Sunday, February 27, 2011

200.8 and Day 1 Do-Over.

200.8 (down 1.2 for the week)?? I'm so close to finally being under 200! I hopped back on a few times just to make sure, and got the same number all 3 times. I will be below 200 next week. On the new plan, there's no way it won't happen.

Speaking of new plan, yesterday was tough. The missing carbs had me a little shaky by dinner, which really made me feel like a junkie! I can already see where I'm going to run into problems.. since I can't have fruit after 2pm, finding handy snacks on the go may be difficult. All meals, even lunch now, are going to require a lot of planning ahead. Dinner always has, but I've always had back-up meals for breakfast and lunch (like peanut butter toast with banana and lean cuisines) and those won't be added in until later, if at all. It won't be an issue, I just can't wait until the last minute. I'll be packing individual salads for something quick, and a few hard boiled eggs will be an easy breakfast when I'm running late for work.

Also, since today was weigh-in, I'm scrapping yesterday as Day 1 on the first cycle and starting today. No real reason, just seemed good to start counting on weigh-in day. Easier to keep track of.

I've already had a few friends tell me there's no way they could do this plan- mostly because it's too strict. Just to clear this up- it is strict. The list of foods you can have for the first 17 day cycle is short. However, it's just 17 days. The next cycle starts adding natural starchy vegetables back in (in moderation, and before 2pm). You can do anything for 17 days, right? Especially knowing there's a light at the end of the tunnel? That's how I'm approaching it. Yes, it's going to suck some days- but I can deal for 17 days.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, you are so close...must feel pretty good.

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  2. I personally was never able to do the eliminating low carb thing. My friend however, was extremely successful at it. I'm a big fan of just finding what is RIGHT for you and sticking with it. For me, lowering carbs consideralbly was essential but I never eliminated them. I love my whole wheat tortillas too much. :-)

    You're right, 17 days is nothing. Think of the last 30 - 40 years of eating WAY too many carbs. 17 days is nothing. It WILL get easier and you won't crave them anymore. I'm still doing the 1200 calorie thing and I am amazed how SIMPLE it is now. It will be that way for you too! I broke into the 210's today (barely) but it was nice. You'll see the 1's very soon, and I'm right behind you! :-)

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  3. Congrats, getting to wonderland! YAY. So excited for you!

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  4. GREAT weigh in!! You'll be under 200 so quick! Good job, I'm excited for you :)

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  5. I really admire what you're doing. I've tried giving up carbs several times, and I've failed miserably every single time. Hang in there and congrats on that loss! You'll be in Onederland next week, for sure! :)

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  6. You are SO close to Onederland!!! Keep it up! :)

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  7. SO CLOSE, Mrs. D - you can do it! How exciting!!! I know you'll break in to Onderland next week -- you're on a roll! That's fantastic!!! :D

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