I have created this blog to offer ideas and hopefully some motivation as well as to inform those who may be interested in the diet. I would love comments about your successes, frustrations,ideas, or recipes. If anyone would like to share their story or recipes I would love to add you as an author to this blog.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

3 Months, ALMOST 50 pounds and a few of my favorite things

Tonight I weighed in. It was one day later than I normally do because we were gone last night until 10:00. I was thrilled to have a 5 pound weight loss this week. That brought me down to 49.4 pounds lost!!! So close to 50 I can smell it and I can't wait! I think 5 pounds is incredible after 13 weeks of dieting. I've spent some time reflecting on how my life has changed in the last three months. I don't even feel like the same person and not necessarily because of my weight, but because I feel like I don't have to pretend that I'm ok like that any more. I know I still have a long way to go, but I am making progress and I am doing something about it and that lets me hold my head up. Sometimes I will be just paying bills or sweeping the floor and I find myself smiling. That NEVER happened before. I feel like I am a better wife and mother. No matter what diet plan people chose there is nothing like working to become a better, healthier person and finding success. Here are a few things that I have been so excited to discover in the past three months.

Comfortably fitting into theater/airplane seats
Much better hugs from my sweetheart
Sneaking a peek in the mirror instead of avoiding it
Smoother skin
More energy
No knee pain
Sitting my baby on my lap (I've found part of it)
Finding clothes at Costco that fit me
Changing sizes every few weeks
Looking forward to meals because I am actually hungry
Having my husband tell me I need to wear something different because my clothes look to big

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Week 12

This week I really wanted to hit 45 pounds lost. I fell a little short and lost 2.8 bringing me down 44.4 pounds. I didn't get down at all about not making it to 45. Next week I will blow 45 pounds lost away and hopefully split the difference between that and -50!!! I can't believe how close I am to that goal and how quickly it has come off. It is so fun when pants that barely fit two weeks ago are now hanging on me. This week I am going to go through my closet of many sizes and retire some things never to be worn again.

Week 11 a little late

I am late posting this so I don't remember much about how the week went. The small loss was due to hormonal female things so was to be expected. I was down 1.6 pounds this week.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What a week!!!

Tonight I weighed in and was down 40 pounds from my starting weight!! I was down 4 pounds this week. I forgot to say that I was down 2.6 last week. We were in California all week, and I was hoping to just not gain any weight, so I was thrilled with a 4 pound loss. We went out of town with some friends who are also doing the program, so that helped. One of our friends is a great chef, and made us some delicious dinners of shrimp, mixed veggies, & turkey patties! We also went out to a great seafood dinner. Our day at disneyland I just did my packets and bars and had a turkey salad for lunch. I wasn't sure how it would be being out of town for that long and not on our regular routine, but all three of us had a loss this week and I think that is a huge success!!! We had some dieters with great results this week. One that was amazing was a loss of 23 pounds after just 2 weeks! This is not typical and cannot be expected by all of us, but is awesome none the less. You guys are all doing great keep up the good work! Don't forget to come learn from the Ideal Protein nutrition specialist on Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00 at the office. Bring your friends and family.