Its the morning of day 3 and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised at my dedication to the Dherbs program. I stepped on the scale to find I am 7lbs DOWN! This is the encouragement I needed to continue on this journey. God has given me the amazing strength to bypass my biggest weaknesses, SUGAR & CARBS! I have not endured any real hunger as I am able to eat as many fruit and veggies as desired. I have NEVER eaten tomatoes, since vegetables were never on my A list! Ive found them easy to eat and not just easy, but I actually enjoy them!
I feel great!! ...
I have just finished my charcoal water and approached the closing of day 1. I must say, this was not as bad as I expected. My first time feeling hungry was at 9pm and it was satisfied with a hand full of pumpkin seeds. If I could do anything differently, it would be ordering the liquid cleanse instead of the capsules. The capsules seem to be hard to swallow during the first and last dose. I am excited to feel like what should have been the hardest day, is now over. Goodnight! ...
Today is my first day of the 20day full body cleanse. Just like many of you, I debated whether or not to commit to the product. One thing I was committed to was at least 3 double cheeseburgers/week from McDonalds!! Those have been my weakness for a very long time. I have gone through a series of unfortunate events throughout the summer, one of which includes resigning from my very well paid career. Therefore, I was not sure if DHerbs would fit into my budget as of now. With my stress levels & weight going up - my checking account & energy going down, I decided that NOW WAS THE TIME! So, today I start a new journey. I give up McDonalds, I give up sweets, I give up artificial flavors, I give up dirty eating & most of all I TAKE BACK my life.
I look forward to what this journey has to offer and I am dedicating myself to blogging daily about my moods and results as an effort towards accountability. ...
MEET KEVIN BLACK Kevin Black began his career as a roadie for Run-DMC, where eventually he was promoted to Tour Manager. Gifted with an innate sense of what could be hot and what could not, Black became the hottest radio DJ on the West Coast. In 1987, Black became the National Promotions Director at Death Row Records. He then moved to EMI Records, A&M Records asthe National Director of Promotions. After leaving EMI, Black has carried such titles as Vice President of Urban Music at Virgin Records, Senior Vice President of TWISM RECORDS, Vice President of Rap Marketing and Promotions at Interscope Records, and served as a top level executive at Warner Brothers Music. Black has appeared on numerous television series and has affiliations with many of the world’s top artist including Prince, Janet Jackson, Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Black Eyed Peas, Mary J, Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Gwen Stefani among many others. Kevin lives by his personal creed: “Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready.” Currently, Black is the president and CEO of his own Promotion/Marketing/Management firm U CAN FLY HOLDINGS and is on the precipice of an exciting new chapter in his professional life. THE WEIGHT LOSS Kevin ...
The Skin I Live In :
The Sh*t Burgers Will Make You Do!
What do you get when you cross a McDonald’s drive thru, a late night taco spot and a 24 hours Rally Burger? Baaaaaaabi! Let me tell you! An episode of magnanimous proportion! Oh! Tonight…was no F’ing joke. Fits, fights and a whole damn break down. Found myself in a corner parking lot having to pull it together!!!
Oh, I can laugh now, but at the time, I truly felt that life had something against me. There I was, on the Battle Field as Ms. Sparks (Jordan) would say. Warring with myself, fed up with shrubbery and nuts and berries- and ready to cut any brave food attendant who would suggest that I order a salad. I mean it was an all out War! I wish I were playing. I do, truly. But I’m so serious. Here I am, Day 18 of my full-body cleanse; forward thinking, working-out and hell, even encouraging people. Hhm, thought I had this thing down packed…lol. That’s a lie! Or is it.
Wrote a song `bout it, like to hear it, here it go!
I pulled into the McDonald’s ready to order- I was gonna have a few ...
The Skin I Live In - Day 11:
Emotional EatingEmpty, Worthless, Tired, and Weak; unfortunately this is how I’m feeling tonight. I’m lonely and uncovered and seeking something bigger, greater and fuller than my understanding. I wish I could say that the feeling is about a plate or some rich food I wish I could eat, but it’s not. I’m feeling this way, I believe because I’m transitioning into a space that I’ve never been in before, something I’ve never seen. But isn’t this space the place of new-birth? A place of surrender, no strength, no masks, desperate for the fullness of a new life in the exact space that was designed specifically for Me.
I’m hungry to feast on the vision poured into me while I sleep. I‘ve heard it said that God is never far away and is always waiting on you, but in which direction are you tonight God? I decided to write not because of my blog schedule, but because I’m fed up with finding myself emotionally eating when I feel this hole of a space. I’m angry with the thoughts of being content with whatever disastrous, destroying thoughts that I’ve had in the last 20 minutes. I’m ...
The Way You Look Tonight
Back in 2008 before I started my weight loss journey
I’m sitting here on the side of my bed with a full heart. I guess when I started this weight loss journey I hadn’t considered how many people may be feeling just like me, or how I felt before I started. Look, I have no secret weapons; I have no tricks or lies to give you. I’m a 35-year-old man who just wants to see life longer. I read a couple comments posted to my blog and I began to weep, not because their stories are sad, but because I’m in awe of how God can and will use you once you let down your own guard.
I wasn’t raised in a church, I don’t have a deacon or entitlement Jesus-Pin attached to the hem of any of my garments. I’m just a guy that He’s shown favor and love to time and time again, loving me in to a place of trusting Him. I get it, you know God and His power and all that He’s done, but for some, they’ll only know Him because of you and how you move around. I wish I could say ...
I'd Rather Have A Mood Swing Than Swing On You
Just another day in LA; Gym, rehearsal, studio and filming… sounds like fun, I know; but having a to do all of that and balance your blood sugar can be a task. Preparation is my new thing. I’m not so disciplined, and if I’m honest…I’m not disciplined at All, lol. I’m getting the hang of it though. Nightly I set up my supplement pocket case, I prepare my breakfast smoothie and try to plan out what I’ll eat for lunch and dinner the next day. Sounds like a lot but not really when you know that your blood sugar levels affect your mood and energy. I just like to have it set up so I don’t go off.
I know I talk about attitude and mood a lot, but it seems that those are two factors that often send people off track, ultimately making them quit on themselves. Nope, I haven’t had one thought of quitting though I have had a moment or two of “bleep this bleep! Lol. Not the same as quitting for me. Getting a lil huff actually steams me into a place of submission. I’m a firm believer ...
Abraham McDonald Day 8Monday morning, up and at uhm! It’s a beautiful Cali day, feeling good in my hood. It’s funny the things you learn about yourself when your daily rituals change. And I mean you learn fast too! I’m not so nice when I’m really hungry. Lol.
For years I’ve been able to work the entire day without any grumbles or hunger pains, no fussing or fighting; but now when I’m hungry the boxing gloves come out. At first I thought I was imagining things; “I couldn’t be This upset over who moved the spoon” kind of thing, but as it turns out, as a T2D (Type II Diabetic) one of the most frequented emotional tangents is anger when hungry or blood sugar is low.
Who would have thought that not having some applesauce could make a person go Postal? Well, like I’ve been saying, it’s an everyday learning experience. When I got rid of the dairy and meet, poultry etc and foods cooked at high temperatures I hadn’t realized how my mood would be connected to my eating habits and food choices. Nevertheless, I’m getting a grip. Really! I’m adding more foods that would not otherwise make the weekly grocery ...
ABRAHAM MCDONALD Weekend WarriorS a t u r d a y
Dried fruit ?
Distilled Water ?
Good attitude ?
Merge Summit 2012 with Niecy Nash and the cast of TV Lands The Soul Man,
Guest performer for the 2012 She Cares Foundation Celebrity Basketball Game
Song Writing Session with Wendy Parr
Jam Session with John Morayniss
A good attitude and keeping busy is unquestionably what kept me afloat this weekend as I balanced my new diet plan. Having a support system, whether its one or two people is going to be a saving grace for you also…trust me, it has definitely been that for me.
I woke up Saturday morning excited because I’d made it to Saturday without compromising my decision to change. I thought to myself this Type II Diabetes is gonna get its tail whooped one way or another! I’m armed with my DHERBS cleanse, exercise and a support team around me. Winning isn’t easy and it sure as hell feels like something in the process, ya know? I had put things in order and felt victorious, hopeful that I could do this, that I can win therefore making the difference in my life and adding years to it. Again, there I ...