It's been almost a week since the weight loss challenge started. Along with that, I started two detoxes - one using bentonite clay, and the other using Newport Skinny Tea's 21 day detox. I haven't been very consistent with the tea detox because I don't take it to work with me and I don't really eat at proper times to get the best benefits. I have better success with drinking the tea when I work from home, but I'm really getting sick of that. The bentonite clay detox has gone better because I just drink it when I get home from work. I was worried about the taste - everything I read said it wasn't bad but it was a little weird to get used to. I totally agree. I'm taking one teaspoon in 8-10oz of water. It tastes like I dumped an a couple of individuals serving of half and half into the water, so a little milky. It's not really that bad, especially if you keep in mind the benefits of drinking it.
I hopped on the scale just for the hell of it yesterday, to see if it had affected me at all yet. And yes, yes it did. I have lost 5 pounds since the last time I weighed in a week ago. 5 pounds in a week! I am so excited, because that means I'm almost under 240. The last time I actually tried to lose weight, I got down to 235. I'm just 5 pounds away from that. And I'm not really trying as well as I should. I'm still not working out, so I can't wait to see how well that helps! I will get the house organized and rearranged this weekend so I don't have to worry about having room to work out. I won't have any excuses. I really don't have any excuses now, just total laziness. And pain. But the pain isn't going to go away, so I have to work through it. I really think yoga would help if I got back into it. And I can do hot yoga outside, since it's starting to get warm here in the Lone Star State.
The challenge is going well. The ladies are pretty interested in it, and trying really hard to complete all the weekly challenges. One of the ways to get points is to post a positive affirmation. There have been some super great ones! Everyone is really positive, and I'm looking forward to seeing this go on through the next 11 weeks.
I've been dealing with a horrible fibro flare for the last two weeks. I have been in so much pain. It's forced me to work at home A LOT. I thought I would like it, but I was wrong. I'm tired of seeing the same walls... the slow connection between my home and work computer... and trying not to get distracted by my guys, my dog or the normal day-to-day activities that I usually ignore when I get home... But I'm getting better at it. Speaking of which.... I've got to go switch the laundry!
Have a good weekend :)