Monday, February 29, 2016

3-Day Refresh

groceries (already owned some stuff. Apple Juice for Ella)
I bought the 3-Day Refresh but then Dave said he'd do it. I knew if I waited and ordered him one he wouldn't do it. So he did the official Refresh and I just ate the healthy meals.
I started off totally wrong and missed morning shakeology so I just skipped it.
At lunch, Ella ate half my hummus and I doubled up on carrots.
some Day 1 food/drink
At the end of night 1 I was starving. After dinner I did eat some string cheese (off plan) and some carrots.  Dave was starving too but he did not eat any bonus food.
I woke up on day 2 and when I got out of bed I blacked out. Then later moving to deal with Ella I blacked out a few more times.  I guess eating healthy but not getting the calories from the vanilla fresh did me in.

He woke up on Day 2 and at least he didn't black out.  We both lost weight after day 1.

I made 1.5 serving of shakeology knowing I have a thief (Ella) and she drank more than 0.5 worth. I got less than 3/4 and maybe even less than half.  I had my fruit mixed in with my shakeology so I had a bonus clementine after.

Day 2 was a lot better than day 1. I actually had my shake but I also had some bonus peanut butter and 3 crackers.  Then later I ate 2 saltines and half a string cheese when Ella ate.   Since I wasn't drinking the fiber sweep or vanilla fresh I needed extra calories too.

Day 2 I felt more confident in the food. The veggie stir fry for dinner was really good.
Day 3
Days 2 and 3 were easier than 1. I did miss my shake on day 1. I also consciously made decisions to eat a little bit extra on days 2 and 3. I stayed healthy. I was realizing I'd get my amount of hummus out or amount of veggies and then Ella would eat some. So I was eating less.

I realized I had issues with healthy fats. I didn't eat enough hummus when I ate that. Also when I made green beans with oil I didn't like how the oil tasted on the green beans so I rinsed it off. I was lacking in my healthy fats!
Overall I lost 3.5 lbs. But more than that the amount of healthy food that I could eat and have was amazing how it changed my mindset. Also, Ella would eat healthy foods with us and then she would request healthy foods later instead of just jelly beans or candy. (This wore off after a month and she wants candy again. She doesn't get the junk she requests but I want her to request cucumbers and such again.)  I took my measurements and they didn't really change but I can't find the dang sheet so I'm not sure.  The before pictures were a few days early and I pigged out a little more right before the refresh but didn't feel like taking new pictures.  Also I'm mad I didn't take pictures with the same poses. So it's too hard to tell the difference.

Dave lost 4.3 lbs and 6.5 inches. (They do have you measure both thighs and both arms so you have a lot of numbers to measure to subtract.)

 The booklet that comes with the refresh has a nice breakdown so you know what to eat for each thing.
 I tended to like to pick the things in higher volume.
This is the veggie stir fry that was so good!

I tried to document what I ate. Also those couple chips on Day 1 were from Ella and she tricked me. I ate them so I wrote it down.
This is what Dave ate.  I think. I might not have documented his so well because I wasn't always on top of it.
After the refresh was over this is what we bought at the store. Note we still got some healthy stuff but we got some muffins too. The turkey and veggies was my lunch.

Dress Card Class (1.22.16)

I had another dress card class.  This time I didn't have all the words on all mine before class started so that's why these look kind of plain.  Everyone made 4 cards until you made 2 of each.
I wanted these cards to be different than the ones at the last dress card class.
I used another new sizzix framelit I had to do the white portion of the above card. Actually 2 of the dies.
I had my friend take pictures of the cards she made and those are below.

You can see I gave the option to use different embossing folders for the background. That took a little more time.

Do you like any of the cards better? They are so similar. I like the blue pattern for a dress the best I think.


Ella handed Dave my goggles so he thought they were hers. He adjusted them for her and then she wouldn't take them off.

After dropping Dave off at work we headed to Cuesta Park. Ella played a bunch on a bunch of different things then she saw one kid bouncing so she went to join him. She bounced a lot just holding my hand. She liked it.  Then another kid joined.  Ella then looked and said "two friends" while she was bouncing. I loved it.  She was having fun bouncing and then trying to jump.
We had to leave. "Do you want to say bye to your friends?" Ella answered, "no." The other moms laughed. Then I said we were leaving so she could say bye or not so she said bye.  Then as we were walking away she kept saying "bye friends." Too bad they couldn't actually see her.

 Ella loved dancing at music makers.  She danced a lot with the shakers. She did some nice stick tapping when we were using the sticks.  At one point this song had it so you tap twice quicker and tap once slow and keep repeating that. It went with the song but I couldn't figure out if we were on a quick or a slow. Well apparently winging it wasn't the best option because Ella took my sticks from me. I guess I lost my stick privileges by doing it wrong.

I never thought I'd see the day. I gave Ella the rest of her oreo little bag (it was in my purse and started when we were out) and I left my green pepper ziplock that I've been eating green peppers out of AND she's eating green peppers.

I wanted to take a picture of me with shakeology but then Ella was cuter.

 Ella tucked me into bed.