Monday, December 2, 2013
Update week 4!
Well we survived the Thanksgiving holidays....yes, two weekends of tempting foods in a row for us! We visited my husbands parents in Kentucky and it took a little prep....What is it about going on a trip??? Like emotional eating, we seem to have our favorite food and Starbucks drinks on speed-dial when we enter the vehicle and head down the road! I packed some nuts, brown rice cakes and almond butter and that got me there six hours later pretty happy.
I had not planned to weigh in until the end of the 45 days, but my Mother-in-Law had a scale in the bathroom and I couldn't resist.... 12 lbs down!!! Aubrey texted me later and said that was exactly what she had lost too. I had packed all my herbal supplements for each day but forgot to pack the slender-aid. Slender-aid I found out has been a BIG help in the program. It is a blend of 11 herbs that substantially decrease the appetite. In addition this particular blend works together to assist the breakdown of fat around the heart and other vital organs. I really could tell a difference. I did crave sugar and carbs more.
My closet is a mix of "now" clothes and "then" clothes. I had the happy occasion of retiring my only pair of "now" jeans :) Off to the store I went to purchase a couple of pairs of pants in my new size!! That was a great feeling! I'm sure my "then clothes" are pretty outdated by now and will be making a trip to the Salvation Army at some point. (I'm kind of a horder with clothes)
December 20th is the finish line..It is getting closer. We have one more 3 day detox period at the end of next week. Energy levels are still good, waning a bit from all the holiday activities, but all-in-all feeling super good. This week I plan to get out the pilates video and get to work on that. Toning and core strength and flexibility are all needed! My brother's in law put together my far-infa red sauna that had been sitting in the corner of the basement! I'm excited to incorporate that. It is a great way to further the detox and is relaxing as well. I am super excited as I have purchased an infa-red sauna blanket for the spa as well. It will be a great addition to a body wrap and especially for those going through the Mlis weight-loss program.
I just scheduled a massage for this Friday too. Yeah! It is going to be 90 minutes too. I have never had a massage that length...HEAVEN!
I've been researching how to bake with healthier grains...oat flour, brown rice, etc. More about that later. I forgot to mention that my hair and nails are growing like crazy. I'm sure that is the work of the supplements too. I will need to be seeing my stylist Sally who has a shop in my office suit! She is awesome...expecting her first baby too. How fun to experience that.
Have a wonderful week!
(photo's of our trip