Friday, August 17, 2012

I'm quickly learning that the whole post-every-day thing just ain't gonna happen.  I will still be blogging my journey, I just won't be boring the interwebs with my mundane babble every day.  You're welcome.

My first week is officially over!  It was not the hardest thing I've ever done, but it was definitely not a cake walk.  mmmm cake...

So, I may have said this before, but I've decided I'm going to lose all my weight simply by walking to and from the bathroom.  This diet requires at least 80 oz. of water a day.  I will admit, this week I have been thankful for pants that don't require unbuttoning.  And I'm just gonna leave it at that!

Wednesday was perhaps the hardest day yet.  When I got to work, I had to resist muffins, cinnamon rolls, and fruit.  The cinnamon rolls weren't really tempting because I'm super picky about cinnamon rolls.  The muffins and fruit, however?  Oh. Em. Gee.  I could just feel the texture of the muffin in my mouth and I'm pretty sure I stared a little too long at them.  But, I got my black coffee and pushed onward to the office.

Wednesday afternoon?  I got to serve CAKE to our employees at work.  That's right, cake y'all.  That was pure torture.  Boss Hogg had me go with him to HEB to pick up the cake.  Of course, they had samples in the bakery.  It's funny how I'm realizing just how habitual eating is for me.  Without thinking, I nearly grabbed a sample of some baked good after BH.  I stopped myself, but I realized it was simply a reflex.  A scary reflex.  Then we got to stand there amongst the freshly baked breads, the cookies, the cakes, and in the distance, the sushi.  We finally got the sheet cake, half chocolate half white (like me!), and guess who got to hold it in the truck?  I'm pretty sure BH was trying to kill me.

At the end of the safety meeting, we presented a coworker with the cake because she's leaving us.  I'm very very sad about this departure.  Like, VERY sad.  I then proceeded to cut and serve the most delicious smelling cake I think I've ever been around.  I know I know, I normally turn my nose up to grocery store cakes.  I am a cake snob.  Oh, but this was clearly very moist and the smell was intoxicating.  I'm also a sucker for HEB's whipped frosting.  I know I know...

I somehow managed to serve everyone a piece of cake and didn't even lick my finger!  I'm not going to lie....I was nearly in tears over wanting a piece of that cake.  It's embarrassing to admit, but I really wanted to cry.  I can't help it...I love me some cake.

All that torture was worth it at my weekly appointment.  I got to the doctor's office today, wearing the lightest weight clothing I could find in my closet because they won't let me weigh naked in the middle of the idea why.  J took my measurements and I was pleasantly surprised.  I honestly went into my appointment not feeling like I had lost anything.  Boy, was I wrong!

Weekly Weigh In:
Inches Lost: 6 (although I really consider it to be more since they only measured one thigh and one arm)
Pounds Lost: 8

Yes, I said EIGHT.  Say it with me now "the human head weighs 8 pounds."  Name that movie!  As much as I wanted to cry over that cake, I wanted to cry ten times more when J told me I lost 8 pounds in one week. 

So, yeah, I was definitely skeptical of this diet program.  I have been ridiculously grumpy about it.  But you know what?  I'm a bonafide believer now!

Day 7 Stats:
Weight: Still obscene, minus 8 pounds
Mood: Elated
Packets I Will Never Touch Again: pineapple banana drink mix, cranberry pomegranate bar.
Packets I Could Eat My Weight In: white chocolate cinnamon bars, southwest cheese curls, lemon poppy seed bars.
Veggies I'm Getting Sick Of: cauliflower and broccoli.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 2

So, day 2.  It was way better than day 1.  I'm still having a hard time choking down the supplements, especially the ones with breakfast.  I've always had issues swallowing pills (when I was a kid, pills equaled projectile vomit), but I'm surprised I'm having such a hard time with these.  I'm hoping it will pass.

I'm tired.  So. Very. Tired.  Dr. M said the first three days are the hardest.  Something about my body changing gears and turning inside out or something like that.  I'm hoping day 1 was the worst and I'm on my way to feeling normal. 

You'll have to forgive me for giving commentary on the food I'm eating.  Because I'm going to be on this diet a while, I'm trying to keep track of the foods I like and the foods that make me want to drop-kick kittens. 

My breakfast packet was the Fine Herbs and Cheese Omelet.  It was really, really strange.  Some bites I could barely swallow.  Other bites weren't so bad.  I was glad when it was over.  I was oh so thankful for my coffee.

I slept in, so breakfast was later than usual.  I wasn't hungry at all come lunch time, but I knew I had to eat.  So, I roasted some broccoli, okra, and bell pepper.  Once I measured out my 2 cups of veggies, I realized there was no way I could eat all of that and a packet meal.  I know they pretty much all have the same amount of protein and stuff, but I just couldn't do something thick or warm.  So, I mixed up the blueberry cranberry granata drink and just pretended it was fruit punch to have with my veggies.  It wasn't half might even be really good semi-frozen. 

Besides cooking and doing some dishes, I accomplished exactly nothing.  I was SO tired!!  My butt was basically on the couch all day.  You know, besides the 489792 trips to the bathroom because HI!  I'm drinking 80+ ounces of water a day.  SHEESH!  All that sitting wore me out and I was starting to get a headache again.  So, I decided a nap was in order. 

When I woke up, I still had a dull headache and I was kind of nauseous, but I didn't feel like death.  I had my snack, some BBQ crispy thingies, as I headed to the grocery store for MORE veggies.  They certainly weren't BBQ Lays, but they were tolerable.  I think I'm going to have to train my tastebuds to not be so picky.  How do I do that??

J, the friend who got me started on this, called and invited me to her house for supper.  She just got back from a week of camping in Colorado, and managed to do the diet the whole time she was gone.  Overachiever.  I picked up some turkey and brisket from a local bbq place and J cooked veggies.  I absolutely, positively could not finish my supper.  I was SO full.  2 cups of veggies and 8 oz of protein is A LOT of friggin food!

So, once again, supper wins as my favorite meal.  I'm thankful day 2 was better than the first.  I'm already anxious for my first weigh-in on Friday.  I need to banish my scale to the garage so I'm not tempted to step on it seven times a day every day.

Day 2 Stats:
Weight: Still Obscene
Mood:  Better than yesterday, but oh so tired!!
Breakfast: herb & cheese omelet - Meh
Lunch: blueberry pom granata - pretty tasty!
Snack: bbq crispy thingies -  not Lay's
Dinner: turkey, brisket, cauliflower and okra -  YUM AND A HALF

Friday, August 10, 2012

Here We Go AGAIN....

Yes, I realize I've said it a million times.  But I'm giving it another go.  Again.

This time I'm doing a diet through my doctor.  A really friggin expensive diet through my doctor's office.  I'm hoping this means I really mean bidness...

So, here I am, tracking my progress again.  Who knows if I'll ever actually hit the publish button, but I definitely want to keep a memoir of this journey.

Today was day 1.

I did not prepare as well as I hoped I would.  I planned on having my veggies prepared for at least a few meals, but that didn't happen.  Breakfast wasn't terrible.  I usually eat breakfast the minute I get to work, but since I won't really be able to snack, I decided to wait until I was really hungry.  I think I waited a little too long to have my cappuccino shake.  It certainly wasn't Starbucks but it wasn't bad.  I had a really hard time choking down my vitamins though.

By lunch time, I was FAMISHED.  I came home for lunch, as usual, but this time I didn't get to go through a drive through on my way.  I decided tomato basil soup sounded good, so I prepared it like the instructions said.  I also parboiled some broccoli and fixed myself a big salad of lettuce and lettuce and dressing I like to call "air in a bottle."  Y'all, it's carb free, gluten free, sugar free, fat free, and calorie free.  Like I said, air in a bottle.

The broccoli was ok.  The salad was fine.  The soup?  I was nearly in tears and on the verge of vomit by the time I got it choked down.  oh my stars it was vile.  VILE!!

I headed back to work and promptly told my friend who convinced me to do this diet that I do not like her today.

Not long after lunch, my head was hurting and I was moments away from throwing up.  I felt horrible.  I was told to dissolve 1/3 teaspoon of sea salt in 8 oz of water to "cure" a headache in about 15 minutes.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get all of the salt water down because it was all I could do to keep myself from throwing up all over my desk.  My boss had already informed me that he did not want to have to clean the carpet in the office.  thanks, boss.

Luckily, I had a chiropractor appointment, so I left work early.  Once I got home, I took a long nap and felt much better when I woke up.  I took more of my supplements and had my snack.  As I was getting ready to prepare dinner (yay!  no packets at dinner!), a friend called and said she was coming through town and wanted to meet me for supper.  Well, I haven't seen her in a long time, today is her birthday, so how could I say no?

Turns out, that was just what I needed.  It was delicious and the company was even better.  I'm glad to know that I can eat out while I'm doing this.  I think I would totally fail if I couldn't go enjoy dinner with my friends from time to time.

They say the first three days are the worst of this, so I guess we will find out soon enough.  Wish me luck!

Day 1 Stats:
Weight: Obscene
Mood:  Not the greatest
Breakfast: Cappuccino drink mix - Meh
Lunch: tomato basil soup - GAG
Snack: some kind of chocolate crispy thingy - YUM
Dinner: hamburger steak, green beans, and greens.  YUM AND A HALF


p.s. to those of you who have been here in the past - yes, I used to have more posts than this.  I have reverted them to drafts because I want this to be a fresh start all around.