Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 29 - No weigh ins all weekend

Ok...short post. I was really sick all weekend and ate whatever I wanted. I will not weigh in as I know some damage was done. I will weigh in on Thursday. Unfortunately..TOM is on its way again so I will be retaining water by the time I weigh in. BOOOO Francie. BOO..very mad at myself. But I did enjoy the treats!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 26 - 199.8

I made it back into the 100's!!!!!!!!! This is awesome. I have strep throat so I will not be doing any cartwheels...HA HA. Just a short post as my keyboard at home is pretty crappy.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 25 - 200.2 that was a horrible tease! I am dying to see 199 and poof...the dream is gone. Well, I can only attribute this to too many carbs yesterday.

I had two shakes. I had Chicken with taco seasoning (far too  many carbs in those packets...they add SUGAR to them. I will make my own seasoning next time for certain!) I had the taco chicken on romaine hearts with sour cream...I cannot blame the carbs in the romaine hearts as they have fiber.I also had two servings of powdered vitamin C which also has carbs. I would put my carb range at about 40 and lately I have been staying closer to 20-25 carbs.

I KNOW I will be 199 tomorrow.

To recap - in 25 days I have lost exactly 15 pounds. That is still wonderful!!!!!! Especially seeing as how it took me 77 days to lose just 8 pounds. What a joke!

I am off work tomorrow so I will have a short post from home.

Happy dieting.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 24 - 200.4

Very glad for today's weigh in results.

In 24 days, I have lost 14.8 pounds. That breaks down into 3.4 weeks.. which is 4.35 pounds per week so far.

I find this very interesting. On the days I eat more fat...I drop twice the weight.

Yesterday I was still very nauseous. I had only one shake. I went home and took magnesium to settle my belly. I then had 1 can of tuna with about 1 and a half tablespoons or REAL MAYO. About 2 hours later, I was hungry again so I had chicken breast dipped in full fat sour cream. I dropped 1.8 pounds....I am convinced now that the lower the carbs and the higher the fat the better my results. This is the third time that has happened.

I am very excited that tomorrow I will be in the 100's. I have 6 more days in this thirty day period. I am aiming to have a total loss of 20 pounds for this first 30 days. I am aiming for 20 pounds EVERY thirty day period.

I project that by the end of April I will have reached the upper 150's. WOO HOO!

March 2nd will be the 1st day of the second block of 30 days.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 23 - no weigh in weigh ins on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday..(today).

I messed up and ate off plan on Sunday night...I have been paying ever since. I got very sick and had gall bladder pain. I shocked my system with pot roast and potatoes...

I know I need a treat once per week for sure. I end up eating off plan over the weekend.

I could not drink a single shake on Monday...had a light dinner and got sick.
I had one shake today and felt very nauseated. So now I am on water. I will do vitamin C and magnesium tonight when I get home. I found after some research that this will probably help...along with alot of water. I am going to weigh in tomorrow.

ELEOTIN...did not work for me. I cannot return it as it is a food product. I recommend skipping it.

I have done some senna tea  a couple times and that seems to be working fine. And much cheaper.

Sorry I have not posted. I just felt too crummy.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 20 - 202.2

.08 pound loss. I am so happy! I feel much better about completing my weekend successfully. I will be in the 201s tomorrow and I cannot wait to see that. I have been wanting to be in the 100s for so long! I will do cartwheels for sure!

Happy dieting!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 19 -203.0

YAY! So very happy when I saw that number on the scale this morning. I had a rough day yesterday and was very hungry. I had a total of 3 shakes and 2 salads. I started to feel bad for the two salads at first but then realized that I really was hungry and did not want to slam my face into the chocolate cake that was still in the fridge from the weekend.

So to review: I have lost 12.2 pounds in 19 days using this diet. For 11.5 weeks prior to starting this I lost only 8 pounds. I am THRILLED at the results. I have been grinning all morning.

Now comes the tricky part....the weekend. In the past, weekends have tripped me up. NOT ANYMORE. This weekend I am staying on target and plan to lose lose lose.

Happy dieting and thanks for reading.

P.S. I did the "math" and at the rate I am losing, I project I will have lost 19.2 pounds this month. Keeping that rate as the base line, I will have lost 57.6 pounds by my 90th day on this diet...SUPER DOOPER!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 18 - 204.6

Ok...very glad to see 204. I was pretty hungry yesterday so I had 4 shakes, my lean/green meal which was chicken on baby spinach with regualar dressing and some beef jerky pieces (very little ones). I am certain I will stay on track because that morning weigh in is very important to me. I expect to be 203 tomorrow.

On a different note....all the blizzard snow is melthing AND it is raining so I cannot use water at home. GOD how I hate that! It is the downfall of being on septic. BOO!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 17 - 205.4

Okay, so this is what I get for cheating on my diet over the weekend. I am pretty pissed at myself. NO MORE cheating no matter what the occasion. I am still where I was Saturday morning and here it is WEDNESDAY already. UGH!!!!!

 I am going to let go of my disappointment as soon as I finish this post. I DO expect to be into the 204 arena tomorrow morning. I am scheduled to do another dose of Eleotin this evening.

I have only been doing about 3 shakes a day and one lean/green meal. I just do not have the time to do more than that. I am very anxious for warmer weather so that I can start using my treadmill. I have not exercised at all so far and I really  need to use my rebounder everyday. More tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 16 - NO WEIGH IN

I will weigh in tomorrow. I followed my diet perfectly yesterday and my Eleotin arrived. I took my first packet last night after dinner. It was very bland but did not taste foul or gag me at all. It almost had a pleasant minty type taste...although that is not quite right. It has aloe as an ingredient so I am sure that is what I was tasting. Slight results when I got up this morning but nothing profound. I will see how I fare the rest of the day. I have a waxing appointment tomorrow so I will skip the Eleotin tonight and resume it on Wednesday night. I am excited for my weigh in tomorrow morning. I expect great news. Let's see 204!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 15 - NO WEIGH IN

You may have noticed that I did not post for Day 14. I indulged too much for my husband's birthday and had some chocolate cake...I paid the price. I had terrible stomach cramps from the sugar overload and I also drank loads of milk. I felt terrible all day sunday and did not want to add to my greif with a number increase. I will more than likely skip weighing in tomorrow as well while I allow my body to get back on track and detox a bit.

I was disappointed that I did not receive my Eleotin either. I am hopeful that I will see it in my mail delivery tonight. If it arrives, I will do my first dose tonight.

I will ofcourse continue to post without my weigh ins.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 13 - 205.2 I did not hit the 204 mark like I had hoped...but still wonderful progress. Today I will be indulging...tho not really. I will still not be having any carbs. For my husband's birthday, we are all going to our favorite restaraunt. I will have lobster with melted butter....YUMMY.

I am waiting for an order I placed for a colon cleanse. It was reviewed by my friend Impatient Dieter and she said it worked wonders. Anytime I change my way of eating, I tend to get constipated so I am pretty anxious for my order to arrive. I will review the product on the blog.

Have a great day and I hope this is helping.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 12 - 206.0

Fantastic loss! So very, very happy.

I had three shakes yesterday, Chicken over baby spinach with full fat dressing and some beef jerky. This way of eating is very easy for me. I had put off doing this diet due to fear of giving up chewing and also letting go of my pop addiction. I must say that once I psyched myself up for it everything fell into place.

For years I have put on weight and tried desperately to lose it with the low fat way of eating and counting calories. Unbeknownst to me, this was a high carb diet which causes insulin resistance and actually makes you FAT. It had worked when I was younger so I thought that my body just must be broken. Thankfully it was just my thinking that was out of service. Thanks to about a hundred hours of research, I have found the information that is out there for everyone to utilize. I am so grateful for the internet. :)

Happy dieting everyone. I feel so good to be getting lighter everyday. It is truly liberating.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 11 - 207.6

Woo hoo! Very excited about the 207 mark. I only managed two shakes yesterday. I was pretty busy and I had chicken over raw baby spinach with full fat dressing. It was delicious! One of my sisters started the shakes as well and that will add to my motivation for certain. I expect to hit 206 tomorrow. I am so jazzed up that I am getting near to the 100's again. I know that by the end of May I will be into the 150's. This will be the first summer of many to come that I will feel comfortable wearing shorts and no sleeve shirts!!!!!!! I cannot wait.

It happens to be -10 outside so summer is a thought I am holding in my mind to keep me going.

Happy dieting!

I forgot to add...I had two pieces of beef jerky (small ones) to tide me over until I could cook my chicken. I oiled my pan with real butter by the made the chicken come out perfect!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 10 - 209

Tom pretty much gone. Hopefully another pound drop tomorrow. I was sad to see the number not quite so low as prior to TOM...but it's ok! I did not do enough shakes OR water the past couple days. I was feeling crappy and did not stay on task. Back on task now and raring to go. I expect to see 207 tomorrow morning and cannot wait to report that to everyone. Have a great day!

Will be to bed early tonight I hope...had a long night with one of my kids (doggie kid) and was late today due to doctor for him and will have plenty of cleaning to do when I get home...but after that it will be snoozeville for me!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 9 - TOM still here

Should be able to get a weight tomorrow morning. More then. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 8 - TOM still here

I have decided to wait to weigh in until TOM is gone. It is too disappointing to see the increase in numbers on the scale. :) Will still post to keep track of days on diet.

Also, I ordered a colon cleanse that is recommended by my friend Impatient Dieter. She gives it a great review and I am going to trust her information and do this as well. I will detail my experience here. I have only just ordered it today. I do hope it arrives by Friday.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 7 - 209

TOM showed up last night and I am up exactly one pound....nuff said. More tomorrow

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 6 - 208

Last night I had colonic for the first time. It was very cleannsing. When I got home, I weighed 1 pound more due to all the water. It worked very well. I was very tired afterward and slept very deeply.

I had  3 shakes and for dinner 2 eggs fried eggs in butter. I am so excited by the 1.6 pound loss. At this rate, I should be in the 100's by this coming Friday!!!!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 5 - 209.6

Excellent! Numbers went back down!!!!!!!!! So yesterday I only had time to have 2 shakes. I was preoccupied at work. I was very hungry when I got home so I cooked some frozen shrimp and had that with raw baby spinach with some ranch dressing. (Very little as I really just loved the taste of the shrimp.) I sauteed the shrimp in real butter with some garlic powder. Then I had about 4 ounces of chicken that I had leftover and dipped that in real mayonaise. I was concerned that my numbers would go higher...but I know that with high protein...high fat tends to be what acts as a catalyst. Needless to say, I am very pleased.

I am going to have a colonic tonight. I have never had one before. I do know that this diet is constipating me and I will use this as a way to combat that. I will do just the one session and after that I will purchase some senna tea to use on the weekends to help keep things moving.

Good luck fellow dieters. I hope this has been helpful so far.

Total loss since Monday = 5.6 pounds! Yahoo..

P.S. I forgot to mention that I contacted Diet Direct and they are exchanging the vanilla flavored shakes for me. Thank goodness. :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 4 - 211.8 the numbers increased. That is to be expected since TOM is on the way...still late but I have all the symptoms. Spent the day yesterday indoors as there was a blizzard. Not much else to report except that I believe I will ask for DietDirect to allow me to return the Vanilla flavor. It really is terrible to drink. YUCK!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 3 - 210.4

This is amazing! Especially since I am still waiting for T.O.M....who by the way, is late! Almost 2 more pounds lost. I am very excited. Continued the plan yesterday. I was able to do all seven shakes and my  lean/green meal for dinner was the same as yesterday.

We had a blizzard so I am stuck at home today...if I can unbury the shovel I will get my exercise clearing a path on the sidewalk and driveway. Otherwise it looks as if I will be indoors today.

On another note, I feel extra pretty since I now have a giant, ugly cold sore on my lip! What a treat, right? :)

Keep up the good work fellow dieters. More tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 2 - 212.2

WOO HOO! Three pounds lost in one day. I am certain it is primarily water...but who cares! I love seeing those numbers go down.

So, I only managed to do 5 shakes yesterday rather than 7. I would have done 6 total, but the vanilla flavor is just disgusting. I will have to use those as pudding just to get rid of the three boxes I purchased. I love the Chocolate Cream flavor and the Mocha is "ok". I made sure to drink my water. I do also drink black coffee while at work and Diet Snapple Raspberry and Lemon Tea. I had 3 ounces of chicken on baby spinach with 1 tablespoon of dressing for my "lean green" meal at dinner time.

I only managed to do 3 minutes on my rebounder for exercise. I was very tired and still fighting an infection. I started an antibiotic last night so that should whip me into shape. I plan to do 20 minutes of bouncing per day until its warm enough to go in my garage and walk on my treadmill.

Happy dieting everyone! I really hope this information is helpful to others.