Saturday, January 7, 2012

We spent the eve of day one at Trader Joe's because they have a great selection of fresh and organic fruits and vegetables. We got enough food to fill our fridge for a few days anyway. Then, we had to spend some time cutting up all that food!
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After a visit to Trader Joe's, we bellied up to the bar at Hickory Tavern to eat all the fattening appetizers they had including sliders, chips and salsa, crab dip and wings. Oh, and some beer. We knew it was going to be a while before we could indulge so we went for it. They were small portions though so we didn’t actually eat as much as it sounds like.

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Our first day was a little more rough for me than I thought it would be. I was very tired all day and would have gone to bed at 7 if I didn’t have a kiddo and a Rusty looking at me like I was crazy. We ate the norm, shake in the morning, pills, salad for lunch, more pills and then for dinner we tried something new. We discovered some other cleansers online using rice pasta by tinkyada so we drove to the nearest Lowes Foods (which seems to be the only store in the Charlotte area that carries it) and made a little marinara to go with it. Our marinara was made from some jarred tomatoes, courtesy of Rusty’s Mom, onions, oregano, mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper. We are going to perfect it on a later day and post the true recipe as it was quite good.

We did end up sleeping early. We tried to watch a movie and couldn’t finish it. One thing about the cleanse is that it does make you tired in the evenings. In another day or so, we look forward to having more energy through the day.

Our goals this year are:
Rusty wants to lose 15 pounds and drop his cholesterol
Julie wants to lose 10 pounds and fit into her favorite jeans. Long term Lower BP would be good too.
After the cleanse is over, we want to start a 90 day Body by Vi Challenge (More on that soon)

Weight: 150
Height: 5’8”
Chest: 40 ¼”
Hips: 41 ½”
Waist: 36 ½”
Head: 22 ½”

Weight: 225
Height: 5’10”
Chest: 47 ½”
Hips: 47”
Waist: 48”
Head: 24”



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