Thursday, January 13, 2011

The 17 Day Diet -- Days 11-13

1/11/11

I'm to the point with this cycle of the diet that it's started feeling normal. It's that thing going on in the background--the food I eat--the diet that sets the pace of my daily schedule. I'm still struggling to get my water in, and sometimes, on particularly hectic days, I miss a cup of green tea or two. But overall, doing the diet isn't such a big deal anymore. I'm curious to see how the transition to cycle 2 is going to go (In 7 days! I'm more than halfway there!). I know you're all probably sick to death of reading my daily menus by now, but having to write down (and post) every bite that goes in my mouth is keeping me on track and accountable (to myself and the free world). So bear with me. It won't be so repetitive as I progress through the cycles. And trust me, I'm looking forward to more variety, too.

Breakfast
hot water w/ lemon
2 hard boiled eggs
apple
green tea w/Truvia
Snack
plain yogurt with sugar-free cherry preserves
Lunch
caprese salad
roasted brussels sprouts
green tea w/Truvia
Snack
plain yogurt with sugar-free cherry preserves
apple
Dinner
salmon lemonato
steamed broccoli/cauliflower/carrots
green tea w/Truvia

1/12/11

No movement on the scale today. Boo. I haven't hardly been drinking any water--only tea--and I'm sure that's part of the problem. I also didn't do any workout of any kind yesterday. Tomorrow Kira and I have our weekly wii weigh in, and I want to see some progress, so I'll be drinking *all* my water today and do an extra long workout today during naptime. The boys are running around today like crazy children, so hopefully, that will be sooner rather than later.

Breakfast
hot water w/lemon
2 hard boiled eggs
1/2 grapefruit
green tea w/ Truvia
Snack
plain yogurt w/ sugar free cherry preserves
Lunch
baked salmon
roasted brussels sprouts (I know you're probably wondering how many more brussels sprouts I have to eat before I turn into one... but they're so yummy. I slice brussels sprouts into thin pieces, put them in a glass baking dish with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, sprinkle with parmesesan cheese and bake at 400F for about 20 min (or stick them under the broiler). When I'm not dieting, I also add mozzarella or feta, and sometimes bacon pieces. Yum!)
orange
Snack
plain yogurt w/ sugar free cherry preserves
green tea w/ Truvia
Dinner
sesame salmon
carrots
green tea w/Truvia

1/13/11

I didn't get *all* my water in, but did probably drink 48oz plus three cups of green tea. And I had really wanted to do a good long workout on the elliptical, but Sam refused to take a nap. I did do 45 minutes on the wii (step aerobics and jogging). The best laid plains... Anyway, I've officially reached the point in the diet where I'm starting to get really, really bored with my food options. The thought of eating another piece of chicken makes me feel physically ill (hence the salmon tangent yesterday) and I would do almost anything right now for a burger. The upside is that I'm never hungry, and feel really good, aside from almost constant muscle aches and pains from work ing out out on a daily basis. I'm demanding a lot from my body right now and still want to push myself and do more. The scale moved .7 lbs since the 11th. I've lost 8 lbs in total now. Well on my way to 10 lbs by the 17th.

Breakfast
hot water w/ lemon
2 hard boiled eggs
1/2 grapefruit
Snack
yogurt w/ sugar free strawberry preserves
Lunch
salmon
carrots
Snack
yogurt smoothie w/sugar free cherry preserves and strawberries
Dinner
sesame salmon
brussels sprouts
roasted broccoli/cauliflower
(Time to go grocery shopping. I need more variety!)

Final Thoughts

It's been almost two weeks now and I'm feeling confident that this is a do-able diet. I've lost 8 lbs in 13 days, which isn't bad at all. I feel good too. Before beginning this diet, I felt sick a lot, with low grade nausea most of the time and no energy. I know I have sensitivities to gluten and taste buds that crave every kind of crap you can imagine, so it's been great being freed from that. Nearly as satisfying as the weight loss is the certain knowledge that I'm eating really, really well. My biggest concern is saving money *and* eating healthy, but I've got a few ideas about that that I'll be writing about tomorrow.

2 comments:

  1. Way to go Brittany! 8 pounds in 13 days is AMAZING! I'm enjoying reading about your progress. It is inspiring. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Thanks Ruth! I can't decide if hijacking my blog for talk of weight loss and diet was a good thing or not. It's nice to know that some of my regular readers aren't totally put out with me. :-)

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