Week Three of Jumpstart to skinny
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.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Hello, I'm Tina and today is my first day to sparkpeople site. I have been on the Jumpstart to skinny diet for 7 days. I have lost 4.5 lbs. I have made a few changes to his plan but mostly stuck to the foods and measurement recommended. The changes I've made is I cook most of the food as the meal for the day is planned, not in advance due to I don't work. I also got very tired of the salads. I found the salad way too much and just got tired of eating. I also do NOT like arugula, kale or swiss chard. I interchanged these with spinach. I made my own mixed greens. I also decided to cook a lot of the foods individually and serve as a "side" instead of every meal looking like a goulash. I was never hungry. I had to remind my self to eat. Most of my cravings subsided. I will continue and would love to hear more feed back from others that are currently on or have been on this plan.
1411 days ago
Good work!..I am starting the program today, in preparation for my SIL upcoming wedding, I have exactly 3 weeks so here goes...lol
1463 days ago
Thank you for posting your journey. I bought the book and did some of the things in the plan for about 10 days and lost 7 pounds. I had an upcoming event and wanted to wear a dress that would fit better if I lost a few beforehand. That event was about 2 weeks ago and I did not continue on the plan afterwards and I haven't restarted it, yet. Like you, I did not do most of the exercises or cardio in the mornings as he stipulated, so I feel when I start it again, I will see the benefits if I follow it as he wrote it. Three weeks is not a long time in the grand scheme of things. What I hope is that it's long enough to develop some new healthy habits. Carbs and laziness are what get to me. I've also discovered, from reading little online quizzes, that I eat to procrastinate! Totally a mental thing that I have spent the last few days concentrating on. We've all read the helpful tips that tell you to write down a number from 1 to 10 rating our "hunger" before we reach for something or to write down how we feel when we are going for something to eat in the kitchen. At the end of the day, reading over my honest comments, I clearly see the pattern. Anyway, congrats on your success on the plan and if nothing else, we learned something! Good luck on your future road to good health.
1552 days ago
Hello! Thanks for all of the encouragement everyone! Yes - this is the "Jumpstart to Skinny" by Bob Harper - a three week plan. If you are looking for something more long term, I highly recommend his Skinny Rules.
Good Luck Everyone!
1555 days ago
Thanks for writing about this. I've been wondering about it, if it was something I could do and if it would work for me. I really need a 'jumpstart' just to feel motivated again. Much like yourself, I would LOVE the 20lbs, but anything at this point would feel great. I actually am glad to hear that you have more energy and lost your cravings, because those are two biggies for me right now. So, once again, thank you so much for writing this and congratulations on your success so far. Oh, and on the plantar...totally understand, I've been there. Had to get inserts for my shoes from a podiatrist at one point. Helped a ton! I wish you the best.
1556 days ago
I wouldn't mind checking this diet out...is it a book?
1556 days ago
Sounds like you're doing great! Keep up the good work.
1556 days ago
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