Thursday, September 25, 2008


10 days on the Master Cleanse. The best part about it was not cheating. It’s really hard to go all those days without chewing. Past cleanses I have sneaked a fingertip of peanut butter, or put something in my mouth, chew it and spit it out. This time I never came close to doing that. It’s amazing how much willpower one person has. I had it in my mind to not cheat and be completely honest with myself. Besides, cheating would only defeat me from looking good in my dress.

I lost about 10 lbs and that was nice. I feel fantastic, but a bit on the tired side. The next few days are actually the hardest for me. Once you are off the lemonade, you have to gradually introduce liquid, then solid food back into your system. It’s hard when you get a whiff of something delicious and you want to eat like normal. Believe me, I have had many experiences of coming off the cleanse the wrong way and have paid severely. So today is my orange juice day. OJ and water. Tomorrow is OJ, water and vegetable soup. You then progress from salads, nuts, fruits, etc. The book recommends you don’t introduce meat, dairy, fried foods into your system for about a week. No problem! I can’t make any promises during my honeymoon though.

So here I am. 9 days out. Finishing up those last minute things that drive me crazy. I am incredibly excited about Saturday. Matt bought me a half day at the Lake Austin Spa. So I will be spending a beautiful Saturday getting pampered. Mmmmmmm I love spas.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

day 3

is coming to a close. i haven't thought much of food, besides my drive home. having work and the wedding on my mind 24/7 helps. my wii fit tells me i am losing pounds every day, which makes me happy! ('s only water weight dawn, don't tell your mind that.)

i'm so exhausted mentally and emotionally. i can't wait for life to get back to normal.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I'm sitting at a light next to mcdonalds. Typically I wouldn't be
drooling like I am now. Day 1-3 is always the hardest on my nose.

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torture thine name is dawn

18 days till the wedding. working out has been pretty fun for me, i do enjoy running now, thanks to nory, and i love doing the shred but the weight is taking its sweet ass time to drop off me. yes yes i know muscle is heavy and blah blah, yes i have muscles i have never had before but.....i'm not happy.

so i have decided to add a bit of torture into my life, as if i don't have enough with this wedding, and start the master cleanse. my main goal is to do a little bit of cardio/walking on the cleanse to kick start my weight loss. i know the MC is not the answer to a healthy life, as it detoxes your body and makes you lose a ton of water weight. basically you gain back everything when you begin eating again. the first time i did the cleanse i lasted 14 days and lost quite a bit of weight. i kept it off for a while, but did not exercise a bit.

not this time. i'm going to stick to working out after the wedding and keeping my cravings out of my tummy. words of wisdom by yours truly.

by the way, it's freezing in my office.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Titus loves sue

Sue's making the best of her situation. Sharing is caring.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


better not ruin my bachelorette party. i have a feeling he will. i guess that means the bars will be pretty empty on saturday night. good thing i have a nice, sturdy umbrella. i'm really disappointed tracking this hurricane every day. it keeps looking worse and worse. when has a hurricane ever come close to austin? never. except on my weekend. oh well...nothing that can be done about it.

back to something fun....last weekend was my shower. it was awesome. heather, kim and nory did a great job. we had a nice brunch at taverna with my favorite girls. it was nice to drink mimosas and open presents. i received many interesting pieces of lingerie.

ok back to work!

Friday, September 05, 2008

runner's high

i think i may have caught it. today is day 3 of running in the mornings at town lake. actually, today wasn't a scheduled running day, but i asked my fabulous trainer to come with me this morning. even though getting up so early is a bit of a chore, i still love the way i feel when i run. i also love listening to the runner's podcast selection of music. it keeps you motivated when it hurts.

feeling a bit of guilt for not keeping up with the shred this week. last week i did about 6 sessions and none this week. sorry jillian.

tomorrow is my bridal shower. i'm excited since it's at one of my favorite places for brunch, taverna. it is also a lingerie shower, so i am expecting the worse from my friends. i'll make sure and take many pictures if my hands aren't full of mimosas.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

i'm old

well today is my birthday. i am 31. they say 30 is the new 20 so i am 21 today!

also i have started running. haven't done that since high school. my wonderful trainer and bridesmaid, nory, has graciously volunteered to get me into shape with a 5 week plan. we went running this morning at 7am on the trail. it was hard. we did intervals of 2 minutes walking and 1 minute running. i have to admit i felt great about an hour after. i'm not giving up on the shred though. i may move up to level 3, as level 2 is KILLING my knees. i think i may be slightly addicted to it. i "shredded" 6 days last week. it must be the pain and soreness that gets me hooked. mmmmm.

last night nory, keith and matt took me out to mars. it was fun to hang out with the boulton's and watch the rest of weed's. tonight matt is taking me out to uchi. haven't been there yet and i am excited!! my wonderful matt also bought me a half day at the lake austin spa. that will come in very handy before the wedding.

ok back to work!