Friday, May 17, 2013
I am almost done with Jumpstart to Skinny. I wanted to recap what I did, what I didn't do, and my results.
First, although Bob Harper claims that you can loose 20 lbs in 21 days, that much of a dramatic weight loss was not my goal with going on this plan. My goal was to eliminate carb and sugar cravings and form better sleeping, meal preparing habits and loose a few lbs.
About 2/3rds of my meals followed the Jumpstart to Skinny program. I had one cheat meal a week (allowable on the Skinny Rules plan) and I substituted some meals with a protein powder in almond milk. I also had a few snacks of a cheese stick here, apple with unsweetened peanut butter there. On the whole though, I definitely ate at or below my typical "minimum" calories.
I did not work out like Bob suggests. My plantar fasciitis prevents quite a bit right now. However, I did add a lot more activity in general.
So - how did I do?
Meals; I have gotten much better at prepping meals ahead of time, eating more protein and vegetables and staying away from carbs and sugar. I feel like a lot of my cravings have dissapeared, and I don't experience the high/low effect of carbs like I used to. I drink way more water as well.
Pain: Finally this week, my plantar fasciitis has abated a bit. In general, I am experiencing far less inflammation. The combination of stretching, losing a few pounds, icing, and increasing my fish oil and water intake has been very helpful.
Activity level: I have far more energy; in general, and espescially in the morning. I am able to get more done, and I have been working on long overdue projects around the house. Yesterday I was even able to take a fairly long walk without too much inflammation in my feet.
In conclusion: I feel better. I have less inflammation. I don't crave carbs as much. I feel much more clear-headed. My skin looks better. My eyes are brighter. To date, I have lost 9 pounds. While not the 20 I suppose I could have lost if I had followed the program to the "T" 9 lbs in almost 3 weeks is an excellent start, and encourages me to transition to the skinny rules. I feel really good about my results and would reccommend this program to anyone who feels the need to detox, or get back on track.
Goals for next week: Continue to prep meals ahead of time, Follow the Skinny Rules, Get more sleep.
Next week I plan on updating regarding the Skinny Rules.