Don’t tell my wife…
I’m in the dog house for sure!!!
We are doing one of her detox cleanses for 10 days. Maybe more days than 10. We started Monday. I’m down 11 pounds so far and really feel good.
Doreen is all about the health benefits and doesn’t encourage the weight loss aspect. For her it’s all about detoxing physically, emotionally and de-stressing and enhancing our relationship with Jesus…. so she banned me from weighing myself. I cheated. I cheat every morning and weigh in. Look… I wrestled all the way thru school and into college. I’m gunna weigh in each morning… and maybe at night after I shower before bed. Look… I use the numbers on the scale to help keep me motivated. Doreen will say that jumping on the scale can get you frustrated if you are not seeing the weight loss you secretly have in the back of your mind and lose track of the truly important thing and that is getting healthier.
For me… it’s just a natural thing to do… weigh in’s! I Lost 3 pounds on day one. Lost another 3 on day two… lost another 3 on day 3 and just two more pounds so far. I will probably lose another 10 more.
If you are adding… that makes 11 pounds in 5 days. So with my wife’s detox, I get to eat amazing gourmet foods like this stuffed bell pepper. Don’t know what the filling is but it tastes like meat. She also made these delicious kale wraps with wild huckleberry sauce for tonight. I can’t wait to try them too.
Love this kind of weight loss program… I mean… detox program to get healthy, emotionally clear, detox stress, chill and also it is a type of fast that helps me to get tuned in spiritually in my relationship with Jesus.
Lastly, I want to share her two little secrets that keep me from snoring.
Yup… stopped snoring on Monday night. I sleep better too. Doreen would comment and say that I am making it all about me and not that it should be about her as I am the one keeping her up at night while I snore away. FYI… she is sleeping better because I’m not snoring.
Bottom line is when I don’t eat past 7: pm and stay off the foods that cause me inflammation I don’t snore. Sometimes it is hard to resist some of those amazing great tasting foods that are not so great for you like breads, pastas and processed snacks. When I eat like crap, I get that bloated feeling even when I don’t eat very much and my body feels out of balanced. When I don’t eat right I also get heartburn at night when I lay down in the bed. At times I have felt like a fire-breathing dragon having to pop Tums and Zantac 150’s or say hello to Larry the Cable Guy and Get R Done with Prilosec OTC.
Doreen hates those remedies especially the TUMS and says all that aluminum can come back to mess with me later in life with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
With that said, I have two sets of solutions for snoring and heartburn at night.
- I can either eat right and detox every 3 months which keeps my cholesterol down, snoring in check and zero heartburn because my body is more in balance and less acidic. Also, it helps me to keep my weight in the 175lbs to 180lbs range. If I don’t eat clean and do a detox every 3 months, I can blow up easily to over 200lbs. I am a short guy at 5’ 6” and an extra 25 pounds really makes a difference.
- If I choose to eat like crap… Doreen ordered me one of those mouthpieces to wear at night to keep me from snoring. Hang on… it probably isn’t the one you are thinking of. This one looks like a big pacifier sticking out of your mouth. It actually acts as a suction device and pulls your tongue forward. It takes some time to get used to it as the end of your tongue can get a little sore. I don’t really like it. But… it works. It is 100% better than the other ones you see on late-night TV. I have used the ones that move the lower jaw forward to open up the air pathway but I can still snore through it. I found that one to also make my bite off kilter for an hour or two after I wake up in the morning. The other suction one for the tongue does not mess with your teeth and bite. It is also a lot more effective and will keep you from snoring … so my wife tells me.
I’m keeping it real. 11 pounds in 5 days and stopped snoring on day one and mouthpiece free at night.
Please keep the cheating thing just between us! 😉 Thx!
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