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17 Day Diet Phase 1 Complete!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Well here were are 18 days into the new year. I started the year weighing 282lbs. I had decided prior to the year that the 17 day diet was the way for me and I made a commitment to beat obesity in 2013. To no longer be obese I need to weigh 202lbs.
I have followed the diet food rules. This has been fairly easy. The only real issues I have found is what I have told my husband a few times "I am hungry but at this point I am so bored with food, I don't really want anything, because I don't feel like putting in the effort to make something super yummy." I said this again last night. I find myself standing in front of the fridge going "Nah don't want that, nah don't want that... nah.. nah..." then I just go sit down and wait. Last night I ended up with chicken breast and coleslaw (I made). The mornings have defaulted in to boiled eggs and one other allowed food. Yesterday it was 2 boiled eggs with 75% of the yoke removed and... I can't even remember... must have been boring. Its not the diets fault that I am bored with food. There are tons of yummy yummy things I could make and eat, I just don't feel like; lazy. Today was the same boiled eggs with about 12 Special K chips. I can have potatoes and brown rice and that is the first 2 ingredients in them. I have been DYING to eat some sort of chip product. Looks like Special K Chips and Beanitos and Plentifuls (lentil chips that taste and feel just like funyuns) will probably end up being my "additions" of my phase 2 foods. I am a crunchy food addict and these items are soooo welcome back into my diet. I don't really see much on the list I really want to have and the portions are so small anyway. So bring on the chip like products. YAYAYAYA! I feel so lucky to l live in Austin, the land of many health food options and home of Whole Foods :o) The healthy alternative selection for many foods is amazing and you can find it all here. Lucky ducky me!

So anywho... enough about how I plan on stuffing my face (well 2 servings is hardly stuffing) with chip alternatives.

Phase 1 went well. I allowed one food not on the diet... Mexican Cheesecake. Hear me out....
My husbands birthday was this week and I made him from scratch Mexican cheesecake. It was a brand new recipe of an item I have never had, so I had a slice. If it was store bought cheese cake I would have let it pass; I already know what that tastes like. I didn't have a giant piece and I didn't have seconds. I made two cheesecakes and that one slice was enough. I figure 95% is a pretty good diet percentage.

And the drumroll please for the weightloss total for Phase 1.....


Pretty stellar.

I stood on the scale and then weighed again. 270 from 282 in just 17 days. I said out loud "Oh my gosh, you got to be kidding me!"

It was a nice reward.

Now on to Phase 2... me and my alternachips emoticon
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    1371 days ago
    Woo Hoo! I like the "crunchmaster" multiseed chips. They are fantastic, and you can eat 15 regular size, or 30 of the minis. I take my time, and sometimes I just eat half a portion for a morning snack & half portion with lunch. Just listen to your body, and be careful - eat mindfully and with self control. I jotted down some C2 thoughts in a new post. You'll do great - because you are COMMITTED!!!!
    1377 days ago
    So inspiring. I keep seeing the 17-day diet everywhere. I saw it at Kmart today and thought of you. I've seen it in the library too. If I see it there again, I just might check it out! Keep on sparking!
    1377 days ago
    WTG on everything. 12 pounds is awesome. Eating only one slice of cheesecake is fantastic. My only advice is when I always go to phase two, I seem to end up eating way too many carbs. I would suggest the veggie soup and slightly undercook the veggies to give you that crunch.
    1377 days ago
    emoticon emoticon on the 12lbs weight loss!! I actually copied the diet plan to do this and have yet to start it. Perhaps I will begin tomorrow since I have 21 days before my trip left... It's great to see results like you achieved!!
    1378 days ago
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    Congrats on the major weight loss! emoticon
    1378 days ago
    Fantastic result. I really admire your discipline, especially just sticking to the one slice of Mexican cheesecake emoticon .

    Good luck for phase 2.
    1378 days ago
    Great Blog!

    Make Today a Great Day!
    1378 days ago
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