Mar 12, 2012

Weigh In - Week 39

No matter how secure, independent or self possessed you are, you are never too old to need your mommy.  My Mama has been visiting this week from the West Coast and it has been marvelous.  She is so good at giving me gentle reminders to take care of myself, to be grateful and to expect the best.  She even ate my raw meals and went to boot camp with me!  She rocked boot camp like a champion.  I am so proud to be her daughter.  As I watched her sweating it out in the plank position (she has perfect form, by the way) I thought, "This is the genetic line from which I come and being fit in my 30's, 40's, 50's and beyond is my birth right!"  What a wonderful realization.  Thank you, Mama!

There's my Mom in the light blue shirt with my boot camp class!

This week, I broke my juice fast and started eating solid food again.  As I anticipated, some of the pounds came back on.  But not all!  I lost 13 during the cleanse and gained back 3.  So a 10 pounds loss overall!  I'm back to my partially raw food diet with a few treats here and there (I can't help having a few martinis when my mother is in town.)  I also had some frozen yogurt yesterday with my children - a yummy Sunday tradition.  Generally I'm feeling good and grounded after the cleanse.  I become full a lot faster and I'm also more aware of the affect certain foods have on my system.  For instance, I notice that bread makes me feel really good and high while I'm eating it and then horribly bloated and lethargic while I digest it.  The cleanse has been a wonderful way to re-educate my body about the way food makes me feel.  I hope it continues.

Pounds lost this week: 1
Total pounds lost: 63

The "I Did It" List
attended 3 days of boot camp
finished my 9-day juice cleanse
ran my fastest mile EVER (11 min. 19 sec.) on Mon. morning
lost 4 inches off of my waist and 1.5 inches off my hips this month
fit into a beautiful black dress that I haven't worn in over 10 years
went power walking with a neighbor on Mon. and Wed. nights (4 miles total)


Jacki said...

:) What an inspiration your mother must be! You are so fortunate! congrats on continued health and that fast mile! wow!

Megan said...

That's amazing!! I would never be able to stick out a juice cleanse, so great job!!

Appletree said...

I'm saving up for a juicer! You inspire me.

Redfizz said...

Sarah, Your story is so amazing, and you have a beautiful spirit. I have read your blog every day since starting my fast, and it's helped me keep on track. Thank you for sharing!