Friday, September 28, 2012

The Digest Diet: Day 8


Sorry that it took me a whole week to update you guys. I have a sick 6-month-old at home and he got me sick. But we are both getting over this bad cold. I unfortunately had to skip Saturday, Sunday and Monday from the diet due to my son’s baptismal preparations. His Baptism was simply adorable! Everything turned out great. Monday night I was finally able to get all the ingredients to continue on to Phase 2 of the diet.

I was debating whether to skip to Day 8 of the diet or start on Day 5 where I had left off? I decided that to get the full benefits of the diet I needed to continue where I left off last Friday. Tuesday I started back up on Day 5 and I continue to see results. I love the snacks and meals & I still replace one of my meals with a shake. So today is Day 8 and I am in Phase 2 of the diet. So far I have lost 7.2lbs. WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I am doing the Happy Dance. It’s Friday and I am down 7.2lbs since last week.

The hubby is hanging for dear life, about to fall off the wagon! He is a very picky eater so it makes it really hard for him to follow this diet. He does not like yogurt, onions, soups, and my list could go on and on. If he likes it he will eat it, so he is thinking of repeating Phase 1 of the diet. Shakes for every meal. I will let you guys know how that turns out!

My goal for the weekend is to get back in the gym. I have been slacking off and I need to train for a half marathon I’m scheduled to run in January. So I MUST GET BACK IN THERE!

Until tomorrow!

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-Disclosure: I am not being endorsed by The Digest Diet or The Reader's Digest. I purchased the program and this and any other posts about the program are to inform my readers only.


Friday, September 21, 2012

The Digest Diet: Day 4

We have finished Phase 1! & with great accomplishments!! We are very excited to continue on to Phase 2 and see our final results in 17 days. I lost a total of 4.2lbs in 4 days and my husband lost a total of 8.6lbs in 4 days. For a combined total of 12.8lbs!!! We couldn't be happier and it's only the beginning.

Let me apologize beforehand, I would not update you guys tomorrow or Sunday or our progress until Monday night. Sunday is our son's Baptism and we are very busy with the planning. That's is another reason why this post is so short. But I couldn't leave you guys hanging without the results of phase 1.

Until Monday. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

-Disclosure: I am not being endorsed by The Digest Diet or The Reader's Digest. I purchased the program and this and any other posts about the program are to inform my readers only.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Digest Diet: Day 3

Done with Day 3, 1 more day to go on phase 1 (Fast Release). Today I was tempted by some of my favorite things, jalapeno chips, oatmeal raisin cookies & my mom's cooking! I even asked for a chip, 1. But I did not have anything I wasn't supposed to. I knew I would greatly regret it as soon as I was done eating it. So I stuck to my diet and I had a shake for breakfast, my crunchy snack, the Hearty Chicken Mexican Soup for lunch and another shake for dinner. Nothing new to report, we continue on our path and tomorrow night I will update you guys on my weight loss and the hubby's weight loss.
 
The hubby refuses to have anything else but shakes for all his meals. He says as long as he is not hungry he can handle one more day of shakes! Whatever rocks his boat. He is happy and looks forward to stepping on that scale tomorrow.
 
Come back tomorrow to see our update after we are done with Phase 1.
 
-Disclosure: I am not being endorsed by The Digest Diet or The Reader's Digest. I purchased the program and this and any other post about the program are to inform my readers only.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Digest Diet: Day 2

Day 2 down, 2 more to go on phase 1 (Fast Release). Today was as easy as yesterday. I stuck to the plan had a shake for breakfast, my crunchy snack, a shake for lunch and then I had the Hearty Mexican Chicken Soup for dinner. No hunger, but I did have a small headache in the afternoon. I drank some water and my headache went away.

The hubby decided to replace all his meals with shakes for today! He is being a great support system. Gotta love him!! He has not complained and says he is very satisfied and LOVES the shake. After 2 days I memorized all the ingredients for the shake and we have decided to stick to the Banana Shake and add Cocoa and Cinnamon for flavor.

I know I told you guys I wouldn't update y'all on our weight loss until Day 4 but I just had to share the hubby's weight loss. LOOK BELOW!!!


If you read our initial post he weighed 206.8 at the beginning of the program. That is an incredible 6.6lbs lost in 2 days!!! Only 2 days into the diet and he is already seeing amazing results. As for me, I will keep it a secret until the end of phase 1. You only gotta wait 2 more days.

Hasta maƱana!

-Disclosure: I am not being endorsed by The Digest Diet or The Reader's Digest. I purchased the program and this and any other post about the program are to inform my readers only.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Digest Diet: Day 1

Day 1 was a success. 1 day down, 3 more to go on phase 1 (Fast Release). Today was a piece of cake, and I don't mean that literally. I surprisingly did not feel hungry at all,did not feel lightheaded and I was very satisfied with the servings of the shake and soup.

In the morning I had a Cholately Banana Shake and for lunch I had the Hearty Mexican Chicken Soup. For dinner I had another shake and in between I had a crunchy snack. I drank plenty of water and walked for 30 minutes with my husband.

Talking about the hubby, he loved the shakes but was not a big fan of the soup. He said he would have liked more salt in it but I could only add what the recipe calls for. He said he felt good, no hunger and he was satisfied with the portions of the shakes and soup.
Tomorrow and probably for the remainder of phase 1 I will have chicken soup. I doubled all the ingridients since it's me and the hubby dieting and we have a really big batch of soup.

Until tomorrow, make sure come back to stay updated. I will update y'all on our weigh loss on day 4, the end of phase 1!

-Disclosure: I am not being endorsed by The Digest Diet or The Reader's Digest. I purchased the program and this and any other post about the program are to inform my readers only.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Our Journey Begins... The Digest Diet Review

My life changed on March 6, 2012. The day my handsome baby boy was born. I had a smooth pregnancy, with the normal nausea and body aches here and there. But by the end of my pregnancy I had gained 50lbs and I was so ready to drop them. Whithin 2 months I dropped 40lbs, I went back to work and gained 5lbs back. Today I write this post 2.4lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. But my body looks nothing like it did before I gave birth to my son. I been searching for a solution and I think I found it.

A few weeks ago I was at work flipping through an issue of "The Reader's Digest" and I stopped on a page advertising the famous "Digest Diet" Book. "Drop 26lbs in weeks," can this be possible? I decided to give it a try and order a copy of the book. For the past 5 weeks all my co-worker Sam has heard every morning is "Good morning. My book was not in the mail yesterday." Well tomorrow she will hear "Good morning! My book finally arrived in the mail yesterday!!"

Tonight I made a batch of soup and got all my ingridients ready for Phase 1: Days 1-4 FAST RELEASE. "Flood your body with nutrition: Phase 1 fills ou up on liquid shakes and soups that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein, to gently coax your body into quick, safe weight loss."

& I won't embark on this journey alone. My hubby decided to support me and diet along with me.
I will keep you updated on our progress. I will share which are our favorite recipes, our weightloss, measurements and of course if you have any questions leave me a comment below!

Here are our photos, initial weight and measurements:

My initial weight is 158.4 lbs.
Measurements:
Chest 39in
Left Arm 12 1/2 in
Right Arm 12 14in
Abdomen 38 in
Hips 44 in
Left Thigh 22 in
Right Thigh 23in                      

                 









Hubby's initial weight is 206.8 lbs.
His measurements are:
Chest 44 1/2in
Abdomen 43 in
Left Arm 13 in
Right Arm 13 1/4in
Left Thigh 23 1/2in
Right Thigh 23 1/4in










Stay tuned for more updates on our progress!

-Disclosure: I am not being endorsed by The Digest Diet or The Reader's Digest. I purchased the program and this and any other post about the program are to inform my readers only.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Celebrate 20 years of Thanksgiving tradition at the 2012 TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services! The race will continue to take place at Dillard’s near the Galleria on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012.
 
The TXU Energy Turkey Trot offers competitive runners a great warm-up for upcoming marathons. It also provides non-competitive runners and families the opportunity to make great memories while also making a valuable community investment at the start of the holiday season. All of the money from sponsors, registrations and participants’ fund-raising stays in Houston and is used by Sheltering Arms Senior Services for a wide range of senior services.
 
Details of the event are below and additional information is available at http://turkeytrot.shelteringarms.org/. You can also find more information about Sheltering Arms at http://www.shelteringarms.org
 
Event day schedule
6 – 7:30 a.m. 10K / 5K Race Day Registration
7:20 a.m. 10K / 5K Wheelchair
7:30 a.m. 10K Run / Walk
8:00 a.m. 5K Run / Walk
9:00 a.m. Kids Run / Walk (Approx. 1K)
 
My husband and I along with our family, friends and some fellow Houston Bloggers will be running this year. I have ran this race as a tradition for the past 4 years and will continue to do so to support a healthier lifestyle and Sheltering Arms. Hope to see y'all there!
 
-Disclosure: No compensation was received for post. Informational post only.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

LeapFrog Touch Magic Mommy Party

Last month I was invited to host a LeapFrog Touch Magic Party. I had not heard of their new Tough Magic products and when I received the box I was intrigued at the fact that they did not have any buttons! I asked myself how are the younger kids going to know what to touch if they can't see or feel any buttons? Well they just know! The bright colors and lovely characters on the learning bus just caught their attention and of course every kid knows how to rock to a guitar.

 We decided to go camping for Labor Day Weekend and several of our friends and their family were going and I took the LeapFrog Magic Touch Guitar and Bus to put them to the test at our camp site.
 The bus was very educational. It has several options where it teaches the toddlers letters, sounds, objects, plays music and has several games for the little ones. One of the little ones asked me where were the drums? He said "we have a guitar and a piano but no drums!" Well to their surprise if you look close enough the bus' wheels are a set of drums!!
 They sang along, learned how to share and even colored the lovely characters that are on the Magic Touch Bus.
 The Magic Touch Rockin Guitar plays and you can sing 10 different fun learning songs.
The learning bus teaches kids 3+ the alphabet and early vocabulary.
A great way to support a child's social skills is by sharing and learning with others.
 
Both kids and parents were in love with the LeapFrog Learning Toys. LeapFrog teaches kids early fundamental skills like ABCs and 1-2-3s while keeping kids entertained for hours! LeapFrog's learning toys also spark the little ones imaginations while building their social and motor skills. And with their new touch technology the toys are very light and easy to take along like we did on our 4hr drive. It kept my little one entertained until he got tired of rockin out and fell asleep.
 
To learn more about LeapFrog and their new line of learning toys please visit their website: http://www.leapfrog.com/en/products/learning_toys.html
 
Be sure to check out the LeapFrog Touch Magic™Rockin’ Guitar Video contest! From now until November 30th, you can enter for a chance to receive a $500 gift card! To enter, visit www.touchmagic.leapfrog.com and upload a video of your kid jamming & learning with Touch Magic™ Rockin’ Guitar. Your friends and family can get it on the fun too, by viewing your video and voting. The five videos with the highest consumer votes and LeapFrog Panel votes will each have a chance to win a $500 gift card! You can also win prizes just for casting a vote, with weekly drawings for Touch Magic™ prize packs, valued at $100 each!
 
-Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. However I did receive the LeapFrog products mentioned above to facilitate my review. This are my honest opinions.