The Diet – Post 3, Day 15

Yesterday was a weigh-in/measurement day and I only lost 1/2 pound. However, I lost 2% body fat and at least 1/2 inch off each measurement! And that’s more important to me than the number on the scale. The real reason I started this program was to get fit, healthy and feel good about myself. Here are the main things I learned this week:

#1: I’m wasn’t eating enough. Strange but true! After IdealShape posted an example meal plan of what a 130 pound person should be eating, I was shocked. For example, the breakfast is listed as:

2 Egg Whites
1 whole omega-3 Eggs
4 Strips Extra Lean Turkey Bacon
3/4 cup chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup onions
1/3 cup green peppers
1/4 cup tomatoes
1 oz Cheese

Do you realize how big of an omelet this makes? It’s HUGE! Not to mention the fact you are also supposed to eat 4 strips of turkey bacon. (Which is surprisingly good) The plan is to eat a snack 2-3 hours after you eat this monster omelet and repeat 3 more times throughout the day. So I’ve thrown up my arms and said, “Ok, ok. I’ll eat until I’m full if I have to.” Eating this much also takes a lot of planning. If you aren’t ready, you are going to get off-track really easy. On the days I didn’t take the time to plan out my day, I’ve found that when it comes time for me to eat I’m too indecisive about what to eat. Then more time passes and I find myself starving and ready to eat a cold hot dog. Not good.

#2: I like water. This is a big thing for me. I don’t really like the way water tastes and would only drink plain water when I was super thirsty. I would say I had a small addiction to Crystal Light. But Skyler said even though it contains a sugar substitute and very few calories, it can still give you cravings. I decided to go cold turkey and cut it out while I get myself back into shape. I’ve only had plain water to drink for the last 2 weeks! This is something I haven’t done before with any diet. I’m guessing I would have to attribute some of this to the Mastering the Mind CD I’ve been listening to. It walks me through looking forward to starting my day with a glass of water – and I do. We’ll see what else I uncover as I get a little further into the program. I was also surprised to find that 8 glasses isn’t really that much. I’ve been drinking around about 10-12 glasses a day. I’m getting used to it and the peeing like a banshee is finally starting to subside. (I don’t really know how a banshee pees, but it sounds like a lot :) )

#3: I don’t have narcolepsy, I was just being lazy. My energy levels have gone WAY up. Last week I didn’t have the urge to take a 2 PM nap with my kids like I usually do. I feel great and I’m sure my husband has been pleased with my rise in production.

So far, so good! I can’t believe I’m starting my 3rd week and I still feel like I’m going strong. I’m usually about ready to give up by now. I feel like this could be a great week so stay tuned for my results next Monday.


  1. Jo Lynn says:

    What’s the name of the program that you’re doing? I’m so proud of you, that sounds wonderful! I cut out sugar completely and I’m looking forward to feeling better inside and out. :) E-mail me the name of hte program..I want to try!

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