Thursday, May 26, 2011

Week 1 Results

Ok, last week I began a weight loss journey called "The 17 Day Diet, written by Dr Mike Moreno. Let me just say I am a bit of a fussy eater so because I don't eat fish (unless is crumbed and deep fried) it really left me with eggs and chicken or turkey mince as protein. Chicken of course being my least favourite meat also. Would much prefer a slab of lamb or steak but perhaps that's what got me here in the first place. So it was eggs for breakfast, chicken and salad for lunch and chicken and steamed veggies for dinner (with some variations of course). I've really enjoyed the yoghurt and fruit and I've also enjoyed feeling hungry again. So, drum roll my first week I have lost 1.5 kg! I haven't lost that much in one week since I first went to Weight Watchers about 15 years ago. I'm more than happy with this week's outcome and look forward to the challenges the weekend will bring with a grown up's party to attend without child and no doubt my family's request for takeaway. Looks like an alcohol free, hangover free, strong willed weekend for me!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Diet is Die With a Capital "T"

I know you should always live a healthy life by eating the right foods and doing exercise.  I know what the 'right' foods are and when I am being very focused, most of the time I can eat right.  Exercise is easy for me.  I do exercise I enjoy and therefore I don't notice I'm exercising.  It's the eating right that is the most challenging for me.  Over the last 5 years I have managed to put on an extra 7-8 kilos and I find as I get older, it is more difficult for me to shift.  I am very addicted to sugar and get huge cravings for sugar.  I have tried to eat loads of healthy food and very little of the unhealthy, processed foods however it hasn't been long lasting.
I wouldn't say I am normally a 'fad diet' person either.  The only time I have really gone on a 'diet' is I usually do a detox once a year and years ago I lost weight through Weight Watchers which I wouldn't call a diet, I would call it eating healthy.  So, last night on a current affairs program on television (can't remember which one I was watching) they talked about a book/program called "The 17 Day Diet".  I went to the book shop this morning and spent a considerable amount of time reading, looking at the menu and weighing up whether or not to buy it.  I did in the end buy the book and have started reading.  My plan is that I am going to read the book and when I feel knowledgeable enough (and I have purchased the items I need to kick it off) I will start "The 17 Day Diet".  I hope you don't mind listening to my journey.  I'm planning to give you a regular update on what it's like, whether I'm being successful or not and how I feel, etc.  So stay tuned and I'll keep you posted.