I want to lose 15 pounds - anyone join me?
OK, so here we sit on the edge of the holidays and I just realized I HAVE A FEW POUNDS TO LOSE! I feel great, have lots of energy, eating raw... all that. But I find I still need to drop roughly 10-15 pounds.
If there is anyone here that would like to do this with me, I could use a little accountability - and what better place than a public forum!
For me, it begins today!
My favorite smoothie: mango, peach, strawberry, brazil nut milk, flax, maca, and one tsp. honey.
OK, so I had to eat October. It was necessary for me to reshoot the October calendar photo - and it was so yummy. I didn't over do it though. Can't say what it was, it'll give the surprise away for those of you getting the calendar!
Snack: Dried cherries.
Way, way too much corn chowder and spinach crackers. It was raw, but way too filling.
I just noticed I didn't drink one onze of water all day! Must do something about that!
i would love to join you anna. i haven't eaten anything yet this morning so i'll post everything later tonight :)
what i had today:
bok choy salad
2 small tomatoes stuffed with mock tuna
small salad: 1 cup lettuce, 1/2 avocado, mushrooms
also, i'm not sure how much i weigh. my boyfriend took the scale away from me 3 months ago b/c i was weighing myself every time i was in the bathroom or walked by the bathroom. so once i get it back i'll give a weight. the last time i was weighed at the gym i was 126 though. that was a few weeks ago... i cannot wait to lose the 15 lbs :)
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Thanks Miranda! 'ol buddy ;)
What's your routine?
:) I'd like to join you, are we posting what we're eating thoughout the day?
Just let me know what the plan is please.
I want to join! I have been trying to lose 10-15 lbs for 2 years. I just can't seem to get it off. I have been all raw for 3 weeks now and still the weight is not coming off .
Today has just begun so I only had a pear. My goal is to cut down the fat. I have been eating way too much of avocados, nuts, and raw desserts. I am going to push forward and try to eat very simply.
See, that's my problem too! Especially since I offer raw dessert classes. And the calendar has just killed my figure! I've been experimenting with new recipes and trying out some dessert ideas. I've made three pumpkin pies in the last two weeks - and loved every bite, mind you - but it's starting to show!
Originally Posted by Mango
I really need to eat more greens and simple fruit. Cut back on salt and fats - that's my focus. I know we can do this!
Bethanie: yeah, I thought that might help us along. If I see what you are having for lunch or dinner, it might encourage me to have the same. We all get stuck in our little comfort zones of certain meals. Mine is guacamole with carrot sticks. But my problem is I use two avocados. My father always had the philosophy "if a little is good, a lot is better" - when it comes to food that is. I tend to take the same path.
Alas, here I am now with weight to lose... and I wonder why?
I would like to join you too! That is what I need to lose, I know it would make my health so much better (and probably my skin too). So I need to focus on not overeating!!!!!!! Let's DO IT!!!!!!
yes. the fat overindulgence issue if definitely my problem as well! Let the fruits and vegetables begin!
I am in!
Should we post our current weight? and if you guy's are interested....I will post my FIT walk that I use with my fitness clients- Strength training and cardio workout combined....just tennis shoes and weights and a path for walking!!!
I am trying to have 6 mini meals each day-(every 2 hours)- and MORE greens!- so far today:
Lemon -Ginger water
Meal #1- small gala apple with 1 tbsp. raw almond butter
Meal #2- 1/2 cantaloupe filled with yummy blackberries
Meal #3- sliced banana sprinkled with a few chopped black walnuts
Meal #4- running errands in the rain today- ate a whole container of "Just Fruit".......2 large bottles of Fiji water in the car www.justtomatoes.com FYI....an hour or so later horrible bloating from the "JUST Fruit"- moderation i guess-haha!
Meal #5- HUGE greens(4 kinds) salad with broccolli, shredded carrots-raw ceasar dressing and sprinkled 1tsp. pumpkin seeds on top-yummy
Meal #6- Almond cheez and a few carrot's
btw.....the bloating became extreme GAS by bedtime???? Not sure about the just fruit mix- if you try it do so carefully haha!
Ahhhhhhhhh, count me in...I'm into my 7th week 100% raw...lost 9 pounds the first 3 weeks...and now STUCK!!!...and gee whiz, perhaps it's the dual avocado guacamole??? ha! ha!...I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has the disease of 'more'!!!......and nuts...ahhhhhh, love 'em...rationalize...'but they're raw'!!!!
I, too, would like to lose about 15 pounds....I did change may way of eating two days ago and I already see results....cutting way back on nuts...Monday a mere few walnuts...yesterday none...starting my day with a fruit smoothie...today it was all peach...I'm taking a green smoothy in a thermos for my mid-morning and afternoon snack...a salad for lunch...
In the past 7 weeks (I could see energy results within 4 days) within two weeks I was getting a lot of compliments on my skin...it's smoother then it's been since I was 10 or 11...I no longer have a bloated feeling ...though I ate what I thought was very healthy...I see now before raw I was eating way to many grains...
I'm a massage therapist and have to keep food in my cupboard at work to eat quickly between patients (I work for a chiro)...I've been keeping fruit and now I'm gonna try the green smoothy...to take a few drinks every so often as needed...I love 'em...
Okay my healthy pals, I'll check in as I can to get more food ideas from ya'lls....
I'm from Huntington Beach, CA...so I have a lot of choices in where I eat...and what I have available .....
I am going to do the mini meals too. That always worked for me even before I was raw.
-one honeycrisp apple
I want to do atleast 30 minutes of cardio a day! That is my next endeavor this morning
This morning I was 117 lbs at 5'5"( I am going to lose 10... and then I won't want to lose anymore... ever again
Me too with those mini meals- If I let myself get too hungry ....I am too tempted to eat my kids snacks in the pantry- yikes! If I keep the meals to every 2 hours....it should also keep my caloric intake where it should be- I am 5' 7" and about 145 at 20% body fat.....my goal is 135 and to stay at 15-17% body fat. Cardio(30-60 minutes) 3 times a week and weight training 2 times per week
Originally Posted by sungoddess
That's a good saying
:) It's that way with herbs, if they bottle said take one then 2 or 3 was better, boy can you get in trouble doing that.
I've started to slim down a little but i should be futher along
Today so far i have had a cup of yogurt, for the last two days i've had been doing the bathroom thing and have felt very weak but now i'm feeling much better.
This afternoon i plan to have a spinach and avocado salad along with a raw dressing made into patties and some celery/tomato juice.
For a night time dessert blueberry/strawberry/banana ice cream all blended together and frozen.
You know it feels good not to have to go it alone, thanks for the suggestion.
Just the other day my mother said to me "less is more"
Originally Posted by maraw
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I'm in! I just started 8-1-1 a few days ago. I'm already feeling a little better, but I'd be thrilled to lose seven pounds. I'm eating fruit until dinner, then I'm having a big salad with raisins and exactly half an avocado with fresh-squeezed orange juice for dinner. I usually end up having bananas in the late night - that seems to be when I have the hardest time not eating. The problem is, if I eat a salad at 6pm, I'm starving by 11, and I still have three hours to go til bedtime.
I've started using www.nutridiary.com to log my calories/nutrition instead of fitday.com. It has more food choices and logs more different things.
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