Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 5

This would be A LOT easier if I didn't have to cook 3+ meals a day for two hungry kids!
And I must say, the food I cook looks delicious! 

I'm grasping for inspiration and motivation everywhere I can find it! 
My most motivating thought is: "Kim!  You're going to Mazatlan in one month!  You'll be wearing a swimsuit AND enjoying all inclusive meals and drinks for 8 days! Relaaaaax!"

I keep on accidentally reaching for food.  (As I prepare the kids' meals.)  I licked my finger after cutting up Story's burrito tonight.  !Food!  In my mouth!  So many strong habits to squelch out.

I'm staying super nourished with my Dynamic Greens drinks and my juices. And my soup really calms down my cravings. ...Detox Tea -not my favorite.  Guzzle it quick and try not to let it touch my tongue.  :)

Today I drank a glass of 5 carrots, a red kale leaf, a handful of parsley and a bit of ginger.  Pretty good.  No fruit on this diet though.  Half an apple added to any glass of veggies makes it super tasty.  Carrots are the sweetest veggie to juice.  I haven't gotten up the courage to juice my garlic yet.  Maybe tomorrow? 

I'm loosing about a pound a day but I think the inches are falling off my waist.  We'll see.  I measured everything on the first day.  Results in 16 days! 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 4

!!!  I'm feeling pretty good about that.

Day one was prettty easy.  Day two was okay too.  Day three...  more difficult.  Unfortunately my 21 detox days had to be scheduled over Christmas.  But today, at my family's Christmas party, I was a woman of willpower!  I brought my "free soup" and I made it through.

Free Soup is acceptable cheating.  :)  Water, veggies, and spices all cooked and blended up smooth and liquefied.  Kiiinda just like baby food.  :/  But it was warm and tasty!

Getting past the temptations of Day 3 makes me feel even more powerful!  I'm on a good path.

I see on the facebook page that people report feeling completely awesome during the end of the fast.  I'm looking forward to that.  Though these first days aren't as difficult as I expected them to be! So that's good.

As of AM of Day 3 I'm down 5 pounds.  Pretty cool. Oh yeah, Goals!

-I'm hoping for those 21 pounds!
-I'm really hoping to think more clearly.  I've been swimming in brain fog lately and people claim that it clears after detoxing.  I want in on that! 
-I guess I don't know what else to expect.  I don't have too many ailments to complain of so I'm just excited to be living in a healthier, much less toxic body.

I should tell one of the biggest reasons I decided to detox.
This summer I just finished nursing my daughter.  My diet was really strict and one thing I couldn't eat was dairy.  (When I did, Story broke out in a terribly itchy rash.)  I, too, am allergic to dairy but I haven't been strict enough to take it completely out of my diet on my own.  Well, watching Story scratch until she bled was very motivating.  And the longer I didn't eat dairy the more weight I lost (and the less itchy Story was).  It was awesome!  :)

...But when I was finished nursing I rewarded myself  >> with dairy.   Like once or twice a week.  I quickly gained 20 pounds.  20!  Ach!  I just don't think macaroni and cheese is worth that.

So here I am.  Working to reverse what I did to myself. 

There's also the 24 years I spent eating gluten.  Gluten attacks the digestive system (if your allergic/intolerant).  So maybe this will give my body the time and energy to repair any damage left over from that.   Who knows?

And I'm not often on prescription meds.  But the nastiness that they drug you up with when you have a c-section (or two) ...I feel like some of that is lurking in my body somewhere.  This is my body's opportunity to shed that, too!

So now that I've spilled all my goals and motivation!  I'm going to go oil pull, drink some dynamic greens, take a shot of aloe vera, pop an enzyme supplement, relax on the chi machine for 20 minutes, and sink into bed.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


That's me!    I've been reading and educating myself.  I've watched numerous food/health documentaries to get mentally geared up.  I've been making lists.  And I've ordered all my supplements and such.  Prepared!!!   Want to know what's on the shelf of my detox cupboard???    :)

Detox Teas
Traditional Medicinals Everyday Detox Herbal Tea
Bija Deep Cleanse Tea
Yogi Tea Detox

Dynamic Greens 
This is like Superman juice.  Second to juicing your own vegetables. 

Aloe Vera Juice 
Tastes so gross!  Thankfully I'm just drinking a small amount daily. 

Organic Coffee
Errr...  I do not have this for it's intended purpose.  It's about to get awkward. 

I don't want to talk about it ...yet.
 BUT I do not need the "combination" pack.  It's just the only one I found. This will have one purpose.  Oy.

Source Naturals Daily Essential Enzymes
Digest Gluten Plus
The first one I found according to the guidelines in the book.  The 2nd was recommended by my doctor because I am allergic to gluten.  I don't eat gluten but since I did for twenty years he wanted me on it for 6+ months anyway.  I took it for 3 months and saw results.  So since I'm supposed to take enzymes I thought this would be the time to take the gluten ones again. 

Epsom Salt for detox baths.

Apple Cider Vinegar for drinking and for detox baths.

This isn't mentioned in the book but it supports cellular functions and the entire gastrointestinal tract.  So I'm going to supplement with this occasionally.

Oil for Oil Pulling.
Also not in the book.  Oil pulling is a natural ayurvedic thereapy that helps your body get rid of toxins and supports overall health.  I've done it routinely over the last year and it's awesome.  Why quit now? 

Again, not in the book.  :)  Aids in detoxing.  I think I'll use it a few times over the 21 days.  Not daily.  It's an experience in itself.

Activated Charcoal
One last thing that's not in the book.  After recently reading this article I ordered it last minute.  In a post on the 21 Pounds in 21 Days Facebook page I asked what their thought on it are.  It's likely that this will be a part of my regimen but I'm looking forward to hearing their thoughts on it.

Body Buff for sloughing off skin.  Hmm, now I think I may have purchased one made of the wrong materials.  I'll have to check the book.  But it was just $2. 

Mud Bath and Mask 
A little detox pampering!  I thought since I'm supposed to be scrubbing of skin every day this would be a perfect supplement to pair with that.  

Of course I also have my Juiceman Juicer ready to go!  Now all I have left to do is stock up on veggies and distilled water.  I'll do this on the morning of day one.  I conned my lovely friend Michele into detoxing with me and she's going to stay with me for the first two days.  So we'll do our shopping together on Day One. 

I hope I have everything!  6 Days (and 25 minutes) until my 21 Day Detox starts!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Just read this little motto in an Experience Life magazine. 

Defy Convention!
Do the healthy thing, even when it's challenging, inconvenient, or considered weird.  Take pride in that.

Yes!  I love this!  It's hard to do the right thing when the world around you considers it the wrong thing.  Especially when you apply those things to your family. 

Well I'm proud of informing and educating myself.  Making healthy choices and carrying them out in my kitchen and for my kids.  :)   

I know this is a bit off the detox topic.  But this little quote is what I needed right now.  I feel supported and encouraged.