Welcome to our new diet, the Flu Diet. Steven dropped 5lbs in one week and I lost 2lbs. I had a suspicion if I were to do the major walk enough in a week it would be the thing to turn things around, so even though I went to the store today and stocked up on healthy stuff (i.e. salad stuff, fruit etc) I'm going to hold off on the Dr. Phil for just a bit longer. It comes back down to the deprivation thing I was talking about yesterday - I'm just scared spitless I'm going to fall off the wagon.
Fortunately there's no law that says I have to do this any one way. I'm pretty proud of the progress I've made just on my own Invent-a-Diet, which, according to an article I read not too long ago, is how most people successfully lose weight. It's not by doing any one thing, but combining those things which fit their lives best.
For instance, as a single guy Jared was able to afford eating Subway sandwiches at almost every meal and drop a ton of weight. Some people have lost that much doing the Richard Simmons diet, some the Dr. Phil diet, some even Atkins and South Beach (although for health reasons I still would advise anyone to seriously consider any other method but - my mother just recently was diagnosed with high cholesterol, basically because of her insistance on doing it the low carb way).
For me, this system works best. As long as the numbers go down, inches and or pounds, I think I'm okay. As of tomorrow I'm going to start walking again, I have let the exercise lapse just because of the icky way I've been feeling. That, with the Salad Explosion, should help me see even more of a loss this coming week. I'm never going to be hungry, I got carrots, celery, cucumbers and tons of fruit to snack on. I didn't buy anything sweet or salty to snack on, no desserts, no chips or crackers. I also didn't buy any cereal where the first two ingredients were sugar. I was a conscious buyer. The ticket came to a little over $100 for five days worth of food.
Meanwhile I must pull it together so that I can get dinner made and finish doing my work for the day so I can collapse in a Nqyuil coma.
DAILY AFFIRMATION: I'm 2lbs closer to my goal.
Calories: 1891 / 11% fat
RED means I didn't meet goal.