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Friday, February 3, 2012

Wild Rose Herbal Detox Day 12 - Finished!

Today is the day. The day where we throw our hands up in the air and yell "We did it" - a very successful 12 days on the detox. We are both very proud of how well we did this time and are thinking of taking this one twice a year. We found it a lot harder last June - but were were able to finish strong this time around.

Breakfast this morning was the rice puffs, berries and almond milk...Lunch was the leftover rice from last night. So yum. I am going to make a huge batch of something like that each Sunday so that DH and I can have something yummy and nutritious to eat for lunches. This will save us $10-15/day as DH won't have to buy lunch at work anymore. Benefits all around.

Kids had swimming tonight, and then off to DH's parents place to celebrate his mom's birthday. They ordered Chinese food. I had a plate of a bunch of different things, but definitely did not take as much as I normal would. I only had 1/2 an egg roll. Although, the food was tasty - I did not enjoy it as much. My stomach felt off pretty soon after. DH and I both agreed that we did not miss this type of eating. And we were both proud of ourselves for choosing water to drink instead of a diet coke or coke zero. Yay, us!

So my overall review of the session on the detox.
* Definitely had more energy. Was not as tired. I didn't feel like I needed an afternoon rest. I got a ton done around the house, even though it doesn't really look like it, I did a ton of organizing and tidying.
* I feel better. I have been happier, more chipper - says my dear husband anyway.
* I am down some weight - regardless of the fact it may come back on once I'm done the laxatives, etc. I am really going to try and keep below the 160s. We'll see about tomorrow morning, after eating this Chinese tonight...and all the yummy snacks that will be served at our neighbour's Super Bowl party on Sunday.
* I would definitely recommend this program. DH and I have really felt great these past 12 days, despite stomach cramping and headaches...really great overall.

Day 12 Weight:
Me: 158.2lbs - Losing 8.2 lbs
DH: 248.0 - Losing 13.8lbs

So - this is my final post about the WRHD for this session...perhaps we will do it again in the fall. Until then - I will keep you posted on my weight loss as much as possible.
Thanks for reading!!!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wild Rose Herbal Detox Day 11

DH and I were both thrilled with the scale results this morning. He has lost so much already - and you can really see it in his figure. He's slimming down big-time. I can see my results when I'm in something tight, like my Lulu pants, etc. We are seeing such great rresults that we are definitely more determined to stick with this healthier eating.

Breakfast was the usual. After dropping off E at preschool, I went to weigh in. I was down 4.9lbs - this is amazing. I missed last week's weigh in, I ate breakfast which I usually don't before the weigh I was so excited. The lady who weighed me in was really happy and congratulated me on a great 2 weeks.

Lunch was also the usual. Not sure what I'll have tomorrow - ha! The bowl is now empty. Perhaps I'll make a rice dish for dinner tonight so that DH and I both can have for leftovers tomorrow. Tomorrow night we are celebrating DH's mom's birthday and they are ordering Chinese food. So, our day 12 dinner will not be on plan...

Dinner tonight was something different, yet very similar to what I've been making - basically a stir fry with chicken, peppers, onions, edamame and brown rice with some Italian seasoning. It was really good. The kids seemed to like it (they really like edamame, so I think that was kind of an incentive) E even said to me when I came back to the table after getting ready for physio "Thanks for the good dinner, Mommy". Even though I'm sure DH coaxed him to say it, it still made me feel good.

Had physio tonight - my range of motion has definitely gotten better - I have some more exercises to do to and have to go back twice next week. Once home, I had a nice hour and a half with the kids (we let them stay up later as tomorrow is a PD Day). Was feeling a bit hungry after finishing up with the kids bedtime routine, so I had a pear and a handful of plain almonds. Yum!

So, tomorrow is the final day. Feeling much better about this whole process than the last time DH and I did it. Will reflect more tomorrow.
Until then, adios ;)

Day 11 Weight:
ME: 158.8 (Total -7.6)
DH: 248.8 (Total -13)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wild Rose Herbal Detox Day 10

DH and I were both pretty happy with the scale results this morning. I was into the lower tens, not by much, but still was exciting....and DH is so close to getting down into the next tens. We are both feeling great. DH said last night he thinks that I seem happier - he said it was the diet coke making me grumpy. Ha!

Lunch was the usual - fried rice/quinoa and some cucumbers.

Just after lunch I felt a surge of energy. I decided to clean out our front closet...I cleaned our dining room, which had been turned into somewhat of a play room. We have a large coffee table that opens up, that we had originally planned for blankets - which was now filled with toys. Well....there is not 1 toy in there...I emptied it out, separated it to what goes up and what goes down, carried L's big easel down to the is now a dining room/living room again. And then...I moved onto the playroom - I tidied and organized...made it the way that it should look. So, the energy that I was supposed to feel around day 5 or 6 has finally made it's presence on day 10! Oh well...I'll take it.

For dinner, I was craving eggs - so DH made us some yummy omelettes...despite how much pepper he put into mine! ;) I snacked on some strawberries while the kids and I were chilling out. It's just after 9pm now, and I think after I make L's lunch for tomorrow, I will be heading to bed. Didn't have the greatest sleep last night. Tomorrow is my weigh in day at Weight Watchers - am looking forward to weighing in.
Later, gators!

Day 10 Weight
Me: 159.9 (Total: -6.5)
DH: 250.0 (Total -11.8)