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GM Cleanse: Days 6 & 7

Honestly, I wasn't really excited to share the last two days of the GM Cleanse with everyone, and that is why it has taken me so long to get it posted.

Day 6: Beef and veggies. All you could eat.

By that time I couldn't eat much, so when we first started the diet cleanse the all you can eat part sounded great. By the time we got to day 6, we really could care less about it. We were supposed to be past having cravings of any kind, and that just didn't happen.

Day 7: Brown rice and veggies?

Did you notice that question mark? Well, I added that because I don't really know what we were supposed to eat with the brown rice because we fell off that GM Cleanse wagon on Day 7. Oops!

Our results:

I was a bit disappointed with my results, but I am over it now. I lost 6 pounds, and I have kept it off.

McD lost 8 or 9 pounds, but he says he has gained it all back.

But we are not giving up!! I'll tell you about our next weight loss adventure tomorrow!! You won't want to miss it!

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GM Cleanse: Day 5

Day 5: Beef & Tomatoes.

This will be the fifth day that I have not had a Diet Dr. Pepper, and I am really considering having one. I mean, seriously, I haven't lost any weight to speak of, I've worked my butt off (or tried, it really isn't going anywhere), and the scale still taunts me.

I will say this though, I can tell a difference in the way my clothes fit and I could care less about the number as long as I lose inches. Weight and age are just numbers, no biggie! But when you read about all of these other people losing weight on this diet, then starve yourself and don't see similar results it is a downer. I know, I know, everyone is different, blah blah blah.

The highlight of my day was that I could have beef and tomatoes! Yum! I might have cheated just a little bit, I put mustard and worchestershire sauce in the hamburger meat. At least I left the blue cheese out!

We are supposed to eat 6 tomatoes, and that sounds easy at first, but I haven't even choked down the first full tomato.

The problem with not seeing movement on the scale, is that after eating up to 20 oz of beef I am sure the scale will only go up and not down.

See why I am considering having a Diet Dr. Pepper? What could it hurt?

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GM Cleanse: Day One & Two

Day 1: Fruit only (except bananas).

My first thought: YUM!

My thoughts at supper time: GAG!

Oh,
and after entering all of my food and water into my fitbit account, I
was shocked at how many calories I had eaten in all that fruit.

I
did not work out as much as I thought I would the first day, but I
certainly made up for it on day two. But I still thought I would lose some
weight.

Day 2: Veggies only, baked potato with a pat of butter for breakfast.

After
eating all fruit the day before, I was so ready for something more
filling. So I was ready for my baked potato for breakfast. That seemed
odd to me at first, but then I thought about how I love hash browns for
breakfast. So, it isn't so odd afterall.

My fitbit info for day two.

FitBit1But get this, I haven't lost much weight at all. I'm talking 2 – 3 pounds.

That sure makes it hard to stay on the diet, but I am still on it.

This afternoon, I will update you on day three (yesterday).

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GM Cleanse: Days 3 & 4

Well, well, well!

Still on the GM Cleanse.

Day 3: We were able to eat fruit and veggies, all day. That was just great, but I really don't care to see another fruit or vegetable any time soon. Today, I craved peanut butter! I really wanted to just sit down with a jar of peanut butter and a spoon and have at it, but I didn't.

I stuck to the diet, and still haven't lost any more weight. I'm even working out.

Day 4: Bananas and Milk, and the Wonder Soup.

Oh, I cannot tell you how happy I was to drink some milk.  (Now, I'd really like a tall glass of milk.)

The Wonder Soup consisted of cabbage, onion, jalapenos (supposed to be green peppers, but these are green and they are peppers), celery, canned tomatoes, and onion soup mix. It doesn't sound like a great meal, but let me tell you it is delicious! Especially after starving for 3 days. We could eat unlimited amounts of this soup. Beware, it might make some gassy. I'm just saying.

At this point, I wanted cheese.  Come to think of it, I still do.

Sorry, I thought this posted yesterday, but I started writing today's post and here it sat. 🙁

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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. 🙂