DOUBLEDEENEWME's SparkPeople Blog DOUBLEDEENEWME's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I have stuck to my plan!! for two whole weeks! And I am down--more than I dreamed that I would be. Very happy. I know that most people on Spark aren't doing medically supervised diets--but on my own I have never been able to do very well. Meeting with a behaviorist, a dietician, a nutritionist--it was what I needed to learn a lot of important things. I am working on obtaining good habits! <BR> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:45:31 EST Family I have been doing great on my diet. Have stuck to plan for 11 full days--and am loving it. Tomorrow morning I start a walking program through my local Kaiser--I am very excited. When I started the diet I was 210 pounds and could only walk about half a mile at a time--on a very low setting of the treadmill--1.5 mph. <BR> <BR> Biggest challenge--my family. <BR> <BR> I am the "lost child" the one who no one really cares about my feelings. Although they still want me around to serve the e... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:50:08 EST Day 4 of the Diet-- Down again on the scale :) Today I felt weak and tired---decided to rest from exercising (not required until after week 2 anyway. Went grocery shopping and stocked up on all the things recommended by my Dr.---soups, jellies, popsicles, greek yogurt etc. So now I feel very organized and ready to rock it! I am going to try to get to bed early tonight and get my sleep schedule back on track. I love the diet--I love the food--and I am not hungry! best of all--it is extremely affordable and ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:21:53 EST Modified Fast I began a modified fast (loosely based on Optifast) which was the only diet which has ever been successful for me. So far I have done well. <BR> <BR> I did a week of low carbing before beginning the fast going from 210 to 203 pounds (really 202.8--but I like to round). Fri I began fasting and have gotten in 3 great days--although I only did one exercise session on Sunday. I hope and pray that this does it for me this time! <BR> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:05:17 EST