AKNOCKOUTRIOT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AKNOCKOUTRIOT AKNOCKOUTRIOT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ The Incredible Shrinking Woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375593 Just a quick update- I'm down 23lbs in 7 weeks, 32 since my highest weight in February. I'm so proud of myself. I know I have quite a ways to go still, but I'm making sure to give myself credit for how far I've come! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went to the movies with my parents, and I was shocked to see how different I looked in the movie theater bathroom. It was the most "myself" I've looked in almost 3 years. I can see my old self in my face now. I knew I was still in there somewhere, and I'm... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:03:07 EST Week 7 Update (down 29lbs!!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367407 So Wednesday marked the end of the 6 week Intervention phase on the Protein Power plan and the phrase that comes to mind is "IT'S WORKING!!". So far it's going wonderfully, I'm so pleased. I did my measurements this morning and I've lost 23 1/2 inches in 52 days. What!!! I know! I'm noticing even more changes like feeling my thighs are thinner when walking up stairs, noticing my arm looks thinner, and I had to make a smaller notch on my belt (and that notch is already a little big so I'll nee... Sat, 25 May 2013 09:23:36 EST Week 4 update (15 lbs down!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350836 So I'm at the end of week 4 and I've lost 15 lbs so far!! And 5 of that was this last week! If I had any doubt that this plan would work, this is the proof. (Yes, I realize that just sounded like a cheesy infomercial...) I didn't think I could do it for 2 weeks, let alone 4. So now I'm going to do 2 more weeks on this "intervention" phase (for 6 total weeks), and then up my carbs a little bit and follow that until I reach my goal weight and/or until I'm happy with my size. <BR> <BR> I know ... Thu, 9 May 2013 10:21:40 EST 2lbs down (and seeing changes!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335409 Had my third weigh-in today and I lost 2 lbs! I have to admit, I was a little bummed that it wasn't more since I lost 6 the first week. But I'm still stoked! Plus, this is still on the high end of what I had hoped to lose in a week (aiming for 1-2 lbs a week), and I think (or at least I've read) that losing weight more slowly will help you to not have excess skin. Not sure how true that is, but it makes me feel better to think it. I've also noticed that my face is thinner! I was washing my fa... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:35:18 EST 6lbs down this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328927 Just a small update- I had my second weigh-in yesterday, my first since starting this plan, and I lost 6 lbs last week! I realise that could mostly be water weight, but I was shocked! Especially since I had the odds stacked against me with having PMS (Sorry to any dudes reading this. Maybe I should have had a "lady bits speak" spoiler alert...) and being sick (a pretty bad cold/sinus infection), but I managed to stay mostly on track and didn't give in to any cravings for junk food. I do reali... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:12:11 EST Day 4- Steady On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323099 Day 4 and things are going surprisingly well still. I've noticed my cravings have greatly diminished (Thank you to the person who mentioned they would on my first blog post! It gave me some much needed hope!), and I'm finding myself going well over my recommended protein limit each day. I also had a strange but wonderful moment when looking in the mirror today. My face is already noticeably thinner, despite the normal PMS bloating. I know it's probably water weight, but I still got excited. I... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:02:25 EST Day 2- Onward! (aka My Throwdown With Greek Yogurt) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321038 So today is day 2 of the Protein Power "intervention" phase, and I want to start off by giving myself huge props for kicking BUTT yesterday. I was so proud, that's the best I've felt about myself in more than two years. I managed to not only keep my carbs under 30 grams (I came in at 29, to be exact), but I more than exceeded my protein goal of 62 grams by getting 79! <em>248</em> <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <BR> I did have some cravings throughout the day, which I expected with it be... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:09:23 EST Today is the day! *dun dun duuuuun* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319867 Ok, so today I started the "intervention" phase of the Protein Power plan, and I gotta say, so far it's going really well (surprisingly). Being vegetarian I'm worried about getting enough protein, but so far, with just breakfast and a snack, I already have 41 grams of my required 62 gram minimum. Woot! These first few weeks will be pretty hard, I'm sure, since the plan recommends you have only 30 grams of carbs a day, but I'm going to try really hard to stick to that. I think the worst thing ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:46:12 EST