Isagenix Day 22: Not much change from the previous week…

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Before, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

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Before, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3

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Before, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3

There has not been much change between weeks 2 and 3, because I haven’t lost much weight.  I have started doing My Fitness Pal this week.  I’m hoping to lose another 3-4 pounds.  I am down a total of 10 pounds, and am really happy with my progress on this so far.  My goal is another 15 pounds.

Weight: 140

Early AM: Ionix Supreme, 16 ounces of water, Accelerator
Breakfast: Isalean Shake
Lunch: Prime rib, salad
Snack: Apple
Dinner: Chicken Thigh, Ratatouille, and wine
Late PM: Water and Flush

Activity: 4 mile walk/1 mile run/Jillian Michaels Video, total burn: 719 calories

Isagenix Day 20 and 21: Public Service Announcement and other fun things…

On Thursday, having a little tummy bug was easy compared to the next two days.  I went off the diet today.   Thursday night, Friday morning, my son did not sleep at all.  Insomnia is a little known side effect of autism.  No one talks about it, because with all the other fun things that happen with a child with autism, this is one little symptom that’s often overlooked and underplayed.  Let’s just say he is on THREE medications for sleep and melatonin.  Thursday night he just decided that sleep was overrated.  I heard him talking when I went to bed at 9:00, and when I let the dogs out at 11:00.  He came into my room at 2:30 AM, and I gave him a benadryl (the doctor recommends to do this if the other drugs don’t work, which they often don’t).  He fell asleep for like 10 minutes at 6:00 AM.  I kept him home on Friday from school– partially, because his therapist was sick, and Friday is a one-to-one therapy day.  Anyway, he screamed from 12:00 PM until about 3:00 PM, and then fell asleep until 4:30 PM or so.  Needless to say, I didn’t sleep at all Thursday night.

Today, I got to sleep in, but my dryer broke.  So we ran to Best Buy and bought a new dryer, which was an open box item.  Sad to say the reason it was an open box item was because it was broken too.  On top of that, my husband tried to put the dryer into the car, and it slipped and broke two toes.  We ran back to Best Buy to return the new broken dryer, got a different dryer (by the way, Best Buy was really great about the whole thing, and gave us $120 off of the new new dryer).  So I decided to “eff it” and go off the diet a little bit.  We went to McGuire’s Irish Pub.  Love that place in Destin.  But an unfortunate incident happened, and I wanted to post my little public service announcement:

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I consider myself a local of anyplace I live (even though I am a military spouse and move frequently, I have been in this area over 3 years, and after this assignment I will have lived her nearly 6 years, which is a pretty damn long time for even non-military).  That being said, we live in the community, I volunteer in the community, my kids go to public schools, I pay taxes, and we go support our community.  We sat down to eat at a local restaurant, and my kids were being kids.  Yes, my son has autism and Tourette’s syndrome and can be a little loud, but McGuire’s is a PUB, it has a PUB atmosphere, it is LOUD.  Anyway, a snow bird, decided that she didn’t like the noise, and instead of complaining to the drunk assholes sitting next to us, who were being FAR LOUDER than my kids, she told me that she thought my child was “annoying and being a brat.”  Autism, or not, my son is good.  I know typical families who don’t take kids out, because of misbehavior.  Hell, my own parents wouldn’t go to certain restaurants after my brother and I had gone there, because we were awful.  I remember one place my mom didn’t go back to until we were adults, because John and I had a fist fight over a piece of watermelon.  That being said, here is my PSA.  If you are visiting someplace, respect the people who live there.  These people sent back 18-cent Senate Soup, not once, but TWICE!  Who the heck sends back soup that costs 18-cents!!!!  We work hard with our son to ensure that he can go to places such as McGuires, and most nights we get compliments on his behavior.  Tonight that’s what I was expecting, because I was trying to be respectful, and I told the kids to be quiet when they were getting loud.  I was expecting the lady to turn around and tell me, “hey it’s OK, everyone else is being loud.”  Instead I was told that my kid was annoying.  If you don’t want loud people around here’s a hint– don’t go to an Irish Pub!!!  OK rant over.

Weight: 140 (though that will go up tomorrow)

AM: Ionix Supreme and water
Breakfast: shake
Lunch: Shake
Dinner: salad, 8 oz prime rib, asparagus, glass of wine
PM: Flush

Activity: still resting that damn knee…

Isagenix Day 19: Urgh…

That’s all I have to say about today.  I had almost no activity today.  Both my daughter and I have a slight stomach bug, and it’s just been that kind of day.  I did get scheduled for oral surgery in February.  I am having some teeth pulled, and due to my experiences as a child, and when I was pregnant with my son, I am very, very, very nervous.  In March I will be getting invisalign.  I had braces when I was a child, but I was not a good girl, and didn’t wear my retainer.  My teeth returned to their original crooked position.  When the book gets published, I don’t want my head shot be of me with crooked, and stained teeth.

Weight:  No Weigh In This AM

Early AM: Ionix Supreme water, and Accelerator
Breakfast: Shake
Lunch: Isalean Bar
Dinner: Frozen Meatloaf meal (I don’t really recommend this, but my desire to cook was zero)– 230 calories
Water

Activity: None

Isagenix Day 18: Wallowing in misery and frustration…

My knee bursitis is not getting any better, so I’m going to take a few days off of running.  I hate taking time off of running.  I’m a VERY active person.  For those that just started reading this blog, I need to point out a very personal fact about me, unless you went digging through the multitude of blogs I have written, you may not realize this.  I am a diagnosed Aspie.  What the hell is an Aspie, you may ask?!  Well, I’ll answer you– I have Asperger’s Syndrome.  I was diagnosed about three years ago.  Part of my Asperger’s symptoms is the inability to sit still.  Even though Isagenix and getting rid of some of the toxic foods I have been making a mainstay in my diet, and many of the symptoms have been stymied by this, I still have the unbelievable desire to move.  I am not one to just sit still on my couch with my leg up, and ice.  I am incredibly restless.

That being said, I haven’t really been focusing on my writing, or my blog for quite some time.  I am almost done editing the first part of my debut novel, but that has gone to the wayside, because my house is in chaos right now.  We are working on doing some minor home improvement projects.  So this is what I am working on currently (please excuse the mess in the pictures):

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Before,  Coat One, Coat Two

One of my biggest pet peeves is things that don’t match.  Ironically, I was in the Air Force where the service dress was the awful combination of black and navy blue.  So one of the things in my home that didn’t match for three years was our bathroom cabinets.  Instead of replacing them, I decided on a whim (kind of) to paint them.  I still have to finish the doors, but I have new drawer liners, and they are now a very dark (almost black) brown.  So that’s what I have been doing the last three days to keep my mind off of the fact that my stupid f(#*ing knees are not behaving (sorry for the curse words).

Weight: 141 (yay I am going back down :)).

Early AM: Ionix plus accelerator
Breakfast: Shake
Late AM: Snack wafers
Lunch: Shake
PM Snack: Apple + Accelerator
Dinner: Salad with Lemon Dressing, 4 ounces of Roast Beef, and grilled Vegetables (approximately 450 calories)
Bedtime: Water + Flush

Activity: PT plus deep tissue (youchy) massage

Isengix Day 16 and Day 17: BodPod Assessment

I forgot to write in my journal yesterday, so I am combining today and yesterday’s posting.  I went in for my BodPod assessment today, and it was totally not what I was expecting.  I wasn’t allowed to run, eat, or drink for two hours prior to my assessment.  The pod is a small pod.  You need to sit still for around 45 seconds.  They run the pod 2-3 times for a most accurate reading.  Based on my BodPod assessment I have 31% body fat.  The minimum number of calories I need to function for a day is 1231.  Based on my activity level, I should eat approximately 2142 calories to maintain my weight.  To lose weight, I should eat approximately 500 calories less than the calories needed to maintain my weight.  My target caloric intake is 1642 to lose 1 pound a week.

My Weight: 142.6

Monday’s activity: Physical therapy

Tuesday’s activity 40 minute run plus 110 sit ups

Isagenix Day 15: Half way there…

I am at the halfway point in the 30-day challenge :).  I am feeling pretty good. I went for a run this morning after breakfast.  My knee was only a little sore, and I’m hoping to up my running next week, though it won’t happen the first few days.  On Monday, I have physical therapy, and Tuesday, I have my Bod Pod Assessment.  I’m really excited for this, and a little bit nervous.

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Body composition is one of the best indicators of overall health. Because the BOD POD is highly accurate, it can detect even small changes in body fat and lean body mass (i.e., muscle, bones and organs). Finding your unique daily caloric intake number starts with a measurement of your lean muscle mass percentage. Your BOD POD results are used to calculate metabolic numbers like Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and Total Energy Expenditure (TEE). Your RMR determines how much energy your body uses to support its basic functions. TEE is an estimate based on your RMR and daily activity level, of how many calories you burn in a given day.  Basically this test will give me a precise number of calories I should take in each day based on my body fat and lean body mass.  Unfortunately, I can’t eat, drink, or workout two hours before the assessment.  I have the assessment scheduled at 9:00 AM on Tuesday.  As long as the assessment doesn’t take too long, I should be able to do my run afterwards.

Weight: No weigh in

Early AM: Ionix Supreme, Metabolic Accelerator, and 16 ounces of water
Breakfast: Dutch Chocolate Shake (new flavor)
Lunch: Dutch Chocolate Shake
PM Snack: Salad and an apple
Dinner: Left over Polenta and a glass of wine
Before bed: Water and Flush

Activity: 3.1 mile run, 35 crunches, 70 crossover crunches

Isagenix Day 14: Two weeks down, two weeks and two days to go…

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My running buddy is in need of prayers.  This morning we discovered our 6-year-old Siberian Husky is bleeding from her rectum.  Right now, she is the emergency vet clinic waiting diagnosis.  It could be anything from an infection to cancer.

Weight Loss

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From Left To Right Day 1, Day 7, and Day 14

The only physical difference I have seen is more definition in my abdominal muscles.  Other than that I don’t see much of a difference.  I have lost 10 pounds total.  I have been alternating between 9 and 10 pounds since my last cleanse day.  I didn’t weigh myself this morning, because I want to give myself a few extra days.  I added a few new routines to my workouts.  My bursitis has gone away completely.  I am still sore, but not as much as I was when my knee was really swollen.

Weight: No weigh-in today

Early AM: Ionix Supreme
Breakfast: IsaLean Shake
Late-AM snack: IsaLean Shake
Lunch: Sante Fe Salad
PM Snack: Apple
Dinner: Sicilian sausage and polenta
Splurge: Red Wine

Activity: 2 mile run, additional 2.5 mile walk, 35 sit ups, 35 cross over sit ups on right, 35 cross over sit ups on left