Ideal Protein Week 4 Weigh In!
So it's week 4 and I was super excited about weighing in! I wanted to be down 20lbs by my birthday 4/4. Everyone at work is now also into it and asks me how much I am down on Tuesdays and asks what I eat for lunch so it helps that people are supporting me at work and it holds me accountable! Soo I am down 3lbs this week which puts me at 17lbs since I have started Ideal Protein...but it is 25lbs from when I was at my heaviest! It feels good to be down 17 and I think I am going to play in a Women's basketball pick up league! It'll be fun to get back into playing! Until next week!
Ideal Protein Week 3 weigh in!
After only going down 2.5 the week before I wanted to have a great week. Personally I kicked this weeks ass until came Friday...So I went to happy hour for the first time since I started the diet (I am proud to say I did not cheat!!). I had a phenomenal grilled chicken breast with garlic, tomato and olive oil on top. I am really starting to like these substitutions! There was no problem at the restaurant but then I went to my friends house for a continued happy hour and her fiance made amazing pulled pork (so I had a couple bites). BUT that was it-still no cheating :) Well as if that wasn't tempting enough my favorite holiday St. Patricks Day was coming on Sunday! I LOVE corned beef and cabbage-so I did the research and read that I could eat the corned beef and cabbage. I added it to a salad and it was very good! I weighed in and I was down 5.2 lbs! I also was down inches again (I will start writing everything down). So it is decided I am in it for the long haul and cannot wait to drop the rest of this weight. I am 29lbs away from starting crossfit again :)
Ideal Protein Week 2 weigh in
Hi all! Week 2 was not as great but I had to have a procedure done which required no eating and drinking some stuff so I think it messed ketosis up! Also I thought it would be okay to eat turkey bacon but there is a lot of fat, so won't do that again! All in all down 2.5 lbs which is still a loss! I am down to 134 :)
Ideal Protein Week 1 weigh in
It has been a while since I have updated but after week 1 I was down 7lbs. I weighed in at 136! Everything is going great on the Ideal Protein diet, I pretty much like everything and I am losing inches and weight! This is totally doable!
Ideal Protein: Day 5
So it is Friday and it has been officially 5 days since I started Ideal Protein and I am down 4lbs! I officially feel my body is in Ketosis. From what I have researched and what was given to me with my Ideal Protein packet of information you may have nausea, hunger and fatigue but I feel great!! Even though I feel fatigued I am actually feeling better! I have not had any cravings and I am realizing the food is pretty good! I do not like the chicken soup but I do like the chicken noodle soup, the potato puree, chocolate chip cookies. It is all pretty good. I officially weigh in on Monday at 5!
Ideal Protein: Day 2
Day 2 DOWN woo woo hopefully tomorrow my body will start the whole ketosis process and the fat will start burning.
This morning I tried the herb and cheese omelet (I sampled it at the orientation but I dont think I cooked it right) so I didn't love it. But I ran back in to grab the chocolate peanut butter bar which was pretty good.
Breakfast: IP Chocolate peanut butter bar
Lunch: IP tomato basil soup and a baby green salad with 2 oz of steak and Walden Farms Italian dressing.
Dinner: Ground chicken 4oz with baby green salad and Walden Farms Caesar dressing
Snack: IP Chocolate Mix drink
Ideal Protein: Day 1
So I have decided to jumpstart my weight loss by doing Ideal Protein. I have done research, know quite a few people who lost significant weight and I'm all about the instant gratification ;) but who isn't. So I decided to give it a go and lucky for me I like it. The food really is not bad at all and the Walden Farm dressings are great! I went grocery shopping, grabbed all the Walden Farms dressings-Ranch, Thousand Island, Honey Mustard, Caesar, Italian, Bacon flavor, their Ketchup, and Pancake Syrup. Honestly all but the Honey Mustard are pretty tolerable I think. Im a big fan of the Caesar and Italian. I'm also a pretty picky eater so I do not like most of the "allowed" vegetables for Ideal Protein. I decided this grocery shop to go with baby greens for salad, baby spinach and peppers for vegetables (4 cups of vegetables) and I bought some purdue short cut original chicken, purdue ground chicken and steak tenderloin.
Menu for day 1:
Breakfast: IP Chocolate Mix drink-added ice in the blender & 1/2 cup of Spinach (easy way to get your veggies in if you're not a big veggie eater.)
Lunch: IP Chicken Ala King (which really is pretty good) and 2 cups of salad with Walden Farms Italian dressing and 2 oz of chicken.
Dinner: Broiled up some steak had 6 oz in a lettuce wrap with some sautéed peppers (in 2 tsp oil and sea salt)
Snack: IP Peanut Butter Crunch bar (my favorite thus far).
So guys day 1 not bad at all. I realized that if I am going to pay to put my body in Ketosis then I am definitely not going to cheat and I am going to let the fat melt away. No cheating until April 4th-5 weeks. It's my birthday so I definitely will be going out and celebrating my hopeful loss of 20lbs!
So this is the first time that I am actually feeling ready to lose weight for myself. This is also the first time I've ever blogged..ever. So this should be interesting. As you'll learn from reading I like to talk :)
Long story short I was very fit growing up, an athlete. I was a gymnast until 12 and then I started playing basketball. Maybe the root of this weight gain in hind sight but that'll come later. It was my thing and I was good. I was always an athlete and that is what I miss the most. Anyways ...I started to get burnt out from basketball and decided not to play basketball in college. Instead of pushing through I took the easy route and decided to just go to Eastern. I hated living on campus, something was missing and the freshman 15 came on. I moved home after a semester and started coaching middle school girls basketball. Void-semifilled. Coaching was a different way to still be apart of the game I loved but I was still treading water with college. The following summer my basketball coach and friend Charles passed away. It hit me hard and I had already decided to go school at Florida International University in North Miami (my grandparents & my cousin, his wife and their 1year old daughter also lived in Ft. Lauderdale at the time.) It was the first death I've had to deal with that effected me.. So I am not making excuses but there were definitely changes that lead to the weight gain. But with that said I am not by any means depressed (unmotivated maybe ;) but not depressed) about my weight or anything like that. I am actually quite content I am 25 (26 in April) I have a full time teaching job that I LOVE. I will have my Master's Degree at the end of this summer (2013), I have a great family, great friends, I live on my own, do pretty well financially and travel often. But it is reality. I want to have children (sooner rather than later), I want to be married and I really want to go out and live my mid twenties how they should be-sexy.
So here it is...time to get down to what is important here and that is my life goals. My weight gain was purely my own lazyness that just continued, partly because it really didn't bother me. Its not that I want to even be "skinny" per say but healthy. I want to be healthy so that I can teach for 35+ years, so that I can live to see my great grandchildren and much much more. side note- really hope I can see the pendulum swing on this country and these times. I am fortunate. Always have been. I need to live that out for as long as possible.
My mom has always cared, funded and attempted to motivate me to lose weight but I was never motivated or ready. When it comes down to it if you want to do something you have to do it because you want too. The power of the mind is an amazing thing, so you need to put it in your mind to get it done. I have put it in my mind to get it done. It is time. I am ready. Here we go...