So my cousin is having a huge 40th birthday party in Florida in 21 days and this is just the perfect reason for me to push extra hard to achieve my fitness goals. I want the scale to say 230 and I want to feel clean all on the inside. Last week the scale said 234.
This dress is my motivation... It's a large. I tried it on and it hugs me in a few places. Without support my belly is bulging all out of control. A 5-10 pound loss would really put me back in the game for this dress. Sooo... Here's the plan for the next 21 days.
Targets for the next 21 Days
I think every plus size person should on the regular, have some type of cleanse every year. I got to a point where I think I forgot about the importance of cleansing. I was feeling very lethargic, mentally flustered, and soreness thoroughout my body for no reason. My friend suggested I do a cleanse with Magnesium Citrate. I was like... I've never heard of this ish. It can't be all that if I've never heard of it.
So I went out and bought a bottle. It comes in a 10 oz bottle for less than $2. You can find it on the laxative aisle at Publix, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens...etc. It comes in either Lemon, Grape, or Cherry flavor. I chose Lemon because I just appreciate lemon flavor.
It wasn't until I got home that I pulled up a few reviews online to see what people were saying about it. Most people gave 5 stars for it. I have to say I have not had a good laugh as I had reading through the reviews of these random people with bowel issues. If you have time please check them out. Magnesium Citrate Reviews from Walgreens.
Ok, so the recommended dosage is 5-10oz. I took 3/4 of the bottle at about 9pm. I was feeling it working on me but I ended up falling off to sleep. Ain't nothing like being at home on a Friday night waiting for them bowels to move.
2:14am and I'm wide awake 😐. I felt the rumbly in my tummy. One thing I appreciated about Magnesium Citrate is that it NEVER gave me those harsh cramps. And that's what made me recommend this laxative. 5 stars!
5:20am is went it all went down. In the toilet that is. The party got started. And for me it lasted about 3 good runs and it was over. I felt clean and light... a little fluffy.
I was feeling just a little wobbly that evening so I infused about a tablespoon of Olive Leaf tea in my favorite mug with a chamomile tea bag.
Sunday morning I arose with all power in my hands. Went to church and even put on some makeup. My body felt alive!!!! Definitely, I recommend this product. I would do it again!
Update: I got on the scale that Monday after I did this cleanse and I lost 3 pounds! I wasn't looking to lose weight, I was just looking to get clean. I do not endorse this product as a weight loss drug. But I do endorse it as a means to a end when it comes to stimulating those bowels!! Muah!
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So I'm on this weight loss journey too. I have to say one thing. Never in my life have I been more clearer of the role that nutrition plays than now. 4 years ago I lost weight and it was easy. Now my body is different. Age changes things.
I figured if I ate plenty of salads the weight would drop off. If I stayed away from meat, then I would be healthier... And I could not have been more wrong. Let me tell you what happened.
So I started back throwing in my intense cardio interval routines, about 4 times a week. My body eventually felt like it was falling apart. My energy was low. I was always tired. I was tired before, during, and after my workout. I lost ABSOLUTELY NO WEIGHT! I would wake up with anxiety in the middle of the night thinking I needed to call an ambulance due to a heart attack or something. I would feel shooting pains in my arms. OMG I thought my body was about to clunk out on me. And I thought was doing everything right. But I wasn't. It was totally my diet. I never fully understood nutrition. And it was slowly dragging me down.
I don't know what led me to do a search on protein deficiency but I did. And the site I fell on describes ALL of the symptoms I was having was due to not eating enough protein. So immediately I started looking for ways to turn it around. I love me some of me and I'd like to be sure I treat my body right. The first thing I found was whey protein. It's a by product of yogurt but doesn't contain much lactose. It was an easy change. I drink it in my smoothies. I've actually reduced the amount of fruit I put in there to half since it gets me full quicker. I am definitely a work in progress and the results I'm getting are absolutely amazing... I'm so awed at what proper nutrition will do for you.
So I just had a meeting with the primary care physician. I haven't been to see a primary doctor in a few years. I just hate to find out bad news. But I thought this doctor, just like the GYN would be harsh. It's so funny I told her about my battle with my weight. So the nurse weighed me before I saw her. The scale said I gained 2 pounds. I'm like what the hell is wrong with your scale? She was like it was calibrated last week. I'm like this is beyond me. 4 years ago I lost 29 pounds. It was like the weight fell off. But now this weight is stubborn on my 5'2 frame. I've been literally trying to work my ass off in the gym lately. But I'm not losing like I should.
So back to my doctor. She came in and was like, you may be eating more than you think. I wanted to roll my eyes at her and suck my teeth. But I realize I don't know everything and that's why God gave us doctors who are not aware of our thoughts and can give good guidance. So at this point, my wheels have come to a halt. I'm all ears.
She recommended I started counting calories. She suggested a calorie intake of 1200-1400 calories. I'm like are you effin kidding me. You're trying to kill me!! But as I left the office for the day I started to think about how my body had been feeling depleted of energy lately since I amped up my workouts.
So today I used my off day to go check out this new Whey Protein supplement at GNC. Once I got home I dug into research about complete essential amino acids and why whey protein was an excellent source. They help build muscles and help repairing the muscles you rip up while training. And this research led me to an article that suggested daily protein intake of .36 grams of protein per pound. So my recommended grams was about 85. I'm like Whoah!!! All these salads were not doing anything for the type of training my body endures. So for the first time in my life I'm making adjustments to my diet based on thorough research.
So this is a new and different journey for me. A new awareness of myself and what energizes me. Let's go!!!