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    SHERILEEAZ   24,255
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The 17 Day Diet - Cycle 1 - Day 15

Monday, April 04, 2011

I'm a bit behind with blogging about the first cycle of this diet. Each day I eat pretty much the same foods so I didn't feel it was necessary to post each days menu. Mainly I eat yogurt, fruit, eggs and soup. It gets a bit boring but I am losing the weight so that's fine! Thursday morning I weigh in for the final weight loss for the first 17 days. I don't think it will be 10# but I'll be happy with over 6#. As long as I keep losing, it's all good!

This Thursday I start Cycle 2 for 17 days. It alternates between cycle 1 for odd days and cycle 2 foods on even days. This is to help re-introduce carbs and starches.

What I've learned so far:

***Eat fruits (carbs) before 2 pm
***Eat starches before 2 pm
***Make greek style yogurt a part of my day every day
***Exercise no matter what!
***Drink lots and lots of green tea
***Do this diet with friends and family to keep motivated
***Keep mantras handy for tough days when I miss carbs, or when I'm ready to give up.

Some of mine are:
"It's only 17 days out of my life, I can do this."
"Too much of a good thing is bad for me"
"Keep it simple"

I feel this diet is worth it. It takes some planning. I wish he had a journal to go along with the book.

I'm happy that it's true that "What goes up, must come down!" LOL!! Including my weight!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LILHOBBIT29 4/6/2011 1:22AM

    Well done Sheri!!
your really following this to the "T" n the results speak for themselves!! :) way to goooo!!!! I.m sure you will cross 6 lbs... either which way... ur almost at your 15lbs mark!!!
Sooo happy and soo proud of you!! :)

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SHERILEEAZ 4/4/2011 5:39PM

    About energy, on this first cycle, it's low calories and few carbs so my energy flectuates. I know that after this first cycle it will rev up more since he has us increase our exercise and adds in more carbs, starches and more lean protein choices. I feel it's worth the first 17 days to jumpstart and cleanse your body. Of course this is my opinion since I don't want to mis-led anyone, this is what "I" feel.

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    Thanks for keeping me posted - I still want to check this out but am juggling so many things right now, just haven't gotten to it - I'll do it soon, tho!

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NEWNAC304 4/4/2011 4:15PM

    I'm doing the 17 Day Diet too. I did okay the first 5 days but struggled on Friday when my husband was home. I re-started it because I did poorly 2 days in a row, then had a good day and then another bad day. I'm now in day 6. It's a lot easier for me to stick to it when hubby is gone so I don't have to worry about him wanting things I'm not supposed to have. I've lost 8 pounds in 2 weeks. I think it's great! Good luck to you.

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MICHARM 4/4/2011 4:15PM

    You are doing so well! I am loving this diet and like you said, "It is only for 17 days" (each cycle)! I love the team too here on Sparkpeople! When I have done a diet like this that removes simple carbs, I end up having the most beautiful skin, nails and hair!!! My body loves it!

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MYCUTEGIZMO 4/4/2011 3:27PM

  So how does the diet go?

If I want to try it out what rules do I have to follow?

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SILLYHP1953 4/4/2011 3:21PM

    Are you finding you have more energy? That's what I want. You're doing really great sticking to this plan.

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