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The GM Cleanse: Day One

Oh, the "D" word has been coming up in our house a lot lately.

Diet!

Not because summer is coming and we want to be Speedo swimsuit ready. It is just because we want to feel better.

I did not believe my doctor when he told me that most cancer patients gain weight instead of losing weight. I was ready to lose ten pounds when I was diagnosed. Darn my luck, I gained even more weight. Then to make my weight matters even worse, I was put on Tamoxifen and the weight just keeps piling on. I am going to look like the Goodyear Blimp if I don't get a handle on it!

A friend of mine was taking Tamoxifen and she had the same problem with the weight just piling on, so she stopped taking it. McD tells me that is not an option for me, and that I will take it the full five years.

So, now you know the reasons we are starting this cleanse. I contemplated doing the cleanse, and then writing about it later but really I might need this to keep me accountable.

I found the GM Cleanse on Pinterest, and believe it or not we have done this once before. I lost 9 pounds the first time, but I did not work out. This time, I am working out and doing the cleanse. We are using this to jump start our healthy eating lifestyle.  Last time we fell off the healthy eating wagon, and gained everything back.

I am kind of competitive, so I am going to try to be competitive with myself. Weird, I know. I bought a fitbit, and it should be here today. I am so excited!

fitbitIt tracks your steps, miles, calories burned, sleep patterns, etc. Be sure to click on the fitbit link if you are interested in it, because I am not going to go into detail on it here. Maybe another day.

Today is day one of the GM Cleanse, which means we are eating fruit all day!! Yum! I can handle this!

I will tell you how today goes in the morning. 🙂

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4 Comments

  • Reply Sayre April 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I got a FitBit not too long ago. I love the tracking features – except that it kind of told me I was a slug. It did, however, compell me to get up and move around more. You can “friend” other FitBit users. I’ve got my brother and his wife and one other friend as my FitBit Buddies and we keep track (and compete) with each other. I’m always in last place, but I’ve really upped my movement by striving to keep up. I think you’ll like it!

  • Reply Donna W April 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I’ve had my Fitbit for several days. I was surprised to learn than I go five miles even on a slow day, and twice I’ve gone over nine miles. And here I thought I was lazy!
    My daughter also gained weight while she was taking chemo.

  • Reply Phyllis April 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Just finished my chemo. Don’t think that I have gained any weight. Will start my pills next week. Mine will be the drug that starts with “L” and is similar to Tamoxifen but is used for us older ladies. Hoping to not have problems as other health problem limit any walking/exercising.
    Wishing you well on your “journey”.

  • Reply BB April 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Oh we need to do this too – I have never recovered from the overdose of American food on our trip there. My waist has vanished!!! I think my friend Debby also found that side-effect with Tamoxifen.
    🙂
    BB
    PS I think you look gorgeous regardless of weight-gains.

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