So this weekend was not pretty, not even a little bit. It was so hot that I was one miserable bitch,(and that’s putting it nicely lol) We were all hot and cranky, R acts just like me in the heat so she was whiny and miserable and G was clingy which made us both even more hot. Friday I binged on pizza because I made no supper prep in the morning when it was still cool, but on the plus side I left the left overs out on the counter so I would not eat them for Saturday breakfast (that’s gotta count for something!) and Sunday I was still in utter crank mode and R was feeling left out and needed some Mommy time, so her and I headed to the theatre where I consumed some amazing theatre nachos (no pop or popcorn though!) On Monday so body hated me for the weekend I had put it through and I regretted almost everything I put in my mouth. However it was Monday, so I mentally boxed up those feelings of guilt and said “you stay in here, I’m moving on” so upwards and onwards I went!
Also on Monday someone on another forum I follow posted a recipe for a “Fat Flush Water”‘ so of course that caught my eye. I typically don’t like when things like that use buzz words to suck all us fatties in but it actually did sound yummy and I thought, if nothing else I’d be getting my water in for the day!
FAT FLUSH WATER!
1 grapefruit, sliced, (I used lemon b/c the grapefruit was naaaasty IMO)
1 tangerine, sliced,
1/2 cucumber, sliced
20 peppermint leaves (I used about a quarter of this lol)
as much ice as you want, wash and rinse everything, combine in large pitcher, letting it sit overnight makes it taste better, should make 1 gallons worth of water
And here is the youtube link where she explains some of the supposed benefits of each ingredient! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8JcfpiuXys
I drank 4.5L of this stuff on Tuesday and dropped 2 pounds! I realise this was probably just as much from the water intake but not complaining because it was tasty! Anyway you should all give it a try because it was mighty yummy and sure can’t hurt to up your water intake! According to Mr.Handsome Face Chris Powell you should divide your body weight in half and drink that much water in ounces daily, ie: 200lb person would drink 100oz of water/day. I have never had to pee so much in my entire life! At one point it was as bad as waiting for a pregnancy ultrasound (mom’s will understand this pain!) and I had to pee twice while holding a sleeping 17 month old. Regardless of the peeing every hour, I know once my body adjusts to this much water consumption it will be better and I already feel so much better because of it 🙂
In other news today was my second weigh in with Simply for Life and, because of the weekend, I wasn’t expecting anything major on the scale. Low and behold I hop on there and BAM down 6.8lbs for the week!! Say what?! Shocked was an understatement! That means that since I started on July 1 I am down an insane total of 14.2 pounds! That puts me back into the range of a 60lb total weight lost again! yay!! (I can’t say for sure because he won’t tell me my weight, but that’s a whole other topic!) While I realize a lot of the loss if probably water retention being let go, and my body re-adjusting to weight loss, I haven’t seen numbers like that since Christmas and I am one happy Mama!
These past couple weeks have shown me that every day doesn’t have to be perfect but you have to try, and small changes are better than no changes! 🙂