Fast Diet – Day 2

Good evening, today was the second day of my fast diet, and it was a good day, I have been so strict lately that this was a good day to kind of eat what I wanted to but keeping it healthy.

Breakfast:  hot water and lemon, Greek yogurt – lime flavoured – 100 calories

Lunch:  4 blue plums, 1 nectarine, pineapple Greek yogurt and some CheeCha’s which is a puffed potato chip – they are 160 calories for 68 of them and I had 34 – so 80 for that 100 for the yogurt, and about 80 for the fruit – 260

Snack – more CheeCha’s – 80

Dinner – tacos –  I had 3 soft tacos with beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and hot sauce so on average they are about 250 each – which is about 750 calories

Snack:  Breyers Vanilla Ice Cream – 1/2 cup – 130 calories

So my full day was 1320 calories, a little more that I could have done with, but I didn’t eat after 7.

Tomorrow is another 1200-1500 calorie day and I need to try to eat a little better than today.

Off I go, need to get my beauty sleep!

Fast Diet – Day 1

Today was my fast day, so I needed to stay under 500 calories, and it went well.  Before I get started, yesterday, was technically day 1 of the fast diet, however, to be honest, I didn’t do so well.  I did have lunch at Jack Astor’s with my cousins, and I did so good, I had the steak, with vegetables instead of the potato, and I had a soda water with lime.  Perfect lunch, right?  Well, then we went back to my cousins house for coffee, and that is were things went south…I had a piece of cake, a few nuts, 2 chocolate covered almonds..umm…oh yeah…and some Japanese rice crackers…I would love to tell you that was it, however, it was not.  We had a birthday party to go to for my friends son, and you know what birthday parties have, they have cake and pizza, and chips, and well, that was dinner.  Again, I really have no regrets, this is life and this is how I live it.  I enjoyed the company, the festivities, my family, my friends, and food is something that we just can’t get away from.  Yes, I ate the food, but when I look back, it was a great time with lots of good conversations.

So back to today, today was a good day, I stayed under 500 calories, and ate the following:

Breakfast:  my stomach was still a bit full from the day before, so I had a cup of hot lemon water.

Snack:  I had 3 small blue plums – about 45 calories, and a clementine, about 40 calories.

Lunch:  I had 3 rice crackers and 1 extra large boiled egg.  which was about 107 calories in total.

Dinner:  I had another boiled egg – 80 calories.

I just finished a green tea, and overall I feel pretty good, with that said, I am a little constipated.  But I don’t have a headache and I’m not overly hungry.

Off I go, I still have dishes to do before I head off to bed…

GM Diet – Results – Fast Diet – Summary

Good morning, today was weigh in day.  When I started this diet a week ago, I was 160.5 pounds, and this morning I was 155.5 so that is a total of 5 pounds, this diet states that you will lose on average 7-10 pounds, but that was not the case, if you recall, I did have one cheat day, with 2 squares of pizza, but I really didn’t think that would affect it with this little weight loss.

Overall on this diet, I felt good, no headaches, it is very easy to follow, though I really missed meat, my goal is to do this diet once more but do the other version that lets you have beef, and there is a soup that goes with it as well.  I will try that one out and see what happens.

You won’t starve on this diet, however, it allows you to eat as much as you like on most days, mostly fruits and veggies, but still, I believe that I do better when things need to be measured out, one of my issues is eating too much as it is and not stopping even when I am full, so having limitless diets, might not work in my favour.

This coming week, including today, I have lots of events and plans made, so I decided to do the FAST diet, starting today and going till Saturday.  The fast diet is better if you keep it up for a long period of time, the weight loss is slow and steady and I have done it in the past.  But this week, we will see how it goes and what can be accomplished in a week

For the Fast Diet, you have 2 days, they can be two in a row, or you can spread them apart, in a week, that you have only 500 calories.  On the other days, you eat normally, this should be around 1200-1500 calories.  So this doesn’t mean you binge the other 5 days, I am going to put several rules in place in hopes that I can drop more than a couple of pounds this week.

Rules:

I will fast on Monday and Thursday, keeping my calorie count to 500.

I will drink 8-12 glasses of water each day.

I will not eat after 7pm.

I will have green tea every day to aid in my weight loss.

I will try to work out on non-fast days.

Wish me luck!

Off I go, very excited to have some meat today – maybe some eggs for breakfast!

GM Diet – Day 7

Sorry for being so late with my last GM Diet Summary.  I got caught up working out, then cleaning up the house a bit, then i started to get ready for bed when I realized that I hadn’t blogged today.

Today was a great day, for the first time in a long time I dieted on a Saturday and didn’t cheat.  I was allowed to have fruit juices which I thought was odd, so I went with POM and Pure Blueberry juice, in total I only had about 2 cups of juice, 1 cup of each.  I was also able to have veggies and a bowl of rice, I think I was supposed to have it for lunch but I did have it for dinner instead, I’m not sure if that will affect things or not.

Tonight, I also went to the movies, took my kids to see Hotel Transylvania 2, and for the first time in, well, ever, I didn’t have any popcorn or pop, I took a bottle of water with me and didn’t even open that.  I feel really good about that, baby steps, right?

Tomorrow, I am starting the Fast Diet, I will be weighing in first thing and have a summary tomorrow morning.

Off I go, here’s hoping that I have lost 10 pounds!

GM Diet – Day 6

Ok, let’s get this out on the table right away…I cheated.  I had not just one, but two small squares of pizza.  Now, hear me out, I was being so good all day.  I had only veggies, I had my rice for lunch like planned and then I had to drop my son off at a birthday party.  At the party, a friend of mine came, so I stayed and chatted, not to mention, I really like the parents of the birthday boy, we had some great conversation and well there was food, they had all kinds of chips, which I did not touch, they offered all kinds of drinks and I took the water.  Then came the pizza, well, the party givers would not take no for an answer, in fact they said in their country no means yes, and well they twisted my rubber arm and I ended up with not one, but two squares of pizza on my plate.

Damn…It was some good pizza…I have no regrets.

Overall, I am feeling great, (probably because of the pepperoni, cheese and dough) but still.  I didn’t work out tonight either…I know…bad me…but I did a lot of running around, I had the one birthday with my son and had to stop at another birthday to pick up my daughter.

Also, there was the cake…2 parties and in total 3 cakes…I didn’t have one slice…I stayed strong, and am really proud of myself, normally, I would take the cake after the pizza and wash it down with pop, hell, I already had the pizza, right?  But not this time my friends, this time, I said no, stayed firm and seriously, no regrets for the pizza.

One more day to go, tomorrow, I get to have some fruit juices, and I believe veggies and rice, but I will confirm all that tomorrow.

Off I go, have to get up early to drive my daughter to work.

GM Diet – Day 5

Today was the dreaded tomato day, and it didn’t go nearly as bad as I thought it would, I wasn’t hungry, I had plenty of tomatoes, and I had to pee a lot.  I was supposed to have 1 cup of rice for lunch but my day on the road was really long, so I ended up having my cup of rice for dinner.  I believe that I had about 6 tomatoes today which was what was required.  I also had a lot of water.  It says to have 12-15 glasses today as there is a lot of uric acid built up from the diet at this time.

Tomorrow, I believe that I get another cup of rice at lunch time, and it shouldn’t be a problem to have it at lunch tomorrow as I have left overs from today.

I am trying to remember if I actually “went” today, I believe I did this morning, I know that I really wanted to weigh myself, but I didn’t, I am desperately trying to hold off my weigh in till Sunday morning.

So far so good, this diet is keeping me full, I have energy and I am fairly regular.  I also worked out today which makes me feel good too.

The only issue I have so far, is I really miss meat…I am kind of a meatatarian, and that part of this diet has been a little difficult.  With that said, I will try the actual GM diet next time it has a soup that you make and eat throughout the week and you are able to have beef – I believe it would have been today – tomato day…So I will have to try that one at some point and see how my results vary from this one to that one.

Off I go, it’s a bit of a late night for me, and I need to get to bed.

GM Diet – Day 4

So, today was banana day, you heard me…banana day.  I didn’t do as well as I thought I would, however, I didn’t cheat, I did have lots of water, and I believe I had 6 maybe 7 bananas today.  But the issue is, I don’t like milk.  So today, I did try unsweetened almond milk, and had a small glass of that, but I didn’t do too well on the milk side of things, and I don’t know if it will affect my weight loss or not, but the next time I try, I have to do something better.

I did work out today, and I have no light headedness and overall, I feel really good.  To be honest, when you only get one thing, it is fairly easy, especially with bananas as they are very portable, I took 4 bananas with me in the car – I am in outside sales, so I work out of my car a lot, so that was easy.  If that’s all you got, well, then that’s all you eat!

Tomorrow is tomato day, I’m not sure that they are very portable – and I don’t know how I am going to make it through the day with just tomatoes, not that I don’t like them, but they aren’t bananas.  Also, I believe that I get a bowl of rice, which is very exciting, I am half Japanese and am looking very forward to my bowl of rice.

Off I go, need to get some things done before I call it a night.