Day 34: Six apples
Friday, February 08, 2013
I am getting frustrated at this "great campout." My weight hasn't budged in 2 weeks! Normally that's enough to send me into a tailspin, but with the weight loss challenge, I'm forced to just look at another strategy. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or my body is just used to the new pattern now.
Back in the 80s, my mom was in this same situation and went to her doctor. She said, "No matter what I do, I can't lose any more weight." He told her to eat six apples the next day. "Six apples!? That's it?" And he said yes. He was looking to shock her system, break up her routine, and hit the reset button. So she did it -- and it worked! She dropped another 2 pounds.
Why I've never done this, I have no idea. But I'm now at that point where it sounds just crazy enough to try it. Just one problem - there's a winter storm outside and I don't have six apples. But I DO have six low calorie protein shakes...so we're going to be close friends today.
The tipping point was reading an article on metabolism in Dr. Oz's newsletter yesterday. If you don't get them in your inbox, consider browsing his site. There's some really great stuff there.