Thursday, March 31, 2011


I am so BORED of detox.

I skipped dinner last night in protest... I can't eat a plain chicken breast again. I hate this.

I am sick of everything... I can ever just grab a snack, everything takes hours to prepare and I am hungry ALL the TIME! I can't stop thinking about cookies and I hate that I can't have them.

What happens at the end of this? Do I just go back to eating what I want minus the gluten? This sucks.

I am hating this... obviously.

That's all.

Monday, March 28, 2011



Things are going well... I should have made amens since the angry post of DAY FIVE, but its been incredibly busy here.

I am happy to report my mood leveled out by Friday and the weekend was good. I always struggle on the weekends, because I don't have a schedule. During the week I know when I am expecting to eat and what. I know how much water I will drink and when... on the weekends its a free for all.

Saturday I was VERY good... we spent the day out of the house exploring our new neighbourhood and window shopping for the house... including a trip to Ikea, the wedding venue and KindFood.

I packed snacks and drooled over Richards cheese burger, but didn't waver from my detox... that is HUGE for me.

Now to back track to KindFood... my new favorite bakery. I had googled 'Vegan' recipes, because I figured that was the best way to explain my detox and find recipes beyond plain chicken and steamed veggies... I stumbled across their website, which I have linked to before because of their great articles on health and wellness, they offer cooking classes and have a little grocery store... all inside the bakery. I wanted something sweet as a treat for sticking to my detox, but I wanted to stick to my detox. I decided a cupcake from KindFood was it... after the hour drive I was ready for my sugar indulgent (even though they don't use refined sugar in anything).

I was delighted to find a FULL cafe with smiling staff (I am always intimidated to go into 'health' places, because I don't look the part) after a tutorial on how it works and what they have I decided on a Banana Algae cupcake... it was AWESOME. Moist and perfect, with no weird vegetable aftertaste. I am completely impressed and wondering if they'll make my wedding cake :)

Sunday was a different day... mainly because I didn't eat. I know... I know... but it wasn't intentional. I got into scrap booking and lost track of time. I finally came too around 6:30pm... not a healthy way to detox, but I swear it was not on purpose. At 6:30 I had some scrambled eggs with a diced apple and went to bed... I am paying for it today, with an upset digestive system, but I will recover.

Week Two of detox has officially began and its going well... so far.


Thursday, March 24, 2011


Today I am angry and I DARE you to ask where DAY FOUR went.

I think I have peaked on the sugar withdrawal. I have the shakes, I have been sweating ALL day and I am angry at the world. I nearly took on a transport truck on, on the way to work, because he was in my way. I should remind you I drive a hatchback.

My head is throbbing and my patience are virtually NON-existent!

I hate how I feel today and all i want to do today is crawl into bed, alone and undisturbed. I know I will pick a fight with my fiance tonight they may result in my loss of a fiance. Granted all the topics are valid, but I am sure today I lack a thing called 'tact'.

Thank GOD my mother in law to be is out of the house this evening... I can't be held responsible for my actions and all I want right now is CHOCOLATE! I want it and I want it BAD!

I went down to the gym to try and get rid of this bad energy, but I just found myself angry with the stupid cow on the machine beside me. If you are NOT going to do it RIGHT. Get off the machine!!!!!

There aren't enough exclamation marks to make my point.


This is NOT what I signed up for... I hate my life.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I am just motoring along, but I have to admit it feels weird not to count calories. I can eat what ever I want, from my very limited list of things I am allow. It feels like I am cheating, because I am not logging and last night I was SO hungry I needed a snack... normally it would be popcorn or, dare I say, Ice Cream but last night I found comfort with Hummus, carrots and celery. It was yummy.

I even caught myself several times reaching for a cheat... Richard had ranch Doritos's last nightbut everytime I stopped before I got there.

I also took the time last night to MAKE dinner... not just a quickie. I decided to experiment with my allowed ingredients and had brown rice with Molasses Chicken and steamed broccoli. It was YUM!

I made up the recipe, but it was basically  chunks of chicken in a frying pan with an inch of water. I let them cook on low and when they we're cooked through I added 1/4 cup of molasses and a few whole garlic cloves. Then I turned down the heat and let it simmer while I worked on the rice and the broccoli.

The molasses reduced and made a sticky sauce for the rice.

Richard even ate is with me AND enjoyed it.

I was actually surprised last night... the phone rang and it was my Naturopath. She wanted to check in with me. She had asked me to call with any concerns and I hadn't... I had been following the rules and didn't have a lot of questions. Anyways... she called to check up on me and make sure I was having success.

She also gave me one more restriction. No more daily weigh ins. She said it has become an obession and I agree, but I love watching my weight decline... in fact today I was down another pound. Before you judge. She said I could weigh in this morning, but not again until Wednesday.

I went to step yesterday too... again I had boundless energy and incredible body heat. It was good.

I am happy and finally without a headache.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Things seem to be going well.

I slept like a baby last night and most of this evening. I was in bed by 7:30 and slept until 5:30 this morning. I didn't even move in my sleep. I was in the exact position I fell asleep in.

I also lost 5 pounds. I would attribute that to water weight, but losing those 5 pounds has put me at my lowest weight in 6 months.

Even the gym was different. I was on the elliptical, my standard Monday work-out and I was running through my workout. I was sweating more than ever and it felt incredible easy, even after I turned up the tension.

Could all-natural fuel really be better for my body? An obvious answer, but hard to realize when you're lost in the world of processed food.

I have cheated, not because I wanted to, but because I didn't realize I had. Stupid, I know, but I didn't count my 'oats' as grains. I am only suppose to have 2 grains a day, but yesterday I had 3. I also cheated with my fruits. I was starving and I don't like many vegetables so I had 4 fruits instead of my allotted 2.

Any who... I am off to STEP today, they cancelled my spin class.

I will keep you posted.


PS - I found a great website and I am excited to say they are very close to my new home... KIND FOOD. The website is full of great articles and intriguing food ideas.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I have finished the first 24hours and I want to say I feel good. I think I feel proud, but not good. I had the predicted headache and was BY FAR the bitchiest I have ever been.

I slept a lot and I am relieved I started this process at home and NOT at work.

The morning shake is disgusting! It's grainy and terrible, not to mention lumpy because my magic bullet does NOT work. That in and of itself makes me angry.

I went shopping and after reading a lot of labels I left the store with a lot of goodies.

My new favorite thing... Cashew Almond Butter. YUM! It's all natural and only contains Cashews, Almonds and Sunflower oil. It's incredibly yummy and with or without the detox will be found in my cupboards.

As for my diet... my first day menu is below.

I feel good today... even though my shake was even worse and my oatmeal (without sugar) was terrible. I am a little hungry, but will be heading down the gym soon.

I woke up this morning 4 pounds lighter than Sunday morning (before the detox) so I LOVE that side of things.

The hardest part I have found so far is the fruit. I can have all kinds of fruit (No grapefruit or oranges), but because I tend to consume only fruits and no veggies my Doctor limited me to TWO fruits and I have to use one in my morning shake of gross.

Ok... this blog is a little bit of a ramble, but that's only because I haven't done much of anything yet.

Oh yea... my other good news. I can eat homemade Guacamole and Hummus. Mmm... I make my own Guac and only like it when I do.


2 ripe avocados
1 green pepper diced
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 a red onion
and fresh lime juice.

**Don't forget to leave the pit in to keep it green ;)

My other childhood treasure I have a new appreciation for is raisins. I forgot how yummy they are and the perfect snack. They do count as a fruit, but I am ignoring that little detail.

Ok.. Menu Below.


1 cup Frozen Field Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries and Strawberries)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 scoops of gritty detox powder
4 ice cubes.

3 Omega Eggs (scrambled)
1/2 green pepper diced
1 small tomato diced
1/4 yellow onion diced
with Sea Salt and Pepper

2 tbsp Cashew Almond Butter
10 rice crackers
3 celery stalks

1 grilled chicken breast
1 sweet potato, roasted with onions and garlic
1 cup spring mix with oil and vinegar dressing

10 Cashews
1 cup Fresh Pineapple
3 rice crackers with homemade guac

Friday, March 18, 2011

Where have I been?

I know I have pondered that thought before and it appears I have made a break for the hills and given up blogging completely. Which isn't true... I still blog on the wedding blog, but not everyday and not nearly as much as I would like. Certain people have discussed their distaste of blogging details, I am working on that issue, but until then I am back to the 'fitness' blog, which moving forward is going to be a 'health' blog as I feel like I have succeed in the fitness area of my life. No, I can't run a marathon, but I do go to the gym 5 days a week. I do participate in excerise classes as well as private training. I have the hang of it.

Moving forward I need to focus on my overall health. What sparked this new found excitment?

I went to a Naturopathic Doctor.

I had played with the idea for several years, but never found the time or the money to follow through.

I woke up in 20-11 still upset with my physique and still wondering what is really wrong with my body.

Why did I wait till March? I had to. She is that in demand that I couldn't get an earlier appointment.

I went into the appointment a skeptic. I had watched friends go through this. I had heard the 'diet' plan and I wasn't completely convinced she could help me, beyond the basics of suggesting more veggies and less junk. That I could figure out without paying the sitting fee.

I also decided to do this, because as my wedding grows closer so does my need to be a mother. I want babies and I want lots of them. I am hoping by starting now I will be able to get my body into peak shape before we try to conceive.

Fast-forward through the details, but after a 75-minute appointment I was sold on the alternative medicine. I gave them my credit card and said sign me up!

I sat with the doctor (who was fantastic, but won't be named) and told her my complete history, not just what brought me here, but all the stuff that lead me to being in this shape. We talked about medical history, drugs, relationships, work and family. She took lots of notes and asked a lot of interesting questions. Things that didn't appear to be related, but further along in the conversation made complete and total sense.

She did a small examine to determine my height, weight, resting heart rate and blood sugars. She also examined my tongue which that alone was amazing. While looks at my tongue she asked about ailments I hadn't thought to discuss. She knew all about it through my tongue.

So... what's the verdict? I can't go deep into the doctor speak, but my basic problem is my thyroid, again. It appears the glueten in my diet is blocking the receptors in my brain from commuting to my thyroid.

This is disrupting the functions of most of my organs. She went on to explain that my liver and kidneys are over worked and can't maintain all natural functions including fat burning. (I am paraphrasing and by no means a doctor, but this is what I understand.) She said it is common for a person with thyroid issues to have a glueten intolerance which wreaks havoc on their bodies, because it is in EVERYTHING... at least everything good.

She then went on to ask about my cravings. She knew I craved sweets and not just by looking in my mouth and seeing all my fillings, but by the shape and colour of my tongue. She went on to explain I have a high yeast count. This would explain my history with unexplained yeast infections and sugar cravings. She went on to explain yeast has a mind of its own and will dictate cravings and body function above any other organism.

She said once we regulate my glueten it will get the yeast under control and in turn silence my cravings, making it easier to stick to the low-cal diet.

She went on to tell me about my first step to better health. It all starts with a three day detox. She wants to clear out my system to get a better view of what's really going on. I agree my arteries are clogged with crap. I don't know what it means to eat well. I just don't have the knowledge and coming from an obese family I had no one to teach me.

So starting Sunday (March 20th) I am on a VERY strict detox program. I am not allowed any wheat, sugar, diary or red meat. I have limited fruits and nuts I am allowed. It is going to be tough, but non one said the road to good health was going to be easy. I have spent 28 years shoving chemicals and preservatives into my body. Only a naive person would believe it would be easy to reverse.

This blog has taken on a life of its own... I think that is enough info to get you started. I will be blogging throughout. I expect some bitchy days and apparently some gassy days, but the overall results will not only being a beautiful bride, stunning mother, but an over all health adult excited to age gracefully.

Wish my luck... I know I will need it.