17 Day Diet progress

So the hunger pangs are dying down.  I’m down 6.3 pounds which is good and I’m feeling better already.  I’m on day 3 it took me a few tries to get through the whole day but it’s getting easier day by day.  I definitely feel like I’m detoxing from sugar and carbs though woke up with a headache this morning.  I’m fine now I still ate right and exercised I did Biggest Loser Cardio Max today and according to my heart rate monitor I burned 462 calories.  My only problem is I’m supposed to have at least 1200 calories and I can barely make it.  You can’t have fruit after 2pm so I can’t grab a piece of fruit to snack on and I can only eat so many vegetables in a day.  You’re allowed to eat unlimited amounts of vegetables esp the green ones but personally I can’t take it.  I can’t wait til I get to the next cycle where I can have brown rice and a few more foods.  So far I think I’m doing pretty good and I do like the 6 pound loss and can’t wait to see how much more I’ll lose in the next 15 days.

17 Day Diet Revisited

So I completed my first day of the 17 day diet yesterday it took a lot of will power and motivation.  Firstly, the calories are really low for the first 17 days.  I think I barely got in 1100 calories yesterday and after dinner I was hungry.  I’m going through sugar and carbs withdrawal and I’m trying my best to not open this box of Triscuits and go to town.  I also don’t like that you can’t have fruit after 2pm and you can only have 2 servings of fruit a day and no bananas which is one of my favs.  Okay now that I’ve complained the good thing is I feel lighter today I lost 4.5 pounds of water weight.  I have noticed a decrease in yeast (I get frequent yeast infections my doctor attributes it to my diet and my weight he said sugar feeds the yeast).  I can’t wait to get to the next cycle when I can add some beef!  Chicken, fish, and ground turkey are fine but for 17 days geez!  I’m going to go to the store and get some more vegetables I can have unlimited amounts of almost all vegetables but I am not a salad person so I need some vegetables I’ll actually like.  I’m hoping this diet works out I like that it has a specific structure but I’m not sure if I can last 17 days with such few calories.

17 Day Diet

So I finally received my copy of the 17 day diet and I decided I’m going to start tomorrow the diet seems interesting to say the least.  I also went out and bought myself a steamer/rice cooker so I can steam my veggies now.  I can also put fish and chicken in it I’m sure I’ll play around with it and see what works well in it.  I also got myself a heart rate monitor it seems really nice I haven’t worked out with it yet but I’m sure I will finally get an accurate count of the calories I’m burning.  I also bought Jillian Michaels kettlebell set and a kettlebell workout from her that I’m excited to try.  So now that I bought all these things it’s time to start using them.  I haven’t been posting lately because I haven’t been eating right lately.  Yesterday I weighed myself and I was 407.5 was very disappointed but tomorrow I’m starting fresh.  I actually don’t even have a desire to eat junk food.  I’ve eaten so much crap in the last couple weeks that I don’t want it anymore.  I’m not sure what caused the sudden surge in over eating and consumption of junk food but the only thing I can do is move on.  The first phase of the 17 day diet is very strict and only allows fish, chicken, vegetables, and some fruits in the first 17 days so I’m sure I’ll lose all the weight I’ve gained these last few weeks.

Bad news is always coming my way

So I found out today that my aunt died.  It’s sad that deaths in my family are becoming so common.  I was sad to hear the news but didn’t eat as a way to relieve my sadness.  I ate right today and exercised.  I think that’s the most important thing I can do for myself is to continue to lose weight.  My aunt had a problem with her thyroid and gained so much weight and was almost 500 pounds.  That makes three ppl in my family that have died overweight/obese.  They’re not even going to do an autopsy on my aunt because the coroner says it’s obvious what she died from.  It’s like man you’re already grieving but ppl will still say stupid remarks regardless.

01/06/11 Menu & Exercise

Breakfast- 1/2 cup quaker oats oatmeal w/ 1 cup skim milk topped with strawberries, a banana, and mini choc chips

Snack- 3 tbsp planter nuts & chocolate trail mix

Lunch- Taco Salad

Snack- 1/2 peanut butter & jelly sandwich on 100% whole wheat bread

Dinner- Beef round tip steak w/ potato broccoli, cauliflower, & corn

Calories Consumed- 1,600

Exercise- 35 minutes of Biggest Loser Cardio Max workout

10 minutes of Tae Bo

Calories Burned- 1,554

Net Calories- 46

01/05/11 Menu & Exercise

Breakfast- 2 cups Total Raisin Bran w/ 1 cup skim milk

Snack- 1 orange and 3 tbsp of planters nuts & chocolate trail mix

Lunch- Taco Salad (romaine lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, ground turkey, & sour cream)

Snack- Nature Valley oats & honey granola bar

Dinner- Baked boneless skinless chicken breast, brown rice, and broccoli & cauliflower

Calories Consumed- 1,392

Exericse- 60 minutes of TaeBo

Calories Burned- 2,150

Net Calories- -758

01/04/2011 Menu & Exercise

Breakfast- 2 cups Total raisin bran cereal w/ 1 cup skim milk

Snack- 1 orange and planters nuts & chocolate trail mix

Lunch- 2 cups Total raisin bran cereal w/ 1 cup skim milk

Snack- Red delicious apple

Dinner- 2 soft shell tacos made w/ ground turkey, shredded cheddar cheese, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, light sour cream, and taco sauce on whole wheat tortillas

Calories Consumed- 1700

Exercise- Tae Bo 60 minutes

Calories Burned- 2150

Net Calories- -450

Starting Weight & Measurements of 2011

Very disappointed in the weight I gained from overeating for Christmas and New Years Eve but it’s behind me I’m going to move forward

2011 Starting Weight & Measurements


Arms- 17

Bust- 46

Waist- 50

Hips- 61

Roundness (Couldn’t think of what to call it)-66

Thighs- 32.5

New year new me

So this year I’m going to change for good.  I let things throw me off track last year and I’m not going to repeat the same mistakes.  I’m tired of carrying around all this weight.  You just get to a point when enough is enough and that’s how I’m feeling.  I broke my bed because it couldn’t handle all the pressure I’m sore everyday because I stand up at work for 5-6 hours.  I just want to have a normal life and this is the year that’s going to change for me.  No more false promises to myself no more binging I’m going to eat right and workout and focus on the steps I do take forward.  I’m not going to let myself become overwhelmed with how much weight I have to lose and I’m not going to let stress dictate what I eat.

Hey TOM where have you been?

So I started taking a multivitamin last week but yesterday I started taking a vitamin B complex vitamin and TOM came!  Could be pure coincidence but I find it interesting that TOM starts on the day it normally would have ended and also starts the day that I take this vitamin.  At least something is finally happening after four months.  Now I don’t like TOM but not having TOM for four months had me feeling like crap.  It might not be an enjoyable experience but we are supposed to get rid of the waste in our bodies so hopefully when this is over I’ll feel a lot better.

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