Sunday, June 09, 2013
About 1 1/2 years ago, I decided to start the 17 Day Diet....I did really well, I lost about 55 lbs and I felt wonderful....then I got all cocky and started eating some of the things that I knew in my heart I shouldn't eat. Well 1 lb went on, then 2, then 10, then 20 and now I am sitting with 32 extra lbs back on me and I KNOW I have to get them off.
Exercise has always been an 8 letter word that I never utilized....I figured I could lose the weight without it, I did it before, I can do it again. I don't know why I feel this way. I mean one of my very favourite reality shows is THE BIGGEST LOSER!!!!!!! I am a faithful watcher of that and think OMG, if only I could do that....well, I decided this time that I would incorporate exercise into my diet program.
How is it going? Not great right now....very slow, but it will pick up eventually. I am happy that I am at least doing something and not just sitting around seditary like before.
Is my weight coming off quickly????NOPE, but then I have a sluggish thyroid and take meds for it...well it is more than sluggish, it is non-existant...so that slows my weight loss down. Am I worried? NOPE, I know that if I continue doing what I am doing, it will come off and hopefully stay off (as long as I am mindful of what I am putting in my mouth).
How long do I hope to do this before I get to goal? That is a hard question....I hate putting a time limit on it as if I don't make it in that time, I will be really disappointed and may give up, so I will say....my goal will be attained, when my goal is attained. Right now I am looking to get down below 200lbs and get back to ONEDERLAND once again and to get into the summer clothes that I was wearing last summer. That is my goal for now.
Monday, November 14, 2011
On a day if March, 2011, I decided that enough was enough and it was time to get this tired old, fat self healthy again.
I had watched an episolde of the Doctors and there was this young doctor on there talking about his new diet. The 17 Day Diet.
I thought to myself, "this is just another one of those diets", but continued to watch it for a few weeks until the challenge between
The Doctor's show and Dr. Phil was over. I saw the transformations of those people on that diet, and thought OMG, could I do this????
I wanted to read the book so badly, but when I went on line to check it out, it said that it was only available ON-LINE!!! So that was that.
I don't have a credit card, I couldn't order the book...so I decided to give up on it and maybe try to go back to Weight Watcher's. That always worked for me before...but I don't have a car, so getting to the meetings is a little difficult. The meetings are when I am either working or have a meeting of my own to go to....isn't going to work for me. What to do, what to do, what to do??? So I sat down and ate a bag of potato chips. At this point, I have no idea what my weight was...I just knew that I huffed and puffed going to and from work. I also have COPD, so having
extra weight on me isn't a good thing.
Food comforts me when I am lonely. Food is there for me when I need a friend. Food is my go to thing when I am upset, angry or sad.
Food is my everything. No one is going to take that away from me. And my diet coke....OMG, I need 4 750ml bottles of that stuff a day, at least. I NEED MY FOOD!!!!!!!! I NEED MY DIET COKE!!!!!!!!!! They are all I have when my kids are too busy for me. When I don't have
my best friend to talk to. When I am just down and out and lonely....they are there.
So one day, I got to work a little bit early and was walking through the store, looking for something to eat...hello!! lol. When I walked by
the book section of the store...THERE IT WAS!!!!!!!! The 17 Day Diet Book!!!! I couldn't believe my eyes, so I picked it up, walked to the
back of the store where the Post Office is, put it on the back shelf and punched in to start work. Luckily for me, it was a slow day. I
started thumbing through that book between customers. Every page I turned, I said to myself...I CAN DO THIS!!!!! THIS IS A DOABLE
DIET!!!!!!!. I decided right there and then, to buy that book. I decided right there and then, that on the weekend, I was going to start this
diet. So I bought it. I didn't just buy one copy, I bought 2 copies. I gave one to my oldest daughter...she needed this diet too. She is 30 years old and is where I was about 3 years ago when I was at my highest weight. Breaks my heart to see her like that. So I bought her the
book for Mother's Day...sure it was 2 months away, but I gave it to her early so she could do this with me.
We took pics of ourself on the first day of the diet (April 2/2011) and then after each cycle and we could see a difference...Not only with
the weight, but inches...OMG, I was losing INCHES!!!! I was feeling so on fire for this diet by the end of cycle 3, that I couldn't wait to start
cycle 1 all over again.
By this time, I should say, I had found the 17 Day Diet Team on SparkPeople. This team was amazing. It kept me on Fire!!! They were so
supportive and one day, they asked me to be a co-leader of the team. OMG....I cried like a baby. Ever since, I have been a co-leader. I love the job, I love the team, I love the diet ....STILL!!!!!!
This diet works, but you have to work at it to keep it working. No it isn't a FAD diet. It is a totally new way of life Diet. It is a lifetime PLAN.
A healthy way of eating for the rest of your life.
We have had a couple of people come into our group, who have tried so very hard to sabbatoge it. The group sticks together.
We are all in the same boat. NONE of us are professionals at this. We are just people trying to lose weight and trying our darndest to
love and support others that are doing the same.
I don't think any one of us has ever said in any of our posts that WE the leaders, know what is best for the rest of the team.
We don't profess to know everything. We have read the book, and we have been working our butts off to get results. We only give advice
on what we know and if we don't know it, we give people a website to go to so they can find the answer.
I love this diet. I am proof it works. I could never in my life stick to something for 6 months and lose 46 lbs and feel as excited about it as
I do, if I didn't love it.
It is a healthy diet. One you can continue to follow for the rest of your life.
OK, have I said I LOVE THIS DIET!!!!!! Because it is the truth.
I love my 17 Day Diet Team and Co-Leaders. I am also beginning to love me again!!!
Thank you 17 Day Diet!!!! Thank you Dr. Mike Moreno for coming up with it. I started this diet at 222.6, today Nov 14/11, I weigh 177.2....it works.
Saturday, June 04, 2011
OMG, this has been a long time coming...well not really, I started the 17DD on April 2/11 and I weighed in at 222.6 . I have been hovering around the 200 lb mark for about 2 weeks now and this morning I got on that scale and almost cried. Yup 199.8....I couldn't believe it. I am in ONEderland finally and I do not want to see those 2's again.
I am now on my second time of c1 and I loved it the first time...you know, something new, something that finally works and it is only for 17 days. You can do anything you want for 17 days. Well this time around, I want those 17 days over lol. I am ready for my oatmeal and other things that are added.
I think on my next time around.....and yes there will be a next time around....I am going back to c2 instead of c1.
Maybe I should tell you about my weight loss during these 3 cycles.....cycle 1 - I lost 5 lbs and 5 ", cycle 2 - I lost 7 lbs and about 3".... cycle 3 , I lost another5.2 lbs This time around hasn't finished yet but I am guessing at about maybe 7 lbs again.
To date (not finished c1 yet) my total weight loss is 22.8 lbs. I am totally thrilled with that and looking so forward to losing so much more.
I have a wonderful team in here .... the 17 Day Diet Team is amazing.
The other day they voted me Motivational Member of the Month and then on top of that, they asked me to be a co-leader in the group. I am so honoured and I feel so loved. ~Thank you everyone, I couldn't have done it without you and I mean that from the bottom of my heart~
So far my total weight loss is
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Not too much farther to go before I am in ONEderland. I am so excited.
I have never before felt so good about a "diet" in my entire life and I have been dieting for most of my life. I will never again "die"t. To me the 17 Day Diet is the best thing since (should I even say it) sliced bread.
I started this Journey on April 2/11. I started it at 222.6 lbs. I am now sitting here typing this at 201.6...almost into the 100's again and I can't tell you how long it has been since I have been there.
I am so excited about this plan. I am so excited that I have such a great support group on this site.
If any of you out there haven't heard of this plan or haven't even considered doing this because you think it is another one of those "fad" diets. Then, I urge you to read Dr.Moreno's book or to go into the site , the 17 daydiet.com and look at it. It is a way of healthy eating for the rest of your life.
I was a diet coke junkie. I had atleast 3 or 4 bottles or cans of diet coke in an afternoon. I couldn't go a day without it. I haven't had even a taste of it since I have been on this, and that is since Apr 2/11....Long time to go without. But I don't miss it.
I would never in my life try a VEGGIE BURGER!!!!!! I love them. I probably won,t eat a beef burger again. Well maybe lol. They are allowed on this plan, veggie burgers just have a better taste to me now.
I tried eggplant, Loved it.
What I am trying to say is there are so many foods you can eat on this plan, that it isn't boring at all. It is wonderful.
My next goal is ONEderland...down from the 200's to the 100's. almost there. If it takes me another few days to do it, then it takes me another few days to do it. I WILL get there.
Won't you come join me on my journey? You won;t regret it.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Well, here I am again and this time I am sooooooooooooo motivated to do this. I started the 17DayDiet on April 2/11 and my starting weight was 222.6. Well today I am 3 days away from beginning cycle 3 of the diet and I weight 210.2. I am sooooo excited about this diet. It is the best diet (or lifestyle eating program) I have ever been on and that includes Weight Watchers. If you haven't heard of the diet, go to the 17Day Diet site and check it out. There is a book out called the 17 Day Diet (go figure eh?) and this diet has been on The Dr's show and on Dr. Phil and on Rachel Ray. It is so easy and so do-able. You start Cycle 1 by eating more protein than carbs (but you do get carbs, just not breads yet). Then after 17 days, you go to cycle 2 where more things are added and you eat Cycle 2 foods one day, Cycle 1 foods the next and so on for 17 days. Then you go on to Cycle 3 (which I am sooooooooooo excited about), they add even more food and you do that cycle for 17 days, then go to cycle 4 for 17 days and then if you need to lose more weight, you go back to Cycle 1 and start all over again.
I am not hungry on this plan, I am not craving all the crazy sweet stuff and I am fully satisfied.
On my first cycle, I lost 5 lbs and 5 1/2 inches. So far on Cycle 2 (and I have only 3 days left on it) I have lost another 7 lbs. Not sure about the inches, I will measure on the weekend. It isn't one of those boring salads only diets. Right now I am sitting here eating my lunch of a HUGE salad with Chili topping it. Yes chili and it is delish.
So if you are bored with your regular boring old diet, try this one. Even if you just try it for 17 days, you will see a change.
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