So how did everyone do yesterday? Make it through the first day back on track with no slips??
As you know I was a bit hungry and ended up eating a Bisquick Biscuit (with butter and honey) but I was down 2 pounds this morning!! So still a loss! Considering all I had was Smoothies all day and a biscuit, not bad.
I am getting in a walk first thing in the morning and still have Cage Fitness, 2 Days a week (getting back to it this week)....
Refresher for the Basic Guidelines for this next portion of the Overnight Diet are as follows:
Protein – 12 Ounces (my DPR)
Fruits – All you can eat
Veggies – All you can eat
Dairy – 2 servings (1 serving is 1 cup) Fat-free or low fat (1%) yogurt, milk, cottage cheese and dairy alternatives
Grains – 2-3 servings ( a serving……) Bagel, bread, Oatmeal, cream of wheat, oat bran, high-protein/high fiber cereal, brown rice, pasta, crackers, quinoa, faro, couscous.
Starchy Veggies/Legumes – Up to 1 serving (1 serving is 1cup) Corn, potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potato, yams, winter squash, the bean family – lima, black, white, red, cannellini, navy, kidney, chick peas, regular peas
Fats – Up to 4 servings (1 serving is 1 teaspoon) Avocado, olive oil, low fat salad dressings, low fat mayo, low fat dips & sauces, no trans fats, buttery spreads, nuts & seeds
Desserts – OPTIONAL ……….
Wine – OPTIONAL – 1 glass/6 ounces – any variety
My Meals for Day:
Breakfast: 1 HB egg, Chobank Greek Yogurt, 1/4 cup granola
Snack: 2 small apples
Lunch: 4 oz sliced Chicken Breast ,mixed with romaine, tomatoes and low fat italian dressing
Snack: 1 banana
Dinner: 5 oz Five Guys burger with extra lettuce & extra tomato, no roll.
Snack: 1 nectarine
Much fuller today, there will be no snacking tonight :o)
It seems as if everyone is excited to start this next phase, get past falling off the diet wagon and move onto the next smaller pant/dress/shirt size!! I am right there with you. Even though I was away part of last week with my Dad on vacation, I ate what I wanted - BUT....are you ready for this - I walked (3) miles every morning!!! I had made a deal with myself that if I was going to throw dieting out the window (one last hurrah), I had to do something healthy and I am proud of myself for getting up early and getting it over with! I didn't lose anything and I kept a significant gain down - normally I am good for at least a 7-10 pound gain when away and I have to say, only 4.5 pound gain - so the walking helped!
So it looks like there are (4) of us looking to continue on our journey and (1) New Person, welcome Jan D.
Here’s Who’s In – How much you/they want to lose - Choice of Weapon “Diet”
Sandra 2 pounds per week Counting Calories
Bill 10 pounds Weight Watchers
Carlos 15 pounds Nutri-System (for Men)
Jan D. 5-6 pounds Rotation Diet (First Week), followed by the Heart & Stroke Diet
Rene 15 pounds Overnight Diet (First Week), followed by New Diet Weekly
There is no judging, only POSITIVE influence here. We all have struggled (still struggle) but working towards our own individual goals with our own choice of diet(s) with the opportunity to push a little harder as we are Challenging ourselves and each other.
You can change up your diet anytime – not all diets work for all people. You know your body and you know what works and doesn’t work.
Being HEALTHY and taking any step(s) you take to keep yourself HEALTHY is encouraged!!
For me....I am doing the Overnight Diet this week...I had started it and then when we decided to restart the 2nd Challenge, I stopped. I'd like to see if a week doing it will show any results and since I bought the book, might as well give it a full week...(see side bar for diet info)...
That being said...today was a SMOOTHIE DAY...
1 Chobani Greek PLAIN yogurt (6oz)
1 cup Chocolate Almond Milk
2 Cups Spinach
1 Tablespoon oatmeal
1 Chobani Mango yogurt
½ cup frozen mango cubes
1 cup almond milk
2 cups spinach
1 tablespoon raw oatmeal
1 Chobani Passion Fruit yogurt
1 cup almond milk
2 cups raw spinach
1 tablespoon oatmeal
I am hungry, not starving, but that nagging slow growl in my stomach. I did not drink as much water as I should have today and that may be part of the issue. Going to end for now, have some water and do a little treadmill.
Have a GREAT NIGHT!! I am sure you all did great this first day...KEEP IT GOING!!!