Weight – approx 240 +/- – the last time I was able to accurately weight myself the scale said 240.
Calories – between 475 and 600 calories per day
Cheats – twice in the past 6 days – I’ll elaborate on this below.
So I made it to two days past the halfway mark. Eating the low calorie, protein and veggies meals (only 2 per day) has been the easy part. I have a good schedule down now.
Here’s my schedule:
Morning – Prescribed weight loss drops – before I drink or eat anything as soon as I get up but after I’ve gone to the bathroom.
English breakfast tea with 1 packet of Stevia and then a warm up with a half pack of Stevia when the tea has cooled down.
Lunch time – between 11;30 am & 1 pm – 3 oz of protein with 1 cup of veggies – I’m supposed to only eat one type of veggies, but I have done a mixture (stir fry veggies) a few times and feel like I’m still on track and still losing. I can have a fruit with my lunch but I usually save it and have it as a snack between lunch and dinner. I’m very hungry by 3 pm.
I do more prescribed weight loss drops in the afternoon between lunch and dinner.
Snack – a small or medium serving of fruit. I can have a small pear, medium apple, cup of blueberries, cup of strawberries or a small orange. I have my fruit every day. If I don’t have this, I’m ravenous and then I cheat and eat something that I’m not supposed to.
Dinner – between 6 pm and 8 pm. I’m trying to eat earlier because I’m pretty hungry by dinner time. I make sure I have another serving of fruit after dinner or with dinner and if I have tomatoes with dinner, they count as a fruit. Ugh!
Before bed, I do a cup of herbal tea and my last dose of prescribed weight loss drops.
I’m drinking between 80 and 92 oz of water, caffeinated tea (I usually have 2 to 3 cups per day), herbal tea and bubbly water each day. I’m definitely peeing more but until a couple of days ago, I was really thirsty and felt I needed to drink more. My water consumption has decreased a little bit over the past couple of days.
Other than my face being broken out like a teenager right now, my detox symptoms have disappeared. I am still laid up with a broken ankle and taking pain meds as needed.
Now about my two cheats…I had to go out and go to the orthopedic doctor, had lunch before I left but with the extra work it took me to use my crutches, I’m sure I burned extra calories. On the way the back to my place, I asked my friend to stop at the Sugar Bake Shop and get me a Paleo muffin. I just love them and I brought it home and enjoyed it with a cup of tea. It was awesome, tasted so good and I didn’t feel back about cheating at all. I felt like I needed it that day. I got right back on track and that only added about 100 calories to my calories for the day. I’m sure the sugar in it wasn’t good, but it was so good. I’m remembering it fondly as I type this. 🙂
The other cheat was on Friday night. We had some people over to sign my cast and just hang out. After everyone left and we were cleaning up the kitchen, putting the crakers, chips, cheese, and salami away, I saw chocolate covered pretzels. I’m a sucker for anything chocolate covered. I found two broken pieces and ate them both when Steve wasn’t looking. I’m celiac and was pretty sure that I’d be sick that night from that splurge. I didn’t get sick, and even though I ate a small amount of sugar and gluten, I think my gut is healed or on it’s way to being healed from my drastic eating and lifestyle change. The chocolate covered pretzels weren’t as satisfying as the paleo muffin, even though they were tasty in the moment!
I have 17 more days to go on this program and I’m determined to see it through. I should be getting a walking boot next week and hope I can start weighing myself again and also get out of the house more. That will present with me a whole new set of challenges, as I’ll be able to get out and shop for myself again and eat out if I choose to. I can’t lie, I do miss carbs, I’m hungry alot and I don’t think I could eat like this forever. I do think I can make some drastic changes to be much more healthy, but limiting things that I love isn’t going to work for me long term. I can do anything for 40 days and will see this program through the end, after that, I hope to add some things back into my diet and I also hope to be able to eat more calories.
This program guarantees that you will lose between 20 and 45 pounds in 40 days. I will be happy with 20 to 25 pounds. If it’s higher than that, it will be a bonus to me.
I’ll write more in a couple of days. Thanks for following along on my crazy 40 day journey. A journey that has been crazier than I expected with my broken ankle added to the mix!