Friday, May 30, 2014

Week 2 of Plexus...

Today is day 9 and I have lost 8 lbs and 21 inches! I don't know where or how it is going but I sure am happy to see it gone. So far I have been sleeping better, no night sweats and definitely have more energy. I haven't changed my diet other than drinking lots of water. Which in a way does change your diet cause your too busy drinking your daily dose that you don't have time and your too full to snack. The only draw back is the need to pee ALL THE TIME! Haha

Today is day 11 and I have lost 10 lbs and 24 inches! It is soo wonderful I keep going back to my scales and tape just to make sure I got that right. Now I do have to confess something. As I stated before about the swelling in my feet, ankles and legs... I was told that that could be water and I should take water pills. I did take water pills for 3 days and it helped alot in the swelling but I stopped taking them cause I wasn't sure how they were reacting with the Plexus and/or changing my results.

Today is day 13 and I haven't lost any more weight but I did lose another 1/2 inch on each thigh... 10 lbs and 25 inches!

I am still drinking all my water. Sounds like such a simple sentence but in truth some days it can be pretty tough to get in that last bottle, there have even been some days that I was that last bottle short.

I just want to get this put to words... Not everybody's  results will be the same. Everybody is different, each body reacts in its own way, everybody lives different lifestyles. My lifestyle for example is... wishy-washy. I could spend all day here at the computer, in my chair crocheting, at my sewing machine, running errands OR I could be working outside digging in the dirt or trimming limbs. When I do work outside it usually results in super hard work and lots of sweat involved, which as been nearly everyday this week since I could get my feet in my sneakers again.
My point is...your results are your own and not to be compared with anybody else, just as you are you and no one else could be you.
We are not cookie cutters!

*Crap, now I want a cookie*


Monday, May 26, 2014

Week 1 of Plexus challenge

Soo it is day 5 of my Plexus challenge and I thought I would measure and see if there was any difference...ugh! Me and my tape measure and Miss. Twiggy are fighting! The only place I know FOR SURE (it is really hard to measure with a cat chasing the tape) that I lost is my arms. 1/2 inch off both forearms and both biceps = 2 inches! OMGoodness!!!

This is Day 6 of my Plexus challenge and I finally got to measure without the assistance of Miss. Twiggy (sound asleep..hehe) and the reduction in inches are adding up! I must say I am stunned at the results. Although my weight loss has only been 4 lbs, my body has lost a total of 12 inches!!

 Week 1 on my 30 days of Plexus challenge.... weigh in at 230 = down 6 lbs. 15 inches have just fallen off my body!!! How can I express this right....15 INCHES!!!! I am soo happy! I know "some" folks are interested in how I am doing on my Plexus challenge.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Plexus...Day one

Soo as most know today is the day I start my 30 days of Plexus. Well I all ready messed up and have questions.

Take the pink drink 30 minutes before eating...really??? I guess if you live on a schedule that would work out great. Needless to say it took me 40 minutes to drink 16 ounces BUT I must say I was surprised that it tasted good. Then I cooked and ate. Soo the question is 30 minutes from starting to drink it or from finishing it? Bigger question... How important is it to be 30 minutes? Is 20 or 40 or even an hour okay? These are the things I will have to find out.

I actually did drink 116 ounces of water and yes I had people disapprove because of the dangers. I am happy to report that I didn't have any complication other than having to pee soo bad that I couldn't get to the bathroom fast enough! Warning to self ** wear looser clothes, not something you have to struggle with**!

I didn't get to start this the way I wanted. I wanted to be able to add some walking but with a broken toe and swollen feet that is not happening, mostly I am laid up in bed with my feet propped up. It's going to be interesting to see if I get any results with such limited mobility.

Well I guess I better move on to day 2, see ya!


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Starting Plexus!

Well tomorrow is the first day of my 30 days of Plexus!! My package arrived a few days ago, I promised myself I would wait till my birthday to start and it has been a long 3 day wait! I am excited to get started but slightly nervous about the water issue, I'm sure I can handle the initial 16 oz with the pink drink but the accelerator says to dink 8 glasses of water a day. I might could pull that off but I remember reading that you should really drink half your body weight in ounces of water, I just don't think I can do that one, not yet that is. Anywhoo I am just rambling cause I am nervous.

 I did the weight chart and now I have done a body chart with all my measurement which I have to say gave me a good chuckle. I went from a hour glass figure to a two hour glass figure! (hubby's joke that I thought was hilarious!)

I had to add the neck and on the back is a chart for my swollen feet and ankles which are currently .5 inches bigger than they were just 2 days ago.

Okay soo here we go... These are my big monster measurements and my start weight is questionable, yesterday it was 232 but with the swelling last night and today it jumped to 236.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Before Plexus...

I am challenging myself to 30 days of Plexus!!!

I have ordered the Plexus Pink Drink and waiting for it to come in the mail. I wanted to do a before testimony, a statement of who and what I am and what I want Plexus to do for me.

I have struggled with my weight all my life but only a few times. In general I don't really pay much attention to my weight, it is what it is and I am destined to be a big girl as I have all my life. Weight loss has always been a source of ridicule for me, yes I am ashamed to admit it but I am that person that shakes their head at those spending bucks for some weight loss program that they just quit or gain the weight back. Yo-yo dieting has never been my thing but then again when I think about it, it kinda is. Let me explain.

My brother did a chart of his weight gains and losses over his life and I thought that would be a good place to clarify things.

Now from this chart you would think that I know how to lose weight. I will be honest those 2 big dips in my weight are from bad choices in my life that I am nowhere near proud of. They mark the times that my diagnoses of "Manic Depressive" show themselves prominently. If your wondering what Manic Depressive means, it just means I lost my mind and for me it was through the help of alcohol and drugs. So as you can see I am not a dieter or a person to care about my weight or health.

Among all the changes I have done over the last decade... going clean (12 yrs) and sober (8 yrs) and now smoke-free (2 months), this is something I want and need to change as well!

So lets talk about my health. Pretty much I have been healthy, other than female issues and dental issues. I don't see a doctor nor am I on any meds, the last time I saw a general doctor was in 2000. I don't drink the proper amounts of water (unless coffee counts) and I'm not on any vitamins. I have been suffering with major acid reflux and heartburn for many years, I do take Prilosec (when I remember) and eat Tums (or the generic brands) like candy. For the last 8-9 months I have been suffering with swollen and painful feet and lately numbness in my toes and fingers. These are concerning me but not enough to pay a doctor to tell me I need to lose weight, I already know that!

Reasons I am trying Plexus: I have heard good news of folks having great success and not just in weight loss but in health benefits, feeling better and having more energy. Well I don't really need more energy, I don't have any young kiddos running around but I sure could use the "feeling better" part!

I want to do something different than your normal before pics. Normally folks post themselves in what they wear everyday and then when you get your after pic those clothes are baggy. I never understood this concept, it doesn't really give you a good view of the difference. I want to give you the ugly truth... these are the clothes I used to wear about 20 lbs ago, I want my after pic to be me in these clothes fitting properly.

(please excuse the mess, we just moved 2 weeks ago and the place is still a crazy mess)

Let the challenge begin, I'm ready!