Friday, May 5, 2017

The Boiled Egg diet: 20 lbs in 2 weeks!

Day 1.

So,   we have previously ascertained that crash diets don't necessarily get the results that they promised.

The military diet was a sad disappointment, let's hope that the boiled egg diet actually holds up to at least some of its hype....Otherwise I'm effed on vow renewal day.

So my diet looks like this:
WEEK 1:
1. Friday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – fruit and 2 slices of meal bread.
• For dinner – Salad and cooked chicken.
2. Saturday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – green salad and cooked chicken.
• For dinner – 2 boiled eggs, salad and an orange.
3. Sunday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – low-fat cheese, a slice of meal bread and one tomato.
• For dinner – Salad and cooked chicken.
4. Monday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – fruit.
• For dinner – salad and streamed chicken.
5. Tuesday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – streamed vegetables and 2 boiled eggs.
• For dinner – barbequed fish and salad.
6. Wednesday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – fruit.
• For dinner – salad and streamed chicken.
7. Thursday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – streamed vegetables with chicken and a tomato salad.
• For dinner – streamed vegetables.
WEEK 2:
1. Friday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – chicken and salad.
• For dinner – 2 boiled eggs, salad and an orange.
2. Saturday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – streamed vegetables and 2 boiled eggs.
• For dinner – barbequed fish and salad.
3. Sunday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – Salad and cooked chicken.
• For dinner – 2 boiled eggs, salad and an orange.
4. Monday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – low-fat cheese, 2 boiled eggs and streamed vegetables.
• For dinner – salad and streamed chicken.
5. Tuesday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – tuna salad.
• For dinner – salad and 2 boiled eggs.
6. Wednesday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch – salad and cooked chicken.
• For dinner – fruits.
7. Thursday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.
• For lunch and dinner – streamed chicken and streamed vegetables
.................
 I'll be taking 2 days off two days at least for my vow renewal before starting The GM diet, I refuse to be hangry whilst declaring my love for my husband

For now I am here:
 Friday:
• For breakfast – fruit and 2 boiled eggs.

• For lunch – fruit and 2 slices of meal bread.

• For dinner – Salad and cooked chicken.

This diet really leaves a lot of room to interpretation. Like the other diet was specific like "you can have five crackers and two ounces of meat" and this diet is just like "I don't know, chicken is good for you have some chicken"

It doesn't specify whether it should be white meat chicken, dark meat chicken, how much chicken I should be eating, what method of cooking I should use. It also doesn't specify how much dressing I'm allowed to have, or whether it has to be low fat. It doesn't say what kind of additions I can or cannot make into my salad..... technically I could still be following this diet if I ate eight pieces Fried Chicken right now with a small salad.

But I'm not gonna do that **sigh**
Soooooooooo....



Honestly I am surprised to see this diet having even lower calories than the last! Hope that doesnt continue!!

xoxo
ME

MILITARY DIET: the verdict.

10 lbs in 3 days?

On Tuesday I started out here....

 Did I lose 10 pounds in 3 days as this"diet" promises?

***drumroll***

Wah wah waahhhhhhhhh.
Nope.
I Lost 3.2 lbs.

So after 3 days of being hungry and tired and grouchy I am here....

Was it worth it?
Ehhhhhhh.
I'd say no, but in my case that 3lbs made the difference between obese a vs overweight
And that's worth it a little bit.

Would I do it again?
Hell no. I can lose that amount of weight without eating plain tuna and grapefruit.

So here's what I am working with now ...


Yep, still fat.


Please excuse my nipples, they wouldn't cooperate.  HAPPY FRIDAY!

Bub bub likes to witness all my humiliations in life. He also watches me shower and tries to sit on my lap when I poop. He's my  little peeping tom(cat)

so military diet was a bust,  and I only made three concessions to the diet.  When I was feeling exhausted and run down I drank 2 emergen-c packets, which are 35 calories a piece BUT I did 70 jumping jacks which burn 1 calorie each so I doubt think this affected my results 

And last night I gave up on the nasty canned tuna .... and added 15 calories of pickle relish. 
I don't think that's responsible for me not losing 7 lbs though. 

Next up, the boiled egg diet. 
Starting today!

xoxo
ME


Thursday, May 4, 2017

MILITARY DIET: the final day

Thank God it's OVER. 

I made it.
I'm too tired to blog about it, but I made it.

Long story short,  today went like this:

Breakfast: a slice of cheddar cheese,  5 crackers,  and an apple

Lunch?
A boiled egg and piece of toast. 

And finally,  the meal I've been dreading since my first encounter with canned tuna on Tuesday....

Dinner.
1 cup of tuna, 1 c vanilla ice cream,  1/2 a banana. 

What a combination. 



Safe to say this"diet" is not healthy or sustainable for a period, I'm low on almost every darn thing. 

It was raining (again) , and it's freezing out.
So today I skipped the walk. The diet is supposed to be enough on its own anyway...

I have a near constant headache,  which COULD just be sinuses,  and I'm extremely exhausted/ borderline lethargic.  This COULD be due to hormones+ 50 hour workweek.
But heads up, it could not be.

I'm going to go to sleep,  and I'd BETTER wake up at least 5 lbs skinnier or you will see me on the news for holding up dairy queen.

xoxo
ME

MILITARY DIET: Day 2 recap

Less thinking about food today? No.

I.am.so.tired.
Now this may not be a real side effect  of the diet,  because I'm about to start my period which ladies know means I'm exhausted, I'm bloated,  and I'm constipated.

All the "hangry " I've been experiencing could be regular hormone fluctuations as well.

I don't know if this will be an accurate representation of the success/ failure of this diet..... But damn it I'm going to see it through.

So day 2.
Breakfast was one egg, one slice of  dry 12 grain toast,  and 1/2 a banana
I almost forgot the banana, and I was SO EXCITED whenI remembered it. Because I was starved.

Lunch was a very odd combination of 1 c cottage cheese, 1 boiled egg, and 5 whole wheat saltines

And dinner I looked forward to ALL DAY.

For dinner I got 2 hot dogs (which I bought all beef premium hot dogs becauseI dislike hot dogs as a rule) 1/2 c carrots, 1 c broccoli, 1/2 a banana,  and 1/2 c of vanilla ice cream(which I ate this time)

So my total caloric intake for the day looks like this...



And despite it being cold as eff, and sprinkling I still got my walk in for the evening
So day two complete,  final day is today and I'll weigh in tomorrow with results!

Almost over,  almost.

xoxo
ME

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MILITARY DIET: DAY 1 RECAP

Day one complete!

I didn't realize I thought about food this often ya'll.

My day started out pretty smooth, with my typical cup of black coffee.

Breakfast time came around and I got a piece of 12 grain toast, with 2 Tbs of peanut butter (so.much.peanut butter.) And a half a grapefruit.

 It was really difficult to eat that grapefruit.  The acid plus my coffee that morning made my stomach hurt! 

I was pretty full after breakfast. 
So far so good. 

It didn't take long before I started getting hungry,  then really hungry thanks to bcbs's bright idea to make my lunch break wait until 12:45 😒

So after waiting an eternity and starting to get hangry, finally lunchtime arrived!


Now I've always liked tuna,  so I didn't think anything of eating 1/2 c of canned tuna and another piece of 12grain toast.  But oh, em, gee that tuna was soooooooo fishy. The only wayI got it down was because I ate it ON the bread. 

Ick.
And now the wait for dinner commenced....and 
dinner did not come for a very long time.

I am currently working 50 hour workweeks until our vow renewal to pay for this extravagant affair,  so I didn't get off work until 6pm, then took Ellie for a walk before coming home and starting dinner. 


I fantasized about dinner the whole way home.... and I tried to talk me into eating done cookie dough and then just doing extra exercise.  But I didn't do it! You guys,  Im so proud of me.



WhenI got home, I got 2oz of meat (I choose steak) 1c green beans,  1 apple,  1/2 a banana,  and a cup of vanilla ice cream for dinner.
Nom nom nom.

I was so stuffed that I didn't eat the ice cream though.....

So my grand total of the day is actually 200 calories less than my tracker 


So day one was a frustrating,  but I made it! Who knew I thought about snacking so much,  that was really eye opening for me!

1/3 of the way done and on to day two!!!!!

xoxo
ME

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Does it work? This blogger wants to know!

As many of you know,  I am overweight. 

Obese actually according to the BMI scale.
I've been struggling to lose weight now for over a year and its a constant frustration to me to finally get close to the first goal I set in a series of steps only to gain 5 lbs and struggle to lose 5 lbs, and then gain 8 lbs and struggle to lose 8 lbs.

I reached my first mile marker ONCE. I was 180.2 lbs last week, and was ready to get to my next goal of 170.
Woke up the next day and was 183.

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For some people, the worst part of thier day might be when the alarm clock goes off, when their spouse leaves for work,  or when they punch "in" at work.
For me,  this is the worst part of my day.  Every day.

I just want to be 170 by my vow renewal and now I only have 18 days left.

Of course in desperation,  I googled.
And you know what I came up with?
The same 4 diets I always run into.

And you  know what I thought?
WHY NOT.

so today is day one,  I'm starting with the "3 day military diet" which promises a 10lb weight loss in only 3 days

So I went grocery shopping

And I downloaded the meal plan...


And I'm committing to 30 minutes of exercise per day, to give it the BEST chance of success.

From whatI've read this diet is pretty close to what I've already been eating calorie wise, and i already drink black coffee and unsweetened green tea every day. 
Hopefully it will be a breeze!

What have I got to lose? Besides 30 lbs.

Day 1.
Starting weight 181lbs
Here we go!

I'm not going to weigh in add-in until Friday morning, but I'll update my blog tomorrow with how day 1 went!!!!

xoxo
ME

Monday, March 27, 2017

Deep thoughts about a Caboodles box

Surely I'm not the only I've who still has  (and uses) my caboodles box from junior high school?


This thing has to be at least 15 years old.
And I cannot bring myself to get rid of it.

Every few years I empty it out, throwing away old makeup that's busted or dried out or just ugly.

I spend some time polishing the mirror and cleaning all the dust and eyeliner smudges out.

I usually do this about when it gets too full or too dirty to look at, and tonight was one such night.

I was standing at the kitchen sink and thinking about my teenage years,  all the houses this caboodles box was hefted to.

It was with me in my most tumultuous times and the lock still clicks,  the mirror still shines, and the handle is still firmly attached.

This caboodles box went with me when I moved out on my own for the first time,  with a no good guy and then it came home to the safehaven of my dad's with me one dark night when I rushed to grab everything before the boy came home and I couldn't get away.

This box saw my tiny bathroom of my first real home away from my parents.
It saw me dancing in front of the bathroom mirror like a loon when Brandon kissed me for the first time.

It joined me on my wedding day, hurriedly writing vows in the bathroom stall.

It kept my makeup securely contained when I moved,  and moved,  and moved.

This box sat on my countertop while I injected meds into my stomach,  my hips,  and my tush.

It bore witness to the pregnancy test turning positive,  as I sobbed gratefully into my husbands shoulder.

And it stood guard as I cried less grateful tears a few days later.

This caboodles box has seen me go from an insecure bubbly teenager to an insecure anxious woman.

The makeup may have changed,  going from NYC and wet and wild to lipsense and Revlon, but the contents are the same.



The insides of this box tell the story of a woman who tries so hard to be more,  I'd like to think it will be there when she succeeds.

xoxo
ME