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Monday, April 2, 2007

My weight loss goal (yes another non PF post...lol)

Why am I losing weight??? Well here are the top 3 reasons:

1. My health needs to improve.
2. My sister is getting married in 6 months.
3. I need to be more confident about myself and my looks.

I started on my weight loss journey on March 5. I began it with a detox. Of course this detox was not easy. It basically consist of eating nothing but fruits, veggies, and some starch for 9 days. And they can only be steamed, broiled, grilled, baked, or raw. No meat! No sweets! No alcohol! No fast food! No fish! Crazy aint it.Well I have learned that I aint gonna reach my goal without some sacrifice. Now I ATTEMPTED the 9 days. I only made it to three. A sista gotta have some chicken...........

The list below are foods ALLOWED during the detox period:

All fruits in any quantity
All vegetables in any quantity except:

white potatoes
avocados
Good sources of protein:
chickpeas
beans
tofu
lentils
Brown Rice (2 cups cooked per day)
2 cups of low-fat or skim or soy milk per day
Water (as much as you like)
Oatmeal (1 cup per day)
All herbs and spices
6 oz. low-fat yogurt (2 times a day)
4 egg whites per day
2 cups of herbal tea per day

If something is not on the list. YOU CANT HAVE IT!!! Period.

I also hired a personal trainer. Her name is Shellita Boxie and she is wonderful. I meet her for about an hour and 15 minutes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. All other days I am required to do at least 30 minutes of cardio on my own.

As of March 30 I have lost 12 pounds.


My goal is 75 pounds by August 25 for my sister's wedding. I have a goal weight loss of 140 pounds over all.

Wish a sista luck.

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