Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Feeling Good

I'm surprised how good and energetic I feel; I thought it would be the opposite "depriving" myself of meats and dairy. If you think about it, I'm eating pretty much the way that the human body has eaten in times of a thriving harvest. I'm getting tons of fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains, which my body seems to like very much. I'm really enjoying my morning smoothies, today' s was Strawberry/Banana...mmm...and I can't believe how absolutely fabulous I feel right now. I've even lost 2 lbs. so far. Funny thing is, I didn't start this program to lose weight...huh...the first "diet" I ever did just to make me feel better and improve my health, weight be damned. I hadn't even thought about it until one of my co-workers asked me how much I wanted to lose on this "diet"...I was like, "Oh, I'm just doing this to feel better, I haven't even thought about my weight." Wow, that's a first! Me, not obsess over my weight? Ok, I'm still a bit obsessive, but I did this detox "diet" to see if my joints would stop hurting and restore full liver function...and if I lose a little weight as a side-effect, so be it! And let me tell you, another "side-effect" is that it keeps you nice and much information?

Speaking about the body goal front and all that jiggles; I had my bodyfat percentage done again. What is it, 3 months later? And I'm happy to report that it is at 22%...that's a huge success. My goal is 18% and I hope to be there by this summer. (18% is the beginning of the Athletic build for females...that range is 12%-18%) I don't want to be any lower really, because once you hit 12% or below, you stop having menstrual cycles, and that's a whole other ball game and starts messing with our hormones. So, I'll just keep eating healthy and going to the gym, and we'll see what comes of it. I have to reiterate that I feel great! This diet is giving me such good energy to really have great work-outs at the gym and everything else I'm attempting. I just plain feel good and it's been a while since I've been able to say that...great, now a piano's going to drop on my head or something, I just totally jinxed myself.

Anywho, here's the food log for the day:

7:00 AM - 1/2 lemon squeezed into warm water & glass of water w/flaxseed (grnd)
8:30 AM - Banana/Strawberry rice milk & rice protein smoothie + 500mg Vitamin C & glass of water

9:45 AM - Green Tea
11:30 AM - Orange & 10 raw walnut halves + 200mg CoQ10 & 2 glasses of water

2:30 PM - Chunky Vegetable Soup + multi-vitamin for her & glass of water
3:00 PM - Organic Applesauce w/cinnamon & glass of water

6:00 PM - Indian Platter (egg plant, chickpeas, cabbage, & chutney)
Fresh, hot apple cider w/cinamon + 2 glasses of water & 250mg Milk Thistle

10:30 PM - Glass of water w/flaxseed (grnd) 1 tbl sp + Dandelion Root (3 cpsls), 1200mg Calcium w/D & a glass of water

Exercise: Tutu Fresh an hour long Ballet bar class to funky was fun :)


VeganDiva said...

The "regular" thing is the way it's SUPPOSED to be! :) I have seen these stickers and they say: "I'm vegan and I poop three times a day!" Hahaha, now, I have to find you one! Keep on detoxing! :)

Valerie said...

LOL...Bex, it's awesome that you're feeling so great! You're definitely doing the right thing...I think that's the big indicator for me of whether a particular "diet" is right for you feel. If you're feeling great and have good energy levels, it's definitely the way to go - and if you lose weight, all the better. :-)

On the subject of body fat, I actually checked mine today - I have one of those stupid scales that will do that for you but I've managed to avoid it until today. Um, okay, 42%?!?!? Hello, did I read that right? Just shoot me...I cannot even believe it. I am glum. Okay, I'm not, but I was for a minute after I saw it.

So anyway, I think 22% is freakin' awesome, personally. :-)