Monday, February 28, 2011

Week 3 at the YMCA

Well folks... its a sad sad day in my world this morning... I've gained 4 lbs since Wk 2 weight in which puts me at 276lbs.  Wondering if part of that is the 2 gallons of water I drank with the Lemonade Diet before I went to work out.  Things that make you go "hhuummmm"

I actually had half a gallon of water right before heading to the Y, so true or not, I choose to believe that is the 4 lbs I gained, since a gallon of water is about 8 lbs.  Thats my story and I'm sticking to it!

OK I'm over the sadness.... back to the Happy Days.

Day 1 of 10, of the Lemonade Diet

Well Teena has talked me into doing a 10 day Lemonade Diet with her.  She has the book The Master Cleanser which is a short paperback of interesting reading.  So I read thru it and think I'll give it a go.

First thing every morning for the first few days, I drink a quart of water with 2 tsp of uniodized sea salt to clean my colonic tract.  Apparently this method cleans the whole digestive tract while colonic and enemas only clean the colon or a small part of it.

Then 8 times a day I drink 10 oz of luke warm water with 2 tbsp of lemon juice, from about half a real lemon, 2 tbsp of genuine maple syrup, not the flavored stuff, and about 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper. 

To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body
To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system
To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body
To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles
To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels
To build a healthy blood stream
To keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years
                                            (this was taken directly from the book The Master Cleanser)

So wish me luck and I'll let you know how it goes... I'm off to the Y...

Happy Healthy Living... Beth

Friday, February 25, 2011

PatrioticRetirement Plan

Please find below my suggestion for fixing America 's economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the "PatrioticRetirement Plan": There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a new AMERICAN Car. Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.

It can't get any easier than that!!

P.S. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress pay their taxes..

Mr. President, while you're at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I'll bet both programs would be fixed pronto!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

American Bald Eagles in Baytown TX

Every time I leave my house I drive past this Mama & Papa Eagles guarding their nest....
(NOTE: I did not take this pic, its Dwayne Litteer's)

This morning the Eagle Paparazi says there at least 1 baby in the nest.  Mama is usually there early in the morning, when I drive by to go work out, between 8am-9am... sometimes they are still there on my way back home.  You can see where they built a new nest just above last years nest.  I read that the Male eagle brings green twigs to the nest, possibly to deoterize the nest for the babies.   Here are some links to pics of these eagles...

Monday, February 21, 2011

Week 2 at the YMCA

Weight in this morning shows I lost 3 lbs since last Monday... WOOT!!! 

I tried the Zumba class Friday, and during the warm up they, or we, were doin the Cupid Shuffle line dance.... I was goin along fine except that at every turn I could see myself.  Mirrors on every wall... uuggghhh   Before the warm up was over I ran out and lost it.  I looked soooo fat and I suppose lookin at myself from every angle was just too much at that moment.  I don't feel like a fat person, I know I'm a big gal but I don't feel "fat", till that moment.   So I went home cried alittle more and then dried my eyes and went for a walk. 

I'm not giving up, I went back today and did all the machines, I make sure I do more reps each time I get on one.  My shorts I can pull on and off without unzippin so thats a good sign, maybe next week I can go buy a size smaller.... we'll see how this week goes...

Happy Healthy Living All, Beth

Monday, February 14, 2011

Joined the YMCA, Valentines Day was my first workout....

The GOAL... I'll never be skinny like Barbi, but for now would like to not be embarressed be on the beach in an actual swim suit this summer... would like to shed 50 lbs, all from around my waist...

So I weighted in at 275 lbs... walked .82 miles on treadmill, got up to speed 3.0 and incline of 1.5... then worked my arms with 5x reps on 4 different lifts of 8lb weights.... wanted to do the Zumba class but got there and discovered they were cancelled. 

It's a no soda or bread day!!!

Here's the BEFORE pic... we'll see how well I do

MardiGras 2011 @ Canyon Lake

So I attended my 1st Mardi Gras Weekend at Kelly's house on Canyon Lake.  Kelly is famous for her wild parties... BEAUTIFUL place!
3yr old Christian, immediately Friday nite when we got there picked out his mask and put on every set of beads he could find.... thens it's "Peace out"

Teena, Tracy & Kelly lookin at pics...

Teena, LaShawn (sp), Jonetta (sp), Kelly & Shanna (sp) 
Friday night Shanna made Margaritas... they were aweful yummy, I had my 2 then was in bed by midnight.  Of course the rest of 'em say they were up till 3am or so.  A couple of them were still up and in the hot tub when I got up and around Saturday morning.

& the boys arrive, thats Nick, Kellys son holding Christian... then theres Jonetta & Tracy cleanin shrimp

the view Sat AM
Christian throwin rocks into the water...

Self PortriatsTeena sweet talked Daddy Matt into check out her brakes, they jacked up the car and after a few minutes it fell off the jacks.  5 hours later the brakes were replaced.  THANX MATT!!
Me & Teena


Thats a Happy Meal Smile

Christian feeding the deer on Sunday AM

more to come on this weekend....

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Gettin Ready for Mardi Gras

WOOT Feb 25th starts Galveston Mardi Gras... goin to my first 2011 Mardi Gras party this weekend in Canyon Lake... will tell ya all about it when I recover