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09/06/2012 at 6:01 PM #37783
I haven’t started a reboot yet, but I did step on a scale a few days ago and it said 327. I knew I needed to lose weight but I did’t realize how much weight I had gained recently. I am still in my twenties and I plan on living for a long time, so I need to lose weight before it’s too late.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/06/2012 at 10:19 PM #37857
Hi every one thank you readerwomen. I want to congradulate you on losing 45lbs keep it up your doing great. Congradulations to every one for making a difference in your life. We can all get healthier ,stronger, better looking by losing the monkey on our back lol. I’m noticing a slight difference in my face/belly. Day 29 no soda day 11 portion control cold turkey. If we all believe in our selves we can achieve this battle. I’m amazed almost 200 members now wow. This group is a sucess.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/06/2012 at 11:17 PM #37863
Hi everyone. readerwoman8; amazing and congrats. I went to the library today and got the book you mention. I will start reading it tomorrow. I am so looking forward to it, because for me its all or nothing. I can do either, but nothing in the middle. I wont be able to have a meal with my juice and I am going to try and stay away from fruit juices until after my 90, the exception being on days when i crave something sweet. just would like some feedback. lots of people have talked about doing the naked juice.. do you all feel that is safe, along with adding more apples and peaches for extra juice? Thanks and congrats to EVERYONE t minus 10You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/07/2012 at 9:16 AM #37931
Hi all I am still here! I stopped my fast at 60 days instead of stretching it out to 90. I lost as of yesterday a total of 7 pant sizes. Woo Hoo. I went from a Size 44 or 46 (not sure on that one exactly but almost positive it was a 44) or a 6X down to a size 30. I have eaten salad for lunch the last couple of days and have continued to walk, adding hills (oh how I hate them, the ups are awful lol) to my routine. I have not been in a size 30 since 2008 or 2009 I admit they are a tad tight, but I wore my tight pants yesterday to work and did so with pride. I had a meeting afterwords and saw a friend who I had not seen since the first couple of weeks on the fast, she was amazed. I plan on weighing myself today as I have not done so. I weighed once about a month ago on a friends scale and it made me fatter than I knew I was and it traumatized me so I have been putting it off. However today I am going to the old Dr’s office to the scale I had used the other couple times I weighed so we shall see. I am just thrilled about the pant sizes. I still juice at least one to two juices a day and will continue that for ever lol. I am so proud of all of us, and how many folks are now part of the “Fabulous Fatties”. We can really make this happen. Oh food is not as appealing as I had thought, my portions are small and I don’t have to wolf things down as I was afraid I would so I am thrilled. I feel confident that my lifestyle and food choices are permanently changed for the better. No freaking way I am ever going to max out the size 6x again so that they feel snug on some days lol. I hope to be in the size 20′s very soon, even with food. I have tried chicken too on my salad as I knew I would never become a vegan or vegetarian… so far all plumbing is working properly. Salads and veggies never tasted so good. Juice on Juice on it works, it is working and I could not be more thrilled with the 60 day results!!! PeaceYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/07/2012 at 9:24 AM #37935
Hi, merrygirl420! Congratulations! You’ve made tremendous progress. I’m so excited for you! It is an awesome feeling when we get out of the plus sizes! You will be there very soon! I got down to an 18 (out of plus sizes) and got comfortable staying there a couple of years ago. But, my BP motivated me to do something, my husband found FS&ND and here we are! I’m so happy for you! If you can do this, I can do this, and thousands of others can, too! You’re inspirational. Come back and update us once in a while!!! I’m off to Juice On!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/07/2012 at 12:42 PM #37985
Wow! What great stories were waiting here for me to read this morning! It just makes me more motivated to continue. And to hear Merrygirl talk about how she is now feeling that a primarily plant-based diet will work for her is so relieving for me. Somehow with this juice fast, I haven’t missed eating, and am actually rather dreading it, because I’ve been afraid that I will revert back to my old eating patterns. So hearing from her and Dan Miller that is not the case, makes it all seem that much more doable after the fast. Particularly since I have so much more to lose!!!
Well, Day 42 here, and things are still very positive. I have Gazpacho Juice in the refrigerator for my lunch and afternoon snack! I lost .4 pounds today, so am very motivated. Unfortunately I had my last Zumba class last night, and am so conflicted about whether to join the gym or not. It is so expensive! Anyway, I’m mulling over my options.
Jamiesuzer – Welcome to the forum! And congratulations on your 20 days!! I understand your scale issue … I just decided to weigh every day, and weather out the ups and downs … somehow it just keeps my focus going, but everyone is different! Good luck and be sure to keep us updated.
Reese Brown – We have all been in your spot. This program really works and it is totally healthy. Read as much as you can, and when you decide to start your reboot, we’ll be here to help support you. Good luck!!
Brandon – You are doing so well! Hang in there, and hope your doctor’s appointment goes well!!
Hippynomadgypsy – I hope you enjoy the book. I was fascinated by it, and it made me feel better about myself regarding my food addictions … there is a reason certain foods are so addictive: the food companies are adding tons of sugar/fat/salt to our foods, and have worked hard to make it irresistible! Regarding the naked juice, I don’t really know anything about it. I would suggest asking the nutritionists. But I do believe we get the best amount of vitamins from drinking freshly juiced veggies and fruit.
Merrygirl – Wow!! What a great story!! You are so inspiring, and like Prishaynes, please keep coming back and sharing where you are at. It is so helpful reading about people who are ahead of us … it gives great feedback and some direction about what you can expect. Thank you so much for starting this thread and for keeping it going!!
Prishaynes – I miss your words of wisdom! Hope to hear from you soon! How are things going?
Keep Juicing!!Started juicing 7/28/12 weighing 329.9 lbs. As of 10/20/12 current weight is 259.2!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/07/2012 at 1:28 PM #38005
Hello everyone! I just started my juice fast today. I am doing this with my partner as we are both really over weight! I am type 2 diabetic and really need to get healthy. Really glad to be here!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/07/2012 at 5:40 PM #38075
Hi, Readerwoman8: I’m doing pretty good. Have lost 24 pounds. I’m averaging half a pound per day on the days I do juice with 1 veggie meal. The days I do juice only I average a pound lost. I feel like this pace will slow soon but I’m okay with it. My niece’s birthday is today. We’ve been invited to dinner at a Japanese restaurant. Not so bad, I’m planning on having a salad with ginger dressing – edamame – and maybe some sushi. But, I did buy cupcakes today for her party. And, you know what? I don’t even want one. I appreciate that they look tasty but I have no desire to even smell them. It’s a wonderful feeling. I bought 8 cupcakes – there will be 7 at dinner – and even though I … could … sneak that one (I would have pre-reboot!) I don’t want it at all! Yea!!! I have made it to the gym everyday this week to earn my cardio point for the weight loss contest. I have decided I’m going to win the money this time! It’s actually nice because there are about 20 ladies participating and many of them are eager to win so that keeps me on my toes! Okay enough about me!
If you don’t join the gym, what will you do instead? Make a plan! Walking? You can lift cans of food to tone your arms at home for free. Lots of exercise shows on TV but remember don’t overdo it and pull a muscle because then you won’t want to exercise for a while! Or, why not Zumba at home? I know you’ll find something to do, Judy! You’re doing great!!!
Welcome Ggirl67: You’ve made a good choice. Juicing is definitely working! Stick to your plan and you & your partner will succeed!
Juice on, everybody! See you around the juice bar!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/10/2012 at 12:36 PM #38738
I’m so happy for you! 24 pounds gone!! WooHoo!! And I must say (once again) that it really makes me feel positive about the future when I hear how you are losing weight with juicing and one meal a day. Right now I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to go the 90 days, so whether it is the end of this month or next month, that is the program I’ll be moving on to, and it gives me confidence for the future, that I’ll still continue being able to lose weight and get to a much better weight.
I can’t wait until a cupcake holds no sway over my emotions. Must say your attitude towards it is inspiring! Hope your evening out went well … sounded like fun at a restaurant where you could actually stay on track!
And thanks for the push on planning out my exercise. Yes, I do plan on walking as well as riding my exercise bike, and I have some weights at home I can start using. I’ll look around for a Zumba video and give that a try. And good luck on winning your gym’s contest!! Too funny how competition has got you eager to win … and it truly is a win-win situation!!
-JudyStarted juicing 7/28/12 weighing 329.9 lbs. As of 10/20/12 current weight is 259.2!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/08/2012 at 12:10 AM #38142
Hi everyone. Readerwoman8: If I may, I would like to just say: I dont think you should quit zumba. you are really loosing, and I thoroughly believe it is because of the exercise. I have gone thru a gastric bypass, weight watchers, pregnant womans urine injections, you name it, and ive done it. ive lost on it too, but always gained it back. and then reason ive lost so well, when i did, was because of great exercise regiments. I too, have thought many times of giving up my gym membership, even though i havent used it in a year, which would allow me to buy more groceries.. even essential ones, like fruit and vegetables; but, im not going to cave in on the exercise ritual. Im a product of successful weight loss AT ALL TIMES when exercising. Anyway, thats me on the pulpit. I just truly believe that even though the class is expensive, its worth its weight in gold. i too, believe when we exercise and therefore lose more weight, that we dont cave in as easily and go off out regiment, whatever that regiment is. Also, its proven that endorphins are released when we exercise and we continue to burn calories ( our metabolism is increased ) for a certain number of hours after our exercise session ends. Secondly, I would like to say Thanks again and again for supporting me. I havent started, yet there are still good days and bad days in getting ready for this fast again. Ive done Dr. Hulse’s lemon cleanse and lost 20 lb in 10 days, ive done fs & nd juice and lost 20 lbs, but what im trying to do here, and what im focusing on, is the people like you and merrygirl and prishaynes and dan, who have lost and are eating PLANT BASED MEALS after the fast. by all means i am a vegetarian, but the past month ive been eating ( because its so much cheaper than good food ) from the dollar menu, which is meat, and ( because its free ) Chinese food: meat. So I look to those who have gone before me and i hope to become Vegan after all is said and done. because, i feel some accountability to you and to see this thru, i started reading “The End of Overeating” tonight. ive only covered the introduction, but i disagree with Dr Kessler, in that, we or I, dont have an eating disorder. I agree with what the book is about, but I have had bulimia, as a way to combat my obesity, and I know what he is trying to say, but I firmly believe anyone: skinny or fabulously fat, has an eating disorder when they eat so much that they are not in control of what or how much or what types of food they eat. I sit at a buffet all day and watch people come in. Im always in awe of the people who work in the restaurant. They work for 10 hours, and then when its time for them to eat dinner, they dont chow down. They eat minimal amounts and hardly any sweets. they eat in moderation and slowly. They work a lot ( more exercise out ) and eat modestly ( less food in ). The secret! Anyway I was reading the book and it talked about Starbucks. Part of the reason I gained lbs in 3 months is because i was consuming 5-8 frappucino’s with extra whip for 3 months and i feel that the Dr’s conclusion that sugar makes you consume more sugar, salt.. etc. is correct, so I am totally looking forward to reading the rest of the book. Lastly, I have been having very stressful days because of not knowing if I will be allowed to visit my grandchildren in Texas next weekend. That is the only reason i havent started my juicing yet. my emotions are being played like a yoyo and im definetely emotionally eating, or perhaps sabotaging myself, because i know the big day is 9 days ahead. Well, if i dont get to go see my grandchildren, Im going to start the 12th.. 5 days earlier than planned. I am scared about the commitment, the hunger, the emotional emptiness, but everyones blog on here about how much happier they are, gives me much needed comfort. I have a wonderful partner and I would like to be able to love him more, because right now, my fat gets in the way. i dont want to be touched anywhere, even accidentally. I feel like im spilling out all over. im only 4 foot 11 and i have a triple chin, jiggly triceps, and well you all know the rest. anyway: 3 cheers to EVERYONE, you are all doing so great. Im so blessed to have found a forum where I know i will be able to talk to the same people that i have created a bond with, and shared a journey over the same uncomfortable misery we have all been in. God bless us all.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/08/2012 at 9:42 AM #38183
Just checking in. It’s my day 13 and I weighed in this morning at 395! so that’s 20 lbs down for me!
As always, welcome to all the new folks, we’re glad to have you, and you have our full support! Also, thanks to all the inspiring comments that have been coming in recently. As I sat and went through my inbox this morning, it seemed like success after success after success. So uplifting. Big Congrats to everyone who has shared their story with us.
I think I’ve converted my sister in law. She’s come over a few times now to make juice, and raves about it every time. She told me last night, that they are going to break down and buy one… so yay!!
Well I hope everyone has a good weekend, and remember you can always catch me on the YouTubes or the Twitters, or Facebook @BinksReboot. I try to post every few days or so.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
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09/10/2012 at 1:29 AM #38611
Hot tin roofParticipant
The picture is so great. I love it. I am said that you don’t get to see your grandchildren, but you will get to do something just as wonderful and it will be for both them and you! This way you will see them a lot longer@@Neesie Toepel Hot Tin RoofYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/08/2012 at 6:32 PM #38306
~ Ninja Nina ~Participant
So this is my second attempt at reebooting. I lost 25 lbs on the first one.
Day 5 of my second reboot attempt & I’m down 5 lbs. Only 95 more to go. Gosh that sounds so crazy.
The good: So this time around I am working out at the gym.
The bad: drinking coffee still with agave.
The ugly: also eating fruit, almonds and sunflower seeds while juicing.BEST WISHES, NINAYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/08/2012 at 7:37 PM #38315
Gonna start with fruit smoothies for a while, I really struggle with the vegetable juices at the moment and every evening I’ve been pretty much messing myself and my juicing up.
So many birthdays and I managed to withstand a few of the crap things offered, but on my dads birthday I gave in. I know I can do this, then why doesn’t my body let me do it… it’s driving me mad. I’m gonna write some motivationals on my whiteboard and dust off my WII active again.
I’m so envious of all of you managing to be so strict and not giving in to it.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/09/2012 at 5:11 PM #38497
Finally Day 1. Ive managed 3 drinks and thats the extend of what I juiced, so thats all im having. I have a headache and I miss food, but im okay. going to the gym later, even though i have to go alone. My scales are 5 lbs different than the Dr. so officially at home, my starting weight is 245. Watched FS & ND again and fell in love with joe all over. Man, how did he lose so much in his first 60 days.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/09/2012 at 5:40 PM #38505
We are getting ready to start, though my daughter and son in law don’t have nearly as much to lose as I do, we are doing it as a family affair for the support and so some of us are eating and others not (kids excluded, tho the 2 year old LOVES Naked and V8).
I’m five foot nine, 330 lbs, 50% BMI.
I have always been big, and until this last year haven’t ever had health problems, but in Feb damaged my knee and just can’t seem to recover from it and then in June pulled a hamstring in my other leg. In fact, all my tendons seem in kakoots to keep me down, in my legs particularly.
I’m allergic to milk and wheat. (I say allergic, not intolerant, because even when I take meds for lactose intolerance, or have lactose free dairy items I still have reactions) and I have fatty tumors hither and yon all thru my body.
I had my blood work done and my thyroid, blood sugar, kidney and liver functions are all fine, and before I injured my knee I was pretty active despite my weight and am on no meds other than seasonal allergy stuff. (Preschool teacher )
My goal is to regain my activity level and be in the 180-160 lb range. Unlike most people I was always fine with my weight as long as I felt strong and was active. I don’t now, and I need to regain that for my self esteem.
The ability to shop other than the big ladies section is just an added plus .*fingers crossed*You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/09/2012 at 10:49 PM #38587
Well, I fell off for a few days but I’ve done enough things in my life to know that you can’t let that bother you and you have to move on. So, tonight I made a bunch of juice for dinner and then tomorrow. I know after I did the juicing for a couple of days it got easier. I bought some plastic cups with lids so I could take stuff with me and I won’t have an excuse to get off. I’ve already decided that if I do break the fast I will still get in the juice for that day.
God luck GG907. I was the same as you with the active stuff but in the last few years after going through a lot of family tragedy, I am nowhere near as active and it is driving my crazy. This is one thing that helps you feel independant and I’ve taken that away from myself. Hope you can start out good and stay on track.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
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09/10/2012 at 12:27 AM #38607
I am sitting here at 42 and 326 pounds. I need to do something, and I am going to start juicing in one week from today. I think I am scared of how I will feel the first few days. Any suggestions would be great, and how do I join this group. ThanksYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/10/2012 at 1:21 AM #38610
Hot tin roofParticipant
Hello, I am starting next friday for the long haul. I have hypothyroidism and am miserable. They cannot get the dosage correct, it keeps changing and so does my mood and weight. The reboot is important, as they keep telling me it is arthritis that I am getting in my knees, but it is the meds. All the pain started when all the adjustments in medicine dosage began. I feel like I am 80 instead of 50. I am working off the coffee and tea and sugar this week, and re-reading the shopping list so I am ready.
I am 257 pounds and need to lose about 100 for my mental health and my physical health. I need to belong so I can get some help with this adventure. I know I can do it, after the hypothyroid meds, I can take anything@@ I am just juicing, as it will be easier for me.
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09/10/2012 at 4:03 AM #38631
Maclady, the biggest way to avoid feeling horrid is cutting back on stuff before you begin. Most people feel badly due to huge sugar crashes and caffine withdrawals. You cut out of little of those every day during prep weeks you won’t feel so bad when you start. Also during your prep week get yourself used to more water consumption, you may feel like you are getting some water gain, but that’s your system being greedy for water, when it realizes that you are going to keep giving it more, it’ll balance itself.
When I stopped using salt, on a side note, I lost 11 lbs of water weight. I was in the bathroom a lot that week!
re: Justdoit, Thanks for the support! I don’t care how thick or thin I am, I’ll never be “skinny”, and that’s not my goal. My goal is to improve my life. And being able to keep up with two toddlers! My grandchildren are sixteen months apart, so that’s a lot of running around ahead of me*fingers crossed*You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
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