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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Runner’s Problems…Something I thought I’d never have

Hellooooo!

So you guys know I started running about 3 weeks ago, and I started running outside about two weeks ago. I’ve told you guys how I feel about it…but it’s getting better. Except for one problem….BUTT PAIN.

I’ve been having a shooting pain in my butt cheeks when I go from sitting to standing. This didn’t start until after I started running. It almost feels like when a limb “falls asleep” and when the circulation comes back you feel a quick pain. After discussing it with a couple of friends I’m almost sure it’s sciatic pain. So I may need to go to a chiropracter. Now I can really say that running has been a pain in my ass (*slaps knee* I crack myself up)

Anyway I wanted to share because I didn’t know if any runners out there had the same experience; And to say…I’m kinda sucking, but I’m still doing it! What’s you’re excuse??

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Thanks for everyone’s support!!!

Weight Loss Milestone!!!

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Happy Thursday!!!
I have some pretty great news!!! When I started this weight loss journey I had 75 pounds to lose in order to meet the Air Force weight requirements. As of yesterday I have 50 pounds to lose! That’s right folks. 25 pounds gone!!

No fancy diet, or prepackaged meals or trainer. All me! I have a long way to go but I’m already 1/3 of the way. So I can’t stop now.

Running has started to get a little easier, but I still can’t run nonstop. Slowly but surely I’ll achieve my goals!

New Goal to start my New Life

 

Hey ya’ll,

So as I have mentioned in previous posts…I’m considering (strongly, like my mind is made up) joining the Air Force as an Officer. I want to take my nursing career to another level. But with the decision, comes much responsibility. Like the fact that I have to lose 50 pounds!!!! Gahhhhh!!!!

My goal is to hit my goal by Christmas. My weight loss has been decent and I’ve started running…but I could use any help I can get. Any military or athletic people in general have any tips on getting the weight off and getting into shape??

 

Thanks a Bunch,

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Weight loss journey: Check in #10

Hi folks,

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Just coming to you guys to say my diet plan now is to just do my own thing. I’ve been restricting myself to certain things and I haven’t been losing weight. Since last Tuesday I’ve been doing this “doing my own thing” diet. I’ve lost 6 pounds.

Now I’m still sticking to mostly meats fruits and veggies. But I’m adding a few healthier carbs and I’m eating breakfast (which I don’t do). My breakfast has lately consisted of eggs, bacon, and a Light and Fit yogurt. I may have a small snack between breakfast and dinner…but usually I eat breakfast late, around 10 and dinner around 4ish. Then I usually don’t want anything but something sweet around 7 or 8. For that I’ve been eating these Kroger brand sugar free popsicles. They are only 25 calories. So far so good!

Weight loss journey: Check in #6

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Lol!!

Hey ya’ll!!! Today starts week two! And as always the goal is 4 pounds. Since last Monday I’ve lost 7.6 pounds!!!! I’m so proud of myself!!!

Now I’ve had some moments where I was like “Karyssa, if you would’ve strictly done this diet and worked out everyday you could have lost 11 or 12 pounds” But I am not listening to that voice because I feel great!! I dieted realistically, so I don’t feel overworked, or deprived of any certain food! And I’m def not hungry.

Back to the gym today! And I’m taking my sis Rachael with me! This should be fun!!!

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Weight loss journey: Check in #5

 

 

Hello peeps!

The next couple of days will be hard…why? Because I have to work. At work all we do it eat, eat, EAT. As a matter a fact, one of my coworkers (one of the best cooks I know) has cooked for us today…country fried steaks, rice with gravy, and broccoli. I won’t be a happy camper because I would love to indulge in all of that goodness.

In addition to that, I can’t work out because my gym will be closed when I get off. Plus…after working a 12 hr shift I don’t really want to go to the gym.

I’ve lost my 4 pounds (5 pounds so far) for the week…so honestly if I don’t lose another pound before Monday I’ll be fine. When I stepped on the scale there was 0 change. I went to Whole Foods (a grocery store that sells foods with little to no preservatives, organic food and stuff like that, they also have a hot line) for a late lunch. I had unbreaded lemon pepper wings, sweet potato with dried cranberries, and broccoli. I also had a small piece of gingerbread. So I ate good and didn’t work out…and still didn’t gain weight…victory

Also this may be TMI….but this diet can constipate you sometimes…which is why I believe I didn’t lose another pound today. When this happens I usually drink prune juice (YUCK) or magnesium citrate (DOUBLE YUCK) but they get the job done ; )

 

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