Apple Cider Vinegar…. medicinal purposes… maybe!

I totally think Apple Cider Vinegar a.k.a ACV (the Raw – unfiltered kind)  is the Cure for everything (or at least a bunch of things).   On Friday I had the starting of a sore throat.  I read on this blog I follow  Little Home in the Country that at the first sign of a sore throat –>  Take 2 tbsp of ACV in 4oz of water and chug it.  Do this every 30 mins until symptoms are gone.  I did this 3 times (the 3rd just to be safe!)  viola sore throat gone.

I am researching other aspect of it to see what it can help with.


It’s been 9 days!

It’s been 9 days on Medifast.  It has been a hard journey for me (Marco).   The food is OK — nothing to run out and get to be honest but it’s doable (avoid the Mac&Cheese at all cost).    I lost 6.4 pounds in these last 9 days.   I am excited about that.

My problem is that I don’t know if it’s giving me enough calories to basically function.    I was doing fine while I was at work – just sitting there working at my desk.  I would come home for my Lean and Green meal.   No problem.   My BS #’s seem steady and slowly lowering but overall I was OK.   My problem started on the weekend!!!!   I was not stationary.   I was not immobile.   I was up.  I was out.   I was doing things.   I walk walking around.   I felt like crude.  I looked like a ghost and the people I was with were concerned.  Yes I was eating all my food.  I was drinking all my water.   I WASN’T HUNGRY.   I just felt like my limbs were jello and my mind was in a fog. 

I just barely made it through the weekend.    Monday came and I was OK again — I’ve contacted my Coach and she suggested more protein and veggies and another shake.  (Not sure I want the other shake but I am ok with adding some protein and veggies at lunch.   I tried this on Tuesday and Wednesday… I seem to have  more energy but I only lost 0.4 pounds – that doesn’t really make me happy.  I know a lost is a lost but I can still be unhappy at the speed.   

Yesterday I had a dinner at PF Chang… I am not worrying about what I ate.  I was smart – no rice just the meat with veggies.  Lettuce Wraps were the bomb.     I started Medifast on plan again today.  My goal is to follow it 100% M-F and on the weekends incorporate a protein into breakfast or lunch.  Hopefully by doing that I will have more energy to get me through. 

Still 6.4 in 9 days….only 30 more to go!


30 day CGR Plank Challenge.

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30 Day CrazyGirls Run  Plank Challenge

We have decided that we are going to start the PLANK challenge –  yes on a Friday.   Start when you decided to do it.  Don’t be OCD and figure you have to start at the begining of a month or a Monday  chances are you will not start at all.  I know that has been my problem in the past.   

So tonight it begins…. 30 days of Planks.   

Ok that being said…. We maybe crazy but we know not all people including US are at fitness levels where we will be able to do this exactly the way listed. That is OK! 

If your not (suspecting that maybe me at some point in the challenge) just record your time.   The key is to make sure that you increase your duration.   If I can’t handle the time given I intend to shoot for 5 seconds longer then the previous day when there is an increase. i.e.   2 min to 2.5 min increase  – I can’t do 2.5  — I will shoot for 2 mins 5 seconds minimum

Ok one more thing…. there are many ways to do a plank. Just google yoga plank.   

Here are a couple of images I found. 

This is the easiest full High Plank from personal experience. — from www. 

This is the harder one.  Low plank – it works your core (abs better) so the google research has said.   I know from experience it is harder. 

 Here is some refinement photos of the low plank.   Along with a Half low plank that is easier on you.  from 

ONCE AGAIN…  GOOGLE  Yoga PLank and do your research so you can find the plank poise that works the best for you.    

Please note the above is just my opinion and thoughts.. I am not a yoga master or an expert in anything at all.   

Have fun but remember if you hurt stop!!!!