Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Lemonade Diet

Brett has been doing something called "The Lemonade Diet" for eight days now. He has been suffering from ulcers and has been wanting to cut some pounds, so he started this diet, which is supposed to help with both. Brett constantly reminds me that is it a "cleanse" not a weight loss diet, but all he talks about is the weight that he has lost. He is down 16 pounds already and still has a couple of days left. He is at an all time low for our marriage. He also is not having pain from the ulcers, which is huge because he took two different kinds of medications that didn't seem to help. He is getting a little sick of drinking lemonade. So I know what you are thinking, "I could drink lemonade for 10 days", but it isn't exactly lemonade. For each cup of water he puts two tablespoons fresh squeezed lemonade and lime juice, two tablespoons grade B maple syrup (not your sweet breakfast syrup), and a dash of cayenne pepper. It has been amazing for him and he loves how he feels on it. I was really skeptical about the whole thing, but even he if gains all the weight back, I am excited he did it just to get rid of the ulcers. Way to stick with it Brett, I am proud of you!

4 comments:

Kristyn said...

Wow, he is stalwart. I have to admit that sounds just awful. Cayenne pepper? Brett is seriously so great - determined, and always happy. I love that all he talks about is the weight loss even if it requires drinking sludge. And the tent night looked like so much fun! It's the rare times like that that I so look forward to when Thacker is bigger and can talk, camp in the living room, all those things. Way to be creative with the kids!

Brooke & Aaron said...

You are such cool parents. When our kids are teenagers they'll all want to hang out at your house because it is always so fun. I wish I had as much energy as you two. And congrats to Brett on losing weight. I didn't know he needed to lose any. Sounds like its worked out though and I'm glad he feels good.

Higham Inc. said...

Looking slim Brett!

Austin Baillio said...

I gotta say - dedication, dedication, dedication! We aren't as strong as Brett was - we faltered on our South Beach Diet just a little. We are trying to stay with it though. I definitely felt better when I was eating healthy and exercising...who would have thought?!!

Kudos Brett!