I recently started a low carb, low-fat, sugar-free diet. I know… you’re so envious, right?
I was eating healthy and in moderation along with exercise but the pounds weren’t budging. So, I decided to take action and get this weight off once and for all by going on this other diet.
I feel like I need to get on track and the only way for me to do that was to go on this strict diet. You’ve probably heard of it before. Let me tell you, the first 3 days are hell on this thing. I was irritable, tired, and extra bitchy with a side of bitch sauce.
Then I noticed after those 3 days, my body started to respond differently. I wasn’t craving chocolate or something like potato chips. Hmmm, let me rephrase. Those things were still on my mind but there was no way I was going to blow it after being on this diet.
I was doing really well and then my in-laws came to visit at the end of August. Despite wanting to drown my sorrows in chocolate, I stuck to my diet while they were here. It was the day after they left that I completely blew this diet which lasted nearly a month of going back to my crappy eating habits of late night snacking.
As much as I’d love to have someone knock the food out of my hand when I’m indulging, I know that’s not going to happen and I need to be more responsible with my food choices.
I’m finally back on it again and was struggling for the first few days like the last time. But I finally feel like this is definitely something I can stick with and I’ve been very happy with the results I’ve been getting from eating this way. One thing I’ve found is that diet coke is addicting as hell. I used to not be able to stand the taste but now having one is a highlight of the day.
There are several things on the plan I’m following that are a big no-no and while I’m eating as closely to the plan as possible, I let myself satisfy my cravings for things that are off-limits.
Whether I cook a meal or a yummy dessert, I still let myself have a few bites. I love food so there’s no way I can deprive myself and I intertwine the diet I’m on with having a few tastes here and there with food I love. Sure, the results I would be seeing aren’t as obvious and it takes a little more time to lose a pound but I’m really happy with this arrangement.
The diet I’m following is Medifast (they’re not paying me a cent) and I know there are much healthier ways to lose the weight but this is what’s working for me.
It’s nowhere near easy on this plan but damnit, I’m losing this weight. Right? Right!
I’m also alternating between an hour on the elliptical and the 30 Day Shred. I have other workout DVD’s but those exercises are what I’ve been sticking with the most.
I was going to have a day of the week where I give myself a break and eat what I want but I’m going to wait a little longer before I introduce that. I’ve been satisfied with most of the things I’ve tried on the Medifast diet… Sort of.
I don’t order the oatmeal or the soups they offer because I just can’t stomach them but I love their shakes and meal bars. For dinner I either have fish (which I couldn’t really stand until recently) or an egg white omelette with a tad of feta cheese and a big salad. I never realized how awesome egg white omelettes are.
They also have cereal that you can have with a little almond milk and brownies with are eh but still, they’re brownies so I’ll take it.
I’m only 5’2 so any weight I gain is very noticeable. I’ve already lost 10 pounds on this diet but gained some back when I had an orgy with food for the past few weeks.
I try to avoid the scale since that get’s me discouraged but check at least once a week. I didn’t mean to ramble on so much about this diet. Oops.
Anyway, I’ll be doing updates every now and then about my progress and if you want to know the honest truth about Medifast and what I REALLY think about it, drop me an email.
Now please go eat some bread for me. Maybe even some tortilla chips. Oh, how I miss thee.
Have you ever tried to lose weight? What worked for you?
P.S. I had 2 of those cookies below and they are fucking amazing cookies, y’all.