Wow, I can’t stop procrastinating. I have less than two months to lose 20 lbs, why do I keep putting it off? Officially going vegan again, all this dairy just weighs me down… Must go run before the sun comes up and it gets too hot out. Wish me luck!
Well, I suppose a rocky start is to be expected, but eating that much junk food in one day is just sad. So I finished off the rest of my chips and a popsicle this morning, so I think I’ve filled out my calories for today, so i guess I’ll be fasting for the rest of the day, and start over tomorrow. :P Today is my day off, so I’m going to stay in my pajamas all day and do a little cleaning and laundry, and then first thing tomorrow morning I’ll head out for an early run with the dog. Then I really need to eat something better than chips and popsicles… I have a fridge full of fresh fruits and vegetables, why can’t I just eat them?! There’s just something about chips that suck me in each time.
A couple years back I used to work with this girl who was so unbelievably skinny, and I just couldn’t even believe how she just got whatever she wanted, when she wanted it… it was a business/office type job with a lot of international clients and such, and it was kind of a big deal, and I made great money, but even though she was newer than me, she still made a lot more… And I certainly worked harder! And when this incredibly hot guy was hired on, it was like I didn’t even exist… Which really frustrates me, and I’ve gotten to a point where I won’t even date now until I’ve lost weight… Grrrr… I need to lose this weight, I can’t afford to lose focus!
I’m determined to get this done before school starts!
I WILL LOSE 20 POUNDS BEFORE SEPTEMBER!
Some may notice I’ve been slightly absent for a while… A lot has been going on, and I’ve been so busy, I haven’t even been focusing on my diet, or my weight… I feel gross for all the dairy I’ve been eating, and it’s time to put a stop to it. I found out I’m going back to school this fall, and I’ve decided it’s the perfect time to lose my unwanted weight, and so my goal is to lose 20 lbs before school starts, and hopefully a few more once I’ve started classes, until I reach my goal weight. So I’ve started day 1 of a new diet, and have consumed less than 500 calories (and remained vegan all day) all while working a 9 hour shift, and having walked the hour long walk to get there in the heat. As long as I don’t crack, I should be able to keep up steam long enough to shed some pounds, and then stay vegan and at my goal weight after the diet is done. I think I seriously ate so much cheese in the past couple weeks, not only does my waistline show it, but so does my skin… Before I went vegan the first time, I struggled so much with my skin, and combined with my weight, I felt like the ugliest person in the world. After eating all that cheese this past week, I feel like I need a serious cleanse. I’m looking at another 500 cals tomorrow, and then I’ll see if this is really doable. It’s amazing how much of a difference going for even just a week without dairy does for my skin.
Wish me luck!
A little Kashi Go Lean! Crunch, green tea and a little Kill Bill at breakfast. What a way to start the day!
Finally, a good chance for a fresh start. Being Monday, and not having to work until the evening, I figured today would be a good day for a salt water cleanse. Help to get all the crap that I’ve been eating out of my system and start over. Also a really good chance to relax and read a book for a bit and snuggle with my dog. For those curious as to what the salt water cleanse is, here it is:
1 quart (4 cups) of water
2 level teaspoons of natural sea salt (NOT iodized salt)
You may want to add a little lemon juice to offset the taste of the salt, but I never have - the sourness of the lemon will also act as an appetite suppressant, but the salt seems to as well
Bring to a boil to dissolve the salt in the water. Let to cool to a warm (drinkable) temperature. Drink all of it within 15 minutes (some say you can drink it throughout the day, but it makes you go to the bathroom a decent amount, so I recommend drinking it all at once, and get the bathroom business done with in an hour or so) and lay on your right side for 1/2 an hour - this helps the flush to work it’s way properly through your colon. Because this is a healthy flush, it can be done as often as you like! I know some people that do it every second day while dieting, although I don’t recommend it unless you have nowhere to be for a couple hours. :P
Then I can start fresh, have an apple for lunch, maybe some whole wheat pasta for dinner before work, and that will be my food for the day! My goal is to kick-start my weight loss for this week, and then continue on a maintainable pattern for the next week. Here’s hoping!
~ Stay strong, and skinny!
Totally off the f*cking bandwagon… Although, I’ve somehow managed to stay under 145 lbs… odd.. It has been raining almost constantly all week, (not to mention a little snow - really? In April and May?) so I haven’t gotten out to go running, and if I haven’t been just walking to work, I’ve been dropped off or picked up. My bike is still sitting there, locked to the fence with no seat. I hate this kind of weather - the rain, the clouds, you don’t see the sun at all… It makes me tired, hungry, cold and kinda depressed. Had some more chips, and even had a little dairy (why is it so hard to stop eating dairy? Must be all the drugs and hormones.) which certainly won’t help me to lose the weight. Anyway, I guess there’s my rant for this morning, now time to go shower and get ready for work… Maybe that cute boy will stop by again today… Here’s hoping!
~ Stay strong, and skinny!