JJ Smith’s 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Round 2

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Happy Monday everyone!!

Just like last time…I am hesitant to post pics…but I am..and I’m hoping it will inspire someone else.

I just finished round two of the green smoothie cleanse. In the 20 days (took a week break in between the two rounds and am being followed by my doctor) I have lost 18 lbs!!!!! Go me! Go me!

My boyfriend joined me this time and I don’t know how much he has lost yet but he looks noticeably different.

I have to say this cleanse has really changed the way I view what I eat. Since my journey has begun, my blood pressure is down from 130/98 to 110/79. I’m a nurse and I’m on my feet all day and I have noticed a big change in the way I feel after a long day. No more pain!
Again I have to thank my coworker Sandra for inspiring me to try this cleanse; JJ Smith for sharing this wonderful wisdom with me; my family and friends who have supported me every step of the way; and all of YOU on this page that encourage me and inspire me everyday!!

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Super Shred Week 2

Hey ya’ll,

So I’m just having a vent session. So I’ve had success with the super shred diet…but for my lifestyle, it’s just not working. At work I NEVER eat on time because I just don’t have time. When I’m off I sleep in which throws the timing off and leaves me eating extremely too late. So now I’m frustrated. I’ve never been able to stick to a program (besides clean eating) for too long. And I have major vacation plans for this summer! I can’t go looking like this! Any suggestions??

Oh and Happy Earth Day!

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Super Shred Week 1Results

Good morning ya’ll,

Ok so….today makes one week since I started the super shred diet. I weighed in this morning…and the results are: I lost 9 pounds! This is good and bad, hear me out. 9 lbs in 7 days is great considering I only worked out two days last week. But, Saturday and Sunday I did not eat AT ALL like I should have. It was a rough, emotional week. So all in all I’m satisfied with my results! 9 lbs is great..but all I can think about is how much I would have lost if I ate right over the weekend. Regardless, this is a victory!

It’s the day after Easter, so usually today every year I go get all the discounted candy. Here’s to breaking old habits : ) Happy Monday!
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Super Shred: Week 1 Day 2

Hey ya’ll!

It’s day 2!!!!! Day one was kind of rough…I’m not even going to lie. But it was a mind thing. At the end of the night I tend to get snacky…but I didn’t want to mess up a whole day of good eating! So I ate my dinner, had a nice hot bath, and went to bed (hey if you’re sleeping, you’re not eating lol)

Today is a lot easier

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Breakfast: orange, two whole grain waffles (it says pancakes, but same thing), one slice of bacon, a little syrup and water and green tea.
Snack 1: Quaker s’mores granola bar
Snack 2: Kroger caramel mini rice cakes
Meal 2: chicken noodle soup and milk
Meal 3: Big salad with grilled chicken and fat free dressing

And you have to drink a cup of water before every meal….oh yea and green tea is disgusting!

Super Shred Diet

Hey hey hey!

Starting the Super Shred diet tomorrow. We are having a work competition (I love competing lol). Super SHRED is a 4-week very rapid weight loss diet, written by Dr. Ian Smith of The Doctors and Celebrity Fit Club.

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Tomorrow’s grub (clockwise)
Meal 1: oatmeal & banana
Snack 1: mango peach applesauce
Snack 2: berry rice cakes
Meal 2: chicken noodle soup
Meal 3: Salad with lite raspberry vinaigrette

7 Guilt Free Snacks (when you are trying to lose weight)

1. Edy’s All Natural Outshine Fruit Bars (several different flavors)

Blueberry Medley

One popsicle is anywhere between 60-80 calories and has 0 fat.

2. Root Beer Float

Low-Calorie Ice Cream Treat

Pour diet root beer over 1/4 cup of light vanilla ice cream. 50 calories, 2 g fat

3. Sugar Free Jello with Cool Whip

Grab-and-Go Gelatin Snack

Only 35 calories, 2 g fat

4. Jelly Belly Sugar Free Jelly Beans

Flavorful Low-Calorie Candies

46 calories and 0 fat for 20 jelly beans

5. Caramel Flavored Rice Cakes

Sweet and Crunchy Rice Cakes

Eat 5 for 43 calories and 0 fat

6. Kale Chips

All you need is 6 cups of kale (or about two bunches). Rip the stems off and rip leaves into chip sized pieces. Put them on a sheet of parchment paper. Spray lightly with canola oil or olive oil. Sprinkle LIGHTLY with salt. Put in oven at 350 for about 15 minutes. Watch to make sure they crisp, not burn. This snack adds up to 55 calories, 4 g fat

7. Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Low-Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

You can eat the whole finished product for 272 calories. Look at the recipe and instructions here.

 

 

Weight loss journey: Check in #8

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Did I mention that the plank move is impossible for me LOL

Ughhhh!! Does not even sum ip my frustration. But it’s not a compete fail yet…hear me out

This past week I only lost 2 pounds…and to that I say WTF!!??

I’ve stuck to the rules of paleo. I’ve worked out more times this week than I ever have. I worked out at a pretty high intensity. So pretty much I’ve done everything I was supposed to do! All for what, 2 pounds?? As far as I was concerned this diet was OVER!

As you all know..my biggest motivation to keep going forward is results and being held accountable. So, after a few disapproving looks from my boyfriend and a conversation…I did not stop. Wtbs I’ve looked at pictures I’ve taken periodically and comparing them, and it’s apparent that I’m losing weight. I believe that I’m also putting on muscle though…which would explain the whole 2 pounds thing

Our concert is this weekend and I’m so excited! I don’t plan on strictly sticking to my diet…but don’t worry Ray (my bf) will be there to stop any crazy eating dead in it’s tracks LOL