Monday, September 19, 2011

Day One.

I probably shouldn't report on day one just yet... its only 7:45am, but I already have some opinions.

First - The 'shakes' are not creamy and delicious as promised. They are slimy and grainy.

Second - I forgot I needed a second shake around 3p and left the powder at home.

Third - I had, almost, an instant headache upon completion.

Fourth - I am hungry.

Fifth - Of course, this silly diet (much like Weight Watchers point system) will work; after logging ALL of my allowances for the day, I am at 1009 calories intake. I still have to hit the gym. I don't feel like a diet at this calorie level is healthy, but I do believe I will lose weight and inches on it, because I am not eating much of anything. Granted I am allowed unlimited 'category 1' vegetables... which include exactly what you would expect; lettuce, broccoli, celery etc.

I have a better understanding of the system now... I spent a lot of the weekend (and most of last night) prepping for my week.

I am allowed (have to consume)...

1 - Legume
1 - Category 2 Veggie
2 - Proteins (3oz each, no red meat)
4 - Oils (odd? yes.)
2 - Fruits (15 grapes)
1 - grain (limited by my wheat intolerance)
1 - nut
Unlimited - Category 1 Veggie
2 - 'shakes'

I can have unlimited caffeine-free liquids, but I typically only drink water and green tea (which I opted to keep caffeine in my tea, because my fav flavor doesn't come 'free')

I am feeling a little rebellious about this whole 'diet' thing, but I will stick to the 'diet' for 10 days (when my shakes run out) and decide then if I want to continue. The shake powder is quite pricey for what it is and I am not sure I want to buy it... on my credit card. Its only purpose is to increase my protein and level out my blood sugars, which will hopefully prevent snacking and eliminate cravings, we'll just have to see about that.

I weighed in this morning after an amazing PRE-diet weekend (probably my favorite days, because nothing is off limit) and I have 14pounds to lose with this 'shake' 'diet'... lol

Last time I worked with Nicole (detoxing) I lost 20lbs in 6 weeks and kept it off... let's hope this 'diet' is similar. I hate that word... let's call it a 'Melanie's Food Evolution' or MFE for short.

The word diet is SO cliche and much like the start of this weight loss venture using buzz words; 'diet', 'weight-loss' etc. implies I have something to lose, when that last thing I want to admit to people is that I have a problem.

But, alas... I do have a problem. I am addicted to food. I say this with complete conviction. I say this without humor and funny words like 'foodie'. I have a problem and I need to get it under control before I try to be a mother.

Wish me luck... I am already hungry and it's 7:58am.


PS - below is my salad bowl of pills/vitamins/supplements... I feel like a lab rat!

2 white ones in the morning with food
1 yellow one in the morning without food
1 black one twice a day with food
2 round ones after breakfast with or without food
1 blue one in the morning on an empty stomach
confused yet?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melanie! It's Kathy (Ian's sister-in-law). I saw the link to your blog on Facebook. I think you're doing awesome!

    I love food too and it such an ongoing battle to try and eat "clean" healthy food. They say we shouldn't look at as a "diet" but a "life style change" of just eating healthier food everyday.

    For me, my goals are to tone and build muscle. So I am weight training and eating my egg whites, oats, veggies, and protein shakes (which taste really good)and a lot of chicken. I hate cardio, but I do Zumba classes which are so AWESOME! You'll love it!

    The only supplements I'm taking is my Fish Oil, Flax Seed and multi vitamin and protein shake. I have my breakfast within an hour after waking up and eat every 2 1/2 - 3 hours to keep my metabolism up and you should never feel hungery.

    Have you tried weight training before? It realy works! If you'd like, I can email you some links to They have some great information on there and recipes. It's not all about getting huge "Arnold" muscles. Right now I'm following Jamie Eason's "LiveFit Workout" for 12 weeks.

    Good luck to you!! Stay focused, never lose sight of your goal and stay strong!