Take My Bread Awaaaay

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.

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6 Responses to Take My Bread Awaaaay

  1. monica October 3, 2012 at 17:46 #

    i’m 5’2″ also and i was weighing 112 in may and i just went to the doctor and i weigh 106. i feel much better and healthier. i am just trying to eat primarily real food, very low sugar, and little to no white rice, bread, or pasta. basically i’ve been eating for breakfast (alternating between any of these) smoothies (plain greek yogurt, banana, berries, flax seed, and a splash of almond milk), egg whites with LOTS of veggies, whole wheet english muffin (half), or whole wheat toast, or steel cut oats (i HIGHLY recommend these – they keep you full for HOURS) flavored with a splash of raw honey, almond milk, and craisons. lunch – salads and tuna, or veggie plates. dinners – small portion of meat, quinoa, large portion of veggies (cooked) and/or salad. it’s really been working. i also do the shred and cathe (she’s a great DVD if you’ve not tried her) and alternate running 45 – 60 minutes. i workout five-six times/week. my indulgences – dark chocolate. GOOD LUCK. if your plan works – stick to it!!!
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  2. Stephenie Stone October 3, 2012 at 18:06 #

    I hate dieting, it really does suck. But when I diet, I try to just watch my calories and carbs but not go overboard. Some diets go so far that you can’t eat vegetables because some of them have carbs. So basically I don’t eat processed carbs like bread or pasta. That helps a lot.
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  3. Angie October 3, 2012 at 18:55 #

    Good luck! I can’t diet. I try, but I don’t have the will power. I end up just telling myself to eat healthier and work out more.

    Also, I must say now I feel the urge to watch Top Gun after reading the title of this post. :)
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  4. Mary October 3, 2012 at 19:39 #

    I eat like shit mostly, BUT I count calories. I am an exercise junkie, so that’s where I make up for my indulgences. Group fitness classes are where it’s at! I take (and teach!) Les Mills classes, and the friends I’ve made from that got me into a ton of other exercise related stuff. We run 5ks, obstacle races, hike, kayak, etc. I’ve found that the more I exercise, the more motivated I am to eat well, and the more control I have over my willpower. I’m just coming off a pregnancy (repeat c section, ouch) so Im struggling to get my ass back in gear.

    Good Luck!

    There is one fun little trick… Figure out the calories in the junk, then equate that to how much exercise you’ll have to add to get rid of it… If it doesnt stop you, It will at least make you think twice! 1 delicious glazed donut= 1 extra hour of hard cardio

  5. Allison October 3, 2012 at 21:44 #

    My husband and I did the “Eat Clean” diet by Tosca Reno before we got married. Same deal, only ‘good’ carbs’ and no sugar….which makes me want to kill anyone for anything with sugar in it. I know that change you feel in your body that you speak of…..I also know the falling off the wagon food orgy that you also speak of….. :-)
    I am back at this diet again, but much like you I can’t deal with NEVER eating some of the foods that I love. We have a cheat day once a week. You can eat whatever you want! The thing is if you start in the morning you feel ill from junk food by noon, so cheat day soon turned into cheat meal. For me it works, I just tell myself “No, you can’t have a pumpkin spice latte everyday, but you CAN have one on Saturday so just hold on until then!” it works most of the time, but not EVERY time. I’m not going to be the next Tosca Reno that’s for sure, but maybe I will drop a few pounds and improve my physical AND mental health :-)
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  6. Ashley October 4, 2012 at 09:18 #

    I try to eat low carb, as well. It’s hard to stick to it, but I do allow myself to cheat on the weekends! Good luck with your diet! I know when I cut bad carbs out, I feel MUCH better.
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