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17 Day Diet- Round 2

Monday, May 06, 2013

So at the beginning of the year, I had some success following the 17 Day Diet. Now, don't get me wrong, I understand the gimmick portion of the plan. Gimmick aside, when you really get down to the meat of the whole thing, the program is simply whole foods, whole grains, less sugar, no processed junk. I could say I am doing a whole foods, whole grains, less sugar, less junk diet, but it is easier just to say "I am on the 17 Day Diet", to give myself a little structure, plus I already read the book, so let's keep things simple here. I know myself and when I start making the decisions instead of following some sort of plan, I tend give myself way too much leeway.
Really all I am shooting for here is a little kick start.
I have fallen off the wagon!
Then the dayum horse keeps running off with the wagon so I can't get back on. Well not anymore... I am back on the wagon and the horse has been let loose... no more running off with my wagon.
I did no good with tracking my foods like I said I was going to. Mainly because again... I hate tracking. I don't wanna do it. I hate measuring and analyzing every crumb. I hate documenting it and spending all that time searching and entering and weighing and... UGH! Why do we try to force ourselves to do something we hate and then wonder why it didn't work out? Hence the restart of the 17 Day Diet, because I don't have to track. I realize most of the weight is water, but I don't want that water on me either. I lost 17lbs last time in one month and my clothes fit again and my face slimmed out and I don't care if you want to call it water or fat, I looked better.

I am going to stay active and eat my whole foods and lose weight and stop feeling so defeated. Lots of things are not going my way right now. They may not be technically going wrong, but they sure as heck aren't going right. I am hoping that is temporary. I am going to start where I have control and that is with myself. I may not be able to control all that isn't going my way right now, but I can control my food and activity and what I put in my body.

So I am keeping my faith and I am going to move my mountain, one day at a time. As long as God has me here on this planet, I am going to keep on trying.

Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die. ~ Brian Vaszily

Here is a fun pic from my 5k 5/4... its going to be my last for a while until God starts really financially blessing this household and our businesses. I didn't PR, but I beat last year's time with a 43:49
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    AWESOME! Are you in the 17 DD group on here? They are great.

    Message me and let's talk.

    Hope you are doing well.

    Have a great day!!

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    1822 days ago
    I am about to start round 2 for me as well. I love the 17 day diet and feel like it has taught me to make healthier choices. I am down 20 pounds from my first round and am wearing clothes I haven't worn in years. I haven't done very good in cycle 3. I know I still need to work to get into the habit of thinking healthier. I think going through the cycles again will refocus me. I hope you have great results and find success on your journey towards health! Good luck!
    1844 days ago
    The weight you lose on the 17DD isn't all water as long as you work through the whole thing. A good friend of mine lost 35 lbs last summer and has kept it off for a year. I started it last fall, but I kept messing with Cycle 2, then never made it to C3. The only reason I'm not doing it again is that with my husband being a vegetarian, it is just too difficult to cook multiple meals. But - good luck!

    1844 days ago
    It is great that you are not gonna give up. Keep on going and do what feels comfortable to you and ultimately what works for you. Discipline yourself and you can accomplish anything you want.

    1844 days ago
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