Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fat Loss Day 7

Hello Everyone

For the past three days, I have been using the Urban Remedy Detox kit.  My experience on the product was not what I expected.  By the second day I was so very sick.  I didn't want to eat anything.  Come to find out there is a seasoning used in one of the juices that will affect all the acid needed in the belly to digest food.  This had an adverse affect on me and made me very ill.

So my next step is the belly fat diet because I have a lot of stress in my life and this diet is supposed to help with that.  Starting Monday I am on to that one.

I hope you had a great weekend.

Michelle
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Graphic 45 SteamPunk Spells Mini Album

Hello Everyone

Today I have a mini album using the Graphic 45 SteamPunk Spells paper collection.


Thanks so much for stopping by

Michelle

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fat Loss Day 4

Hi Everyone

I have been doing research on different things that cause me to gain weight.  I might be an emotional eater but I don't think I eat so much that I would be gaining.  After journaling for three days, I discovered a couple of things.

One, I don't eat enough veggies period.  In my diet they were non-existent. In discovering that I eat like zero veggies, I ran across Joe Cross Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  Wow!  The one thing that could help me lose weight and be healthy is veggies and fruit. Hmm.  Well, I have decided to keep track of my veggies.  In fact they need to comprise 60% of my diet. 

The second thing I noticed was since I started drinking a protein shake each morning my weight had gone up!  What?!  At first I thought is was the milk so  this week I changed it to be Almond Milk.  Then I did research on Whey protein and found that its not actually good for me.  So I gave up the whey protein and started to lose weight again.  I found on Amazon a protein powder that is all natural and doesn't contain soy or whey:

 
Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal Chocolate , 606 Gram
 
 
Finally I discovered I wasn't drinking enough water.  I was getting less that 40 oz of water a day when the minimum is 64oz.  So I increased my water intake and wow what a difference. 
 
Next week I am going to try Urban Remedy, a 3 day program of juicing.  It is organic and has great reviews. At least until I figure out how to juice myself.  I know that I need to eat more fruits and veggies, eat rice and potatoes and fish.  So for the next two weeks I am going to focus on that.
 
Michelle
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Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Min Album

Hi Everyone

I have a new album that I created using the Graphic 45 Come Away With Me




I have been trying different style mini albums.  My next one will be using the stitching and standard mini album.  I seem to like those better

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michelle

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fat Loss Day One

I thought I would journal my journey to fat loss freedom, a daily progress of my struggles and successes in the quest to lose fat. Writing here holds me accountable because here the light is shining brightly on me. No longer can I hide in the dark with a Hostess HoHo (I loved those growing up) under the illusion no one will know. Funny, everyone knows except me!  They can see the evidence on my body where I stand in the mirror refusing to see the reality I have created.

I went shopping the other day with a friend of mine. I looked at the clothes and refused to buy anything that was a size bigger. Why?  I don't want to spend my hard earned money on clothes that look terrible on me. I want to feel joy while shopping for clothes. Not despair.  I made a promise to myself that I will not buy any clothes in larger sizes.  Nope!  I will save and buy an outfit when I can fit into a smaller size.

I am tired of not feeling well. As I age, things like health care suddenly become important. Have I already decided that the rest of my life will be spent with doctors and the ever popular pill combining method?  Take this for diabetes, this because the last pill cause high blood pressure, another pill because the blood pressure pill causes insomnia.  Now take this one because the sleeping pill cause depression and finally take this pill because the anti depression causes weight gain. Oh, we have to up the diabetes mess because of the extra weight. Seriously?  I don't want my life spent that way.

I have a swollen thyroid. It's called a goiter but that is an ugly name.  Meds and surgery because my body is attacking itself. No, no, no...  My body can heal itself if I quit giving it poison. This issue is that my body can't keep up with all the poison I ingest. My outward appearance is a direct result of what is happening on the inside.  It's telling me I've got to make a change. My body is letting me know I can't keep abusing it any more. So I am listening and taking a stand to support my life.

I watched Joe Cross, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  There was a couple who, since we are on this Earth for a short time, was going to live it to the fullest by eating Fried Chicken and gravy. I thought about that. Life to the fullest to me is visiting places I've never been and meeting new people. I don't want to be confined because of my weight.

Starting today, I am changing the way I look at food and how it makes me feel. Food is there to give my body strength so I can follow my dreams. It's not supposed to be my dreams. First, step is writing down everything I eat for the next three days and to drink 8 glasses of water.

Until tomorrow

Michelle
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bo Bunny Somewhere In Time Mini Album

Hello Everyone

Here is a video of a mini album I created



Thanks so much for stopping by

Michelle