Well, its not New Years, but I am starting on taking on the challenge to have more energy and lose weight. I am 70lbs overweight....I was never thin but always had a nice bod. I want it back. THe challenge, my thyroid and hormonal. My test came back that it is out of control. The dose of synthroid was increased, and now to get some energy.
I was watching Dr. Oz and saw some things I could do. He had a Day starting energy drink: 2 oz tomatoe juice, 1/2 tsp of horseradish, dab of hot sauce, and lemon slice.
Then there was a drink to give energy and make you feel full. Chia seeds. I found them in the natural food section of our Wegman's. Mix 9 pts water to 1 of seeds, I used a tblsp. It turns slight gel like, kind of tapico for the seeds, and bit of Blue Agave. I gave it few drops of lemon.
It really had no taste as opposed to tasting bad or sweet. THe seeds can go on salad, cereal, or food to eat. A Mayan thing for hunters to have energy.
THen I ordered the unroasted green coffee bean extract. 800 mg a day in a capsul. He had two woman, one shaped like me that did nothing to her diet, no exersize just took the pills and she lost 7lbs in one week. It does not have side effects, but I want to read more to see about caffine.
A few other things, I got a grape penergy powder from the nutrician shop along with a cleanse pills. The tblsp of powder to 12oz water. It has dandilion in so maybe I can get off the water pills. My bp is okay per se, but I am holding soooo much fluid.
While I was in the grocery store, I picked up pears I like, organic orange jucie, V8 instead of the tomato juice with low sodium, V8 fruit drinks, and fruit water zero.
I did not buy the engery powder at the shop, instead I got one that was Arnold Palmer, I can't recall the ingrediant, but it also had the dandilion in it. Half the size and 1/3 the cost.
Going to try and use this as the energy booste during the day at mid afternoon. I did not have breakfast yet, but instead of the eggs and toast fried, I have a boild egg, whole grain bread, and will make a sandwhich on one slice and have the pear.
For a snack, I got Grahm crackers and natural peanut butter, natural popcorn, and organic orange juice.
Then a decent supper, maybe this weekend, salad with chicken, and a homemade soup to get through.
I think I will look up the one I had for cabbage soup. Lots of veggies in it. Lean burger on lettuce and tomato for Sunday with a side of something to think up.
That will get me through to Monday.
Praying I have more energy.....need to declutter, tear up a carpet in the hall damaged by cats and carpet shampoo'er. I brought De's cats up, and horrific marking at my bedroom door.
The town clean up with a dumpster is the next week, so this week to get rid of old crap, and reclaim my downstairs that has been more storage then family room.
Today is laundry, tomorrow the clutter on counters and end tables.
Wish me luck.