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Day 15 of the 17 day diet

Monday, August 15, 2011

Here we are coming up to the home stretch. I've already hit my goal and I'm just trying to get another pound or two to give me some wiggle room while I'm up camping. I maintained today but I'm not upset about it. My body has been through a lot! I hope my body appreciates all of the salmon I've been eating. Salmon...tons of broccoli this week... salads galore....stuff thats so good for me! Can't say I feel any different on the outside, but I'm sure my insides feel different! Hopefully I've got my triglycerides heading for the hills!

So, this might be my last blog about my diet. My darling husband might be coming home a day early (TOMORROW!) instead of Wednesday so we'll be super busy getting ready for our trip. He's really cutting it close! I'm really excited to see him. He has no idea how much I've lost. He knows I've been on the diet though so he's probably suspecting. I hope he can see a difference. And not just the "I'm being polite because I know you've been on a diet and I really should tell you that you look thinner" - but really sees a difference. He's pretty good at honest praise so I'll take his word for it. Well....I've got a huge craving for something sweet so I'm going to head to bed to try to ignore it.

Until tomorrow!

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LOUIETHE1 8/16/2011 11:25AM

    I'll miss your blogs but have fun with your DH and camping, I'm very jealous.

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SHARONSPARKLE 8/16/2011 9:02AM

    Well, enjoy your husband's return and I'm pretty sure he's going to notice! Just try to maintain while you're on your trip and remember your body is going to react like a sponge to all the food you put in your mouth - so be careful 'cause you don't want to put all your work to waste.

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ALICIAINBOSTON 8/15/2011 10:51PM

  How much did you lose? What was your favorite part of the 17-day diet? I'm interested in looking into it but would like a little more information. I know you're busy right now but later after things slow down and you're in a place where you have some time, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks and congrats!

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Day 14 of the 17 day diet

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Haha... I just realized that my last blog title was "Day 13 of the 12 day diet". I guess I'm done! Nah.....I'm still going. I just realized though. I'm leaving for camping on day 17. That means, I'm really only doing 16 days....I guess that's ok....since I made my goal today!!!!



11 pounds gone!

I dont' think I've been at this weight at all this year. I'm really excited. Excited and scared. Scared about camping. The last thing I want to do is go camping and stay on this restrictive diet, but at the same time....I'd really hate to come back and gain back all that I've lost. I'm hoping that's NOT going to happen. Moderation I guess...no hog wild days.

So, does the diet work? Basically what I'm asking is, does this food combination promote more weight loss than a diet with different food and similar calorie counts? Normall I'd say no. If I'm eating an average of 1000 calories a day on the 17 day diet and another person ate 1000 calories of McDonalds (wouldn't get much!), I'd say we'd lose the same amount of weight. But I'm not so sure now.... I dont' know what it is. I seem to be shedding pounds much more quickly than I've ever done. Silly - but when I eat Salmon, I seem to have a better time on the scale. I'm going to come back from camping and start phase 2. This time its going to be much more tough because hubby will be home. We are SOOOO bad for each other. I can't wait for him to see me though! I hope he can see a difference. He'll be pretty amazed to hear I've lost 11 pounds! Maybe more... who knows. I'm not going to get my hopes up. If I can maintain for the next 2 days I'll still be happy as a clam. (where did that saying come from? Who decided clams are happy?)

Well, off to bed. The journey is almost done! Until tomorrow...

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SHARONSPARKLE 8/15/2011 9:53AM

    I am so happy for you! It will be difficult to behave while camping but just keep reminding yourself that you don't want to gain any of your weight back after working so hard. It can be done and then you can move on to Phase 2. Congrats on the 11 lb loss. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOUIETHE1 8/15/2011 12:33AM

    So are you going to surprise your DH with your weight lose or have you been updating him all long?

By the way, you ROCK!! emoticon

Keep up the great work and like you said, moderation on your camping trip.

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Day 13 of the 12 day diet

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ah....well... another day down. And guess what?? I lost another 1.5 pounds! Yippee! I haven't been this weight in a long time. Only 1.5 more and I'm at my goal (for this diet that is...)! I'm very excited. I even went to the movie theater and DIDN'T get popcorn and DIDN'T die! It was close though - the woman next to me had a HUGE tub and I kept thinking...she won't mind if I sneak a few kernels.....but I didn't. I just thought....hooowee! She is going to have a ton of water retention tomorrow! I also ate at our favorite chicken wing place (I love it because #1, they bake their wings and #2, they have boneless wings which are just pieces of chicken breast.). I ate the salad (no cheese, no croutons) with the boneless wings on top. It was ok...I really wanted the ranch dressing but oh well. And watching everyone slug down their frosty beers was killing me. The waiter even asked, "What's wrong? Why aren't you drinking??" Jeeze - we are in Utah - there are plenty of non-drinkers. I guess he noticed me looking longingly at everyone else. Well, we are having a dust storm here tonight for some reason. I guess I'm going to curl up in bed and finish my book. Goodnight and wish me luck tomorrow!!

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SHARONSPARKLE 8/14/2011 9:24AM

    Rock on! You're doing it and succeeding. I had a beer for you yesterday and it really wasn't THAT good!

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Day 12 of the 17 day diet

Friday, August 12, 2011

Well....blah...blah...blah....drank some kefir, ate some egg beaters, grapefruit, salmon, chicken breast...you've heard it all. Nothing new today. I'm getting double the exercise with my dog visitor. Thats nice. No more growling at night which is good. I'm going to the movies tomorrow with some friends. Hmmm... movies with no popcorn, no soda, no red vines. This could be recipe for disaster! I'll make it through. Maybe I'll sneak in some kefir! Heheheh!
So as I predicted, I maintained my weight today. Bummer...my body really doesn't want to give up any more. We'll be patient and see if it happens. Three more pounds! Thats all I want! (Oh, I'll take more...)

Cross your fingers for a loss.... till tomorrow....

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MLVASQUEZ 8/25/2011 12:23PM

    My friend used to sneak turkey burgers and apples to snack on into the movies :)

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LOUIETHE1 8/13/2011 1:09PM

    Keep it up! Just a little more to go. I can't believe you are doing it! You are awesome.

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SHARONSPARKLE 8/13/2011 11:47AM

    I have my fingers and toes crossed for you! You are being so good that scale had better reward you!

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Day 11 of the 17 day diet

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I would give my first born child for a cherry coke zero and a grande nachos from taco bell. WHY DOES MY BODY CRAVE JUNK???? I was just not in the mood for eating today. Everything I have is getting BORING. I crave change and new and different things! I can't seem to get satisfied! I ate chicken tonight and steamed up a bushel of zucchini, crooknecks and asparagus. I stuffed myself with the whole thing. Take that! Like it! Got a bunch of extra exercise today with 2 dog walks in addition to my 60min on the treadmill. That was nice.

But wait...I haven't told you the good news! I'm down one more pound! Only 3 to go! I can do 3 pounds in 6 days - piece of cake! (Mmmm...cake....) Must keep going...must not give up. This will be worth it!

Lastly - I read up on the second phase of the diet. I'm not really excited about it. My next 17 days will be just like the first, only every other day I get 2 servings of a pre-determined starch. I groaned the whole time I was reading it. But....I'm going to do it. After camping, I'll need to do something to get back on track! Oh - another add-on to the second phase...I get to eat lean pork and beef. Thats good - also shellfish. Sorry to say, I've been eating shellfish...well, fake crab which is not really shellfish and shrimp. I like to make my own rules.....

On a non- diet note - the dog I'm babysitting, Kiarra, woke me up in the middle of the night last night. She was in the livingroom growling like she was going to kill someone. I called her in to the bedroom to see what was wrong and she just went back out and kept growling. Scared me to death! I thought for sure someone had broken in to my house. So, despite the fact that I have a security system, I was prowling around my house in my nightie with my .38mm in my hand like some sort of dork. Once I saw no one was around I couldn't get back to sleep for a while. Dang it! Having kids again is rough!

So - hears hoping for another loss tomorrow. I'm feeling like it will be another maintain....just a premonition.....

Good night and good luck!

(PS - I do not have children so don't worry - I won't be selling them for fast food. :D)

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SHARONSPARKLE 8/11/2011 10:17PM

    I have to say I'm impressed you are sticking with it. I am starting to have my doubts as to whether I can be that good. Last fall I went on Atkins and lost almost 40 lbs and went off as it was so restrictive but to be honest it sounds easier than this diet.

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