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.
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
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!
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