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Monday, February 28, 2011

A Tale of Two Cleanses

             Best buddies freshly home from church, and ready to shed those clothes!

Last January of 2010 I did the same cleanse from the book Clean.  It was my year to finally shed the last baby weight before Mr. Baby turned 6 in August.  I did all three weeks perfectly, lost 15 1/2 pounds, gained self-confidence and softer skin among other wonderful things.  I meant to continue on down the scale and dress sizes.  I was just excited about wearing a dress period.  My oldest daughter graduated that May, and I had many reasons including that to keep me motivated.  Something happened and the scale never went down any further.  I kept most of the weight off until fall.  After the holiday feasting I had gained all of it back plus 9 more pounds by January 1, 2011.

This January I needed to travel so I postponed my cleanse until February 2011.  I dedicated the entire 28 days, four weeks instead of three, to the cleanse program.  I have to say HALLELUJAH  today is my last day.  Tomorrow or Wednesday I will post my four week cleanse results and my goals for March.  The tale of this cleanse is just beginning.  I have ten more months until January 1, 2012.  I do not want the same results as last year.  This year Mr. Baby, cute as he is, will be 7 in August.  I hope and pray that I will be celebrating  his birthday in a smaller size, with a healthier outlook, while humming Victory in Jesus while I cut his birthday cake!

Posting my cleanse results and March goals soon!


Callie said...

You can do this! This year make it a life change instead of just a diet. Continue to eat those healthy meals in your calorie range. Find a type of exercise that fits into your life that you will enjoy. This time does NOT have to be like last time. You can do this!

BrendaKaye said...

Thank you for your encouragement Callie! I am praying and hoping this year will be the year to conquer this battle for good!! Praying this time will be different one good choice at a time!