Friday, April 24, 2009

Diet Update

So, I started this Sacred Heart Medical Diet on Monday. I knew it was going to be tough, but I'm slowly working my way through it. I foolishly forgot to weigh myself before I started, so I'm not going to be able to give you a total weight loss report, but, oh well.

Day 1: I was able to eat all the soup and fruits I wanted. This was an easy day because I love me some fruit. I had honeydew, cantaloupe, grapes, and grapefruit. The soup was pretty good for vegetable would have been better with some ground beef, but still good, nonetheless.

Day 2: I was able to eat soup and veggies today. Not as good as yesterday, but still doable. I had baby carrots for breakfast and throughout the day. I bought a mixed vegetable steamer bag to have with my soup at lunch, and also had one with my soup at dinner. Really missing my meat.

Day 3: Soup, fruit, and veggies this day! I was so glad to have my fruit back! I had everything I had on Day 1, plus some blackberries and pineapple. This diet is getting harder and harder. I'm finding it more difficult to make my family dinner at night, because I want to be able to eat some of it so bad. I stole a small bit of Addison's ground beef.....I'm not happy about it. Getting sick of that soup. I weighed myself at work this day, and will weigh again Day 4.

Day 4: I had an OK day today. I was able to have soup, bananas, and all the skim milk I could drink. I like bananas, but I'm not a big milk drinker. In fact, I don't think I've ever had any skim milk before this day. I had a banana for breakfast, and soup and a banana for lunch. I brought a thermos full of skim milk to work and drank on it all day (not bad, I might add). For dinner I had soup and a banana. I am starting to wonder if maybe you are supposed to become so sick of the soup that you would rather go hungry than eat it. Is that the whole point of this diet? I seems it could be so. I had put some milk and banana slices in the freezer after work and made an after dinner smoothie with it. It was awesome! I have lost 2 lbs since yesterday!

So far this diet has been very difficult, and it is only going to get more so. I have a challenge ahead of me on Saturday. We are going to Germanfest in Muenster, so it's going to be hard not to cheat. Luckily for me, that is the day I can have all the beef and veggies I want, so I will be able to eat some of the food there. I will post another update later today detailing Day 5....I will go ahead and let you know that I have lost another 2 1/2 1bs since yesterday!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sacred Heart Diet

This is the diet that I am currently on (today is Day Four for me). I will post updates sometime tonight.

Sacred Heart Medical Diet
This 7-day eating plan can be used as often as you like. If correctly followed, it will clean out your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. After only 7 days of this process, you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10 pounds and possibly 17 pounds, and experience an abundance of energy.

· 1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
· 3 plus large green onions
· 1 large can of beef broth (no fat)
· 1 pkg. Lipton Soup mix (chicken noodle)
· 1 bunch of celery
· 2 cans green beans
· 2 lbs. Carrots
· 2 Green Peppers

Season with salt, pepper curry, parsley, if desired, or bouillon, hot or Worcestershire 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.

This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry during the week. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want. This soup will not add calories. The more you eat, the more you will lose. You may want to fill a thermos in the morning if you will be away during the day.

· Unsweetened juices
· Tea (also herbal)
· Coffee
· Cranberry juice
· Skim milk
· Water, water, water

Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today.

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

Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato. If you have eaten as above for three days and not cheated, you should find that you have lost 5-7 pounds.

Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates, as is the milk but on this particular day, your body will need the potassium and carbs. Proteins and calcium to lessen the cravings for sweets.

Beef and tomatoes: you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 tomatoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once today.

Beef and veggies, eat to your heart's content of the beef and veggies today. You can even have 2-3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.

Day Seven
Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies, again, be sure to stuff yourself and eat the soup. You can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.

By the end of the 7th day, if you have not cheated on this diet, you should have lost 10 to 17 pounds. If you have lost more than 17 pounds, stay off the diet for two days before resuming the diet again.

This diet is fast. The secret lies within the principle that you will burn more calories than you take in. It will flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. This diet does not lend itself to drinking any alcoholic beverages at any time. Because of the fat build-up in your system. Go off the diet at least 14 hours before any intake of alcohol.
Due to the variety of digestive systems in individuals, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three, you will have more energy than when you began, if you do not cheat. After being on the diet for several days, you will find that your bowel movements have changed. Eat a cup of bran or fiber. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find that you don't need caffeine after the third day.

The basic fat burning soup can be eaten anytime you feel hungry during the seven days. Eat as much as you wish. Remember the more you eat, the more you will lose. You can eat broiled, boiled or baked chicken instead of the beef. Absolutely no skin on the chicken. If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef on only one of the beef days. You need the high protein in the beef for the other days.
Continue on the diet as long as you wish and feel the difference both mentally and physically.

No bread, alcohol, carbonated drinks (including diet drinks). Remember, absolutely no fried foods.

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Drink plenty - at least 6 to 8 glasses - of water a day, as well as any combination of the following beverages: black coffee, unsweetened fruit drinks, cranberry juice and skim milk.
This diet comes from the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital that is used for overweight heart patients in order to lose weight rapidly, usually prior to surgery.

Friday, April 3, 2009


I love this owl mug! It is totally my style, and it would be perfect for sipping your coffee on a Saturday morning. I'm excited by the fact that it looks totally vintage, but it isn't. I am so weird. You can check out this mug and a bunch of other items that I would also like to own at