June 11, 2016

Weight: 259 BMI: 33.25

Total Weight Loss: 44 pounds


juice rebootBroke the 260 barrier!  At this rate, barring no unforeseen circumstances, I should be able to meet my goal of 250 pounds by the end of this month. In fact, it’s conceivable that I may surpass this goal.  Which may be good as I don’t know what to expect when I transition back into a plant based diet. Will I gain some weight back?  Will I stall out? Or, will I continue to lose weight, but slower, due to a healthier diet?

I must admit though, I am really looking forward to eating solid foods. I promised myself though, that I would do the full 60 days and then begin the slow transition of introducing food.

 

 

Jun 10, 2016

Weight: 260 BMI: 33.38

Total Weight Loss: 43 pounds


Juice reboot

Things are moving along quite nicely again. Literally.  I’ve had a coffee enema for the last 2 days and that seems to be helping a lot. Also being sure to drink at least 5 to 6 mason jars of juice every day (2500 – 3000 ml or 10 – 15 cups or 80 to 120 ounces). On top of that, at least 2 liters of water and another 1/2 liter of coconut water. Throw in the odd cup of herbal tea as well.

For my American friends, you will need to convert:
250 ml = 1 cup
4 cups = 1 liter

June 9, 2016

Weight: 261 BMI: 33.51

Total Weight Loss: 42 pounds


weight loss plateau

Another 2 pounds gone 🙂  21 more days to go and another 11 pounds to reach my goal of 53 pounds lost. Why 53?  Well, I started out at 303 pounds and after my reboot I hope to be at 250 pounds.  Looks like it will be close, as long as I don’t have too many more plateaus 🙂

As I mentioned in previous posts, I hope to transition to a plant-based diet after the end of this month. I hope to continue losing more weight by doing this with the ultimate, long-term goal of reaching 220 to 225.

I tell my story to many people as I’m out and about.usually when they see me leaving with a rather large pile of kale, cucumbers and other veggies / fruit. Most find it quite interesting and want to know more, others think I’m a quack lol.  One guy today told me that whisky and vodka are his vegetables. But then again, they are both made from plants, so they may have something there 🙂

Most people ask me if I’m ever tempted to quit?  The answer is yes, almost ever day or two. It’s certainly easier now than it was the first week / 10 days, but sometimes the aromas emanating from neigbours or nearby restaurants cooking almost drive me mad.  I usually use this time to take my dog for a walk.

Speaking of my dog…lately he doesn’t want to walk as often as I do. It used to be that if I mention the”w” word, he’s down the stairs even before I can finish saying it.  Now, I go downstairs and he stays at the top step, looking at me like “are you crazy? We just walked an hour ago”. Maybe I over-walk him, but I don’t think so.

June 8, 2016

Weight: 263 BMI: 33.77

Total Weight Loss: 40 pounds


Another “break though” day 🙂  I a now down a total of 40 pounds (18.14 kg). Since I started at 303 and my goal is 250 (for now), I hope to lose another 13 pounds (almost 6 kg) by the end of this month.

juice rebootAs I mentioned in an earlier post or two, I hop to transition to a “plant-based” diet when I slowly come off the juice reboot. In anticipation of this I have started looking at the various recipes so I can have a meal plan in place.  Looking at all these pictures makes me wish the end of the month was sooner as I salivate over these great looking meals lol.

A bit cooler today.  Seems like a nice day to take a 10 km walk with Bailey.

June 7, 2016

Weight: 264 BMI: 33.9

Total Weight Loss: 39 pounds


juice rebootNo change today. Another hot / warm day ahead and a lot of work on my plate.  Guess that’s a good thing 🙂

When I originally watched the documentary Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, I remember Joe Cross saying something like he didn’t really like the taste of meat after a while. Maybe Phi said it as well, I can’t remember for sure.  So, a weird thing is happening for me as well. For the last couple of weeks I have been eating two boiled eggs every morning in order to supplement my protein intake. The last two mornings I have NOT enjoyed the eggs very much at all. I don’t know if the thought of eating baby chicks or just that all this juice has changed my palate, but I was actually quite grossed out this morning.

I guess I’ll just drop the eggs all together and double up on my plant-based protein drink 🙂

I just had a visit from two friends, Pat & Sharla.  Thanks for the bag of mixed veggies – they’ll be in my juice later today 🙂  It seems their whole family is also choosing a healthier lifestyle, with their two daughters, Ravah & Pebbles leading the way 🙂

June 5, 2016

Weight: 265 BMI: 34.02

Total Weight Loss: 38 pounds


And just like that, I lose 4 pounds in one day!  Well, maybe not “just like that” 🙂 When I read this article, one thing stood out to me:

Increase your juices and whole foods. Taking in too few calories can slow your metabolism down, but increasing your nutrients and calories may give the metabolism that extra kick that it may need.Your body can adjust to your new eating and calorie intake after a few weeks to a few months so you can shake it up a little and have a few days where you increase your intake. This is called calorie recycling or zigzagging when you increase consumption for a day then reduce again for 4-5 days to avoid the starvation mode.

Juice rebootI thought I was doing “better” by eating / drinking a little less…thinking less food will help with weight loss, right?  Wrong!  So, back up to 5 or 6 juices, instead of just 4 per day.

This is the beginning of week six, and just 15 more pounds to go to hit my target of 250 – that will be a total loss of 53 pounds 🙂