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The Simple Diet Journal #1 -- Meet Your Future

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

First Four Weeks -- 15 lbs gone!!!!!

I started The Simple Diet 4 weeks ago today. Having read about it, as many others have, in Woman's World, I was inspired to try it. I had toyed with the idea of doing something similar, because I've known people who paid a lot of money for hospital-run diet plans. I thought to myself, "There must be a way to utilize the concept without having to pay out the huge bucks."

While the magazine article got me started, having the book truly kept me going. Especially during weeks 2 and 3. My weight loss has been fantastic for me -- I lost 9lbs in the first week! I really couldn't believe it. Then, during weeks 2 and 3 -- nada -- a big zip. But, I didn't gain anything either, and I figured that such a large weight loss needed time to calibrate. At least that's how my body did it.

Can't say it was easy to see nothing happen during weeks 2 and 3. But, I had decided that I can wait and see what'll happen if I give this thing at least 12 weeks -- now I can't even imagine wanting to stop there.

Also, Dr. Anderson's and Nancy Gustafson's words really helped give me perspective. When I found out that the "absolute minimum four-week weight losses individuals at different weight should expect" were all lower for someone my size than my one-week loss of 9lbs (p. 171) -- I realized that I was doing great. And I was grateful!!!!

Anyway . . . I am pumped. Week 4 has brought a 6lb drop on the scale, and it now makes weeks 2 and 3 totally fade. It has been as exciting and encouraging and effective as others have described.

The title of The Simple Diet's introduction is "Meet Your Future" -- and that's what I am thinking about today. That the decision I made 4 weeks ago, and each day since, has helped me meet my future. Lord willing, same will be true at the 8-week mark. And I can't wait to see what happens.

Peace, Health, and to Living Life Fully No Matter What . . .

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    Thanks for the encouragement -- here -- and on your own blogs! The fact that you're a few weeks ahead of me has really helped me want to keep going.

    Good to know about Nancy checking in here. I've been following her posts on Twitter and that's been great, too.
    2576 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/29/2012 4:24:02 PM
    Awesome. Isn't it encouraging to watch the weight melt away? Like you the book has been immensely helpful to me. I refer to it quite often.

    Dr A & Nancy have been a wonderful resource with Nancy checking in on us here on the team & Dr A on Facebook.

    I am in the middle of week 8 and have found that anything is possible for me with The Simple Diet and know that the same will be for you.
    2576 days ago
    Each day, you're one day closer to your dream! Keep up the good work.
    2576 days ago
    Thanks!!!! And, congrats again on your weight loss, too! emoticon
    2577 days ago
    Congradulations!!! You have done a great job.
    I also like you lost the first week and then nothing. Into it about 3 1/2 weeks and lost a few more so 7 so far. I truly believe this diet will work we just have to stay with it. Keep up your efforts and your future will be what you want.
    2577 days ago
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