be growing closer to my Savior and really being able to study my scriptures with a clear mind. I am not struggling with the depression quite as bad and I am so grateful for so much in my life, my biggest regret is all the time I have lost attached to my computer and video games. That is precious time I will never get back, precious time I could have had with my family and friends. Now is the time to make the most of my life, trying to be a better mom and a better wife and a better friend. I have been praying for more ways to be able to server those around me in who are in need. I want to be like the scriptures say in Matthew 5:12 "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid."

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 10: The end is just the beginning,

Today is the final day of my juice fast, but I feel so wonderful I am going to keep on going. I reached my 10 day goal and I am so proud of myself! I am so grateful to all my friends and family for all your support and encouragement! I am down a total of 11 lbs from the start of my prep week. I have lost several inch around my waist and I am now in my size 16 jeans! I still have a long way to go on my weight loss goal, but it will come.

This morning I had orange, pineapple, blueberries and mango... and it was pretty yummy! For lunch, did Green apple, grape, beet, celery, and lime. Wasn't too bad only used half a beet and the beet greens this time. (Don't have pictures today, I need to get to the store and get more batteries for my camera)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 9: CARBS CARBS and more CARBS!

Yesterday I think was one of my harder days in aspect of craving food. Anything and everything that is not healthy to eat was sounding so good. Especially carbs, I wanted mashed potatoes and gravy, crackers, doughnuts, bread. I even had a dream about scarfing down a HUGE plate of enchiladas then a big bowl of mashed potatoes and gravy then when I was done eating I started crying (of course it was all in my dream) I was mad at myself for breaking my commitment to myself. I was happy when I woke up because it was only a dream and I made it through my day yesterday true to my fast.

I made a very tropical treat last night to help fight the carb craving... Pineapple, strawberry, orange, lime, watermelon, and my favorite, MANGO! MMMMMMMMMM!!!! It was like a heaven in a cup! I am sad, my camera batteries died on me so I had to take pictures on my iphone.... and it doesn't take the best pictures.

So I am finally past the 220 hurdle, I weighed 219 this morning and did the happy dance all around the house! I am so excited! My skin is really clear and soft, my nails are growing in strong and healthy, I have so much energy this morning. Ready to take on the day! Tomorrow is day 10 and I am going to keep going! I am so proud of myself and proud of my self restraint that I have had through this! I am so grateful for all the support from my friends and family, especially my sweet husband! Thank you sweetheart!

 Hawaiian: Okole maluna!