I have delayed writing this blog since I was not sure how this new plan would be.
First to May well I ended with a loss and I am pretty happy about that.
In early May my DH read an article in Reader Digest about a new diet, he liked that ideas they showed and ordered the book, later total me about it and suggested I read the article because he wanted to try this diet. I did and thought the ideas were sound but I needed more info. So the book came and over a couple days I read their plan and thoughts and well it all seemed valid.
So on the 30th we began and have had some pretty super results. I started at 213.4 and today was the start of part 2 so weighed and down to 206.2 a loss of 7.2 lbs in 4 days. DH lost just over 8 in the same time period.
Now the first 4 days are not easy...2 "shakes", 2 cups of soup and a small snack around 1200-1300cal. First I have to tell you those 'shakes' are really pretty tasty and filling, the soups I choose, they give you a few options, were good and I felt satisfied after all meals and really never felt hungry. Oh I did miss my crunchy snacks in the afternoon, but not hungry.
Today began the next part for 10 days and we are having one shake and little lighter than the early version, 2 meals and 2 snacks, calories in the 1300 cal range. The idea behind all this is eating a good assortment of foods that they identfy as 'fat releasers'. Also you have to walk or do a ciruit of strength exercises each day. It is all about keeping moving.
Now here is the thing, this program is so much like others including SP in its basic formula, the one thing I really like is that for 21 days you eat what the program says with some variations if needed. I mean its not hard to follow the plan. Also the foods we are eating and amounts are totally sane, nothing outrageous, well fennel and ancho chiles, new to me but not outrageous.
My hope here is to kick start my loss back which this has already and keep it going. Nice thing is that the bases part not the first 4 days is easily repeatable and you can keep it going for as long as you need. Actually they dont reccommend repeating the first day often and say not more than 4 times a year. We all know that too much low calories makes our bodies go into stravation mode and that stops loss.
So the plan for June is:
to follow the 21 day program which takes me to the 20th and then if all feels well I will just keep repeating ............
I am going to follow the avtivity plan plus Curves 3x a week and one class of Zumba.
Drinking lots of water and since summer is here...............swim time in the pool.
I want to end this year strong and closer than ever to being a healthy weight for me. I know I can do it, I want it very much. So onward to health and happiness in June and beyond.
We can all work at that goal getting healither and happier and I believe it will happen for me and for you..........YOU just have to keep believing--I DO!!!!!!!!
Lets all have a great week!!! Hugs and smiles for all my friends