Wednesday, July 30, 2014

No weigh in.

No weigh in for a bit. I think I'm going to just try and eat more vegetables and see where it takes me. I'm going to eat a lot more house salads when I'm out at restaurants now and just add meat to it. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Alright I feel content after having my solid meal last night. I did some grocery shopping and tried to get more vegetables. I'm afraid of going to the Olive Garden today. I looked at their menu yesterday and am slightly fearful of what might happen today in terms of them accommodating my limited options. I can't remember if they have cheese on their salad.

Edit:I was reading this morning and throughout this whole detox thing I've never considered the carbs in the fruits and vegetables I was eating. So apparently if I balance out more of the low carb fruits and vegetables I will have less plateau in reaching 140. I'm going to look into the foods I normally buy and see where they fall in terms of the carbs. I will also try to create a couple meals using both low carb fruits and vegetables. I am not giving up fruit this time. I don't mind giving up grains and most meat if I can eat fruit. 

Monday, July 28, 2014


Meh. Today I will get groceries so I can have some real meals. I had shrimp for dinner last night because I didn't feel like cooking. I think I want to ask my sister if she wants to take the girls to the park today and we could just walk for a bit. 

Friday, July 25, 2014


Meh. I need to force myself to eat less fruit and more vegetables. But how? 

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Salad is the answer to my plateau? I had three salads yesterday. 2 kale salads, and on dark leafy salad with shrimp. I like how they shredded the carrots. I tried green tea vinaigrette last night. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Errr. I want it to go into 145 lol. I need to exercise. I do have the ability to do youtube videos now on my television. Or maybe I should use my DVDs like tae Bo or Richard Simmons. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Kind of surprised by this number but I'm glad it's going down. I so want to be in the 130s it's not even funny. I feel like I'm actually accomplishing something with this detox lifestyle change. I was walking around yesterday which is why my body could have been acting this way. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Just thinking

I'm just taking a pause to reflect on where I came from(left picture) and where I would like to go(right picture). Even if I took some stumbles I have not fallen back to 220 since I started the journey for myself without anyone truly supporting me 100%. Yes part of the motivation was jealousy but I'm still happy I went through with it. I still have some jealousy towards the girls that are ridiculously thin but I'm liking where I'm going in terms of my own healthy food journey. I will construct a solid frame of mind to block out the food pushers and people with their hate towards my positive healthy attitude. I also need to be mindful to not push my opinions on people. I just want to do this for me. I want to be smaller and healthier even if it means not hanging out with certain people and making new friends who accept my eating lifestyle or just being alone. I shouldn't have to justify what I'm doing to anyone.


Whole foods for the win. I took a little day trip to the beach and I packed food. I was so proud of myself because temptation was there with the aroma of pretzels but everything was not healthy. How can there be such limited options to eat health food? 10 pounds to goal weight! I can do this! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Every little bit matters I guess. I made pineapple chow last night as my pineapple snack experiment. I'm not sure if salted cod is allowed on the detox because I'm not sure how it was salted so I may make the recipe with regular cod and salt it at the end. Not sure. I remembered my ex telling me how everyone cooks with natural ingredients over in Trinidad so I started to think of things that I ate over there. Being gluten free/dairy free/process free isn't so bad. I still can enjoy a lot of foods. People must think I'm only eating plain basic foods. I'm going to kick it up a notch for myself because if I have to eat on a limited budget I'm going to eat well. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Errr I've procrastinated on making real food in this awkward layout kitchen but I'm making this apartment my home so I'm determined to make it work. I just need to think of the big picture. 

Monday, July 14, 2014


Lets get back to regular cooking lol. I need to make the best out of my summer so I still have things up my sleeve with the clean eating. Pinterest is helping my find so many more recipes than I thought possible. I will try them. I am starting to feel a little silly about how much I loved sweets because I would rather eat fruits knowing I'm not going to get fat as the result also it saves the real time instead of baking for healthy cooking. Why didn't I think of it like that before? Wasting money when it's already tight on food that's going to backtrack my health goals is a terrible idea lol. I'm happy to feel the 140s in my clutches. Hopefully eventually I will see the 130s because it's my ultimate goal. If I get lower it's a bonus. 

Friday, July 11, 2014


Once I get this move over with I'm going grocery shopping. I'm trying not to have a whole lot of food to transfer over. My knees keep swelling up from moving boxes. I want to find a home not a place I'm going to move from in a couple years because it gets too expensive. Bleh. I'm going to force my luck to change. I ate off plan yesterday and my intestines basically collapsed like they were angry with me. So yeah, no off plan again for me for a while. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


What? Lol. I thought for sure it would look like a gain because I made sweet potato fries late last night. I'm getting better at making them too. These really tasted like fries this time. I'm going to practice my curry too. I really want to make a bunch of foods that fall into the detox plan because my body feels better and I'm actually losing weight while being able to eat fruit. I thought not eating dairy was going to be really painful but the most that feels weird is when everyone is eating and I cannot because the meal is totally off the idea of the detox. It's ok I guess because I really want to get in the forties. Lol. I'm so close. 

Things I still want to try:
Mahi Mahi 
Guacamole (made by me)
Something real with ginger (I made dressing but since I didn't have a food processor it didn't come out great)
Cabbage soup

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I know my weight is stagnant because I'm not eating enough vegetables. I'm going to have some kale this morning after I do some chores. I kind of hate what my life is going to become but I'm really hoping I can make enough changes  so my budget is not as tight as it appears. It's depressing thinking about how my dreams for this summer just crumbled right before my eyes. I need to be smarter.

Monday, July 7, 2014


I ate off plan. Not on purpose though. I was trying to order something but stay within plan but I forgot to ask how it was going to be cooked. It came back in butter. Yuck. Talk about actually feeling like I was going to vomit and then the feeling of indigestion. I'm going to stick to bringing my lunch. I was not about to pay $10 for a salad that didn't even have more than a regular $2 salad mix in it. That's just ridiculous. I don't have money for that. I'm keeping my eyes on the prize. I need to be more economical about how I'm cooking. I want salmon but I think it's going to have to be a special occasion fish unless I get the sam's club card. Chicken is going to be something I could eat all the time just in different ways. That's the main thing I wish were different. There are only so many spices I can do right now. I would need a mini blender so I can make sauces correctly. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Not completely proud of the loss but I wish the stores had salmon when I went. It was ridiculous. I'm going back today to see if they have some because that's what I really wanted. I saw this picture on Instagram that I'm going to share here because I like visuals of what helps. I want to stop eating dairy and grain products as much as possible. I really am just tired of being overweight. It would be nice to be in the normal weight range in a healthy way and for a long period. I need more recipes though to keep this up. 

The detox is turning into a lifestyle. I was craving the pizza that my family was eating yesterday but I'm going to come up with a non dairy non wheat solution. I was thinking maybe a zucchini boat or something with the cheese less pizza ingredients. Not sure.

Saturday, July 5, 2014


I am shocked but shouldn't be because I couldn't eat anything at my father's except 2pieces of chicken that he specially made for me. Everything else I was either allergic to or was on the banned list. If I get into the 140s soon I'm  going to be blown away. It's going to be much easier to tell people I don't eat certain foods because I'm realizing just how much I actually hangout with people. Their opinion is invalid for telling me to put unhealthy foods in my system. No one I repeat no one has the right to feel entitled to tell me what I should or shouldn't eat. Could you imagine me around Christmas time if I were to keep up this clean eating idea? I still need to find alternatives to just eating plain raw broccoli. Maybe if I learned how to make my own berry vinaigrettes it might ease the idea because I remember raw broccoli always making my breath stink. 

Friday, July 4, 2014


I'm happy to see the weight going down when I'm following the plan. The plateau had me worried. I want to make sure I get some variety soon so I don't get bored. I made a list yesterday of high fiber foods on the detox plan: raspberries, pears, apples, split peas, and broccoli. Then I made a list of nutrient dense food on plan: salmon, kale, seaweed, garlic, and eggs. 

It would be nice to make kale a staple food for my diet I'm just not sure of what to do besides salads. But I like that I'm making different types of salads so at least they are interesting. 

I need to set a budget for eating so I can remain thin from eating properly not from not eating. I will find solutions to my quests. I think rationing meat is going to be the biggest thing because it's so expensive. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Err. Yay! First time under 156 in a long while and I also made sweet potato fries myself last night using a recipe from Pinterest. The kale salads are really working out in terms of feeling like a good meal to make and they actually taste amazing. Now if only I could figure out how to make raw broccoli meals that actually taste good but are also on plan with this detox. I want to have variety in my food choices. I also think eliminating cheese and dairy will help in the long run because cheese is expensive. I would rather spend my money on olive oil and better cuts of fish. My life is about to get a whole lot more tight on my budget so I have to come up with ways to save money everywhere.