Day 5

Alright. Screwed up for the past couple days, so I need to make adjustments (i.e. QUIT EATING dummy!).  I’m supposed to be on a fast, but I’m telling you, as soon as I have something other than juice, it’s on. Fruit, soup, whatever. On Day 4 I went for my morning walk and by the time I got home, my heel/achilles area hurt really bad. And by the time I was getting ready to leave for work, I didn’t feel like making juice and decided to water fast all day. Well, that only worked until about 1pm. Mind-weakness, so I figured I get a salad and soup from the cafeteria. Again, I should be on a juice fast…right? From a diet perspective, soup and salad is not bad at all. It was some sort of broth-type soup with vegetables.

By the time I got home, I was still hungry. I made a smoothie (almond milk, banana, strawberry, spinach, and protein powder). I’m debating adding smoothies. I was still hungry so I decided to roast my butternut squash(s) that I had sitting on the table for quite some time from my Blue Apron deliveries. After roasting, I spooned out the fleshy part, put it in my Vitamix – along with one red bell pepper, 1/2 an onion, and added salt, pepper, basil, oregano, 2 cups of water, and ~ 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream.  I set the Vitamix on the soup setting (Vitamix 750 Pro) and let it do it’s thing for about 5 minutes. Boy, I must say, I love this Vitamix. This soup came out great. After pouring in a bowl, I sprinkled lemon pepper and paprika on it. Mm-mmm. After almost 2 bowls that I “ate”, I poured the rest in 3 mason jars.

But anyhow, that was day 3….on Day 5, I brought smoothies with me to work. Same as the smoothie above. But by the time I got home, I had one of those butternut squash soups from the other night and about 9 small vegan friendly crackers from Trader Joe. They look like wheat thins. BTW, I’ve been drinking water, too.

Here it is Day 5. I weighed myself, and I’m at 294.0 even. By the way, I picked up a scale the other day from Craigslist for $60. It’s a Health O’ Meter model 230. This scale is pretty awesome. I was specifically looking for a scale where you slide the weight, but the bonus about this scale is that is has a built in bubble level so you know that it’s calibrated.

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Day 3 – Juice Fast

Thought I would give a quick update on how I’m doing. Yesterday (day 2), I made it through the day, but was hella hungry as I accidentally ruined my juice for the day by adding this product called “Green Superfood” to my juice. Now I have added this to my smoothies and didn’t quite notice it, but added to my green juice, it tasted horrible, plus it stunk like swamp crap. Long story short, after work I had to stop by a hardware store on the other side of town and took about 45 minutes to get there (evening traffic) and then I stopped by a Whole Foods for provisions.

While there, I picked up a small amount of bulk pistachios. I recalled Joe Cross mentioning to people he was interviewing that he was not only going to be juicing for 60 days but eating nuts (lol). I think I’ll re-watch Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead again as I work out to see if i’m correct. But anyhow, I had pistachios last night.  I also started getting a bad leg/foot cramp and couldn’t sleep so I ate a banana as well. So I’m not sure if this is a “juice fast” as I had something other than fresh juice.

Today, I had my three 12oz servings of green juice, and I ate a banana at lunch. Not bad.  After work I picked up a sliding weight scale off Craigslist. When I got home, I stripped to my around the house clothes (as seen below, lol), calibrated the scale and stepped on.



Whoa! I’m doing far better than the last time I did this. 10 lbs in 3 days?  And I haven’t been urinating any more frequent than normal (and I’m on BP meds w/ diuretic). I haven’t been drinking as much water as I should, either.  I think tomorrow I’m going to attempt to drink at least 1 gallon of water.

Alright, 8:05 pm. Got to do my evening working, get to bed, and get up before 5am to take a walk. I didn’t go for a walk this morning as I was hella tired :(

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Starting all over again…Welcome to 2015

It’s been a long time since I posted. Since June 2014, I went vegetarian. Not necessarily for health reasons, but mainly because I felt I could do without eating meat. While on my way to being a vegetarian, I also found out that I was pretty good in making Kale chips. So good, my co-workers were willing to pay me – so I actually got my business license and started my own business. (I’ll post about that at another time)

Anyhow, the whole purpose of this post is to document my journey on a juice fast.  I had planned on doing this on the first of the year, but, a few days into my fast, my job announce the Top Loser program (sponsored by Blue Shield). Well, I went ahead and stopped what I was doing, signed up, and waited for the first weigh in.

That day was today. I weighed in at 306.6 lbs :(

Ok, so let’s do this.  I’m really psyched for this. I know I’m going to finished as the Top Loser. I got this. Using my new mantra: 4D – Discipline Dedication Desire Determination. I did pretty good this morning. I prepared my green juice the night before. Enough for 3 mason jars to take to work. I also drank plenty of water, and when I got home, I had a chard shake (almond milk, rainbow chard, 26 grams of EAS protein, scoop of hemp protein, scoop of Green Superfood, 1 apple. Totally forgot my banana. I know that’s not part of a fast, but I’m still easing into this.) I also worked out for 1 hour. 30 minutes on the stationary bike and 30 minutes of weights.

Time to make my juice for tomorrow, go to bed, and get up at 4:15 am and go for my 3 mile walk. Oohrah.

Day 1: 306.6 lbs


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Day 111 – The South Beach Diet – 295.4 lbs

Slowly but surely, down to 295.4 lbs this morning.  Day 111.  Meeting my goal of 10 lbs a month weight loss, yay.

  • Start: 327.3
  • Current: 295.4
  • Goal: 250
New goal: 250lbs by February 2012.

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That’s awesome.  Thanks honey! (Pic taken by my wife)

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Day 68 – The South Beach Diet – 304.5 lbs

Wow, day 68 already?  I actually lost count of what day I was on and had to “do the math” from my last blog entry.  I’ll admit, I lost my way there for a moment and fell off track – however, I didn’t fall off so bad that I put weight back on, I just got bored with what I was doing.  However, I snapped myself out of this slump last week when I was on vacation (man, I should have posted something about that…) and went back to Phase 1.

Anyhow, I’ll keep this brief.  I may have fell off the plan somewhat, but I still ate my healthy lunch and dinner and didn’t gain any weight.  I also didn’t stop working out, either.  I actually set a couple personal bests in the weight room today and yesterday.  I never tried this before but I was able to flat bench with 80lbs dumbbells (160lbs).  That felt awesome!  Today I was doing seated shoulder presses with 63lbs dumbbells (126lbs).  I don’t recall ever doing that before, but 14 years ago I was military pressing 205lbs, but that was with a straight bar.

  • Start: 327.3
  • Current: 304.5
  • Goal: 205
  • Weeks left: 60



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Day 33 – The South Beach Diet

Weighed in this morning at 312.0

I had a very decent week in regards to what I ate.  I ate 4 slices of low bread total this week; Two on Saturday, two on Tuesday night.  I also had more than a few low carb tortillas this week as well.  Overall I’m happy with the weight loss.  Like I told myself before, as long as my weigh in’s are less than the last one, then it’s all good.

I didn’t do any cardio or walking at all this week, however, I have hit the gym every day this week. Had my best workout yesterday :)  We stopped by Bel Air on the way home and I picked up some chicken, broccoslaw and these sugar free treats. Like previous sugar free treats, they gave me the shits a few hours later. They act just like laxatives.  I wonder if my body can build a tolerance?

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Noticed something….

I noticed that my 2nd S.B. post’s date is double from the 1st post; Same for the 4th post vs. 3rd post.   Also, most of my weight ends in .4

I’ll see if I can break this cycle next week.  I’m going to weigh in next Friday, June 24th.

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Day 26 – The South Beach Diet – 313.4 lbs

So… I skipped entering my weight the past week.  I was disappointed on June 8th when I weighed myself and I was 313.7 lbs.  That was 4 days after my last weigh in and I switched to Phase II on June 5th.  However, by June 11th, I weighed myself and I was up to 317.whatever and I was really disappointed in myself.  I think what did it was that I ate a whole container of shell-less pistachios in a span of 2 days.  You can have 30 pistachios a day, and I ate probably 900?  LOL.

I got to learn better portion control.  The wife is hiding the scale from me.  I asked her to do it and she’s doing a good job at it.  I tend to get so obsessed with weighing myself.  Anyhow, I kind of went back to Phase I to drop the added weight and got myself down to 313.4 lbs this morning.  Not bad.  4 lbs in 5 days and I haven’t been exercising as much or drinking as much water.  I’m doing probably less than a gallon of water now as I haven’t been exercising or walking as much as I was in the beginning.  I have been going to the gym every other day, though.  I’m going to go down there again this afternoon after lunch.

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Day 13 on The South Beach Diet

Doing great on this way of eating.  I weighed in this morning @ 314.4 lbs.

I checked the previously saved settings on my scale and noticed back on 12/09/10 I weighed 317.6 lbs.  I pretty much undid 6 months of damage in 2 weeks!  As i may have stated in my last post, I’m not sure how much I put back on but I did start semi-low carb back in mid-March, and then just 2 1/2 weeks ago when I finally weighed myself I was 331 lbs.

Looking forward to next weeks weigh in.  I think I’ll just stay with Friday instead of Sunday.

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