thanks writergirl! congrats to you on day ten! do the tea/swf again if you'd like. some people do. there's nothing really wrong with it i guess.
congrats to us 1313! I hate the tea too. i much prefer the swf. it seems like your ten days just breezed by. wow. I do think that day 3 is too soon for something like chips. Stick with freshly made guac, salsa, pico de gallo and a salad. You can use carrots and other raw veggies for dipping and wraps. Keep it raw and keep it simple - food in it's simplest form is best.
glad to hear you're doing well Marielle, Jennbear and Mookie. Stick in there guys, you're going to be so happy you did this.
irh and anyone else interested on learning more about why I always say to weigh too often and not to stress what the scales says -
why scales lie is that scales aren't an accurate measure of your weight or health, so using that as the only tracking device in any fitness or health plan is misleading. For example, I now weight 130, which is in my healthy weight range, and my BMI is 21 which is also healthy, but my body fat % is 30, which is not healthy. Also, I weighed 145 before my August cleanse and weighed 145 in Feb of this past year, yet in between my Aug cleanse and February I went from a size 12 to a size 10, even though the scale said I gained back the weight from my cleanse in Aug, I remained the same inches and dress size as I was when I broke my cleanse.
Another thing to keep in mind, muscle weighs more than fat, so though my bf is littler than me (his waist is maybe 28, maybe), he weighs more than me because he is all muscle.
As many experts say, a weekly weigh in is best, if not keeping proper tracking and working out daily averages is best. I always encourage people cleansing to not weigh too often because it can cause distress when you don't see the weight coming off as quickly as you'd like or as much as you'd like, or even when you see you've gained a pound of two of water weight. And our bodies can hold 5 or more pounds of water weight alone, which the scale will show and make you feel bigger than you really are.
I also encourage people to check their inches lost and the way their clothes fit because that is a better guideline to follow of your progress because that's actual weight lost and not water or waste or muscle.
Even though we'd all like to see a change on the scale, the goal should be to be healthy, and that can't necessarily be measured in numbers. Many skinny people aren't healthy. I'd rather weight 150 and be muscular, fit and healthy than weigh 105 and be unhealthy (or for example, Paris Hilton - who imo is very skinny, but not even pretty or has a personity or anything worth while about her.)
In the scheme of things, I think we should all focus on making sure we're healthy, happy and positive beings because that's what people notice and get from us when they interact with us. If they're caught up on your waistline then they don't care about you as a person and you need to let them go. The same way, if you love yourself, others will be automatically drawn to that love and energy and want to be around you. Let's not let a scale determine our self worth.
Sorry for the long speech, but as a woman in this society that's constantly making us very aware and in dispair about our weight. We are glued to scales and diets and pills and how we look, constantly trying to change the very things that make us beautiful and who we are. I am very concerned about our self love, self awareness and propensity to fall into eating disorders as women, especially young women. We tend to feel that we'd be loved more and love ourselves more if we were skinnier. When the fact is, when you love yourself, others will love you. Not matter how much you weigh.
*steps off soapbox*
some additional reading materials on why scales shouldn't be used as a holistic view of your weight loss progress
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspart...ight/scale.htm - why scales lie
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16097562/ - scale stepping leading ppl astray
http://health.yahoo.com/ency/healthw...22915/aa126495 - when to weigh yourself
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/ma...ticlekey=55489 - when to weigh yourself
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...barometer.html - how to measure weight loss
http://www.healthdiscovery.net/articles/scale_lies.htm - more on why scales can be misleading
Have a great day everyone! I am happy I found some papaya!!! I was on a hunt yesterday whoooohooooooo