Saturday, September 21, 2013
Saturday Slim Down Report
It's Day 75 of the 90-Day Nature's Sunshine Slim-Down Challenge. Over the past week I lost 1.2 pounds for a total loss of 28.6 pounds -- almost two bowling balls.
In the final 15 days, I hope to step up my exercise efforts and drink more green juice (gag!!) with the hope of losing 30 pounds or more at the end of the 90-day challenge.
My cousin Jeannie, who has been with Nature's Sunshine for many years, has been my patient coach through this ordeal. She keeps asking if I have adjusted to a "new normal." Uhh--sorry, but NO! I like my walks, but there are days when I REALLY crave a cheeseburger, or nachos, or ice cream. I hate green juice, and I'm not convinced the juice without fiber is the way to go long-term. And the vitamin A in all those dark green veggies I am juicing is fat soluble---so the body can't utilize most of those nutrients unless there is some fat in the diet.
I do intend to stay on a diet after the 90 days. I will occasionally drink green juice, and I will use Nature's Sunshine powdered high protein meal replacements as an on-the-go meal to keep me from grabbing fast food. I will definitely use the Stixated fruit-flavored drink powder as an appetite suppressant between meals. I will stay off the Diet Coke, and avoid fast food and processed carbohydrates and strictly limit sugar intake. I'll eat high protein Greek yogurt instead of the cheaper sweetened kind. But I will allow myself to eat fish and salads and fruit as "real food" sources of protein and vitamins along with an occasional slice of whole grain bread or pasta...but not for another 15 days!