in many ways it really wasn't as bad as i thought it would be, and most days it was relatively easy. it certainly required significantly more planning/prepwork, but i wasn't constantly craving things i couldn't have. i think what helped me stick it out was knowing things like sugar and bread were "off limits," but only for a short time. if i tried to do this long-term, i'm not sure i would've had the same resolve.
|"you're tasteless, boring & i can't stop cheating you."|
|salad with turkey, strawberries, almonds, balsamic vinegar/olive oil/honey dressing|
oh, also, i lost 3 lbs in 10 days on the cleanse. while that might not be anything to shout from the rooftops, i certainly feel good about it and it helped me break through the plateau i seemed to be on for the last month or so. this was the primary goal of the cleanse, so i'd say mission accomplished. now i gotta keep that off and keep going!
i've lost 35 lbs since mid-august. i have about 25 more to go to get to my "goal weight." i would like to reach my goal by the end of the year (12/31/13), which means i need to lose less than 1 lb/week. i think that's a realistic goal, but will take me continuing to be diligent and committed.
|"fed up with how her diet is going, charlene takes a more serious aim at her target weight."|