Friday, May 31, 2013


Went to lunch today with...myself!!  Delicious!

Like a million bucks

I have not been this excited about anything in a long time.  I'm on day 5 of the challenge.  I am 4.4lbs down.  My stomach is flatter.  I really am seeing results!!!  I know it's not just the Advocare supplements and the diet that comes along with it is a big help, but I am certainly a believer in this program.  I really haven't felt this good and energized in a long time.  My skin feels amazing.  It's so soft and clear.  It makes me feel like I have been walking around covered in a film for the last few years of my life.  I know I sounds like a raging hippie.  Being into this kind of thing is not anything I ever anticipated getting into, but there is just something about it!  With that being said I have decided to become a distributor.  If I plan on buying the products anyway I figured why the hell not try to help a few other people along the way.  If you don't try anything else, PLEASE try the spark.  I'm telling you this stuff is golden!!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Day 4

So I'm on day 4 of the cleanse portion of the challenge and very thankful to not be drinking the fiber drink (GROSS!).  I got on the scale this morning and am 3.2 pounds down from when I weighed myself Monday morning.  People may think this is because of the "cleanse" as in some cleanses keep you in the bathroom, but everything on this one has been completely normal.  Things have been going how they usually do.  On this "cleanse" you also get to eat plenty which is nice.  I have been more full on this nutrition plan than I have ever been on any other diet and honestly I have been more full than I am sometimes when I am not dieting.  I've been drinking a ridiculous amount of water which is also really good for you.  Guess I'll do a little breakdown of what I have been doing in case anyone is interested in trying it out...

The first phase is the cleanse.  It's 10 days and the eating is a little stricter than the 14 after, but still about the same concept.  Basically you are taking some supplements and eating "clean" as in a lot of healthy natural stuff.  No refined sugar or white flour.  All that processed stuff that's not so good for you.  This is the kind of days I have been having the last three:

7:30: Get up and have my Spark drink on the way to work.  People talk about these like they are the second coming of Jesus and I had been doing all kinds of eye rolling...and then I drank one.  Holy cow people, this stuff is greatness.  It tastes good and it makes me feel really good.  It curbs my appetite and starts my day off right.  It is supposed to replace you cup of coffee.  I didn't drink coffee before.

9:00:  I'm at work at this point and I had to drink the nasty ass fiber drink the last few days.  I get a little break from it for the next few thankfully.  Drinking this stuff is like drinking grass.  It's pretty digusting.  I got it down, but YUCK.  Anywho, after that I try and drink a whole bottle of water.  I don't want that fiber getting stuck if ya know what I mean.  For breakfast I have a boiled egg and two boiled egg whites.  You get to have a fruit too.  I'm usually so full by this point from all the spark, fiber, water, eggs, that I can't do it.  You are suppose to be EATING on this DIET.  It's pretty nice.

11:00:  I get to have a snack here.  Yesterday I had a half of a cucumber and two Tbsp of hummus.  Delicious!

1:30:  I usually eat a pretty late lunch.  Yesterday I had 2 ounces of grilled chicken (I can have up to four, but Im telling you I stay full ALL day), 1/2 cup of black beans, and some brussel sprouts. 

4:00:  I have to force this snack down.  I am full, but want to keep my metabolism up so I eat half of an apple or some cantaloupe. 

5:00:  Get off of work and head to the gym.  Usually feeling pretty good and peppy for the gym at this point which is nice.  I don't even think about it.  Just kind of head there and do my thing. 

6:30:  Dinner!  I take 2 Omega Plex and last night I had four ounces of ground turkey with homemade taco seasoning in lettuce wraps with some salsa and half an avacado.  Yummers! 

I had a softball game last night at 8:30 and was dreading it because I figured I would be starving after.  I got home around 10, took a bath, and took my other cleanse pack and went to bed.  Didn't even think about a snack.  Also, Aunt Flo came to visit (that bitch) so I'm pretty pleased with how well I am doing!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


So I am on day 3 of the Advocare 24 day challenge.  I wish I would have started blogging on day 1, but here goes anyway...

There is not much I am passionate about other than complaining to my husband that there is not much I am passionate about.  I have struggled with my weight since before I can remember.  By struggled, I mean I was always overweight, but never really worried about it.  My senior year of high school I lost a good bit of weight doing weight watchers.  I can't remember why I did it or what motivated me, but it happened.  After losing a good bit of weight and being at the smallest I can ever remember being, I was still overweight.  After graduation life kind of happened.  I went off to LSU and my second year I moved out with my two best friends.  I gained weight.  A LOT of weight.  I don't even remember being particularly conscious of it or worried about.  I drank A LOT as well.  I'm sure this had something to do with the weight gain.  Anywho, after graduating and weighing my MOST, I finally decided to start up on weight watchers again.  I can't tell you what motivated me.  I have no idea.  Oddly enough being heavy never bugged me that much.  I was still active and happy.  I lost 46lbs on weight watchers in about a year.  Slow and steady.  Towards the end of this process (a little over 3 years ago) I met my a bar...while drinking (romantic I know!!).  I kind of put a hold on the weight loss for a little while.  That little while became three years.  I kept the weight off until after we got engaged and moved in together officially (about a year ago).  Since then I have gained almost exactly 10lbs. 

I have tried weight watchers again about a billion times and somehow only make it a few days without totally blowing it.  Sometimes you just have to try something different.  Don't get me wrong, I owe a lot to WW.  They have a good plan that is usually easy to stick to.  But I also feel that at my age I should be taking in healthier choices.  These choices aren't as easy on WW.  I'm  not going to have 20 almonds when i can have a sugary delicious snack cake for the same amount of points.  NOT.  GONNA. HAPPEN.  I don't just want to be skinny.  I want to look good too.  Enter Advocare.

Now, I was/am skeptical.  Trust me.  I'm not one to try these kinds of things.  The challenge isn't cheap, but I figure if I spend the money I will feel more accountable.  It's no different than going to WW meetings for 4 months and not losing any weight right?!?!  I started the program Monday morning.  I'll spare you all of the details for now and go into it later, but I have to say I am on day three, down 2 pounds, wedding rings are falling off, and I am feeling FABULOUS!  Whether I lose weight or not there is definitely something to be said about that.  I have about 30-35lbs that I would love to lose.  45 would be great, but let's be realistic here.  Now I know I won't be losing 30lbs in 24 days, but I think that the way I've been eating the last few days is totally sustainable.  I have been feeling fuller than ever.  Don't get me wrong, I am missing sugar.  I would murder a toddler for some jelly beans right now, but I'll get over it.  I think once the 24 days is over it's a sustainable lifestyle as long as I can still have a carb loaded, cheese heavy, delicious dinner once a week.