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General update

So I think we can agree that I’ve been a total slacker. So instead of trying to make up for all the pictures I -should- have been taking, I’m just going to continue from where I left off, officially making this the “365-day.. ish Project”


I am a bum!

I haven’t taken any pictures in a while, but I promise I’ll have a big post full of pictures that I should have been posting every day within the next couple of days.


Pre-race Jitters

In about 15 minutes, I’m about to walk out my door, and go down to the 5k race I signed up for.

I’m a little scared, and hope I don’t go embarrassingly slow. Luckily, Jon will be there as my support. πŸ™‚ I just hope he doesn’t get too bored!

Moved to WordPress

Hey guys!

I moved my blog over to wordpress after some heavy thinking and suggestions from friends/family.

An actual post is incoming, I also imported some of my previous posts so there’s no need to flop back and forth. Now if I could just get my theme to function the way I want it to…

Days 6/7 (11/21 & 11/22) 1 pack ProBiotic Restore(tm) Ultra (2 small pills) and 1 pack Herbal Cleanse Dietary Supplement (3 horsepills)

Nothing very eventful happened on these two days. I got up, went to work, came hom on 11/21, and 11/22 I was a bum and played WoW and watched Psych. The herbal cleanse pills I was taking at night were pretty irritating, to be completely honest. I would have to drink a ton of water juts to get them down, and then spend the next hour or 2 getting up every 10 minutes to pee. Totally killer to my already poor sleep cycles.

Day 8 (11/23) 1 pack ProBiotic Restore(tm) Ultra (2 small pills) and Fiber Drink

The fiber drinks begin again for the next couple days until I completely finish the cleanse program on Thursday, which is Thanksgiving. I was barely able to finish the drink concoction before running out the door for my weekly personal trainer session. Not that it tasted bad, but I have to get up early for my personal trainer sessions, and the altered version I make of the fiber drink takes a while to finish because of the sheer volume it produces. I managed to squeak in on time and went straight to working out with a system she brought in from home called TRX. I hurt. A lot. It’s a good hurt though, and I’m sure it’ll pass.

My husband has agreed to drive me down to San Marcos today to go to the Under Armour outlet. πŸ™‚ Hopefully I can get some excellent discounts, and maybe a different pair of shoes to do my cardio in. I love my adidas, but I think I may need more support to keep my calves/shins from hurting as much as they have lately.

I’m considering moving this blog over to wordpress. Any thoughts as to if that is a good idea?

1 pack ProBiotic Restore(tm) Ultra (2 small pills) and 1 pack Herbal Cleanse Dietary Supplement (3 horsepills)

Feelin pretty crappy today. Went to bed far later than I would have liked, which resulted in my waking groggy and staying in bed longer than I wanted to as well. The lack of caffiene (and my shins hurting) put me on the bike for 20 minutes last night instead of the treadmill. I think maybe my calves/shins need a break. Tonight will be my last workout for the week, and it’s going to be circuits. Here’s to hoping my muscles can hold out. πŸ™‚

Todays menu!
Before work meal: Chicken and rice
‘Lunch’: Soup
Snacks: Cashews, strawberries/peaches, apple (as needed)
‘Dinner’: Probably the last chicken bertolli meal we have.

Making that soup a few days ago is pretty much the best decision I’ve made with this whole cleanse thing because I don’t really have to worry about what to eat every day, it’s really easy, AND I don’t get sick of it. If you’re interested in the ‘recipe’ just let me know. πŸ™‚

1 pack ProBiotic Restore(tm) Ultra (2 small pills) and 1 pack Herbal Cleanse Dietary Supplement (3 horsepills)

I’m quite pleased that I don’t have to start the day with finding ways to make the Fiber Drink tolerable or even tasty. What -does- kind of suck about the probiotic pills is that I can’t eat until 30 minutes after I take them. I made it though, and am now consuming a delicious apple.

Todays menu!
Now: Apple
Before work meal: salmon and rice
‘Lunch’: Soup
Snacks: Cashews, banana, apple (as needed)
‘Dinner’: Probably cereal or a bertolli meal, will be determined by my post-workout hunger.

Tonights workout: CARDIO. I will finally be trying ‘week 2’ of my “day 1 to 5k” podcasts that are intended to help condition/train you to run a 5k :D.

Something Valerie mentioned a few weeks ago when I thought I may be getting shin splints on my left leg is that it may be related to my shoes. This is -really depressing- to me, because I really like my shoes that I workout in. I may break down and make a run to the sporting goods store that’s up the road, but I don’t really want to buy new shoes. 😦

Since beginning the cleanse, my workouts seem to have gotten more difficult and taking more out of me. I feel as though this may be related to the heavy diet change and lack of any caffiene whatsoever. Hopefully the weakness passes.

As a side note, I’m pretty pleased at having made blog posts 2 days in a row, go me!

So I figured I should probably update this silly thing I created who knows how long ago.

In the last month I have been seeing a Personal Trainer to assist me with losing weight and becoming overall healthier and happier with myself. She suggested to me last week that I attempt a “24-day Challenge” that consists of a 10-day Cleanse, and then a 14 day regiment of additional supplements. Hopefully this will help me attain my current short term goal of losing a pant size by the middle of December. I hope to go from a size 14 to a size 12, which I have been told at my current rate of progress is completely attainable.

Day 1: Fiber Drink (citrus flavor) and 1 pack Herbal Cleanse Dietary Supplement (3 horsepills)
On 11/16, after my regularly scheduled session with my personal trainer, she e-mailed me saying that I could start the cleanse that night by taking the fiber drink and the cleanse supplement at the same time before going to bed. After confirming that this wouldn’t cause any issues with the fairly strict diet I would need to have, I went ahead and tried it. This is the day that I tried the fiber drink just as suggested, with 1 cup of water. It smells awful. I mean REALLY awful. It became so thick that I couldn’t drink it through a straw as I had intended to do. 😦 I added a bit of the crystal light I was drinking to help thin it out, but it was very difficult to finish. I went to bed fairly early after finishing up the drink of horror and taking my pills, around 5:30am.

Day 2: Fiber Drink (citrus flavor) and 1 pack Herbal Cleanse Dietary Supplement (3 horsepills)
11/17. Round 2 of attempting the Fiber Drink. As Valerie (Personal Trainer) had suggested the day before, I tried mixing a serving of SPARK (an energy drink that comes with the challenge) with the serving of Fiber Drink. SPARK tastes just fine (fruit punch flavor), but it too smells pretty bad. So now I had 2 cups of bad smelling thing to drink, though luckily it tasted a little better and was thinner. Unfortunately, the smell and texture still made me feel as though I would gag a little, and took me over an hour to finish the drink. I attempted to offset the texture and smell by eating an apple (granny smith) in between trying to force the liquid down my throat.
Before work meal and lunch: I cooked up a batch of what we called ‘tortilla soup’, which is basically shitloads of veggies in tomato soup and chicken stock, with some cubes of chicken breast added. I managed to screw this up pretty well though, and possibly one of my cast iron pots because I had the incorrect burner on. 😦 This left the veggies not getting -as- cooked as I liked, and us almost being late to work. The good thing about this soup is that it contains everything I’m allowed to have on the cleanse. πŸ™‚ Luckily, it still tasted just fine and made an excellent 2 meals!
Post shift workout: Cardio with the treadmill. 30 minutes of alternating a fast paced walk and a slow paced jog. I did more walking than jogging as I was not feeling so well, and my left leg decided it wanted to try and have shin splints again.
Dinner: Bertolli meal for 2 – Shrimp/Penne

Day 3: Fiber Drink (citrus flavor) and 1 pack Herbal Cleanse Dietary Supplement (3 horsepills)
11/18. As I’m writing this, I’m getting down the fiber drink. I’ve finally put it in a form that I can handle, but it will take a while to drink it all. I combined 1c orange juice, 1c water, fiber drink packet, SPARK packet, and 1 cup of strawberries and blended it together. After it seemed meshed together well enough, I added a scoop of ice to cool it down. Adding the strawberries and oj seems to have cancelled out the bad smell, and the awful texture. Today is also the last day for the fiber drink for a few days, so I’m pretty pleased about that. πŸ˜‰
Before work meal: Salmon and rice. The salmon is currently defrosting, I’m sure it will be tasty.
Lunch: I’ll be having another bowl of soup, as I only know how to make it for 10-12 people, and not just 2 >.>
Post shift workout: Circuit night. I will likely repeat the circuit that I did on Tuesday with Valerie, and add in a couple core exercises. 
Dinner: Undetermined. Possibly a bowl of cereal.

Now that I’ve got this started, I’ll attempt to keep updating throughout the cleanse and continue on through the rest of the challenge. I hope this recount of events was enjoyable. πŸ™‚


I decided to create this blog last week sometime while all of our tools were shutdown at work, and am just now getting around to posting. I suppose that doesn’t seem like a good sign for the future of this thing, but we’ll wing it and see what happens shall we?

I suppose if you’re reading this you may want to know something about me, or if you already know me you can just skip this little blurb of a paragraph. My name is Page, and I got bored and decided to try this whole blogging thing. That’s it.

No really.

I’ll probably reveal more during the course of this thing, but I’m really not a huge fan of ‘this is who I am, k?’ So all you get for now is my name. ^_^

What is this blog supposed to be about anyway? – Well, I’ll probably just post my random ramblings (similar to now) about various things I do throughout the day/week/month/whenever I feel like posting. This could include makeup topics, my kitties (Chamois and Ozzy <3), my fiance (Jonathan!), video games, music, and anime/tv/movies. Nothing particularly special. πŸ™‚

I think that’s all for now, maybe more tomorrow! πŸ˜€