Tuesday, December 10, 2013
So, DD and I have begun on our journey. Did not get a chance to ask her how she did today yet. So far, I have two cups of green tea in, two cups of black tea (Not in the plan!) and two and a half T of vinegar. The equation was suppose to be 4 Cups of tea, 3 T of vinegar, avoid sweets and do at least 15 minutes of exercise a day as well as getting enough protein. Whew! Found out I am not good at this healthy diet math at all. Oh, well, tomorrow is another day. Still have time to catch up on my vinegar and exercise before it gets too much later. I am avoiding sweets OK, except for the two teaspoons of organic sugar I had in two of the cups of tea (one tsp in each). There are cookies and candy in the house and I have not gotten into them. That is the beginning of a miracle for me and my sweet tooth.
More later. Have to get in my three blogs this week. Trying to keep that goal in mind, also.
Have a great night, All!
Monday, December 09, 2013
Decided to take a challenge on one of the teams I am on to lose five pounds by 2014. I have joked about all of the stuff written about rapid weight loss and have decided to "try" a few things out for myself and report here on my blog. I usually gain a few pounds over the holidays, but I am planning to keep an eye on the sweets and the things that are usually my downfall -- peanut butter fudge, stuffing, chocolate chip cookies.
Anyway, DD and I have decided to put a few of the less offensive things together, along with our regular eating plans and exercise. I have difficulty getting in that exercise every day, so we are going to keep each other accountable.
So, what do we consider less offensive that we will add? We have decided to add extra vinegar to our salads, adding up to 3 T a day. I like things sour anyway, so no big change. Just going to be conscious of how much I am getting. Also, since we are tea drinkers anyway, we are going to try to add 3 to 4 cups of green tea a day. Usually, we drink all kinds of teas, but green is suppose to be a good antioxidant, as well as a metabolism booster. And, here's the biggie, we are planning to stay away from ALL sweet treats Monday through Friday this week (we have a party Saturday) and see if we can lose at least two pounds. We are both hoping that being accountable and paying particular attention to what we are eating, will get us off the plateaus we are on. If this works out, we will probably do it again next week. We have another party next Saturday.
This is great that we can do this together because we have a lot of the same things coming up, some of the same problems and temptations, and we like many of the same things.
Looking for good results and great fellowship with DD.
Friday, December 06, 2013
So, it isn't confusing. We just tweak the information to get the best solution for us.
If we do the Parisian Diet (up to 9 pounds a week), add artichoke/kidney bean extract-taken a half hour before each meal (up to 7 pounds a week, and do the fifteen second turbo boost walk for 15 minutes (one pound a day), that would add up to a possible 23 pounds a week!
Equation: 9 + 7 + 7 = 23. That's the best yet, I think.
As always, results vary, and one should get his/her Dr's permission when embarking a new diet. Oh, I can see it now, you will be brightening his day with a smile with this one!
"It's like this Doc, I need to lose twenty pounds really quickly (gotta get into a new Christmas outfit) and I have developed this plan. Based on other plans, backed up by research, other MD's and . . . . blah, blah, blah . . .
Let me know if you try this and IF you actually ask your Dr for his approval. I don't think I'll be hearing from you.
Keep Sparking! (without the equation)
Good night, All! Keep warm.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
If I do the Slimming Foods Diet (up to six pounds a week), add 3 T of vinegar a day (up to seven pounds a week) and take the Green Coffee Bean Extract a half hour before each meal for a week ( 5 pounds), I 'could' lose up to eighteen pounds a week!
See, here's the equation: 6 + 7 + 5 = 18. Am I smarter than a first grader or what?
Of course, there are disclaimers: Eat sensibly, exercise, and results are not the same for everyone. Duh!!!
I'll keep tracking, thank you, exercise, try to eat sensibly and maybe try the vinegar thing just 'cause I like things sour.
Now that's a plan!
Have a great Sparking, sparkly day!
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
While reading some women's magazines, I have discovered that almost every one has something in about dieting and/or exercise. So, I searched them out and formed a plan.
If I choose to do the 5-day detox diet (lose up to 11 lbs in 5 days), add the sugar blockers' diet (3 lbs a week), and add in the 'walk off a pound a day exercise', I could lose up to 21 lbs in one week.
According to the math, I could reach my goal weight in a little less than two weeks!
Or I could write a letter to Santa Claus, or wish on a star, or curse the calories in my food, or find a new fat reducing cream, or always use the new shampoo that says, "For better body, use daily," or . . . . . .
Just keep Sparking! Now there's an idea that will work!
Have a great Sparking, Sparkling Day!
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