Sunday, April 25, 2010

Preparation for Round 2

I am getting ready to start my second round this weekend. I'm so excited! I just received some super cute (size 30) desiner shorts that I can't wait to fit into!! Of course, it will be July by the time I got off of my second round (shots and maintenance), but I'll still have time to wear shorts, right? Unless it snows in July....which would be weird.

I'm a little nervous about starting my second round, though. I know a couple of people who didn't do so well on their subsequent rounds, and I'm a little stressed about that. I'm sure it will be fine, though, once I get started.

The thing that makes me crazy, though, are all the excuses I've heard, in person or online, for not sticking with a program that is really so easy. "I only cheated once." "I don't have time." "It's easier to just go out than eat what I'm supposed to." "It's too hard to follow the diet."

Seriously? You are able to lose up to 35 lbs (depending on your starting weight, I'm sure) in as little as 7 weeks, and you're cheating because it's "too hard?" This has been the easiest diet I've ever been on. Yes, it takes a lot of self control, but it's totally worth it. All it takes is 7 weeks of a little self control, and you can lose weight. No exercise. No nasty diet food. The food we eat is actually really good, and you have a lot of different combination choices.

So, I will start writing more faithfully once I start round 2. I will probably start Friday, so I will definitely see you all then!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Well, I'm off maintenance. I can officially reintroduce starches and sugars. Slowly. Very slowly.

Today I had a few m&m's from my son's Easter basket. They were just ok. I also had a piece of Harry and David Moose Munch. It wasn't what I had hyped it up to be. I went out and bought more sugar-free candy. It's just so much better. And better for you.

I did the shopping today and bought a bunch of "healthy" stuff, like gluten free muffin mix. It'll be interesting to see how good (or bad) they taste!

I am determined to keep eating some of the things from maintenance. Like, today it was so nice outside that we pulled out the Weber grill and fired it up! I had a nice sirloin steak with grilled mushrooms (and melted Swiss cheese on top). For dessert my fabulous husband grilled me a Fuji apple, sprinkled it with cinnamon, and then I topped it with the whipped topping recipe from the maintenance program. It melted just like ice cream. It was fabulous! I even got my son calling it ice cream. He's three, so I guess that wasn't too hard, but he LOVES it! He even ate some of the apple.

My husband just started the program, he's about 5 days in, and is liking it so far. It's funny to see him do it though, because he's always complaining that he's "starving." I laugh and remind him how he treated me my first few weeks. At least I'm kind enough to eat my cream cheese muffins in the kitchen behind the wall where he can't see me!

I have decided to do a second round. When DH ordered his stuff, he ordered me some as well, so it's sitting in the fridge waiting to be mixed. I have three weeks of waiting. If my calculations are correct, I can start May 1st, or thereabouts. I'll be done in time for summer vay-cay to Deer Valley. Hopefully by then my swimming suit will fit (I tried it on tonight....not yet!).

It's been fun to see the interest in what I've done to lose the almost 35 lbs. So many people I know are doing the program now. It's awesome! Most of my family is on it, or will be shortly, and even some family friends have expressed interest in joining the "fun!"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Maintenance - Day 20

Tomorrow is my last day on maintenance. I must admit, I'm a little scared.

Today I had to do an egg day because I was 2 lbs over my last injection day weight. BOO! Good news though, it took almost 3 full weeks to gain 2 lbs. That's pretty good, considering that before all I had to do was look at a bowl of cereal and I'd gain a pound! Can I just say, eating 12 eggs in one day is not as easy as it sounds. It sucks! I am so sick of eggs!!

So here's to tomorrow and my last day on maintenance. On Friday I start phasing in my starches and sugars. Exciting but SCARY!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Maintenance - Day 16

I am quickly approaching the end of my 3 week maintenance program.

I've been yo-yo-ing a little, which I understand to be normal. I'm doing well though. I'm within the 2 lb range of my final injection day, so all is well :)

I am excited to be able to eat "normal" again, but will be keeping a lot of the things I've been eating on maintenance. My all-time favorite recipe is the cream cheese muffins with a little SF syrup. YUMMY!

And the SF peanut butter cookies.

And the whipped topping on SF Jello gelatin cups. Mmmm....

And the SF candy has been quite delightful as well.

So, as you can see, my diet will have changed. It will, however, be nice to be able to eat bread again. I miss my PBJ sandies. Mmmm....And I have a girl scout cookie with my name on it in my trunk...just waiting....

But I'm not going to go crazy. I've been eating, and eating well, so it's not like I'm starving all the time. A lot of times I am actually quite full.

Last night we had Easter dinner with my family, and everyone had pasta/Caesar salads with jello and hogi sandies and strawberry shortcake (my assignment). I planned ahead and brought a zucchini which I sliced. A hard-boiled egg which I mashed up with some butter, and then had some of the deli turkey (no sugars in it, I checked the lable), some tomato, and some of the pickles and olives. Then for dessert I set aside a bowl of cut strawberries, sprinkled on some Splenda and used my whipped topping recipe (which EVERYONE enjoyed immensely) on top of it. Ooh it was delightful! Of course, it was only like 400 calories total, so I had to eat some food when I got home because I was way under my calories, but that's okay. I made what we had at the party work, with a little planning ahead.