Tuesday, July 3, 2007

2 Down, 13 to Go

I'm dieting - AGAIN. But this time I decided to just do it. I looked into a lot of different plans, because obviously eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage, hamburgers, steaks and chicken ain't doin' it for me anymore. You've guessed it, I am an Atkins fan. I lost 15-20 pounds a few years ago with Atkins and I have been able to maintain my weight while really chowin' down. I have a problem with self denial and I love eggs, meat and cheese, so it was perfect for me. But my body has betrayed me. I am unable to lose "the baby weight". Actually, it's more baby belly than baby weight. I weigh a few pounds less now than before I became pregnant with the twins. However, the pregnancy did something to my upper abdomen and thighs that is appalling. The skin is loose and hanging and just gross. I figure 15 pounds should do it.

After thoughtful consideration of my inability to control myself, I decided on Slimfast. Why? Because if the food is not in the house, I won't be able to eat it. I don't usually have a problem keeping the weight off once it's gone, so hopefully eating real food again 3 meals a day won't be an issue when this "diet" is over. Of course I will exercise whenever I am able and hopefully that will help, too. But for me, I really need to sweat and pant for exercise to work at all. Mere walking just doesn't cut it.

Here's how it goes...

Shake for breakfast, along with a small portion of some healthy food. I usually have 1/2 cup cottage cheese with pineapple.

Shake for lunch, along with a small portion of healthy food. I usually have 1/2 can tuna with a few grape tomatoes and baby carrots.

Then I get to have 2 fruits and 1 snack. I usually have an apple or an orange sometime after lunch, then I get my chocolate fix with a really small snack bar. Can you say ripoff?

Then dinner - a piece of chicken or other protein the size of my very small palm and a plate full of veggies.

Funny thing is, if I weighed more, I'd be allowed more snacks and fruit. So I thought maybe I'd gain 20 pounds, the I could eat more to lose weight. Not a good idea, right? Just a thought.

I started last Wednesday, and on Saturday, at my private weigh-in on my inaccurate scale in my bathroom, I was 2 pounds lighter. Only 13 more to go. I figure if I can lose 2 pounds week, I only have 6 more weeks of torture.

Enough about the diet. I just needed to put it in writing so that I have no choice but to stick to it.


K J and the kids said...

You are CRAZY ! That stomach you have is from popping out twins. It's something only time will heal. I promise you.
15lbs is a lot of weight. I've seen pictures of you. I don't think you have 15 lbs to lose.

Weight Watchers is similar. It always pissed me off how heavier people got to eat more points ! I thought the same way, I'll gain weight and then I will be able to eat more too. :)

Good luck to you....because you want to do it.

ECand3 said...

Most people don't think I look like I need to lose it, but I know what is under these clothes. I am only 5'2" and weigh 153 lbs. Oops - 151 lbs, so I definitely have it to lose, I just carry it well because I am athletic and muscular (sort of - less now than a few years ago). Maybe if I looked heavier, I would have been more motivated to lose it a long time ago. Hmmmmmmm.

nailgirl said...

Good luck, I need to do something with this atrocious body also.

Tammy said...

You absolutely crack me up--that is why you are my friend! Good luck!

Holly said...

Good for you!
I've been doing weight watchers (I've lost 13.6 lbs in the first 6 weeks) - but I have a hell of a lot more to lose than you.

ECand3 said...

Tammy - you are my friend. Any spelling/grammatical errors?

Holly - That is awesome - good for you! Keep it up, girl!

hotomiky said...

Good Luck! You'll lose 15 lbs only if you stick to the plan :o) (that is the hardest part). I lost 21 lbs within 2 weeks last year on south beach diet plan. This year, I plan to put myself on diet again after cruise.

keep it up!!!