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Reboot Entry day 5

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Before anything else, I MUST give mad props to three months ago me. Girlfriend had it goin' on! I mean, she was running, she was lifting at the gym, she was going to Zumba, and she was happy and strong and fierce!

I hit the gym last night, and I was still sore from Monday's workout - mostly my abs. I did my ab work at home before going to the gym simply to get everything done in a timely manner. That, and to avoid whimpering in public. Geez-o-pete have I lost that core strength. I'm working on getting it back though. Lifting went well, although there were a few things that gave me pause. I mean, three months ago me was rocking the seated chest press. Now me struggled a bit. I'll get back to it though.

Then Zumba. Dude. Zumba kicked my *ss, plain and simple. In a good way. My lungs, my heart.. yea, they got fired up. My arms and legs remembered what they were supposed to do, but were worn out by the end. Seriously, my legs did that quivery may not hold you up thing when we were done. It felt so good to feel so rough LOL

Of course, once I got home, I was tired. I didn't want to do anything but shower, eat dinner, and go to bed. I had things to do though, and I seriously considered ditching them. But, that couldn't happen. I had to do the prep work for Day 6.

Day 5 eating was good, mostly. I did not like, at all, the Garam masala spiced collards for dinner last night. Blech. The ick factor of that almost set the tone for ditching the whole program (what???!!!!?!?) and eating something off plan.

I don't think so. emoticon I didn't eat my greens, and that's ok. I had the soup which was really good, and a cuppa tea. I then set to work on preparing the salsa and guacamole for today's lunch, and then prepping the fruits and veggies I needed for the blend and juice today. It took a while, but I got it all organized, and done. It made my morning today SO much easier than if I would have had to prep when I got up.

Saturday - 228.8
Sunday - 224.8
Monday - 223.0
Tuesday - 222.6
Wednesday - 222.8
Thursday - 221.4

Ahh. I need to take measurements this weekend. I didn't last weekend, but I'll have to go back to my last batch to see where I was. I feel like the lbs I gained during my grumples all settled on my stomach. It seems more jiggly and in the way. Or maybe it's just me.

Oh. Yesterday, like all day from lunchtime on, I smelled McDonald's hamburger buns. Seriously. It was the weirdest thing! You know how they smell. It's not like it was some phantom home made fresh baked bread smell. McD's buns. There were none around of course. Nothing at all. What the heck was that about? A taste memory trying to assert itself somehow?

I'm supposed to have kale chips for a snack today. I did not take/make the time last night to make them. Instead I'm having a leftover soup from earlier in the week. I need to go through the list of supplies for the next week's meals and get ready for foraging again. I've gone through an amazing amount of onions and tomatos this week. Greens and avacados, too. I thought I was doing well with all the freggies I was eating before. It was nothing compared to what I'm consuming now. That's the price you pay for eating healthy I suppose. It's worth it.
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    Love these daily updates. You are really rocking this program! Way to go! Is it really a lot of prep time? I need to work on more freggies for me anyway; but time is one of those things I don't have a lot of to spare... LOL!

    3519 days ago
    I'm amazed at those numbers dropping. Can't wait to see what your ticker gets this weekend.

    It sounds like your inner brat was trying to give you hard time about those Garam masala spiced collards. Glad you didn't let her talk you into going off your plan. It looks like your having major successes.

    I need to get busy on the strength training. I did good for a bit but then slacked off. Isn't it amazing how hard you have to work to get the strength but how quickly it goes away. That seems unfair to me. Oh well..

    Keep up the great work. I'm so proud of you!

    3520 days ago
    Wow Candy. You are doing so well. Great job! Success breeds success. I have read through the reboot program and Eat to Live and a few other books dealing with adding lots of freggies to your day and avoiding processed foods. It works great and is so healthy. Keep going, you are on a roll!
    3520 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2946534
    Really enjoying the daily updates. High five!
    3520 days ago
    Awesome!! Keep it up! And yeah to u 3 mos ago
    3520 days ago
    Love that "I dont think so"! That's my fired up friend Candy growling!

    I should make kale chips. I have a plant that must be nearly done with its season, so maybe I will go for it this afternoon.
    3520 days ago
    When I do my every other week (I always forget what that's called -- semi-monthly? bimonthly? both/neither?) shopping trip, my cart is filled with veggies. I usually need a couple of other things too -- maybe come canned tomatoes or beans, maybe some tofu. Once in a while a checkout clerk, making the inane checkout conversation we all do, will say something like, "wow, that's a lot of veggies! Your family must eat really healthy!" Um, yeah, actually, these are all for me. I, personally, without assistance will eat all of these fruits and veggies by myself in the next two weeks.

    It's a really odd feeling, to compare old me's shopping cart with new me's shopping cart.
    3520 days ago
    Way to stick to your plan and get your Day 6 prep done when you were so tired. Way to go on your weight loss - it is amazing!

    Strange about the MCD Bun smell. At least it didn't make you crave something bad.

    Keep up the awesome work!
    3520 days ago
    Rockin' the reboot!! You've given me hope for my own jumpstart today, after a couple of very stressful weeks. Thanks!!
    3520 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10649139
    I love this. Such a positive viewpoint.
    3520 days ago
  • LISA01605
    I made the kale chips a while back and thought they were really good! You are doing great! You'll be in the teens before you know it. I will also be taking measurements this weekend. My plan is to do it Saturday morning just after I weigh myself and before I eat anything or forget.
    3521 days ago
  • THEBEE59

    I think you're making great progress! Keep up the good work!
    3521 days ago
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