You have my attention.
I've toyed with the idea of trying Dr. Phil's weight loss program for a while. I know what's involved and I am pretty sure it would be something I could maintain for the long term (not a diet per se but a new way of eating, etc). Normally when I would think about starting it was always after I'd bought a lot of food I didn't know how to make work in the plan.
No such luck this time around, I haven't gone shopping yet thanks to my flu.
So I picked up the book again, tossed it around in the ol noggin and figured - this is doable.
The only problem I can see is I was going to take Michelle out of town next week as a birthday getaway - and me + a vacation may spell disaster for a new eating plan.
Not necessarily, mind you, but the possibility is there.
The way I figure it, I don't want to put it off another week. Like my commenter said, the universe was whispering to me yesterday on that Roseanne rerun. Is it any big surprise that I've been sick as a dog off and on since I've gotten off track nutritionally?
For my health now as well as later I need to get my act together.
I'm gunna do it. Vacation or not. I'm not going to San Antonio to eat or drink - I'm going to see the sites and have fun with my sister on a weekend girls road trip. I don't need food or alcohol to have a good time. And with the activities I have planned, it shouldn't be difficult to get a lot of exercise in. I just have to deal with the restaurants.
Piece o' cake, right?
Piece o' fat free cake anyway.
So here's how it breaks down. The first 14 days is the Rapid Start plan. It breaks down meals thusly:
1 starchy carbohydrate
1 lowfat dairy
2 non starchy veggies
1 low fat dairy
2 non starchy veggies
Fruit (if not eaten with meals)
low fat dairy (if not eaten with meals)
So a typical day might look like this:
turkey bacon or sausage/canadian bacon
Shredded Wheat & Bran
1 banana, sliced
mega salad at Green Jeans (lettuce, spinach, cucumber, mushrooms, radishes, onion, tomato, green pepper, alfalfa sprouts and garbanzo beans w/ low fat dressing)
sugar free lowfat yogurt w/ spoonful of sugar free preserves OR cottage cheese with fruit
Chicken breast or other type of meat/poultry/fish
Veggies like broccoli, cauliflour, squash, green beans, carrots, etc
fruit for dessert
This is completely doable.
Add in my more manageable exercise routine (walking 6 days a week, gym 3 days a week) and you have a plan.
I like plans. Plans are good.
So, I'll go shopping tomorrow and get everything I need to get me through the next couple of weeks and it's blast off on Wednesday.
(This means an "official" weigh in at GNC when I go get my vitamins later today. EEEEEK is all I have to say about that)
But failure is not about falling down.
It's about staying there.
And that no longer works for me.
I deserve better.