I am going to try and keep this short but still informative! I started the SBD May 12th and have not transitioned to Phase 2. I did the first 10 or 12 days clean and ate less Extra virgin olive oil than was allowed and was very very careful to stay on track. On Sundays I allowed myself a small cheat for only one meal and i do mean small cheat. We will stay on plan for most of the day and than we might order a small pizza of which I will have one large or two small pieces and thats it.
Anyways I did great! The cravings pretty much subsided and the once a week made me feel pretty powerful. I would say no and stay on plan all day till dinner and than that little cheat would satisfy my desire to relapse and I felt good because that was all I would allow myself. I had a goal to be under 300 by the time my husbands best friend came down and we were going away for a few days. I made it the day he arrived I was 297. 25 LBS down. Oh my god did I feel good and I knew that I would probably gain but it was ok because I really want this.
So I shot up to 311 June 8th and even though I was kind of dissapointed I went back to it with a vigorous attitude. I shed all the excess weight and was back to 297.5 by the 11th!
So now it is the 15th and I have been up a lb and back down a 1/2 lb. We cheated Sunday I guess. Technically it was pretty much phase 2 stuff. I had brown rice sushi and a glass of wine. And not a lot of sushi.
I am drinking at least a gallon of water a day and a sample meal plan is
5 Oz V8 reduced sodium
Lettuce Wrap with 1 slice cold cut and half slice extra thin cheese RF
Lunch: small salad (only Romaine lettuce) with small small amount of grilled chicken
aft snack: a couple of pepper slices with less than 1 TBLSP Hummus
Dinner: Grilled Chicken and greek salad with 3 Kalamata olives and small amt RF feta
I make a dressing for both my husband and I for both lunch and dinner which basically means I am getting 1TBLSPN of extra virgin olive oil between all meals.
I have worked out for 30 min on the treadmill everyday since I started with the excpetion of one day we were away which was after 3 weeks and 4 days on vacation. With an average of 1.25- 1.5 miles per day.
So now I am at this complete stall of 296-297
AM I MISSING SOMETHING? Am I doing something wrong? Is this normal? I am really getting discouraged.
SORRY SUCH A LONG RANT BUT I REALLY NEED SOME ADVICE