April 22, 2011

Ideal Protein - Week 3 Weigh In

Slowly but surely!  This week I lost another 4l bs!  I'm extremely happy and love that I'm going in the right direction.  My only disappointment is, I was not measured at my initial consultation.  I've lost a lot of inches, I just wish I knew how many.  I am now wearing shirts, jackets, pants, etc, that I haven't worn in 3 years!  I think I should start measuring now since I have another 15.2 lbs I'd like to lose.

Starting weight:  172 lbs
Last weeks weigh in:  164.2 lbs
This weeks weigh in:  160.2 lbs
Down 4 lbs this week!

Total weight lost: 11.8 lbs!

I won't be posting next Friday since we will be in sunny Punta Cana at a beautiful all-inclusive resort.  Needless to say I'm pretty confident the scale will be going in the "wrong" direction when I do return.  That's ok though, I will not be following the diet while I'm there.  I'll be partaking in all of that "free" alcohal, and gasp............I'm going to eat carbs!  I just hope I don't completely lose my mind!

April 15, 2011

Ideal Protein - Week 2 Weigh In

Well it's been 3 weeks since I began Ideal Protein.  Today was weigh in #2.  I still lost weight, but not the 3lbs I was hoping for.

Starting weight - 172 lbs
Last weeks weight - 166.2 lbs
Today's weight - 164.2 lbs
Down 2lbs from last week.
Total weight loss to date - 7.8lbs

Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy!  I just got spoiled with the 5.8 lbs lost last week. 

I continue to do Pilate's 2x a week which I love!  I think I'm also gaining lean muscle too.  I have to say that I feel better and clothes fit better than when I weighed in the mid 160's before.  I think I can thank Pilate's for this.

The nutritionist keeps reminding me that muscle weighs about 3x more than fat, therefore the number on the scale is not what I should be solely focusing on - I agree!

April 8, 2011

Ideal Protein - Week 1 Weigh In

So last Thursday, March 31st, I decided to start a new diet - Ideal Protein.  This diet was developed by Dr. Chanh Tran Tien.  I've been contemplating it for months now and finally decided I was willing to dedicate myself and just do it!  But let me tell you, the first 4 days were rough!  Really rough.  I was so hungry and almost had myself convinced that it was a starvation diet.  I now realize my body was just detoxing from no sugar or carbs.  Day 5, 6 and 7 have been re markedly better and I'm actually feeling great!

Until now, I never realized how bloated carbs were actually making me.  For instance, now after I eat a dinner of chicken, vegetables and salad I feel full, but not that "gross kinda feelin' full" that I had become so accustomed to.   

So tonight was my first weigh in. 

My starting weight last week was 172 LBS (uggg).

After 7 days on Ideal Protein, my weight is now 166.2 LBS

I'm down 5.8 LBS!   

This makes me very happy!  Now I can only hope the scale continues to go in the right direction.  They say the biggest loss will come in your first week, I hope to see at least a 3 LBS loss next week though.

Here's some info on Ideal Protein if anyone interested;

Ideal Protein Explained
Ideal Protein FAQ's
How Your Body May Initially Respond
Tips Idea's and Suggestions

You can also visit the Ideal Protein website here or Dr. Chanh Tran Tien website here.

April 6, 2011

I'm Back....I Think....

Holy long time since I blogged!  I am a horrible blogger but I'm not going to quit.....I'm just going to try and get better.  Even if I could manage to post once a week I'd be happy, so for now, that will be my goal.

I've been really busy lately and need a vacation.  Thank god we are heading to Punta Cana soon for my little sis' wedding!  We're staying at The Majestic Colonial, which looks to be an absolutely beautiful resort.  Regardless, one week of sun, sand and free booze....it's perfect!

Last weekend was the bridal shower.  It was a lot of work but it was well worth it because she loved it.  Unfortunately I was so busy during the shower I didn't get a chance to take many pictures but here's the bride and her cake;

The last wedding related party before we depart is the guys stag.  I of course, don't have to attend, but since my hubby is the best man he is throwing the party and it's at our house!  Oye vay!  So, although I won't be there, I do have a lot of food prep and house cleaning to get done before Saturday at 7pm.

This wedding  vacation can't come soon enough!