Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it probably is.
My dad always said, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". I'm a sucker, what can I say? I'm the girl who is rooting for the underdog, hoping for the upset. The girl who is willing to try almost anything once, just to see if it does work. Work from home businesses, yes please! Now, before I start getting grief from anyone who does currently operate a successful work from home business, I truly applaud you, but I also know "timing is everything" when it comes to those types of things. (Trust me, I have tried at least 5 that I can think of right off the top of my head.)
Anyway, I'm not trying to go off on a tangent, I do have a point to make here. Okay, maybe not. But anyway...
I went to Hastings last week and picked up a copy of this book:
When I started reading this book, I was determined to really study it. And I have. However, after I studied that book, I found another book by Jackie Warner and downloaded it to my Nook.
Of course, I was intrigued and started reading it right away. After seeing the "diet plan", I decided to give it a whirl. 10 days...Schmen days...right?!?!?!?!
I'm happy to announce that I have nearly survived day 1. I only have 9 days left in this Phase, and then I'm on to Phase 2.
Here's what today has looked like for me:
|1 cup of Alfalfa Sprouts on my sandwich for lunch|
|Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal, 1 whole walnut, and black coffee|
with Truvia and a splash of Almond Milk.
|I think this is the first time in my 34 years that I have actually eaten a grapefruit!|
|Lunch: 2 pieces of whole wheat bread, 1/2 spinach, 1 cup of alfalfa sprouts, mustard, one slice|
of a beefsteak tomato, and 1/4 of an Avocado. It was pretty good, considering there is no meat on it!
|Coolest gadget it ever! It cuts, de-pits, and slices avocados...all in one handy tool.|
|Dinner: 6 oz chicken breast, 1 cup of broccoli, and 3 new potatoes|
Also on the menu for the day is green tea (decaf) with a fruit herbal tea before bed and 3 liters of water throughout the day. Oh, and I almost forgot about the snacks. This a.m. snack is an apple with 8 almonds and the p.m. snack is 8 celery sticks with 1 tablespoon of Almond Butter.
I made it through the 3 liters of water and then some! My friend was sweet and checked in on me this afternoon, to see how I was doing with my water.
Since day one is almost to an end, and I'm still kicking, I would say I did alright. Am I looking forward to the next 9 days? Yes and no. No, because I will get tired of eating the same meals for the next 9 days, but on day 11, I get to start a whole new menu. I know this program can work, and if nothing else it's making me more disciplined and focused on clean eating.
Since I started my job a month ago, I have become very lazy with eating right attitude and I have gained some weight because of it. When you work with boys, you eat like boys - and the scale is definitely proving that! I just needed to get re-focused on track and this may or may not be the right way to do it, but like I said above, I'm willing to try almost anything once!
When I get to the point that I'm happy doing this system....aka seeing results, I will go back to the "This is Why You're Fat" book and use that program for the maintenance.
Wish me luck!