Thursday, April 17, 2014
So, I'm a little more than 3/4th's of the way through this diet. The first week I banished 5 pounds from my body. That doesn't include the 2 1/2 pounds that I gained initially. The second week I didn't lose anything and when I started my 4th day of the 3rd week I still wasn't seeing any loss. I was getting a little frustrated. However, I had lost an inch in my waist. A 1/2 inch in my hips and an inch in my arms. Oh and a 1/2 inch in my neck. So, while I was a little frustrated I knew I had lost and I figured that I was 5 lbs closer to my goal. Not only that but I was feeling better all the way around. I didn't feel so sluggish and tired and like I wanted to go back to bed after getting up. I was determined to not let that stupid scale dictate whether I was doing the right thing or not.
Then my friend, Renee' (OHANAMAMA) was just finishing up her last week of doing the Fast Metabolism Diet and asked me how much I had lost. I told her just the 5 lbs and she scolded me for saying JUST 5 pounds. Thank you Renee'! You were right about that.
So, at the end of my 3rd week I thought, what the heck I'll step on the scale to see what it says. I really didn't expect to see any difference and then BOOM...the scale said I was down another 5 1/2 pounds!! I was so happy to see the scale move down!! I haven't been exercising a lot either. I've been going by the guidelines that are in the book but nothing more than that. I've been sick with a really bad cold since the beginning of week 3. I just can't seem to shake this cold. I have zero energy to do anything. So, since week 3 my exercising has been pretty much non-existent It just goes to show you that eating right is one of the biggest keys to saying bye, bye to all of those unwanted pounds! It's not easy but it's worth it to do it right. I must take back something I said on my first blog about this diet though. The cooking really isn't all that bad. There's just a lot of planning and prep work that goes into this diet. Once you get into it though it becomes a part of your everyday routine.
It wasn't until I started this diet did I realize how much bad stuff is in our food. Sugar is in EVERYTHING!! I mean, why is there sugar in a well known brand of chicken broth??? There is sugar and soy in nearly everything you pick up. I just came upon this trailer for a new documentary done by Katie Couric about sugar. It has me interested in seeing it. Here's the link to it.