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A New Experiment

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hello to everyone who has decided to read this blog emoticon I have not blogged in a very long time so bear with me, my thoughts are all over the place. I started my "experiment" about 10 days ago while I was looking up information on the Keto diet. You see I have been fighting the same 10 pound for over a year and could not get past 200 pounds not matter what I did. I was doing Intermittent fasting and watching my sweets and carbs and trying to eat more protien. So in an act of despair I decided that Keto might work for me and it didn't look too hard short term, but it was long term that I was woried about. I have done Atkins with little results and I did South beach, which I loved and had good results but in my later years does not work as well or at all. So my search began on Youtube watching lots of videos about Keto when by chance I stumbleed upon a video about fruit cleansing. emoticon Hhmmm . . . .

Okay fruit cleansing sounded great! What could be better than eating rruit all day? So I decided to give it a try, I really had nothing to lose. I had always heard that you should limit fruit because it was full of sugar and bad for weight loss so I went into this experiment with the knowledge and expectation that I would gain weight. The first couple of days were rough becasue I could not have my coffee emoticon and on top of that I seemed to have a sinus infection going on or something. After the first three days it was pretty easy and I had plenty of energy to do my regualr chores plus exercise. I have been doing this for about 10 days now and I went from 209 to 199 pounds. I still plan on doing it for a while and ride the train for as long as it will take me. I want to get down to 190 or lower before I stop doing the fruit cleanse and "graduate " myself to vegetables. They say that veggies will slow down the detox and the information that I have gathered so far says the fruit cleanse detoxes the lymphatic system and it could take more than two weeks to cleanse the whole body and it is much easier than just drinking water, in my opinion.

I am so happy that I broke through that 200 pound barrier and am absolutely terrified that when I stop all the weight will come back. As true to nature I didn't really plan an exit strategy but am working on it now. I do miss my coffee in the morning, not really the taste but just the drink itself and green tea just doesn't come close to satifing that craving. I also miss hot meals like the ones I fix for my family while I sit eating an apple they are eating steak and chicken but it is worth it if I am healthier in the end.
I would like to say that I am not eating all fruit. I try to stay within the low glycemic ones like lemons, oranges, apples, berriesbananas and I can also have tomatoes and cucumbers and avocadoes. I drink a big warm cup of lemon juice (fresh), apple cider vinegar, and honey in the morning before eating breakfast. Some people are like emoticon why are you doing that and here you need to eat and others are like "she's on another diet" which really irritates me. All in all it turned out to be a great experiment and with all hopes I will continue losing weight and getting to know my body and how it works now that I am older.

If you stuck with me to the end, bless your heart and thank you emoticon I feel that I should be able to add vegetables to my diet soon and still lose weight. I had the thought that if everything is aout calories then it should matter as long as i keep it down. I was also thinking about adding fish but limiting meat and chicken to once a week or so. Let me know what you thing in the comments below, I love hearing your thoughts and advice on how I can improve myself. I am a work in progress! emoticon

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  • KALISWALKER
    I see on your ticker that you have stayed in onederland. I know it is not easy to do but you have figured it out. Thanks for the tip on frozen banana dessert, I will try it.
    475 days ago
  • no profile photo NYLAURA1
    Congratulations on your successful experiment. Don't worry about what others say. No matter what you do, people will have something to say. Limiting meat sounds like a good idea also.

    611 days ago
  • FRANKIE2019
    I'm glad you found something that works for you. Do what works for you. I have been coffee free for 6 years. Before I quit cold turkey I was drinking a whole pot of coffee and sometimes fixed a second pot. The first year I really missed it. Now I think of how much money I'm saving by not drinking coffee. I think it great the pounds are dropping off. Hope you keep blogging so we know how it's going. I have fasted before but not using fruit.
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    616 days ago
  • _BELINDA
    I am glad you stumbled onto to something that you are finding so helpful.
    619 days ago
  • ROSEWCI
    Congrats on finding something that worked you through being stuck on the scale! We must all find our way, find what works for us....wishing you good health!!!
    620 days ago
  • DILBERTA
    I agree with Sue. Drastic measures for a short term burst are very beneficial. I also agree that long term you need to find an all-around balance. Personally, I think adding protein is vital and fish is a really great protein source. For now, ride that wave until your body says "Whoa", and Congratulations on finding your Spark. emoticon
    620 days ago
  • no profile photo CD22518161

    Congrats! I think that sometimes we may have to start out with something that others may find a little bit drastic to get to that first success. Then in time you will find a way of eating that you can stick with for the rest of your life.

    Well done, and keep blogging!
    620 days ago
  • SPICY23
    emoticon Congratulations on your removal!
    Almost any 'diet/method/program' will work IF one works the program. I hope you are able to expand to more vegetables and protein sources for full nutrient balance. Good luck.

    Peace and Care
    620 days ago
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