254 PoundsThis week I weighed in at 254.6, down 2.2 pounds this week and closing in on a total of 90 pounds lost. I was struggling with some bad food choices last weekend and on Monday I actually weighed in at 263.2 (up 6.4 pounds in just 2 days!) Fortunately this week was when I had planned to revisit my 5-day cleanse challenge. I hosted a private Facebook group for a small group of people who also wanted to go through the cleanse and shared thoughts and updates each day. It was perfect timing for me and just what I needed to “reset” myself.

5-Day Cleanse Part 2

This week I went through the 5-Day Cleanse again. The only difference between this time and last time is that I used the Slique Shake as a replacement for the Balance Complete shake (which was out of stock.) I also allowed myself to have some of the suggested snacks – raw veggies, nuts, and a rice cake. I love the taste of the Slique Shake and they are very similar nutrition wise. Today is the final day, so I’ll write up more details on my thoughts from this time around next week, but I already know I am in a much better place mentally with food today than I was a week ago.

YL ShakerSlique Shake and NingXia Red

Report Card

I’m tracking 5 key categories that I have learned impact me the most. Here is my report card for this week:

Category Rating Comments
Total Calories Pass My average for the week as a result of the cleanse was 1,905 calories per day against my target of 2,200.
Intermittent Fasting N/A My goal is to fast for 16 hours every day, but I suspended that this week for the cleanse.
Supplements N/A Suspended this week for the cleanse.
Sugar Pass My goal is to average <60g of sugar per day and I averaged 60g this week. These are all natural sugars as part of the fruits in the cleanse.
Exercise N/A Suspended this week for the cleanse.

Weigh In

I weighed in today at 254.6 pounds, down 2.2 pounds from last week (25.8% of my body weight). Here are all the additional details from my iHealth Core wireless scale:

Category Started At Today Total Change Goal
Weight 343.2 lbs 254.6 lbs -88.6 lbs 240 lbs
(NIH suggests 200)
BMI 43.1 32.0 -11.1 <25 
Body Fat 37.0% 26.3% -10.7% <25%
Lean Mass 216.2 lbs


187.6 lbs


-28.6 lbs


76%-82% of weight
Body Water  41.6% 49.6% +8.0% 37%-63% of weight
Muscle Mass 201.0 lbs


177.9 lbs


-23.1 lbs


 >35% of weight
DCI 3799 kcal 2974 kcal -825 kcal n/a
Bone Mass 10.3 lbs 9.0 lbs -1.3 lbs n/a
VFR 20 12 -8 <12 


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