Sasha & Patric & Josh & Camilla Too!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Final Weigh in!

So--now that we have stuffed ourselves on this great Father's Day like gluttonous pigs, I must post our final results of this week long soup diet.

Patric lost 9.8 lbs
Sasha lost 7.4 lbs

My stomach is SO SORE from all the crap I ate today...well, it wasn't all crap, but it was certainly more than I have ate the last week! I can't wait to eat well tomorrow and wash away the sugar that I have eaten today.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sacred Heart Medical Diet - 7

The Final Day! We are finally here. What a long week!

Today - on the menu - Brown rice, unsweetened juice and veggies. Be sure to stuff yourself (not possible) and eat the soup. you can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.

I am out of the soup so I went and bought a vegetable campbells soup. I can't eat the other soup anymore, I think its nasty. Patric likes the soup better than campbells...go figure.

Weight loss -

Patric - down 8.9 lbs
Sasha - down 7.2 lbs

I will probably end up only losing like 8 lbs on this 10-17 my butt! i know its because I haven't eaten enough...I had no energy and no appetite for the food!

Today I filled an order for red velvet cupcakes, and I wanted to make sure they tasted ok. I had to spit the cupcake out so I wouldn't get the calories. What a freakin waste!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sacred Heart Medical Diet - 6

Day 5 kinda sucked too. Basically, this whole diet sucks. The main problem with it is that it doesn't allow for much of a good breakfast food item. I don't want to eat veggies for breakfast and I don't like eating meat that early either.

Today--meat and veggies. You can have 2-3 steaks if you want even. And make sure you eat the soup at least once. I already resolved to not making more soup, so once we are out, thats it. We are going to have to ration the soup.

Weight loss-
Patric - down 7.7 lbs
Sasha - down 6 lbs

I don't know if we will make the 10-17 lb range. Two more full days of this crap. I do have to say, that it is nice to see the scale lower though...and it HAS made me want to continue to eat healthy after I am done. While it is NOT a diet to do forever, it is a good kick start to better eating habits.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sacred Heart Medical Diet - 5

Holy Crap! We are finally at day 5...three more full days left of this diet. Yesterday wasn't bad with all the bananas, but the milk gave me a bad taste in my mouth. Oh well!

Patric didn't lose anything from yesterday to today...ha!

Weightloss -

Patric - down 7.2 lbs
Sasha - down 5.6 lbs

Today is meat and tomatoes day. I mean seriously, who wrote this crap? Yesterday I was chatting with some friends and one, Jody Wild, suggested that I start a blog where I just write about different fad diets I am on at the time. I would have to gain weight and lose over and over again, but then I can tie that into Andersson's Kitchen. Pretty funny huh? I have the willpower to do crazy diets, so it could be a funny thing to do..though it will SUCK!

So..I made chicken last night for us to consume today. I have 12 roma tomatoes all ready to eat! And of course...the soup.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sacred Heart Medical Diet - 4

Day 3 wasn't so bad. I ate a ton of fruit, a few veggies and the soup. People find my willpower to be so great...I guess it is because four people in the same house are doing it. I honestly don't have any cravings. I mean, I could still go for a sandwich or something, but Im not DYING to eat. And I have been without soda for more than a week now.

Day 4 Diet
Eat bananas and skim milk...and dont forget the soup. I dont mind the soup today because as off 3:18, I have only eaten three bananas and probably three cups of skim milk and water. Milk and bananas fill me up pretty good though, so I am not starving.

Weight loss -
Patric - down 7.2 lbs
Sasha - down 4.8 lbs

Of course my husband would lose weight faster...but he also has more to lose, right???

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sacred Heart Medical Diet - 3

So 2 SUCKED! I was weak and starving all day. Veggies and soup is NOT enough to help sustain me. It was nice to have that potato at the end of the day though.

Weight loss -

Patric - down 5 lbs
Sasha - down 3 lbs

Today, the menu is, soup (which I tastes like vomit to me now), veggies and fruit. I think I can handle this. The fruit will be nice to have in the morning and I bought strawberries, grapes, watermelon and pineapple. We also have apples.

I really think this diet is bogus, and the only reason I have lost anything is because I am HUNGRY!
I will not fail on this diet though...even though I have to bake yummy treats from my bakery today to give out to a couple of customers.

Just five more days!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sacred Heart Medical Diet - Day 2

Wow---Day one was hard! I think Day two will be even harder...but day three will be alright.

Day two -
All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh, raw, cooked or canned vegetables. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas and corn. Eat veggies along with soup. At dinnertime tonight, reward yourself with a big baked potato and butter. Don't eat any fruits through today.


Weightloss -

Patric - down 3.2
Sasha - down 2.0

I actually made it to the gym and Patric is out riding his bike with Josh strapped in on I am sure he is getting a good work out too!

I felt good this morning. Last night I thought I was going to eat my arm! TMI warning---so far I am the only one with any change in bowel movements...but it could be because my body isn't used to eating so much fruit! I ate basically a half of a watermelon by myself yesterday, an apple, grapes, strawberries and soup!

Just 6 more days!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sacred Heart Medical Diet???


I heard Brad and Kami talking about some soup diet and whether they were going to do it or not. I was like, what is this diet you are referring to? They gave me a sheet with the info on it and I ran upstairs to chat with Patric. Patric was all for it, and so we decided to do this crazy diet for a week.

Now--I have googled this diet and it is not endorsed by Sacred Heart or anything like has been a diet that has been passed around since the 80s. It used to be the Cabbage soup diet (thank goodness the cabbage is no longer in the sure would get smelly around here!) and it has other names to it as well.

Well---the more I read, the more skeptical I was to whether we should even TRY to do this "diet". It is TRULY a fad diet because there is absolutely NO WAY to sustain this diet. But---it is a way to get us off of the crap we have been eating and on our way to a healthier lifestyle...which is what I have been BEGGING Patric to do for the last like three years.

So--we started the diet today.

Day 1 - Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and Watermelons are lower in calories than most fruits. Eat only soup and fruits today.

The Soup is -

1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
3 large green onions
1 large can of beef broth
1 bunch of celery
2 cans of green beans
2 lbs of carrots
2 green peppers

Season with salt, pepper, curry, boillon or hot or worchestershire sauce. Cut veggies in small to medium pieces. cover with water. Boil fast for 10 minutes. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook until veggies are tender.

For drinks -
Unsweetened Juices
Cranberry Juice
Skim Milk

This diet claims you can lose 10-17 lbs in one week. So--while I am skeptical on how long we will last on would be nice to lose 10 lbs and hopefully get our eating habits under wraps. Or...I can just say this is a mind game that I am playing. It is a way for me to see if I have any willpower!! I had a lot more willpower from October 2008-August 2009. I do miss the way I felt back it is my desire that this diet with help me gain control of something in my life (my eating), and hopefully I will be able to keep a low cal diet after it is done.

Is it ridiculous? Probably...but it is fun to put ourselves through this for a week. I will write each day what we are able to eat, plus our weight loss numbers each day this week. This is TOTALLY a blog worthy type of thing to do!


Friday, June 10, 2011

New hair cut and Andersson's Kitchen!

This week brought some changes! I chopped my hair off, for one! Sometimes I just need a change, and I was thinking about this change for about two months. Patric likes my hair long, but he understood that I needed I did it. We discussed where I should go. The last few times I have gone to hair cuttery it has been a bad experience. You get what you paid for right? Patric thought I should go to a nicer place, but in the end, I went back to what I know...I guess I live on the wild side! I walked into Hair Cuttery with a picture of a style I wanted and asked the person who greeted me if there was someone there that could take my hair, which was currently down and still wet from my shower (seriously, with 100 degree weather, I am NOT running the hair dryer) from what it was, to the picture I had with me. The lady pointed to another person who was finishing up a cut. I thought that it was great that she didn't say she could do it and then destroy my hair. I felt comfortable with who she pointed to and said I would be back. I had to go into Target to pick up some junk that I forgot to buy the previous day I was at Target...I swear I could live at Target.

Anyway--I go back and Lindsay, who doesn't have set hours at Hair Cuttery, chopped my hair off. She did an AWESOME job...especially because she wasn't cocky about her cutting style. I liked that...she asked me how I liked it while she was cutting...asked for input if I wanted her to fix anything etc. I am VERY pleased with the cut. I will have to take a good picture of it when I have actually done it nice and upload on this post.

Then--today, we FINALLY had our inspection for Andersson's Kitchen.

We PASSED!!! Hooray! I feel like now I can finally get the word out, since we wanted to make sure we had all our ducks in a row before taking this on. Remember, we have big big goals means you have to get all the paperwork done in the very beginning (am I an accountant or what???).

We already have our first official order in as well. I have filled a few orders for my mom = ) but this is not my mom! I am grateful for any and all support from my friends and family surrounding this business. Patric and I really believe and have worked hard to make our products the way they are and also getting all the paperwork completed etc to make this happen. It is our desire to get Patric moved into this full time soon enough so he can stop being belittle by his boss. It will be a huge leap when we finally get him out of that situation, but it will be worth it to be with my husband all the time...because that is also a desire we have for each other. Patric is my soul mate and I ache for him when I am not with him and it has been our desire for about two years to work side by side.

Anyway---that is all for now!