Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm back!!!!!

Hello to all my dear girlfriends out there!!!

It has been a looooonnnng time since I have blogged & I am so sorry that I have been so out of touch. Life has been busy busy busy & I just haven't had the time or energy to blog. I am hoping to be more attentive & blog at least once a week.

So lets see, whats new here. Honestly, as I think about it, not much really. Just running to & from work & running my kids to and from activities, work & friends houses. I feel like some days my life is a blur. As far as my weight loss goes, well, I had a slip up...a BIG slip up & before I knew it, the scale was saying a number I thought I would never see again. It was very depressing. I was down to 173.8 in June and my weight on Tues of this week (my scale) said 187.5!!! What the heck!!!!! Its a slippery slope & I was sliding fast!  I am still going to WW but am finding that I am just stalled out & gaining & losing the same few pounds. Very frustrating & just not feeling motivates. My clothes were fitting tighter....I could fit into my size 14s but they are snug where they weren't before & that made me very sad that I had allowed myself to mess up bad enough to have such a big gain. So alot of the girls at work are having amazing success on "The 17 day Diet" by Dr. Mike Moreno so I decided on Tues that I would give it my "all out" effort & give it a try because I  needed a boost to get me going again & I will NOT weigh 190 ever again and that number was just a stones throw away.

So let me tell you about this 17 day diet. OMG! you wanna talk about RAPID weight loss girls!! Holy cow!!! I started on Tues at 187.5 (my scale) and this morning I weighed 181.5!!! A 6# weight loss in 3 days!!!! I had to get on the scale about 5x to believe it.This diet is pretty easy to follow & is based on a metabolic confusion.He pretty much states that if you follow the diet as planned, women can lose up to 12# in the first cycle. If I lose 12# in the first cycle, that is more than I have lost all year and I will become a true believer! It is very medically sound and very close to WW except that the first 17 day cycle you don't eat any bread carbs. You can have unlimited lean protein, 2 serving of low glycemic fruit (berries etc) before 2pm , 1-2 servings of healthy oils and unlimited veggies and you also take probiotics as well as 2 servings of yogurt or pro biotic rich foods like kefir or acidopholus milk (which is not sold in my town, not that I would want to drink anything with a name like that. It sounds disgusting). The girls at work are all averaging about 8# loss in the first week of cycle one & I think I may follow suit. It is exciting & encouraging to see the scale going down every day. so I will keep you all posted as to how its going. I went on Dr. Mike Moreno's FB site & "liked" him (and btw` he is smokin HOT HOT HOT!!!) I wrote him a message earlier today and he actually responded back to me with a personal message! It may be someone managing his site for him but I have a feeling he did it himself.

Here is my post & his reply.

    Sherri Lojewski

I started your 17 day diet on Tues & am down 6# as of this 3 days! I have lost almost 40# with Weight Watchers over the past 18 months & have been stalled for quite some time. This is a great plan, medically sound and has the p...
principles of the WW plan, just limiting carbs. I am excited to see what Day 17 will bring & what my weight loss total will be. Thank you for sharing your wisdom & a fantastic weight loss plan. :)

Dr. Mike Moreno Sherri well done . You will make any goal you have , thanks for the nice comments. 14 more days of cycle 1 . It gets easier and you will get more motivated. Please keep me posted.... dm

Can I just tell ya...I wanna stay on this plan just to let him know how I did in the first cycle!!! lol! I know that Jorge never responds & I think that is terrible. I am feelin the love from Dr. Mike! lol!!! ;)

So that's what new with me. We shall see what transpires. If you are interested in checking out the diet, google 17 day diet. Like I said, I needed a push to get me restarted & I think this may just be the answer.

The 17 Day Diet

The 17 Day Diet
If you need to shed pounds fast and in a safe and effective way, this book is for you! Unlike many diet programs that starve you down to size, Dr. Mike Moreno’s 17 Day Diet relies on proven methods to help you take the weight off and keep it off. His revolutionary program adjusts your body metabolically so that you burn fat, day in and day out. Each 17 day Cycle “Accelerate, Activate, Achieve and Arrive” changes your calorie count and the foods you eat. This variation that Dr. Mike coined as “body confusion” keeps your metabolism guessing, and you can expect to lose up to 10 to 12 pounds in the first 17 days! As an added bonus, the 17 Day Diet includes sample meal plans and a recipe section filled with tasty, easy and healthy food options. Whether you need to lose those last 10 pounds or drop 10 dress sizes, the 17 Day Diet is the perfect jump-start to a healthier, thinner you!

I promise to be a better blogger!

Love to you all!


  1. I'm so glad you posted I've been thinking about you. I know what you mean about gaining weight I've had some slips and I am heavier than I would like too. How awesome about your success on the 17 day diet, I will have to read that book for sure. Have a wonderful weekend :)Big hugs :)

    1. Awww...thanks Katie!!! I have missed you all too. Life just has kind of gotten int he way & taken some of my time from me. I hope all is well with too. Hugs right back atcha! ;)

  2. Yeah Sherri is back!! I've missed your posts because you always have such an upbeat and funny way of putting things. I actually have that book!! I think you talked about it a little before summer (might be wrong) and I got it because I was in a slump. I started to follow that diet, but even though it is VERY similar to BFC it's hard to switch up what you are so used to doing. I should take another look though because your weight loss is impressing me! Good job!

    1. Hey Beth! great to hear from you! I hope things are getting better with your mom. Its so difficult & nobody knows what its like (unfortunately) until you experience it. Dont worry about losing weight now, just maintain & do what works best for you. If BFC is the best fit for your life, then stick with it. I just needed a plan to give me a shove to get going again. Sending a hug to you!((Sherri))

  3. I have read that book also. I never tried the diet for some reason, maybe it was more restrictive then what I was used to at the time, I don't know. Way to go on your weight loss! And welcome back to the blogs, too! I look forward to seeing your comeback. :)

  4. Hi Sherri! So glad to see you are back and doing OK. I was doing great, but then the wedding came and went and I started slipping up and one thing led to another and I am up almost 5 lbs. It's so easy to slide back down that slippery slope. But I do think that staying connected with all my blogging buddies keeps me going. That diet sounds amazing. I may have to take a look at it. Take care and keep in touch. Sending hugs and love!! XO