I'm so not a disciplined blogger. I want to post everyday and think about it but don't make the time. Anyway, I'm still on the diet (or eating plan as I call it) and I'm still doing okay.
Thursday and Friday (Phase 2 days) are awful!! You eat all protein and veggies. You must have animal protein at every meal and snack. It was awful but doable. Even though one rule is you must eat all your meals and snacks, I didn't finish my snack on Thursday. After 2.5 egg whites I gave the rest to Cupcake. I was gagging. Then on Friday I didn't eat a full afternoon snack either. I'll try harder this week. Yesterday started Phase 3 and I LOVE Phase 3! I've eaten things like Sprouted Grain Bread with raw almond butter, avocado, and lots of fruit. I can get through Phase 2 each week knowing Phase 3 is next! Just for the record Kim (my friend doing this with me) and I call Phase 2 HELL. That how we refer to Phase 2...Hell.
I have really begun to notice how much "mindless" eating I do. (Well, not on this plan but before and hopefully never again.) Just eating a little of something because it was there or because someone offered it or because it just sounded good. It didn't matter if I was hungry. Kim and I were talking today about how we are going to eat when this is over. We don't really know but we both agreed we want to not take up the bad habits we've picked up. We'll see.
As for how I feel, I do feel different. I was trying to explain it to my mom and all I could say was I feel cleaner and flatter...not bloated. I didn't eat terrible before. I probably eat better than most but I still at so much processed foods with chemicals. I'd love to stay away from that after these 28 days. We will see.
I did weigh myself and I have lost 4 pounds. While that is great I want to see if it's what I call "sustained weight loss". Meaning will it stay off. Your weight can fluctuate for so many reasons. We'll see at the end if there is true weight loss.
One last thing, the restricted exercise is killing me worse than not having Diet Coke! Friday I had a total meltdown over something that I normally would not have. I went to the gym (it should have been a day off) and did a weight class and felt 3000% better. It was very hard for me not to work out today. Working out keeps me sane. Really, I'm not kidding it is like therapy for me. I'm addicted to exercise endorphins!
That's all for today. I'll be back...probably not tomorrow but soon!