Today is Day 1 of a new weight loss plan. I am tired of fighting with my body. I turn 50 this year and instead of being fat and fifty I want to be fit and fifty. I bought a Vitamix*. I have lots of in-season green veggies and a few fruits. I am giving it a go and I know the next 4 weeks will be make it or break it. I really want this to work for me and I am committed to giving this my all. I knew the first couple of week are really hard for many people as the body is detoxing and purging.
Here is the plan:
1. Start the day with warm lemon water. I am usually up between 5 and 6 am. It will be hard not to have the coffee first but I am willing myself not to falter.
Take 1 lemon and grind/blend it whole with warm/hot water. Down the hatch!
2. Have a morning smoothie: green, green, green. Lots and lots of green.
3. Midday whole grain bread – have you tried Dave’s Killer Bread???? – You have to! The 21 Grain is the best! – with home grown spouts, tomato etc.
4. Afternoon green smoothie.
5. Dinner – assorted veggies, cooked or raw or a large salad, etc.
6. Snack – raisins, prunes, figs, dates, a piece of fruit.
I am working through the details and will tweak as needed. I am planning to blog daily.
About the blogging … I had really decided to quit this blog. What was once great fun and enjoyment turned into something not fun any more. While the content was written for myself the lack of response from readers began to tire me out over the years. Photographing takes time, editing photos takes time, writing takes time, assembling it all together into a nice post takes time. I was spending 3 – 4 hours on blog posts daily and the hobby began to drag me down like a job with low pay, no benefits and co-workers who did not speak to me most days. I knew people were out there but nothing I did seemed to make readers want to talk back to me by leaving a comment. The few who did comments really were lifesavers for a long time. The “Please don’t feed the animals” sign at the zoo have are the exact opposite of what to do with blogging. When you walk by a bloggers exhibit (zoo cage, captivity display) please be kind and feed the animals inside the blog. One comment goes a long way in uplifting and supporting that person to keep on with writing and adding content. Be kind to bloggers – please feed the animals.
Right now I am not sure if I am blogging or using this as a personal diary. What I know that I am doing it documenting my journey so I can look back and see where I was and where I went. If you are coming along for the ride, thanks, make yourself known, the internet can be the biggest empty room in the world.
*I saved hundreds of dollars by choosing a refurbished one from Vitamix through Amazon.