Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Joshi's Holistic Detox: Day Twenty-One... wahooo!

DONE!

Unless something crazy happens tonight after I finish posting and I ruin everything. But I think I'll be able to hold out until tomorrow morning. :)

I snuck a peek at the scale this morning - I'm 11 pounds lighter than I was on Day 1! Not bad! I can't attend my usual Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday morning, so I'm going to one tomorrow morning instead... I will report my "official" results after that!

Breakfast was my usual egg whites with onions and goat cheese... no spinach today, though!


I packed tons of snacks in my lunch:


Carrots, Mary's Crackers, hummus, yogurt & a banana, and the last of the lentil pilaf from the freezer.

Today I did something I've only done once before - during my 3 hour break between classes, I went to the gym! I usually have too much work to do to be able to go (it takes about half an hour just to get to the closest Goodlife gym from my school). I did about 20 minutes of intervals on the bike. It really energized me for the afternoon!

When I got home from school, I immediately ate some rice puffs and soy milk.


I liked this snack before the detox, and I'm sure I'll still like it after the detox. :)

I wanted to recreate one of my most delicious detox meals for my last dinner.


Sweet potato fries and goat cheese-stuffed chicken thighs! I had to scarf it down in about 5 minutes before I went to meet some friends, but I still enjoyed every bite.

I met my friends at Starbucks, where I had been planning to eat another "Natural Bar" like I had yesterday. Unfortunately, in my rush, I left it at home! I stuck with my vanilla rooibos tea, and realized I didn't even need a snack.

And that's all she wrote! I'm DONE, baby.

Detox aside, one thing I don't want to lose sight of is the simple fact that I tracked everything for the past three weeks. I would guess that I haven't tracked for three weeks straight in over a year. Just that fact is HUGE for me. I'm really proud, and I hope I keep up this momentum!

Also, you should know that I've already planned several things I'm going to eat tomorrow. Including oatmeal with White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter... and I'm being taken out for dinner... where I'm planning on eating a giant calzone. :D

Thank you so much, everyone, for all of your support during this detox! Being accountable to my blog readers was literally the only reason I was able to keep this up. I have no doubt that I would have caved very early on otherwise. I also feel back in a blogging groove! Hopefully I will keep posting regularly (although not every day).

Have a good night all! Stay tuned for tomorrow's weigh-in results, and my thoughts on the detox as a whole. :)

7 comments:

Drew said...

Those sweet potato fries look really good. I'm more than a little jealous.

skinny me! said...

WOO HOO! I'm so proud of you....well done!!! 11 pounds is AMAZING!!!

Hoar-a said...

why NOT blog every day? the people want to know!

congratulations dude! you DID look amazing last night and stylish in your scarf :) if I had to sum it up in one word i'd say you looked "hi"

Enz said...

I am so proud to know you...you rock. Can't wait to hear the official results.

andrea. said...

Congrats Katie!!! Must feel so great to have completed this ... I bet you are enjoying a coffee right about now. :)

PS: where did you buy the pre-cut sweet potatoes???

andrea. said...

PPS: How did your boyfriend do with his vow to give up chocolate? He didn't think we were going to forget about that, did he?! ;)

Katie said...

Drew - You were right to be jealous. They were delicious.

Kerry - Thanks for doing the detox and inspiring me in the first place! :)

Megan - Thanks! You didn't look so bad yourself!

Enz - Thank you, you are so sweet! Your encouragement means a lot to me.

Andrea - Thanks! Somehow I haven't had a coffee yet... And I bought the sweet potatoes at Valu-Mart at Danforth & Woodbine.