Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Swamp Water; Yucky & Yummy


Day 3 and we're 10 sticks lighter! Not bad for starters. Hey, we'll take it!

Ahhh, I love the taste of swamp water in the morning.
Odwalla Superfood, that is. That thick, olive green, really icky looking juice that we call swamp water around here. It actually tastes apple-y and yummy and is so good for you. Lots of fruits and veggies in there ... apple, peach, mango, strawberry, wheat grass, even artichoke. Like salad in a glass, and most handy for those of us who don't eat a lot of rabbit food. Although, I speak for myself because Mike is really good about eating salads, even 2 a day now. Yeah-no-thanks.

So because I know it's not too smart to drink coffee for 2 hours before having breakfast (as has been my practice), and because I know that eating something right away (no, not a Krispy Kreme) will jump-start your metabolism and make it work faster for the rest of the day, I'm now drinking about 4 or 5 ounces of swamp water (that's about 65-80 calories) right off the bat. Then a cup of coffee while I noodle around for awhile before eating some real breakfast, like eggs. I'm just not that hungry when I get up, but now I like knowing that my metabolism is happily humming along because I took 30 seconds to toss back some swamp water first thing. Tip: drink it on the rocks ... it cuts the murky sludginess.

Many thanks to the supportive friends who have already emailed and posted encouraging comments ... even several neighbors who honked and woo-hooed me when I was on my walk last night! (It's 103 degrees here, non-Austin people. Must walk at night when it's only 90.) But ain't it just amazing how this fancy internet thing works, spreading the word like wildfire that we are crazily putting our pudgy selves and buttery plan online ... "before" pictures and all, gasp??? It generates a great support system! So thank you, and please keep following us as we meltdown!

If my hunch is correct, this blog will be the key ingredient to successfully melting off our 128 sticks of butter, because it raises the stakes and makes us committed to the plan. And by committed, I mean insane.

6 comments:

Katherine Evans said...

wow! I'm impressed with the 10 sticks already!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Great start. Great post. I think I'll start with the swamp water next week. Does it help with hot flashes?

Fragrant Liar said...

And they're off! Looks like a good start to the meltdown. I'm cheering for you guys each and every day, even if you can't hear it.

However . . . that sludgie drink. I'd have to close my eyes or put food coloring in it. More power to you guys for swallowing it. :)

I'm actually doing a diet at my house too. It's not the sludge, no. It's the "I've got a date Saturday" diet, and you know you can't be weak in between. Not even for a Big Mac!

Michelle Wells Grant said...

Hey, Ms. Fragrant Liar .. don't mention Big Macs!

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Jocelyn said...

Ewwww on the swamp water. I'd rather have a handful of cabbage, frankly. But do what works, fo sho!

If it helps at all, I've lost weight the last two summers using an online calorie calculator (sparkpeople.com). Keeps me honest.

Not that I'm using it right now.

More than I NEED to again.