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Year: 2009

SLIMQUICK Cleanse: Day 3

Morning weigh-in: 153.2 (down 2.6 from yesterday; 4.4 total) <—wow…

I skipped the Rise and Shine Liver Flush today… I just can’t do the warm lemonade today. Stomach says “do it and die, woman”.

There’s not much new to report today. Yesterday’s menu left a bit to be desired (I was hungry ALL DAY) but I drank tons of water and that helped a bit. Today I’m cheating a little because I didn’t make it to the store, but I’ve made it a point to stay within the calorie guidelines so I think it’ll be okay.

Still doesn’t seem to be any negative side effects from the Cleanse, which makes me happy.

That’s all for now!

SLIMQUICK Cleanse series: Intro · Day 1 · Day 2 · Day 3 · Final Review


SLIMQUICK Cleanse: Day 2

Morning weigh-in: 155.8

That’s almost 2 pounds less than yesterday; I’m sure it’s all water weight cause I’ve been peeing like a racehorse, but it’s a nice start.

My first thoughts on the Cleanse caplets.. holy crap they’re huge! And I have to take 4 of them! It’s a good thing I mastered the art of swallowing horse pills throughout the years of having a bad immune system!

Within minutes of taking the first dose (right before I was planning on eating lunch) I felt really bloated and like my stomach was way too full. I was hungry right before taking the pills. Food was not an option for a while. After about an hour, it went from bloated and full to kind of gassy and like I really needed to burp, but couldn’t. I managed to eat lunch then, which helped a little, but my stomach felt awful for about 5 hours.

Lunch on day 1 was awesome. I was amazed at how much food I got for so few calories.. I didn’t even need to eat it all (though I contribute some of it to the feeling I got from the capsules).

After a few hours my stomach started to feel better (burping helped; I drank some carbonated water). The second dose, and this afternoons dose did not have the same effect on me, so I think it’s smooth sailing from here. I’m feeling pretty alright, though breakfast is never enough food and I’m hungry straight through lunch time. After lunch I’m fine, though.

More tomorrow.

SLIMQUICK Cleanse series: Intro · Day 1 · Day 2 · Day 3 · Final Review

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SLIMQUICK Cleanse: Day 1

I’ve started the SLIMQUICK Cleanse today, though I’m a couple hours behind schedule because I slept late, because I’m sick.

Can I just say that the Rise and Shine Liver Flush is going to kill me? OMG. My brain/stomach just doesn’t know how to handle the idea of “warm lemonade” and it was a struggle with my body to drink (and keep down) the warm water with lemon juice. Part of it is because I was queasy to begin with (yay sick!) but I had the same problem with the lemon flavored Theraflu… warm lemonade = ick.

So I’m having Breakfast now (blueberry smoothie) and took some starting measurements. They’re really depressing.

Weight: 157.6

Butt: 43 inches

Stomach (at largest part for me): 40 inches

Waist (actual): 33 inches

Hips: 38.5 inches

(oddly enough, my WHR seems to still be within “healthy range” haha)

The first caplets come before lunch.. I’ll be following the actual Cleanse diet pretty closely today (assuming I can find trout for dinner). Tomorrow I’ll let you know my thoughts on the caplets, and how today went. I’ll be posting scale weight (taken first thing in the morning, after I pee, before my shower, just like today) daily.

Wish me luck!

SLIMQUICK Cleanse series: Intro · Day 1 · Day 2 · Day 3 · Final Review

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Blogathon 2009

So, I didn’t find out about Blogathon this year until it was too late for me to properly plan for it, which makes me sad. But never fear! I shall be guest blogging over at Colin‘s blog, Therapy in the Making. My time slot is from 11:00-12:30 (PM, Pacific Time). Be sure to stop by and check it out!

We’re blogging for Doctors Without Borders; if you’d like to donate, you can sponsor us

Update: July 26, 12:41am

Here’s my posts!
Shiney and Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Chicken Marsala
Piña Colada Bread and Mango Bread
Bacorn, Heart Attack Sauce, and Pepperoni Frittata

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Curse You, Metabolism!

My whole life, I was pretty skinny.

As a child, my doctors would (mostly jokingly) ask my mother if she ever fed me; she replied with a stoic “Doctor, she eats more than me and her brother combined. Yes, I feed her”. I suppose the amount of running and jumping and falling and climbing I did factored into that, but the truth was I could eat all i wanted, and did. People would be amazed at how much I could eat, and ask me where all that food goes. My typical answer was “to my toes!” My nickname was Katie No-Butt Wagner. It was true. There was no meat on me, anywhere.

When I hit Jr. High and the joys of puberty, I became “curvy”. Still skinny, but with hips that could move a mountain. I’m Hispanic; I expected that. I wore a size 7 juniors jean which was too big for me because a 5 wouldn’t get past my hips. I wore the same pants until college.

In college, my metabolism was still a good friend of mine, but without marching band to keep me moving all the time, I gained a few pounds. No really, only a few. I was not a victim of the Freshman Fifteen; it was more like 5 pounds, max.

After I dropped out of the art school (that’s a whole other story for a different blog post), I got into kickboxing and other strenuous activities. I dropped those last few pounds and was wandering around in that elusive size 5 for a while. I was stoked; I looked good and was in my prime! Wheee. If only I had known those days were so short!

In the 2 years that I’ve been in Portland, I’ve gained a lot of weight. Granted, I probably needed to gain 5-10 pounds, and I did, and felt pretty good… but it didn’t stop there. I am the heaviest and biggest I’ve ever been, and I am not happy about it. I’m not “fat” persay, but having always been so thin, this is kind of a downer for me.

So, now I’m ready to do something. I chatted with the people at Jenny Craig but really, my problem isn’t portion control, so I don’t think that’s quite the right thing for me. My problem is that I eat bad foods and drink too much beer. Ah, beer. Portland has more microbreweries per capita than most places do.. anyway. I know that if I just start eating better foods, and working out more, I can lose the weight. I wanted something to help jumpstart me though.

I’d heard people raving about The Master Cleanse a long time ago, but it just stricks me as way too extreme and probably extremely unhealthy. I can’t imagine not eating for 10 days. And the salt water chug? No thanks.

Recently, on my plane ride back to Portland from a vacation to LA (where I ate horribly, because I was on vacation, sigh), I was reading a Glamour magazine and saw and advertisement for SLIMQUICK Cleanse; a 7 day cleanse option made specifically for women that helps with issues specific to women’s weigh loss. It’s a supplement that you take while still eating actual food, so it seems less drastic than other programs.

I did some research on my good old trusty friend Google, but I couldn’t find anything that didn’t sound like a sales pitch or fake reviews. But, I did find the Cleanse package and the followup SLIMQUICK Caplets for a damn good price, so I figured.. what the hell? I’d try to kill two birds with one stone.

So I bought them, and will be starting the SLIMQUICK regimen (including their recommended diet [as closely as possible, as I’m allergic to most fish] and excercise plan) on Thursday next week to see if I can drop some weight (I’d start tomorrow, but it’s my birthday tomorrow and damn it, what good is a birthday when you’re on a diet?!) (when I get paid, so I can actually afford to buy healthy foods) for Bird One, and I’m going to document my experience for Bird Two; that way, when the next girl that wants to drop some pounds Googles the product, they’ll hopefully find my saga that will be full of useful information. Yay!

Wish me luck!

SLIMQUICK Cleanse series: Intro · Day 1 · Day 2 · Day 3 · Final Review