Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thurs C1D4

Hi again!

Just a quick update! Its day 4 of Cycle 1 and I am down another pound today for a total of 3.5# since Monday March 3rd. I'm pleased with that and am doing well on it so far. I did have 2 lean burgers for dinner tonight on a no carb egg roll (aka oopsie roll that you make with egg & cream cheese) I was hungry when I got home from work so I did have a couple handfuls of almonds too while grilling up the burgers to tide me over, but I did not touch the fries I made for the family and that was a great victory. Normally, I would have a bunch of fries too and then pick at the leftovers.
So anyways, there's my quick update. Will keep you posted.
Thanks for reading and for your comments!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cycle 1, Day 3

Hello friends!

Well, so far so good! I'm on Day 3 of Cycle 1 of the 17 day diet and all is going well. 2 weeks left to go. I am amazed at how much better I am feeling already. My belly isn't as bloated and I don't have the carb & sugar cravings. I got on the scale this morning and I am down 2.5#. Yippee!!! It's all good!

Today is Ash Wednesday. If you are catholic, its the first day of Lent. I usually give up diet soda but this year I am not going to eat junk food and stick to my 17DD regimen for 40 days. My hope is to be down 20# by Easter. I believe I can do it.... so stay tuned!!

For those of you who aren't familiar with the 17 day diet, Cycle 1 is the strictest cycle. It is a detox cycle to help rid your body of sugar & carbs. You are permitted to eat unlimited lean meats chicken, fish, turkey & eggs. You are also allowed unlimited cleansing vegetables, most of them are low carb varieties. You are permitted 2 fruit serving/day (berries, peaches, oranges & apples  etc) both must be eaten before 2pm, as well as 2 probiotic servings (yogurt, live active cottage cheese, etc) and 1-2 Tablespoons of healthy fats such as olive oil or flaxseed oil. No "bread" carbs until Cycle 2. On Cycle 2 you get to add in lean beef, shrimp & pork as well as 2 "bread carbs" per day. You alternate a C1 day with a C2 day for the entire 17 days of C2. Have I confused you?? I hope not. Its really not that difficult, once you read the book but it is supposed to confuse your metabolism which is a good thing. Very few plateaus. I needed to shake things up and this plan does work well for me.

I hope you are all well. Thanks to Kay & Rosalie for your support & comments!

Have a great day!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

A new month and a new beginning!

Good morning friends!

I'm back!!! Well, looks like I done a real doozie to myself  and I have gained about 20# back from my lowest weight. It is so disheartening because I feel like I have been at this for such a long time, but truth be told, my heart hasn't been in it for quite some time, and I honestly don't know why. I feel like I am obsessed with losing weight but I haven't done anything about it....and I'm still going to Weight Watchers!! I'm almost embarrassed to even be sitting there because its been 3 years now and I am gaining weight but I have met some wonderful friends there and they have been great support to me so I plan to continue to go. My middle sister Chris reached her goal last August. She looks great and she is very inspiring. She lives the plan, every day. Something I haven't done. I live the plan Monday - Friday and have taken the weekends off. Been doing this for a long time. Guess what Sher....How's that been working for ya?? Ummm....not so good! So its time to pull up the bootstraps once again and get back on the horse!!

So, I'm back and I'm ready to give it my best! With Lent starting on Wednesday, I wanted to do something that was a true sacrifice & challenge. For the last 3 years, I have given up diet pop/soda. This year, I have decided to do something a little different. If you remember., last year I did a diet called "The 17 Day Diet" by Dr Mike Moreno. It is a healthy diet plan with rapid results when you follow the program correctly. The best part is, even though I had only lost 12# I looked like I had lost more. I wasn't bloated, I lost 3 inches off my belly and people really noticed the change in me. So my plan is to follow the 17dd "Full out", no cheating starting today and through Easter. You may be thinking, "Sherri, that's just not right" but I think this is what I need to turn myself around and get back on track. The first 2 cycles are challenging but once you get into the groove of it, its actually pretty easy to do. The hardest part is not cheating, as is with any plan.

The 17 Day Diet consists of (4) 17 day cycles. Cycle 1 (C1) is the strictest but it is where you are detoxing from sugar and carbs for the first 17 days.  I have found C1 to be the most rewarding as you feel great on it and you consistently lose weight and you can not only feel the difference but you can SEE the difference! There are 3 more 17 day cycles. I wont elaborate on them now but I will as I go along. So today is Day 1 of Cycle 1 (D1C1) and I'm ready!! I just weighed in....its ugly! I'm not posting my weight but I will post my losses.

I hope you will join me these next 43 days and beyond. My daughter graduates from High School on June 11th and I don't want to hide from the camera. I want to be happy with myself, and how I look and feel. Right now, I feel miserable that I have allowed myself to gain back 20# of the over 40# that I had lost. No more beating myself up though. Its time to forgive myself and move on! Today is a new day....the slate is wiped clean!

Have a wonderful day!!!