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4 weeks into 17 day Diet- Down 13lbs

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I started cycle 2 on the 18th and I have to say it was a bumpy ride. I wonder what about adding a few whole grains threw me for a loop, but the first weekend was not good. Honestly I haven't been following the Cycle 2 rules of alternating back and forth between cycle one and cycle 2, but I haven't really been adding in too many actual grains. I have actually just used the leeway to have a few Cheezits or some Popchips or if there is a bite or two of something I want. Yesterday was the exception where I made steak and potatoes. The actual food itself was part of the plan but my portions were probably off by double or more. I am not sweating it. I knew all along that the 17 day Diet was going to be the gateway to just eating properly. After 28 days, I only had that one "oh screw it" dinner at that cookout where I had rice, chicken mole, carnitas, and about 7 corn tortillas. The food was so salty, I gained 3-5lbs of water weight that took a few days to expel.

If you look at my numbers, one might say "Oh you lost 12 lbs cycle one and only 1 lb in cycle 2", but I am not looking at that. I am looking at the big picture of losing 13lbs in 28 days. If I would have lost 7 and 6, would it make the plan seem better?

My real goal for the last 2 week was to get out of the 270s. 269 on the scale today was what I wanted to accomplish. So next month, we shoot for 10lbs. I plan to up my running to a more consistent level. I hold myself back with my clothing. I need more exercise clothing. Since I have all this extra skin and fat, I must have compression clothing. I have only one set. I am going to buy another top. I really need one. I also need another bra. The one I have is excellent, an Enell that cost me like $75, but it is so constricting, I hate putting it on. It works, but I can' wait to get out of it. I would love to get the right Moving Comfort bra, but there is no place around here to try them on and I hate ordering one online and not knowing the fit.
Things have been going well and I'll keep on keeping on.
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  • v CINDYWAGNER1
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    1298 days ago
  • v DIET_FRIEND
    Your progress is an inspiration to me.
    1302 days ago
  • v STEVIEBEE569
    Congratulations! Way to go!
    1302 days ago
  • v CAPECODBABE
    That's a great weight loss, no matter how you break it up!!!
    1302 days ago
  • v MISHAMW
    Wow! You are doing great no matter who says what! I have been out of the loop, so I have no idea what "plan" you are on, but it sounds like it is working to me! Keep up the great work!

    I do have a question on your Enell bra. I know you said it's constricting, but does it kinda flatten you out? I am still looking for a bra that will make me look a bit smaller in the bust area!

    Keep up the awesome work! You can do it!
    1302 days ago
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