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Pre master cleanse

Saturday, November 02, 2013

So I have decided to start my master cleanse diet tomorrow. I will be aiming for a ten day cleanse and going from there. I have just completed an eleven day cleanse and loved the benefits. I lost six pounds and my pants were fitting much better. After completing the cleanse I was actually disappointed at only losing ten pounds, so I didn't ease of of the cleanse properly. So this cleanse will be my chance to learn from my mistakes and do it the right way this time. I am starting tomorrow on just water, and then either on day two or three I will be doing the lemon, maple syrup, cayenne mix. I am very excited and can't wait to reap the benefits! Wish me luck on this journey, I hope everyone is doing well with whatever weight loss challenge confronts them. To a healthy future!

  


So I guess this is Growing up

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A lot has happened since my last blog entries. Both in regards to weight and life. I have had one of the best and most life changing years of my life so far. After finishing my first year in college I was all set up to enter into another two year course. Things were going well, I was top of my class, receiving multiple awards from my program. Yet life just likes to throw curve balls my way. My audition didn`t go very well I will admit. However, being top of my class, I figured that meant a free pass into the next program. I was so wrong!

My teachers rejected me from the program. Straight up saying that I did not have the facility to be a dancer, that I was not flexible enough, I had terrible feet, and I was not a natural mover. This really shocked me, what shocked me even more was that people that I had danced with all year made it into the program and I am leaps and bounds better then them. So dealing with that was quite difficult. I basically got really drunk and blamed my boyfriend. Which was very stupid of me and I have most definitely apologized for, even though we both know there was some truth in what I said.

Anywho, now I am in such a different place. I thought that I would be here in Toronto for three years dancing in school. After that whole stint I realized that I could not handle the pressure and insecurity of working in dance. So it would just be a hobby of mine, which is not all bad considering my feet are starting to reek havoc from years of dancing. So I was looking into University programs that interested me. The one that just made complete sense was nutrition. Unfortunately, I was already past the deadline to apply for University. So I am taking a year off. I am going to au pair in Germany for a year. I am going to travel. I am going to get paid and hopefully save some money. I will then return and go to University.

I feel as though for the first time in my life I am making some adult decisions. I am ready to give up on chasing after something that would take so much work, and I am ready to look towards a career. Even though it means that I will have to leave my amazing boyfriend for almost a year, I think that in the end we will both realize what we want and it will make things clearer. I have been dating Stephan for almost 9 months so far. I know that does not sound very long, but he is my first real boyfriend. And to me he is a winner, he compliments me, he supports everything I want or need, he cuddles with me, he has never said anything to me that would hurt me or my feelings, and he even pays for literally everything. What makes this even harder to believe is that we have lived together since we met. When I moved to Toronto, Stephan was actually one of my roomates. Somehow we ended up together and have spent everyday together since.

Leaving Stephan will of course be very hard, but I am not too scared. I have already faced the reality that we will probably break up when I leave. I believe that if it is meant to be then it will be. If I move back home and he is with someone else then I will deal with it. If I move back and we both realize that we couldn`t live apart, then that would be amazing. I really do not want to lose him, but at the same time I am so young and I need to do what is best for me. I have lots of life to live whether it`s with or without Stephan.

Okay, I cannot possibly rant anymore. I meant to cover loads more, but I will have to save it for another day!!!

I hope that everyone is having a fabulous day : )

  
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DIXIEMCCALL 6/27/2013 6:51PM

    Enjoy your travel! Its such a great, life changing experience.

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ERINOUELLETTE 6/27/2013 11:54AM

  Life can be pretty tough, it loves to throw curve balls at the unsuspecting but it sounds like you've managed to make the best of it! Safe travels and good luck with all your goals and dreams! emoticon

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Weekend Success

Sunday, October 07, 2012

So on a normal weekend for me I would have already tucked into a pile of sweets. This weekend I have taken what I learned from my mistakes from las weekend. On Thursday I was already looking ahead to the weekend and planning out how I would avoid mindless snacking.

Some things I have done differently are getting enough sleep, which really helps me concentrate and be mindfull throughout the day. I put focus on homework and excersize, with this food was completely out of my mind. Now that it\s Sunday I think the rest of the weekend will be fairly breezy, I am having a turkey supper tonight with my roomate. But I will definatley be concious of my portions. We didn't even buy a pie so that will help me out emmensly. To be honest I will probably make one later on this week, but until then I won't worry about all those calories. Overall I have just been keeping busy and staying mindfull of what and why I am eating!

  
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PATTYOMALLEY 10/11/2012 12:58AM

    Great job staying on plan and giving yourself other things to focus on. By planning your pie for later, you are separating it from the weekend, and will be better able to manage the calories, by controlling portions. Maybe you could cut it all into portions, and then individually wrap and freeze pieces for later?
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SKINNYSTRUMMER 10/9/2012 11:22AM

    Way to maintain your focus - that is awesome!

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PEACEJENN 10/9/2012 11:09AM

    AWESOME! I think that's a wonderful thing to focus. And when you plan it out you are so much better and more aware! Way to go!!! Keep at it.

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 10/8/2012 1:22PM

    I think this is a great plan and shows a lot of progress! Mindful of what you're eating, learning from past mistakes? emoticon on these new choices.

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Goals Revamped

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Alrighty, so going into the BLC I didn't really want to focus on any specific weight that I wanted to lose. I was just very vague and said it would be nice if I could lose any weight, and I would just focus on being healthy. Well I have decided that I would like to set a goal for these twelve weeks. I am going to lose ten pounds by the end of BLC. Which means that my goal weight will be 131 lbs. It sounds like a huge change for me, and I honestly don't know when the last time I weighed 131 lbs was. I just know that if I don't set a goal I will just coast along. The last thing I want to do is coast, I want to work hard and get results.

I think the only way I have a chance of meeting this goal is by following my set meal plan. I really need to focus on the future. Planning ahead is vital, so if I have to stay up an extra half hour to plan the next days meals, then so be it. I will do whatever it takes to get this done.

Wish me luck!!!

  
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PEACEJENN 10/2/2012 10:45AM

    I think you have a great plan, and I think if you stick too it, and SHOOT FOR THE GOAL then you will make it! Keep at it!

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KAUAI-CAROLANN 10/1/2012 12:51AM

    I believe you really can do it! Before long your practices will become habit and second nature. BLC and the Rangers are here for you!
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NAN111 9/30/2012 8:55PM

    Sounds great! You can do it!

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Bad Weekend- Start over

Saturday, September 29, 2012

For me the weekends are always my downfall. This is a complete proven fact. If I know this is true you would think that I would be able to see the weekend coming and plan ahead. Unfortunately this weekend has gotten off to its usual rocky start, yesterday was a complete disaster. I had fague plans that I kept in my head, but of course those plans were quickly surpassed by my habitual grab and eat mentality. I am so used to eating when I am bored that I failed to plan for how to avoid this.

I suppose the only good thing about this is that I am able to learn from it. I know know that when I fail to plan, I plan to fail. Also the weekend has only just begun, so in a way the challenge has just started. Thank goodness, I have a chance to redeem myself!

So seeing as I need to keep myself occupied, I have found some things to get done today. I plan on getting some laundry done, I have put together a grocery list. I plan on making a spinach and mushroom frittata later on emoticon So excited! Also I have planned a walk for the evening. So today I have planned it out, So I can't fail.

Tell me... When you guys are bored, what do you do to keep your mind off food??? I really would love to hear your responses... emoticon

  
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PEACEJENN 9/30/2012 8:12PM

    I drink a glass of water, take a walk maybe? Avoid the kitchen to be honest. It's tough but remember one bad mistake doesn't wipe out the entire day.....keep focused and keep pushing! You can do this!

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SHANTODD420 9/30/2012 7:05PM

    Know how you feel do the same things. I am learning to blog when I am bored. I read a lot more or do puzzles. Find something to keep you hands busy other than food.


Shannon

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SKINNYSTRUMMER 9/30/2012 6:45PM

    I have the same weekend blues - it appears to be one of the last REALLY bad habits I need to focus on. It is getting better, but for some reason I just cannot seem to make that commitment.

But when I am bored I try to do activity for 10 minutes rather then reach for food or gulp some water - if after 10 minutes I am still wanting food, then I allow It.

My favorite treat - lately, is skinny cow ice cream.

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GLMOM2 9/30/2012 7:20AM

    Sounds like a great plan to keep you on task & focused through the weekend. Weekends are hard for me too. Out of routine, on-the-go more & just plain busy!

I believe planning ahead is key to a successful weekend. emoticon

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 9/29/2012 5:07PM

    If I get bored and need to eat I keep very low cal treats in my house:
-100 calorie popcorn
-16 calorie coco lite drizzled with a little chocolate syrup
-pistachios with shells
-greek yogurt with honey

What I'm in the mood for varies so these seem to fit different tastes. If I can though I try to keep busy, seems there is always something to do in my house. Hope this helps! emoticon

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PARKERB2 9/29/2012 4:11PM

    I walked today, did the bicycle and the elliptical. So that took up an hour of otherwise boring time. I did housework most of the day, too, so that helped.

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